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Best Whatever Ever! Stories for Kids

Best Whatever Ever! is a podcast for kids that features original stories all about the stuff that kids really care about… like: “Where do giant monsters poop?” “What happens when you break a pinky promise?” “Are unicorns real?” “Is it possible to fool the Tooth Fairy?” “What’s the coolest superpower?” And more! Join Ira and his “bosses” Spencer and Scarlett as they talk about… WHATEVER! What’s a “Whatever”? It’s whatever kids find silly or super important… or SUPER SILLY IMPORTANT! We then take ...more

Episodes

  • The Tale of the Mermaid Tail

    Nov 15 2021

    Ellie is on vacation... in Hawaii! That sounds awesome, but not to Ellie. Hawaii has beaches. And beaches have water. And Ellie HATES water! But when she stumbles upon a mysterious package that contains a mermaid tail with magical powers, will Ellie learn to love the ocean, overcome her fear of water, and finally have fun with her family on vacation? Listen to this fin-tastic episode to find out! TheBestWhateverEver.comThanksgiving in the US is coming soon! Be sure to check out “Thomas & Tur...more

  • BONUS! Halloween Story Marathon! A Compilation

    Oct 29 2021

    It’s Halloween and we decided to combine the 3 spookiest “Best Whatever Ever!”stories into a single SUPERSIZED special compilation episode. It’s like one stop shopping, er, Trick or Treating with three perfect Halloween stories for kids: THE CURSE OF THE PINKY PROMISE PINKY! (from season one), ALBERT APEINSTEIN SAVES HALLOWEEN (also from season one) and ALBERT APEINSTEIN & THE HAUNTED HALLOWEEN HARBOR (from season three). So gather your friends, suit up in your costumes, and listen to these ...more

  • Ice Cream Penguins in Space!

    Oct 25 2021

    Earth is experiencing a dreadful heat wave and it’s up to the Ice Cream Penguins of Antarctica to help! Led by a penguin named Giulia, they declare that they will deliver delicious ice cream to everyone in the world. But their plan goes awry when Giulia loads way too much sugar fuel into their Supersonic Ice Cream Truck and they end up rocketing into space! Will the penguins be able to steer their way back to Earth? Will they accomplish their mission and deliver the ice cream? And is ice cream r...more

  • Albert Apeinstein & The Haunted Halloween Harbor

    Oct 04 2021

    It’s Halloween and that means Albert Apeinstein, the world’s smartest chimp, is back! After sneaking out of the zoo for the night, Albert stumbles onto a Halloween party at Trickelberry Harbor where he meets a daredevil boy who declares he’s “un-scardable.” The boy is determined to climb onboard a haunted boat docked at the harbor and meet the ghost he’s certain lives inside. Joined by Albert, will the boy meet a ghost? And is the boy really as “un-scardable” as he says he is? Tune in to find ou...more

  • Lily Is Out of Ideas!

    Sep 17 2021

    What happens when you run out of ideas? Lily is about to find out. She LOVES art. She draws, paints and sculpts all the time. But one day, while painting a mural of a beautiful beach scene, she suddenly runs out of ideas! Her head feels empty and she’s convinced it will never fill back up with creativity again. But with the help of her dad, she just might find a new spark of inspiration. TheBestWhateverEver.com BestWhatever@gmail.comThank you for listening! Please share, subscribe and leave us a...more

  • There's a Giant Monster in My Closet!

    Sep 02 2021

    Can you imagine a new season of “Best Whatever Ever!” without a giant monster story? Neither can we! This time join Gerard, who is convinced there is a giant monster in his closet. But his older sister, Jasmine, doesn’t believe him. Will Gerard muster up the courage to venture inside his closet and confront the monster? And is the monster even real? Or is his sister right and it’s just a figment of his imagination? Tune in to find out! TheBestWhateverEver.comThank you for listening! Please share...more

  • Worst School Year Ever! (Back-to-School Episode)

    Aug 17 2021

    SEASON 3 BEGINS with a special BACK-TO-SCHOOL episode! It’s going to be the WORST school year ever! Or is it? Olivia is really nervous about her first day back at school. Rumor has it that her principal is actually a supervillain who has dastardly deeds planned for his students. Olivia and her friends are expecting the worst, but could they be worried for nothing? TheBestWhateverEver.comThank you for listening! Please share, subscribe and leave us a review and rating on APPLE PODCASTS. Much appr...more

  • Summer is Cancelled! PART 2

    Jun 10 2021

    Will Detective Darlene Dewhardy, Aidan the Superhero and Herman Horrendous save summer? Only if they can work together. After a mysterious snow storm on the last day of school in June, Principal Maloney declares that summer is officially cancelled. Now it’s up to Detective Darlene Dewhardy and arch-enemies Aidan the Kid Superhero and Herman Horrendous the Kid Supervillain to get to the bottom of the mystery and save summer. THIS IS PART TWO OF TWO-PART STORY. TheBestWhateverEver.comThank you for...more

  • Summer Is Cancelled! PART 1

    Jun 03 2021

    Oh no! Summer is cancelled! After a mysterious snow storm on the last day of school, Principal Maloney declares that summer is officially cancelled. Now it’s up to Detective Darlene Dewhardy and arch-enemies Aidan the Kid Superhero and Herman Horrendous the Kid Supervillain to get to the bottom of the mystery and save summer.  THIS IS PART ONE OF TWO-PART STORY. TheBestWhateverEver.comThank you for listening! Please share, subscribe and leave us a review and rating on APPLE PODCASTS. Much apprec...more

  • The Lost Horn: Another Unicorn Story

    May 14 2021

    Our two favorite unicorns, Edgar and Ursula, return in an all-new magical adventure. A horse who claims he’s really a unicorn enlists Edgar and Ursula’s help to find his lost horn. He takes them on an adventure around the world where they encounter other horned animals -- some who are really grumpy! -- but soon Edgar and Ursula suspect that the horse may be leading them on a wild goose chase. Is he really a unicorn with a misplaced horn or just an ordinary horse? TheBestWhateverEver.comThank you...more

  • Best Bedtime Story Ever!

    Apr 29 2021

    A very special BEDTIME STORY episode! Everyone loves bedtime stories… but not every kid loves bedTIME. One night, Olivia decides she doesn’t want to go to sleep. And to her surprise -- and delight -- her mom says she doesn’t have to. Join Olivia as she tries to stay awake all night long, and finds herself trying to resist the allure of her Dreams and all the fun they promise her in the dream world! TheBestWhateverEver.comThank you for listening! Please share, subscribe and leave us a review and ...more

  • Hissy Needs ANOTHER Hug! (A Pet Story)

    Apr 22 2021

    Hissy and Moomie are back in an all-new hug-filled adventure! Hissy is the friendliest boa constrictor ever and was born to give hugs.That’s his purpose in life! When Hissy and his best friend Moomie the mouse concoct a plan to visit the local dog park to meet more friends to hug, they inevitably cause mass panic and find themselves on a quest to find a missing corgi puppy named Pixel. TheBestWhateverEver.comYou can listen to the first episode with Hissy and Moomie from Season One called “Hissy ...more

  • The Mystery of the Invisible Thief - An April Fools' Day Story

    Mar 31 2021

    Detective Darlene Dewhardy is back and this time she needs to solve an April Fools’ Day mystery. The children of Trickleberry Lane wake up on April 1st to find their prized possessions missing! Who is behind the thefts? Is it an epic prank gone wrong? And could the thief be... invisible?! It’s up to Detective Darlene Dewhardy to crack the case. TheBestWhateverEver.comIn this story, we meet characters from earlier episodes:Aidan from “All the Superpowers Ever”Kyan from “Giant Robots Don’t Sleep” ...more

  • What Do Giant Bunnies Eat? (An Easter Bunny Story)

    Mar 26 2021

    Remember George the Giant Robot from season 2, episode 1? He’s back. And this time he has a GIANT problem to solve. The Easter Bunny has eaten carrots infused with Instant Growth Formula and is now rampaging through the neighborhood. Can George stop the now-giant Easter Bunny from destroying everything in its path? Listen to find out!  TheBestWhateverEver.comThank you for listening! Please share, subscribe and leave us a review and rating on APPLE PODCASTS. Much appreciated!You can find us where...more

  • Dr. Shaun & The Leprechaun Police PART 2 (A St. Patrick's Day Story)

    Mar 16 2021

    PART 2 OF A 2-PART SPECIAL ST. PATRICK’S DAY STORY: 8 year-old boy genius Dr. Shaun has been sentenced to Leprechaun jail… for 800 years! He “accidentally” stole Leprechaun gold and learned the hard way that you don’t ever want to mess with a Leprechaun. But Agent Shamus gives him a chance to redeem himself. If he can help stop a mischievous Leprechaun named Fred from stealing rainbows, Agent Shamus will let Dr. Shaun go… with a warning!  TheBestWhateverEver.comThank you for listening! Please sh...more

  • Dr. Shaun & The Leprechaun Police PART 1 (A St. Patrick's Day Story)

    Mar 11 2021

    PART 1 OF A 2-PART SPECIAL ST. PATRICK’S DAY STORY.  After inventing a rainbow-making machine, an 8 year-old boy genius named “Dr.” Shaun uses it to create a ton of rainbows. And he decides to take all the gold from the pots he finds at the end of them. But when Agent Shamus, a grumpy Leprechaun policeman, shows up, Dr. Shaun finds himself in trouble with the Leprechaun law. Good thing Dr. Shaun’s sister gives him the ultimate good luck charm: a four-leaf clover! But will that be enough to keep ...more

  • Russell Resets the World!

    Mar 04 2021

    What would you do if you had the chance to reset the world? To get a big, fat do-over! That’s exactly what happens to Russell. After flunking his math test and running afoul of the school’s meanest meanie, he comes across a button that simply says, “Reset.” And he presses it! At first, it’s awesome: Russell’s reset-life rules! But Russell quickly learns there’s a not-so-awesome side to his sudden reversal of fortune, and he finds himself contemplating whether or not he should reset the reset… ev...more

  • Beach Day Disaster!

    Feb 25 2021

    Sammy brings his prized possession to the beach to show all his friends. It happens to be a teeny tiny golden pebble… the same size as a grain of sand. Chaos breaks loose when a gust of wind sends the pebble flying. Cheered on by his friend Jessica and nay-sayed by his other friend Negative Nolan, Sammy rushes to find his pebble, first digging through a billion grains of sand and then wrestling it from the jaws of a shark. With the odds stacked against him, will Sammy give up or persevere? Who w...more

  • The Quest for the Sleepwalking Grandpa!

    Feb 18 2021

    In season 1, episodes 9 and 10, we met Edward’s super-cool grandmother who always brings him the most over-the-top toys whenever she visits (like a life-sized submarine!). This time, Edward’s Grandpa visits and he loves to… nap! During one of his extreme naps, Edward’s Grandpa goes missing! Turns out, not only is he an extreme napper, he’s also an extreme sleepwalker! Join Edward and his trusty dog, Alpha, as they embark on an epic quest to find and rescue Edward’s sleepwalking Grandpa. TheBestW...more

  • Cupid Crushes It! A Valentine's Day Story

    Feb 11 2021

    Nobody loves Valentine’s Day more than Lila. So when Cupid suddenly retires and she inherits his bow, arrows and wings, she’s thrilled! That is until the super-meanie Shadow Cupid shows up to wreck her favorite day by cursing everyone in the neighborhood with mean-spiritedness and selfishness. Now it’s up to Lila, the NEW Cupid to set things right and save Valentine’s Day!  TheBestWhateverEver.comThank you for listening! Please share, subscribe and leave us a review and rating on APPLE PODCASTS....more

  • Giant Robots Don't Sleep!

    Feb 03 2021

    WELCOME TO SEASON 2 OF BEST WHATEVER EVER! “Beep! Bloop!” George is a giant robot and robots don’t sleep. They also don’t eat or poop or take baths. So what do they do? They guard stuff -- all day and all night. Some giant robots guard banks and amusement park rides, but George guards his friend Kyan’s prized petunias. But one night, when sneaky aphids steal the petunias and all the other flowers in the neighborhood, George heads out on a mission to bring them back before Kyan wakes up.  TheBest...more

  • The Great Doggie Rescue! (A Totally True Tall Tale)

    Dec 17 2020

    Oh no! Scarlett’s beloved stuffed doggies are missing! She left them in Santa Monica and now it’s up to her dad to find and save them. But things don’t go as planned. His superhero suit is at the dry cleaners (how else can he fly?!), his car is out of gas, and what good is a turbo-powered excavator if there is a ton of traffic (wait… why is he driving an excavator?)? Will dad rescue the doggies and reunite them with Scarlett? Tune in to find out! Based on a true story (kind of).  TheBestWhatever...more

  • Kid vs. Claus (A Christmas Story)

    Dec 10 2020

    It’s “Muahahaha!” vs. “Ho! Ho! Ho!” Herman Horrendous is only ten years old, but he’s already #1 on Santa Claus’ Naughty List. That’s because he wants to be a supervillain. After committing the most despicable evil deeds all year -- like cutting in line in the cafeteria and not brushing his teeth before bed -- Herman is determined to use his supervillain skills to thwart Santa and stop him from bringing him coal on Christmas. TheBestWhateverEver.comThank you for listening! Please share, subscrib...more

  • Hissy Needs A Hug! (A Pet Story)

    Dec 03 2020

    Susie has so many pets, but she’s always wanted a snake. But her mom is terrified of them and has always refused! When her mom finally gives in, Susie adopts a boa constrictor named Hissy. And Hissy is the nicest boa ever... and loves to give hugs! But the last thing the other pets want is to be hugged by a boa constrictor! All Hissy wants is to fit in and hug, but will the other animals overcome their fear of Hissy and embrace him as one of their own? TheBestWhateverEver.comThank you for listen...more

  • The Snooth Fairy (Another Tooth Fairy Story)

    Nov 26 2020

    In episode 4 we met Michael, a kid who couldn’t wait for his loose tooth to fall out, so he concocted a whole bunch of schemes to trick his Tooth Fairy into leaving him money. In the middle of the story, his Tooth Fairy goes missing! What happened to her? We find out in today’s episode. Michael’s Tooth Fairy - whose name is Izzy - was stripped of her Tooth Fairy wings and became a lowly Snooth Fairy. Snooth Fairies deliver Sneeth, which are the big teeth that grow in after baby teeth fall out. A...more

  • Thomas & Turkey (A Thanksgiving Story)

    Nov 19 2020

    Gobble Gobble! Most kids have pets like dogs or cats or turtles. Thomas has a turkey! Yes, a turkey. The kind that goes, “Gobble Gobble!” Thomas and Turkey like to do all the things that kids do with their pets. They play catch, go for walks and even cuddle. But there’s one day out of the year that terrifies them: THANKSGIVING! That’s when Turkey Catcher Carl shows up to catch turkeys… and this year, he has his sights set on Thomas’s Turkey! TheBestWhateverEver.comThank you for listening! Please...more

  • The Quest for the Toytastic Treasure: Part 2

    Nov 12 2020

    PART TWO OF AN EPIC TWO-PART STORY. Edward is on a quest to find his grandmother’s missing present. It’s a journey that ultimately takes him to outer space. At the end of the last episode, Edward and his loyal dog, Alpha, arrived on the planet Mars just in time to witness the Martians preparing to destroy Earth with a giant laser cannon! Will Edward be able to stop them and save his home? And will he finally find his toytastic treasure? And what the heck is an Octo-Whale?!Thank you for listening...more

  • The Quest for the Toytastic Treasure: Part 1

    Nov 05 2020

    PART ONE OF AN EPIC TWO-PART STORY. Every time Edward’s grandma visits, she brings him the most incredible, over-the-top-toys imaginable. But what happens when she loses the latest toy somewhere in her travels? It’s up to Edward to embark on a quest that will take him to the Bermuda Triangle and into outer space! He’ll encounter meany pirates and Martians as he searches for the toytastic treasure.NEWSFLASH! Best Whatever Ever is a finalist for the 2020 DISCOVER PODS AWARDS in the “Kids & Fam...more

  • The Supersonic Ice Cream Truck

    Oct 29 2020

    It was a stinky, sweltering stinkfest of a day. On the hottest day of the year, it’s the Supersonic Ice Cream Truck to the rescue! And the truck needs twins Jack and Jacqueline’s help to deliver ice cream to all the hungry kids in the neighborhood. But things go awry when Jack eats ALL the ice cream and they need to scramble to get the ice cream to the restless neighborhood kids in time! In this episode, we welcome new guest hosts, Chloe and Owen! And we’re also joined by our friends and neighbo...more

  • Albert Apeinstein Saves Halloween!

    Oct 22 2020

    Albert Apeinstein is the world’s smartest chimpanzee. One day, he decides to escape from the zoo… only to stumble onto a Halloween block party! Everyone thinks he’s just a kid in a very realistic chimp costume, so he fits right in. Albert learns that if you speak the magic password, “Trick or Treat?” (which comes out sounding like “Ooh-ooo-ah-ah!”) people will give you candy. Lots of candy! But when Albert encounters a lonely little girl handing out bananas, he decides to help make her house the...more

  • The Sock Thief: A Mystery Story

    Oct 15 2020

    Everyone loves a mystery! And no one loves a mystery more than Detective Darlene Dewhardy! Darlene is a kid sleuth and she is trying to solve the mystery of the disappearance of her brother's favorite sock. With her magnifying glass, flashlight, and a knack for finding clues, Detective Darlene tracks down what happened to the sock and uncovers the mysterious (and dusty) sock-loving culprit living in their house.And stick around at the end of the story for when we hint at next episode’s What...more

  • All The Superpowers Ever!

    Oct 08 2020

    It’s Aidan’s birthday and he wants to wish for a superpower, but can’t decide which one. Super strength? Super speed? Flight? Invisibility? There are just too many to choose. So what happens when he decides to wish for them ALL? Listen to episode 5 to find out! Oh, and Spencer and Scarlett lead a spirited discussion about one of their favorite cartoons: Teen Titans Go!Note to parents: There is a silly, cartoony burp sound effect at 9:43. I think it’s funny and fits the context of the story, but ...more

  • The Boy Who Cried Tooth: A Tooth Fairy Story

    Oct 01 2020

    Michael’s tooth is loose, and he can’t wait for it to fall out. He has his mind set on a shiny, new red bicycle and wants money from his Tooth Fairy NOW! He devises a series of plans (well, they’re more like scams) to trick his Tooth Fairy into giving him money NOW! But his scams, er, plans, backfire and he unintentionally gets his Tooth Fairy in trouble with her Tooth Fairy bosses.Thank you for listening! Please share, subscribe and leave us a review and rating on APPLE PODCASTS. Much appreciat...more

  • The Wrong Ark: A Unicorn Story

    Sep 24 2020

    Psst! Let me tell you a secret. UNICORNS ARE REAL! So how come you’ve never seen one? That’s because they ended up in a magical land by accident, and this is the story of how it happened. It all started with Noah (as in Noah’s Ark) and his not-so-competent brother, Norm. TheBestWhateverEver.comHere is information about the Siberian Unicorn, which we reference in the show: https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/animals/prehistoric-animals/siberian-unicorn-fossil-discovery-humans/Thank you for lis...more

  • The Curse of the Pinky Promise Pinky

    Sep 17 2020

    Trust me, never ever break a pinky promise. What happens if you do? Listen to episode 2 of Best Whatever Ever! Stories for Kids to find out! In today’s story, a seven year-old boy named Bo makes — and breaks — a pinky promise, and what happens next is super creepy, super surprising and, of course, super cool.Thank you for listening!==== Time Stamps ====02:54 - The Story starts here!07:53 - The outro with Ira, Spencer & Scarlett starts here! And we hint at the next episode’s Whatever!10:33 - ...more

  • Where Do Giant Monsters Poop?

    Sep 15 2020

    In this very first episode of Best Whatever Ever! Stories for Kids we attempt to solve one of the world’s greatest unsolved mysteries: Where do Giant Monsters POOP?! I know you’ve always wondered about this. It’s a question that has certainly kept me awake at night. Meet Elmer, a GIANT monster (y’know, just like King Kong or Godzilla), who needs to poop. Real Bad. Two helpful kids join Elmer on his journey to find a proper place to poop!Thank you for listening!==== Time Stamps ====02:35 - The St...more

  • Introducing Best Whatever Ever! Stories for Kids (Trailer)

    Sep 13 2020

    Welcome to the Best Whatever Ever! Stories for Kids podcast. Best Whatever Ever! is a podcast for kids that features original stories all about the stuff that kids really care about… like: “Where do giant monsters poop?” “What happens when you break a pinky promise?” “Are unicorns real?” “Is it possible to fool the Tooth Fairy?” “What’s the coolest superpower?” And more! Join Ira and his “bosses” Spencer and Scarlett as they talk about… WHATEVER! What’s a “Whatever”? It’s whatever kids find sill...more