Podcast

What If World - Stories for Kids

What if a tiny dragon lived in my closet? What if there were a never-ending bowl of ice cream? What if cats ruled the world? Join Abacus P Grumbler, Randall Radbot, and Whendiana Joan as they help Mr. Eric tell wacky stories inspired by your questions! Call to leave a voicemail at 205-605-WHAT and be featured on the show. More at www.whatifworldpodcast.com

Episodes

  • 142 - What if numbers were made out of tangerines?

    Nov 11 2019

    What if numbers were made out of tangerines? Dracomax has a new friend named just Draco, because she hasn’t discovered her true dragon name yet. Can Dracomax help her figure out who she is? Lessons: We don’t have to be who we’re told to be; Being mean may get you noticed, but it won’t make you happy. This episode is brought to you by The Creeping Hour, a horror anthology series recommended for kids 8-12. Time to creep out! Subscribe to What If World on Himalaya or wherever you listen to podca...more

  • 19 - What if we stopped having birthdays?

    Nov 04 2019

    Buster Biz-Business gets more than he bargained when he wishes for everyone to stop having birthdays. Everyone keeps getting older, but they still treat he and his sister Babs like babies. Randall Radbot returns as their chilled out babysitter. He's over four hundred years old, so humans of all ages look about the same to him. This episode originally aired February 20th, 2017. Subscribe to What If World on Himalaya or wherever you listen to podcasts! Join our Patreon for Ad-Free Episodes releas...more

  • 141 - What if a witch turned a hamster into a unicorn?

    Oct 28 2019

    Sarah Zwinklis is our special guest for this Halloween special, playing a witch who takes care of a rather troublesome hamster. Lessons: Growing up isn’t just about being big! It takes time to learn all the things we need to go out into the world. This episode is brought to you by The Creeping Hour, a horror anthology series recommended for kids 8-12. Time to creep out! If you love Sarah Zwinklis as much as we do, check out ICAN, the International Children’s Arts Network, for non stop classical ...more

  • 140 - What if ninjago LEGOs came to life?

    Oct 21 2019

    Abacus P. Grumbler gets to host his own cooking show this week, and the whole Jamma-Loo Family will learn the great secrets of cooking magic… That is, if they can keep Zach’s Ninjagoos under control. Lessons: It’s fun to forget ourselves while playing, but we still need to remember our friends’ feelings; throwing an egg in its shell is painful! Subscribe to What If World on Himalaya or wherever you listen to podcasts! Join our Patreon for Ad-Free Episodes released early with higher quality audi...more

  • 139 - What if cats live in outer space and space dogs chase space cats?

    Oct 14 2019

    Mike Rylander joins us, playing a whole slew of characters in a space odyssey you won’t soon forget… and keep an eye out for FREDZORB THE DESTROYER. Lessons: All people deserve to be treated equally; dogs and cats CAN get along ;) Find out more about our special guest, Mike Rylander, actor, improviser, narrator, dad, and cool dude :) Subscribe to What If World on Himalaya or wherever you listen to podcasts! Join our Patreon for Ad-Free Episodes released early with higher quality audio. Patrons ...more

  • 51. What if monsters were real? (Halloween Part 2 - rerun)

    Oct 07 2019

    Petey the Pirate & Whendiana Joan finally get their turn to tell a story this week in the conclusion of our Halloween Special from 2017! Lessons include: sharing, patience, and teamwork get better results than show-boating; just because someone looks different doesn't mean they are bad. This episode is brought to you by The Creeping Hour, a horror anthology series recommended for kids 8-12. Time to creep out! Subscribe to What If World for great stories every week, and join our Patreon for Ad-Fr...more

  • 138 - What if barbies were real and they lived with evil robots?

    Sep 30 2019

    In our season 3 finale, we meet Barbara Bot, Evilicus Max, King of the Naughtibots, and Queen Nice of the Chocolate Monsters… but pay close attention, because names can be deceiving. Lessons: Yes and no are powerful words, and we all have a lot to learn in order to make safe and smart decisions; Saying nice things doesn’t mean you get to ignore other people’s feelings. This week, we did an ad-swap with fellow Kids Listen member Girl Tales. It’s a lovely, thoughtful, hilarious show, and well wort...more

  • 137 - What if the lion and the elephant met up to get some spaghetti?

    Sep 23 2019

    M. Dorsett, author of The Lion and the Elephant, comes on to read her short story and then give it a What If World ending! Can the Lion, the Elephant, and the Queen learn to get along? Lessons: Learning to get along with different kinds of people can make you happier and more open-minded! To learn more about The Lion and the Elephant, go to chibur.info/books. Use the promo code wiw10 to get 10% off, to help support What If World, and to get your copy signed by the author, M. Dorsett!  Join our ...more

  • 136 - What if there was an Escape Room in What If World?

    Sep 16 2019

    Kid Town’s greatest villain is on loan this week, and Professor Nasty will stop at nothing to take all the magic out of What If World! Karl Harpur of The Dastardly Deeds of Professor Nasty helps tell a story of daring escapes and talking bones! Lessons: Being careful doesn’t mean avoiding the things we love; a good friend can help face your fears and find your confidence! Find out more about The Dastardly Deeds of Professor Nasty! Website: ProfessorNasty.com Instagram: @professornastypodcast Fac...more

  • 50 - What if dogs could turn into zombies? (rerun)

    Sep 09 2019

    Many listeners have asked how Fred first became a maybe-zombie dog in the first place. This Halloween special from 2017 will answer all your questions. Lessons include: some problems are too big to solve alone; being patient is always rewarded… eventually ;) Check out the brand new book, Monstrous: The Lore, Gore, and Science behind Your Favorite Monsters, by Carlyn Beccia. Recommended for kids ages 9-14. Grownups with younger kids should read along with them, as some of the history behind our ...more

  • 135 - Labor Day Dance Party!

    Sep 02 2019

    A few of Mr. Eric’s friends are trying to give him a break by recording an episode for him! Will things go wrong pretty much right away? Probably. Lessons: This week’s lesson is sort of tied up with a special surprise in the episode. Can you figure it out?  Join our Patreon for Ad-Free Episodes released early with higher quality audio. All patrons get a shout out on the show and a much better chance of getting a question answered. Other benefits include bonus stories, snail mail rewards, and a p...more

  • 134 - What if Fred got a disease that made anybody he touched travel back in time?

    Aug 26 2019

    This week, Leilany Figueroa of the podcast Timestorm joins Alabaster Zero as his new Gumshoe in training. Can they find Fred the Dog, or will they stay lost in time forever? Lessons: We’re all bad at things we’ve never tried before, but we can get better with practice; you’re never too old to learn something new. Leilany is the co-star of Timestorm, a sci-fi audio drama for kids 8-12. If you enjoy her wonderful performance on this show, please check the series and tell them Mr. Eric sent you ;) ...more

  • 133 - What if sabretooth tigers could be ninjas?

    Aug 19 2019

    Daisytooth Tiger is the best young ninja in the hideout, until Ninja Girlden shows up! Can they team up to save their teacher, or will their rivalry get the better of them.  Lessons include: Our differences can be our strengths if we embrace them; trading insults hurts everyone involved. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free Episodes released early with higher quality audio. All patrons get a shout out on the show and a much better chance of getting a question answered. Other benefits include bonus stori...more

  • 11. What if a weasel could fly? (Remastered)

    Aug 12 2019

    This week we find ourselves in New What City, where we meet another one of What If World's premiere rodents: Stevie the Weasel! Stevie is trying to fit in among all the other creatures of the city... by learning to fly! Will he figure it out? Will weasels get equal rights? Episode originally aired December 5th, 2016. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free Episodes released early with higher quality audio. All patrons get a shout out on the show and a much better chance of getting a question answered. Othe...more

  • 132 - What if mountains could turn into backpacks?

    Aug 05 2019

    In the town of Zombria, all the undead hide their emotions except for Brainless, whose emotions pop off as often as his head! Can he and his frenemy Paulageist learn how to express themselves in a healthy way? Lessons include: Hiding our emotions doesn’t make them go away; remembering our feelings, even the unhappy ones, can help us understand others. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free Episodes released early with higher quality audio. All patrons get a shout out on the show and a much better chance o...more

  • 131 - What if kids could sleep at school?

    Jul 29 2019

    Mr. Eric teams up with Grammy winning musical artist Secret Agent 23 Skidoo for a story that’s truly a dream come true! Can Zach and Captain Boar learn to fly at Sleepaway Camp, aka Dream School? Lessons include: Having an active day and making healthy choices is the key to a good night’s sleep; being honest about your fears can help you face them Learn more about our special guest, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, his albums and upcoming shows! Follow him on Facebook @secretagent23skidoo. One of my favo...more

  • 130 - What if trees fell over and another one grew back right away?

    Jul 22 2019

    Mamma Jamma is feeling bored by her job and Harrigo is worried when old trees start getting replaced by new ones. Can they help each other handle some big changes? Lessons include: It’s important to acknowledge big changes in your life so you can learn how to deal with them; the only constant… is chocolate ;) Join our Patreon for Ad-Free Episodes released early with higher quality audio. All patrons get a shout out on the show and a much better chance of getting a question answered. Other benefi...more

  • 75 - What if leaves called big armies to fight dragons and the zombie apocalypse happened? (Rerun)

    Jul 15 2019

    When Dracomax doesn’t get his rest, his dragon breath goes haywire. Will he take a nap and have some soup, or will What If World end again? Lessons include: there’s nothing “tough” about hiding your feelings, being honest about your emotions takes real bravery! Join our Patreon for Ad-Free Episodes released early with higher quality audio. All patrons get a shout out on the show and a much better chance of getting a question answered. Other benefits include bonus stories, snail mail rewards, and...more

  • 129 - What if Abacus' parents came to visit and he accidentally turned them both into tomatoes?

    Jul 08 2019

    Have you ever wanted to know what the “P” in Abacus P. Grumbler stands for? You can finally find out in this week’s magical outer-space adventure! Lessons include: It’s okay for boys to be pretty and like pretty things; your family will always lovely you, even if the shape of that family changes.  Join our Patreon for Ad-Free Episodes released early with higher quality audio. All patrons get a shout out on the show and a much better chance of getting a question answered. Other benefits include b...more

  • 128 - What if villagers got treasures when they made mistakes?

    Jul 01 2019

    Zizi and Zach are back! This time, they’re trying to find a place to test out their magical powers. Where better than the Village of Mistake? Wait, I meant where worse? Gosh, we may be making more mistakes than usual this week... Lessons include: It’s important to make mistakes so that you can learn from them; there are some things that aren’t safe to practice without professional adult supervision.  Join our Patreon for Ad-Free Episodes released early with higher quality audio. All patrons get ...more

  • 127 - What if Fred the Dog didn't like sticks?

    Jun 24 2019

    What do you think would happen to you if you no longer enjoyed your favorite pastime? Well, for Fred, that pastime is… or was… eating sticks. Can he handle losing his life’s simplest joy? Lessons include: Your favorite pastime can turn into a bad habit if you don’t try other things; it’s okay to indulge sometimes, but try to do it in moderation. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free Episodes released early with higher quality audio. All patrons get a shout out on the show and a much better chance of gett...more

  • 126 - What if baseballs and basketballs were alive?

    Jun 17 2019

    Alley-Oop, is a basketball through and through. The only trouble is, she was born looking like a baseball! But when she finds the magic to look like her true self, will her community understand and celebrate Alley-Oop’s transformation? What If World is celebrating Pride with a story about love, identity, and understanding. You can catch a slew of other Pride-themed episodes produced this month as part of the Kids Listen Pride Sweeps by the following shows: Be Calm on Ahway Island, But Why, Circ...more

  • 125 - What if rich ghosts were bad at selling cars?

    Jun 10 2019

    Poppa Loo starts a job at Boo Boo’s Used and New Car Emporium. But when butterflies turn to butter, they’ll need more than “cheesy” sales tactics to get through the day. Lessons include: Most people appreciate honesty, even if they don’t always like what they hear; it’s important to like yourself if you want others to like and respect you. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free Episodes released early with higher quality audio. All patrons get a shout out on the show and a much better chance of getting a ...more

  • 41 - What if I had a carnival at my house? (Rerun)

    Jun 03 2019

    Mr. Eric has been under the weather for over a week, so we've got to run a rerun today, but we'll be back next week with an all new story! Cthunkle is back and trying to invade the real world via a carnival at Drew’s house. But can a What If World story even happen on What Is World? Find out for yourself!

  • Kids Listen Summer Sampler 2019

    May 27 2019

    Mr. Eric is teaming up with podcasters from across Kids Listen to bring you an hour long episode full of great clips and mini-episodes from some of the best podcasters in the business. Here are some handy links if you want to find out more about: Story Spectacular, Noodle Loaf, Book Power for Kids, Little Stories for Tiny People, Be Calm on Ahway Island, Cool Facts About Animals, Circle Round, Good Words, or Girl Tales. If you want to learn about the nonprofit we all volunteer for, check out Kid...more

  • 124 - What if all of What If World had identical twins?

    May 20 2019

    When Fred catches a “glowed” (think an especially shiny cold), he starts duplicating everyone in What If World with his magical sneezes! Lessons include: helping others out can leave them with more time and energy to play with you; taking advantage of others care is not very caring Join our Patreon for Ad-Free Episodes released early with higher quality audio. All patrons get a shout out on the show and a much better chance of getting a question answered. Other benefits include bonus stories, sn...more

  • 123 - What if eagles wear glasses and eated too much meat?

    May 13 2019

    Mick Sullivan, host of the popular kids history show The Past and the Curious, helps us tell a totally fictitious tale inspired by actual history… or at least historical speculation. All aboard the Ice Cream Train for a delightful frozen treat! Lessons include: enjoy your favorite things in moderation; hasty fixes can lead to more problems If you enjoyed Mick Sullivan’s guest appearance, find out more about his new book, The Meathshower, and his history podcast for kids, The Past and the Curiou...more

  • 122 - What if worms wore pajamas and played with toys?

    May 06 2019

    Winnie Winnie Worm Worm and Leo Riggelo go all the way to Lost Wegas in search of a place where they can play games without being judged. Lessons include: toys and games don’t have to be designated for girls and boys; playing with new and different kids is an enriching experience for you and for them This episode was brought to you by KiwiCo! Enjoy fun, affordable, and educational activities shipped straight to you every month. Get your first box free by visiting kiwico.com/whatif Join our Patre...more

  • 121 - What if What If World was not real?

    Apr 29 2019

    Mr. Eric is going to share a little bit of his own story today in an especially whacky story, involving a dungeon caper, a hot balloon, and… the end of What If World?! Or is it the beginning? Lessons include: sometimes all it takes is a quick distraction to get us off of our screen and out into the real world; “What ifs” can help keep your imagination healthy. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free Episodes released early with higher quality audio. All patrons get a shout out on the show and a much better...more

  • 120 - What if my lunch lady was an octopus and the sky had a mouth?

    Apr 22 2019

    This Earth Day, Zach and Zizi are on a mission to feed the sky a healthy meal. But can they save the world and still get back to school in time for Pizza Day? Lessons include: big changes don’t happen overnight, but using your voice can help get things started; junk food makes us feel like junk and healthy food makes us feel healthy, who’da thunk? Join our Patreon for Ad-Free Episodes released early with higher quality audio. All patrons get a shout out on the show and a much better chance of ge...more

  • 119 - What if kids love chores?

    Apr 15 2019

      Let’s go back in time to meet Alabaster Zero as a little boy. Can he rescue his father, Alabaster Negative One, from the Evil Pirate Robot Ninja Dragon Fortress? Or will this be his last chore? Lessons include: Being told you are good doesn’t make you good, you’ve got to reach out and be kind to others; we can’t change our past mistakes, but we can learn from them! Join our Patreon for Ad-Free Episodes released early with higher quality audio. All patrons get a shout out on the show and a much...more

  • BONUS: Cool Facts About Unicorns!

    Apr 08 2019

    Instead of airing a rerun this week, we’re sharing an appearance by Abacus P. Grumbler and Mr. Eric on Cool Facts About Animals. Grady, Clara, Theo, and mom Ali are fans of the show, just as I am a long time fan of theirs! They really test Professor Grumbler’s knowledge of unicorns. Do you think they can stump him? What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen Marshall O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe. Join our Patreon for Ad-F...more

  • 118 - What if monsters were made of carpet and each step you took it hurted cause the teeth were sticking up?

    Apr 01 2019

    Cthunkle, Squiderella, and Scully think they have to scare chickens in order to get eggs from them. Could there be a better way? Find out in this EXTRA whacky April Fools’ story. Lessons include: Kindness and cooperation can be a lot more effective than being loud and scary; Messing with technology you don’t understand can be dangerous. Today’s episode was part of the Kids Listen April Fool’s Sweeps! Here some handy links to The Good Words Podcast and Cool Facts About Animals. I hope you enjoy t...more

  • 117 - What if you travelled back in time to when it rained candy?

    Mar 25 2019

    Dracomax, Abacus, and Mr. Star (voiced by Mr. Eric’s nephew, Teddy) team up to thwart Mr. Business, who wants it to keep raining candy forever! Listen to episode 6, What if it rained candy? for the first part of this story. Lessons include: If you cannot treat friends (and co-workers) fairly, you might find yourself without any; try to appreciate generosity wherever you find it. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free Episodes released early with higher quality audio. All patrons get a shout out on the sh...more

  • 116 - What if Fred licked the Internet?

    Mar 18 2019

    Fred and Pipey-O team up to rebuild the What House… after Fred chewed the whole house to pieces! Will an Internet What House be able to replace the real thing? Lessons include: Video games cannot replace the real world; if your current approach to a project isn’t working, it might be time to try something else. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free Episodes released early with higher quality audio. All patrons get a shout out on the show and a much better chance of getting a question answered. Other bene...more

  • 115 - What if popcorn came to life (plus Hotwheels)?

    Mar 11 2019

    What if World gets fast and furious with this pop-corny tale of daredevil drivers. But what happens when these unsafe drivers learn they can’t just pop back from a new kernel every time they get hurt? Lessons include: No one is invincible, no matter how tough they talk; reckless behavior can endanger yourself and others Join our Patreon for Ad-Free Episodes released early with higher quality audio. All patrons get a shout out on the show and a much better chance of getting a question answered. O...more

  • 114 - What if giant rhinocerouses took over Egypt?

    Mar 04 2019

    Let’s learn of Cleocatra’s mysterious past! The young cat is destined to become queen of Ygypt, but the Rhino people are sick of being ruled by cats and lions. Can they learn to live together? Lessons include: Being nice is more than just behaving politely, you have to actually think about other people’s feelings; there is no way we can prepare for every possible emergency, sometimes you have to stay calm and think on your feet. See Mr. Eric at SXSW! What If World will be teaming up with Brains ...more

  • 64 (Rerun) - What if pictures that you’ve taken in the past turned into movies when you looked at them?

    Feb 25 2019

    It’s Movietines Day and Alabaster Zero didn’t get a single card from his friends, not that the hard-nosed cop wanted mushy cards... At any rate, he’s determined to solve the mystery of the missing cards with his partner Fair Elise. Can you figure out the twist? Lessons include: you should tell your friends and family how you feel about them, and maybe show them with a nice gesture now and then! See Mr. Eric at SXSW! What If World will be teaming up with Brains On!, Ear Snacks, and Wow in the Wor...more

  • 113 - A Family Interview!

    Feb 18 2019

    Mamma Jamma, Poppa Loo, Zach, and Zizi are all coming to the studio to answer some of your pressing questions. When every member of the family shines, Poppa Loo starts to feel left out... Lessons include: Every member of the family has something to contribute; some little moments can be just as special as a grand adventure. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free Episodes released early with higher quality audio. All patrons get a shout out on the show and a much better chance of getting a question answere...more

  • 112 - What if when cows mooed, they shot bow and arrows out of their noses?

    Feb 11 2019

    When Collie the Cow takes her human to the market, Ollie has to masquerade as a cow himself in order to fit in. But when a herd of RoBovines arrives, will the fearful cowfolk use their bow and arrow noses? Lessons include: It’s important to try and think, even when you’re afraid; fear and friendship never make a healthy mix! Join our Patreon for Ad-Free Episodes released early with higher quality audio. All patrons get a shout out on the show and a much better chance of getting a question answer...more

  • 111 - What if french fries and drinks had war?

    Feb 04 2019

    When Dracomax and Hernosity get lost in the woods, they find themselves embroiled in some fast food politics. Lessons include: Before making a judgment in an argument, it’s important to hear from both sides; if you dislike someone you don’t know, it might help to learn more about them. This 1 minute survey gets you a free bonus episode! It’s anonymous and just asks questions about parents. The bonus episode is a mad lib story where Fred the Dog is turned into a cat by Abacus P. Grumbler! One luc...more

  • 110 - What if phones came alive and tried to teleport all other technology to What Is World (part 2)

    Jan 28 2019

    Let’s see What If World’s future, after twelve years of having smartphones! Will the phones take over, or will this somehow end with a hole being ripped in the space-time continuum? Lessons include: Books and stories are an important part of learning; if you can really listen to others explain their mistakes, you can avoid making those mistakes yourself! This 1 minute survey gets you a free bonus episode! It’s anonymous and just asks questions about parents. The bonus episode is a mad lib story ...more

  • 109 - What if the fur force got a plane and started having fun and crash landed in a worm hole and went to the future?

    Jan 21 2019

    It’s the Incatible Hulk’s first mission with the Fur Force… only there’s no mission! I guess they’ll just have to jump in a rocket ship! Lessons include: Technology can be very useful as long as you use it responsibly; there’s so much more to this world than screens! This 1 minute survey gets you a free bonus episode! It’s anonymous and just asks questions about parents. The bonus episode is a mad lib story where Fred the Dog is turned into a cat by Abacus P. Grumbler! One lucky family will also...more

  • 108 - What if an evil wizard turned all the cats into dragons but fred the dog saved the day?

    Jan 14 2019

    Doctor Mentory hosts this episode, which takes place on a wild island in the Specific Ocean, where sushi chef lemurs refuse to let lady cats enjoy their all-you-can-eat buffet. Nature is truly astonishing! Lessons include: Gender should not define our behave or how we treat each other; even traditions need to be updated sometimes, to be more inclusive. This 1 minute survey gets you a free bonus episode! It’s anonymous and just asks questions about parents. The bonus episode is a mad lib story wh...more

  • 107 - What if tigers lost their stripes?

    Jan 07 2019

    We’re sure as sherbert that you’ll love this original fairy tail, involving a tricky fox, a grumpy tiger, and Zach and Zizi trying out a few fledgling spells. Lessons include: Some people are creatures of habits, but that doesn’t mean you have to be; you should always consider safety and feelings before playing tricks on your friends This 1 minute survey gets you a free bonus episode! It’s anonymous and just asks questions about parents. The bonus episode is a mad lib story where Fred the Dog is...more

  • 59 - What if babysitters sat on babies? (Rerun)

    Dec 31 2018

    Do you remember your first time having a babysitter? Did you wonder what it was going to be like? Zizi, Fair Elise, and Lola the Rabbit let their imaginations get away with them as they try to figure out the mystery. Lessons include: Our fears are often far worse than the reality, talking out your fears with friends is a healthy exercise. This 1 minute survey gets you a free bonus episode! It’s anonymous and just asks questions about parents. The bonus episode is a mad lib story where Fred the...more

  • 106 - What if puzzles could walk and talk?

    Dec 24 2018

    Pixicato and Sprite alright have been turned into a couple of paper puzzle pieces. Can they join together and figure out how to reverse the curse? Or will Wowzer get them? Lessons include: We can be happy even when things aren’t perfect; changing up your routine is a great way to add some variety and fun to your day. This 1 minute survey gets you a free bonus episode! It’s anonymous and just asks questions about parents. The bonus episode is a mad lib story where Fred the Dog is turned into a ca...more

  • 105 - What If Pixicato and Sprite Alright went into a dungeon and found a golden trophy but it turned everyone into paper?

    Dec 17 2018

    It’s nearly Ifmas, and is Pixicato is about to have her first adventure with her easy-going mother. Can they find their family’s golden puzzle piece, or will Ifmas be ruined? Lessons include: Even during the holidays, things won’t always be perfect, but it’s important to make the best of what you’ve got! This 1 minute survey gets you a free bonus episode! It’s anonymous and just asks questions about parents. The bonus episode is a mad lib story where Fred the Dog is turned into a cat by Abacus P...more

  • 104 - What if cats turned into Fairies and there was a super hero cat (Purrcy Part 2)

    Dec 10 2018

    The Fur Force has to stop Toyger from turning the seas pink, but a horde of fairy cats and super cats are in the way. Let’s visit the now-pink beaches of What If World and find out how this two-part episode ends! Lessons include: Special powers always carry a risk, but feeling special is as simple as finding wonder in the world around you, and all its lovely people. This 1 minute survey gets you a free bonus episode! It’s anonymous and just asks questions about parents. The bonus episode is a fu...more

  • 103 - What if JFKat had a friend named Purrcy and everytime he purred everyone around him fell asleep?

    Dec 03 2018

    The president has been elected, and it’s time for JFKat to lead the Fur Force… so why’s he dragging his paws? This 1 minute survey gets you a free bonus episode! It’s anonymous and just asks questions about parents. The bonus episode is a fun mad lib story where Fred the Dog is turned into Fred the Cat by Abacus P. Grumbler! One lucky family will also be chosen at random to have their What If question answered. Please email us at whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com after filling out your survey, and we...more

  • 102 - What if I was a unicorn and I could give stuff from my horn and fred the dog could find my fairy garden?

    Nov 26 2018

    Fred has to figure out the secret to making a dog house fly, or else he’ll be late to his own inauguration! Fortunately a shapeshifting Finn Again and a generous Miracorn are there to help. Lessons include: It’s important to think hard when making big decisions (and to not let the small decisions slow you down). What If World will have a LIVE show and workshop at the DTLA Mini Maker Faire, Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10 AM – 4 PM at the Los Angeles Central Library. It’s a free event but there ...more

  • 101 - What if Cthunkle did his show "What Is World" and interviewed Mr. Eric?

    Nov 19 2018

    Cthunkle hosts this unusual episode. Could this be the end of What If World? Not if the next president and their new cabinet have anything to do with it! Lessons include: Handling disappointment is a really important skill for kids and grown-ups to practice; it’s important to make your voice heard, even if you don’t get your way. What If World will have a LIVE show and workshop at the DTLA Mini Maker Faire, Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10 AM – 4 PM at the Los Angeles Central Library. It’s a fre...more

  • 100 - What if up was down and down was up?

    Nov 12 2018

    Mr. Eric is joined by Jonathan Messinger, host of The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian, for What If World’s 100th episode special. Things will get out of this world! At least, they would if only Bee-Bop the Robot can help Chentle Cheetah make a spaceship. Lessons include: Accepting failure and trying again gets you one step closer to success; even very intelligent people (and robots) can be wrong sometimes. Head over to our Imaginarium to get a head start on the holidays! What if World shirts, m...more

  • 54 - What if ninjas and pirates starting fighting over which chair they wanted to sit in? (Rerun)

    Nov 05 2018

    Pirates and ninjas and robots, oh my! Mr. Eric tackles two questions this week, as Ninja Girlden and Petey the Pirate meet for the first time. They’re both so anxious about making a good impression that they end up arguing over a chair! (First aired 11/20/17) Lessons include: First impressions are tough, but giving someone a second chance is easy; being possessive can get in the way of fun and play Head over to our Imaginarium to get a head start on the holidays! What if World shirts, mugs, tote...more

  • 99 - How could a chicken fly in the sky and lift all the stuff that he sees, but there was one more and he was a mystery guy?

    Oct 29 2018

    It’s the return of Charlie Chicken (episode 43), as our plucky hero sets out to cure his corn cobb papa of the common huitlacoche (whee-tla-KO-cheh). Will Charlie’s neighbors be willing to help? Lessons include: By helping people outside your inner circle, you can help teach them to do the same; it’s okay to feel frustrated during a disagreement, but lashing out in anger will never change someone’s mind. Disclaimer: huitlacoche looks yucky to some, but makes for a great vegetarian taco! Mr. Eric...more

  • 98 - What if unicorns lived in Halloween bushes?

    Oct 22 2018

    Mr. Eric is joined by young listener named Sloan who will help him tell a totally improvised Halloween special! Can Sloan the Little Unicorn find JFKat after he is scared out of their spooky house by an unapologetic Skeleton Ghost? Lessons include: It’s important to express even the less popular feelings, like guilt and fear; it’s easy to forgive others when you’re able to see from their perspective. This week’s episode is part of the Kids Listen Halloween Sweeps! Take minute to check out the fu...more

  • 97 - What if What if World had a presidential debate?

    Oct 15 2018

    The final 6 candidates for president will have to answer your questions if they want to get the job! Unfortunately, Mr. Eric’s never run a debate before… how bad could it be? Lessons include: Whether you’re a president, or a tiny talking mouse, your ideas and efforts can make a big difference; Everyone needs help sometimes, and leaders need the most help of all! Join Our Patreon to Hear Archived Stories! We can only host 100 episodes on our RSS feed, but your unique Patreon feed gives you access...more

  • 96 - What if colors made a civilization and picked favorite humans like how we pick favorite colors (and a space monster ate a spaceship)?

    Oct 08 2018

    It’s the year 20,018, and Alabaster Infinity has to team up with Dr. Whendiana Joan to find a new galaxy to inhabit. But when their RocCat Ship is set upon by monsters of many colors, can the intrepid crew survive? Lessons include: it’s fun to have favorite things, as long as it doesn’t close you off to new experiences; however strange someone’s culture may seem, they are probably still capable (and deserving) of great kindness. Join our Patreon for Easy Access to Archived Stories! We can only h...more

  • 3 - What if I lived in a spooky, scary house? (Remastered)

    Oct 01 2018

    In this slightly scary episode, Mamma Jamma & Poppa Loo join Mr. Eric in the studio to talk about their house hunt. Can Zizi deal handle their new spooky house? Does Zach sleep through the entire episode? (spoiler: yyyup) Lessons include: in a dangerous or scary place, you should always stick together; try to figure out as much as you can about a situation before jumping to wild conclusions.  Who should be President of What If World? Write us on Facebook, Twitter, or join our private group, The...more

  • 95 - What if JFKat had to tell the story (and could control everything and read minds), and Abacus P Grumbler turned everyone into police officers?

    Sep 24 2018

    When JFKat controls everything, even the story itself, will he finally realize that napping 19 hours a day might not be the best way to run a world? Maybe Abacus and Rainokhi the talking rainbow can help him take the hint. Lessons include: absolute power actually isn’t any fun; sometimes, being responsible means admitting that you need help Who should be President of What If World? Write us on Facebook, Twitter, or join our private group, The Conversatorium, to keep the discussion just to fello...more

  • 94 - What if pianos could move and talk by themselves and stairs turned into houses?

    Sep 17 2018

    Zizi is back to school this week, and has officially achieved the status of “Big Kid.” Will she and Benocerous be able to handle Music class? Hopefully one of them knows how to speak piano… Lessons include: It can difficult to say what you mean, but keep trying to make your good intentions known; understanding others is hard work, but it can help you make friends and resolve disagreements. Join What If World on Patreon! Patron episodes are always Ad-Free & Released Early, with Higher Quality Aud...more

  • 93 - What if blankets could talk and run and play and the whole town was a transformer?

    Sep 10 2018

    This week, Mr. Eric is joined by Eric Molinsky of Imaginary Worlds, a podcast for adults and teens about all things fantasy and sci-fi. They’ll share the tale of Zach’s last adventure with his beloved blanket, Fluffy. Lessons include: toys are meant to be played with, even if they don’t last forever; saying goodbye to someone doesn’t mean forgetting them. Hear Eric & Eric's Outtakes when you join Patreon! Patron episodes are always Ad-Free & Released Early, with Higher Quality Audio! You can als...more

  • 92 - What if donuts came to life and went on a journey to find toppings (plus Julie the Mermaid)?

    Sep 03 2018

    The hardest part of making a donut might be picking out its toppings. Why not let the donut pick for itself? Existential crisis, that’s why ;) Lessons include: You may change your appearance, but people are going to have a hard time liking you until you like yourself; finding your path is difficult for everyone, but it’s okay to accept help along the way. Join What If World on Patreon! Patron episodes are always Ad-Free & Released Early, with Higher Quality Audio! You can also get a live shout o...more

  • 91 - What if Mr. Eric did an interview with Fred the dog?

    Aug 27 2018

    Fred is a real life pug mix with an extra long tongue. He’s also leader of the Fur Force and What If World’s most popular character. Let’s find out what makes this dog lick ー err, tick! Lessons include: Family is family, even if they’re not related to you; rescuing an animal is a big responsibility, but it doesn’t cost a thing to be kind to other creatures Mr. Eric has a chance to appear on a panel at SXSW! Please give a quick signup here to vote for us. If they get enough votes, he’ll be teamin...more

  • 90 - What if swim class was in the trees and princesses rescued knights?

    Aug 20 2018

    Larra Legend gets introduced in this ode to Avatar (the show, not the movie). Can the Princess of Penguins and the Princess of Pixies save a knight from the Princess of Pincers? Can Sir Squiggles learn to be grateful for their help? Lessons include: every person is deserving of respect; admit when you need help and be grateful when you receive it. Mr. Eric has a chance to appear on a panel at SXSW! Please give a quick signup here to vote for us. If they get enough votes, he’ll be teaming up with...more

  • 89 - What if I could fly over traffic?

    Aug 13 2018

    Haven’t we all wondered this? Hasn’t everyone in What If World… but wait… most of them can already fly. No way this could be a disaster, unless of course Cthunkle gets involved. He does? Oh forget it. Lessons include: if everyone refuses to wait their turn, then nobody gets a turn! Patience can be trying, but it can also be an opportunity to entertain yourself in a creative way, or to meet someone new. Get a free story on Patreon! Our Patreon page has a link to a free story as a thank you just f...more

  • 88 - What if I jumped on a trampoline and landed on a cloud (and could control the weather)?

    Aug 06 2018

    Mr. Eric will be joined by the amazing author and voice actor, Jim Weiss, for a reimagining of the Jack and the Beanstalk, starring a little girl named Amalia, a magic trampoline, and a weather-controlling giant! Lessons include: shutting yourself off from the world won’t make it a better place; not everyone you meet will share your passions, but stick with it and you’re sure to find a welcoming community! And to hear the latest from Jim Weiss, check out The Count of Monte Cristo! Live What If ...more

  • 87 Bonus - Kids Listen Roadtrip Mixtape and “What if I lived in a world of dominos?”

    Aug 03 2018

    This week, What If World teams up with five other amazing kid-friendly podcasts to bring you a Road Trip Mixtape! You’ll hear from Circle Round, Little Stories for Tiny People, Noodle Loaf, Story Spectacular, and Book Club for Kids. Of course, Mr. Eric will answer a What If Question with a fun roadtrip mini episode, too. Hope you enjoy it! You can catch all our shows on the Kids Listen App or wherever you listen to podcasts. Live What If Workshop (for kids 7-12)! We’ll be back at Children’s Boo...more

  • 87 - What if mommies lasso a dinosaur and give him butterfly kisses (plus blueberry muffin houses)

    Jul 30 2018

    A story for the origins! Go back to a time before Zack was even born, when Mamma Jamma, Papa Loo, and Zizi rented their first house. Sure the house is a blueberry muffin, but surely no one will try to eat it, right? Lessons include: quick fixes and violent solutions just lead to more problems; real change takes time, effort, and an open mind. Get a free story on Patreon! Our Patreon page has a link to a free story as a thank you just for checking us out. Patron episodes are always Ad-Free & Rele...more

  • 86 - What if crabs could dance and super heroes lost their powers and animals got them?

    Jul 23 2018

    Get ready to dance the Crabbarena with Coco Crab, Czarina Ballerina, and all of What If World’s greatest super-heroes. Miss Karen co-hosts another great episode and debuts her Russian accent. Don’t miss this one! Lessons include: You don’t have to be the best at something to have fun doing it; some people have natural talents, but most of us have to work hard to get good at anything You can help us win a Podcast Award! Sign up here to vote for What If World in the Kids & Family and the People's ...more

  • 85 Bonus - Bobby & Miley Pizza Makeliverers (the Song!)

    Jul 20 2018

    Here's a great song by the fabulous Angela Ferrari of Story Spectacular. I can't stop listening to it, and I hope you enjoy it as well. Please check her show for more great jams and stories, and check out Patreon page if you want bonus content like this more often!

  • 85 - What if Bobby Robot delivered pizza (plus a bunny robot)?

    Jul 16 2018

    Do you know the story of the Robo-Tortoise and the Rabbot? It’s an old What If World yarn, and Angeli Ferrari of Story Spectacular is going to help retell it! Who will win the Pizza Makelivery Race, Bobby Robot or Miley Rabbot? Lessons include: Strive to add a personal touch and make real connections, and everything you do can be more enjoyable; never underestimate your peers Join What If World on Patreon! Patron episodes are always Ad-Free & Released Early, with Higher Quality Audio! You can al...more

  • 84 - What if fair Elise and Fred the dog climbed up Mount Everest (and Ginger & Otis got teleported to What If World)?

    Jul 09 2018

    Lots of new character to meet this week, as Ginger the Loyal and Otis the Aloofest visit What If World and meet Hungry Bungry! Can the misplaced pets get back to What Is World, or will the Oopstone trap them forever?! Lessons include: good rules are made by people who understand their mistakes, and want to keep you from having to repeat them; pollution is a problem we can only solve together! Join What If World on Patreon! Get ad-free episodes, snail mail from Mr. Eric, bonus content, and a much...more

  • 83 - What if I could be invisible and lights could shoot?

    Jul 02 2018

    Over 100 years ago, in the Wild What, Dimmer the Elf faces off against InvisiBen the Unsightly Troll. Can the clever elf defeat the unseen threat, even though he doesn’t have any elf super powers? Lessons include: there’s no super power like practice; one’s imagination is often scarier than the reality; many of the best inventions are built using other great ideas. Join What If World on Patreon! Get ad-free episodes, snail mail from Mr. Eric, bonus content, and a much better chance of getting yo...more

  • 82 - What if ninja turtles could fly and birds could cry? (plus a dragon guards a spider web from Cthunkle)

    Jun 25 2018

    Uh-oh, a portal got opened to What Is World last week and Cthunkle used it to get back to What If World! Meanwhile, Charlotte Songbird starts feeling less special when she finds out that everyone she meets can fly. Upset, she finds her way to a place where no one deals with their emotions. Could it be another one of Cthunkle’s evil schemes? Lessons include: constantly comparing yourself to others can make anyone unhappy; no amount of super-powers can teach you to deal with your own emotions. Wha...more

  • 81 - What if Fair Elise got really frustrated with Alabaster Zero and teleported him to What Is World? (plus Super Mario & Chickens)

    Jun 18 2018

    When a stray spell from a frustrated fairy flings Alabaster into the real world, he’ll have to finally take responsibility for his own actions! Will he learn to take his job seriously, or will he be stuck at Mr. Eric’s house forever? Lessons include: thinking you’re good at something isn’t enough, you have to keep working hard in order to improve; when your goofy antics bother your friends, it’s time to give them a rest What If World will be performing live at  Children’s Book World in Santa Mon...more

  • 80 - What if cows could make money from mooing and sinking into the deep sea and getting treasure box? (plus Abacus, the moon, & the sun)

    Jun 11 2018

    What If World has its first crush! Well, its moon does anyway. Get ready to meet the Moon Cow Crooners and hear Mr. Eric’s first quasi-Australian accent. Just remember, What If World’s accents are all just a little bit different from What Is World’s ;) Lessons include: we should own up to our mistakes rather than make silly excuses; picking on someone is not a good way to show you care  Our Art Contest Ends June 15th At least one work will be chosen to inspire a What If Story at the end of June....more

  • 79 - What if unicorns turned to rocks when they’re shy and a magical fairy came and didn’t make unicorns shy (and aliens controlled us like puppets)?

    Jun 04 2018

    Emmatrice Widdle Pony Unistony has been shyly hiding as a stone in the woods until Fairien the Fairy Alien comes to take over the worl – ahem – make a new friend. Can Fairien be a good friend and respect Emma’s shyness, or will he forget the whole thing and conquer What If World? Lessons include: safety is about learning the smartest way to try something new; fun can be big and loud or little and quiet, you should try a bit of both; make sure you always respect your friends’ boundaries If you en...more

  • 78 - What if mad scientists had to wear diapers and if you wish for something you got it right beside you?

    May 28 2018

    Professor Mooshpants and Dr. Nozetal are some of What If World’s maddest scientists. They also happen to be among the youngest. Can the brilliant baby and precocious puppy work together to free themselves from a maximum security day care? Or will they have to wait until their parents pick them up?! Lessons include: time flies when you stay engaged and challenged; good friends try out each other’s favorite things and grow in the process! Out Art Contest Ends June 15th At least one work will be ch...more

  • 77 - What if parents went to school and kids went to work and my doll Rosa came alive and danced with Fair Elise?

    May 21 2018

    Fair Elise and Pixacato are fed up with work and school, respectively. Good thing it’s Freaky Friday! Can Fair Elise survive a day in ballet school? Can Pixacato solve the mystery of the missing robot brains? Did Alabaster Zero also get Freaky Friday’d, or does the grizzled cop just really love ballet? Lessons include: both work and school take a special kind of endurance, we should respect each other’s efforts; parents will always look out for you, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look out for t...more

  • 76 - What if houses could fly and butterflies could walk and talk and cheetahs could jump the sky and never fall down?

    May 14 2018

    Chentle is the fastest of all the cheetahs, but she also wants to be the best climber of all the ninjas and the best flyer of all the rocket ship houses. Can she be the best at everything, and will she be happy when she leaves everyone else in her dust? Lessons include: being more talented or privileged than others doesn’t make you better than them; no individual, no matter how exceptional, is better than a community of well-rounded people. Join our brand new Facebook group What If World's Conse...more

  • 75 - What if leaves called big armies to fight dragons and the zombie apocalypse happened?

    May 07 2018

    When Dracomax doesn’t get his rest, his dragon breath goes haywire. Will he take a nap and have some soup, or will What If World end again? Lessons include: there’s nothing “tough” about hiding your feelings, being honest about your emotions takes real bravery! Thank you for supporting What If World. Be a real What-Iffer and join us on Patreon! Get access to ad-free episodes, live-stream stories, branded swag, one-on-one FaceTime with Mr. Eric, activity books & more!  Rate or review us on Apple...more

  • 74 - What if there was no moon?

    Apr 30 2018

    Just when What If World got it’s sun back, the moon goes missing! Thank goodness Mr. Eric will have some help from Lindsay and Marshall from Tumble Science Podcast for Kids to answer this question. Here’s a hint: were-creatures won’t be happy… Lessons include: if you don’t understand the world around you, it’s harder to affect positive change; being rude to get your way will always have negative consequences. We now have a P.O. Box! Mr. Eric will be happy to share your letters and drawings onlin...more

  • 73 - What if Mr. Eric answered the longest question ever?

    Apr 23 2018

    Our Earth Day special is tying up some loose ends from our April Fool’s special, where the sun got stolen! Too bad all of What If World is SOLAR POWERED… but maybe that’s the least of their troubles. Can Petrina, Abacus, JFKat, and Mr. Mouser get the sun back from the clutches of the not-so-dreaded Phoenix Taco?! Lessons include: renewable energy is plentiful enough to power a whole world; if you have a caring elder or grandparent in your life, they are deserving of your respect and gratitude.  ...more

  • 71 Bonus - The “Corny Wallace” Song

    Apr 19 2018

    In case some of you missed it last week, Mick Sullivan wrote my new favorite song for our Vampirton episode. If it gets stuck in your head like it did mine, you might want to check out The Past and the Curious, a history podcast for kids! Also, we just got a P.O. Box!!! Mr. Eric will be happy to share your letters and drawings online (excluding personal information, of course) or use them to inspire his next story!  What If World (or Mr. Eric) P.O. Box 4905 Panorama City, CA 91402

  • 72 - What if jellybeans worked at a grocery store (plus talking cats)?

    Apr 16 2018

    Meet Mr. Bean and his daughter Julie Bean, who run a little grocery store that brings out the silly in people. But when Jesus Ironhands the Fire Lion (a character invented by listener Teddy) brings his own brand of “humor” to the store, things start to heat up! Lessons include: humor should feel like a friendly trick, not a personal attack; if you don’t know how to joke with a new friend, joking about yourself first can help break the ice. Finally, we have a P.O. Box!!! Mr. Eric will be happy to...more

  • 71 - What if George Washington had Fred the Zombie Dog as a pet and Alexander Hamilton were alive as a vampire?

    Apr 09 2018

    Have you heard the latest Oddway hit, Vampirton? It’s a super fresh collabo between Mr. Eric and Mick Sullivan of The Past and the Curious! Okay, okay, it’s not a musical, but stick around to the end of the story... And Lin Manuel Miranda, eat your heart out! 100% kidding, we’re not worthy. Lessons include: people are easily distracted by cuteness and hilarity, but patience and loyalty are what make lasting friends; you shouldn’t have to imitate others in order to earn approval Thank you for s...more

  • 70 - What if baby sisters were greek gods and phoenixes turned into tacos instead of ashes?

    Apr 02 2018

    In our second April Fool’s special, the Wentbridge Timers go up against the Observatorium Grumblers in the biggest (and only-est) basketball game What If World’s ever seen. Pay attention, because the story might try to play some tricks on Mr. Eric. Lessons include: everyone loses sometimes, but it’s only a true defeat if you let it be; winning doesn’t make you superior to others Thank you for supporting What If World. Be a real What-Iffer and join us on Patreon! Get access to ad-free epis...more

  • 69 - What if ants could dance and people could turn invisible?

    Mar 26 2018

    In this insect-creible episode, Mr. Eric teams up with Andrew and Polly of Earsnacks to jam in the garden. Two lonely insects think they’re invisible until they discover a very unusual guitar and the joy of music! We hope you enjoy our biggest team-up story to date and check out one of our favorite kids’ podcasts: Earsnacks. Lessons include: Sometimes grown-ups may be too busy to give you constant attention, but that doesn’t mean you’ve been forgotten; express yourself in a positive way is sure ...more

  • 68 - What if giants could turn into fairies and fairies could turn into giants?

    Mar 12 2018

    Improv comedian Sydney Hollis joins Mr. Eric for a 100% improvised story. Let’s take a trip to Wentbridge Academy and see if we can’t bust some giant myths! And after you’ve enjoyed the story, step up your fashion game with Sydney’s unforgettable Straw Couture line ;) Lessons include: Giants don’t have to be manly and fairies don’t have to be feminine, we should all enjoy and accept each other and try new activities together! Thank you for supporting What If World. Be a real What-Iffer an...more

  • 67 - What if puppies had laser eyes and could fly?

    Mar 05 2018

    Remember when all you wanted was a flying laser puppy and your mom said “You’ll blow our roof off!” Let’s see if the old adage is true. Lessons include: parents may seem unfair, but they’ll do anything to protect us; lasers are better off left to make believe Thank you for supporting What If World. Be a real What-Iffer and join us on Patreon! Get access to ad-free episodes, live-stream stories, branded swag, one-on-one FaceTime with Mr. Eric, activity books & more!  Rate or review us on A...more

  • 66 - What if I did an interview with Abacus P Grumbler?

    Feb 26 2018

    Miss Karen and Mr Eric are moving this week, and we’ve made a very special episode to share with you all! Find out more about Abacus P. Grumbler and see if Mr Eric can survive his magic! Lessons include: Titles and objects don’t make you what you are, thinking outside the box can get unexpected results FREE BONUS EPISODE: Rate or review us on Apple Podcasts then email us at whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com. We’ll respond with a great What If World story that you can’t hear anywhere else. You don’t n...more

  • 65 - What if I were raised by dragons?

    Feb 19 2018

    Michael Mason, host of Good Stuff Kids, joins Mr. Eric to help tell an ode to “Elf.” Meet Da Dragon and his daughter Amelia, a little human girl. When she meets her birth father, Ebesneezer, she learns that he and New What City have lost the Dragon Spirit. Can Amelia help them get it back? Lessons include: When you believe in yourself, you can work wonders New characters: Amelia, Ebesneezer, Da Dragon, Roady Racoon Old favorites: Stevie the Fleasel FREE BONUS EPISODE: Rate or review us on Apple ...more

  • 64 - What if pictures that you’ve taken in the past turned into movies when you looked at them?

    Feb 12 2018

    It’s Movietines Day and Alabaster Zero didn’t get a single card from his friends, not that the hard-nosed cop wanted mushy cards... At any rate, he’s determined to solve the mystery of the missing cards with his partner Fair Elise. Can you figure out the twist? Lessons include: you should tell your friends and family how you feel about them, and maybe show them with a nice gesture now and then! FREE BONUS EPISODE: Rate or review us on Apple Podcasts then email us at whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com....more

  • 63 - What if transformers robots in disguise could turn into christmas trees and christmas trees could turn into star destroyers (plus Harrigo!)?

    Feb 05 2018

    Your favorite talking tree is back! The newly nice Harrigo is gathering friends of all kinds, even talking robots and starships. Sadly, the Autogreens and the Evertrons don’t get along, and Harri gets stuck in the middle. Lessons include: It’s easy to think of others as bad guys when you’ve never met them; it’s better to speak your mind than to have everyone like you FREE BONUS EPISODE: Rate or review us on Apple Podcasts then email us at whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com. We’ll respond with a great ...more

  • 62 - What if paper airplanes stayed in the air forever?

    Jan 29 2018

    The Observatorium gets a new student, Parsha Parchment-Paper from the esteemed school of Wentbridge! She’s none too happy with her new, underfunded school, and she let’s Abacus know it. Will the wizard’s paper airplane lesson win her over or will it nearly destroy the school… again… Lessons include: you can only make new friends if you give them a chance, where you’re from doesn’t make you better or worse than anyone else Thank you for supporting What If World! Be a real What-Iffer and join us ...more

  • 61 - What if Abacus and JFKat drank a potion at the same time and switched minds?

    Jan 22 2018

    Two of your favorite characters team up this week… or at least they would if they could learn to get along. After a classic magic milkshake mix-up, the kitty president and hapless wizard will have to learn to listen if they ever want to change back. Lessons include: you shouldn’t have to mistreat one friend in order to make another happy, good listening doesn’t mean tuning the rest of the world out. Thank you for supporting What If World! Be a real What-Iffer and join us on Patreon! Get access ...more

  • 60 - What if dinosaurs and chickens could turn into anything? (Plus Whendiana and the Learninator)

    Jan 15 2018

    Meet Whyla and Guyceratops, two shapechangers that Whendiana meets in the same place… only in two very different times. Can Whendi solve their problems? Can the Learninator overcome his fear of chickens? Can you guess the tricky twist? Lessons include: You don’t have to pretend to be someone else, it’s important to venture outside of our small communities and learn about different people Thank you for supporting What If World! Be a real What-Iffer and join us on Patreon! Get access to ad-free e...more

  • 59 - What if babysitters sat on babies?

    Jan 08 2018

    Do you remember your first time having a babysitter? Did you wonder what it was going to be like? Zizi, Fair Elise, and Lola the Rabbit let their imaginations get away with them as they try to figure out the mystery. Lessons include: Our fears are often far worse than the reality, talking out your fears with friends is a healthy exercise. Thank you for supporting What If World! Be a real What-Iffer and join us on Patreon! Get access to ad-free episodes, live-stream stories, branded swag, one-on...more

  • 58 - What if unicorns and narwhals had jedi sabers for their horns? (Shark Wars II)

    Jan 01 2018

    This week, we return to a time when the Uni Order sought to quell the Refishtance once and for all. Get ready for another round of bad puns as Mr. Eric takes on one of his favorite subjects, the Shark Wars. (Don’t worry, there are no spoilers.) Lessons include: Peace without freedom isn’t all that peaceful; our differences are important and with them we can make each other stronger Thank you for supporting What If World! Be a real What-Iffer and join us on Patreon! Get access to ad-free episode...more

  • 57 - What if Santa were an elephant and toys could read your mind?

    Dec 18 2017

    Merry Ifmas, everyone! Scully the Squid has had a tough year and isn’t really sure what he wants, so Santaphant gives him a telepathic toy to help figure it out. Will Scully learn to speak his mind?   Lessons include: bottling up your emotions doesn’t gets good results, “boy” and “girl” toys have more in common than you think   Thank you for supporting What If World! Be a real What-Iffer and join us on Patreon! Get access to ad-free episodes, live-stream stories, branded swag, one-on-one ...more

  • 56 - What if chairs had a chance to be alive and magicians came from the future and smelled like garbage and made everything better?

    Dec 11 2017

    In the year 2099, Dinosaur-riding chairs (yes, that’s what we mean) rule over a trash-covered What If World. Can Debrie and Phillth travel back in time and stop the Chaiborgs from taking over? Lessons include: our actions create a lot of waste we never see; all people deserve equal treatment, regardless of their differences Thank you for supporting What If World! Be a real What-Iffer and join us on Patreon! Get access to ad-free episodes, live-stream stories, branded swag, one-on-one FaceTime w...more

  • 55 - What if restaurants could move by themselves?

    Dec 04 2017

    Rapunziti, a new Italian restaurant, is just about to open when another restaurant jealously traps her on top of a stone tower. Will the young restaurant ever escape? Or will Chewville forever be robbed of good eats?! Lessons include: sometimes being a real helper takes a little thought, we all have to grow up and get older, even if we don’t want to Thank you for supporting What If World! Be a real What-Iffer and join us on Patreon! Get access to ad-free episodes, live-stream stories, branded s...more

  • 32 - What if sharks had legs? (Rerun)

    Nov 27 2017

    Mr. Eric managed to come out of his turkey and pie coma just long enough to post one of his favorite episodes, the story of Shark Wars! Fred the Dog and JFKat will make a quick appearance after the story, so stay tuned. What If World will be back with an all new episode next week! Lessons include: all creatures have rights, fighting does not solve problems, everyone learns at their own pace. Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Check out the What If World Threadless shop for t-shirts, totes, bl...more

  • 54 - What if ninjas and pirates starting fighting over which chair they wanted to sit in?

    Nov 20 2017

    Pirates and ninjas and robots, oh my! Mr. Eric tackles two questions this week, as Ninja Girlden and Petey the Pirate meet for the first time. They’re both so anxious about making a good impression that they end up arguing over a chair! Lessons include: First impressions are tough, but giving someone a second chance is easy; being possessive can get in the way of fun and play Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Check out the What If World Threadless shop for t-shirts, totes, blankets and more!...more

  • 53 - What If? The Musical

    Nov 15 2017

    In What If World's first mini-musical, Mama Jamma, Poppa Loo, Zack and Zizi get sent off into three different fairytales, courtesy of Jenkins, the trickster fairy. Can they learn their lessons and find their way back to each other? Lessons include: If you have something important to say, don't let yourself be silenced; be careful and use common sense in unfamiliar settings; rudeness seldom gets results A HUGE thanks to Chris Kerrigan, who plays Jenkins and a few other characters, and who wro...more

  • 52 - What if the sorting hat from Hogwarts started saying random words instead of houses at the start of the year?

    Nov 06 2017

    Long ago in 2001, when Abacus first opened his magical school, many of his students begged to be sorted. But when Abacus conjures a Sorta Hat to do the job, his magic is as unreliable as ever… Lessons include: labeling people is a recipe for cruelty; grownups and professionals have feelings, too Thank you for supporting What If World! Want more? Be a real What-Iffer and join us on Patreon! Get access to live-stream stories, branded swag, one-on-one FaceTime with Mr. Eric, activity books & more!...more

  • 51 - What if Mr Eric did a two part Halloween special? (Part 2!)

    Oct 30 2017

    Petey the Pirate & Whendiana Joan finally get their turn to tell a story this week in the conclusion of our Halloween Special! We're also letting folks know about the Kids Listen App! Lessons include: sharing, patience, and teamwork get better results than show-boating; just because someone looks different doesn't mean they are bad #halloween #jackolantern #whatifworld #storiesforkids #podcasts #kidspodcasts #kidslisten #podcastsforkids #dragon #pumpkin #imagination #applepodcasts Thank you for...more

  • 50 - What if Mr Eric did a two part Halloween special? (Part 1)

    Oct 23 2017

    For the very first time, Mr. Eric records a story live from What If World! Actually, Cackula does most of the story-telling in the first installment of this two-part episode! Can four different questions help What If World recover from a terrible storm?  Lessons include: some problems are too big to solve alone, being patient is always rewarded… eventually ;) Like our show? We like doing it for you! There are a bunch of ways you can support What If World and help us ensure that we can continue t...more

  • 49 - What if people that I touch go stuff and anything that’s not alive that I touch comes alive?

    Oct 16 2017

    The awesome powers of Life and Stuff are in Beastie Boy’s tiny paws this week. How can a boy who makes the best of everything enjoy a whiny toothbrush and singing bed? Lessons include: good people are more valuable than good stuff, giving a little goes a long way Like our show? We like doing it for you! There are a bunch of ways you can support What If World and help us ensure that we can continue to tell awesome stories: Visit our Patreon page - become a member at just $2 a month and get acces...more

  • 48 - What if kids could turn into Strep fighting ninjas?

    Oct 09 2017

    After a tough bout with PANDAS, Jude and his friends shrink down to microscopic size in order to battle Strep on its home turf. Inside a boy's stuffy nose! Lessons Include: If you want to like yourself, you need to help others; there are always non-violent solutions if you think outside the box (or the nostril) For more info about PANDAS, you can visit the National Institute of Mental Health website. A reputable group that help families with information, advocacy, and medical expense grants is P...more

  • 47 - What if the dragon trainer movie were real?

    Oct 02 2017

    Emily, our Review contest winner helps Mr. Eric tell a live guest story. There’s a dragon training contest tonight and Emily really wants to win. The only problem is, she hasn’t trained Nightshadow yet… or even found him. Lessons include: growing up is meant to take awhile, wouldn’t sports be great if they were about helping others? Thank you for bearing with us over the last 2 weeks - we thought we'd have time to post but it was a bit of a whirlwind! Like our show? We like doing it for you! The...more

  • 46 - What if grapefruit were alive and wore shirts?

    Sep 11 2017

    What’s eating Gilbert Grapefruit? Hopefully not anyone, though Petey the Pirate might try. But what’s a grapefruit to do in the big wide What If World when it's never left the tree? Lessons include: figuring yourself out can take time, it’s okay to question We're going to try to make sure there's content for you over the next couple of weeks, but it may be a little shorter than usual, because Ms. Karen and Mr. Eric are getting married this weekend! Like our show? We like doing it for you! There ...more

  • 45 - What if a mermaid named Meriah found a beautiful treasure and became a legend? (Plus: flying sea monsters)

    Sep 05 2017

    Meet Meriah Caring, a mermaid who sets out to find a beautiful treasure during the storm of the century. But what happens when you find a treasure and no one else thinks it's beautiful? Lessons include: the greatest treasures aren't things (they're people), beauty isn't hard to find if you keep an open mind. Like our show? We like doing it for you! There are a bunch of ways you can support What If World and help us ensure that we can continue to tell awesome stories: Visit our Patreon page - be...more

  • 44 - What if cats could turn into vampires? (Plus: fairies!)

    Aug 28 2017

    Have you ever heard the tale of the Guy Who Cried Vampire? Well, neither has hard-nosed detective Alabaster Zero. Can he and Fair Elise get to the bottom of this vampire mystery? And what's the deal with that cat? Lessons include: a dream come true may not be all you imagined, your brain is better at solving mysteries than your gut Like our show? We like doing it for you! There are a bunch of ways you can support What If World and help us ensure that we can continue to tell awesome stories: Vis...more

  • 43 - What if a chicken could ride a cloud and Abacus P Grumbler turned me into a lion?

    Aug 21 2017

    When Charlie, Carson, and Farmer Cobb lend a hand to the hapless wizard, Abacus P. Grumbler, he promises them each a magical gift in return. But the old sorcerer can rarely get one spell right, let alone three! Lessons include: showing kindness to those in need, and accepting changes, even the challenging ones Like our show? We like doing it for you! There are a bunch of ways you can support What If World and help us ensure that we can continue to tell awesome stories: Visit our Patreon page - ...more

  • 42 - What if marshmallows could talk and the law was humans couldn't eat them? (plus a Griffin)

    Aug 14 2017

    Marsha and Marshall Mallow have finally gotten marshmallow eating outlawed, but New What City is still a long way from Candy Equality. Can the Mallows win over the masses, or is everyone going to be too distracted by their cute voices? Also, there's a Griffin! We love doing the show for you, but we want your feedback! Let us know what you like, what you want more of, and what we can do to make the show better. Reviews help us improve the show, and helps more people discover us! Thanks so much fo...more

  • 10 - What if a rabbit laid eggs in a cloud that fell down? (Rerun)

    Aug 07 2017

    This week we're taking a break to rerun one of our FAVORITE stories! Will Rola the Rabbit find her family?  We love doing the show for you, but we want your feedback! Let us know what you like, what you want more of, and what we can do to make the show better. Reviews help us improve the show, and helps more people discover us! Thanks so much for being a listener.

  • 41 - What if I had a carnival at my house (and Sniff, Stevie, Dracomax, & JFKcat made friends and helped save the world from Cthunkle)?

    Jul 31 2017

    Cthunkle is back and trying to invade the real world via a carnival at Drew’s house. But can a What If World story even happen on What IS World? Find out for yourself! We love doing the show for you, and we want your feedback! Let us know what you like, what you want more of, and what we can do to make the show better. Reviews help us improve the show, and helps more people discover us! Thanks so much for being a listener.   We're a free podcast! Please help us out if you can: Visit our Patreon...more

  • 40 - What if candy was good for you?

    Jul 24 2017

    Remember when Whendiana Joan became a trio of time traveling sisters in order to save the world from a never ending bowl of ice cream? Well, it's a thing that happened, and now Dr. Joan, Miss Whendy, and Ana are back to face another candy crisis! We love doing the show for you, and we want your feedback! Let us know what you like, what you want more of, and what we can do to make the show better. Reviews help us improve the show, and helps more people discover us! Thanks so much for being a list...more

  • 39 - What if ninjas could turn into animals?

    Jul 17 2017

    On his first day of Ninjagarten, Teddy thinks he’s already the best ninja ever, but he’s got a lot to learn before he can turn into an animal like his teacher, Good Climber. Lessons include: it takes time and effort to master a skill, imagination can help you sympathize with others, some learning needs to happen independently Like our show? We like doing it for you! There are a bunch of ways you can support What If World and help us ensure that we can continue to tell awesome stories: Visit our...more

  • 38 - What if werewolves and unicorns were real and everyone had a unicorn as a pet?

    Jul 10 2017

    It's Zack and Zizi's turn to hit the road as they ride their new unicorn pets all the way to Wizarding School. With Abacus P. Grumbled as headmaster, what could possibly go wrong? Lessons include: unorthodox problem solving can be fun, keeping a pet is a lot of work, giving a little means a lot (especially if you do it regularly) Like our show? We like doing it for you! There are a bunch of ways you can support What If World and help us ensure that we can continue to tell awesome stories: Visit...more

  • 37 - What if cats are rocket ships and you could turn into a polka dot?

    Jul 03 2017

    Each member of the Kids Listen community is theming an episode around summer travel this July! Check out more summer travel podcasts at the Kids Listen app to discover your new favorite show! Trying to beat the heat, Sniff the Cat and his friends decide it would be much cooler to play their big annual baseball game in outer space. But how do you fit a stadium full of fans on a rocket ship the size of a cat?   Lessons include: a quick fix is seldom the best fix, stick together when traveling, “be...more

  • 36 - What if paw patrol were big and knights were small? (Where is JFKat - Part 2)

    Jun 26 2017

    JFKat has been missing for ten whole episodes! Can Fred the Pug lead the Fur Force to the rescue? Maybe if he gets some big help from some little knights. Lessons include: face your fears by learning more about them, immigration can be challenging, even grown ups are often afraid Like our show? We like doing it for you! There are a bunch of ways you can support What If World and help us ensure that we can continue to tell awesome stories: Visit our Patreon page - become a member at just $2 a mo...more

  • 35 - What if humans found an alien spaceship and what if houses built themselves?

    Jun 19 2017

    Zack and Zizi investigate a strange new house in their local park, only to learn that it's some kind of thinking spaceship! When space-houses start springing up everywhere, the kids need to call an old friend for help: Peter the Realtor (aka Petey the Pirate).   Lessons include: always let your parents know where you're headed, think about the environment when building, be smart and careful when meeting new people and places Please help What If World grow! Write a review on Apple Podcasts, shar...more

  • 34 - What if I could jump through my tv and jump into minecraft world?

    Jun 05 2017

    When Pixiecato gets her very first video game, her parents forget to buy her a console to play it on! The young fairy uses her magic to jump into an unfamiliar world, but will she ever be able to jump back out? Lessons include: try not to get stuck on your screen, make sure to spend quality time with your friends and family, learning a new skill takes patience and curiosity Please help What If World grow! Write a review on Apple Podcasts, share with a friend who loves stories. Call 205-605-WHAT...more

  • 33 - What if snakes had feathers and birds had scales?

    May 29 2017

    It’s our very first Guest Story! Miss Karen (WiW’s editor/producer) and Mr. Eric team up to tell a story about fashion, acceptance… and dragons? When birds and snakes trade feathers and scales, the now cuddly snakes turn into New What City’s hottest new wardrobe accessory. Can the scaly birds save their feathery friends? Let’s find out! Lessons include: embrace who you are on the inside, don't take credit for other people's work, fashion trends don’t have to be cruel, try to learn about other cu...more

  • 32 - What if sharks had legs?

    May 22 2017

    In Mr. Eric’s undersea ode to Star Wars, Luka Seawalker must master the Dorse if he ever wants to bring down the Shellactic Empire and the dreaded Shark-Gator. Get ready for 18 minutes of totally natural puns, impressions, and undersea space noises. Lessons include: all creatures have rights, fighting does not solve problems, everyone learns at their own pace. Please help What If World grow! write a review on Apple Podcasts, share with a friend who loves stories call 205-605-WHAT with a What If...more

  • 31 - What if dolphins could fly?

    May 15 2017

    When the ocean gets too full of trash, Echoana and her dolphin pod take to the skies to search for a new home. What they find is Dollywood, a plastic island inhabited by discarded toys. Can Echoana and the toys work together to find a better home for everyone? Lessons include: buy less, give more, recycle, and accept your friends’ interests. Please help What If World grow! write a review on Apple Podcasts, share with a friend who loves stories call 205-605-WHAT with a What If Question, an inter...more

  • 30 - What if mirrors could talk back to each other?

    May 08 2017

    Silver and Gold, Thor’s favorite mirrors, are getting tired of watching the God of Thunder check himself out. They decide to play a trick on him and his gullible friend, the Uncredible Ulk. Get ready for case after case of mistaken identity, and that's even before the Brown Recluse shows up! Lessons include: a fun exercise in listening and identifying, an example of trickery that challenges your friends without demeaning them. Please help What If World grow! Share your What If World art on Face...more

  • 29 - What if elephants were small and could talk and meerkats were big?

    May 01 2017

    Have you ever heard of the famous talking elephant, Del Efante? When he opens his big trunk to tease Meera the Meerkat, she uses a magic bellows to make elephants and meerkats trade sizes! Can the Howvanna survive a mob of massive meerkats? Will Del Efante learn that creatures of all sizes are important? Lessons: appreciate your size and what you’re good at, be accepting of creatures of shapes and sizes If you would like to help your child to submit a "What if?" question, tell a quick story, or ...more

  • 28 - What if zombies were kind to people and didn't do anything to them?

    Apr 24 2017

    When the whole family votes to visit Zombria on Spring Break, Papa Loo discovers that Zombies aren't much different from you and me. Of course, he embarrasses himself thoroughly in the process. Lessons include: cultural sensitivity, being open to new experiences, and learning before judging. If you or your child would like to submit a "What if?" question, tell a quick story, or share your thoughts about a past episode, you can do so in the following ways: Leave a voicemail at (205) 605-WHAT Wri...more

  • 27 - What if a spotted cat named Sniff ran away to another cat land so that he could live in a house of candy

    Apr 17 2017

    Sniff is a full grown cat whose parents won't let him out of the house! But when he flies away on the back of a building-block-bumble-bee, he ends up getting trapped in a house made of candy. If you or your child would like to submit a "What if?" question, tell a quick story, or share your thoughts about a past episode, you can do so in the following ways: Leave a voicemail at (205) 605-WHAT Write an email to whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com Tweet at @whatifworldpod Make sure you're ready with you...more

  • 26 - What if legos were alive?

    Apr 10 2017

    When the bottom brick of a building block tower decides to shape things up, will their whole toy culture come crashing down? Maybe Daphnedil, the talking wildflower daffodil, can help keep the peace. (We apologize for some minor sound issues this week. Mr. Eric really blew it, but he’ll do better next time!) If you or your child would like to submit a "What if?" question, tell a quick story, or share your thoughts about a past episode, you can do so in the following ways: Leave a voicemail at (...more

  • 25 - What if my dog could talk and go to school with us? (Where is JFKat - Part 1)

    Apr 03 2017

    In our April Fools episode, the story starts to get away from Mr. Eric, quite literally. Sully gets a new dog, Fred, but their first day at school together gets pretty strange as the story starts playing tricks on the storyteller! Spoiler alert: the very fate of What If World may hang in the balance... If you or your child would like to submit a "What if?" question, tell a quick story, or share your thoughts about a past episode, you can do so in the following ways: Leave a voicemail at (205) 6...more

  • 24 - What if there was a summer camp in the clouds?

    Mar 27 2017

    Welcome to The Sky’s the Limit, a summer camp in the clouds. Pixicato is dreading her first sleepaway camp, while Lola the Rabbit has saved her pennies all year in order to get here. Will they be able to find enough common ground to get along? Can Camp Counselor Curt Cumulus keep cloud crowd control? Quite the conundrum! If you or your child would like to submit a "What if?" question, tell a quick story, or share your thoughts about a past episode, you can do so in the following ways: Leave a v...more

  • 23 - What if it snowed even when it was summer?

    Mar 20 2017

    Sneakers, why’d it have to be sneakers? Whendiana Joan is back to solve the mystery of Howswell’s lost alien and its sneaker-powered Snowship. Will the people of Howswell accept their newest resident, or will this snow alien lead the town to disaster? Tune in and find out! If you or your child would like to submit a "What if?" question, tell a quick story, or share your thoughts about a past episode, you can do so in the following ways: Leave a voicemail at (205) 605-WHAT Write an email to what...more

  • 22 - What if a tree named Harrigo went to eat a chocolate that was talking?

    Mar 13 2017

    What if that knotted old tree you pass by every day was actually a grumpy talking chocolate fanatic? Meet Harrigo, a tree with a real sweet trunk, and the young candy bar who teaches him that being nice is a little harder than just not eating your friends. If you or your child would like to submit a "What if?" question, tell a quick story, or share your thoughts about a past episode, you can do so in the following ways: Leave a voicemail at (205) 605-WHAT Write an email to whatifworldpodcast@gm...more

  • 21 - What if superheroes were my friends?

    Mar 06 2017

    ZAP! BLORP! SLOOPH!!! Have you been wondering when the super heroes would show up? Well so has Wondering Woman! She and Hatman join forces this week to rescue Zack from a not-so-perilous day of school. Will their antics fix all his problems or land him in even bigger trouble?  If you or your child would like to submit a "What if?" question, tell a quick story, or share your thoughts about a past episode, you can do so in the following ways: Leave a voicemail at (205) 605-WHAT Write an email to ...more

  • 20 - What if a ferret chewed on a cookie in an orchestra?

    Feb 27 2017

    Obsidian the Cat and Ferrivarius the Ferret are fellow musicians who just can’t seem to get along. Maybe it’s because they both have such villainous voices. Can a shared love of cookies finally get these two rascals to see eye-to-eye? Find out in this week’s episode! If you or your child would like to submit a "What if?" question, tell a quick story, or share your thoughts about a past episode, you can do so in the following ways: Leave a voicemail at (205) 605-WHAT Write an email to whatifworl...more

  • 19 - What if we stopped having birthdays?

    Feb 20 2017

    Buster Biz-Business gets more than he bargained when he wishes for everyone to stop having birthdays. Everyone keeps getting older, but they still treat he and his sister Babs like babies! Randall Radbot returns as their chilled out babysitter. (He's over four hundred years old, so humans of all ages look about the same to him.) If you or your child would like to submit a "What if?" question, tell a quick story, or share your thoughts about a past episode, you can do so in the following ways: L...more

  • 18 - What if you could control the wind?

    Feb 13 2017

    When a wild wind wand gets lost in an arctic whatland, it starts making little Snokemon to keep it company. What will Wandy do when the snowy little creatures start battling for no reason? Send them to their Snokeballs without supper? One can only wonder… or just listen to the story! If you or your child would like to submit a "What if?" question, tell a quick story, or share your thoughts about a past episode, you can do so in the following ways: Leave a voicemail at (205) 605-WHAT Write an em...more

  • 17 (Bonus) - What if cars could fly? DELETED SCENE!

    Feb 06 2017

    All of “What If World” was getting over a very bad cold this week, so we’re treating you with a deleted scene from last week’s episode, “What if cars could fly?”. Did you want to see Pintopio take on Rover Clemens in a game for the ages? Well so did Mr. Eric, but it made the story just a little too long. Come revisit one of our whackier tales in this very special mini episode! If you or your child would like to submit a "What if?" question, tell a quick story, or share your thoughts about a past...more

  • 17 - What if cars could fly?

    Jan 30 2017

    Come to Jalopo’s workshop and meet Pintopio, a flying car who wants to be a real baseball player! Will he succeed? Poppa Loo doesn’t seem to think so, but when has he ever been right about anything? If you or your child would like to submit a "What if?" question, tell a quick story, or share your thoughts about a past episode, you can do so in the following ways:  Leave a voicemail at (205) 605-WHAT Write an email to whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com Tweet at @whatifworldpod Make sure you're ready ...more

  • 16 - What if dogs never grew?

    Jan 23 2017

    If you've ever owned a puppy, you've asked yourself this question: what if dogs never grew? When the young Howdy Pooch meets a senior dog at the park and learns about growing up, he decides to dig his way to No No Land and stay a puppy forever! If you or your child would like to submit a "What if?" question or tell us about one of Mr. Eric's famous flubs you can do so in the following ways: Leave a voicemail at (205) 605-WHAT Write an email to whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com Tweet at @whatifworldp...more

  • 15 - What if somebody wove a tapestry around the sun and nobody could see?

    Jan 16 2017

    The sun's gone missing and Alabaster Zero is on the case! But how do you solve a crime when you can't even see? With help of course! Fair Elise and a friendly Where-wolf will join in as we answer this week's question... If you or your child would like to submit a "What if?" question or tell us about one of Mr. Eric's famous flubs you can do so in the following ways: Leave a voicemail at (205) 605-WHAT Write an email to whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com Tweet at @whatifworldpod  Make sure you're rea...more

  • 14 - What if trains were never made?

    Jan 09 2017

    Take a ride on the Rex Express this week as we find out how the world might work without any trains. Plus... dinosaurs! We'll meet Q-Rex, a young dinosaur with insatiable curiosity, Pops-Dino, his stubborn dad, and Tara Dactyl, the crotchety old flier who keeps all the other beasts in check. If you or your child would like to submit a "What if?" question or tell us about one of Mr. Eric's famous flubs you can do so in the following ways: Leave a voicemail at (205) 605-WHAT Write an email to wha...more

  • 13 - What if kids were nocturnal?

    Dec 19 2016

    We're about to take a break for the holidays, but until then please enjoy this special episode featuring a question from Griffin! What if kids were nocturnal? Zach and Zizi and their parents visit the town of Blerk and find out... If you or your child would like to submit a "What if?" question or tell us about one of Mr. Eric's famous flubs you can do so in the following ways: Leave a voicemail at (205) 605-WHAT Write an email to whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com Tweet at @whatifworldpod  Make sure...more

  • 12 - What if there were a never ending bowl of ice cream?

    Dec 12 2016

    Is it possible to have too much of a good thing? This week's story answers a question that gets straight to the heart of that old query - what if there were a never ending bowl of ice cream??? Join Whendiana Joan, Abacus P Grumbler and the Learninator as they find out! If you or your child would like to submit a "What if?" question or tell us about one of Mr. Eric's famous flubs you can do so in the following ways: Leave a voicemail at (205) 605-WHAT Write an email to whatifworldpodcast@gmail.c...more

  • 11 - What if a weasel could fly?

    Dec 05 2016

    This week we find ourselves in New What City, where we meet another one of What If World's premiere rodents: Stevie the Weasel! Stevie is trying to fit in among all the other creatures of the city... by learning to fly! Will he figure it out? Will weasels get equal rights? If you or your child would like to submit a "What if?" question or tell us about one of Mr. Eric's famous flubs you can do so in the following ways: Leave a voicemail at (205) 605-WHAT Write an email to whatifworldpodcast@gma...more

  • 10 - What if a rabbit laid eggs in a cloud that fell down?

    Nov 21 2016

    This week we relate the old What If World parable of the Rabbit That Laid Eggs In A Cloud That Fell Down. Will Rola the Rabbit find her family? Will Dontknowhen, the Goblin Minstrel, every pipe down and let Mr. Eric tell the story? There's only one way to find out! If you or your child would like to submit a "What if?" question or tell us about one of Mr. Eric's famous flubs you can do so in the following ways: Leave a voicemail at (205) 605-WHAT Write an email to whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com T...more

  • 9 (bonus!) - What if I turned into a video game?

    Nov 19 2016

    On our very first bonus episode, Captain Keira and her wise-cracking friend, Mr. Mock, get turned into a video game! Can they beat the secret level of Super Spelunkers, or will they keep bickering until the Giant Frog gets them?! If you or your child would like to submit a "What if?" question or tell us about one of Mr. Eric's famous flubs you can do so in the following ways: Leave a voicemail at (205) 605-WHAT Write an email to whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com Tweet at @whatifworldpod  Make sure ...more

  • 8 - What if Tom Brady came to my house?

    Nov 15 2016

    This week Zach and Zizi get a very special visit from one of What If World's best athletes, Tom Brady! Yes, we're having a little fun with satire as we see Tom Brady try to solve all his problems with football. Maybe he'll even get some help from a teammate... Subscribe on iTunes! If you or your child would like to submit a "What if?" question or tell us about one of Mr. Eric's famous flubs you can do so in the following ways: Leave a voicemail at (205) 605-WHAT Write an email to whatifworldpod...more

  • 7 - What if cats ruled the world?

    Nov 07 2016

    This week while we decide who to elect President of the United States, caller Kylie presents a 3rd option: what if CATS ruled the world? Find out what happens when Jojo Fluffy Kat gets put in charge! (Plus, we have a visit from Musby Mistaken, who gives us an update on Della and the space fairies!) Subscribe on iTunes! Beautiful portrait of Fred courtesy of Art By Manda - www.artbymanda.com If you or your child would like to contribute a "what if?" question for the podcast you can do so in the f...more

  • 6 - What if it rained candy?

    Oct 31 2016

    This week Ryan's hitting us with the hard, topical questions (it is Halloween, after all): What if it rained candy??? Candy the Kid - a cowboy made of candy, naturally - joins us to talk about his love of eating candy... and why that isn't creepy in What If World! Subscribe on iTunes! If you or your child would like to contribute a "what if?" question for the podcast you can do so in the following ways: Leave a voicemail at (205) 605-WHAT Write an email to whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com Tweet at ...more

  • 5 - What if things were floating in outer space?

    Oct 24 2016

    Thanks for the question Della - our fairy friend Fair Elise is here to help us answer it!  Subscribe on iTunes! Don't her parties sound super fun? If you or your child would like to contribute a "what if?" question for the podcast you can do so in the following ways: Leave a voicemail at (205) 605-WHAT Write an email to whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com Tweet at @whatifworldpod  Make sure you're ready with your first name, something you really like or like to do, and your "what if" question. And do...more

  • 4 - What if robots could turn into dragons?

    Oct 17 2016

      Randall Radbot visits the studio to help answer the age old question: "What if robots could turn into dragons?" Thank you so much to Teddy for calling in! Subscribe on iTunes! If you or your child would like to contribute a "what if?" question for the podcast you can do so in the following ways: Leave a voicemail at (205) 605-WHAT Write an email to whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com Tweet at @whatifworldpod Make sure you're ready with your first name, something you really like or like to do, and y...more

  • 3 - What if we moved into a spooky, scary house?

    Oct 10 2016

    Things are getting a little spooky in What if World! This week Mamma Jamma & Poppa Loo join Mr. Eric in the studio to talk about their house hunt. But it turns scary once Poppa Loo asks what will happen if they find a spooky, scary house. Or subscribe on iTunes! (Don't worry, it all turns out ok! But if your kid is very easily frightened, you may want to skip this one.) If you or your child would like to contribute a "what if?" question for the podcast you can do so in the following ways: Leave...more

  • 2 - What if I were to turn myself into a hamburger?

    Oct 03 2016

    Welcome back to What if World! In this episode Mr. Eric is joined by his wizard friend Abacus P. Grumbler, who can be a little careless with his magic... Or subscribe on iTunes! If you or your child would like to contribute a "what if?" question for the podcast you can do so in the following ways: Leave a voicemail at (205) 605-WHAT Write an email to whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com Tweet at @whatifworldpod  Make sure you're ready with your first name, something you really like or like to do, and ...more

  • 1 - What if I had 101 best friends?

    Sep 26 2016

    Welcome to What If World! Each week, Mr. Eric takes a "What if" question from a friend and answers it in the form of a story. His buddy Petey the Pirate joined him for this first episode to help us show how it's done. He's been living it up on the high seas, but he's a little lonely... Or subscribe on iTunes! If you or your child would like to contribute a "what if?" question for the podcast you can do so in the following ways: Leave a voicemail at (205) 605-WHAT Write an email to whatifworldpo...more