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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

  • 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 wondersNew characters: Amelia, Ebesneezer, Da Dragon, Roady RacoonOld favorites: Stevie the FleaselFREE 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.c...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 youFREE BONUS EPISODE: Rate or review us on Apple Podcasts then email us atwhatifworldpodcast@gmail.com. We’ll respond with a grea...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 elseThank you for supporting What If World!Be a real What-Iffer and join us on P...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 to a...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 peopleThank you for supporting What If World!Be a real What-Iffer and join us on Patreon! Get access to ad-free episo...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-one...more

  • 58 - What if unicorns and narwhals had jedi sabers for their horns?

    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 strongerThank you for supporting What If World!Be a real What-Iffer and join us on Patreon! Get access to ad-free episodes, l...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 FaceTime wit...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 differencesLooking for the perfect holiday gift? Orders of over $45 at the What If World Threadless shop ship for FREE using the code CHEERccdaf4! There's t-shirts, totes, blank...more

  • 55 - What if restaurants could move by themselves?

    Dec 04 2017

    Rapunzitti, 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 toLooking for the perfect holiday gift? Orders of over $45 at the What If World Threadless shop ship for FREE using the code CHEERccdaf4! The...more

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

    Nov 28 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? Orders of over $45 at the What If World Threadless shop ship for...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!Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Orders of over $45 at the What If World Threadless shop ship for FREE using the code CHEERccdaf4! There's t-shirts, totes, blankets and more! Offer good until December 15th - what are you waiting for?Thank you for su...more

  • 53 - What If? (The Musical!)

    Nov 13 2017

  • 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 at patreon.com/whatifworld! Get access to live-stream stories, branded swag, one-on-one FaceTime with Mr...more

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

    Oct 30 2017

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

    Oct 23 2017

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

    Oct 16 2017

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

    Oct 09 2017

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

    Oct 02 2017

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

    Sep 11 2017

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

    Sep 05 2017

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

    Aug 28 2017

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

    Aug 21 2017

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

    Aug 14 2017

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

    Aug 07 2017

  • 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

  • 40 - What if candy was good for you?

    Jul 24 2017

  • 39 - What if ninjas could turn into animals?

    Jul 17 2017

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

    Jul 10 2017

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

    Jul 03 2017

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

    Jun 26 2017

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

    Jun 19 2017

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

    Jun 05 2017

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

    May 29 2017

  • 32 - What if sharks had legs?

    May 22 2017

  • 31 - What if dolphins could fly?

    May 15 2017

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

    May 08 2017

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

    May 01 2017

  • Episode Archive

    Apr 26 2017

    Find the links to all current What if World episodes below!Episode 1: What if I had 101 best friends?Episode 2: What if I were to turn myself into a hamburger?Episode 3: What if we moved into a spooky, scary house?Episode 4: What if robots could turn into dragons?Episode 5: What if things were floating in outer space?Episode 6: What if it rained candy?Episode 7: What if cats ruled the world?Episode 8: What if Tom Brady came to the house?Episode 9: What if I turned into a video game?Episode 10: W...more

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

    Apr 24 2017

  • 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

  • 26 - What if legos were alive?

    Apr 10 2017

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

    Apr 03 2017

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

    Mar 27 2017

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

    Mar 20 2017

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

    Mar 13 2017

  • 21 - What if superheroes were my friends?

    Mar 06 2017

  • 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... Kids - we NEED your questions! Leave us a message at 205-605-WHAT with your first name, something you really like, and your most fantastical What If question!

  • 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.) Kids - we NEED your questions! Leave us a message at 205-605-WHAT with your first name, something you really like, and your most fantastical What If question!

  • 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! WE NEED YOUR QUESTIONS!!! Help your kids call in at 205-605-WHAT with something they like and a "what if" question!

  • 17A - 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! And we really want your questions! Call in with your kid at 205-605-WHAT and have them leave their name, something they ...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? Kids - we NEED your questions! Leave us a message at 205-605-WHAT with your first name, something you really like, and your most fantastical What If question!

  • 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'd like to leave a "what if?" question, call (205) 605-WHAT and leave your question, first name, and something you really like, or send your question to @whatifworldpod on twitter or whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com!

  • 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'd like to leave a "what if?" question, call (205) 605-WHAT and leave your question, first name, and something you really like.

  • 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. Help us out by leaving a review on iTunes or following us on twitter @whatifworldpod. If your child would like to leave a What If question, they can do so at 205-605-WHAT!

  • 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, or tweet at @whatifworldpod. Happy ...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 whatifworldpod...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@gma...more

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

    Nov 19 2016

    Join Captain Keira and Mock in a journey through outer space, into the darkest caves, and into... a video game? If your kid has a What If question for the podcast, call 205-605-WHAT and leave your first name, question, and something you like!

  • 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... If you'd like to leave a "what if?" question, call (205) 605-WHAT and leave your question, first name, and something you really like.

  • 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? We're asking for more questions from kids! If you'd like to leave a "what if?" question, call (205) 605-WHAT and leave your question, first name, and something you really like.

  • 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! If you'd like to leave a "what if?" question, call (205) 605-WHAT and leave your question, first name, and something you really like.

  • 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! If you'd like to leave a "what if?" question, call (205) 605-WHAT and leave your question, first name, and something you really like. Please share What If World on Facebook and Twitter and help us spread the word so that we can continue to tell new stories!

  • 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?" Thanks so much to Teddy for calling in! If you'd like to leave a "what if?" question, call (205) 605-WHAT and leave your question, first name, and something you really like.

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

    Oct 10 2016

    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. (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'd like to leave a "what if?" question, call (205) 605-WHAT and leave your question, first name, and something you really like.

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

    Oct 03 2016

    In this episode Mr. Eric is joined by his wizard friend Abacus P. Grumbler, who can be a little careless with his magic... If you'd like to leave a "what if?" question, call (205) 605-WHAT and leave your question, first name, and something you really like.

  • 1 - What if I had 101 best friends?

    Sep 26 2016

    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...! If you'd like to leave a "what if?" question, call (205) 605-WHAT and leave your question, first name, and something you really like.