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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? Pirates, fairies, wizards, robots and more band together to help Mr. Eric tell wacky stories inspired by kids’ questions. Mr. Eric believes that curiosity and hope go hand in hand. Children who keep wondering can thrive when faced with new ideas and challenges. What If World’s progressive stories aim to keep kids laughing and learning well into adulthood. Call-in a what if question to 205-605-WHAT or email an audio recording to whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com!

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? Pirates, fairies, wizards, robots and more band together to help Mr. Eric tell wacky stories inspired by kids’ questions. Mr. Eric believes that curiosity and hope go hand in hand. Children who keep wondering can thrive when faced with new ideas and challenges. What If World’s progressive stories aim to keep kids laughing and learning well into adulthood. Call-in a what if question to 205-605-WHAT or email an audio recording to whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com!

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United States

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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? Pirates, fairies, wizards, robots and more band together to help Mr. Eric tell wacky stories inspired by kids’ questions. Mr. Eric believes that curiosity and hope go hand in hand. Children who keep wondering can thrive when faced with new ideas and challenges. What If World’s progressive stories aim to keep kids laughing and learning well into adulthood. Call-in a what if question to 205-605-WHAT or email an audio recording to whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com!

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English

Contact:

205-605-WHAT


Episodes

Griffin asks: What if a mouse ate a very very very spicy donut? (Story Search Part 2)

10/3/2022
The storybooks are missing, but JFKat and Poppa Loo still have their stories to tell. Can they bring back imagination, or will they get distracted by pranks? Lessons include: Think carefully before playing tricks on your friends; even grownups having trouble communicating with each other sometimes, but patience and understanding goes a long way. This episode is brought to you by KiwiCo! Enjoy fun, affordable, and educational activities for kids of all ages shipped straight to you every...

Madi asks: What if we didn’t have any good storybooks? (Story Search Part 1)

9/26/2022
The Jammaloo family wants to play G&G, but somebody has laminated all of their storybooks shut and they can’t come up with any adventure ideas! Can they figure out what happened to the books or come up with new stories themselves? Lessons include: There is more to discover than we’ll ever have time to learn; even without books and screens, we can still tell stories together. This episode is brought to you by KiwiCo! Enjoy fun, affordable, and educational activities for kids of all ages...

McKenna asks: What if pianos could move and talk?

9/19/2022
Zizi is back to school, 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 may be hard to say what you mean, but keep trying to make your good intentions known; understanding others takes effort, but it can help you make friends and resolve disagreements. This episode originally aired September 17th, 2018. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the...

Isadora asks: What if stores could get up and walk around? (w/ Kevin Swanstrom)

9/12/2022
Our guest, actor, writer, and improviser Kevin Swanstrom helps Mr. Eric tell a totally improvised story. Will Buckaroo’s Everything Store have a successful first day, or will they have to literally chase down customers on their extra long legs? Lessons include: If you only ever give things away, you’ll have nothing left before you know it! A good helper knows they can’t do it all alone. Grownups, you can check out our guest Kevin Swanstrom on IMDB to see what he’s been up to. Join our...

Kate asks: What if it rained music and butterflies?

9/5/2022
Scully the Squid and Rola Rabbit get invited to a Back-to-School Dance! Can an underwater creature enjoy a land-lubber dance? Maybe if DJ Abacus picks out the right tunes… Lessons include: Dances and loud music can make some people uncomfortable; being accommodating means paying attention to other people’s needs. This episode is brought to you by Caraway. They design non-toxic ceramic-coated home goods that have raised the standards of what you cook and bake with. Discover Caraway cookware...

Pearson asks: What if a ferret ate a cookie in an orchestra?

8/29/2022
Obsidian the Cat and Ferrivarius the Ferret are musicians who can’t 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? This episode originally aired February 27th, 2017. This episode is brought to you by KiwiCo! Enjoy fun, affordable, and educational activities for kids of all ages shipped straight to you every month. Get 50% off your first month plus FREE shipping on ANY crate line with code...

Rose asks: What if Mr. Eric got eaten by a Venus Fly Trap? (w/ Kesler Talbot from "Lost Ollie")

8/22/2022
Our young guest this week is Kesler Talbot, one of the stars of the new Netflix series, Lost Ollie. Can he help Fred narrate this story, or will he have to intervene in order to save Mr. Eric? Lessons include: The less control we have, the more stress we feel; a little treat can help with sudden stress, but we've got to enjoy all things in moderation Missing: one stuffed rabbit named Ollie with a heart of gold and taste for adventure. Lost Ollie finds his way home to Netflix on August...

Alex asks: What if a dog tooth became a house?

8/15/2022
Make way for a true Monarch among butterflies as she tries to find a home for her great big family to live in the city. Can Peter the Realtor help? Lessons include: getting older means new freedoms and new responsibilities; growing cities need shared green spaces; frisbee golf is a great alternative to golf if want to play a challenging game at a city park This episode is sponsored by Outschool. Enroll in a fun, flexible learning experience with over 140K online classes and camps for every...

Seif asks: What if cat hairballs turned into lion monsters?

8/8/2022
How does JFKat end up leading a team of giant hairballs to the Little League championships? Presumably, it involves lots of naps… Lessons include: winning without work doesn’t help us grow; healthy competition can teach resilience and cooperation This episode is sponsored in part by Caraway. They design non-toxic ceramic-coated home goods that have raised the standards of what you cook and bake with. Discover Caraway cookware and bakeware. Visit Carawayhome.com/WHATIF or use the code...

Mary Had a Little Yes And (Dorktales Storytime #51)

8/1/2022
We're so happy to be bringing you a story that Mr. Eric told along with our friend Jonathan Cormur on his podcast, Dorktales Storytime. Normally, we replay an old favorite once a month, so I hope you all enjoy this rare treat! Dorktales Storytime, hosted by voice actor Jonathan Cormur, is a podcast featuring slightly wacky and very geeky retellings of classic fairy tales with social-emotional lessons and the untold stories about the hidden heroes of history. This episode is brought to you...

Abacus’s Day Off

7/25/2022
With the Observatorium closed for the summer, Abacus wants nothing more than to get out into his garden. Of course, sugar rain, cake clouds, and time traveling heroes aren’t going to make it easy on him. Lessons include: We all need time to tend our own gardens (AKA take care of ourselves); a good friend will respect your boundaries. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld Our Abacus...

Brie, Kyla, & Hayden ask: What if cats sneezed out bunny rabbits? (w/ Porter Mason)

7/18/2022
JFKat wants to make a comic strip, so naturally he goes to the home of comic artist Porter Mason. Porter is a wonderful artist, improviser, and parent, but will he be able to handle JFKat’s bunny-branded allergies? Lessons include: creativity comes in many forms; group projects take a lot of teamwork and listening (and sometimes a lot of messes). Check out Porter Mason at rooniecomics.com for kid-friendly comic strips and great coloring pages! The Roonie the Rabbit comic is beautiful and...

Duration:00:23:19

Maya asks: What if dogs lived in hairbrush trees?

7/11/2022
Zach and Zizi find a rare hair brush pine, and they set out to find the fabled cloud dogs who are said to live at the top. Will they make it to the top? Can they stay safe climbing one of the tallest trees in What If World? We’ll see! Lessons include: When working toward a goal, it’s okay to reassess as you go. Ask yourself (1.) if it’s important, (2.) if it’s achievable, and (3.) how you feel about it. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, a better chance of...

Duration:00:20:37

Carter asks: What if people lived on the sun?

7/4/2022
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. This episode is brought to you by KiwiCo! Enjoy fun, affordable, and educational activities for kids of all ages shipped straight to you every month. Get 50% off your first month plus FREE...

Duration:00:24:06

Elijah asks: What if “The Beatles” were actual beetles?

6/27/2022
Pixicato sneaks out to a concert using a newly discovered magic, but then everything starts going wrong. Can she get her magic under control, or will she put her new bug friends in danger? Lessons include: Your grownups always want to hear about your life, mistakes and all; trust can be built (and rebuilt!) as long as both sides put in the work. This episode is sponsored in part by Caraway. They design non-toxic ceramic-coated home goods that have raised the standards of what you cook and...

Duration:00:26:02

An Interview with Pipey-O

6/20/2022
What happens when your favorite sewer wizard gets his magic wrench wand chewed on by Fred the Dog? Why don’t we ask him! Wizards, pirates, and dragon-turtle-dogs come along for the ride in this story told through your interview questions. Lessons include: it takes time and effort to discover our purpose in life; sometimes we need to give criticism a rest and just be there for our loved ones. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, a better chance of having your...

Duration:00:18:49

Elliot asks: What if flowers grew in play-dough?

6/13/2022
Fred the Dog is shooting his new reality show, “inFredible!”, and special guest Chamomile, the famous giant sculptor, is the show’s first guest. Will fanboy Abacus P. Grumbler let her focus on her art, or will his magic make more trouble for everyone? Lessons include: Fighting to stay awake almost always makes for bigger problems down the road; you’ve got to be your own biggest advocate sometimes, or others may not realize they’re ignoring your needs. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories,...

Duration:00:19:15

Stacey asks: What if tigers lost their stripes?

6/6/2022
We’re sure as sherbert that you’ll love this 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 episode is brought to you by KiwiCo! Enjoy fun, affordable, and educational activities for kids of all ages shipped straight to you every month. Get 50% off your...

Duration:00:23:16

G&G 15: Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Space Chicken?

5/30/2022
It’s the final challenge of our latest adventure, and the team must face a magical maze, a giant space chicken, and an uppity cupcake at the same time! Can they save the Big Bad Wolf, or will they be too busy saving themselves? Lessons include: no one else gets to tell you your value; labels of “good” and “bad” can be misleading and harmful, we all have to do our best to make good choices and learn from our mistakes Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, a better...

Duration:00:23:08

Guilds & Goblins 14: What if cupcakes were alive?

5/23/2022
The team finds itself in the clutches of the Big Bad Wolf, but there is more to them than meets the eye. Is the Wolf as bad as the cupcake people say? The team will have to investigate a magical maze in order to find out! Lessons include: Just because someone says or writes something about us, doesn’t make it true; positive self-talk can help us feel better and believe in ourselves. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, a better chance of having your question...

Duration:00:23:07