What If World - Stories for Kids

What If World - Stories for Kids

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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? 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

46 - What if grapefruit were alive and wore shirts?  

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 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 access to special What If World stories and live streams. Other rewards include swag, one-on-one Google Hangouts with Mr. Eric, episode workbooks and more!Buy a t-shirtmugbeach towel or a bunch of other fun What If World items at our Threadless store!Write a review of What If World on Apple Podcasts. For a limited time, let us know you left a review and Mr. Eric will send you a sticker & personalized note!Share What If World with a friend who loves stories.Call 205-605-WHAT with a What If Question, an interview question for one of WiW’s many characters, or a comment on one of our past stories.Share your What If World art on Facebook, on Twitter @whatifworldpod, or by Email!

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

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 - become a member at just $2 a month and get access to special What If World stories and live streams. Other rewards include swag, one-on-one Google Hangouts with Mr. Eric, episode workbooks and more!Buy a t-shirtmugbeach towel or a bunch of other fun What If World items at our Threadless store!Write a review of What If World on Apple Podcasts.Share What If World with a friend who loves stories.Call 205-605-WHAT with a What If Question, an interview question for one of WiW’s many characters, or a comment on one of our past stories.Share your What If World art on Facebook, on Twitter @whatifworldpod, or by Email!
44 - What if cats could turn into vampires? (Plus: fairies!)  

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:

Visit our Patreon page - become a member at just $2 a month and get access to special What If World stories and live streams. Other rewards include swag, one-on-one Google Hangouts with Mr. Eric, episode workbooks and more!Buy a t-shirtmugbeach towel or a bunch of other fun What If World items at our Threadless store!Write a review of What If World on Apple Podcasts.Share What If World with a friend who loves stories.Call 205-605-WHAT with a What If Question, an interview question for one of WiW’s many characters, or a comment on one of our past stories.Share your What If World art on Facebook, on Twitter @whatifworldpod, or by Email!
43 - What if a chicken could ride a cloud and Abacus P Grumbler turned me into a lion?  

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

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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 access to special What If World stories and live streams. Other rewards include swag, one-on-one Google Hangouts with Mr. Eric, episode workbooks and more!Buy a t-shirtmugbeach towel or a bunch of other fun What If World items at our Threadless store!Write a review of What If World on Apple Podcasts.Share What If World with a friend who loves stories.Call 205-605-WHAT with a What If Question, an interview question for one of WiW’s many characters, or a comment on one of our past stories.Share your What If World art on Facebook, on Twitter @whatifworldpod, or by Email!
42 - What if marshmallows could talk and the law was humans couldn't eat them? (plus a Griffin)  

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!

DON'T FORGET TO ENTER THE WHAT IF WORLD REVIEW CONTEST!

Been eyeing a t-shirt? Trying to figure out what will make your kid's birthday extra special this year? Enter our contest for a chance to win any item of your choice from the What If World threadless store or a free video chat with Mr. Eric for your family, where YOU can help tell the story! There's only two steps -

Write a short review for What If World on Apple Podcasts. Don't know how? Here are instructions on how to leave a review on your iPhone or Computer. (And don't worry if it doesn't show up immediately - sometimes it takes up to 24 hours to appear.)Contact us via EmailFacebook or Twitter with your display name - so we know how to contact you if you win!

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.

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

This week we're taking a break to rerun one of our FAVORITE stories! Will Rola the Rabbit find her family? 

DON'T FORGET TO ENTER THE WHAT IF WORLD REVIEW CONTEST!

Been eyeing a t-shirt? Trying to figure out what will make your kid's birthday extra special this year? Enter our contest for a chance to win any item of your choice from the What If World threadless store or a free video chat with Mr. Eric for your family, where YOU can help tell the story! There's only two steps -

Write a short review for What If World on Apple Podcasts. Don't know how? Here are instructions on how to leave a review on your iPhone or Computer. (And don't worry if it doesn't show up immediately - sometimes it takes up to 24 hours to appear.)Contact us via EmailFacebook or Twitter with your display name - so we know how to contact you if you win!

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.

40 - What if candy was good for you?  

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!

Announcing the What If World review contest

Been eyeing a t-shirt? Trying to figure out what will make your kid's birthday extra special this year? Enter our contest for a chance to win any item of your choice from the What If World threadless store or a free video chat story with Mr. Eric! There's only two steps -

Write a short review for What If World on Apple Podcasts. Don't know how? Here are instructions on how to leave a review on your iPhone or Computer. (And don't worry if it doesn't show up immediately - sometimes it takes up to 24 hours to appear.)Email us at whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com with your display name so we know how to contact you if you win!

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.

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 access to special What If World stories and live streams. Other rewards include swag, one-on-one Google Hangouts with Mr. Eric (just like Teddy's in today's episode!), episode workbooks and more!Buy a t-shirtmugbeach towel or a bunch of other fun What If World items at our Threadless store!Share What If World with a friend who loves stories.Call 205-605-WHAT with a What If Question, an interview question for one of WiW’s many characters, or a comment on one of our past stories.Share your What If World art on Facebook, on Twitter @whatifworldpod, or by Email!
39 - What if ninjas could turn into animals?  

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 Patreon page - become a member at just $2 a month and get access to special What If World stories and live streams. Other rewards include swag, one-on-one Google Hangouts with Mr. Eric (just like Teddy's in today's episode!), episode workbooks and more!Buy a t-shirtmugbeach towel or a bunch of other fun What If World items at our Threadless store!Write a review of What If World on Apple Podcasts.Share What If World with a friend who loves stories.Call 205-605-WHAT with a What If Question, an interview question for one of WiW’s many characters, or a comment on one of our past stories.Share your What If World art on Facebook, on Twitter @whatifworldpod, or by Email!

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

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 our Patreon page - become a member at just $2 a month and get access to special What If World stories and live streams. Other rewards include free swag, one-on-one Google Hangouts with Mr. Eric, free worksheets and more!Buy a t-shirtmugbeach towel or a bunch of other fun What If World items at our Threadless store!Write a review of What If World on Apple Podcasts.Share What If World with a friend who loves stories.Call 205-605-WHAT with a What If Question, an interview question for one of WiW’s many characters, or a comment on one of our past stories.Share your What If World art on Facebook, on Twitter @whatifworldpod, or by Email!
37 - What if cats are rocket ships and you could turn into a polka dot?  

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 favoirte 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, “beating the heat” also means thinking about global warming

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 access to special What If World stories and live streams. Other rewards include free swag, one-on-one Google Hangouts with Mr. Eric, free worksheets and more!Write a review of What If World on Apple Podcasts.Share What If World with a friend who loves stories.Call 205-605-WHAT with a What If Question, an interview question for one of WiW’s many characters, or a comment on one of our past stories.Share your What If World art on Facebook, on Twitter @whatifworldpod, or by Email!

Plus, check out our Threadless store where you can buy a t-shirtmugbeach towel or a bunch of other fun What If World items!

Want more content about cats flying??? Check out this awesome Story Pirates video from 2007!

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

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

(And once you've listened don't forget to check out below the episode for links to our brand new Patreon page and Threadless store!)

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 access to special What If World stories and live streams. Other rewards include free swag, one-on-one Google Hangouts with Mr. Eric, free worksheets and more!Buy a t-shirt, mug, beach towel or a bunch of other fun What If World items at our Threadless store!Write a review of What If World on Apple Podcasts.Share What If World with a friend who loves stories.Call 205-605-WHAT with a What If Question, an interview question for one of WiW’s many characters, or a comment on one of our past stories.Share your What If World art on Facebook, on Twitter @whatifworldpod, or by Email!
35 - What if humans found an alien spaceship and what if houses built themselves?  

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, share with a friend who loves stories.Call 205-605-WHAT with a What If Question, an interview question for one of WiW’s many characters, or a comment on one of our past stories.Share your What If World art on Facebook, @whatifworldpod, or by Email!

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

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 with a What If Question, an interview question for one of WiW’s many characters, or a comment on one of our past stories.Share your What If World art on Facebook, @whatifworldpod, or by Email!
33 - What if snakes had feathers and birds had scales?  

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 cultures wherever you go

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 interview question for one of WiW’s many characters, or a comment on one of our past stories.Share your What If World art on Facebook, @whatifworldpod, or by Email!
32 - What if sharks had legs?  

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 storiescall 205-605-WHAT with a What If Question, an interview question for one of WiW’s many characters, or a comment on one of our past stories.share your What If World art on Facebook, @whatifworldpod, or by Email!

Just for funsies. :)

31 - What if dolphins could fly?  

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 storiescall 205-605-WHAT with a What If Question, an interview question for one of WiW’s many characters, or a comment on one of our past stories.share your What If World art on Facebook, @whatifworldpod, or by Email!
30 - What if mirrors could talk back to each other?  

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 Facebook, @whatifworldpod, or by Email!Write a review on Apple Podcasts, share with a friend who loves stories.Call 205-605-WHAT with a What If Question, an interview question for one of WiW’s many characters, or a comment on one of our past stories.
29 - What if elephants were small and could talk and meerkats were big?  

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 share your thoughts about a past episode, you can do so in the following ways:

Leave a voicemail at (205) 605-WHATWrite an email to whatifworldpodcast@gmail.comTweet 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 don't worry if you have to call two or three times. :)

Help us out by giving us a rating & review on Apple Podcasts! Or, share What If World with your friends on Facebook or Twitter and help us spread the word so that we can continue to tell new stories!

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

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.

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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-WHATWrite an email to whatifworldpodcast@gmail.comTweet 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 don't worry if you have to call two or three times. :)

Help us out by giving us a rating & review on Apple Podcasts! Or, share What If World with your friends on Facebook or Twitter and help us spread the word so that we can continue to tell new stories!

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

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-WHATWrite an email to whatifworldpodcast@gmail.comTweet 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 don't worry if you have to call two or three times. :)

Help us out by giving us a rating & review on Apple Podcasts! Or, share What If World with your friends on Facebook or Twitter and help us spread the word so that we can continue to tell new stories!

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