What If World - Stories for Kids

What If World - Stories for Kids

What If World - Stories for Kids

CATEGORY: Kids & Family
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!
  1. September 26, 2022
    20 min
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    Madi asks: What if we didn’t have any good storybooks? (Story Search Part 1)
    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…
  2. September 19, 2022
    23 min
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    McKenna asks: What if pianos could move and talk?
    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…
  3. September 12, 2022
    24 min
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    Isadora asks: What if stores could get up and walk around? (w/ Kevin Swanstrom)
    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 c…
  4. September 05, 2022
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    Kate asks: What if it rained music and butterflies?
    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…
  5. August 29, 2022
    28 min
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    Pearson asks: What if a ferret ate a cookie in an orchestra?
    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-…
  6. August 22, 2022
    23 min
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    Rose asks: What if Mr. Eric got eaten by a Venus Fly Trap? (w/ Kesler Talbot from "Lost Ollie")
    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: T…
  7. August 15, 2022
    25 min
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    Alex asks: What if a dog tooth became a house?
    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 respo…
  8. August 08, 2022
    24 min
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    What if cat hairballs turned into lion monsters?
    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 c…
  9. August 01, 2022
    18 min
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    Mary Had a Little Yes And (Dorktales Storytime #51)
    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…
  10. July 25, 2022
    20 min
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    Abacus’s Day Off
    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…
  11. July 18, 2022
    24 min
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    What if cats sneezed out bunny rabbits? (with Porter Mason)
    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 allerg…
  12. July 11, 2022
    20 min
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    What if dogs lived in hairbrush trees?
    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 W…
  13. July 04, 2022
    24 min
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    What if you turned your parents into tomatoes?
    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…
  14. June 27, 2022
    26 min
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    What if “The Beatles” were actual beetles?
    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…
  15. June 20, 2022
    20 min
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    An Interview with Pipey-O
    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 throu…
  16. June 13, 2022
    19 min
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    What if flowers grew in play-dough?
    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…
  17. June 06, 2022
    24 min
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    What if tigers lost their stripes?
    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 tha…
  18. May 30, 2022
    24 min
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    G&G 15: Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Space Chicken?
    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 s…
  19. May 23, 2022
    24 min
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    Guilds & Goblins 14: What if cupcakes were alive?
    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 t…
  20. May 16, 2022
    22 min
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    Guilds & Goblins 13: What if there was a giant space chicken?
    The G&G crew is back! This time, Mr. Eric is acting as GM and Zizi is playing a new character, Turtock the Turtle Timekeeper! Will our adventurers finally meet the mysterious Underlows? Or will they be dist…

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