What If World

improvisational stories for kids

 

What If World is a storytelling podcast for kids. Each week, Mr. Eric takes a "what if?" question from a friend and spins it into a story just for you!

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

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:

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  • 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 PodcastsFor 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!

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

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 Pas.care.

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 PodcastsFor 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!

47 - What if the dragon trainer movie were real?

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! 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 PodcastsFor 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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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 PodcastsFor 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!

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!
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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:

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  • 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 -

  1. 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.)
  2. 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 -

  1. 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.)
  2. 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.

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

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!

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 -

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  1. 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.)
  2. Contact us via Email, Facebook 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.

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We're a free podcast! Please help us out if you can:

  • 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!