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!

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 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!

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 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!

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.

    Episode 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-WHAT
    • Write an email to whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com
    • Tweet 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!

    Episode Archive

    Find the links to all current What if World episodes below!

    Episode 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.

    Unknown source - let us know if it's yours!

    Unknown source - let us know if it's yours!

    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-WHAT
    • Write an email to whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com
    • Tweet 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!

    Episode 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-WHAT
    • Write an email to whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com
    • Tweet 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!

    Episode 26 - What if legos were alive?

    When the bottom brick of a building block tower decides to shape things up, will their whole toy culture come crashing down? Maybe Daphnedil, the talking wildflower daffodil, can help keep the peace. (We apologize for some minor sound issues this week. Mr. Eric really blew it, but he’ll do better next time!)

    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-WHAT
    • Write an email to whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com
    • Tweet 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 iTunes! 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!

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

    In our April Fools episode, the story starts to get away from Mr. Eric, quite literally. Sully gets a new dog, Fred, but their first day at school together gets pretty strange as the story starts playing tricks on the storyteller! Spoiler alert: the very fate of What If World may hang in the balance...

    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-WHAT
    • Write an email to whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com
    • Tweet 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 iTunes! 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!

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

    Welcome to The Sky’s the Limit, a summer camp in the clouds. Pixicato is dreading her first sleepaway camp, while Lola the Rabbit has saved her pennies all year in order to get here. Will they be able to find enough common ground to get along? Can Camp Counselor Curt Cumulus keep cloud crowd control? Quite the conundrum!

    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-WHAT
    • Write an email to whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com
    • Tweet 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 iTunes! 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!