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(1922)

Rank #11 in Kids & Family category

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Kids & Family
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Stories for Kids

What If World - Stories for Kids

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Rank #11 in Kids & Family category

Comedy
Kids & Family
Improv
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

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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

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1922 Ratings
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1545
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121

Good just kidding it’s epic.

By A Prince Amongst Men - Feb 10 2020
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It’s the best thing I ever listened to and when I say ever I’m serious.

Best podcast ever!!!! 3

By the summer soilder - Feb 09 2020
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My favorite one is number 92, what if donuts came to life and went on a journey to find sprinkles.

iTunes Ratings

1922 Ratings
Average Ratings
1545
137
74
45
121

Good just kidding it’s epic.

By A Prince Amongst Men - Feb 10 2020
Read more
It’s the best thing I ever listened to and when I say ever I’m serious.

Best podcast ever!!!! 3

By the summer soilder - Feb 09 2020
Read more
My favorite one is number 92, what if donuts came to life and went on a journey to find sprinkles.
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What If World - Stories for Kids

Latest release on Feb 10, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 26 - What if legos were alive?

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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!

Apr 10 2017

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Rank #2: 6 - What if it rained candy?

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This week Ryan's hitting us with the hard, topical questions (it is Halloween, after all): What if it rained candy??? Candy the Kid - a cowboy made of candy, naturally - joins us to talk about his love of eating candy... and why that isn't creepy in What If World!

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If you or your child would like to contribute a "what if?" question for the podcast 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!

Oct 31 2016

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Rank #3: 3 - What if we moved into a spooky, scary house?

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Things are getting a little spooky in What if World!

This week Mamma Jamma & Poppa Loo join Mr. Eric in the studio to talk about their house hunt. But it turns scary once Poppa Loo asks what will happen if they find a spooky, scary house.

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(Don't worry, it all turns out ok! But if your kid is very easily frightened, you may want to skip this one.)

If you or your child would like to contribute a "what if?" question for the podcast 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.

Story & vocals by Eric O'Keefe. Editing by Karen Marshall. Theme song by Craig Martinson.

Oct 10 2016

21mins

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Rank #4: 52 - What if the sorting hat from Hogwarts started saying random words instead of houses at the start of the year?

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Long ago in 2001, when Abacus first opened his magical school, many of his students begged to be sorted. But when Abacus conjures a Sorta Hat to do the job, his magic is as unreliable as ever…

Lessons include: labeling people is a recipe for cruelty; grownups and professionals have feelings, too

Thank you for supporting What If World! Want more?

  • Be a real What-Iffer and join us on Patreon! Get access to live-stream stories, branded swag, one-on-one FaceTime with Mr. Eric, activity books & more! 
  • Rate or review us on Apple Podcasts. One moment of your time helps us to grow! 
  • Call 205-605-WHAT with a What If Question. Listeners outside the US, email us a voice memo or recording at whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com
  • Check out our Imaginarium for T-Shirts & more, and connect with us on FacebookInstagram, or Twitter @whatifworldpod!

What If World is hosted and performed by Eric O’Keefe and edited by Karen Marshall, with a theme song by Craig Martinson.

Nov 06 2017

19mins

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Rank #5: 4 - What if robots could turn into dragons?

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Randall Radbot visits the studio to help answer the age old question: "What if robots could turn into dragons?" Thank you so much to Teddy for calling in!

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If you or your child would like to contribute a "what if?" question for the podcast 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.

Story & vocals by Eric O'Keefe. Editing by Karen Marshall. Theme song by Craig Martinson.

Oct 17 2016

19mins

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Rank #6: 32 - What if sharks had legs?

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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!

May 22 2017

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Rank #7: 7 - What if cats ruled the world?

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This week while we decide who to elect President of the United States, caller Kylie presents a 3rd option: what if CATS ruled the world? Find out what happens when Jojo Fluffy Kat gets put in charge! (Plus, we have a visit from Musby Mistaken, who gives us an update on Della and the space fairies!)

Subscribe on iTunes!

Beautiful portrait of Fred courtesy of Art By Manda - www.artbymanda.com

If you or your child would like to contribute a "what if?" question for the podcast 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!

Nov 07 2016

17mins

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Rank #8: 40 - What if candy was good for you?

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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!

We love doing the show for you, and 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!

Jul 24 2017

21mins

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Rank #9: 131 - What if kids could sleep at school?

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Mr. Eric teams up with Grammy winning musical artist Secret Agent 23 Skidoo for a story that’s truly a dream come true! Can Zach and Captain Boar learn to fly at Sleepaway Camp, aka Dream School?

Lessons include: Having an active day and making healthy choices is the key to a good night’s sleep; being honest about your fears can help you face them

Learn more about our special guest, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, his albums and upcoming shows! Follow him on Facebook @secretagent23skidoo. One of my favorite songs is Imaginary Friend, but they’re all super catchy and fun.

Join our Patreon for Ad-Free Episodes released early with higher quality audio. All patrons get a shout out on the show and a much better chance of getting a question answered. Other benefits include bonus stories, snail mail rewards, and a personalized message from Mr. Eric! 

What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen Marshall O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com. Broken Dreams song used with permission from Secret Agent 23 Skidoo.

Jul 29 2019

20mins

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Rank #10: 140 - What if ninjago LEGOs came to life?

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Abacus P. Grumbler gets to host his own cooking show this week, and the whole Jamma-Loo Family will learn the great secrets of cooking magic… That is, if they can keep Zach’s Ninjagoos under control.

Lessons: It’s fun to forget ourselves while playing, but we still need to remember our friends’ feelings; throwing an egg in its shell is painful!

Subscribe to What If World on Himalaya or wherever you listen to podcasts!

Join our Patreon for Ad-Free Episodes released early with higher quality audio. Patrons get a shout out on the show, a better chance of getting questions answered, bonus audio, and lots more!

What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen Marshall O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com. This week’s art was adapted from pieces by OCAL.

Oct 21 2019

12mins

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Rank #11: 141 - What if a witch turned a hamster into a unicorn?

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Sarah Zwinklis is our special guest for this Halloween special, playing a witch who takes care of a rather troublesome hamster.

Lessons: Growing up isn’t just about being big! It takes time to learn all the things we need to go out into the world.

This episode is brought to you by The Creeping Hour, a horror anthology series recommended for kids 8-12. Time to creep out!

If you love Sarah Zwinklis as much as we do, check out ICAN, the International Children’s Arts Network, for non stop classical music and stories from some of your favorite artists, including What If World!

What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen Marshall O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com

Subscribe to What If World on Himalaya or wherever you listen to podcasts!

Oct 28 2019

20mins

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Rank #12: 42 - What if marshmallows could talk and the law was humans couldn't eat them? (plus a Griffin)

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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!

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.

Aug 14 2017

18mins

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Rank #13: 98 - What if unicorns lived in Halloween bushes?

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Mr. Eric is joined by young listener named Sloan who will help him tell a totally improvised Halloween special! Can Sloan the Little Unicorn find JFKat after he is scared out of their spooky house by an unapologetic Skeleton Ghost?

Lessons include: It’s important to express even the less popular feelings, like guilt and fear; it’s easy to forgive others when you’re able to see from their perspective.

This week’s episode is part of the Kids Listen Halloween Sweeps! Take minute to check out the fun and relaxing April Eight Songs & Stories, the inspiring interview show Good Stuff Kids, and the newest member of the Kids Listen community, This Week in the Multiverse, an original take on science fiction for older kids.

What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen Marshall O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe.

Oct 22 2018

20mins

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Rank #14: 107 - What if tigers lost their stripes?

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We’re sure as sherbert that you’ll love this original 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 1 minute survey gets you a free bonus episode! It’s anonymous and just asks questions about parents. The bonus episode is a mad lib story where Fred the Dog is turned into a cat by Abacus P. Grumbler! One lucky family will also be chosen at random to have their What If question answered. Please email us at whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com after filling out your survey, and we’ll send you back the bonus episode.

Join our Patreon for a better chance of having your question answered! Patron eps are always ad-free & released early, with higher quality audio. Kids can also get a shout out on the show from their favorite character, bonus stories, snail mail from Mr. Eric, and a much better chance of having their question turned into a story!

What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen Marshall O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe.

Jan 07 2019

23mins

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Rank #15: 12 - What if there were a never ending bowl of ice cream?

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Is it possible to have too much of a good thing? This week's story answers a question that gets straight to the heart of that old query - what if there were a never ending bowl of ice cream??? Join Whendiana Joan, Abacus P Grumbler and the Learninator as they find out!

If you or your child would like to submit a "What if?" question or tell us about one of Mr. Eric's famous flubs 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!

Dec 12 2016

20mins

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Rank #16: 139 - What if cats live in outer space and space dogs chase space cats?

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Mike Rylander joins us, playing a whole slew of characters in a space odyssey you won’t soon forget… and keep an eye out for FREDZORB THE DESTROYER.

Lessons: All people deserve to be treated equally; dogs and cats CAN get along ;)

Find out more about our special guest, Mike Rylander, actor, improviser, narrator, dad, and cool dude :)

Subscribe to What If World on Himalaya or wherever you listen to podcasts!

Join our Patreon for Ad-Free Episodes released early with higher quality audio. Patrons get a shout out on the show, a better chance of getting questions answered, bonus audio, and lots more!

What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen Marshall O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com.

Oct 14 2019

20mins

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Rank #17: 39 - What if ninjas could turn into animals?

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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!

Jul 17 2017

24mins

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Rank #18: 111 - What if french fries and drinks had war?

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When Dracomax and Hernosity get lost in the woods, they find themselves embroiled in some fast food politics.

Lessons include: Before making a judgment in an argument, it’s important to hear from both sides; if you dislike someone you don’t know, it might help to learn more about them.

This 1 minute survey gets you a free bonus episode! It’s anonymous and just asks questions about parents. The bonus episode is a mad lib story where Fred the Dog is turned into a cat by Abacus P. Grumbler! One lucky family will also be chosen at random to have their What If question answered. Please email us at whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com after filling out your survey, and we’ll send you back the bonus episode.

Join our Patreon for a better chance of having your question answered! Patron eps are always ad-free & released early, with higher quality audio. Kids can also get a shout out on the show from their favorite character, bonus stories, snail mail from Mr. Eric, and a much better chance of having their question turned into a story!

What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen Marshall O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com. This week’s artwork by j4p4n.

Feb 04 2019

16mins

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Rank #19: 117 - What if you travelled back in time to when it rained candy?

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Dracomax, Abacus, and Mr. Star (voiced by Mr. Eric’s nephew, Teddy) team up to thwart Mr. Business, who wants it to keep raining candy forever!

Listen to episode 6, What if it rained candy? for the first part of this story.

Lessons include: If you cannot treat friends (and co-workers) fairly, you might find yourself without any; try to appreciate generosity wherever you find it.

Join our Patreon for Ad-Free Episodes released early with higher quality audio. All patrons get a shout out on the show and a much better chance of getting a question answered. Other benefits include bonus stories, snail mail rewards, and a personalized message from Mr. Eric!

You can follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter; or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com

What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen Marshall O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com.

Mar 25 2019

19mins

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Rank #20: 44 - What if cats could turn into vampires? (Plus: fairies!)

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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!

Aug 28 2017

18mins

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