52 - What if the sorting hat from Hogwarts started saying random words instead of houses at the start of the year?
Summary: 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 at patreon.com/whatifworld! 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out our Imaginarium for T-Shirts & more at whatifworld.threadless.com, and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, 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.