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!

65 - What if I were raised by dragons?

Michael Mason, host of Good Stuff Kids, joins Mr. Eric to help tell an ode to “Elf.” Meet Da Dragon and his daughter Amelia, a little human girl. When she meets her birth father, Ebesneezer, she learns that he and New What City have lost the Dragon Spirit. Can Amelia help them get it back?

Lessons include: When you believe in yourself, you can work wonders

New characters: Amelia, Ebesneezer, Da Dragon, Roady Racoon

Old favorites: Stevie the Fleasel

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

64 - What if pictures that you’ve taken in the past turned into movies when you looked at them?

It’s Movietines Day and Alabaster Zero didn’t get a single card from his friends, not that the hard-nosed cop wanted mushy cards... At any rate, he’s determined to solve the mystery of the missing cards with his partner Fair Elise. Can you figure out the twist?

Lessons include: you should tell your friends and family how you feel about them, and maybe show them with a nice gesture now and then!

FREE BONUS EPISODE: Rate or review us on Apple Podcasts then email us at whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com. We’ll respond with a great What If World story that you can’t hear anywhere else. You don’t need to share any info: it’s honor system, folks. We want to know what you like and what you want more of!

Don't forget to check out Little Stories for Tiny PeopleSparkle Stories and the Kids Listen App!

Thank you for supporting What If World.

  • Be a real What-Iffer and join us on Patreon! Get access to ad-free episodes, live-stream stories, branded swag, one-on-one FaceTime with Mr. Eric, activity books & more! 
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  • Call 205-605-WHAT with a What If Question. Listeners outside the US, email us a voice memo or recording at whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com
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What If World is hosted and performed by Eric O’Keeffe and edited by Karen Marshall O'Keeffe, with a theme song by Craig Martinson.

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63 - What if transformers robots in disguise could turn into christmas trees and christmas trees could turn into star destroyers (plus Harrigo!)?

Your favorite talking tree is back! The newly nice Harrigo is gathering friends of all kinds, even talking robots and starships. Sadly, the Autogreens and the Evertrons don’t get along, and Harri gets stuck in the middle.

Lessons include: It’s easy to think of others as bad guys when you’ve never met them; it’s better to speak your mind than to have everyone like you

FREE BONUS EPISODE: Rate or review us on Apple Podcasts then email us atwhatifworldpodcast@gmail.com. We’ll respond with a great What If World story that you can’t hear anywhere else. You don’t need to share any info: it’s honor system, folks. We want to know what you like and what you want more of!

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Thank you for supporting What If World!

  • Be a real What-Iffer and join us on Patreon! Get access to ad-free episodes, 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.
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What If World is hosted and performed by Eric O’Keeffe and edited by Karen Marshall O'Keeffe, with a theme song by Craig Martinson.

62 - What if paper airplanes stayed in the air forever?

The Observatorium gets a new student, Parsha Parchment-Paper from the esteemed school of Wentbridge! She’s none too happy with her new, underfunded school, and she let’s Abacus know it. Will the wizard’s paper airplane lesson win her over or will it nearly destroy the school… again…

Lessons include: you can only make new friends if you give them a chance, where you’re from doesn’t make you better or worse than anyone else

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

61 - What if Abacus and JFKat drank a potion at the same time and switched minds?

Two of your favorite characters team up this week… or at least they would if they could learn to get along. After a classic magic milkshake mix-up, the kitty president and hapless wizard will have to learn to listen if they ever want to change back.

Lessons include: you shouldn’t have to mistreat one friend in order to make another happy, good listening doesn’t mean tuning the rest of the world out.

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

60 - What if dinosaurs and chickens could turn into anything? (Plus Whendiana and the Learninator)

Meet Whyla and Guyceratops, two shapechangers that Whendiana meets in the same place… only in two very different times. Can Whendi solve their problems? Can the Learninator overcome his fear of chickens? Can you guess the tricky twist?

Lessons include: You don’t have to pretend to be someone else, it’s important to venture outside of our small communities and learn about different people

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

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59 - What if babysitters sat on babies?

Do you remember your first time having a babysitter? Did you wonder what it was going to be like? Zizi, Fair Elise, and Lola the Rabbit let their imaginations get away with them as they try to figure out the mystery.

Lessons include: Our fears are often far worse than the reality, talking out your fears with friends is a healthy exercise.

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Thank you for supporting What If World!

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

58 - What if unicorns and narwhals had jedi sabers for their horns?

This week, we return to a time when the Uni Order sought to quell the Refishtance once and for all. Get ready for another round of bad puns as Mr. Eric takes on one of his favorite subjects, the Shark Wars. (Don’t worry, there are no spoilers.)

Lessons include: Peace without freedom isn’t all that peaceful; our differences are important and with them we can make each other stronger

Thank you for supporting What If World!

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

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57 - What if Santa were an elephant and toys could read your mind?

Merry Ifmas, everyone! Scully the Squid has had a tough year and isn’t really sure what he wants, so Santaphant gives him a telepathic toy to help figure it out. Will Scully learn to speak his mind?

Lessons include: bottling up your emotions doesn’t gets good results, “boy” and “girl” toys have more in common than you think

Thank you for supporting What If World! We'll be taking a break for the holidays, but back on January 1st.

  • Be a real What-Iffer and join us on Patreon! Get access to ad-free episodes, live-stream stories, branded swag, one-on-one FaceTime with Mr. Eric, activity books & more! 
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  • Call 205-605-WHAT with a What If Question. Listeners outside the US, email us a voice memo or recording at whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com
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What If World is hosted and performed by Eric O’Keeffe and edited by Karen Marshall O'Keeffe, with a theme song by Craig Martinson.

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56 - What if chairs had a chance to be alive and magicians came from the future and smelled like garbage and made everything better?

In the year 2099, Dinosaur-riding chairs (yes, that’s what we mean) rule over a trash-covered What If World. Can Debrie and Phillth travel back in time and stop the Chaiborgs from taking over?

Lessons include: our actions create a lot of waste we never see; all people deserve equal treatment, regardless of their differences

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Thank you for supporting What If World!

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