What If World

a story podcast 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!

85.A - Bobby & Miley Pizza Makeliverers (the Song!)

Here's a great song by the fabulous Angela Ferrari of Story Spectacular. I can't stop listening to it, and I hope you enjoy it as well.

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Please check out her show for more great jams and stories, and our Patreon page if you want ad-free bonus content like this more often!

85 - What if Bobby Robot delivered pizza (plus a bunny robot)?

Do you know the story of the Robo-Tortoise and the Rabbot? It’s an old What If World yarn, and Angeli Ferrari of Story Spectacular is going to help retell it! Who will win the Pizza Makelivery Race, Bobby Robot or Miley Rabbot?

Lessons include: Strive to add a personal touch and make real connections, and everything you do can be more enjoyable; never underestimate your peers

Join What If World on Patreon! Patron episodes are always Ad-Free & Released Early, with Higher Quality Audio! You can also get a live shout out from your favorite character, bonus stories, snail mail from Mr. Eric, and a much better chance of having your question turned into a story!

What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe, and edited & produced by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen Marshall O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our artwork is by Jason O’Keefe.

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84 - What if fair Elise and Fred the dog climbed up Mount Everest (and Ginger & Otis got teleported to What If World)?

Lots of new character to meet this week, as Ginger the Loyal and Otis the Aloofest visit What If World and meet Hungry Bungry! Can the misplaced pets get back to What Is World, or will the Oopstone trap them forever?!

Lessons include: good rules are made by people who understand their mistakes, and want to keep you from having to repeat them; pollution is a problem we can only solve together!

Join What If World on Patreon!

Get ad-free episodes, snail mail from Mr. Eric, bonus content, and a much better chance of getting your question turned into a story! Coming soon, early access to stories!!!

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

83 - What if I could be invisible and lights could shoot?

Over 100 years ago, in the Wild What, Dimmer the Elf faces off against InvisiBen the Unsightly Troll. Can the clever elf defeat the unseen threat, even though he doesn’t have any elf super powers?

Lessons include: there’s no super power like practice; one’s imagination is often scarier than the reality; many of the best inventions are built using other great ideas.

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Join What If World on Patreon!

Get ad-free episodes, snail mail from Mr. Eric, bonus content, and a much better chance of getting your question turned into a story! Coming soon, early access to stories!!!

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.

82 - What if ninja turtles could fly and birds could cry? (plus a dragon guards a spider web from Cthunkle)

Uh-oh, a portal got opened to What Is World last week and Cthunkle used it to get back to What If World! Meanwhile, Charlotte Songbird starts feeling less special when she finds out that everyone she meets can fly. Upset, she finds her way to a place where no one deals with their emotions. Could it be another one of Cthunkle’s evil schemes?

Lessons include: constantly comparing yourself to others can make anyone unhappy; no amount of super-powers can teach you to deal with your own emotions.

What If World will be performing live at  Children’s Book World in Santa Monica on June 30th! If you live locally, come check it out.

Join What If World on Patreon!

Get ad-free episodes, snail mail from Mr. Eric, bonus content, and a much better chance of getting your question turned into a story! Coming soon, early access to stories!!!

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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81 - What if Fair Elise got really frustrated with Alabaster Zero and teleported him to What Is World? (plus Super Mario & Chickens)

When a stray spell from a frustrated fairy flings Alabaster into the real world, he’ll have to finally take responsibility for his own actions! Will he learn to take his job seriously, or will he be stuck at Mr. Eric’s house forever?

Lessons include: thinking you’re good at something isn’t enough, you have to keep working hard in order to improve; when your goofy antics bother your friends, it’s time to give them a rest


What If World will be performing live at  Children’s Book World in Santa Monica on June 30th! If you live locally, come check it out.

Join What If World on Patreon!

Get ad-free episodes, snail mail from Mr. Eric, bonus content, and a much better chance of getting your question turned into a story! Coming soon, early access to stories!!!

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.

80 - What if cows could make money from mooing and sinking into the deep sea and getting treasure box? (plus Abacus, the moon, & the sun)

What If World has its first crush! Well, its moon does anyway. Get ready to meet the Moon Cow Crooners and hear Mr. Eric’s first quasi-Australian accent. Just remember, What If World’s accents are all just a little bit different from What Is World’s ;)

Lessons include: we should own up to our mistakes rather than make silly excuses; picking on someone is not a good way to show you care

Our Art Contest Ends June 15th

At least one work will be chosen to inspire a What If Story at the end of June. With parent’s permission, contestants will have their artwork featured in What if World’s Conversatorium, a private Facebook group for fans of the show. Of course, we’ll share first names only. Send a scan or photo of your child’s artwork to whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com or mail it straight to us:

What If World (or Mr. Eric)
P.O. Box 4905
Panorama City, CA 91402

Join What If World on Patreon!

Get ad-free episodes, snail mail from Mr. Eric, bonus content, and a much better chance of getting your question turned into a story! Coming soon, early access to stories!!!

 Art by Ty Templeton Art

Art by Ty Templeton Art

79 - What if unicorns turned to rocks when they’re shy and a magical fairy came and didn’t make unicorns shy (and aliens controlled us like puppets)?

Emmatrice Widdle Pony Unistony has been shyly hiding as a stone in the woods until Fairien the Fairy Alien comes to take over the worl – ahem – make a new friend. Can Fairien be a good friend and respect Emma’s shyness, or will he forget the whole thing and conquer What If World?

Lessons include: safety is about learning the smartest way to try something new; fun can be big and loud or little and quiet, you should try a bit of both; make sure you always respect your friends’ boundaries
If you enjoyed this week’s story, please check out Greg Webb’s Purple Rocket Podcast! A big thanks to Greg for voicing the character of Fairien.

Our Art Contest Ends June 15th

At least one work will be chosen to inspire a What If Story at the end of June. With parent’s permission, contestants will have their artwork featured in What if World’s Conversatorium, a private Facebook group for fans of the show. Of course, we’ll share first names only. Send a scan or photo of your child’s artwork towhatifworldpodcast@gmail.com or mail it straight to us:

What If World (or Mr. Eric)
P.O. Box 4905
Panorama City, CA 91402

Thank you for supporting What If World.

  • Join our brand new Facebook group What If World's Conversatorium for conversation about kid's media and education with Mr. Eric and other parents in the community!
  • 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.
  • Connect with us on FacebookInstagram, or Twitter @whatifworldpod!

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.

78 - What if mad scientists had to wear diapers and if you wish for something you got it right beside you?

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Professor Mooshpants and Dr. Nozetal are some of What If World’s maddest scientists. They also happen to be among the youngest. Can the brilliant baby and precocious puppy work together to free themselves from a maximum security day care? Or will they have to wait until their parents pick them up?!

Lessons include: time flies when you stay engaged and challenged; good friends try out each other’s favorite things and grow in the process!

Out Art Contest Ends June 15th

At least one work will be chosen to inspire a What If Story at the end of June. With parent’s permission, contestants will have their artwork featured in What if World’s Conversatorium, a private Facebook group for fans of the show. Of course, we’ll share first names only. Send a scan or photo of your child’s artwork to whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com or mail it straight to us:

What If World (or Mr. Eric)
P.O. Box 4905
Panorama City, CA 91402

Thank you for supporting What If World.

  • Join our brand new Facebook group What If World's Conversatorium for conversation about kid's media and education with Mr. Eric and other parents in the community!
  • 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.
  • Connect with us on FacebookInstagram, or Twitter @whatifworldpod!

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.

77 - What if parents went to school and kids went to work and my doll Rosa came alive and danced with Fair Elise?

Mr. Eric teams up with Rhea Pechter of Little Stories for Tiny People this week. Fair Elise and Pixacato are fed up with work and school, respectively. Good thing it’s Freaky Friday! Can Fair Elise survive a day in ballet school? Can Pixacato solve the mystery of the missing robot brains? Did Alabaster Zero also get Freaky Friday’d, or does the grizzled cop just really love ballet?

Lessons include: both work and school take a special kind of endurance, we should respect each other’s efforts; parents will always look out for you, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look out for them, too!

Our Art Contest Ends June 15th

At least one work will be chosen to inspire a What If Story at the end of June. With parent’s permission, contestants will have their artwork featured in What if World’s Conversatorium, a private Facebook group for fans of the show. Of course, we’ll share first names only. Send a scan or photo of your child’s artwork to whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com or mail it straight to us:

What If World (or Mr. Eric)
P.O. Box 4905
Panorama City, CA 91402

This episode was part of Kids Listen’s summer sweeps. Look for #KidsListenSummer on Twitter and Facebook to find more kid friendly episodes themed around the end of the school year.

 

Thank you for supporting What If World.

  • Join our brand new Facebook group What If World's Conversatorium for conversation about kid's media and education with Mr. Eric and other parents in the community!
  • 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.
  • Connect with us on FacebookInstagram, or Twitter @whatifworldpod!

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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