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!

123. What if eagles wear glasses and eated too much meat?

Mick Sullivan, host of the popular kids history show The Past and the Curious, helps us tell a totally fictitious tale inspired by actual history… or at least historical speculation. All aboard the Ice Cream Train for a delightful frozen treat!

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Lessons include: enjoy your favorite things in moderation; hasty fixes can lead to more problems

If you enjoyed Mick Sullivan’s guest appearance, find out more about his new book, The Meathshower, and his history podcast for kids, The Past and the Curious.

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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. Our artwork today is the cover of Mick's book.

122. What if worms wore pajamas and played with toys?

Winnie Winnie Worm Worm and Leo Riggelo go all the way to Lost Wegas in search of a place where they can play games without being judged.

Lessons include: toys and games don’t have to be designated for girls and boys; playing with new and different kids is an enriching experience for you and for them

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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.

121. What if What If World was not real?

Mr. Eric is going to share a little bit of his own story today in an especially whacky story, involving a dungeon caper, a hot balloon, and… the end of What If World?! Or is it the beginning?

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Lessons include: sometimes all it takes is a quick distraction to get us off of our screen and out into the real world; “What ifs” can help keep your imagination healthy.

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. This week’s beautiful artwork was sent in by a listener named Maya. Thanks, Maya!

120. What if my lunch lady was an octopus and the sky had a mouth?

This Earth Day, Zach and Zizi are on a mission to feed the sky a healthy meal. But can they save the world and still get back to school in time for Pizza Day?

Lessons include: big changes don’t happen overnight, but using your voice can help get things started; junk food makes us feel like junk and healthy food makes us feel healthy, who’da thunk?

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.

119. What if kids love chores?

Let’s go back in time to meet Alabaster Zero as a little boy. Can he rescue his father, Alabaster Negative One, from the Evil Pirate Robot Ninja Dragon Fortress? Or will this be his last chore?

Lessons include: Being told you are good doesn’t make you good, you’ve got to reach out and be kind to others; we can’t change our past mistakes, but we can learn from them!

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.

BONUS: Cool Facts About Unicorns!

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Instead of airing a rerun this week, we’re sharing an appearance by Abacus P. Grumbler and Mr. Eric on Cool Facts About Animals. Grady, Clara, Theo, and mom Ali are fans of the show, just as I am a long time fan of theirs! They really test Professor Grumbler’s knowledge of unicorns. Do you think they can stump him?

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.

118. What if monsters were made of carpet, and each step you took it hurted cause the teeth were sticking up?

Cthunkle, Squiderella, and Scully think they have to scare chickens in order to get eggs from them. Could there be a better way? Find out in this EXTRA whacky April Fools’ story.

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Lessons include: Kindness and cooperation can be a lot more effective than being loud and scary; Messing with technology you don’t understand can be dangerous.

Today’s episode was part of the Kids Listen April Fool’s Sweeps! Here some handy links to The Good Words Podcast and Cool Facts About Animals. I hope you enjoy their wacky April Episodes as well.

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. This week’s art is a mashup by Karen of works by VoPo and Hextrust Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com.

117. What if you travelled back in time to when it rained candy?

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.

116. What if Fred licked the Internet?

Fred and Pipey-O team up to rebuild the What House… after Fred chewed the whole house to pieces! Will an Internet What House be able to replace the real thing?

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Lessons include: Video games cannot replace the real world; if your current approach to a project isn’t working, it might be time to try something else.

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 even a chance to invent your own character!

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.

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115. What if popcorn could talk (plus Hotwheels)?

What if World gets fast and furious with this pop-corny tale of daredevil drivers. But what happens when these unsafe drivers learn they can’t just pop back from a new kernel every time they get hurt?

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Lessons include: No one is invincible, no matter how tough they talk; reckless behavior can endanger yourself and others

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 even a chance to invent your own character!

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. This week’s artwork is by houssenmoshine.