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!

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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.

114. What if rhinocerouses took over Egypt?

Let’s learn of Cleocatra’s mysterious past! The young cat is destined to become queen of Ygypt, but the Rhino people are sick of being ruled by cats and lions. Can they learn to live together?

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Lessons include: Being nice is more than just behaving politely, you have to actually think about other people’s feelings; there is no way we can prepare for every possible emergency, sometimes you have to stay calm and think on your feet.

See Mr. Eric at SXSW! What If World will be teaming up with Brains On!, Ear Snacks, and Wow in the World to share some knowledge. Our panel is called Kids Listen: The Craft of Podcasting for Kids, and if you or anyone you know will be in the Austin area on March 10th, we’d love to see you there!

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!

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 sonoftroll.

You can follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com or send snail mail to:

What If World (or Mr. Eric)

P.O. Box 4905

Panorama City, CA 91402

103. What if JFKat had a friend named Purrcy and everytime he purred everyone around him fell asleep? (Purrcy Part 1)

The president has been elected, and it’s time for JFKat to lead the Fur Force… so why’s he dragging his paws?

Lessons include: Figuring out who you are is one of the most exciting parts of life, even if it feels scary sometimes; Super powers might bring short term happiness, but they can’t solve all your problems.

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This 1 minute survey gets you a free bonus episode! It’s anonymous and just asks questions about parents. The bonus episode is a fun mad lib story where Fred the Dog is turned into Fred the 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!

Head over to our Imaginarium to get a head start on the holidays! What if World shirts, mugs, totes, and more, made to order and shipped straight to you.

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.

102. What if I was a unicorn and I could give stuff from my horn and Fred the Dog could find my fairy garden?

Fred has to figure out the secret to making a dog house fly, or else he’ll be late to his own inauguration! Fortunately a shapeshifting Finn Again and a generous Miracorn are there to help.

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Lessons include: It’s important to think hard when making big decisions (and to not let the small decisions slow you down).

What If World will have a LIVE show and workshop at the DTLA Mini Maker Faire, Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10 AM – 4 PM at the Los Angeles Central Library. It’s a free event but there is limited space in the storytelling workshops, which will start shortly after the event begins, and end at about noon.

Join Our Patreon to Hear Archived Stories! We can only host 100 episodes on our feed, but your unique Patreon feed lets you access our entire backlog! 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.

101. What if Cthunkle did his show, “What Is World,” and interviewed Mr. Eric?

Cthunkle hosts this unusual episode. Could this be the end of What If World? Not if the next president and their new cabinet have anything to do with it!

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Lessons include: Handling disappointment is a really important skill for kids and grown-ups to practice; it’s important to make your voice heard, even if you don’t get your way.

What If World will have a LIVE show and workshop at the DTLA Mini Maker Faire, Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10 AM – 4 PM at the Los Angeles Central Library. It’s a free event but there is limited space in the storytelling workshops, which will start shortly after the event begins, and end at about noon.

Join Our Patreon to Hear Archived Stories! We can only host 100 episodes on our feed, but your unique Patreon feed lets you access our entire backlog! 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.

97 - What if What if World had a presidential debate?

The final 6 candidates for president will have to answer your questions if they want to get the job! Unfortunately, Mr. Eric’s never run a debate before… how bad could it be?

Lessons include: Whether you’re a president, or a tiny talking mouse, your ideas and efforts can make a big difference; Everyone needs help sometimes, and leaders need the most help of all!

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95 - What if JFKat had to tell the story (and could control everything and read minds), and Abacus P Grumbler turned everyone into police officers?

When JFKat controls everything, even the story itself, will he finally realize that napping 19 hours a day might not be the best way to run a world? Maybe Abacus and Rainokhi the talking rainbow can help him take the hint.

Lessons include: absolute power actually isn’t any fun; sometimes, being responsible means admitting that you need help

Who should be President of What If World? Write us on Facebook, Twitter, or join our private group, The Conversatorium, to keep the discussion just to fellow fans. You could vote for Marsha Mallow, Whendiana Joan, Fred the Maybe-Zombie Dog, JFKat (again), or any character you like!

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 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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94 - What if pianos could move and talk by themselves and stairs turned into houses?

Zizi is back to school this week, and has officially achieved the status of “Big Kid.” Will she and Benocerous be able to handle Music class? Hopefully one of them knows how to speak piano…

Lessons include: It can difficult to say what you mean, but keep trying to make your good intentions known; understanding others is hard work, but it can help you make friends and resolve disagreements.

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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 with help from Karen Marshall O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our artwork is by Jason O’Keefe.

93 - What if blankets could talk and run and play and the whole town was a transformer?

This week, Mr. Eric is joined by Eric Molinsky of Imaginary Worlds, a podcast for adults and teens about all things fantasy and sci-fi. They’ll share the tale of Zach’s last adventure with his beloved blanket, Fluffy.

Lessons include: toys are meant to be played with, even if they don’t last forever;  saying goodbye to someone doesn’t mean forgetting them.

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Hear Eric & Eric's Outtakes when you join 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 with help from Karen Marshall O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our artwork is by Jason O’Keefe.