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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142. What if numbers were made out of tangerines?

Dracomax has a new friend named just Draco, because she hasn’t discovered her true dragon name yet. Can Dracomax help her figure out who she is?

Lessons: We don’t have to be who we’re told to be; Being mean may get you noticed, but it won’t make you happy.

This episode is brought to you by The Creeping Hour, a horror anthology series recommended for kids 8-12. Time to creep out!

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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. This week’s artwork by OCAL.

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141. What if a witch turned a hamster into a unicorn?

Sarah Zwinklis is our special guest for this Halloween special, playing a witch who takes care of a rather troublesome hamster.

Lessons: Growing up isn’t just about being big! It takes time to learn all the things we need to go out into the world.

This episode is brought to you by The Creeping Hour, a horror anthology series recommended for kids 8-12. Time to creep out!

If you love Sarah Zwinklis as much as we do, check out ICAN, the International Children’s Arts Network, for non stop classical music and stories from some of your favorite artists, including What If World!

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

Subscribe to What If World on Himalaya or wherever you listen to podcasts!

51. What if monsters were real? (rerun)

Petey the Pirate & Whendiana Joan finally get their turn to tell a story this week in the conclusion of our Halloween Special from 2017!

Lessons include: sharing, patience, and teamwork get better results than show-boating; just because someone looks different doesn't mean they are bad

This episode is brought to you by The Creeping Hour, a horror anthology series recommended for kids 8-12. Time to creep out!

Join our Patreon for Ad-Free Episodes released early with higher quality audio. Patrons get a shout out on the show, a better chance of getting questions answered, bonus audio, and lots more!

Subscribe to What If World on Himalaya, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

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

138. What if barbies were real and they lived with evil robots?

In our season 3 finale, we meet Barbara Bot, Evilicus Max, King of the Naughtibots, and Queen Nice of the Chocolate Monsters… but pay close attention, because names can be deceiving.

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Lessons: Yes and no are powerful words, and we all have a lot to learn in order to make safe and smart decisions; Saying nice things doesn’t mean you get to ignore other people’s feelings.

This week, we did an ad-swap with fellow Kids Listen member Girl Tales. It’s a lovely, thoughtful, hilarious show, and well worth a listen!

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! 

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 by OCAL.

128. What if villagers got treasures when they made mistakes?

Zizi and Zach are back! This time, they’re trying to find a place to test out their magical powers. Where better than the Village of Mistake? Wait, I meant where worse? Gosh, we may be making more mistakes than usual this week...

Lessons include: It’s important to make mistakes so that you can learn from them; there are some things that aren’t safe to practice without professional adult supervision. 

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!

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. 

124. What if all of What If World had identical twins?

When Fred catches a “glowed” (think an especially shiny cold), he starts duplicating everyone in What If World with his magical sneezes!

Lessons include: helping others out can leave them with more time and energy to play with you; taking advantage of others care is not very caring

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.

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!

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

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?

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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!

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.

107. What if tigers lost their stripes?

We’re sure as sherbert that you’ll love this original fairy tail, involving a tricky fox, a grumpy tiger, and Zach and Zizi trying out a few fledgling spells.

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Lessons include: Some people are creatures of habits, but that doesn’t mean you have to be; you should always consider safety and feelings before playing tricks on your friends

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

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.

059. What if babysitters sat on babies? (Rerun)

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.

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

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

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.