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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19. What if we stopped having birthdays?

Buster Biz-Business gets more than he bargained when he wishes for everyone to stop having birthdays. Everyone keeps getting older, but they still treat he and his sister Babs like babies. Randall Radbot returns as their chilled out babysitter. He's over four hundred years old, so humans of all ages look about the same to him.

This episode originally aired February 20th, 2017.

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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


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

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140. What if ninjago legos came to life (in a cooking class)? 

Abacus P. Grumbler gets to host his own cooking show this week, and the whole Jamma-Loo Family will learn the great secrets of cooking magic… That is, if they can keep Zach’s Ninjagoos under control.

Lessons: It’s fun to forget ourselves while playing, but we still need to remember our friends’ feelings; throwing an egg in its shell is painful!

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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 art was adapted from pieces by OCAL.

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.

137. What if the lion and the elephant met up to get spaghetti?

M. Dorsett, author of The Lion and the Elephant, comes on to read her short story and then give it a What If World ending! Can the Lion, the Elephant, and the Queen learn to get along?

Lessons: Learning to get along with different kinds of people can make you happier and more open-minded!

To learn more about The Lion and the Elephant, go to chibur.info/books. Use the promo code wiw10 to get 10% off, to help support What If World, and to get your copy signed by the author, M. Dorsett! 

Subscribe to What If World for great stories every week!

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 August Lewis, illustrator of The Lion and the Elephant. 

127. What if Fred the Dog didn’t like sticks?

What do you think would happen to you if you no longer enjoyed your favorite pastime? Well, for Fred, that pastime is… or was… eating sticks. Can he handle losing his life’s simplest joy?

Lessons include: Your favorite pastime can turn into a bad habit if you don’t try other things; it’s okay to indulge sometimes, but try to do it in moderation.

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.

126. What if baseballs and basketballs were alive?

Alley-Oop, is a basketball through and through. The only trouble is, she was born looking like a baseball! But when she finds the magic to look like her true self, will her community understand and celebrate Alley-Oop’s transformation?

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What If World is celebrating Pride with a story about love, identity, and understanding.

You can catch a slew of other Pride-themed episodes produced this month as part of the Kids Listen Pride Sweeps by the following shows: Be Calm on Ahway Island, But Why, Circle Round, Girl Tales, Good Words Podcast, Just Us Weirdos, Noodle Loaf, Stories Podcast.

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.

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.

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!

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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 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.