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!

Filtering by Tag: Food

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?

image.png

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!

CoverFINAL-1024x806.jpg

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.

Join our Patreon for Ad-Free Episodes released early with higher quality audio.

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?

Abacus by Maya.jpeg

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.

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?

116 - fredinternet.jpg

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.

This episode was brought to you by KiwiCo, offering hands-on science and art projects delivered for ages 0-16+. Use the offer code WHATIF to get your first box free!

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?

115 - popcorn-time.png

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.

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?

114-cookie -sonoftroll.png

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

111. What if french fries and drinks had war?

When Dracomax and Hernosity get lost in the woods, they find themselves embroiled in some fast food politics.

111-fries-j4p4n.png

Lessons include: Before making a judgment in an argument, it’s important to hear from both sides; if you dislike someone you don’t know, it might help to learn more about them.

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! 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. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com. This week’s artwork by j4p4n.

This week, we did a promo-swap with our good friend Dan Saks, host of the musical podcast Noodle Loaf.