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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135. Labor Day dance party!

A few of Mr. Eric’s friends are trying to give him a break by recording an episode for him! Will things go wrong pretty much right away? Probably.

Lessons: This week’s lesson is sort of tied up with a special surprise in the episode. Can you figure it out? 

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 artwork by OCAL

131. What if kids could sleep at school?

Mr. Eric teams up with Grammy winning musical artist Secret Agent 23 Skidoo for a story that’s truly a dream come true! Can Zach and Captain Boar learn to fly at Sleepaway Camp, aka Dream School?

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Lessons include: Having an active day and making healthy choices is the key to a good night’s sleep; being honest about your fears can help you face them

Learn more about our special guest, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, his albums and upcoming shows! Follow him on Facebook @secretagent23skidoo. One of my favorite songs is Imaginary Friend, but they’re all super catchy and fun.

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. Broken Dreams song used with permission from Secret Agent 23 Skidoo.

130. What if trees fell and another one grew back right away?

Mamma Jamma is feeling bored by her job and Harrigo is worried when old trees start getting replaced by new ones. Can they help each other handle some big changes?

Tom Cloud & The Flying Mr. Slime  by William and Sean of Australia

Tom Cloud & The Flying Mr. Slime

by William and Sean of Australia

Lessons include: It’s important to acknowledge big changes in your life so you can learn how to deal with them; the only constant… is chocolate ;)

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.

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. 

113. A Family Interview!

Mamma Jamma, Poppa Loo, Zach, and Zizi are all coming to the studio to answer some of your pressing questions. When every member of the family shines, Poppa Loo starts to feel left out...

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Lessons include: Every member of the family has something to contribute; some little moments can be just as special as a grand adventure.

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 incorporates silhouettes by GDJ.

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.

3 - What if I lived in a spooky, scary house? (Remastered)

In this slightly scary episode, Mamma Jamma & Poppa Loo join Mr. Eric in the studio to talk about their house hunt. Can Zizi deal handle their new spooky house? Does Zach sleep through the entire episode? (spoiler: yyyup)

Lessons include: in a dangerous or scary place, you should always stick together; try to figure out as much as you can about a situation before jumping to wild conclusions.

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90 - What if swim class was in the trees and princesses rescued knights?

Larra Legend gets introduced in this ode to Avatar (the show, not the movie). Can the Princess of Penguins and the Princess of Pixies save a knight from the Princess of Pincers? Can Sir Squiggles learn to be grateful for their help?


Lessons include: every person is deserving of respect; admit when you need help and be grateful when you receive it.

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87 - What if mommies lasso a dinosaur and give him butterfly kisses (plus blueberry muffin houses)

A story for the origins! Go back to a time before Zack was even born, when Mamma Jamma, Papa Loo, and Zizi rented their first house. Sure the house is a blueberry muffin, but surely no one will try to eat it, right?

Lessons include: quick fixes and violent solutions just lead to more problems; real change takes time, effort, and an open mind.

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Get a free story on Patreon! Our Patreon page has a link to a free story as a thank you just for checking us out. 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!

Live What If Workshop (for kids 7-10)! We’ll be back at Children’s Bookworld on August 11th running an intro to improv from 2:30 to 3:30. Mr. Eric will give kids tips and activities for live performance, working together, and inventing original stories. During the last 20 minutes, performers will work with the teacher to tell their own live 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.