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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134. What if Fred got a disease that made anyone he touched travel back in time?

This week, Leilany Figueroa of the podcast Timestorm joins Alabaster Zero as his new Gumshoe in training. Can they find Fred the Dog, or will they stay lost in time forever?

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Lessons: We’re all bad at things we’ve never tried before, but we can get better with practice; you’re never too old to learn something new.

Leilany is the co-star of Timestorm, a sci-fi audio drama for kids 8-12. If you enjoy her wonderful performance on this show, please check the series and tell them Mr. Eric sent you ;)

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

132. What if mountains could turn into backpacks?

In the town of Zombria, all the undead hide their emotions except for Brainless, whose emotions pop off as often as his head! Can he and his frenemy Paulageist learn how to express themselves in a healthy way?

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Lessons include: Hiding our emotions doesn’t make them go away; remembering our feelings, even the unhappy ones, can help us understand 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 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 was put together uses images from clker.com

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?

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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.

75. What if leaves called big armies to fight dragons and the zombie apocalypse happened? (Rerun)

When Dracomax doesn’t get his rest, his dragon breath goes haywire. Will he take a nap and have some soup, or will What If World end again? This episode originally aired May 7th, 2018.

Lessons include: there’s nothing “tough” about hiding your feelings, being honest about your emotions takes real bravery!

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 was adapted from images off of clker - free clipart.


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.

122. What if worms wore pajamas and played with toys?

Winnie Winnie Worm Worm and Leo Riggelo go all the way to Lost Wegas in search of a place where they can play games without being judged.

Lessons include: toys and games don’t have to be designated for girls and boys; playing with new and different kids is an enriching experience for you and for them

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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.

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.

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

108. What if an evil wizard turned all the cats into dragons but Fred the Dog saved the day?

Doctor Mentory hosts this episode, which takes place on a wild island in the Specific Ocean, where sushi chef lemurs refuse to let lady cats enjoy their all-you-can-eat buffet. Nature is truly astonishing!

Lessons include: Gender should not define our behave or how we treat each other; even traditions need to be updated sometimes, to be more inclusive.

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.