What If World - Stories for Kids

By Eric O'Keeffe

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 Jul 1, 2020
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 May 24, 2020
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 May 11, 2020
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 Apr 27, 2020
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Sophia Stark
 Jan 30, 2020
What if Fred the dog got kidnapped by Cthunlkle, and all the other What If World characters saved him?

Description

What if a tiny dragon lived in my closet? What if there were a never-ending bowl of ice cream? What if cats ruled the world? Pirates, fairies, wizards, and robots band together with an endless cast of characters to help Mr. Eric tell wacky stories inspired by kids’ questions. Mr. Eric believes that curiosity and hope go hand in hand. If children keep asking questions, they’ll always be open to new ideas and new challenges. What If World’s progressive stories and satires aim to keep kids laughing and learning well into adulthood. Call 205-605-WHAT for a chance to have your question answered!

Episode Date
What if squids squirted out jello instead of ink?
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In our first ever fanfiction story, we learn about Squid Appreciation Day and Abacus’s favorite food. Thanks a million to Mya, who wrote this story to answer her little brother Gavin’s “What if” question.

Lessons include: There’s no need to wait for someone else to tell your story! You’ve got all the tools you need to imagine a great one, already.

Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld

Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: slink.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Share questions via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook @whatifworldpodcast, Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com

What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen 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’s artwork was put together with images from OCAL and IYO.

Jul 06, 2020
What if ninja turtles could fly and birds could cry?
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Uh-oh, Cthunkle is back on What If World! Meanwhile, Charlotte Songbird starts feeling less special when she finds out that everyone she meets can fly. Upset, she finds her way to a place where no one deals with their emotions. Could it be another one of Cthunkle’s evil schemes?

This episode originally aired June 24th, 2018.

Lessons include: constantly comparing yourself to others can make anyone unhappy; no amount of super-powers can teach you to deal with your own emotions.

Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld

Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: slink.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Share questions via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook @whatifworldpodcast, Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com

What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen 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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Jun 29, 2020
What if hats talked to ants?
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Melly Victor, host and creator of the podcast Stoopkid Stories, helps Mr. Eric tell a story featuring Princess Tia, a character from the Stoopkid universe. Can Tia help the ants make their queen feel better?

Lessons: Small, thoughtful acts are often more helpful than grand gestures; Grownups need help too, sometimes

If you enjoy this story, you should check out Stoopkid Stories, which just finished its first season.

What If World exists thanks to our Patrons. Get a better chance at having your question chosen, plus Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, and more. Patreon.com/whatifworld

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What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen 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’s art is from Stoopkid Stories.

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Jun 22, 2020
What if unicorns turn invisible when they get mad?
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You won’t want to miss the exciting conclusion of our Alternia saga! Plus, unicorns ;) Lessons: When people are feeling overlooked and unfairly treated, it’s important to listen to them; a fearsome lie can divide us, so we’ve got to always look out for the truth. This episode touches on themes of injustice and prejudice, and we wanted to provide a few handy slinks for parents who want to find out more, or make a donation:  How to Raise Anti-Racist Kids: 20 resources for parents Embrace Race: Hubs for discovering diverse children’s books Donate to support racial justice: Split a donation between 70+ community bail funds, mutual aid funds, and racial justice organizers Donate to Campaign Zero: Help end police violence in America Donate to The Conscious Kid: Anti-Racist Children’s Books Education Fund What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen 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’s art is by Lauren Tierney.
Jun 15, 2020
What if the lion and the elephant met up to get spaghetti?
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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 and to get your copy signed by the author, M. Dorsett!  This episode first aired September 23, 2019. We’ve added a few resources for to our slinktree, to help us grownups start (and continue) having healthy conversations with our kids about race: https://slinktr.ee/whatifworld 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.
Jun 08, 2020
What if trees go to school?
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Pixicato and Albatross Zero are off to meet Harriknow, the most knowledgeable being in Alternia. But Harriknow and his Intreenet aren’t as helpful as you might think. Lessons include: Right or wrong, if you feed an idea, it will grow; every good learner needs to be part detective; new experiences and connections are needed to bring new understanding. What If World exists thanks to our Patrons. Get a better chance at having your question chosen, plus Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, and more. Join our Patreon! Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen to podcasts! 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 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’s art is by OCAL.
Jun 01, 2020
What if there were an evil monster named Kammy?
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We’re going to find out where Fred the Dog ended up in Alternia, but first, we’ve got to meet Kammy, the ruler of this world! Is she the unfairest of them all? Lessons include: The world isn’t simply good people and bad, we can be reinvented every day through our actions! What If World exists thanks to our Patrons. Get a better chance at having your question chosen, plus Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, and more. Join our Patreon! Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen to podcasts! 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 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 by Karen O’Keeffe.
May 25, 2020
Surfin Shout Outs
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Randall Radbot hosts this week, and we feature an original song inspired by our fans. Mr. Eric has put out about three months of new episodes, so he thought he’d give himself a little break. Turns out, making a song is a whole lot of work, too! What If World exists thanks to our Patrons. Get a better chance at having your question chosen, plus Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, and more. Join our Patreon! Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen to podcasts! What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen 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 this week is also by Jason O’Keefe, some early Randall Radbot concept art.
May 18, 2020
What if Alabaster Zero got fired?
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While Pixicato searches for Fred the Dog in the land of Alternia, we meet Albatross Zero, a would-be detective who gets paired with a mischievous partner. Lessons:  Unfairness can spread unseen, unless we learn to look for it; treating yourself and others well is one of the best ways to restore hope in difficult times. What If World is donating our Patreon earnings for all of April and through mid-May to lafoodbank.org. Get ad-free stories, bonus audio, and help feed some hungry people. Join our Patreon and get coloring pages for your favorite characters as a bonus! Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen to podcasts! Thanks to Little Passports for sponsoring this week’s episode. Use the offer code WHATIF at checkout for 15% off your subscription! littlepassports.com  What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen 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’s artwork is of a new character, Ronny Kind Cypress, and was drawn by our patron, Silas!
May 11, 2020
What if Pixicato went on a secret mission to find Fred the Dog?
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We’re really in a mess this week. Will Pixicato be able to find Fred the Dog, or is this just the beginning of a great adventure in the land of… Alternia? Lessons: Optimism is a wonderful thing, as long as we do not ignore the problems around us. What If World is donating our Patreon earnings for all of April and through mid-May to lafoodbank.org. Get ad-free stories, bonus audio, and help feed some hungry people. Join our Patreon and get coloring pages for your favorite characters as a bonus! Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen to podcasts! What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen 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 coloring pages mockup was designed by Kstudio / Freepik, with Cleocatra illustration by Ana Stretcu. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 04, 2020
What if Fred the Dog bought the What-If-Mobile?
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When Mr. Eric goes missing, Ms. Karen and Fred end up telling the story. Can they handle all the questions blasted out by the What-If-Mobile? Lessons: It’s wonderful to be giving, but giving everything we’ve got won’t leave us enough to stay happy and healthy. What If World is donating our Patreon earnings for the entire month of April to lafoodbank.org. Get ad-free stories, bonus audio, and help feed some hungry people. Join our Patreon!  Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen to podcasts! What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen 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’s art was put together using images from OCAL and J. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 27, 2020
What if Alabaster Zero got interviewed by Mr. Eric and JFKat?
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It’s the interview(s) you’ve all been waiting for! Alabaster dishes on his past, JFKat interrupts (a lot), Mr. Eric starts to lose it, and that’s all before our special guest arrives! Lessons: we all want to be taken seriously sometimes, but that shouldn’t mean we always have to act serious; it’s okay to have more than one “favorite,” or even different things you love in different moments! What If World is donating our Patreon earnings for the entire month of April to lafoodbank.org. Get ad-free stories, bonus audio, and help feed some hungry people. Join our Patreon!  Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen to podcasts! What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 20, 2020
What if Story Pirates came into What If World?
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Uh-oh, Cthunkle has captured the Story Pirates’ Lee Overtree! Will Lee be able to help Cthunkle with his reading, or will the storyteller be stuck in Cthunkle’s slimy lair forever? Lessons: read what interests you, just don’t forget to try new things now and then; reading is not a competition, so take your time, be kind to yourself, and enjoy!  Check out Story Pirates for more great stories, and join their free Creator’s Club for exclusive content updated daily for you and your kids to enjoy.  What If World exists thanks to our Patrons. Get a better chance at having your question chosen, plus Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, and more. Join our Patreon! Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen to podcasts! What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen 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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 13, 2020
What if there was such a thing as magic shoes?
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Author Scott Cranfield brings the Wise Bear to What If World. Can he help Bob the Blob find his confidence, or will it take a pair of magic shoes to make the difference? Lessons include: When seen in a new light, a challenge can turn into an opportunity; confidence is always inside you, but it takes practice to learn how to find it Scott asked us to give a discount offer to our listeners. We’re not making any profit off of this, just trying to help another artist whose release has been affected in these times. Go to WiseBearStories.com Click ‘add to basket’ followed by ‘view basket’  Type ‘whatifworld’ into the coupon code and click apply. The product will be reduced by 33%.   Click proceed to checkout  What If World exists thanks to our Patrons. Get a better chance at having your question chosen, plus Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, and more. Join our Patreon! Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen to podcasts! What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen 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. The week’s artwork is from “The Wise Bear Stories,” illustrated by Raphilena Bonito. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 06, 2020
What if everyone wore the same color clothes?
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Author and illustrator Niki Smith helps Mr. Eric tell a story where a Purple & Green striped horse has to save her school and friend from Ragged the Dragon. Lessons include: Wearing different colors helps us express ourselves; no one is “supposed” to be mean or nice, but we can always choose to treat other people well. Check out Niki Smith’s “The Deep and Dark Blue”! You can get your copy at Bookshop to support your local bookstore, or on Amazon. What If World exists thanks to our Patrons. Get a better chance at having your question chosen, plus Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, and more. Join our Patreon! Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen to podcasts! What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen 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’s artwork is from the cover of Niki Smith’s The Deep and Dark Blue. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 30, 2020
What if dinosaurs were alive today?
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The episode is a fun story-telling activity, and there’s even a What If Story tossed in as a demonstration. Lessons include: we are all capable of telling each other fun stories; even the greatest treasure in the world can’t replace all of life’s simple joys. If you want some questions to use as story prompts, try our What If Question Generator! What If World exists thanks to our Patrons. Get a better chance at having your question chosen, plus Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, and more. Join our Patreon! Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen to podcasts! What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen 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’s artwork was put together using images from Chris and David. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 23, 2020
What if Mr. Eric got sucked into What If World and Cthunkle took him into his lair?
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Cthunkle seems to think that “social distancing” means shutting himself away for eternity at the bottom of Squid Lake. Can Mr. Eric help him find other ways to have fun? Lessons: When people are worried, it’s more fun to be a helper than a trickster; Washing our hands and keeping them away from our face is a healthy habit year round! This episode talks about social distancing. Our What If World characters do see each other in a small group so that we can answer our kid’s questions, but, in the US, the recommendation of health professionals as of March 14th, 2020, is to cancel classes and playdates and to spend time with your immediate family . Stay safe and healthy out there! What If World exists thanks to our Patrons. Get a better chance at having your question chosen, plus Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, and more. Join our Patreon! Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen to podcasts!  My friends at Kids Listen have made extra podcast content for you this week to help fill your free time. Also, here’s a great episode from NPR about Coronavirus and Parenting. What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen 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’s art is from OCAL. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 16, 2020
What if clouds were made out of cotton candy?
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Barbara Bot teams up with Cleocatra to save our president from the clutches of the chocolate monsters. Could today be the day when magic comes back to What If World? Lessons include: When there are too many problems to consider all at once, try just focusing on one at a time; Our minds are incredibly powerful, and can make falsehoods appear to be true! If you haven’t heard episodes 138. What if barbies were real and they lived with evil robots?, and 149. What if magic didn't exist?, this story may be a bit more confusing than usual ;) What If World exists thanks to our Patrons. Get a better chance at having your question chosen, plus Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, and more. Join our Patreon! Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen to podcasts!  What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen 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’s Cleocatra artwork was created by Ana Stretcu. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 09, 2020
What if Mr. Eric wasn't real?
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Poppa Loo’s News reports from a speeding train where people are turning into elements from the periodic tables! Can he and Mamma Jamma find Mr. Eric and help us get What If World back on track? Lessons include: Researching a problem can help you take the right steps to fix it; in a serious situation, it’s important to keep thinking and observing in order to stay safe. What If World exists thanks to our Patrons. Get a better chance at having your question chosen, plus Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, and more. Join our Patreon! Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen to podcasts!  What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen 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. Today’s artwork was drawn by Peck, our incomparable patron and superfan, back in 2018. 
Mar 02, 2020
What if a tree named Harrigo went to eat a chocolate that was talking?
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What if that knotted old tree you pass by every day was actually a grumpy talking chocolate fanatic? Meet Harrigo, a tree with a real sweet trunk, and the young candy bar who teaches him that being nice is a little harder than just not eating your friends. 

This episode originally aired March 13th, 2017.

This is truly one of my favorite old stories. I hope you enjoy it! We’ll have a new story for you next week. Thanks for listening and spreading the word!

What If World exists thanks to our Patrons. Get a better chance at having your question chosen, plus Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, and more. Join our Patreon!

Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen to podcasts! 

What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen 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. Today’s artwork was drawn by Peck, our incomparable patron and superfan, back in 2018. 

Feb 24, 2020
What if clocks were bananas and monkeys ate time?
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We learn a little bit about Mr. Eric today as he travels back in time. Can he stop the Time Monkey, or will he get stuck in his own past?

Lessons include: Our past helps shape who we are today, even the parts that aren’t so great; big new challenges are always scary, but they can help us learn about ourselves

What If World exists thanks to our Patrons. Get a better chance at having your question chosen, plus Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, and more. Join our Patreon!

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What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen 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

Feb 17, 2020
What if Fred went into a portal to Zombie Land?
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In his search for the Frog Queen, Fred the Dog the Frog discovers a portal to Zombie Land. Can they help Fred find his way home, or will they only be interested in his BRAINS?!

Lessons include: fun opportunities are everywhere, but they’re impossible to find if you don’t leave the house! 

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What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen 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’s Fred artwork was created by Ana Stretcu.

Feb 10, 2020
What if Holidays flew onto Mount Everest?
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Dracomax is sick, but he’s determined to wait until the next holiday to feel better. Trouble is, the holidays have disappeared! JFKat and Patty Pan head off to find the missing days, while Abacus and Lola Rabbit stay behind to help Dracomax feel better.

Lessons: We don’t need to wait for the holidays to make us feel better; big feelings are not something to ignore or feel ashamed of

What If World exists thanks to our Patrons. Get a better chance at having your question chosen, plus Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, and more. Join our Patreon!

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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 episode’s Dracomax artwork was created by the amazing artist and illustrator, Ana Stretcu

Feb 03, 2020
What if Cthunkle did his show "What Is World"?
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Cthunkle hosts this unusual episode. Could this be the end of What If World? Not if the next president and their new cabinet have anything to do with it!

Lessons include: Handling disappointment is a really important skill for kids and grown-ups to practice; it’s important to make your voice heard, even if you don’t get your way.

This episode originally aired November 19th, 2018.

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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 episode’s Cthunkle artwork was created by the amazing artist and illustrator, Ana Stretcu

Jan 27, 2020
What if imagination is good?
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Alabaster Zero, Fred the Frog, and Abacus P. Grumbler are stuck in a swamp next to an erupting volcano. Can they save the people of the swamp even without magic?

Lessons include: with imagination and hard work, we can accomplish almost anything; sometimes we all need to be willing to accept help from others.

The dangers in our imaginary swamp were inspired by the disastrous bushfires in Australia, as well as the Taal Volcano ash eruption in the Philippines. For our 150th episode we’re encouraging you to look out at What Is World and, if you have the means and the time, find some way to help. Even if you’re listening to this story in 2030, you can make a difference in the world with your engagement and support. The Australian Red Cross or the Philippine Red Cross could be a great place to start in 2020 (our media present).

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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

Jan 20, 2020
What if magic didn't exist?
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When Abacus P. Grumbler, Fred the Dog, and Alabaster Zero get turned into frogs, it’s really no big deal… until magic ceases to exist! Can they learn to get by as frogs in a world without magic? 

Lessons include: When you dismiss other people’s concerns, you can land yourself in hot water… or a lava swamp; even when we feel out of control, we can still make our own choices.

What If World exists thanks to our Patrons. Get a better chance at having your question chosen, plus Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, and more. Join our Patreon!

This episode was part of the Kids Listen New Year’s Sweeps. You can check out great New Year’s themed episodes by our friends Story Spectacular, April Eight, and The Good Word's Podcast.

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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 episodes artwork was made with images by OCAL and Felicity

Jan 13, 2020
What if dragons can't fly?
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Dracomax wakes up one morning to discover that half of each wing has somehow disappeared! Can Lola rabbit help him find answers in the enchanted forest?

Lessons include: Most things don’t come back when they’re used up, so we’ve all get to try to reduce, reuse, and recycle as much as possible; imagining how others might be affected by your decisions can help you make better choices.

What If World exists thanks to our Patrons. Get a better chance at having your question chosen, plus Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, and more. Join our Patreon!

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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. A big thanks to patron Esha for drawing Sticky the Gecko for this week's episode!

Jan 06, 2020
What if unicorns turned to rocks when they’re shy?
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Emmatrice Widdle Pony Unistony has been shyly hiding as a stone in the woods until Fairien the Fairy Alien (voiced by Greg Webb of Purple Rocket Podcast) comes to take over the worl – ahem – make a new friend. Can Fairien be a good friend and respect Emma’s shyness, or will he forget the whole thing and conquer What If World?

Lessons include: safety is about learning the smartest way to try something new; fun can be big and loud or little and quiet, you should try a bit of both; make sure you always respect your friends’ boundaries

If you enjoyed this week’s story, please check out Greg Webb’s Purple Rocket Podcast! Greg is offering a guaranteed Shout Out on his show when you Subscribe and leave a review on Apple Podcasts by the end of January 2020. Just leave your first name and where you’re from as part of your review! Enjoy :)

Dec 30, 2019
What if Santa got sick and Kiddoclaus had to deliver Christmas?
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When Santaphant the Wooly Mammoth gets sick, Fred and JFKat have to save Ifmas with a little help from a flying megalodon. 

Lessons: Learning about others people’s holidays gives us even more to appreciate; You shouldn’t eat candy you find in the forest ;)

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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 episode’s art incorporates images by OCAL.

Dec 23, 2019
What if lunchboxes could talk to food?
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“With your powers combined… with TIGERS!!!” Craig Martinson, creator of the What If World theme, is our special guest this week, and helps us introduce the Tigermon Universe ;)

Lesson: All the awesome adventures in the world won’t be very enjoyable if your basic needs aren’t met; creativity is something we can all enjoy at any age!

This episode is sponsored by The Purple Rocket Podcast! My friend, Greg Webb, is a wonderful storyteller and he’s offering a guaranteed Shout Out on his show when you Subscribe and leave a review on Apple Podcasts by the end of January 2020. Just leave your first name and where you’re from as part of your review! Enjoy :)

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’s art was made using pixlr.com.

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Dec 16, 2019
What if Fred had a pokemon?
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When a giant snow dragon crashes the holiday school party, everyone is trying to blame everyone else for unleashing the beast! Can you pick out the grains of truth from this collection of tall tales?

Lessons: We are not required to hug others, there are many perfectly friendly ways to say hello; The truth can be hard to figure out sometimes, because one event recalled from a new perspective can sound very different! 

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Dec 09, 2019
What if jellybeans worked at a grocery store?
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Meet Mr. Bean and his daughter Julie Bean, who run a little grocery store that brings out the silly in people. But when Jesύs Ironhands the Fire Lion (a character invented by patron Teddy) brings his own brand of “humor” to the store, things start to heat up!

Lessons include: humor should feel like a friendly trick, not a personal attack; if you don’t know how to joke with a new friend, joking about yourself first can help break the ice.

This episode originally aired April 18th, 2018.

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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. The week's artwork is by the incomparable fan and patron, Peck!

Dec 02, 2019
What if mermaids turn into robots?
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Are you ready to meet shape-changing superhero mermaid/robot twins Harponic and Ethantricity? Charlie White of the podcast Just Us Weirdos helps us tell today’s story.  

Lessons: The water’s always bluer in someone else’s sea; Super powers can’t make you super, but your efforts can!

If you want to hear more strange and wonderful superhero stories, check out Charlie White’s podcast,  Just Us Weirdos!

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Nov 25, 2019
What if people sneezed pickles?
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Alabaster Zero has his very first day off. Can he solve the mystery of R&R?

Lessons: We all need a balance of work and leisure in our lives; Try not to confuse EASY with FUN, there are many different ways to enjoy your free time, and variety is important!

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Nov 18, 2019
What if numbers were made out of tangerines?
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  1. 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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Nov 11, 2019
What if we stopped having birthdays?
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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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Nov 04, 2019
What if a witch turned a hamster into a unicorn?
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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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Oct 28, 2019
What if ninjago LEGOs came to life?
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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.

Oct 21, 2019
What if cats live in outer space and space dogs chase space cats?
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Mike Rylander joins us, playing a whole slew of characters in a space odyssey you won’t soon forget… and keep an eye out for FREDZORB THE DESTROYER.

Lessons: All people deserve to be treated equally; dogs and cats CAN get along ;)

Find out more about our special guest, Mike Rylander, actor, improviser, narrator, dad, and cool dude :)

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Oct 14, 2019
What if monsters were real? (Halloween Part 2)
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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!

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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

Oct 07, 2019
What if barbies were real and they lived with evil robots?
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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.

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!

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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.

Sep 30, 2019
What if the lion and the elephant met up to get some spaghetti?
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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! 

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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 August Lewis, illustrator of The Lion and the Elephant. 

Sep 23, 2019
What if there was an Escape Room in What If World?
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Kid Town’s greatest villain is on loan this week, and Professor Nasty will stop at nothing to take all the magic out of What If World! Karl Harpur of The Dastardly Deeds of Professor Nasty helps tell a story of daring escapes and talking bones!

Lessons: Being careful doesn’t mean avoiding the things we love; a good friend can help face your fears and find your confidence!

Find out more about The Dastardly Deeds of Professor Nasty!

Website: ProfessorNasty.com

Instagram: @professornastypodcast

Facebook: @professornasty

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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

Sep 16, 2019
What if dogs could turn into zombies?
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Many listeners have asked how Fred first became a maybe-zombie dog in the first place. This Halloween special from 2017 will answer all your questions.

Lessons include: some problems are too big to solve alone; being patient is always rewarded… eventually ;)

Check out the brand new book, Monstrous: The Lore, Gore, and Science behind Your Favorite Monsters, by Carlyn Beccia. Recommended for kids ages 9-14. Grownups with younger kids should read along with them, as some of the history behind our monster myths can be very surprising!

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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Sep 09, 2019
Labor Day Dance Party!
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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? 

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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

Sep 02, 2019
What if Fred got a disease that made anybody he touched travel back in time?
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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?

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 ;)

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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

Aug 26, 2019
What if sabretooth tigers could be ninjas?
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Daisytooth Tiger is the best young ninja in the hideout, until Ninja Girlden shows up! Can they team up to save their teacher, or will their rivalry get the better of them. 

Lessons include: Our differences can be our strengths if we embrace them; trading insults hurts everyone involved.

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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 was put together uses images from clker.com

Aug 19, 2019
What if a weasel could fly? (Remastered)
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This week we find ourselves in New What City, where we meet another one of What If World's premiere rodents: Stevie the Weasel! Stevie is trying to fit in among all the other creatures of the city... by learning to fly! Will he figure it out? Will weasels get equal rights?

Episode originally aired December 5th, 2016.

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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

Aug 12, 2019
What if mountains could turn into backpacks?
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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?

Lessons include: Hiding our emotions doesn’t make them go away; remembering our feelings, even the unhappy ones, can help us understand others.

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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 was put together uses images from clker.com.

Aug 05, 2019
What if kids could sleep at school?
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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?

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.

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

Jul 29, 2019
What if trees fell over and another one grew back right away?
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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?

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 ;)

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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 was submitted by our patrons, William and Sean.

Jul 22, 2019
What if leaves called big armies to fight dragons and the zombie apocalypse happened? (Rerun)
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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?

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

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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.

Jul 15, 2019
What if Abacus' parents came to visit and he accidentally turned them both into tomatoes?
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Have you ever wanted to know what the “P” in Abacus P. Grumbler stands for? You can finally find out in this week’s magical outer-space adventure!

Lessons include: It’s okay for boys to be pretty and like pretty things; your family will always lovely you, even if the shape of that family changes. 

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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 was adapted from images off of clker - free clipart.

Jul 08, 2019
What if villagers got treasures when they made mistakes?
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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. 

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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. 

Jul 01, 2019
What if Fred the Dog didn't like sticks?
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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.

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Jun 24, 2019
What if baseballs and basketballs were alive?
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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?

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.

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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.

Jun 17, 2019
What if rich ghosts were bad at selling cars?
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Poppa Loo starts a job at Boo Boo’s Used and New Car Emporium. But when butterflies turn to butter, they’ll need more than “cheesy” sales tactics to get through the day.

Lessons include: Most people appreciate honesty, even if they don’t always like what they hear; it’s important to like yourself if you want others to like and respect you.

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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 adapted from a piece by OCAL.

Jun 10, 2019
What if I had a carnival at my house?
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Mr. Eric has been under the weather for over a week, so we've got to run a rerun today, but we'll be back next week with an all new story!

Cthunkle is back and trying to invade the real world via a carnival at Drew’s house. But can a What If World story even happen on What Is World? Find out for yourself!

Jun 03, 2019
Kids Listen Summer Sampler 2019
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Mr. Eric is teaming up with podcasters from across Kids Listen to bring you an hour long episode full of great clips and mini-episodes from some of the best podcasters in the business.

Here are some handy links if you want to find out more about: Story Spectacular, Noodle Loaf, Book Power for Kids, Little Stories for Tiny People, Be Calm on Ahway Island, Cool Facts About Animals, Circle Round, Good Words, or Girl Tales. If you want to learn about the nonprofit we all volunteer for, check out Kids Listen. 

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 courtesy of Angela Ferra of Story Spectacular.

May 27, 2019
What if all of What If World had identical twins?
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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

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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.

May 20, 2019
What if eagles wear glasses and eated too much meat? (with Mick Sullivan)
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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!

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!

May 13, 2019
What if worms wore pajamas and played with toys?
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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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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.

May 06, 2019
What if What If World was not real?
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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?

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.

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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!

Apr 29, 2019
What if my lunch lady was an octopus and the sky had a mouth?
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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?

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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.

Apr 22, 2019
What if kids love chores?
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Let’s go back in time to meet Alabaster Zero as a little boy. Can he rescue his father, Alabaster Negative One, from the Evil Pirate Robot Ninja Dragon Fortress? Or will this be his last chore?

Lessons include: Being told you are good doesn’t make you good, you’ve got to reach out and be kind to others; we can’t change our past mistakes, but we can learn from them!

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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.

Apr 15, 2019
BONUS: Cool Facts About Unicorns!
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Instead of airing a rerun this week, we’re sharing an appearance by Abacus P. Grumbler and Mr. Eric on Cool Facts About Animals. Grady, Clara, Theo, and mom Ali are fans of the show, just as I am a long time fan of theirs! They really test Professor Grumbler’s knowledge of unicorns. Do you think they can stump him?

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.

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Apr 08, 2019
What if monsters were made of carpet and each step you took it hurted cause the teeth were sticking up?
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Cthunkle, Squiderella, and Scully think they have to scare chickens in order to get eggs from them. Could there be a better way? Find out in this EXTRA whacky April Fools’ story.

Lessons include: Kindness and cooperation can be a lot more effective than being loud and scary; Messing with technology you don’t understand can be dangerous.

Today’s episode was part of the Kids Listen April Fool’s Sweeps! Here some handy links to The Good Words Podcast and Cool Facts About Animals. I hope you enjoy their wacky April Episodes as well.

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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. This week’s art is a mashup by Karen of works by VoPo and Hextrust Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com.

Apr 01, 2019
What if you travelled back in time to when it rained candy?
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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.

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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.

Mar 25, 2019
What if Fred licked the Internet?
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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?

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.

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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.

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Mar 18, 2019
What if popcorn came to life (plus Hotwheels)?
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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?

Lessons include: No one is invincible, no matter how tough they talk; reckless behavior can endanger yourself and others

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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 is by houssenmoshine.

Adventure, Cars and Trucks, Comedy, Food, Friendship, Trains, Poprick, Corneah, Copcorn, Jamesy Staypopped, Popwheels, driving, podcast for kids, stories for kids

Mar 11, 2019
What if giant rhinocerouses took over Egypt?
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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?

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!

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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 is by sonoftroll.

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Mar 04, 2019
What if pictures that you’ve taken in the past turned into movies when you looked at them?
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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?

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!

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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.

Feb 25, 2019
A Family Interview!
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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...

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

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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 incorporates silhouettes by GDJ.

Feb 18, 2019
What if when cows mooed, they shot bow and arrows out of their noses?
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When Collie the Cow takes her human to the market, Ollie has to masquerade as a cow himself in order to fit in. But when a herd of RoBovines arrives, will the fearful cowfolk use their bow and arrow noses?

Lessons include: It’s important to try and think, even when you’re afraid; fear and friendship never make a healthy mix!

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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.

Feb 11, 2019
What if french fries and drinks had war?
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When Dracomax and Hernosity get lost in the woods, they find themselves embroiled in some fast food politics.

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! 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.

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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 j4p4n.

Feb 04, 2019
What if phones came alive and tried to teleport all other technology to What Is World (Fur vs. Tech - Part 2)
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Let’s see What If World’s future, after twelve years of having smartphones! Will the phones take over, or will this somehow end with a hole being ripped in the space-time continuum?

Lessons include: Books and stories are an important part of learning; if you can really listen to others explain their mistakes, you can avoid making those mistakes yourself!

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.

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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 malmirk.

Jan 28, 2019
What if the fur force got a plane and started having fun and crash landed in a worm hole and went to the future? (Fur vs. Tech - Part 1)
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It’s the Incatible Hulk’s first mission with the Fur Force… only there’s no mission! I guess they’ll just have to jump in a rocket ship!

Lessons include: Technology can be very useful as long as you use it responsibly; there’s so much more to this world than screens!

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.

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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.

Jan 21, 2019
What if an evil wizard turned all the cats into dragons but fred the dog saved the day?
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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.

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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.

Jan 14, 2019
What if tigers lost their stripes?
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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.

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.

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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.

Jan 07, 2019
What if babysitters sat on babies?
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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.

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.

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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.

Dec 31, 2018
What if puzzles could walk and talk? (Ifmas Puzzle - Part 2)
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Pixicato and Sprite alright have been turned into a couple of paper puzzle pieces. Can they join together and figure out how to reverse the curse? Or will Wowzer get them?

Lessons include: We can be happy even when things aren’t perfect; changing up your routine is a great way to add some variety and fun to your day.

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.

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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.

Dec 24, 2018
What If Pixicato and Sprite Alright went into a dungeon? (Ifmas Puzzle - Part 1)
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It’s nearly Ifmas, and is Pixicato is about to have her first adventure with her easy-going mother. Can they find their family’s golden puzzle piece, or will Ifmas be ruined?

Lessons include: Even during the holidays, things won’t always be perfect, but it’s important to make the best of what you’ve got!

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!

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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.

Dec 17, 2018
What if cats turned into Fairies and there was a super hero cat (Purrcy - Part 2)
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The Fur Force has to stop Toyger from turning the seas pink, but a horde of fairy cats and super cats are in the way. Let’s visit the now-pink beaches of What If World and find out how this two-part episode ends!

Lessons include: Special powers always carry a risk, but feeling special is as simple as finding wonder in the world around you, and all its lovely people.

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

Head over to our Imaginarium to get a head start on the holidays! What if World shirts, mugs, totes, and more, made to order and shipped straight to you.

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.

Dec 10, 2018
What if JFKat had a friend named Purrcy and everytime he purred everyone around him fell asleep? (Purrcy - Part 1)
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The president has been elected, and it’s time for JFKat to lead the Fur Force… so why’s he dragging his paws?

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

Head over to our Imaginarium to get a head start on the holidays! What if World shirts, mugs, totes, and more, made to order and shipped straight to you.

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.

Dec 03, 2018
What if I was a unicorn and I could give stuff from my horn and fred the dog could find my fairy garden?
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Fred has to figure out the secret to making a dog house fly, or else he’ll be late to his own inauguration! Fortunately a shapeshifting Finn Again and a generous Miracorn are there to help.

Lessons include: It’s important to think hard when making big decisions (and to not let the small decisions slow you down).

What If World will have a LIVE show and workshop at the DTLA Mini Maker Faire, Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10 AM – 4 PM at the Los Angeles Central Library. It’s a free event but there is limited space in the storytelling workshops, which will start shortly after the event begins, and end at about noon.

Join Our Patreon to Hear Archived Stories! We can only host 100 episodes on our feed, but your unique Patreon feed lets you access our entire backlog! 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.

Nov 26, 2018
What if Cthunkle did his show "What Is World" and interviewed Mr. Eric?
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Cthunkle hosts this unusual episode. Could this be the end of What If World? Not if the next president and their new cabinet have anything to do with it!

Lessons include: Handling disappointment is a really important skill for kids and grown-ups to practice; it’s important to make your voice heard, even if you don’t get your way.

What If World will have a LIVE show and workshop at the DTLA Mini Maker Faire, Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10 AM – 4 PM at the Los Angeles Central Library. It’s a free event but there is limited space in the storytelling workshops, which will start shortly after the event begins, and end at about noon.

Join Our Patreon to Hear Archived Stories! We can only host 100 episodes on our feed, but your unique Patreon feed lets you access our entire backlog! 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.

Nov 19, 2018
What if up was down and down was up? (with Jonathan Messinger)
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Mr. Eric is joined by Jonathan Messinger, host of The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian, for What If World’s 100th episode special. Things will get out of this world! At least, they would if only Bee-Bop the Robot can help Chentle Cheetah make a spaceship.

Lessons include: Accepting failure and trying again gets you one step closer to success; even very intelligent people (and robots) can be wrong sometimes.

Head over to our Imaginarium to get a head start on the holidays! What if World shirts, mugs, totes, and more, made to order and shipped straight to you.

Join Our Patreon to Hear Archived Stories! We can only host 100 episodes on our feed, but your unique Patreon feed lets you access our entire backlog! 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.

Nov 12, 2018
What if ninjas and pirates starting fighting over which chair they wanted to sit in?
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Pirates and ninjas and robots, oh my! Mr. Eric tackles two questions this week, as Ninja Girlden and Petey the Pirate meet for the first time. They’re both so anxious about making a good impression that they end up arguing over a chair! (First aired 11/20/17)

Lessons include: First impressions are tough, but giving someone a second chance is easy; being possessive can get in the way of fun and play

Head over to our Imaginarium to get a head start on the holidays! What if World shirts, mugs, totes, and more, made to order and shipped straight to you.

Join Our Patreon to Hear Archived Stories! We can only host 100 episodes on our RSS feed, but your unique Patreon feed gives you access to our entire backlog! 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.

Nov 05, 2018
How could a chicken fly in the sky and lift all the stuff that he sees, but there was one more and he was a mystery guy?
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It’s the return of Charlie Chicken (episode 43), as our plucky hero sets out to cure his corn cobb papa of the common huitlacoche (whee-tla-KO-cheh). Will Charlie’s neighbors be willing to help?

Lessons include: By helping people outside your inner circle, you can help teach them to do the same; it’s okay to feel frustrated during a disagreement, but lashing out in anger will never change someone’s mind.

Disclaimer: huitlacoche looks yucky to some, but makes for a great vegetarian taco! Mr. Eric apologizes in advance for his mispronunciations. It’s a mouthful both literally and figuratively!

This week’s episode is part of the Kids Listen Halloween Sweeps! If you haven’t heard the wonderful Be Calm on Ahway Island, you can start with their Halloween Special: "Our dragon notices lots of strange monsters and creatures wandering through the streets. Dragon feels a little frightened until the creatures begin to laugh and Dragon realizes it just the kids trick or treating."

Head over to our Imaginarium to get a head start on the holidays! What if World shirts, mugs, totes, and more, made to order and shipped straight to you.

Join Our Patreon to Hear Archived Stories! We can only host 100 episodes on our RSS feed, but your unique Patreon feed gives you access to our entire backlog! 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.

Oct 29, 2018
What if unicorns lived in Halloween bushes? (with Sloan)
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Mr. Eric is joined by young listener named Sloan who will help him tell a totally improvised Halloween special! Can Sloan the Little Unicorn find JFKat after he is scared out of their spooky house by an unapologetic Skeleton Ghost?

Lessons include: It’s important to express even the less popular feelings, like guilt and fear; it’s easy to forgive others when you’re able to see from their perspective.

This week’s episode is part of the Kids Listen Halloween Sweeps! Take minute to check out the fun and relaxing April Eight Songs & Stories, the inspiring interview show Good Stuff Kids, and the newest member of the Kids Listen community, This Week in the Multiverse, an original take on science fiction for older kids.

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.

Oct 22, 2018
What if What if World had a presidential debate?
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The final 6 candidates for president will have to answer your questions if they want to get the job! Unfortunately, Mr. Eric’s never run a debate before… how bad could it be?

Lessons include: Whether you’re a president, or a tiny talking mouse, your ideas and efforts can make a big difference; Everyone needs help sometimes, and leaders need the most help of all!

Join Our Patreon to Hear Archived Stories! We can only host 100 episodes on our RSS feed, but your unique Patreon feed gives you access to our entire backlog! Patron eps are always ad-free & released early, with higher quality audio. Kids can also get a shout out on the pod from your favorite character, bonus stories, snail mail from Mr. Eric, and a much better chance of having their question turned into a story!

Who should be President of What If World? Abacus, Fred, JFKat, Whendiana, Mr. Mouser, or Alabaster? Write your vote as part of your review, or post on Facebook, Twitter, or our private group, The Conversatorium. Make your voice heard and help shape What If World!

Oct 15, 2018
What if colors made a civilization and a space monster ate a spaceship?
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It’s the year 20,018, and Alabaster Infinity has to team up with Dr. Whendiana Joan to find a new galaxy to inhabit. But when their RocCat Ship is set upon by monsters of many colors, can the intrepid crew survive?

Lessons include: it’s fun to have favorite things, as long as it doesn’t close you off to new experiences; however strange someone’s culture may seem, they are probably still capable (and deserving) of great kindness.

Join our Patreon for Easy Access to Archived Stories! We can only host 100 episodes on our RSS feed, but your unique Patreon feed gives you access to our entire backlog! Patron eps are always ad-free & released early, with higher quality audio. Kids can also get a shout out on the pod from your favorite character, bonus stories, snail mail from Mr. Eric, and a much better chance of having their question turned into a story!

Who should be President of What If World? Write us on Facebook, Twitter, or join our private group, The Conversatorium, to keep the discussion just to fellow fans. You could vote for Marsha Mallow, Whendiana Joan, Fred the Maybe-Zombie Dog, JFKat (again), or any character you like!

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. 

Oct 08, 2018
What if I lived in a spooky, scary house? (Remastered)
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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. 

Who should be President of What If World? Write us on Facebook, Twitter, or join our private group, The Conversatorium, to keep the discussion just to fellow fans. You could vote for Marsha Mallow, Whendiana Joan, Fred the Maybe-Zombie Dog, JFKat (again), or any character you like!

Join What If World on Patreon! We can only host 100 episodes at a time on our RSS feed, but your unique Patreon feed gives you access to our entire backlog! Patron episodes are always Ad-Free & Released Early, with Higher Quality Audio. You can also get a 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!

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.

Oct 01, 2018
What if JFKat had to tell the story and Abacus P Grumbler turned everyone into police officers?
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When JFKat controls everything, even the story itself, will he finally realize that napping 19 hours a day might not be the best way to run a world? Maybe Abacus and Rainokhi the talking rainbow can help him take the hint.

Lessons include: absolute power actually isn’t any fun; sometimes, being responsible means admitting that you need help

Who should be President of What If World? Write us on Facebook, Twitter, or join our private group, The Conversatorium, to keep the discussion just to fellow fans. You could vote for Marsha Mallow, Whendiana Joan, Fred the Maybe-Zombie Dog, JFKat (again), or any character you like!

Join What If World on Patreon! 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!

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.

Sep 24, 2018
What if pianos could move and talk by themselves and stairs turned into houses?
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Zizi is back to school this week, and has officially achieved the status of “Big Kid.” Will she and Benocerous be able to handle Music class? Hopefully one of them knows how to speak piano…

Lessons include: It can difficult to say what you mean, but keep trying to make your good intentions known; understanding others is hard work, but it can help you make friends and resolve disagreements.

Join What If World on Patreon! 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! 

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.

Sep 17, 2018
What if blankets could talk and run and play and the whole town was a transformer?
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This week, Mr. Eric is joined by Eric Molinsky of Imaginary Worlds, a podcast for adults and teens about all things fantasy and sci-fi. They’ll share the tale of Zach’s last adventure with his beloved blanket, Fluffy.

Lessons include: toys are meant to be played with, even if they don’t last forever; saying goodbye to someone doesn’t mean forgetting them.

Hear Eric & Eric's Outtakes when you join Patreon! 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!

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.

Sep 10, 2018
What if donuts came to life and went on a journey to find toppings?
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The hardest part of making a donut might be picking out its toppings. Why not let the donut pick for itself? Existential crisis, that’s why ;)

Lessons include: You may change your appearance, but people are going to have a hard time liking you until you like yourself; finding your path is difficult for everyone, but it’s okay to accept help along the way.

Join What If World on Patreon! 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!

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.

Sep 03, 2018
What if Mr. Eric did an interview with Fred the dog?
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Fred is a real life pug mix with an extra long tongue. He’s also leader of the Fur Force and What If World’s most popular character. Let’s find out what makes this dog lick ー err, tick!

Lessons include: Family is family, even if they’re not related to you; rescuing an animal is a big responsibility, but it doesn’t cost a thing to be kind to other creatures

Mr. Eric has a chance to appear on a panel at SXSW! Please give a quick signup here to vote for us. If they get enough votes, he’ll be teaming up with the amazing shows Wow in the World, Brains On!, and Ear Snacks to spread the message of quality podcasting for children. Thanks a million!

Join What If World on Patreon! 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!

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.

Aug 27, 2018
What if swim class was in the trees and princesses rescued knights?
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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.

Mr. Eric has a chance to appear on a panel at SXSW! Please give a quick signup here to vote for us. If they get enough votes, he’ll be teaming up with the amazing shows Wow in the World, Brains On!, and Ear Snacks to spread the message of quality podcasting for children. Thanks a million!

Join What If World on Patreon! 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!

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.

Aug 20, 2018
What if I could fly over traffic?
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Haven’t we all wondered this? Hasn’t everyone in What If World… but wait… most of them can already fly. No way this could be a disaster, unless of course Cthunkle gets involved. He does? Oh forget it.

Lessons include: if everyone refuses to wait their turn, then nobody gets a turn! Patience can be trying, but it can also be an opportunity to entertain yourself in a creative way, or to meet someone new.

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!

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.

Aug 13, 2018
What if I jumped on a trampoline and landed on a cloud? (with Jim Weiss)
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Mr. Eric will be joined by the amazing author and voice actor, Jim Weiss, for a reimagining of the Jack and the Beanstalk, starring a little girl named Amalia, a magic trampoline, and a weather-controlling giant!

Lessons include: shutting yourself off from the world won’t make it a better place; not everyone you meet will share your passions, but stick with it and you’re sure to find a welcoming community!

And to hear the latest from Jim Weiss, check out The Count of Monte Cristo!

Live What If Workshop (for kids 7-12)! 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.

Join What If World on Patreon! 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!

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.

Aug 06, 2018
Bonus. Kids Listen Roadtrip Mixtape and “What if I lived in a world of dominos?”
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This week, What If World teams up with five other amazing kid-friendly podcasts to bring you a Road Trip Mixtape! You’ll hear from Circle Round, Little Stories for Tiny People, Noodle Loaf, Story Spectacular, and Book Club for Kids. Of course, Mr. Eric will answer a What If Question with a fun roadtrip mini episode, too. Hope you enjoy it!

You can catch all our shows on the Kids Listen App or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Live What If Workshop (for kids 7-12)! 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.

Join What If World on Patreon! 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! 

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.

Aug 03, 2018
What if mommies lasso a dinosaur and give him butterfly kisses?
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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.

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.

Jul 30, 2018
What if crabs could dance and super heroes lost their powers and animals got them? (with Karen O'Keeffe)
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Get ready to dance the Crabbarena with Coco Crab, Czarina Ballerina, and all of What If World’s greatest super-heroes. Miss Karen co-hosts another great episode and debuts her Russian accent. Don’t miss this one!

Lessons include: You don’t have to be the best at something to have fun doing it; some people have natural talents, but most of us have to work hard to get good at anything

You can help us win a Podcast Award! Sign up here to vote for What If World in the Kids & Family and the People's Choice categories. It's our first time being nominated and we need your help! Thanks a million.

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.

Jul 23, 2018
Bonus. Bobby & Miley Pizza Makeliverers (the Song!)
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Here's a great song by the fabulous Angela Ferrari of Story Spectacular. I can't stop listening to it, and I hope you enjoy it as well.

Please check her show for more great jams and stories, and check out Patreon page if you want bonus content like this more often!

Jul 20, 2018
What if Bobby Robot delivered pizza?
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Do you know the story of the Robo-Tortoise and the Rabbot? It’s an old What If World yarn, and Angeli Ferrari of Story Spectacular is going to help retell it! Who will win the Pizza Makelivery Race, Bobby Robot or Miley Rabbot?

Lessons include: Strive to add a personal touch and make real connections, and everything you do can be more enjoyable; never underestimate your peers

Join What If World on Patreon! 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!

What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe, and edited & produced 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.

Jul 16, 2018
What if fair Elise and Fred the dog climbed up Mount Everest?
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Lots of new character to meet this week, as Ginger the Loyal and Otis the Aloofest visit What If World and meet Hungry Bungry! Can the misplaced pets get back to What Is World, or will the Oopstone trap them forever?!

Lessons include: good rules are made by people who understand their mistakes, and want to keep you from having to repeat them; pollution is a problem we can only solve together!

Join What If World on Patreon!

Get ad-free episodes, snail mail from Mr. Eric, bonus content, and a much better chance of getting your question turned into a story! Coming soon, early access to stories!!!

What If World is hosted and performed by Eric O’Keeffe and co-edited by Karen Marshall O'Keeffe, with a theme song by Craig Martinson.

 

Jul 09, 2018
What if I could be invisible and lights could shoot?
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Over 100 years ago, in the Wild What, Dimmer the Elf faces off against InvisiBen the Unsightly Troll. Can the clever elf defeat the unseen threat, even though he doesn’t have any elf super powers?

Lessons include: there’s no super power like practice; one’s imagination is often scarier than the reality; many of the best inventions are built using other great ideas.

Join What If World on Patreon!

Get ad-free episodes, snail mail from Mr. Eric, bonus content, and a much better chance of getting your question turned into a story! Coming soon, early access to stories!!!

What If World is hosted and performed by Eric O’Keeffe and edited by Karen Marshall O'Keeffe, with a theme song by Craig Martinson.

Jul 02, 2018
What if ninja turtles could fly and birds could cry?
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Uh-oh, a portal got opened to What Is World last week and Cthunkle used it to get back to What If World! Meanwhile, Charlotte Songbird starts feeling less special when she finds out that everyone she meets can fly. Upset, she finds her way to a place where no one deals with their emotions. Could it be another one of Cthunkle’s evil schemes?

Lessons include: constantly comparing yourself to others can make anyone unhappy; no amount of super-powers can teach you to deal with your own emotions.

What If World will be performing live at  Children’s Book World in Santa Monica on June 30th! If you live locally, come check it out.

Join What If World on Patreon!

Get ad-free episodes, snail mail from Mr. Eric, bonus content, and a much better chance of getting your question turned into a story! Coming soon, early access to stories!!!

What If World is hosted and performed by Eric O’Keeffe and edited by Karen Marshall O'Keeffe, with a theme song by Craig Martinson.

Jun 25, 2018
What if Fair Elise got really frustrated with Alabaster Zero and teleported him to What Is World?
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When a stray spell from a frustrated fairy flings Alabaster into the real world, he’ll have to finally take responsibility for his own actions! Will he learn to take his job seriously, or will he be stuck at Mr. Eric’s house forever?

Lessons include: thinking you’re good at something isn’t enough, you have to keep working hard in order to improve; when your goofy antics bother your friends, it’s time to give them a rest

What If World will be performing live at  Children’s Book World in Santa Monica on June 30th! If you live locally, come check it out.

Join What If World on Patreon!

Get ad-free episodes, snail mail from Mr. Eric, bonus content, and a much better chance of getting your question turned into a story! Coming soon, early access to stories!!!

What If World is hosted and performed by Eric O’Keeffe and edited by Karen Marshall O'Keeffe, with a theme song by Craig Martinson.

Jun 18, 2018
What if cows could make money from mooing and sinking into the deep sea and getting treasure box?
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What If World has its first crush! Well, its moon does anyway. Get ready to meet the Moon Cow Crooners and hear Mr. Eric’s first quasi-Australian accent. Just remember, What If World’s accents are all just a little bit different from What Is World’s ;)

Lessons include: we should own up to our mistakes rather than make silly excuses; picking on someone is not a good way to show you care 

Our Art Contest Ends June 15th

At least one work will be chosen to inspire a What If Story at the end of June. With parent’s permission, contestants will have their artwork featured in What if World’s Conversatorium, a private Facebook group for fans of the show. Of course, we’ll share first names only. Send a scan or photo of your child’s artwork towhatifworldpodcast@gmail.com or mail it straight to us:

What If World (or Mr. Eric)
P.O. Box 4905
Panorama City, CA 91402

Join What If World on Patreon!

Get ad-free episodes, snail mail from Mr. Eric, bonus content, and a much better chance of getting your question turned into a story! Coming soon, early access to stories!!!

What If World is hosted and performed by Eric O’Keeffe and edited by Karen Marshall O'Keeffe, with a theme song by Craig Martinson.

Jun 11, 2018
What if unicorns turned to rocks when they’re shy? (with Greg Webb)
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Emmatrice Widdle Pony Unistony has been shyly hiding as a stone in the woods until Fairien the Fairy Alien comes to take over the worl – ahem – make a new friend. Can Fairien be a good friend and respect Emma’s shyness, or will he forget the whole thing and conquer What If World?

Lessons include: safety is about learning the smartest way to try something new; fun can be big and loud or little and quiet, you should try a bit of both; make sure you always respect your friends’ boundaries

If you enjoyed this week’s story, please check out Greg Webb’s Purple Rocket Podcast! A big thanks to Greg for voicing the character of Fairien.

Our Art Contest Ends June 15th

At least one work will be chosen to inspire a What If Story at the end of June. With parent’s permission, contestants will have their artwork featured in What if World’s Conversatorium, a private Facebook group for fans of the show. Of course, we’ll share first names only. Send a scan or photo of your child’s artwork towhatifworldpodcast@gmail.com or mail it straight to us:

What If World (or Mr. Eric)
P.O. Box 4905
Panorama City, CA 91402

 

Thank you for supporting What If World.

  • Join our brand new Facebook group What If World's Conversatorium for conversation about kid's media and education with Mr. Eric and other parents in the community!
  • Be a real What-Iffer and join us on Patreon! Get access to ad-free episodes, live-stream stories, branded swag, one-on-one FaceTime with Mr. Eric, activity books & more! 
  • Rate or review us on Apple Podcasts. One moment of your time helps us to grow! 
  • Call 205-605-WHAT with a What If Question. Listeners outside the US, email us a voice memo or recording at whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com
  • Check out our Imaginarium for T-Shirts & more.
  • Connect with us on FacebookInstagram, or Twitter @whatifworldpod!

What If World is hosted and performed by Eric O’Keeffe and edited by Karen Marshall O'Keeffe, with a theme song by Craig Martinson.

Jun 04, 2018
What if mad scientists had to wear diapers and if you wish for something you got it right beside you?
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Professor Mooshpants and Dr. Nozetal are some of What If World’s maddest scientists. They also happen to be among the youngest. Can the brilliant baby and precocious puppy work together to free themselves from a maximum security day care? Or will they have to wait until their parents pick them up?!

Lessons include: time flies when you stay engaged and challenged; good friends try out each other’s favorite things and grow in the process!

Out Art Contest Ends June 15th

At least one work will be chosen to inspire a What If Story at the end of June. With parent’s permission, contestants will have their artwork featured in What if World’s Conversatorium, a private Facebook group for fans of the show. Of course, we’ll share first names only. Send a scan or photo of your child’s artwork to whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com or mail it straight to us:

What If World (or Mr. Eric)
P.O. Box 4905
Panorama City, CA 91402

Thank you for supporting What If World.

  • Join our brand new Facebook group What If World's Conversatorium for conversation about kid's media and education with Mr. Eric and other parents in the community!
  • Be a real What-Iffer and join us on Patreon! Get access to ad-free episodes, live-stream stories, branded swag, one-on-one FaceTime with Mr. Eric, activity books & more! 
  • Rate or review us on Apple Podcasts. One moment of your time helps us to grow! 
  • Call 205-605-WHAT with a What If Question. Listeners outside the US, email us a voice memo or recording at whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com
  • Check out our Imaginarium for T-Shirts & more.
  • Connect with us on FacebookInstagram, or Twitter @whatifworldpod!

What If World is hosted and performed by Eric O’Keeffe and edited by Karen Marshall O'Keeffe, with a theme song by Craig Martinson.

May 28, 2018
What if parents went to school and kids went to work? (with Rhea Pechter)
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Fair Elise and Pixacato are fed up with work and school, respectively. Good thing it’s Freaky Friday! Can Fair Elise survive a day in ballet school? Can Pixacato solve the mystery of the missing robot brains? Did Alabaster Zero also get Freaky Friday’d, or does the grizzled cop just really love ballet?

Lessons include: both work and school take a special kind of endurance, we should respect each other’s efforts; parents will always look out for you, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look out for them, too!

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What If World is hosted and performed by Eric O’Keeffe and edited by Karen Marshall O'Keeffe, with a theme song by Craig Martinson.

May 21, 2018
What if cheetahs could jump the sky and never fall down?
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Chentle is the fastest of all the cheetahs, but she also wants to be the best climber of all the ninjas and the best flyer of all the rocket ship houses. Can she be the best at everything, and will she be happy when she leaves everyone else in her dust?

Lessons include: being more talented or privileged than others doesn’t make you better than them; no individual, no matter how exceptional, is better than a community of well-rounded people.

Join our brand new Facebook group What If World's Conservatorium for conversation about kid's media and education with Mr. Eric and other parents in the community!

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What If World is hosted and performed by Eric O’Keeffe and edited by Karen Marshall O'Keeffe, with a theme song by Craig Martinson.

May 14, 2018
What if leaves called big armies to fight dragons and the zombie apocalypse happened?
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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?

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

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What If World is hosted and performed by Eric O’Keeffe and edited by Karen Marshall O'Keeffe, with a theme song by Craig Martinson.

May 07, 2018
What if there was no moon?
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Just when What If World got it’s sun back, the moon goes missing! Thank goodness Mr. Eric will have some help from Lindsay and Marshall from Tumble Science Podcast for Kids to answer this question. Here’s a hint: were-creatures won’t be happy…

Lessons include: if you don’t understand the world around you, it’s harder to affect positive change; being rude to get your way will always have negative consequences.

We now have a P.O. Box! Mr. Eric will be happy to share your letters and drawings online (excluding personal information, of course) or use them to inspire his next story!

What If World (or Mr. Eric)

P.O. Box 4905

Panorama City, CA 91402 

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What If World is hosted and performed by Eric O’Keeffe and edited by Karen Marshall O'Keeffe, with a theme song by Craig Martinson.

Apr 30, 2018
What if Mr. Eric answered the longest question ever?
1030

Our Earth Day special is tying up some loose ends from our April Fool’s special, where the sun got stolen! Too bad all of What If World is SOLAR POWERED… but maybe that’s the least of their troubles. Can Petrina, Abacus, JFKat, and Mr. Mouser get the sun back from the clutches of the not-so-dreaded Phoenix Taco?!

Lessons include: renewable energy is plentiful enough to power a whole world; if you have a caring elder or grandparent in your life, they are deserving of your respect and gratitude. 

And check out more Earth Day episodes from these kid-friendly podcasts: Cool Facts About Animals, Ear Snacks, Little Stories for Tiny People, and Tumble Science Podcast!

In case you missed it, we now have a P.O. Box! Mr. Eric will be happy to share your letters and drawings online (excluding personal information, of course) or use them to inspire his next story!

 What If World (or Mr. Eric)

P.O. Box 4905

Panorama City, CA 91402

 

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What If World is hosted and performed by Eric O’Keeffe and edited by Karen Marshall O'Keeffe, with a theme song by Craig Martinson.

Apr 23, 2018
Bonus - The “Corny Wallace” Song
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In case some of you missed it last week, Mick Sullivan wrote my new favorite song for our Vampirton episode. If it gets stuck in your head like it did mine, you might want to check out The Past and the Curious, a history podcast for kids!

Also, we just got a P.O. Box!!! Mr. Eric will be happy to share your letters and drawings online (excluding personal information, of course) or use them to inspire his next story! 

What If World (or Mr. Eric)

P.O. Box 4905

Panorama City, CA 91402

Apr 19, 2018
What if jellybeans worked at a grocery store?
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Meet Mr. Bean and his daughter Julie Bean, who run a little grocery store that brings out the silly in people. But when Jesus Ironhands the Fire Lion (a character invented by listener Teddy) brings his own brand of “humor” to the store, things start to heat up!

Lessons include: humor should feel like a friendly trick, not a personal attack; if you don’t know how to joke with a new friend, joking about yourself first can help break the ice.

Finally, we have a P.O. Box!!! Mr. Eric will be happy to share your letters and drawings online (excluding personal information, of course) or use them to inspire his next story!

What If World (or Mr. Eric)
P.O. Box 4905
Panorama City, CA 91402

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Apr 16, 2018
What if George Washington had Fred the Zombie Dog as a pet and Alexander Hamilton were alive as a vampire? (with Mick Sullivan)
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Have you heard the latest Oddway hit, Vampirton? It’s a super fresh collabo between Mr. Eric and Mick Sullivan of The Past and the Curious! Okay, okay, it’s not a musical, but stick around to the end of the story... And Lin Manuel Miranda, eat your heart out! 100% kidding, we’re not worthy.

Lessons include: people are easily distracted by cuteness and hilarity, but patience and loyalty are what make lasting friends; you shouldn’t have to imitate others in order to earn approval

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What If World is hosted and performed by Eric O’Keeffe and edited by Karen Marshall O'Keeffe, with a theme song by Craig Martinson.

Apr 09, 2018
What if baby sisters were greek gods and phoenixes turned into tacos instead of ashes?
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In our second April Fool’s special, the Wentbridge Timers go up against the Observatorium Grumblers in the biggest (and only-est) basketball game What If World’s ever seen. Pay attention, because the story might try to play some tricks on Mr. Eric.

Lessons include: everyone loses sometimes, but it’s only a true defeat if you let it be; winning doesn’t make you superior to others

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What If World is hosted and performed by Eric O’Keeffe and edited by Karen Marshall O'Keeffe, with a theme song by Craig Martinson.

Apr 02, 2018
What if ants could dance and people could turn invisible? (with Andrew & Polly)
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In this insect-creible episode, Mr. Eric teams up with Andrew and Polly of Earsnacks to jam in the garden. Two lonely insects think they’re invisible until they discover a very unusual guitar and the joy of music!

We hope you enjoy our biggest team-up story to date and check out one of our favorite kids’ podcasts: Earsnacks.

Lessons include: Sometimes grown-ups may be too busy to give you constant attention, but that doesn’t mean you’ve been forgotten; express yourself in a positive way is sure to spread joy and attract the attention of friends with shared interests

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What If World is hosted and performed by Eric O’Keeffe and edited by Karen Marshall O'Keeffe, with a theme song by Craig Martinson.

Mar 26, 2018
What if giants could turn into fairies and fairies could turn into giants? (with Sydney Hollis)
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Improv comedian Sydney Hollis joins Mr. Eric for a 100% improvised story. Let’s take a trip to Wentbridge Academy and see if we can’t bust some giant myths! And after you’ve enjoyed the story, step up your fashion game with Sydney’s unforgettable Straw Couture line ;)

Lessons include: Giants don’t have to be manly and fairies don’t have to be feminine, we should all enjoy and accept each other and try new activities together!

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What If World is hosted and performed by Eric O’Keeffe and edited by Karen Marshall O'Keeffe, with a theme song by Craig Martinson.

Mar 12, 2018
What if puppies had laser eyes and could fly?
995

Remember when all you wanted was a flying laser puppy and your mom said “You’ll blow our roof off!” Let’s see if the old adage is true.

Lessons include: parents may seem unfair, but they’ll do anything to protect us; lasers are better off left to make believe

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What If World is hosted and performed by Eric O’Keeffe and edited by Karen Marshall O'Keeffe, with a theme song by Craig Martinson.

Mar 05, 2018
What if I did an interview with Abacus P Grumbler?
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Miss Karen and Mr Eric are moving this week, and we’ve made a very special episode to share with you all! Find out more about Abacus P. Grumbler and see if Mr Eric can survive his magic!

Lessons include: Titles and objects don’t make you what you are, thinking outside the box can get unexpected results

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What If World is hosted and performed by Eric O’Keeffe and edited by Karen Marshall O'Keeffe, with a theme song by Craig Martinson.

Feb 26, 2018
What if I were raised by dragons? (with Michael Mason)
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Michael Mason, host of Good Stuff Kids, joins Mr. Eric to help tell an ode to “Elf.” Meet Da Dragon and his daughter Amelia, a little human girl. When she meets her birth father, Ebesneezer, she learns that he and New What City have lost the Dragon Spirit. Can Amelia help them get it back?

Lessons include: When you believe in yourself, you can work wonders

New characters: Amelia, Ebesneezer, Da Dragon, Roady Racoon

Old favorites: Stevie the Fleasel

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What If World is hosted and performed by Eric O’Keeffe and edited by Karen Marshall O'Keeffe, with a theme song by Craig Martinson.

Feb 19, 2018
What if pictures that you’ve taken in the past turned into movies when you looked at them?
915

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?

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!

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Don't forget to check out Little Stories for Tiny People, Sparkle Stories and the Kids Listen App!

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Feb 12, 2018
What if transformers robots in disguise could turn into christmas trees and christmas trees could turn into star destroyers?
1190

Your favorite talking tree is back! The newly nice Harrigo is gathering friends of all kinds, even talking robots and starships. Sadly, the Autogreens and the Evertrons don’t get along, and Harri gets stuck in the middle.

Lessons include: It’s easy to think of others as bad guys when you’ve never met them; it’s better to speak your mind than to have everyone like you

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What If World is hosted and performed by Eric O’Keeffe and edited by Karen Marshall O'Keeffe, with a theme song by Craig Martinson.

Feb 05, 2018
What if paper airplanes stayed in the air forever?
1120

The Observatorium gets a new student, Parsha Parchment-Paper from the esteemed school of Wentbridge! She’s none too happy with her new, underfunded school, and she let’s Abacus know it. Will the wizard’s paper airplane lesson win her over or will it nearly destroy the school… again…

Lessons include: you can only make new friends if you give them a chance, where you’re from doesn’t make you better or worse than anyone else

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What If World is hosted and performed by Eric O’Keeffe and edited by Karen Marshall O'Keeffe, with a theme song by Craig Martinson.

Jan 29, 2018
What if Abacus and JFKat drank a potion at the same time and switched minds?
1253

Two of your favorite characters team up this week… or at least they would if they could learn to get along. After a classic magic milkshake mix-up, the kitty president and hapless wizard will have to learn to listen if they ever want to change back.

Lessons include: you shouldn’t have to mistreat one friend in order to make another happy, good listening doesn’t mean tuning the rest of the world out.

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What If World is hosted and performed by Eric O’Keeffe and edited by Karen Marshall O'Keeffe, with a theme song by Craig Martinson.

Jan 22, 2018
What if dinosaurs and chickens could turn into anything?
979

Meet Whyla and Guyceratops, two shapechangers that Whendiana meets in the same place… only in two very different times. Can Whendi solve their problems? Can the Learninator overcome his fear of chickens? Can you guess the tricky twist?

Lessons include: You don’t have to pretend to be someone else, it’s important to venture outside of our small communities and learn about different people

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What If World is hosted and performed by Eric O’Keeffe and edited by Karen Marshall O'Keeffe, with a theme song by Craig Martinson.

Jan 15, 2018
What if babysitters sat on babies?
924

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.

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

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What If World is hosted and performed by Eric O’Keeffe and edited by Karen Marshall O'Keeffe, with a theme song by Craig Martinson.

Jan 08, 2018
What if unicorns and narwhals had jedi sabers for their horns? (Shark Wars - Part 2)
1117

This week, we return to a time when the Uni Order sought to quell the Refishtance once and for all. Get ready for another round of bad puns as Mr. Eric takes on one of his favorite subjects, the Shark Wars. (Don’t worry, there are no spoilers.)

Lessons include: Peace without freedom isn’t all that peaceful; our differences are important and with them we can make each other stronger

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What If World is hosted and performed by Eric O’Keeffe and edited by Karen Marshall O'Keeffe, with a theme song by Craig Martinson.

Jan 01, 2018
What if Santa were an elephant and toys could read your mind?
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Merry Ifmas, everyone! Scully the Squid has had a tough year and isn’t really sure what he wants, so Santaphant gives him a telepathic toy to help figure it out. Will Scully learn to speak his mind?
 
Lessons include: bottling up your emotions doesn’t gets good results, “boy” and “girl” toys have more in common than you think
 
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Dec 18, 2017
What if chairs had a chance to be alive and magicians came from the future and smelled like garbage and made everything better?
1097

In the year 2099, Dinosaur-riding chairs (yes, that’s what we mean) rule over a trash-covered What If World. Can Debrie and Phillth travel back in time and stop the Chaiborgs from taking over?

Lessons include: our actions create a lot of waste we never see; all people deserve equal treatment, regardless of their differences

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What If World is hosted and performed by Eric O’Keeffe and edited by Karen Marshall O'Keeffe, with a theme song by Craig Martinson.

Dec 11, 2017
What if restaurants could move by themselves?
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Rapunziti, a new Italian restaurant, is just about to open when another restaurant jealously traps her on top of a stone tower. Will the young restaurant ever escape? Or will Chewville forever be robbed of good eats?!

Lessons include: sometimes being a real helper takes a little thought, we all have to grow up and get older, even if we don’t want to

Thank you for supporting What If World!

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What If World is hosted and performed by Eric O’Keefe and edited by Karen Marshall, with a theme song by Craig Martinson.

Dec 04, 2017
What if sharks had legs? (Shark Wars - Part 1)
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Mr. Eric managed to come out of his turkey and pie coma just long enough to post one of his favorite episodes, the story of Shark Wars! Fred the Dog and JFKat will make a quick appearance after the story, so stay tuned. What If World will be back with an all new episode next week!

Lessons include: all creatures have rights, fighting does not solve problems, everyone learns at their own pace.

Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Check out the What If World Threadless shop for t-shirts, totes, blankets and more! 

Thank you for supporting What If World!

  • Be a real What-Iffer and join us on Patreon! Get access to ad-free episodes, live-stream stories, branded swag, one-on-one FaceTime with Mr. Eric, activity books & more! 
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What If World is hosted and performed by Eric O’Keefe and edited by Karen Marshall, with a theme song by Craig Martinson.

 

Nov 27, 2017
What if ninjas and pirates starting fighting over which chair they wanted to sit in?
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Pirates and ninjas and robots, oh my! Mr. Eric tackles two questions this week, as Ninja Girlden and Petey the Pirate meet for the first time. They’re both so anxious about making a good impression that they end up arguing over a chair!

Lessons include: First impressions are tough, but giving someone a second chance is easy; being possessive can get in the way of fun and play

Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Check out the What If World Threadless shop for t-shirts, totes, blankets and more!

Thank you for supporting What If World!

  • Be a real What-Iffer and join us on Patreon! Get access to ad-free episodes, live-stream stories, branded swag, one-on-one FaceTime with Mr. Eric, activity books & more! 
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What If World is hosted and performed by Eric O’Keefe and edited by Karen Marshall, with a theme song by Craig Martinson.

Nov 20, 2017
What If? The Musical (with Chris Kerrigan)
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In What If World's first mini-musical, Mama Jamma, Poppa Loo, Zack and Zizi get sent off into three different fairytales, courtesy of Jenkins, the trickster fairy. Can they learn their lessons and find their way back to each other?

Lessons include: If you have something important to say, don't let yourself be silenced; be careful and use common sense in unfamiliar settings; rudeness seldom gets results

A HUGE thanks to Chris Kerrigan, who plays Jenkins and a few other characters, and who wrote all the original music and lyrics for this week's episode! Chris performs in and around LA and runs AllSTAR Cabaret, a theatre and performance workshop for kids in 3rd - 6th grade. If you're in the Los Angeles area and want to sign up to audition, visit AllSTAR Cabaret's website at http://allstarcabaret.starinc.org/.

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What If World is hosted and performed by Eric O’Keefe and edited by Karen Marshall, with a theme song by Craig Martinson.

Nov 15, 2017
What if the sorting hat from Hogwarts started saying random words instead of houses at the start of the year?
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Long ago in 2001, when Abacus first opened his magical school, many of his students begged to be sorted. But when Abacus conjures a Sorta Hat to do the job, his magic is as unreliable as ever…

Lessons include: labeling people is a recipe for cruelty; grownups and professionals have feelings, too

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What If World is hosted and performed by Eric O’Keefe and edited by Karen Marshall, with a theme song by Craig Martinson.

Nov 06, 2017
What if Mr Eric did a two part Halloween special? (Part 2!)
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Petey the Pirate & Whendiana Joan finally get their turn to tell a story this week in the conclusion of our Halloween Special! We're also letting folks know about the Kids Listen App!

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

#halloween #jackolantern #whatifworld #storiesforkids #podcasts #kidspodcasts #kidslisten #podcastsforkids #dragon #pumpkin #imagination #applepodcasts

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What If World is hosted and performed by Eric O’Keefe and edited by Karen Marshall, with a theme song by Craig Martinson.

Oct 30, 2017
What if Mr Eric did a two part Halloween special? (Part 1)
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For the very first time, Mr. Eric records a story live from What If World! Actually, Cackula does most of the story-telling in the first installment of this two-part episode! Can four different questions help What If World recover from a terrible storm? 

Lessons include: some problems are too big to solve alone, being patient is always rewarded… eventually ;)

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Oct 23, 2017
What if people that I touch go stuff and anything that’s not alive that I touch comes alive?
1275

The awesome powers of Life and Stuff are in Beastie Boy’s tiny paws this week. How can a boy who makes the best of everything enjoy a whiny toothbrush and singing bed?

Lessons include: good people are more valuable than good stuff, giving a little goes a long way

Like our show? We like doing it for you! There are a bunch of ways you can support What If World and help us ensure that we can continue to tell awesome stories:

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Oct 16, 2017
What if kids could turn into Strep fighting ninjas?
1212

After a tough bout with PANDAS, Jude and his friends shrink down to microscopic size in order to battle Strep on its home turf. Inside a boy's stuffy nose!

Lessons Include: If you want to like yourself, you need to help others; there are always non-violent solutions if you think outside the box (or the nostril)

For more info about PANDAS, you can visit the National Institute of Mental Health website. A reputable group that help families with information, advocacy, and medical expense grants is Pas.care.

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Oct 09, 2017
What if the dragon trainer movie were real?
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Emily, our Review contest winner helps Mr. Eric tell a live guest story. There’s a dragon training contest tonight and Emily really wants to win. The only problem is, she hasn’t trained Nightshadow yet… or even found him.

Lessons include: growing up is meant to take awhile, wouldn’t sports be great if they were about helping others?

Thank you for bearing with us over the last 2 weeks - we thought we'd have time to post but it was a bit of a whirlwind!

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Oct 02, 2017
What if grapefruit were alive and wore shirts?
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What’s eating Gilbert Grapefruit? Hopefully not anyone, though Petey the Pirate might try. But what’s a grapefruit to do in the big wide What If World when it's never left the tree?

Lessons include: figuring yourself out can take time, it’s okay to question

We're going to try to make sure there's content for you over the next couple of weeks, but it may be a little shorter than usual, because Ms. Karen and Mr. Eric are getting married this weekend!

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Sep 11, 2017
What if a mermaid named Meriah found a beautiful treasure and became a legend?
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Meet Meriah Caring, a mermaid who sets out to find a beautiful treasure during the storm of the century. But what happens when you find a treasure and no one else thinks it's beautiful?

Lessons include: the greatest treasures aren't things (they're people), beauty isn't hard to find if you keep an open mind.

Like our show? We like doing it for you! There are a bunch of ways you can support What If World and help us ensure that we can continue to tell awesome stories:

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Sep 05, 2017
What if cats could turn into vampires?
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Have you ever heard the tale of the Guy Who Cried Vampire? Well, neither has hard-nosed detective Alabaster Zero. Can he and Fair Elise get to the bottom of this vampire mystery? And what's the deal with that cat?

Lessons include: a dream come true may not be all you imagined, your brain is better at solving mysteries than your gut

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Aug 28, 2017
What if a chicken could ride a cloud and Abacus P Grumbler turned me into a lion?
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When Charlie, Carson, and Farmer Cobb lend a hand to the hapless wizard, Abacus P. Grumbler, he promises them each a magical gift in return. But the old sorcerer can rarely get one spell right, let alone three!

Lessons include: showing kindness to those in need, and accepting changes, even the challenging ones

Like our show? We like doing it for you! There are a bunch of ways you can support What If World and help us ensure that we can continue to tell awesome stories:

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Aug 21, 2017
What if marshmallows could talk and the law was humans couldn't eat them?
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Marsha and Marshall Mallow have finally gotten marshmallow eating outlawed, but New What City is still a long way from Candy Equality. Can the Mallows win over the masses, or is everyone going to be too distracted by their cute voices? Also, there's a Griffin!

We love doing the show for you, but we want your feedback! Let us know what you like, what you want more of, and what we can do to make the show better. Reviews help us improve the show, and helps more people discover us!

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Aug 14, 2017
What if a rabbit laid eggs in a cloud that fell down?
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This week we're taking a break to rerun one of our FAVORITE stories! Will Rola the Rabbit find her family? 

We love doing the show for you, but we want your feedback! Let us know what you like, what you want more of, and what we can do to make the show better. Reviews help us improve the show, and helps more people discover us!

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Aug 07, 2017
What if I had a carnival at my house?
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Cthunkle is back and trying to invade the real world via a carnival at Drew’s house. But can a What If World story even happen on What IS World? Find out for yourself!

We love doing the show for you, and we want your feedback! Let us know what you like, what you want more of, and what we can do to make the show better. Reviews help us improve the show, and helps more people discover us!

Thanks so much for being a listener.

 

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  • Visit our Patreon page - become a member at just $2 a month and get access to special What If World stories and live streams. Other rewards include swag, one-on-one Google Hangouts with Mr. Eric (just like Teddy's in today's episode!), episode workbooks and more!
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Jul 31, 2017
What if candy was good for you?
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Remember when Whendiana Joan became a trio of time traveling sisters in order to save the world from a never ending bowl of ice cream? Well, it's a thing that happened, and now Dr. Joan, Miss Whendy, and Ana are back to face another candy crisis!

We love doing the show for you, and we want your feedback! Let us know what you like, what you want more of, and what we can do to make the show better. Reviews help us improve the show, and helps more people discover us!

Thanks so much for being a listener.

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Jul 24, 2017
What if ninjas could turn into animals? (with Teddy)
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On his first day of Ninjagarten, Teddy thinks he’s already the best ninja ever, but he’s got a lot to learn before he can turn into an animal like his teacher, Good Climber.

Lessons include: it takes time and effort to master a skill, imagination can help you sympathize with others, some learning needs to happen independently

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Jul 17, 2017
What if werewolves and unicorns were real and everyone had a unicorn as a pet?
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It's Zack and Zizi's turn to hit the road as they ride their new unicorn pets all the way to Wizarding School. With Abacus P. Grumbled as headmaster, what could possibly go wrong?

Lessons include: unorthodox problem solving can be fun, keeping a pet is a lot of work, giving a little means a lot (especially if you do it regularly)

Like our show? We like doing it for you! There are a bunch of ways you can support What If World and help us ensure that we can continue to tell awesome stories:

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Jul 10, 2017
What if cats are rocket ships and you could turn into a polka dot?
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Each member of the Kids Listen community is theming an episode around summer travel this July! Check out more summer travel podcasts at the Kids Listen app to discover your new favorite show!

Trying to beat the heat, Sniff the Cat and his friends decide it would be much cooler to play their big annual baseball game in outer space. But how do you fit a stadium full of fans on a rocket ship the size of a cat?  

Lessons include: a quick fix is seldom the best fix, stick together when traveling, “beating the heat” also means thinking about global warming

Like our show? We like doing it for you! There are a bunch of ways you can support What If World and help us ensure that we can continue to tell awesome stories:

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Plus, check out our Threadless store where you can buy a t-shirtmugbeach towel or a bunch of other fun What If World items!

 

Jul 03, 2017
What if paw patrol were big and knights were small? (Where is JFKat - Part 2)
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JFKat has been missing for ten whole episodes! Can Fred the Pug lead the Fur Force to the rescue? Maybe if he gets some big help from some little knights.

Lessons include: face your fears by learning more about them, immigration can be challenging, even grown ups are often afraid

Like our show? We like doing it for you! There are a bunch of ways you can support What If World and help us ensure that we can continue to tell awesome stories:

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Jun 26, 2017
What if humans found an alien spaceship and what if houses built themselves?
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Zack and Zizi investigate a strange new house in their local park, only to learn that it's some kind of thinking spaceship! When space-houses start springing up everywhere, the kids need to call an old friend for help: Peter the Realtor (aka Petey the Pirate).  

Lessons include: always let your parents know where you're headed, think about the environment when building, be smart and careful when meeting new people and places

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Jun 19, 2017
What if I could jump through my tv and jump into minecraft world?
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When Pixiecato gets her very first video game, her parents forget to buy her a console to play it on! The young fairy uses her magic to jump into an unfamiliar world, but will she ever be able to jump back out?

Lessons include: try not to get stuck on your screen, make sure to spend quality time with your friends and family, learning a new skill takes patience and curiosity

Please help What If World grow!

  • Write a review on Apple Podcasts, share with a friend who loves stories.
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Jun 05, 2017
What if snakes had feathers and birds had scales? (with Karen Marshall)
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It’s our very first Guest Story! Miss Karen (WiW’s editor/producer) and Mr. Eric team up to tell a story about fashion, acceptance… and dragons? When birds and snakes trade feathers and scales, the now cuddly snakes turn into New What City’s hottest new wardrobe accessory. Can the scaly birds save their feathery friends? Let’s find out!

Lessons include: embrace who you are on the inside, don't take credit for other people's work, fashion trends don’t have to be cruel, try to learn about other cultures wherever you go

Please help What If World grow!

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May 29, 2017
What if sharks had legs? (Shark Wars - Part 1)
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In Mr. Eric’s undersea ode to Star Wars, Luka Seawalker must master the Dorse if he ever wants to bring down the Shellactic Empire and the dreaded Shark-Gator. Get ready for 18 minutes of totally natural puns, impressions, and undersea space noises.

Lessons include: all creatures have rights, fighting does not solve problems, everyone learns at their own pace.

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May 22, 2017
What if dolphins could fly?
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When the ocean gets too full of trash, Echoana and her dolphin pod take to the skies to search for a new home. What they find is Dollywood, a plastic island inhabited by discarded toys. Can Echoana and the toys work together to find a better home for everyone?

Lessons include: buy less, give more, recycle, and accept your friends’ interests.

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May 15, 2017
What if mirrors could talk back to each other?
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Silver and Gold, Thor’s favorite mirrors, are getting tired of watching the God of Thunder check himself out. They decide to play a trick on him and his gullible friend, the Uncredible Ulk. Get ready for case after case of mistaken identity, and that's even before the Brown Recluse shows up!

Lessons include: a fun exercise in listening and identifying, an example of trickery that challenges your friends without demeaning them.

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May 08, 2017
What if elephants were small and could talk and meerkats were big?
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Have you ever heard of the famous talking elephant, Del Efante? When he opens his big trunk to tease Meera the Meerkat, she uses a magic bellows to make elephants and meerkats trade sizes! Can the Howvanna survive a mob of massive meerkats? Will Del Efante learn that creatures of all sizes are important?

Lessons: appreciate your size and what you’re good at, be accepting of creatures of shapes and sizes

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May 01, 2017
What if zombies were kind to people?
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When the whole family votes to visit Zombria on Spring Break, Papa Loo discovers that Zombies aren't much different from you and me. Of course, he embarrasses himself thoroughly in the process.

Lessons include: cultural sensitivity, being open to new experiences, and learning before judging.

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Apr 24, 2017
What if a spotted cat named Sniff ran away so that he could live in a house of candy?
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Sniff is a full grown cat whose parents won't let him out of the house! But when he flies away on the back of a building-block-bumble-bee, he ends up getting trapped in a house made of candy.

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Apr 17, 2017
What if legos were alive?
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When the bottom brick of a building block tower decides to shape things up, will their whole toy culture come crashing down? Maybe Daphnedil, the talking wildflower daffodil, can help keep the peace. (We apologize for some minor sound issues this week. Mr. Eric really blew it, but he’ll do better next time!)

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Apr 10, 2017
What if my dog could talk and go to school with us? (Where is JFKat - Part 1)
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In our April Fools episode, the story starts to get away from Mr. Eric, quite literally. Sully gets a new dog, Fred, but their first day at school together gets pretty strange as the story starts playing tricks on the storyteller! Spoiler alert: the very fate of What If World may hang in the balance...

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Apr 03, 2017
What if there was a summer camp in the clouds?
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Welcome to The Sky’s the Limit, a summer camp in the clouds. Pixicato is dreading her first sleepaway camp, while Lola the Rabbit has saved her pennies all year in order to get here. Will they be able to find enough common ground to get along? Can Camp Counselor Curt Cumulus keep cloud crowd control? Quite the conundrum!

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Mar 27, 2017
What if it snowed even when it was summer?
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Sneakers, why’d it have to be sneakers? Whendiana Joan is back to solve the mystery of Howswell’s lost alien and its sneaker-powered Snowship. Will the people of Howswell accept their newest resident, or will this snow alien lead the town to disaster? Tune in and find out!

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Mar 20, 2017
What if a tree named Harrigo went to eat a chocolate that was talking?
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What if that knotted old tree you pass by every day was actually a grumpy talking chocolate fanatic? Meet Harrigo, a tree with a real sweet trunk, and the young candy bar who teaches him that being nice is a little harder than just not eating your friends.

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Mar 13, 2017
What if superheroes were my friends?
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ZAP! BLORP! SLOOPH!!! Have you been wondering when the super heroes would show up? Well so has Wondering Woman! She and Hatman join forces this week to rescue Zack from a not-so-perilous day of school. Will their antics fix all his problems or land him in even bigger trouble? 

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Mar 06, 2017
What if a ferret chewed on a cookie in an orchestra?
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Obsidian the Cat and Ferrivarius the Ferret are fellow musicians who just can’t seem to get along. Maybe it’s because they both have such villainous voices. Can a shared love of cookies finally get these two rascals to see eye-to-eye? Find out in this week’s episode!

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Feb 27, 2017
What if we stopped having birthdays?
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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.)

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Feb 20, 2017
What if you could control the wind?
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When a wild wind wand gets lost in an arctic whatland, it starts making little Snokemon to keep it company. What will Wandy do when the snowy little creatures start battling for no reason? Send them to their Snokeballs without supper? One can only wonder… or just listen to the story!

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Feb 13, 2017
Bonus. What if cars could fly? DELETED SCENE!
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All of “What If World” was getting over a very bad cold this week, so we’re treating you with a deleted scene from last week’s episode, “What if cars could fly?”. Did you want to see Pintopio take on Rover Clemens in a game for the ages? Well so did Mr. Eric, but it made the story just a little too long. Come revisit one of our whackier tales in this very special mini episode!

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Feb 06, 2017
What if cars could fly?
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Come to Jalopo’s workshop and meet Pintopio, a flying car who wants to be a real baseball player! Will he succeed? Poppa Loo doesn’t seem to think so, but when has he ever been right about anything?

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Jan 30, 2017
What if dogs never grew?
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If you've ever owned a puppy, you've asked yourself this question: what if dogs never grew? When the young Howdy Pooch meets a senior dog at the park and learns about growing up, he decides to dig his way to No No Land and stay a puppy forever!

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Jan 23, 2017
What if somebody wove a tapestry around the sun and nobody could see?
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The sun's gone missing and Alabaster Zero is on the case! But how do you solve a crime when you can't even see? With help of course! Fair Elise and a friendly Where-wolf will join in as we answer this week's question...

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Jan 16, 2017
What if trains were never made?
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Take a ride on the Rex Express this week as we find out how the world might work without any trains. Plus... dinosaurs! We'll meet Q-Rex, a young dinosaur with insatiable curiosity, Pops-Dino, his stubborn dad, and Tara Dactyl, the crotchety old flier who keeps all the other beasts in check.

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Jan 09, 2017
What if kids were nocturnal?
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We're about to take a break for the holidays, but until then please enjoy this special episode featuring a question from Griffin! What if kids were nocturnal? Zach and Zizi and their parents visit the town of Blerk and find out...

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Dec 19, 2016
What if there were a never ending bowl of ice cream?
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Is it possible to have too much of a good thing? This week's story answers a question that gets straight to the heart of that old query - what if there were a never ending bowl of ice cream??? Join Whendiana Joan, Abacus P Grumbler and the Learninator as they find out!

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Dec 12, 2016
What if a weasel could fly?
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This week we find ourselves in New What City, where we meet another one of What If World's premiere rodents: Stevie the Weasel! Stevie is trying to fit in among all the other creatures of the city... by learning to fly! Will he figure it out? Will weasels get equal rights?

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Dec 05, 2016
What if a rabbit laid eggs in a cloud that fell down?
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This week we relate the old What If World parable of the Rabbit That Laid Eggs In A Cloud That Fell Down. Will Rola the Rabbit find her family? Will Dontknowhen, the Goblin Minstrel, every pipe down and let Mr. Eric tell the story? There's only one way to find out!

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Nov 21, 2016
What if I turned into a video game?
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On our very first bonus episode, Captain Keira and her wise-cracking friend, Mr. Mock, get turned into a video game! Can they beat the secret level of Super Spelunkers, or will they keep bickering until the Giant Frog gets them?!

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Nov 19, 2016
What if Tom Brady came to my house?
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This week Zach and Zizi get a very special visit from one of What If World's best athletes, Tom Brady! Yes, we're having a little fun with satire as we see Tom Brady try to solve all his problems with football. Maybe he'll even get some help from a teammate...

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Nov 15, 2016
What if cats ruled the world?
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This week while we decide who to elect President of the United States, caller Kylie presents a 3rd option: what if CATS ruled the world? Find out what happens when Jojo Fluffy Kat gets put in charge! (Plus, we have a visit from Musby Mistaken, who gives us an update on Della and the space fairies!)

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Beautiful portrait of Fred courtesy of Art By Manda - www.artbymanda.com

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Nov 07, 2016
What if it rained candy?
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This week Ryan's hitting us with the hard, topical questions (it is Halloween, after all): What if it rained candy??? Candy the Kid - a cowboy made of candy, naturally - joins us to talk about his love of eating candy... and why that isn't creepy in What If World!

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Oct 31, 2016
What if things were floating in outer space?
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Thanks for the question Della - our fairy friend Fair Elise is here to help us answer it! 

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Don't her parties sound super fun?

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Oct 24, 2016
What if robots could turn into dragons?
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Randall Radbot visits the studio to help answer the age old question: "What if robots could turn into dragons?" Thank you so much to Teddy for calling in!

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Story & vocals by Eric O'Keefe. Editing by Karen Marshall. Theme song by Craig Martinson.

Oct 17, 2016
What if we moved into a spooky, scary house?
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Things are getting a little spooky in What if World!

This week Mamma Jamma & Poppa Loo join Mr. Eric in the studio to talk about their house hunt. But it turns scary once Poppa Loo asks what will happen if they find a spooky, scary house.

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(Don't worry, it all turns out ok! But if your kid is very easily frightened, you may want to skip this one.)

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Story & vocals by Eric O'Keefe. Editing by Karen Marshall. Theme song by Craig Martinson.

Oct 10, 2016
What if I were to turn myself into a hamburger?
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Welcome back to What if World!

In this episode Mr. Eric is joined by his wizard friend Abacus P. Grumbler, who can be a little careless with his magic...

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Story & vocals by Eric O'Keefe. Editing by Karen Marshall. Theme song by Craig Martinson.

Oct 03, 2016
What if I had 101 best friends?
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Welcome to What If World!

Each week, Mr. Eric takes a "What if" question from a friend and answers it in the form of a story. His buddy Petey the Pirate joined him for this first episode to help us show how it's done. He's been living it up on the high seas, but he's a little lonely...

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If you or your child would like to contribute a "what if?" question for the podcast you can do so in the following ways:

  • Leave a voicemail at (205) 605-WHAT
  • Write an email to whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com
  • Tweet at @whatifworldpod

 Make sure you're ready with your first name, something you really like or like to do, and your "what if" question.

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Story & vocals by Eric O'Keefe. Editing by Karen Marshall. Theme song by Craig Martinson.

Sep 26, 2016
What If World - Stories for Kids (Trailer)
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Sep 25, 2016