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What If World - Stories for Kids

Eric O'Keeffe

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What If World - Stories for Kids

What If World - Stories for Kids

Eric O'Keeffe

451
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4.2K
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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? Join Abacus P Grumbler, Randall Radbot, and Whendiana Joan as they help Mr. Eric tell wacky stories inspired by your questions! Call to leave a voicemail at 205-605-WHAT and be featured on the show. More at www.whatifworldpodcast.com

Latest Episodes

What if everyone wore the same color clothes?

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

21 MIN5 d ago
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What if everyone wore the same color clothes?

What if dinosaurs were alive today?

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

18 MIN1 w ago
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What if dinosaurs were alive today?

What if Mr. Eric got sucked into What If World and Cthunkle took him into his lair?

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 and check out our What If Question Generator to help you come up w...

19 MIN2 w ago
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What if Mr. Eric got sucked into What If World and Cthunkle took him into his lair?

What if clouds were made out of cotton candy?

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...

23 MIN3 w ago
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What if clouds were made out of cotton candy?

What if Mr. Eric wasn't real?

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

13 MINMAR 2
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What if Mr. Eric wasn't real?

What if a tree named Harrigo went to eat a chocolate that was talking?

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. 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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

21 MINFEB 24
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What if a tree named Harrigo went to eat a chocolate that was talking?

What if clocks were bananas and monkeys ate time?

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. patreon.com/whatifworld Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

15 MINFEB 17
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What if clocks were bananas and monkeys ate time?

What if Fred went into a portal to Zombie Land?

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!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. www.patreon.com/whatifworld Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

20 MINFEB 10
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What if Fred went into a portal to Zombie Land?

Holidays flew onto Mount Everest?

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

18 MINFEB 3
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Holidays flew onto Mount Everest?

What if Cthunkle did his show "What Is World"?

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. 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! patreon.com/whatifworld Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

18 MINJAN 27
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What if Cthunkle did his show "What Is World"?

Latest Episodes

What if everyone wore the same color clothes?

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

21 MIN5 d ago
Comments
What if everyone wore the same color clothes?

What if dinosaurs were alive today?

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

18 MIN1 w ago
Comments
What if dinosaurs were alive today?

What if Mr. Eric got sucked into What If World and Cthunkle took him into his lair?

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 and check out our What If Question Generator to help you come up w...

19 MIN2 w ago
Comments
What if Mr. Eric got sucked into What If World and Cthunkle took him into his lair?

What if clouds were made out of cotton candy?

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...

23 MIN3 w ago
Comments
What if clouds were made out of cotton candy?

What if Mr. Eric wasn't real?

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

13 MINMAR 2
Comments
What if Mr. Eric wasn't real?

What if a tree named Harrigo went to eat a chocolate that was talking?

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. 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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

21 MINFEB 24
Comments
What if a tree named Harrigo went to eat a chocolate that was talking?

What if clocks were bananas and monkeys ate time?

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. patreon.com/whatifworld Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

15 MINFEB 17
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What if clocks were bananas and monkeys ate time?

What if Fred went into a portal to Zombie Land?

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!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. www.patreon.com/whatifworld Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

20 MINFEB 10
Comments
What if Fred went into a portal to Zombie Land?

Holidays flew onto Mount Everest?

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

18 MINFEB 3
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Holidays flew onto Mount Everest?

What if Cthunkle did his show "What Is World"?

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. 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! patreon.com/whatifworld Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

18 MINJAN 27
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What if Cthunkle did his show "What Is World"?

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