What If World - Stories for Kids

What If World - Stories for Kids

By Eric O'Keeffe

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, robots and more band together to help Mr. Eric tell wacky stories inspired by kids’ questions. Mr. Eric believes that curiosity and hope go hand in hand. Children who keep wondering can thrive when faced with new ideas and challenges. What If World’s progressive stories aim to keep kids laughing and learning well into adulthood. Call-in a what if question to 205-605-WHAT or email an audio recording to whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com!

Episodes

Griffin asks: What if a mouse ate a very very very spicy donut? (Story Search Part 2)

The storybooks are missing, but JFKat and Poppa Loo still have their stories to tell. Can they bring back imagination, or will they get distracted by pranks? Lessons include: Think carefully before playing tricks on your friends; even grownups having trouble communicating with each other sometimes, but patience and understanding goes a long way. This episode is brought to you by KiwiCo! Enjoy fun, affordable, and educational activities for kids of all ages shipped straight to you every month. Get 50% off your first month plus FREE shipping on ANY crate line with code WHATIF at kiwico.com. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld Our Mr. Mouser artwork is by Ana Stretcu with graphic design by Miss Lynn. See great art by Ana at our merch store, the Imaginarium! whatifworld.threadless.com Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to our associate producer Miss Lynn. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. Advertise on What If World
03/10/2223m 10s

Madi asks: What if we didn’t have any good storybooks? (Story Search Part 1)

The Jammaloo family wants to play G&G, but somebody has laminated all of their storybooks shut and they can’t come up with any adventure ideas! Can they figure out what happened to the books or come up with new stories themselves? Lessons include: There is more to discover than we’ll ever have time to learn; even without books and screens, we can still tell stories together. This episode is brought to you by KiwiCo! Enjoy fun, affordable, and educational activities for kids of all ages shipped straight to you every month. Get 50% off your first month plus FREE shipping on ANY crate line with code WHATIF at kiwico.com. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Share questions or artwork with a grownup's help via twitter @whatifworldpod, fb & insta @whatifworldpodcast, email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com, or snail mail: What If World (or Mr. Eric) P.O. Box 4905 Panorama City, CA 91412 What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to our associate producer Miss Lynn. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. Our character artwork is by Ana Stretcu with graphic design by Miss Lynn. Advertise on What If World
26/09/2219m 57s

McKenna asks: What if pianos could move and talk?

Zizi is back to school, 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 may be hard to say what you mean, but keep trying to make your good intentions known; understanding others takes effort, but it can help you make friends and resolve disagreements. This episode originally aired September 17th, 2018. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld Our character artwork is by Ana Stretcu with graphic design by Miss Lynn. See great art by Ana at our merch store, the Imaginarium! whatifworld.threadless.com Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Share questions or artwork with a grownup's help via twitter @whatifworldpod, fb & insta @whatifworldpodcast, email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com, or snail mail: What If World (or Mr. Eric) P.O. Box 4905 Panorama City, CA 91412 What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to our associate producer Miss Lynn. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. Advertise on What If World
19/09/2222m 36s

Isadora asks: What if stores could get up and walk around? (w/ Kevin Swanstrom)

Our guest, actor, writer, and improviser Kevin Swanstrom helps Mr. Eric tell a totally improvised story. Will Buckaroo’s Everything Store have a successful first day, or will they have to literally chase down customers on their extra long legs? Lessons include: If you only ever give things away, you’ll have nothing left before you know it! A good helper knows they can’t do it all alone. Grownups, you can check out our guest Kevin Swanstrom on IMDB to see what he’s been up to. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld Our character artwork is by Ana Stretcu with graphic design by Miss Lynn. See it and other great art by Ana at our merch store, the Imaginarium! whatifworld.threadless.com Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Share questions or artwork with a grownup's help via twitter @whatifworldpod, fb & insta @whatifworldpodcast, email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com, or snail mail: What If World (or Mr. Eric) P.O. Box 4905 Panorama City, CA 91412 What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to our associate producer Miss Lynn. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. Advertise on What If World
12/09/2224m 8s

Kate asks: What if it rained music and butterflies?

Scully the Squid and Rola Rabbit get invited to a Back-to-School Dance! Can an underwater creature enjoy a land-lubber dance? Maybe if DJ Abacus picks out the right tunes… Lessons include: Dances and loud music can make some people uncomfortable; being accommodating means paying attention to other people’s needs. This episode is brought to you by Caraway. They design non-toxic ceramic-coated home goods that have raised the standards of what you cook and bake with. Discover Caraway cookware and bakeware. Visit Carawayhome.com/WHATIF or use the code WHATIF at checkout for 10% off. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld Our Scully and Abacus artwork is by Ana Stretcu with graphic design by Lynn Hickernell. See other great art by Ana at our merch store, the Imaginarium! whatifworld.threadless.com Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Share questions or artwork with a grownup's help via twitter @whatifworldpod, fb & insta @whatifworldpodcast, email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com, or snail mail: What If World (or Mr. Eric) P.O. Box 4905 Panorama City, CA 91412 What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to our associate producer Miss Lynn. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. Advertise on What If World
05/09/2219m 25s

Pearson asks: What if a ferret ate a cookie in an orchestra?

Obsidian the Cat and Ferrivarius the Ferret are musicians who can’t 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? This episode originally aired February 27th, 2017. This episode is brought to you by KiwiCo! Enjoy fun, affordable, and educational activities for kids of all ages shipped straight to you every month. Get 50% off your first month plus FREE shipping on ANY crate line with code WHATIF at kiwico.com. This episode features Miss Lynn’s song, Gingerbread Mouse, from her album, Still Learning. You can get all of Miss Lynn’s music at misslynn.com. Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to our associate producer Miss Lynn. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. Our episode artwork is by Eric O’Keeffe. Advertise on What If World
29/08/2227m 30s

Rose asks: What if Mr. Eric got eaten by a Venus Fly Trap? (w/ Kesler Talbot from "Lost Ollie")

Our young guest this week is Kesler Talbot, one of the stars of the new Netflix series, Lost Ollie. Can he help Fred narrate this story, or will he have to intervene in order to save Mr. Eric? Lessons include: The less control we have, the more stress we feel; a little treat can help with sudden stress, but we've got to enjoy all things in moderation Missing: one stuffed rabbit named Ollie with a heart of gold and taste for adventure. Lost Ollie finds his way home to Netflix on August 24th. Kesler Talbot is a regular kid just like you who grew up with parents who are actors. He did his first commercial at the age of 4 and has gone on to appear on some popular TV shows that have filmed in his hometown of Vancouver in Canada. He first appeared in a Hallmark Christmas movie at the age of 9 and went on to film Lost Ollie later that year working with puppets, actors, vocal artists and the director of one of his favorite shows, Into the Spiderverse. Now, Kesler is more than a little excited to be making a guest appearance on his favorite podcast, What If World! Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to our associate producer Miss Lynn. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. Our episode artwork is by Miss Lynn. Advertise on What If World
22/08/2222m 35s

Alex asks: What if a dog tooth became a house?

Make way for a true Monarch among butterflies as she tries to find a home for her great big family to live in the city. Can Peter the Realtor help? Lessons include: getting older means new freedoms and new responsibilities; growing cities need shared green spaces; frisbee golf is a great alternative to golf if want to play a challenging game at a city park This episode is sponsored by Outschool. Enroll in a fun, flexible learning experience with over 140K online classes and camps for every kid and any interest. Head to outschool.com/whatif and use code whatif to save fifteen dollars on your child’s first class. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld.  What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to our associate producer Miss Lynn. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. Our episode artwork is by Miss Lynn. Advertise on What If World
15/08/2224m 30s

What if cat hairballs turned into lion monsters?

How does JFKat end up leading a team of giant hairballs to the Little League championships? Presumably, it involves lots of naps… Lessons include: winning without work doesn’t help us grow; healthy competition can teach resilience and cooperation This episode is sponsored in part by Caraway. They design non-toxic ceramic-coated home goods that have raised the standards of what you cook and bake with. Discover Caraway cookware and bakeware. Visit Carawayhome.com/WHATIF or use the code WHATIF at checkout for 10% off. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld Our Fred and JFKat artwork is by Ana Stretcu with graphic design by Lynn Hickernell. See other great art by Ana at our merch store, the Imaginarium! whatifworld.threadless.com Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to our associate producer Miss Lynn. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. Advertise on What If World
08/08/2223m 46s

Mary Had a Little Yes And (Dorktales Storytime #51)

We're so happy to be bringing you a story that Mr. Eric told along with our friend Jonathan Cormur on his podcast, Dorktales Storytime. Normally, we replay an old favorite once a month, so I hope you all enjoy this rare treat! Dorktales Storytime, hosted by voice actor Jonathan Cormur, is a podcast featuring slightly wacky and very geeky retellings of classic fairy tales with social-emotional lessons and the untold stories about the hidden heroes of history. This episode is brought to you by KiwiCo! Enjoy fun, affordable, and educational activities for kids of all ages shipped straight to you every month. Get 50% off your first month plus FREE shipping on ANY crate line with code WHATIF at kiwico.com. The Story: It’s the perfect day for pure play! Sherlock Nettlesbee, the great deducing squirrel detective, joins Jonathan and Mr. Redge in an afternoon of imagination and good old-fashioned make believe. When their cloud gazing doesn’t cut it, Sherlock declares that “the Improv Game is afoot!” Can the trio find inspiration from Mary and her little lamb, Lula? Yes and…they’re sure to find a whole-lotta playful, floofy fun everywhere they go! PARENTS, TEACHERS AND HOMESCHOOLERS: This story is about making time for imaginary play! Improvisation, or improv, is when you make up a story, or a scene, or a little bit of music on the spot. The ‘Yes And’ game is when you listen to another person in your improv scene and agree with what they are saying—that’s the ‘yes’ part—and you use your own ideas to build on their thoughts—that’s the ‘and’ part. It’s entertaining and very fun, plus it also encourages listening skills, collaboration and cooperation. Go to the episode webpage: https://jonincharacter.com/mary-had-a-little-yes-and Visit the Dorktales Storytime Podcast website: https://jonincharacter.com/dorktales-storytime-podcast/ CREDITS: Today’s story was written by Amy Thompson, and edited by Molly Murphy. Eric O’Keeffe voiced Sherlock Nettlesbee and created the Mary and Lula story with Jonathan Cormur. Jonathan and Mr. Redge were performed by Jonathan Cormur. Sound recording and production by Jermaine Hamilton at Hamilton Studio Recordings. And don’t forget to check out the final episode of the Good Words Podcast by our very own, Miss Lynn: goodwordspodcast.libsyn.com What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to our associate producer Miss Lynn. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. Advertise on What If World
01/08/2218m 11s

Abacus’s Day Off

With the Observatorium closed for the summer, Abacus wants nothing more than to get out into his garden. Of course, sugar rain, cake clouds, and time traveling heroes aren’t going to make it easy on him. Lessons include: We all need time to tend our own gardens (AKA take care of ourselves); a good friend will respect your boundaries. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld Our Abacus artwork is by Ana Stretcu with graphic design by Miss Lynn. See it and other great art by Ana at our merch store, the Imaginarium! whatifworld.threadless.com Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Share questions or artwork with a grownup's help via twitter @whatifworldpod, fb & insta @whatifworldpodcast, email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com, or snail mail: What If World (or Mr. Eric) P.O. Box 4905 Panorama City, CA 91412 What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to our associate producer Miss Lynn. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. Advertise on What If World
25/07/2219m 30s

What if cats sneezed out bunny rabbits? (with Porter Mason)

JFKat wants to make a comic strip, so naturally he goes to the home of comic artist Porter Mason. Porter is a wonderful artist, improviser, and parent, but will he be able to handle JFKat’s bunny-branded allergies? Lessons include: creativity comes in many forms; group projects take a lot of teamwork and listening (and sometimes a lot of messes). Check out Porter Mason at rooniecomics.com for kid-friendly comic strips and great coloring pages! The Roonie the Rabbit comic is beautiful and hilarious, and is intended to help us focus on handling feelings both big and small. Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to our associate producer Miss Lynn. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. This week’s story art is by Porter Mason of course! Advertise on What If World
18/07/2224m 9s

What if dogs lived in hairbrush trees?

Zach and Zizi find a rare hair brush pine, and they set out to find the fabled cloud dogs who are said to live at the top. Will they make it to the top? Can they stay safe climbing one of the tallest trees in What If World? We’ll see! Lessons include: When working toward a goal, it’s okay to reassess as you go. Ask yourself (1.) if it’s important, (2.) if it’s achievable, and (3.) how you feel about it. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Share questions or artwork with a grownup's help via twitter @whatifworldpod, fb & insta @whatifworldpodcast, email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com, or snail mail: What If World (or Mr. Eric) P.O. Box 4905 Panorama City, CA 91412 What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to our associate producer Miss Lynn. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. Advertise on What If World
11/07/2219m 55s

What if you turned your parents into tomatoes?

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. This episode is brought to you by KiwiCo! Enjoy fun, affordable, and educational activities for kids of all ages shipped straight to you every month. Get 50% off your first month plus FREE shipping on ANY crate line with code WHATIF at kiwico.com. This story originally aired on 7/18/2019. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to our associate producer Miss Lynn. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. This week’s artwork was adapted from images off of clker - free clipart. Advertise on What If World
04/07/2223m 24s

What if “The Beatles” were actual beetles?

Pixicato sneaks out to a concert using a newly discovered magic, but then everything starts going wrong. Can she get her magic under control, or will she put her new bug friends in danger? Lessons include: Your grownups always want to hear about your life, mistakes and all; trust can be built (and rebuilt!) as long as both sides put in the work. This episode is sponsored in part by Caraway. They design non-toxic ceramic-coated home goods that have raised the standards of what you cook and bake with. Discover Caraway cookware and bakeware. Visit Carawayhome.com/WHATIF or use the code WHATIF at checkout for 10% off. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld Our Pixicato artwork is by Ana Stretcu. See other great art by Ana at our merch store, the Imaginarium! whatifworld.threadless.com Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to our associate producer Miss Lynn. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. Advertise on What If World
27/06/2225m 22s

An Interview with Pipey-O

What happens when your favorite sewer wizard gets his magic wrench wand chewed on by Fred the Dog? Why don’t we ask him! Wizards, pirates, and dragon-turtle-dogs come along for the ride in this story told through your interview questions. Lessons include: it takes time and effort to discover our purpose in life; sometimes we need to give criticism a rest and just be there for our loved ones. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld Our Petrina the Pirate artwork is by Ana Stretcu with graphic design by Karen O’Keeffe. See it and other great art by Ana at our merch store, the Imaginarium! whatifworld.threadless.com Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Share questions or artwork with a grownup's help via twitter @whatifworldpod, fb & insta @whatifworldpodcast, email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com, or snail mail: What If World (or Mr. Eric) P.O. Box 4905 Panorama City, CA 91412 What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to our associate producer Miss Lynn. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. Advertise on What If World
20/06/2219m 36s

What if flowers grew in play-dough?

Fred the Dog is shooting his new reality show, “inFredible!”, and special guest Chamomile, the famous giant sculptor, is the show’s first guest. Will fanboy Abacus P. Grumbler let her focus on her art, or will his magic make more trouble for everyone? Lessons include: Fighting to stay awake almost always makes for bigger problems down the road; you’ve got to be your own biggest advocate sometimes, or others may not realize they’re ignoring your needs. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld Our Fred the Dog artwork is by Ana Stretcu. See it and other great art by Ana at our merch store, the Imaginarium! whatifworld.threadless.com Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Share questions or artwork with a grownup's help via twitter @whatifworldpod, fb & insta @whatifworldpodcast, email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com, or snail mail: What If World (or Mr. Eric) P.O. Box 4905 Panorama City, CA 91412 What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to our associate producer Miss Lynn. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. Advertise on What If World
13/06/2218m 37s

What if tigers lost their stripes?

We’re sure as sherbert that you’ll love this 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 episode is brought to you by KiwiCo! Enjoy fun, affordable, and educational activities for kids of all ages shipped straight to you every month. Get 50% off your first month plus FREE shipping on ANY crate line with code WHATIF at kiwico.com. This episode originally aired January 7th of 2019. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld Our Zach and Zizi artwork is by Ana Stretcu. See other great art by Ana at our merch store, the Imaginarium! whatifworld.threadless.com Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Share questions or artwork with a grownup's help via twitter @whatifworldpod, fb & insta @whatifworldpodcast, email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com, or snail mail: What If World (or Mr. Eric) P.O. Box 4905 Panorama City, CA 91412 What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to our associate producer Miss Lynn. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. Advertise on What If World
06/06/2224m 19s

G&G 15: Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Space Chicken?

It’s the final challenge of our latest adventure, and the team must face a magical maze, a giant space chicken, and an uppity cupcake at the same time! Can they save the Big Bad Wolf, or will they be too busy saving themselves? Lessons include: no one else gets to tell you your value; labels of “good” and “bad” can be misleading and harmful, we all have to do our best to make good choices and learn from our mistakes Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld This story is part of the Guilds & Goblins miniseries, where What If World characters play an original tabletop RPG for kids and families. The dice rolls are all real and help inform the story, along with your questions and ideas! Patrons get access to our Intro Rules and character sheet. Listen to all previous G&G episodes: 176, 181, 182, 191, 192, 193, 199, 199 ½, 214, 215, 216, 217, 243, & 244. Our producer, Miss Lynn, has a live concert coming up: Tuesday, June 7th, 2:30pm, at the the Chapin Library in Myrtle Beach, SC. If you can get there, you’re in for a real treat! Here’s Miss Lynn’s show calendar to find out more: https://misslynn.com/calendar Our Guilds & Goblins artwork is by Ana Stretcu with graphic design by Karen O’Keeffe. See it and other great art by Ana at our merch store, the Imaginarium! whatifworld.threadless.com Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to our associate producer Miss Lynn. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson.
30/05/2223m 57s

Guilds & Goblins 14: What if cupcakes were alive?

The team finds itself in the clutches of the Big Bad Wolf, but there is more to them than meets the eye. Is the Wolf as bad as the cupcake people say? The team will have to investigate a magical maze in order to find out!Lessons include: Just because someone says or writes something about us, doesn’t make it true; positive self-talk can help us feel better and believe in ourselves. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld This story is part of the Guilds & Goblins miniseries, where What If World characters play an original tabletop RPG for kids and families. The dice rolls are all real and help inform the story, along with your questions and ideas! Patrons get access to our Intro Rules and character sheet. Listen to all previous G&G episodes: 176, 181, 182, 191, 192, 193, 199, 199 ½, 214, 215, 216, 217, & 243. Our producer, Miss Lynn, has a live concert coming up: Tuesday, June 7th, 2:30pm, at the the Chapin Library in Myrtle Beach, SC. If you can get there, you’re in for a real treat! Here’s Miss Lynn’s show calendar to find out more: https://misslynn.com/calendar Our Guilds & Goblins artwork is by Ana Stretcu with graphic design by Karen O’Keeffe. See it and other great art by Ana at our merch store, the Imaginarium! whatifworld.threadless.com Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to our associate producer Miss Lynn. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson.
23/05/2223m 57s

Guilds & Goblins 13: What if there was a giant space chicken?

The G&G crew is back! This time, Mr. Eric is acting as GM and Zizi is playing a new character, Turtock the Turtle Timekeeper! Will our adventurers finally meet the mysterious Underlows? Or will they be distracted by a giant space chicken? Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld Our producer, Miss Lynn, has a pair of live concerts coming up: Saturday, May 21st, in Knoxville, TN, and Tuesday, June 7th, in Myrtle Beach, SC. If you can get there, you’re in for a real treat! Here’s Miss Lynn’s show calendar to find out more: https://misslynn.com/calendar Our Guilds & Goblins artwork is by Ana Stretcu with graphic design by Karen O’Keeffe. See it and other great art by Ana at our merch store, the Imaginarium! whatifworld.threadless.com Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to our associate producer Miss Lynn. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. Advertise on What If World
16/05/2221m 37s

The Pirate, the Penguin, and the Pickle

Bob the Pickle Penguin has one every pickle-eating contest What If World has ever had. Can Potty the Pirate defeat the bobbing inflatable pickle-absorbing balloon penguin in a pickle-eating contest? Lessons include: Enjoying what you do is more important than being the best at it; try to pay attention when other people seem frustrated, maybe they need help or are having trouble communicating. This episode is brought to you by KiwiCo! Enjoy fun, affordable, and educational activities for kids of all ages shipped straight to you every month. Get 50% off your first month plus FREE shipping on ANY crate line with code WHATIF at kiwico.com. Our producer, Miss Lynn, has a pair of live concerts coming up: Saturday, May 21st, in Knoxville, TN, and Tuesday, June 7th, in Myrtle Beach, SC. If you can get there, you’re in for a real treat! Here’s Miss Lynn’s show calendar to find out more: https://misslynn.com/calendar Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to our associate producer Miss Lynn. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. This episode’s artwork was put together using images by OCAL. Advertise on What If World
09/05/2221m 58s

What if you took a vacation in a sandcastle with a crab?

Fred the Dog, JFKat, and Abacus P. Grumbler fly to Why-Why-E to enjoy a vacation. But there own crabbiness gets in the way of them having fun. Lessons include: sometimes we need to endure something unpleasant to get to do something we really enjoy; when we let out our emotions in a healthy way, they’ll eventually pass or change, and that’s okay, too. Stay tuned at the end of the episode to hear Miss Lynn’s song, “Itty Bitty Nitty Gritty” from her album “Something New.” This song helped inspire today’s episode. Our family loves Miss Lynn’s music and we hope you enjoy it, too! Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld Our Fred the Dog artwork is by Ana Stretcu with graphic design by Karen O’Keeffe. Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to our associate producer Miss Lynn. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. Advertise on What If World
02/05/2224m 56s

What if all my friends teamed up to save the sun?

Our Earth Day special is tying up some loose ends from a story long ago, which ended with the sun getting stolen! Too bad most 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. This episode originally aired April 23rd, 2018. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld Our Petrina the Pirate artwork is by Ana Stretcu with graphic design by Karen O’Keeffe. See it and other great art by Ana at our merch store, the Imaginarium! whatifworld.threadless.com Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Share questions or artwork with a grownup's help via twitter @whatifworldpod, fb & insta @whatifworldpodcast, email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com, or snail mail: What If World (or Mr. Eric) P.O. Box 4905 Panorama City, CA 91412 What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to our associate producer Miss Lynn. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. Advertise on What If World
25/04/2216m 23s

What if a robot, a tree, and an opera singer started a band?

Harrigo’s singing gets the attention of some of What If World’s more musical characters, but working (or singing) together in harmony is harder than it looks (or sounds)! Lessons include: Group activities can be fun and inclusive if we’re not always trying to run the show; plastic glitter is a microplastic but there are lots of nature-safe biodegradable glitter options out there. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld Our JFKat artwork is by Ana Stretcu with graphic design by Karen O’Keeffe. See it and other great art by Ana at our merch store, the Imaginarium! whatifworld.threadless.com Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Kids can share questions with a grownup's help via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook & Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to our associate producer Miss Lynn. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. Advertise on What If World
18/04/2219m 17s

What if coffee made you tired instead of awake?

Professor Xiao, a powerful panda wizard, has come to teach a class on undoing magical mistakes… so of course, a few mistakes have to happen first! Lessons include:  not even adults are immune to the effects of peer pressure; people with dietary restrictions appreciate when you are sensitive to their needs This episode is brought to you by KiwiCo! Enjoy fun, high-quality, educational activities for kids of all ages shipped straight to you every month. Get 50% off your first month plus FREE shipping on ANY crate line with code WHATIF at kiwico.com. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to our associate producer Miss Lynn. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. Our Abacus artwork is by Ana Stretcu with graphic design by Karen O’Keeffe. Advertise on What If World
11/04/2218m 37s

Anti-Fools’ Ray!

When Alabaster Zero and all of What If World get struck by the Anti-Fool’s Ray, things start to get very… normal… It might be the detectives only chance to accomplish an otherwise impossible mission. Lessons include: families take many shapes, but should always include people who love, value, and respect you; we cannot force other people to change, but that does not mean they get to treat us poorly! Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld Great merch available at the Imaginarium! Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu:  whatifworld.threadless.com Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Kids can share questions with a grownup's help via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook & Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to our associate producer Miss Lynn. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. Advertise on What If World
04/04/2223m 4s

What if houses were made of blueberry muffins?

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. This episode originally aired July 30th, 2018. Have you checked out are friends’ podcast, Who Smarted? Their show is fun and educational, teaching history and STEM topics in a way that’s entertaining for kids and grownups alike. They also offer free educational bonus materials for every episode! You can listen to Who Smarted? wherever you enjoy podcasts. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to our associate producer Miss Lynn. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. Advertise on What If World
28/03/2221m 55s

What if my cat, Dr. Jack Murphy PhD, had to tell the story?

Mr. Eric succumbs to Ghostcatsination! Fortunately, Jojo Fluffy Cat, Fred the Dog, and Dr. Jack Murphy PhD, cat therapist, are there to help! Lessons include: Taking a break from screens and devices is important for kids and grown-ups alike; we all need to accept help from our friends and family sometimes. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld Our JFKat artwork is by Ana Stretcu with graphic design by Karen O’Keeffe. It’s featured along with lots of their great work in our merch store, the Imaginarium: whatifworld.threadless.com Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Kids can share questions with a grownup's help via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook & Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to our associate producer Miss Lynn. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. Advertise on What If World
21/03/2217m 12s

What if Cthunkle teamed up with a psychic cobra?

When Cthunkle and Fred are searching for the perfect Ain’t Bad Tricks Day gift, magical snakes start appearing and making it much more difficult. Lessons include: Gifts should reflect your friend’s interests and passions, not just your own; give gifts for the joy of it, not to get something in return This episode is brought to you by KiwiCo! Enjoy fun, affordable, and educational activities for kids of all ages shipped straight to you every month. Get 50% off your first month plus FREE shipping on ANY crate line with code WHATIF at kiwico.com. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to our associate producer Miss Lynn. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. Our Cthunkle artwork is by Ana Stretcu with graphic design by Karen O’Keeffe. Advertise on What If World
14/03/2224m 38s

What if you got captured by Ninja Trolls?

It’s the 605th annual Troll Roll Troll Bowl, and non-trolls are being allowed to play for the first time! And by allowed, we mean forced… Lessons include: With a little creativity, we can modify a game or sport so that all our friends are able to play safe and have fun. 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 Our Zero Fair Investigations artwork is by Ana Stretcu with graphic design by Karen O’Keeffe. It’s featured along with lots of their great work in our merch store, the Imaginarium: whatifworld.threadless.com Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Kids can share questions with a grownup's help via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook & Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to our associate producer Miss Lynn. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. Advertise on What If World
07/03/2221m 2s

What if robots could turn into dragons? (Remastered)

Let’s take a trip back in time to the origins of Randall Radbot and Dracomax as we answer the age old question: "What if robots could turn into dragons?" Lessons include: It’s important to ask for help when you need it. This story has been fully remastered, with improved sound quality and effects. The original episode aired October 17th, 2016. 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 Our Randall Radbot episode artwork is by Ana Stretcu. It’s featured along with lots of her great work in our merch store, the Imaginarium: whatifworld.threadless.com Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Kids can share questions with a grownup's help via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook & Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to our associate producer Miss Lynn. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. Advertise on What If World
28/02/2220m 53s

What if Mr. Eric interviewed Harrigo the Tree?

This interview has everything: a Grandma full of caramel, a litigious spider, a ska band made of wind, and the chocolate-loving tree who brings them all together. Lessons include: The forest, and all communities, are happiest and healthiest when we all look out for each other. 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 Great merch available at the Imaginarium! Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu:  whatifworld.threadless.com Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Kids can share questions with a grownup's help via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook & Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to our associate producer Miss Lynn. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. Advertise on What If World
21/02/2219m 5s

What if Fred the Dog fell in love?

Fred the Dog has his very first crush, but he’s got a lot to learn about how to express his feelings. Can Fair Elise, JFKat, and Cleocatra help him find his way? Lessons include: Even friends and family need space some time; if someone wants to be left alone, we should respect their wishes; sometimes our feelings can be much louder than our thoughts, and it’s important to take time to listen to both. This episode is brought to you by KiwiCo! Enjoy fun, affordable, and educational activities for kids of all ages shipped straight to you every month. Get 50% off your first month plus FREE shipping on ANY crate line with code WHATIF at kiwico.com. 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: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to our associate producer Miss Lynn. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. This episode’s Fred the Dog artwork is by Ana Stretcu. Advertise on What If World
14/02/2224m 4s

What if it started raining elephants?

Everyone’s stuck inside ever since elephants started falling from the sky. Can Abacus save the day with an online magic class? It could happen! Lessons include: Are emotions can feel like too much, especially when we don’t deal with them one at a time; what seems like magic to us is usually the result of a lot of hard work. 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 Remember to send in your interview ideas and questions, and to always get your grown-up's permission before going online. Which character would you like to hear from and what would you like to know? Email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com with written ideas and audio submissions or call 205.605.WHAT (9428) to leave a voicemail, if you live in the US. Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to our associate producer Miss Lynn. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. Advertise on What If World
07/02/2222m 33s

What if Fred licked the Internet?

Fred and Pipey-O team up to rebuild the What House… after Fred chewed the whole house to pieces! Will an Internet What House be able to replace the real thing? 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. This episode originally aired March 18th, 2019. 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: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to our associate producer Miss Lynn. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. Advertise on What If World
31/01/2220m 18s

What if cheetahs could jump the sky and never fall down?

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. This episode originally aired May 14th, 2018. Remember to send in your interview ideas and questions, and to always get your grown-up's permission before going online. Which character would you like to hear from and what would you like to know? Email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com with written ideas and audio submissions or call 205.605.WHAT (9428) to leave a voicemail, if you live in the US.  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 Check out our merch at the Imaginarium! Art by Ana Stretcu:  whatifworld.threadless.com Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to our associate producer Miss Lynn. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. Advertise on What If World
24/01/2214m 45s

What if a donut had abs and liked to work out? (Storyport Part 2)

Fair Elise made a magical spreadsheet to help Fred and Abacus be more organized with her time travel. Unfortunately, it used up the last of her magic, and now they’re trapped in the past. Can Recap help them navigate their way through the flashbacks and back to the present? Lessons include: it’s never too late for the truth; love yourself for who you are, not someone else’s picture of you This full-length, original story, has four short clips from episodes 170, 92, and a patron only episode from January of 2018. 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 Great merch available at the Imaginarium! Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu:  whatifworld.threadless.com Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Kids can share questions with a grownup's help via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook & Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to our associate producer Miss Lynn. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. Advertise on What If World
17/01/2222m 41s

What if Abacus turned into an abacus? (Storyport Part 1)

Fred the Dog chooses the wrong wand to chew on, and, long story short, Abacus, Fair Elise, and Fred end up on an adventure into their own pasts! Lessons include: everyone makes mistakes, but lying about them can lead to more mistakes pretty quickly! This full-length, original story, has three short clips from episodes 124, 178, and 208, in case you want to enjoy a few blasts from the past. 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 Great merch available at the Imaginarium! Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu:  whatifworld.threadless.com Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Kids can share questions with a grownup's help via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook & Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to our associate producer Miss Lynn. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. Advertise on What If World
10/01/2220m 39s

What if we could turn off gravity? (w/ Prabal Saxena)

We are joined by planetary scientist and NASA astronomer Prabal Saxena, who helps Cthunkle learn about gravity and the amazing James Webb Space Telescope, which launched on Christmas Day, December 25th, 2021. Lessons include: science and discovery can take time, and we can’t let frustration and impatience allow us to make bad decisions; there are many paths to our goals, and some of those paths may lead us in new and exciting directions! You can learn more about the James Webb Space Telescope by visiting jwst.nasa.gov and find out more about our amazing guest, Prabal Saxena, at prabalsaxena.com. You can watch the launch video right here. 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: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Kids can share questions with a grownup's help via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook & Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to our associate producer Miss Lynn. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. Advertise on What If World
03/01/2224m 24s

What if toys could read your mind?

Merry Ifmas and Happy Holidays! 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 This episode originally aired December 18th, 2017. 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 Great merch available at the Imaginarium! Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu:  whatifworld.threadless.com Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Kids can share questions with a grownup's help via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook & Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to our associate producer Miss Lynn. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. Advertise on What If World
27/12/2118m 38s

What if everything started turning into LEGO? (Dracoverse Part 2)

Last week, Randall Radbot jumped into the Dracoverse, an alternate universe he’d accidentally imagined where dragons rule the world. Can he help Mamma Jamma, Poppa Moo, Abacus, and Dracomax, or will he get stuck inside his own imagination?! Lessons include: We’ve got to own our mistakes and work at being better; it doesn’t take a beard to be magical; there are safe and healthy ways to express our anger. You’ll want to listen to 227. What if robots didn’t exist? (Dracoverse Part 1) to hear the whole story. 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 Great merch available at the Imaginarium! Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu:  whatifworld.threadless.com Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Kids can share questions with a grownup's help via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook & Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to our associate producer Miss Lynn. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. Advertise on What If World
20/12/2120m 1s

What if robots didn’t exist? (Dracoverse Part 1)

Long ago, Randall Radbot got his heart broken when he asked Mamma Jamma out to a school dance. Instead of dealing with his disappointment, Randall imagines an alternate universe where robots don’t exist! Lessons include: We don’t have to share all of our painful memories, but we still have to learn to live with them; having a crush on someone doesn’t mean they will have a crush on you. We’ll learn about Randall’s lost memories, see more of Mr. Beard, and share more adventures in the Dracoverse in the next story! 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 Randall Radbot Merch and more available at the Imaginarium. A huge thanks to Ana Stretcu for illustrating Randall, and to Karen O’Keeffe for her graphic design: whatifworld.threadless.com Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Kids can share questions with a grownup's help via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook & Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. Advertise on What If World
13/12/2116m 10s

What if snakes had feathers and birds had scales?

Miss Karen (our co-creator) 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; fashion trends don’t have to be cruel; try to learn about other people and cultures wherever you go This episode was brought to you by KiwiCo! Enjoy fun, affordable, and educational activities shipped straight to you every month. Get 50% off your first month plus FREE shipping on ANY crate line with code WHATIF at kiwico.com. This episode originally aired May 29th, 2017. 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: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. Advertise on What If World
06/12/2123m 51s

What if paper dolls came to life and put on a show?

JFKat is recovering in the Whospital, and Fred the Dog and Alabaster Zero come for a visit. Will Jojo keep making unsafe choices, or will they find a way to play together responsibly? Lessons include: It’s important to put safety before silly; it can be hard to speak up to our friends, but good friends usually listen 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 Great merch available at the Imaginarium! Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu:  whatifworld.threadless.com Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Kids can share questions with a grownup's help via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook & Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. Advertise on What If World
29/11/2119m 21s

What if Tuna interviewed Mr. Eric?

Tuna the Invisible Dog asks Mr. Eric some hard hitting questions… about tuna fish. Lessons include: Imagination can feel real and help us experience new things; talking to others also takes a lot of listening. 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 Looking for the Gift of What If? Check out our merch at the Imaginarium! Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu:  whatifworld.threadless.com Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Kids can share questions with a grownup's help via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook & Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. Advertise on What If World
22/11/2115m 29s

What if dragons breathed sprinkles? (w/ Jonathan Cormur)

​​All-star adventurer and wizard, Igneous Draconius (played by Jonathan Cormur) is a guest lecturer at the Observatorium this week, and Abacus starts to feel jealous… Lessons include:  It’s impossible to have everyone like you, but it’s always possible to find people who like you for just who you are; competition can help us challenge ourselves, and it’s important to remember that failing is part of growing. Our guest, Jonathan Cormur, hosts Dorktales Storytime Podcast. Enjoy his great show for kids! You can also find him on social, @jonincharacter and @dorktalesstorytime on Instagram, and @dorktalesstory on Twitter. Also, here’s a slew of resources related to autism. Plus a book list for grownups is listed on our website. A huge thanks to Jodi Murphy and Kat R for compiling and sharing all of this! Books for kids on autism Geek Club Books, an autism nonprofit to tell the stories of autism through the autistic lens Videos (for both kids and adults) Amazing Things Happen - good video for Neurotypical children to understand autism Same Kind of Different Book - explaining to a child with Autism Float - a Pixar short film about the filmmaker's experience as a father of a son with autism Ask an Autistic - What is Autism - for adults Autism Superpowers - kids sharing their superpower/sparkles Fast Facts About Autism For Kids - kids sharing what autism is like for them Autism Explained for Kids - Sesame Puppet explaining Understanding Autism - explaining ASD for kids in school who have a classmate with ASD 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: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. Advertise on What If World
15/11/2126m 0s

What if mad scientists had to wear diapers?

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! This episode was brought to you by KiwiCo! Enjoy fun, affordable, and educational activities shipped straight to you every month. Get 50% off your first month plus FREE shipping on ANY crate line with code WHATIF at kiwico.com. This episode originally aired May 28th, 2018. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, and other great rewards: patreon.com/whatifworld Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. Advertise on What If World
08/11/2115m 52s

What if a dog was a dentist? (Petey the Pumpkin Part 2)

In the final installment of our two part Halloween Special, Mamma Jamma meets her new dentist, and a surprise special guest gets transformed again and again and again! Lessons include: listening to the dentist can help us avoid uncomfortable future visits; big or small, everyone is afraid of something 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 Great merch available at the Imaginarium! Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu:  whatifworld.threadless.com Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Kids can share questions with a grownup's help via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook & Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. Advertise on What If World
01/11/2127m 47s

What if we are school buses’ breakfast? (Petey the Pumpkin Part 1)

We’ve got two short, Halloween-themed stories to share today. Will Zach and Zizi face their fears together? Lessons include: Most things aren’t all that scary once we learn more about them; we may never feel fully ready to face our fears, and sometimes we have to take a little leap when it’s safe to do so 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 NEW MERCHANDISE available at the Imaginarium! We've added some new masks, double-sided T-shirts, and a gender-inclusive listing. Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu:  whatifworld.threadless.com Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Kids can share questions with a grownup's help via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook & Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. Advertise on What If World
25/10/2125m 10s

What if hot sauce turned you into a villain?

JFKat is having one of those days where you wake up grumpy and then you drink out of a cursed bottle of hot sauce… and it just gets worse from there! Lessons include: It’s important to share your feelings or take a break, but remember that being upset doesn’t give you permission to be cruel. 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 NEW MERCHANDISE available at the Imaginarium! We've added some new masks, double-sided T-shirts, and a gender-inclusive listing. Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu:  whatifworld.threadless.com Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Kids can share questions with a grownup's help via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook & Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. Advertise on What If World
18/10/2119m 55s

What if a space monster ate a spaceship?

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. This episode was brought to you by KiwiCo! Enjoy fun, affordable, and educational activities shipped straight to you every month. Get 50% off your first month plus FREE shipping on ANY crate line with code WHATIF at kiwico.com. This episode originally aired October 8th, 2018. 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: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. Advertise on What If World
11/10/2120m 42s

Why can’t we throw pepper in the air to make clouds sneeze?

Now that What If World has been tied back together with space vines, it has stopped raining. But don’t worry, Alabaster Zero, Mamma Jamma, and Petey the Pirate are on the case… Well, maybe you should worry a little... Lessons include: Shared green spaces are incredibly important; connection and accommodation can help make us better neighbors 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 Great merch available at the Imaginarium! Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu:  whatifworld.threadless.com Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Kids can share questions with a grownup's help via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook & Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. Advertise on What If World
04/10/2117m 37s

What if you sang so loud that it shattered the world?

Howvarotti has not had a chance to sing on the show in a loooong time. If all goes well, no one will end up floating around in space looking for help from a magical Fire Snail on Whupiter… Lessons: Unfairness can be hard to see — practice critical thinking and remember that sometimes we may be the ones being unfair; it’s okay if a friend enjoys a gift from you in a way you didn’t intend 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 Please vote for What If World on Upparent and help more families find us. There are also a lot of other great shows to discover here! Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. Advertise on What If World
27/09/2118m 33s

What if you could watch What If World on TV? (w/ Sloan)

Tune in to the Tuna-Clock News with hosts Tuna the Invisible Dog and our friend Sloan! With hordes of What-If creatures coming to life, Sloan might have all the news she can handle. Lessons include: Making up stories without enough information can be hurtful to others (and get you in trouble!) 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 Great merch available at the Imaginarium! Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu:  whatifworld.threadless.com Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Kids can share questions with a grownup's help via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook & Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. This episode features editing and sound design by Dessiree McFarland. Advertise on What If World
20/09/2122m 5s

What if the sorting hat started saying random words instead of houses?

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. This episode originally aired November 6th, 2017. 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 Great merch available at the Imaginarium! Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu:  whatifworld.threadless.com Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Kids can share questions with a grownup's help via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook & Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. Advertise on What If World!
13/09/2121m 15s

G&G 12: What if the sun was cold and the rain was hot?

It’s the finale of our four part Guilds & Goblins adventure. The team is running out of time to find the portal home before the world inside the Trumpet of Travel falls apart. Lessons include: we don’t have to tolerate intolerance; it’s not possible to change everyone’s mind, but that shouldn’t stop us from trying to do what’s right. This story is part of the Guilds & Goblins miniseries, where What If World characters play an original tabletop RPG for kids and families. The dice rolls are all real and help inform the story, along with your questions and ideas! Patrons get access to our Core Rules, and character sheet. Listen to all previous G&G episodes: 176, 181, 182, 191, 192, 193, 199, 199 ½, 214, 215, and 216. 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: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. This episode’s artwork was put together using images by Frances Shaffer and OCAL. Sponsor What If World
06/09/2127m 12s

G&G 11: What if rainbows could swim?

The portal back to their world has become an evasive rainbow that only responds to emotions! Can the team Capture the Rainbow before Fox and Wolf? Lessons include: Our big feelings can have a big impact on the world around us; a good leader is willing to make sacrifices for the good of their people. This story is part of the Guilds & Goblins miniseries, where What If World characters play an original tabletop RPG for kids and families. The dice rolls are all real and help inform the story, along with your questions and ideas! Patrons get access to our Core Rules, and character sheet. Listen to all previous G&G episodes: 176, 181, 182, 191, 192, 193, 199, 199 ½, 214, and 215. 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: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. This episode’s artwork was put together using images by Frances Shaffer and OCAL. Sponsor What If World
30/08/2122m 25s

G&G 10: What if pigs made pickles?

Lowlandra and Zachimedes have been caught by Pickle Pigs and it’s up to Scullen Bones to spring them loose! Lessons include: It can take time to earn the trust of strangers, even when we mean well. This story is part of the Guilds & Goblins miniseries, where What If World characters play an original tabletop RPG for kids and families. The dice rolls are all real and help inform the story, along with your questions and ideas! Patrons get access to our updated Core Rules! Listen to all previous G&G episodes: 176, 181, 182, 191, 192, 193, 199, 199 ½, 214 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 Great merch available at the Imaginarium! Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu:  whatifworld.threadless.com Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. This episode’s artwork is by Ana Stretcu with graphic design by Karen O'Keeffe. Sponsor What If World
23/08/2119m 4s

G&G 9: What if bees could play the guitar?

Scullen Bones, Lowlandra, and Zachimedes must go inside the Trumpet of Travel to free all the people trapped within. Will they be treated like heroes, or do more challenges lie ahead? Lessons include: wanting to help others is wonderful, but it may not always be as simple as just showing up. This story is part of the Guilds & Goblins miniseries, where What If World characters play an original tabletop RPG for kids and families. The dice rolls are all real and help inform the story, along with your questions and ideas! Patrons get access to our updated Core Rules! Listen to all previous G&G episodes: 176, 181, 182, 191, 192, 193, 199, 199 ½ 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 Great merch available at the Imaginarium! Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu:  whatifworld.threadless.com Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. This episode’s artwork is by Ana Stretcu with graphic design by Karen O'Keeffe. Sponsor What If World
16/08/2119m 53s

What if lions were kings but they acted nicely?

Let’s learn about 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. This episode originally aired March 4th, 2019. 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 Great merch available at the Imaginarium! Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu:  whatifworld.threadless.com Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Kids can share questions with a grownup's help via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook & Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. Sponsor What If World
09/08/2123m 27s

Everett asks: What if a dog got a Nintendo Switch? (w/ Emmy & Everett)

Our young guests Emmy and Everett ask What If Questions about two of the most important topics of all: love and video games! Lessons include: loving someone doesn’t give you permission to hug them all the time; talking out your feelings can really help (though it sometimes takes longer than a What-If story). This episode is sponsored in part by the podcast Coin Trick, a stories podcast for kids celebrating Indigenous American culture and featuring the voice talents of Michael Horse and original music by Shelly Morninsong. Head to cointrick.net to learn more and subscribe to Coin Trick wherever you listen to podcasts! Check in with your grown-up and then follow the included link to see Mr. Eric's full interview on 7 Questions with Emmy! Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen or join our Patreon to support the show and get great rewards. What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. This episode features editing and sound design by Dessiree McFarland. Sponsor What If World!
02/08/2116m 23s

Tuviyah asks: What if a mermaid wanted to fly? (w/ Miss Lynn)

Miss Lynn helps Mr. Eric tell a tall tale, featuring a mermaid inventor, a lonely detective, a dog and a cat on a boat, a colossal whale, and, of course, snake lifeguards! Lessons include: pursuing your goals may help you discover a new dream, as long as you keep an open mind. This episode is sponsored in part by the podcast Coin Trick, a stories podcast for kids celebrating Indigenous American culture and featuring the voice talents of Michael Horse and original music by Shelly Morninsong. Head to cointrick.net to learn more and subscribe to Coin Trick wherever you listen to podcasts! Our guest this week is singer, songwriter, and podcast Miss Lynn. Go to misslynn.com to hear all of her great music for kids, as well as her show, Good Words Podcast. Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen or join our Patreon to support the show and get great rewards. What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. This episode features editing and sound design by Dessiree McFarland. Sponsor What If World!
26/07/2124m 18s

What if your pets got sent to What If World?

Lots of characters 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! This episode originally aired July 9th, 2018. We are proud to tell you about the new board book, Families Can, by our friend, Dan Saks. Families Can is a rhyming, light-hearted celebration of the wonderful differences that make each family unique. You can help support your local bookstores by getting this great book at noodleloaf.com/whatif 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: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson.
19/07/2122m 13s

Snail Mail Stories

Fair Elise and Petey the Press Secretey hold are holding a press conference to answer some of your snail mail questions. Will things devolve into utter chaos as the questions pile up? Almost definitely ;) Lessons include: Thinking of conflict as Good vs. Bad can keep you from understanding both sides; 500 cans is too much tuna... 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 Great merch available at the Imaginarium! Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu:  whatifworld.threadless.com Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Share questions via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook @whatifworldpodcast, Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com Or send snail mail to: What If World P.O. box 4905 Panorama City, CA 91412 What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson.
12/07/2114m 59s

What if a city sank in squid ink? (Cthoffee Shop Plot Part 2)

Find out the origin story of Scully the Squid and his Uncle Cthunkle, with special appearances by Alabaster Zero and Squiderella! Lessons include: even grownups can have growing up to do; just because a kid gets older, it doesn’t mean they have to give up on all the things they used to enjoy. 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: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Great merch available at the Imaginarium! Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu:  whatifworld.threadless.com What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. This episode features editing and sound design by Dessiree McFarland.
05/07/2118m 43s

What if Cthunkle opened a coffee shop? (Cthoffee Shop Plot Part 1)

When Cthunkle opens a seemingly harmless coffee shop, Alabaster Zero is certain there’s an evil plot behind it. There certainly is more to the story, and we’ll have to dive into Cthunkle’s past to hear the full story. Lessons include: if you think a friend is making strange choices, it may be time to learn more about them; a person has to really want to change for it to ever happen This episode is sponsored by Bobby Wonder, a podcast from an Emmy Award winning team. Join the fun, expand your imagination, and learn how to talk to ducks! 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: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. This episode features editing and sound design by Dessiree McFarland. Our episode features Fred the Dog as imagined by Ana Stretcu, with graphic design by Karen O’Keeffe.
28/06/2122m 14s

What if a wizard turned me into a lion?

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:  how to show kindness to those in need, and to accept changes (even challenging ones) This episode originally aired 8/21/2017. 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 Great merch available at the Imaginarium! Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu:  whatifworld.threadless.com Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Share questions via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook @whatifworldpodcast, Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson.
21/06/2121m 18s

Mikaela asks: What if you got sucked into a town but there was nobody there?

Can Fred the Dog find friends happiness in a town without any people? Maybe, if he can find some sticks… Lessons include: happiness doesn’t look the same for every person, and that’s a good thing; it’s easy to forget to take care of yourself, but it can make you feel really good! This episode is sponsored by Bobby Wonder, a podcast from an Emmy Award winning team. Join the fun, expand your imagination, and learn how to talk to ducks! 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: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. This episode features editing and sound design by Dessiree McFarland. Our episode features Fred the Dog as imagined by Ana Stretcu, with graphic design by Karen O’Keeffe.
14/06/2125m 48s

Beatrice asks: What if all of What If World had a potluck?

Petey the Party Planner Pirate puts on a potluck party, and there are a few surprises in store… also, a lot of candy casseroles. Then the world gets taken over, obviously. Lessons include: It’s okay to ask for help sometimes; setting a good example can feel pretty great even if it doesn’t always inspire others to do the same. This episode is sponsored by Bobby Wonder, a podcast for kids from the Emmy Award winning team. Join the fun, expand your imagination, and learn how to talk to ducks! Learn more at gokidgo.com and find Bobby Wonder wherever you listen to podcasts. 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: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson.
07/06/2121m 58s

A Dracomax Q&A (on Cool Facts About Animals)

By popular request, we’re finally bringing you an interview with Dracomax! And it gets better, because this interview was conducted BY KIDS! Specifically, the amazing hosts of Cool Facts About Animals. Lessons include: we all have a little dragon inside us, and it’s important to let it out in safe and constructive ways! Check out the podcast Cool Facts About Animals to enjoy more of their antics and insightful questions. You can even support them on Patreon! This episode is sponsored by Bobby Wonder, a podcast from an Emmy Award winning team. Join the fun, expand your imagination, and learn how to talk to ducks! Visit gokidgo.com for more information, or find Bobby Wonder wherever you get your podcasts. What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson. This episode features editing and sound design by Dessiree McFarland.
31/05/2133m 57s

Grace asks: What if donuts came to life?

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. This episode originally aired September 3rd, 2018. 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 Great merch available at the Imaginarium! Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu:  whatifworld.threadless.com Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Share questions via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook @whatifworldpodcast, Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson.
24/05/2117m 36s

Bonus: "Imagined Life Family" preview!

Our friends at Wondery are sponsoring us this week. So we're bringing you an exciting sample of their great new show, Imagined Life Family! Imagined Life Family immerses you in the surprising moments and challenges that shaped someone’s life before they became successful-- but there’s a catch. You won’t find out who you are until the end of the episode, unless you follow the clues along the way! In this episode, you long to go to Africa and have adventures like Tarzan. But everyone tells you girls aren’t supposed to do things like that. You’ll just have to prove them wrong. Take a journey with Imagined Life Family and see the world through someone else’s eyes. Listen at http://wondery.fm/ILF_WhatifWorld
22/05/218m 15s

What if alligators ate crayons? (Whomanji Part 3)

It’s the final level of Whomanji, the Crayungle! Can the Jammaloo family defeat Piggylily, or will they end up turning into stuffed animals?! That’ll make sense when you listen… probably. Lessons include: We’re meant to learn about our capabilities gradually, so we can use them responsibly 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: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Share questions via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook @whatifworldpodcast, Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson.
17/05/2121m 8s

What if everyone had a superpower? (Whomanji Part 2)

The Jammaloo Family faces level two of the Whomanji game. Will they get their power-ups and finally have an awesome training montage? Lessons include: even grownups (and older siblings) sometimes need to be reminded of their own lessons; practicing together is a lot more productive than showing off alone. 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: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Share questions via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook @whatifworldpodcast, Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson.
10/05/2120m 51s

Whomanji (Part 1)

Zizi’s giant butterflies take her family to a mysterious jungle, or are they just inside a video game? Maybe JFKat can help them figure it out… but probably not. Lessons include: just because we’re capable of something, doesn’t mean we’ll be good at it right away; quality time comes from taking in our friends and family, whether or not we’re doing our favorite activity. 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 Our episode artwork is JFKat as imagined by Ana Stretcu. Check out some great JFKat merch and more at the Imaginarium: whatifworld.threadless.com Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Share questions via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook @whatifworldpodcast, Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson.
03/05/2121m 25s

What if parents went to school and kids went to work? (w/ Rhea Pechter)

Mr. Eric teams up with Rhea Pechter of Little Stories for Tiny People this week. 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! This episode originally aired May 5th, 2018. 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: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Share questions via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook @whatifworldpodcast, Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson.
26/04/2117m 14s

The Case of the Missing What If Characters

With Fair Elise busy being president, Alabaster Zero is going to need Mr. Eric’s help to solve the latest mystery. Lessons include: admitting you don’t know something can take a lot of bravery; activity can help you feel better, especially after you’ve shared your big feelings. 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: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Share questions via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook @whatifworldpodcast, Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to Miss Lynn, helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson.
19/04/2123m 52s

What if a cat and a wizard were best friends? (w/ Mary & Tanveer)

When one best friend wants some space from another, is that okay? San Antonio based comedians Mary Picarazzi and Tanveer Arora will help us figure it out! Lessons include: everyone needs a little space sometimes; it’s great to be encouraging of your friends and their artwork. Mary Picarazzi and Tanveer Arora are late night comedians and friends to Mr. Eric. They have an interview podcast for grownups called Nobody Meet Somebody, where they interview Eric and other great guests. It’s available on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, and wherever you listen! They also have a late night comedy show for adults every Friday at 10pm in San Antonio at the Blind Tiger Comedy Club. You can follow them on Instagram @tanveerarora @mapicarazzi @nobodymeetsomebody and @blindtigercomedy. Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. What If World is made by Eric and 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 features editing and sound design by Dessiree McFarland.
12/04/2117m 12s

What if fish had legs? (w/ Tumble Science Podcast)

On our 200th episode, Mr. Eric’s friends Lindsay and Marshall from Tumble get swept away to What If World… again! Can they enjoy living in an air tank while their fish grows legs and tries to take care of them? Lessons include: grownups have it rough sometimes, too; feeling cooped up will make anyone irritable, eventually Find out the real science behind this question on Tumble’s companion episode: What If Fish Had Legs? A huge thanks to Lindsay and Marshall for joining us on this special occasion! Find them at sciencepodcastforkids.com 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: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe. This episode features editing and sound design by Dessiree McFarland. Episode artwork by Karen O'Keeffe. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com.
05/04/2119m 1s

Obi asks: What if puppies had laser eyes and could fly?

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 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: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Share questions via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook @whatifworldpodcast, Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com What If World is made by Eric and 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.
29/03/2117m 43s

G&G #8: Escape from the Cave of Cake!

Can our adventurers escape from the cake and find the last ingredient for their magic spell? Let’s hope, or this story will be a bummer! Lessons include: hiding from our problems usually makes them worse; other people don’t get to tell us who we’re supposed to be This story is part of the Guilds & Goblins miniseries, where What If World characters play an original tabletop RPG for kids and families. The dice rolls are all real and help inform the story, along with your questions and ideas! Start at episode 176 for the full story. Patrons get access to our updated Core Rules! 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 Great merch available at the Imaginarium! Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu:  whatifworld.threadless.com Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Share questions via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook @whatifworldpodcast, Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com What If World is made by Eric and 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 features ed
22/03/2116m 38s

G&G #7: What if birthdays were every day?

Lowlandra, Scullen, and Zachimedes hide from their unicar pursuers in a mysterious cave… and predictably, things just keep getting weirder! Lessons include: hiding from our problems usually makes them worse; other people don’t get to tell us who we’re supposed to be This story is part of the Guilds & Goblins miniseries, where What If World characters play an original tabletop RPG for kids and families. The dice rolls are all real and help inform the story, along with your questions and ideas! Start at episode 176 for the full story. Patrons get access to the recently updated Core Rules! 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 Great merch available at the Imaginarium! Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu:  whatifworld.threadless.com Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Share questions via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook @whatifworldpodcast, Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com What If World is made by Eric and 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 features editing and sound design by Dessiree McFarland, and artwork by Karen O’Keeffe.
15/03/2122m 33s

Ryan asks: What if Mr. Eric interviewed Petey the Pirate?

All Mr. Eric wants is to have a simple interview. One where he doesn’t end up being eaten… Good luck to him! Lessons include: beauty takes many forms; most things we feel embarrassed about are pretty normal and easy for other people to understand 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 Great merch available at the Imaginarium! Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu:  whatifworld.threadless.com Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Share questions via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook @whatifworldpodcast, Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com What If World is made by Eric and 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.
08/03/2120m 35s

Dennis asks: What if bubbles ate cats?

Mining robot K8-E3, aka Kaytee Three, is trying to find the last piece of a lost asteroid, but she accidentally unleashes a horde of hungry bubbles! Lessons include: Getting to know the other party can help an argument resolve itself; there are usually renewable resources available if we think creatively. Check out our friends at Mystery Recipe to uncover the fun, fantastical, and fascinating sides of food! A podcast for kids from America's test kitchen: atkkids.com/mysteryrecipe 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: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. 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 using bubble images from Ninja, mswildcrd, Ashik Rajbhandari, and character illustrations from our own Ana Stretcu!
01/03/2124m 12s

What if T-Rexes could fly?

Haven’t we all wondered this? Hasn’t everyone in What If World… but wait… so many creatures 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. 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 This week’s Cthunkle illustration is by Ana Stretcu with graphic design by Karen O’Keeffe. Find Cthunkle merch and more great artwork by Ana at the Imaginarium: whatifworld.threadless.com Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. 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 is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
22/02/2118m 53s

Persephone asks: What if the middle of the earth was cotton candy and catnip? (w/ Ari Kelly)

Can Ari Kelly of At Your Level help find Fred the Dog at the center of What If World? Or will JFKat and Patty Pan mess up the mission? Lessons include: imagination is wonderful, but it takes work to make dreams come true; learning when to lead and when to follow is part of being a great teammate Check out Ari’s show, At Your Level, and listen to his interview with Mr. Eric here. 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 Great merch available at the Imaginarium! Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu:  whatifworld.threadless.com Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.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.
15/02/2120m 33s

Oliver asks: What if scientists bring back dinosaurs? (w/ Kennen Hutchison)

Kennen from The King of Random joins us on another time-bending excursion full of sciency magic, magicy science, and, of course, mishap. Can he, Whendiana, Learninator, and Abacus bring dinosaurs back to What If World’s future? Lessons include: Good science takes lots of time, care, and thought; most scientists have a lot more questions than they ever find answers, and that’s all part of the fun! Check out The King of Random to see some amazing and exciting science experiments with our guest, Kennen. You can also see his short and informative coronavirus video here. 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: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. 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. This episode features editing and sound design by Dessiree McFarland. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com.
08/02/2118m 37s

Carson asks: What if a dog dug a hole and everything fell in?

It’s Fair Elise’s first official day as President of What If World, and everybody wants her to use her magic to help them right away. Meanwhile, Fred’s off somewhere digging a very deep hole... Lessons include: Everyone needs to take a break sometimes; no one person can do it all, we’ve got to work together to truly improve our world. 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: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Share questions via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook @whatifworldpodcast, Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com This week’s Fred the Dog and Fair Elise illustrations are by Ana Stretcu, combined with an image from OCAL. Find Ana’s great artwork on our merch at the Imaginarium: whatifworld.threadless.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. This episode features editing and sound design by Dessiree McFarland. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com.
01/02/2124m 1s

Lexi asks: What if Abacus and JFKat switched minds?

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. This episode originally aired January 22, 2018. 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: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Share questions via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook @whatifworldpodcast, Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com This week's JFKat illustration is by Ana Stretcu. Find this artwork and much more merch on sale at the Imaginarium: whatifworld.threadless.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.
25/01/2121m 59s

G&G #6: What if unicorns and cars morphed together?

Zachimedes, Lowlandra, and Scullen will make a new friend and discover a new enemy as our three part Guilds & Goblins adventure is concluded. Lessons include: Observing other can be a great way to learn, but helping others is a great way to grow! This story is part of the Guilds & Goblins miniseries, where What If World characters play an original tabletop RPG for kids and families. The dice rolls are all real and help inform the story, along with your questions and ideas! Start at episode 176 for the full story. Patrons get access to the recently updated Core Rules! 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: link.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. The week’s artwork was put together using images from OCAL and Rodney Watkins.
18/01/2118m 53s

Guilds & Goblins #5: Sun Snappers

The adventurers awaken as captives, with no memory of how they got to this strange new place? Can they find their way out of even more trouble than usual? Lessons include: A little “bad luck” can challenge our creativity and lead us to bold new ideas This story is part of the Guilds & Goblins miniseries, where What If World characters play an original tabletop RPG for kids and families. The dice rolls are all real and help inform the story, along with your questions and ideas! Start at episode 176 for the full story. Patrons get access to the recently updated Core Rules! Today, we’re sponsored in part by Faraway, a new short story collection from Amazon Original Stories. Five retold fairy tales—for adults—that take the happily-ever-after in daring new directions. The Faraway collection is available in audio and eBook format and Amazon Prime members listen and read for free. Download now at amazon.com/farawaystories 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: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. 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 Sun Snapper artwork is by patron Iris.
11/01/2119m 44s

Guilds & Goblins #4: Faerie Forest

The adventurers get some cryptic clues to start their next quest. The only way to find what they need will be to face down their most dangerous challenge yet! Lessons include: Donating, repurposing, and recycling your old things can give them a new life; when our actions have unintended consequences, it’s important to take responsibility for them Today, we’re sponsored in part by Faraway, a new short story collection from Amazon Original Stories. Five retold fairy tales—for adults—that take the happily-ever-after in daring new directions. The Faraway collection is available in audio and eBook format and Amazon Prime members listen and read for free. Download now at amazon.com/farawaystories 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: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. 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 is by Karen O'Keeffe.
04/01/2126m 52s

A Cthunkle Carol (Part 2)

Cthunkle left off with the impulsive ghost of Ifmas Present. Will the wicked Squidopus learn the error of his ways, or will he defeated by a sludge monster? Lessons include: Being kind and fair can feel like a sacrifice, but it’s a very rewarding one; being unfair may not always get you punished, but it rarely brings you true happiness. Today, we’re sponsored in part by Faraway, a new short story collection from Amazon Original Stories. Five retold fairy tales—for adults—that take the happily-ever-after in daring new directions. The Faraway collection is available in audio and eBook format and Amazon Prime members listen and read for free. Download now at amazon.com/farawaystories 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: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. 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 Cthunkle artwork is by Ana Stretcu, with some Ifmas flair by Karen O'Keeffe.
28/12/2018m 49s

A Cthunkle Carol (Part 1)

Cthunkle’s getting a surprise birthday present, a story where he’s actually taken over What If World! Of course, ruling the world may not be so fun when Cthunkle finds himself haunted by moralizing spirits... Lessons include: Great wealth and power doesn’t bring great happiness; we don’t need to wait for the holidays to be kind to each other. I’m honored to be sponsored by BetterHelp. Join over 1 million people who have taken charge of their mental health! As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting betterhelp.com/whatifworld. Today, we’re sponsored in part by Faraway, a new short story collection from Amazon Original Stories. Five retold fairy tales—for adults—that take the happily-ever-after in daring new directions. The Faraway collection is available in audio and eBook format and Amazon Prime members listen and read for free. Download now at amazon.com/farawaystories 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: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. 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 Cthunkle artwork is by Ana Stretcu, with some Ifmas flair by Karen O'Keeffe.
21/12/2017m 21s

What How World: Tell Your Own Story!

Mr. Eric gets a little help from Alabaster, Abacus, and Cleocatra as he runs you through a story activity. This is a great activity to try with friends and even grownups! Lessons include: Learn how to start your own make believe scenes from a simple suggestion; you’ll have more fun imagining with friends when you work to accept each other’s ideas I’m honored to be sponsored by BetterHelp. Join over 1 million people who have taken charge of their mental health! As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting betterhelp.com/whatifworld. 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: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. 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 using images by Andrea and Lucas.
14/12/2018m 17s

Mathilda asks: What if pies ate themselves? (w/ Greg Webb)

Frairien (played by Greg Webb) comes back to What If World with a plan to dominate everyone. All he needs is a cute and fluffy cat. Maybe Snowflake from The Purple Rocket podcast will help in this crossover episode. Lessons include: The holidays are a chance to bring joy and light into other people's lives, not just your own; we can spend time with our friends even if we don’t celebrate the same holiday. This episode is sponsored in part by Wondery’s Little Stories Everywhere. Little Stories Everywhere is out now, premiering with A Merry Christmas, a collection of holiday tales by Louisa May Alcott that truly embody the holiday spirit, no matter what you celebrate. Listen at: wondery.fm/whatifworld_LSE I’m overjoyed to be sponsored by BetterHelp. Join over 1 million people who have taken charge of their mental health! As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting betterhelp.com/whatifworld. Check out the prequel to this crossover episode on The Purple Rocket Podcast. 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 using images by Mohamed Ibrahim and Austin.
07/12/2025m 53s

Shark Wars: Part 2

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: Shark Wars. Lessons include: Peace without freedom isn’t all that peaceful; our differences are important and with them we can make each other stronger. I’m overjoyed to be sponsored by BetterHelp. Join over 1 million people who have taken charge of their mental health! As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting betterhelp.com/whatifworld. This episode originally aired 1/1/2018. 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: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. 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.
30/11/2019m 38s

Ava asks: What if Mr. Eric had an evil twin brother?

Myster E makes his debut and tries to answer every question in a single story! Fred might have to come out of retirement for this one. Lessons include: You’re never stuck as long as you keep asking questions; adding strange details to a story is fun, but too many of them can make your story confusing! 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 New Merch available at the Imaginarium! Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu:  whatifworld.threadless.com Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.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. The week’s artwork was put together using images from OCAL.
23/11/2019m 14s

The Hat Trick (President Elect: Part 2)

Fair Elise and Alabaster Zero confront the villain who has been challenging What If World’s election results! Lessons include: There is no such thing as absolute power; if enough people work together, no villain can defeat them 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: link.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. Thanks to Scarlett Barrow of California for this week’s artwork of the What House!
16/11/2017m 11s

Izzy asks: What if your hat was full of spiderwebs? (President Elect: Part 1)

Poppa Loo’s News announces the next president, but then a mystery case of spider-web hats overtakes the people of What If World! Can Alabaster and Fair Elise get to the bottom of their latest case? Lessons include: our relationships are meant to grow and change just as we do; wanting something really badly doesn’t mean you are entitled to it. 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 Merch available at the Imaginarium! Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu:  whatifworld.threadless.com Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Share questions via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook @whatifworldpodcast, Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com. Send Snail Mail to: What If World (or Mr. Eric) P.O. Box 4905 Panorama City, CA 91402 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.
09/11/2022m 36s

Henry asks: What if dogs never grew up? (Remastered)

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! Don’t miss your chance to vote on What If World’s next president! Click your choice on our public poll, or write in your own candidate. All you need to do is click on a square, and your vote will be counted. You can even change your vote by clicking on a different square before the final vote is talled next week. 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: link.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 week’s Fred the Dog artwork is by Ana Stretcu with graphic design by Karen O’Keeffe.
02/11/2025m 18s

Zero Hour: The Hidden Holiday

Alabaster Zero and Fair Elise share the first episode of their detective show, which was inspired by a listener question! Lessons include: we can make the best of the holidays, even when they change; our big feelings are the most important to share Join our Patreon to try out Mr. Eric’s Guilds & Goblins game! Plus, get Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld New Merch available at the Imaginarium! Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu:  whatifworld.threadless.com Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.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 week’s artwork was put together by Karen O’Keeffe using art by Ana Stretcu.
26/10/2022m 8s

Guilds & Goblins #3: A Ballerdino Halloweeno

The Whatventurers (thanks Sam E. for the name suggestions) are back to save their friends from a strange song that seems to be luring them into the mist! Lessons include: failure can be part of the fun, especially when you’re playing a game with friends; taking time to feel sad can be very healing, and get you ready to feel happy and/or goofy again before you know it. Join our Patreon to try out Mr. Eric’s Guilds & Goblins game! Plus, get Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld New Merch available at the Imaginarium! Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu:  whatifworld.threadless.com Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.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 week’s artwork was put together by Karen O’Keeffe using heroforge.com.
19/10/2016m 32s

Guilds & Goblins #2: What if ballerinas met with dinosaurs?

Zachimedes, Lowlandra, and Scullen Bones are back, trying to free their people from the accursed Trumpet of Travel. But when an enchanted caterwaul draws the players into a spooky mist, they’re going to need all their wits to survive! May the dice be with them! Lessons include: playing the blame game can often distract your from the real problem; it’s okay to give friends and family a little space when they’re processing big feelings. This episode is sponsored in part by Hank the Cowdog, a new podcast for kids starring Matthew McConaughey as the voice of Hank, the self-proclaimed head of security on his Texas cattle ranch. Check it out on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen! Join our Patreon to try out Mr. Eric’s Guilds & Goblins game! Plus, get Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld New Merch available at the Imaginarium! Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu:  whatifworld.threadless.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 designed by Karen O’Keeffe using heroforge.com.
12/10/2017m 54s

Divyansh asks: What if every closet had a skeleton in it?

It’s time to get back in the spooky spirit, as the Jamaloo Family finds a skeleton in their closet… again! Something slightly stranger than usual is going on in What If World! Lessons include: part of being “thoughtful” is thinking about how your actions may affect others; when a big life choice isn’t bringing you joy, it’s important to talk it out! This episode is sponsored in part by Hank the Cowdog, a new podcast for kids starring Matthew McConaughey as the voice of Hank, the self-proclaimed head of security on his Texas cattle ranch. Check it out on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen! 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: link.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 week’s artwork is by Karen O’Keeffe.
05/10/2019m 39s

This is "What Is Wiz" (with Abacus)

Mr. Eric is going to have the tables turned on him, as Abacus tests out his interview skills. Will everything work out and be totally fine? One can always hope... Lessons include: Never ask a wizard to conjure groceries; patience can pay off, but sometimes you have to put your foot down and stand up for yourself This episode is sponsored in part by Hank the Cowdog, a new podcast for kids starring Matthew McConaughey as the voice of Hank, the self-proclaimed head of security on his Texas cattle ranch. Check it out on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen! What Is Wiz is a new regular segment starting this month on patreon.com/whatifworld Join our Patreon at the What Iffenturer’s ($5) tier or higher to enjoy this new regular, patron-only segment. Plus, get Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! What If World is now on JioSaavn, India's top music streaming and podcasting app with over 100 million listeners! Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld 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 Abacus illustration is by  Ana Stretcu, with a Mr. Eric balloon by Karen O’Keeffe ;)
28/09/2014m 18s

Micah asks: What if lemonade could make dinosaurs talk?

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 This episode originally aired January 15th, 2018. 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 What If World is now on JioSaavn, India's top music streaming and podcasting app with over 100 million listeners! You can hear all of What If World and Josh Ke Saath on JioSaavn for free, as well as millions of songs, and thousands of episodes worth of content! 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 Whendiana artwork is by Ana Stretcu.
21/09/2017m 34s

Big Trouble for Little Freddy

Fred the Dog runs out of sticks, and desperate times call for desperate antics! What will become of our President? Lessons include: not all attention is good for you; there’s more to being a leader than getting your way; What If World is now on JioSaavn, India's top music streaming and podcasting app with over 100 million listeners! You can hear all of What If World and Josh Ke Saath on JioSaavn for free, as well as millions of songs, and thousands of episodes worth of content! This episode is sponsored in part by Disney Hits Playlist. All your favorite Disney music, including songs you grew up singing along to and the latest instant classics. Available wherever you stream music! 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 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 is by our talented patron, Anorah!
14/09/2023m 15s

Josh asks: What if a dragon got stuck in time? (w/ Deepti & Josh)

Josh from the podcast Josh Ke Saath visits What If World along with his mother, Deepti, and their mischievous friend, Boogerman! Can they help Dracomax get free from a magical clocktower? Lessons include: Being honest with others can help you feel better about yourself; Time keeps moving forward, and that makes life interesting and every day special. We had a ton of fun with Deepti and Josh from Josh Ke Saath today. If you want to hear more of their stories and improve your command of Hindi while you’re at it, check out their show! What If World is now on JioSaavn, India's top music streaming and podcasting app with over 100 million listeners! You can hear all of What If World and Josh Ke Saath on JioSaavn for free, as well as millions of songs, and thousands of episodes worth of content! This episode is sponsored in part by Disney Hits Playlist. All your favorite Disney music, including songs you grew up singing along to and the latest instant classics. Available wherever you stream music! 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.
07/09/2019m 15s

Guilds & Goblins #1: What if you played a trumpet and got sucked in?

Zach and Zizi are trying out something new this week, a tabletop role-playing game where violence ISN’T the solution to their problems. Let’s roll some natural 20s together… That’s a good roll ;) Lessons include: assuming the worst of others makes it hard to find friends or build a community; role-playing can be a fun way to tell a group story! 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 This episode is sponsored in part by Disney Hits Playlist. All your favorite Disney music, including songs you grew up singing along to and the latest instant classics. Available wherever you stream music! 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 was put together using images from OCAL.
31/08/2019m 13s

Alysse asks: What if a girl and a bear were twin sisters?

When twin sisters start growing apart, can a strange curse help them work together again? Lessons include: it’s important to speak your mind to your friends and family; voicing negative thoughts over and over again can make anyone start to believe them; trying voicing your positive thoughts more often! 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: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Share questions via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook @whatifworldpodcast, Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com This episode is sponsored in part by Disney Hits Playlist. All your favorite Disney music, including songs you grew up singing along to and the latest instant classics. Available wherever you stream music! 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.
24/08/2019m 15s

Samuel asks: What if a pirate and a detective went on a mission together?

Alabaster Zero is tricked by Petrina the Pirate into going on a mission with Petey. Can they get Petrina’s secret envelope to safety? Lessons include: Making a new friend takes patience and a positive attitude; money can’t buy everything, but it’s important that we all have enough to stay healthy and happy! New Merch available at the Imaginarium! Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu:  whatifworld.threadless.com 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: link.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. The week’s art is by Ana Stretcu, with graphic design by Karen O’Keeffe.
17/08/2024m 32s

Cannon asks: What if narwhals had flying jousting tournaments? (Wholympics)

Mamma Jamma and Poppa Loo are announcing the Wholympics, an undersea tournament of champions! Every competitor can wear a mask or even a disguise, so this story may have a surprise or two... We’re also checking in on some of our aquatic friends from way back in episode 45. Lessons include: traditions aren’t limitations; persistence is more impressive than perfection, and more achievable, too! Fresh new Merch available at the Imaginarium! Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu:  whatifworld.threadless.com 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: link.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. The week’s artwork is by Karen O'Keeffe.
10/08/2024m 53s

Maia asks: What if you could turn into a polka dot?

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? This story originally aired July 7th, 2017. Lessons include: a quick fix is seldom the best fix, stick together when traveling, “beating the heat” also means thinking about global warming. Fresh new Merch available at the Imaginarium! Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu.  whatifworld.threadless.com 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: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. 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 Dame Dot artwork is by Jason O’Keefe.
03/08/2020m 8s

Jacob asks a secret question! (Recap Recap: Part 3)

It’s all come down to this! Recap’s secrets will be revealed as we take one last trip back in time to Abacus P. Grumbler’s childhood. Lessons include: grown ups can be just as bad at communicating as kids sometimes; if your friend or sibling gives you a serious warning, it’s probably time to listen! 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: link.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. Karen O’Keeffe put together this week’s artwork.
27/07/2016m 38s

Ronan asks: What if beds ate pickles? (Recap Recap: Part 2)

Can Recap truly be Abacus’ brother? Can beds really eat pickles? Sounds like we’ve got a lot to chew on this week. This story reintroduces Abacus’ parents, who are no longer married. If you want to learn a little bit more about his family, make sure to check out 129. What if Abacus' parents came to visit and he accidentally turned them both into tomatoes? Lessons include: We have lots of feelings when there is a big change in our family, and it’s healthy to talk about those feelings; taking responsibility for our actions is part of growing up. 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: link.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. Our artwork this week is by Karen O’Keeffe.
20/07/2019m 24s

Tyler asks: What if dinos lived in a dog’s mouth? (Recap Recap: Part 1)

We’re back to What If World for real, this week, and there’s a new baby in town! Recap?! Can Abacus survive babysitting this omnipotent narrator baby long enough for Fred to get his teeth checked? Lessons include: looking after a younger sibling, cousin, or friend is a big responsibility, and can be a rewarding experience; good dental hygiene is important for preventing the appearance of dinosaurs ;) 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: link.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 is by OCAL.
13/07/2023m 9s

Gavin asks: What if squids squirted out jello instead of ink?

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: link.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.
06/07/2010m 48s

Charlotte asks: What if ninja turtles could fly and birds could cry?

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: link.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.
29/06/2018m 57s

Jason asks: What if hats talked to ants? (w/ Melly Victor)

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 Thanks to Little Passports for sponsoring this week’s episode. Use the offer code WHATIF at checkout for 15% off your subscription! littlepassports.com If you enjoy this story, you should check out Stoopkid Stories, which just finished its first season. Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen to podcasts! Find our contact info and other handy links at linktr.ee/whatifworld 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.
22/06/2024m 12s

Surfin Shout Outs

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!  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: link.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. Our artwork this week is also by Jason O’Keefe, some early Randall Radbot concept art.
16/06/2010m 39s

Scarlett asks: What if unicorns turn invisible when they get mad? (Alternia: Part 5)

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. Here are a few handy links 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.
15/06/2028m 41s

Maya asks: What if the lion and the elephant got spaghetti? (w/ M. Dorsett)

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 linktree, to help us grownups start (and continue) having healthy conversations with our kids about race: https://linktr.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.
08/06/2015m 19s

Kaylee asks: What if trees go to school? (Alternia: Part 4)

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. 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: link.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 art is by OCAL.
01/06/2025m 30s

Clara asks: What if there were an evil monster named Kammy? (Alternia: Part 3)

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!  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: link.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 week’s artwork was put together by Karen O’Keeffe.
25/05/2021m 4s

Abby asks: What if Alabaster Zero got fired? (Alternia: Part 2)

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! patreon.com/whatifworld 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 Ronny Kind Cypress, and was drawn by our patron, Silas!
11/05/2021m 44s

Ava asks: What if Pixicato went on a secret mission to find Fred the Dog? (Alternia: Part 1)

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! patreon.com/whatifworld Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.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 coloring pages mockup was designed by Kstudio / Freepik, with Cleocatra illustration by Ana Stretcu.
04/05/2018m 27s

Dennis asks: What if Fred the Dog bought the What-If-Mobile? (w/ Karen O'Keeffe)

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. Join our Patreon to help feed some hungry people, and get 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: link.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 art was put together using images from OCAL and J.
27/04/2021m 52s

Zoe asks: What if Alabaster Zero got interviewed by Mr. Eric and JFKat?

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.
20/04/2015m 48s

Oliver asks: What if Story Pirates came into What If World? (w/ Lee Overtree)

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.   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: link.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.
13/04/2022m 34s

Bridget asks: What if there was such a thing as magic shoes? (w/ Scott Cranfield)

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   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: link.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. The week’s artwork is from “The Wise Bear Stories,” illustrated by Raphilena Bonito.
06/04/2016m 58s

Jada asks: What if everyone wore the same color clothes? (w/ Niki Smith)

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.  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: link.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 is from the cover of Niki Smith’s The Deep and Dark Blue.
30/03/2021m 34s

Bruno asks: 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.  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: link.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 using images from Chris and David.
23/03/2018m 30s

Sophie asks: What if Cthunkle took Mr. Eric 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 kids' 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! 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: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Share questions via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook @whatifworldpodcast, Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com 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.
16/03/2019m 31s

Bryn asks: What if clouds were made out of cotton candy? (Naughtibots: Part 2)

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 ;)  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: link.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 Cleocatra artwork was created by Ana Stretcu.
09/03/2024m 42s

Alice Leigh asks: 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.  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: link.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. Today’s artwork was drawn by Peck, our incomparable patron and superfan, back in 2018.
02/03/2014m 24s

Eden asks: What if a tree named Harrigo ate a talking chocolate?

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.  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: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Share questions via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook @whatifworldpodcast, Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com This episode's artwork is provided by the incomparable Peck!
24/02/2023m 44s

Liv asks: 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. 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: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Share questions via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook @whatifworldpodcast, Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com This episode features out original podcast artwork, by Karen O'Keeffe.
17/02/2016m 57s

Noah asks: 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! 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: link.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 Fred artwork was created by Ana Stretcu.
10/02/2021m 56s

Nico asks: What if Dracomax got sick?

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 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: link.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 Dracomax artwork was created by Ana Stretcu.
03/02/2020m 25s

This is 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. This episode originally aired November 19th, 2018. 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: link.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 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.
27/01/2020m 20s

Elle asks: What if imagination is good? (Frogged Part 2)

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). Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.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 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.
20/01/2022m 1s

Edison asks: What if magic didn't exist? (Frogged Part 1)

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. 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. Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.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 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.
13/01/2016m 13s

Enda asks: What if carrots ate rabbits?

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. 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: link.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 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 of Sticky the Gecko, by Esha.
06/01/2020m 55s

Emma Lyle asks: What if aliens controlled us as puppets? (w/ Greg Webb)

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 :) 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 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.
30/12/1920m 31s

Ramona asks: What if Santa got sick and his kid had to deliver Christmas?

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 ;) 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: link.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 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.
23/12/1919m 25s

Finny asks: What if lunch boxes could talk to food? (w/ Craig Martinson)

“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. Want to hear this story without ads and with special outtakes? Join our Patreon! Patrons also get a shout out on the show, a better chance of getting questions answered, bonus audio, and lots more! Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld.
16/12/1920m 34s

Will & Sean ask: What if Fred had a Pokemon?

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! 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: link.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 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 is from OCAL.
09/12/1918m 56s

William asks: What if cats talk? (plus Jesús Ironhands the Fire Lion)

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. 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: link.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 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!
02/12/1918m 26s

Aaron asks: What if mermaids turn into robots?

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! 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: link.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 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.
25/11/1922m 46s

Silas asks: What if people sneezed pickles?

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! 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: link.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 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 pieces by OCAL and D.
18/11/1916m 2s

Erin asks: 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! Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.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 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.
11/11/1918m 38s

Noel asks: What if we stopped having birthdays?

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. 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: link.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 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.
04/11/1919m 53s

Amelia asks: What if a witch turned a hamster into a unicorn? (w/ Sarah Zwinklis)

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. 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! Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.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 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.
28/10/1920m 22s

Ecco asks: What if Ninjago LEGOs came to life?

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! 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: link.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 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.
21/10/1913m 30s

Eli & Dacey ask: What if space dogs chase space cats? (w/ Mike Rylander)

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 :) 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: link.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 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.
14/10/1922m 51s

Alexandra asks: What if people never stopped growing? (Halloween: Part 2)

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! 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: link.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 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.
07/10/1923m 25s

Dalton asks: What if Barbies lived with evil robots? (Naughtibots: Part 1)

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. 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: link.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 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.
30/09/1922m 59s

Maya asks: What if a lion and an elephant got some spaghetti? (w/M. Dorsett)

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! 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: link.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 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.
23/09/1915m 2s

James asks: What if you got trapped in an Escape Room? (w/Karl Harpur)

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 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: link.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 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.
16/09/1922m 49s

Henry asks: What if dogs could turn into zombies? (Halloween: Part 1)

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! Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.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 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.
09/09/1917m 46s

Micah asks: What if a dog had a dance party?

A few of Mr. Eric’s friends are trying to give him a break by recording an episode for him! Will things go wrong pretty much right away? Probably. Lessons: This week’s lesson is sort of tied up with a special surprise in the episode. Can you figure it out? Join our Patreon for Ad-Free 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: link.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 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.
02/09/1911m 40s

Alfie asks: What if anybody you touched travelled back in time? (w/Leilany Figueroa)

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 ;) 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: link.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 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.
26/08/1921m 42s

Parson asks: What if sabretooth tigers could be ninjas?

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. 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: link.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 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.
19/08/1922m 2s

Tegan asks: What if a weasel could fly? (Remastered)

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? This episode originally aired December 6th, 2015. 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: link.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 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.
12/08/1919m 32s

Bruno asks: What if a zombie's head kept popping off?

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. 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: link.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 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.
05/08/1921m 34s

Emerson asks: What if kids could sleep at school? (w/Secret Agent 23 Skidoo)

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. Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.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 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.
29/07/1922m 22s

Astrid asks: What if trees grew back right away?

Mamma Jamma is feeling bored by her job and Harrigo is worried when old trees start getting replaced by new ones. Can they help each other handle some big changes? Lessons include: It’s important to acknowledge big changes in your life so you can learn how to deal with them; the only constant… is chocolate ;) Join our Patreon for Ad-Free 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: link.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 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.
22/07/1919m 6s

Murray asks: What if the zombie apocalypse happened?

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! This episode first aired May 5th, 2018. 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: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Share questions via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook @whatifworldpodcast, Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com
15/07/1923m 6s

Elani asks: What if a wizard turned his parents into tomatoes?

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. 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: link.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 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.
08/07/1923m 28s

Susanna asks: What if you got treasures when you made mistakes?

Zizi and Zach are back! This time, they’re trying to find a place to test out their magical powers. Where better than the Village of Mistake? Wait, I meant where worse? Gosh, we may be making more mistakes than usual this week... Lessons include: It’s important to make mistakes so that you can learn from them; there are some things that aren’t safe to practice without professional adult supervision. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free 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: link.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 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.
01/07/1921m 55s

Zoey asks: What if Fred the Dog didn't like sticks?

What do you think would happen to you if you no longer enjoyed your favorite pastime? Well, for Fred, that pastime is… or was… eating sticks. Can he handle losing his life’s simplest joy? Lessons include: Your favorite pastime can turn into a bad habit if you don’t try other things; it’s okay to indulge sometimes, but try to do it in moderation. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free 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: link.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 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.
24/06/1921m 31s

Harper asks: What if basketballs were alive?

Alley-Oop, is a basketball through and through. The only trouble is, she was born looking like a baseball! But when she finds the magic to look like her true self, will her community understand and celebrate Alley-Oop’s transformation? 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. Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.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 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.
17/06/1922m 13s

Aria asks: What if rich ghosts were bad at selling cars?

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. 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: link.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 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.
10/06/1915m 38s

Layla asks: What if a cat, a weasel, and a dragon teamed up to save the world?

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! This episode originally aired July 17, 2017. 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: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Share questions via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook @whatifworldpodcast, Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com
03/06/1921m 45s

Rosie asks: What if a cat ate a green bean and became a unicorn? (Kids Listen Sampler)

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. 
27/05/1958m 13s

Jack asks: What if everyone had an identical twin?

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 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: link.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.
20/05/1916m 24s

William asks: What if eagles ate too much meat? (w/ Mick Sullivan)

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!  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. Lessons include: enjoy your favorite things in moderation; hasty fixes can lead to more problems 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 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.
13/05/1921m 7s

Leo asks: What if worms wore pajamas?

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 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: link.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.
06/05/1921m 53s

Trudy asks: What if What If World was not real?

Mr. Eric is going to share a little bit of his own story today in an especially whacky story, involving a dungeon caper, a hot balloon, and… the end of What If World?! Or is it the beginning?  Lessons include: sometimes all it takes is a quick distraction to get us off of our screen and out into the real world; “What ifs” can help keep your imagination healthy. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free 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: link.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 painting of Abacus was done by our listener, Maya!
29/04/1919m 45s

Felicity asks: What if my lunch lady was an octopus?

This Earth Day, Zach and Zizi are on a mission to feed the sky a healthy meal. But can they save the world and still get back to school in time for Pizza Day?  Lessons include: big changes don’t happen overnight, but using your voice can help get things started; junk food makes us feel like junk and healthy food makes us feel healthy, who’da thunk? Join our Patreon for Ad-Free 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: link.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.
22/04/1919m 59s

Rose asks: What if kids loooove chores?

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! 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: link.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.
15/04/1919m 57s

Bonus: Cool Facts About Unicorns!

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? 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: link.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.
08/04/1929m 36s

Aria asks: What if monsters were made of carpet?

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. 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: link.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 week’s art is a mashup by Karen of works by VoPo and Hextrust Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com.
01/04/1925m 4s

Teddy asks: What if you went back in time to when it rained candy?

Dracomax, Abacus, and Mr. Star (voiced by Mr. Eric’s nephew, Teddy) team up to thwart Mr. Business, who wants it to keep raining candy forever! Listen to episode 6, What if it rained candy? for the first part of this story.  Lessons include: If you cannot treat friends (and co-workers) fairly, you might find yourself without any; try to appreciate generosity wherever you find it. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free 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: link.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.
25/03/1921m 30s

James asks: What if Fred licked the Internet?

Fred and Pipey-O team up to rebuild the What House… after Fred chewed the whole house to pieces! Will an Internet What House be able to replace the real thing?  Lessons include: Video games cannot replace the real world; if your current approach to a project isn’t working, it might be time to try something else. Join our Patreon for Ad-Free 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: link.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.
18/03/1920m 5s

Patrick asks: What if popcorn came to life (plus Hotwheels)?

What if World gets fast and furious with this pop-corny tale of daredevil drivers. But what happens when these unsafe drivers learn they can’t just pop back from a new kernel every time they get hurt?  Lessons include: No one is invincible, no matter how tough they talk; reckless behavior can endanger yourself and others Join our Patreon for Ad-Free 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: link.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 week’s artwork is by houssenmoshine.
11/03/1920m 3s

Harper asks: What if giant rhinoceroses took over Egypt?

Let’s learn of Cleocatra’s mysterious past! The young cat is destined to become queen of Ygypt, but the Rhino people are sick of being ruled by cats and lions. Can they learn to live together?  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. 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: link.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 week’s artwork is by sonoftroll.
04/03/1924m 2s

Dorothy asks: What if pictures turned into movies when you looked at them?

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! This episode originally aired February 12, 2018. 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: link.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.
25/02/1918m 30s

Annikka asks: What if you lived in a house that belonged to cow-turtle-lion-robots?

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. 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: link.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.
18/02/1916m 17s

Oliver asks: What if when cows mooed, they shot arrows from their noses?

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! 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: link.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.
11/02/1918m 10s

Griffin asks: What if french fries and drinks had war?

When Dracomax and Hernosity get lost in the woods, they find themselves embroiled in some fast food politics.  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. 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: link.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 week’s artwork by j4p4n.
04/02/1918m 49s

Julia asks: What if phones came alive? (Fur vs. Tech: Part 2)

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! 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: link.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 week’s artwork by malmirk.
28/01/1916m 28s

Luke asks: What if you crashed into a wormhole and went to the future? (Fur vs. Tech: Part 1)

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! 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: link.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.
21/01/1917m 40s

Cara asks: What if an evil wizard turned all the cats into dragons?

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. 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: link.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.
14/01/1922m 8s

Cici asks: What if tigers lost their stripes?

We’re sure as sherbert that you’ll love this original fairy tail, involving a tricky fox, a grumpy tiger, and Zach and Zizi trying out a few fledgling spells.  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 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: link.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.
07/01/1925m 35s

Brooke asks: What if babysitters sat on babies?

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 episode originally aired January 28, 2018 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: link.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.
31/12/1816m 47s

Esha asks: What if puzzles could walk and talk? (Ifmas Puzzle: Part 2)

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. 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: link.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.
24/12/1815m 50s

Caleb asks: What if you went in a dungeon and found a trophy? (Ifmas Puzzle: Part 1)

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! 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: link.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.
17/12/1816m 21s

Gabe asks: What if there was a super hero cat (Purrcy: Part 2)

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. 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: link.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 is by Jason O'Keefe.
10/12/1820m 23s

Willa asks: What if a cat purred and everyone fell asleep? (Purrcy: Part 1)

The president has been elected, and it’s time for JFKat to lead the Fur Force… so why’s he dragging his paws?  Lessons include: Figuring out who you are is one of the most exciting parts of life, even if it feels scary sometimes; Super powers might bring short term happiness, but they can’t solve all your problems. 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: link.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.
03/12/1816m 12s

Miren asks: What if a unicorn could give stuff from their horn?

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). 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: link.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.
26/11/1820m 46s

101. What if Cthunkle did his show, “What Is World,” and interviewed Mr. Eric?

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.
19/11/1818m 30s

Meghan asks: 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. 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: link.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.
19/11/1820m 21s

100. What if up was down and down was up?

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.
12/11/1826m 49s

Roscoe asks: What if up was down and down was up? (w/Jonathan Messinger)

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. 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: link.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.
12/11/1828m 38s

54. (Rerun) What if ninjas and pirates starting fighting over which chair they wanted to sit in?

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 playHead 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.
05/11/1820m 32s

Wyatt asks: What if somebody created a ninja robot?

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 This episode first aired November 19, 2017. 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: link.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.
05/11/1822m 24s

99 - 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?

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.
29/10/1821m 25s

Felix asks: How could a chicken lift all the stuff he sees?

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." 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 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.
29/10/1823m 17s

98 - What if unicorns lived in Halloween bushes?

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.
22/10/1820m 42s

Sloan asks: What if unicorns lived in Halloween bushes?

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. 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 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.
22/10/1822m 34s

97 - What if What if World had a presidential debate?

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!
15/10/1817m 32s

Millie asks: What if we had no trees? (Presidential Debate)

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 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: link.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 is by Jason O'Keefe.
15/10/1819m 23s

96 - What if colors made a civilization and picked favorite humans like how we pick favorite colors (and a space monster ate a spaceship)?

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.
08/10/1820m 48s

Raffa asks: What if a space monster ate a spaceship?

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 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: link.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.
08/10/1822m 40s

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

In this slightly scary episode, Mamma Jamma & Poppa Loo join Mr. Eric in the studio to talk about their house hunt. Can Zizi deal handle their new spooky house? Does Zach sleep through the entire episode? (spoiler: yyyup) Lessons include: in a dangerous or scary place, you should always stick together; try to figure out as much as you can about a situation before jumping to wild conclusions.
01/10/1819m 35s

Mamma Jamma asks: What if I lived in a spooky house? (Remastered)

In this slightly scary episode, Mamma Jamma & Poppa Loo join Mr. Eric in the studio to talk about their house hunt. Can Zizi deal handle their new spooky house? Does Zach sleep through the entire episode? (spoiler: yyyup)  Lessons include: in a dangerous or scary place, you should always stick together; try to figure out as much as you can about a situation before jumping to wild conclusions. 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: link.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.
01/10/1821m 26s

95 - What if JFKat had to tell the story (and could control everything and read minds), and Abacus P Grumbler turned everyone into police officers?

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.
24/09/1818m 53s

Sempi asks: What if everyone turned into police officers?

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 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: link.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.
24/09/1820m 44s

94 - What if pianos could move and talk by themselves and stairs turned into houses?

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.
17/09/1820m 26s

Benjamin asks: What if stairs turned into houses?

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 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: link.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.
17/09/1822m 17s

93 - What if blankets could talk and run and play and the whole town was a transformer?

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.
10/09/1819m 43s

Madeline asks: What if blankets could run and play? (w/ Eric Molinsky)

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 touching 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. 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: link.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.
10/09/1821m 35s

92 - What if donuts came to life and went on a journey to find toppings (plus Julie the Mermaid)?

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.
03/09/1816m 38s

Grace asks: What if a donut went on a journey to find toppings?

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 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: link.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.
03/09/1817m 12s

91 - What if Mr. Eric did an interview with Fred the dog?

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
27/08/1814m 6s

Renzo asks: What if Mr. Eric interviewed Fred the dog?

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 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: link.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.
27/08/1815m 57s

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

Larra Legend gets introduced in this ode to Avatar (the show, not the movie). Can the Princess of Penguins and the Princess of Pixies save a knight from the Princess of Pincers? Can Sir Squiggles learn to be grateful for their help? Lessons include: every person is deserving of respect; admit when you need help and be grateful when you receive it.
20/08/1817m 4s

Clara asks: What if princesses rescued knights?

Larra Legend gets introduced in this ode to Avatar (the show, not the movie). Can the Princess of Penguins and the Princess of Pixies save a knight from the Princess of Pincers? Can Sir Squiggles learn to be grateful for their help?  Lessons include: every person is deserving of respect; admit when you need help and be grateful when you receive it. 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: link.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.
20/08/1818m 55s

89 - What if I could fly over traffic?

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.
13/08/1817m 32s

Ezrai asks: What if I could fly over traffic?

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. 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: link.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.
13/08/1819m 24s

88 - What if I jumped on a trampoline and landed on a cloud (and could control the weather)?

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.
06/08/1818m 19s

Amalia asks: What if I jumped on a trampoline and landed on a cloud? (w/Jim Weiss)

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! 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 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.
06/08/1820m 10s

87.B - Kids Listen Roadtrip Mixtape and “What if I lived in a world of dominos?”

This weekend, 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.
03/08/1837m 39s

Bonus: Kids Listen Roadtrip Mixtape - “What if I lived in a world of dominos?”

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. Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.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.
03/08/1858m 13s

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

A story for the origins! Go back to a time before Zack was even born, when Mamma Jamma, Papa Loo, and Zizi rented their first house. Sure the house is a blueberry muffin, but surely no one will try to eat it, right?Lessons include: quick fixes and violent solutions just lead to more problems; real change takes time, effort, and an open mind. 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.
30/07/1821m 57s

Raina asks: What if mommies lasso a dinosaur and give him butterfly kisses?

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. 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: link.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.
30/07/1823m 48s

86 - What if crabs could dance and super heroes lost their powers and animals got them?

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.
23/07/1816m 23s

Cocoa asks: What if crabs could dance? (w/Karen O'Keeffe)

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 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: link.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.
23/07/1818m 15s

85.A - Bobby & Miley Pizza Makeliverers (the Song!)

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 out her show for more great jams and stories, and our Patreon page if you want ad-free bonus content like this more often!
20/07/18

Bonus: Bobby & Miley Pizza Makeliverers (the Song!)

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! 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: link.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. The week's artwork is by the talented and prolific Peck! asdf 
20/07/183m 50s

85 - What if Bobby Robot delivered pizza (plus a bunny robot)?

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.
16/07/1816m 13s

Pacey asks: What if Bobby Robot delivered pizza? (w/ Angela Ferrari)

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 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: link.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.
16/07/1818m 5s

84 - What if fair Elise and Fred the dog climbed up Mount Everest (and Ginger & Otis got teleported to What If World)?

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.
09/07/1821m 32s

Liam asks: What if a fairy and a dog climbed Mount Everest?

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 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: link.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 week's artwork is by our wonderful fan, Peck!
09/07/1823m 25s

83 - What if I could be invisible and lights could shoot?

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.
02/07/18

Ben asks: What if I could be invisible?

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 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: link.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.
02/07/1819m 20s

82 - What if ninja turtles could fly and birds could cry? (plus a dragon guards a spider web from Cthunkle)

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.
25/06/1817m 45s

Charlotte asks: What if Ninja Turtles could fly?

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. 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: link.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 is by Ana Stretcu.
25/06/1819m 37s

81 - What if Fair Elise got really frustrated with Alabaster Zero and teleported him to What Is World? (plus Super Mario & Chickens)

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 restWhat 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. Instagram post by Karen M * Apr 7, 2018 at 1:34am UTC
18/06/1820m 38s

Dean asks: What if chickens laid their eggs in the toilet?

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 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: link.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.
18/06/1822m 30s

80 - What if cows could make money from mooing and sinking into the deep sea and getting treasure box? (plus Abacus, the moon, & the sun)

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 15thAt 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 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!!! Art by Ty Templeton Art
11/06/1818m 25s

Luca asks: What if cows could make money from mooing?

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 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: link.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.
11/06/1820m 16s

79 - What if unicorns turned to rocks when they’re shy and a magical fairy came and didn’t make unicorns shy (and aliens controlled us like puppets)?

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’ boundariesIf 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 15thAt 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 4905Panorama City, CA 91402Thank 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 Facebook, Instagram, 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.
04/06/1818m 9s

Beatrice asks: What if unicorns turned to rocks when they’re shy? (w/ Greg Webb)

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? 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. 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 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: link.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.
04/06/1820m 0s

78 - What if mad scientists had to wear diapers and if you wish for something you got it right beside you?

Attribution unknown - please let us know if this image is yours so we may credit! 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 15thAt 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 4905Panorama City, CA 91402Thank 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 Facebook, Instagram, 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.
28/05/1814m 19s

Mila asks: What if mad scientists had to wear diapers?

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! 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: link.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.
28/05/1816m 8s

77 - What if parents went to school and kids went to work and my doll Rosa came alive and danced with Fair Elise?

Mr. Eric teams up with Rhea Pechter of Little Stories for Tiny People this week. 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! Our Art Contest Ends June 15thAt 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 91402This episode was part of Kids Listen’s summer sweeps. Look for #KidsListenSummer on Twitter and Facebook to find more kid friendly episodes themed around the end of the school year. 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 Facebook, Instagram, 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.
21/05/1815m 34s

Marlowe asks: What if my doll came alive and taught ballet? (w/ Rhea Pechter)

Mr. Eric teams up with Rhea Pechter of Little Stories for Tiny People this week. 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 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: link.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.
21/05/1817m 25s

76 - What if houses could fly and butterflies could walk and talk and cheetahs could jump the sky and never fall down?

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! 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! 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 Facebook, Instagram, 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.
14/05/1813m 38s

Milo asks: What if cheetahs could jump the sky?

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 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: link.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.
14/05/1815m 29s

75 - What if leaves called big armies to fight dragons and the zombie apocalypse happened?

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! 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! 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. Use the code FREESHIP418ccdaf4 until May 7th at midnight for free shipping on orders of $45 or more!Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, 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.
07/05/1820m 56s

Murray asks: What if the zombie apocalypse happened?

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! 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: link.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.
07/05/1822m 47s

74 - What if there was no moon?

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. 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 91402Thank 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! 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. Use the code FREESHIP418ccdaf4 until May 7th at midnight for free shipping on orders of $45 or more!Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, 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.
30/04/1814m 30s

Andrew asks: What if there was no moon? (w/ Tumble Science)

Just when What If World got its 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. 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: link.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.
30/04/1816m 21s

73 - What if Mr. Eric answered the longest question ever?

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 91402Thank 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! 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 Facebook, Instagram, 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.
23/04/1816m 9s

Joss asks: The longest question ever!

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! 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: link.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.
23/04/1818m 1s

Bonus Episode - The “Corny Wallace” Song

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
19/04/181m 39s

Bonus: The “Corny Wallace” Song

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, check out The Past and the Curious, a history podcast for kids featuring great lessons and more original music by Mick! 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: link.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.
19/04/181m 39s

72 - What if jellybeans worked at a grocery store (plus talking cats)?

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 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! 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 Facebook, Instagram, 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.
16/04/1818m 2s

Cleonphee asks: What if jellybeans worked at a grocery store?

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. 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: link.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 is by our superfan, Peck!
16/04/1819m 53s

71 - What if George Washington had Fred the Zombie Dog as a pet and Alexander Hamilton were alive as a vampire?

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 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! 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 Facebook, Instagram, 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.
09/04/1822m 41s

Katelyn asks: What if Alexander Hamilton was vampire? (w/Mick Sullivan)

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 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: link.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.
09/04/1824m 32s

70 - What if baby sisters were greek gods and phoenixes turned into tacos instead of ashes?

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 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! 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 Facebook, Instagram, 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.
02/04/1819m 32s

Wrigley asks: What if phoenixes turned into tacos instead of ashes?

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 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: link.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 is by the incomparable Peck!
02/04/1821m 24s

69 - What if ants could dance and people could turn invisible?

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 interestsIf you're a Patron - don't forget to check out the blog for exclusive bloopers! 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! 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 Facebook, Instagram, 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. Andrew & Polly
26/03/1820m 5s

Rosie asks: What if ants could dance? (w/ Andrew & Polly)

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!  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 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: link.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.
26/03/1823m 40s

68 - What if giants could turn into fairies and fairies could turn into giants?

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! Patrons - check out our blog on Patreon for 2 minutes of exclusive bloopers & a behind the scenes look at the making of this episode! Sydney Hollis Thank you so much, as always, 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! 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 Facebook, Instagram, 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.
12/03/1820m 0s

Jocelyn asks: What if giants could turn into fairies? (w/ Sydney Hollis)

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! 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: link.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.
12/03/1821m 53s

67 - What if puppies had laser eyes and could fly?

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 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! 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 Facebook, Instagram, 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. Image from Star Vs the Forces of Evil, which we didn't know existed before this episode!
05/03/1815m 34s

Obi asks: What if puppies had laser eyes and could fly?

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 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: link.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.
05/03/1817m 26s

66 - What if I did an interview with Abacus P Grumbler?

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 Artwork by Jason O'Keefe FREE BONUS EPISODE: Rate or review us on Apple Podcasts then email us at whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com. We’ll respond with a great What If World story that you can’t hear anywhere else. You don’t need to share any info: it’s honor system, folks. We want to know what you like and what you want more of!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! 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 Facebook, Instagram, 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.
26/02/1813m 30s

An interview with Abacus P Grumbler

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 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: link.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 is by Jason O'Keefe.
26/02/1815m 21s

65 - What if I were raised by dragons?

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 wondersNew characters: Amelia, Ebesneezer, Da Dragon, Roady RacoonOld favorites: Stevie the Fleasel Art by plottwist797 FREE BONUS EPISODE: Rate or review us on Apple Podcasts then email us at whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com. We’ll respond with a great What If World story that you can’t hear anywhere else. You don’t need to share any info: it’s honor system, folks. We want to know what you like and what you want more of!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! 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 Facebook, Instagram, 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.
19/02/1819m 56s

Amelia asks: What if you were raised by a dragon? (w/ Michael Mason)

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 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: link.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.
19/02/1821m 47s

64 - What if pictures that you’ve taken in the past turned into movies when you looked at them?

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! FREE BONUS EPISODE: Rate or review us on Apple Podcasts then email us at whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com. We’ll respond with a great What If World story that you can’t hear anywhere else. You don’t need to share any info: it’s honor system, folks. We want to know what you like and what you want more of!Don't forget to check out Little Stories for Tiny People, Sparkle Stories and the Kids Listen App!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! 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 Facebook, Instagram, 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.
12/02/1816m 55s

Dorothy asks: What if photos turned into movies?

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! 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: link.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.
12/02/1818m 46s

63 - What if transformers robots in disguise could turn into christmas trees and christmas trees could turn into star destroyers (plus Harrigo!)?

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 FREE BONUS EPISODE: Rate or review us on Apple Podcasts then email us atwhatifworldpodcast@gmail.com. We’ll respond with a great What If World story that you can’t hear anywhere else. You don’t need to share any info: it’s honor system, folks. We want to know what you like and what you want more of! 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! 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 Facebook, Instagram, 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.
05/02/1818m 49s

Hunter asks: What if Transformers turned into trees?

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 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: link.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.
05/02/1820m 40s

62 - What if paper airplanes stayed in the air forever?

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 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! 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 Facebook, Instagram, 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.
29/01/1817m 39s

Benjamin asks: What if paper airplanes stayed in the air forever?

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 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: link.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.
29/01/1819m 30s

61 - What if Abacus and JFKat drank a potion at the same time and switched minds?

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. 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! 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 Facebook, Instagram, 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.
22/01/1819m 53s

Lexi asks: What if wizard switched minds with a cat?

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. 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: link.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.
22/01/1821m 43s

60 - What if dinosaurs and chickens could turn into anything? (Plus Whendiana and the Learninator)

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 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! 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 Facebook, Instagram, 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.
15/01/1815m 18s

Hendrix asks: What if dinosaurs could turn into anything?

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 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: link.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.
15/01/1817m 9s

59 - What if babysitters sat on babies?

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. 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! 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 Facebook, Instagram, 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.
08/01/1814m 23s

Brooke asks: What if babysitters sat on babies?

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. 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: link.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.
08/01/1816m 14s

58 - What if unicorns and narwhals had jedi sabers for their horns?

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 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! 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 Facebook, Instagram, 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. Image by RicoMambo
01/01/1817m 36s

Evan asks: What if narwhals had lightsabers for horns? (Shark Wars: Part 2)

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 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: link.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.
01/01/1819m 27s

57 - What if Santa were an elephant and toys could read your mind?

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 Thank you for supporting What If World! We'll be taking a break for the holidays, but back on January 1st.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, and connect with us onFacebook, Instagram, 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.
18/12/1716m 37s

Ellie asks: What if toys could read your mind?

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 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: link.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.
18/12/1718m 28s

56 - What if chairs had a chance to be alive and magicians came from the future and smelled like garbage and made everything better?

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 Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Orders of over $45 at the What If World Threadless shop ship for FREE using the code CHEERccdaf4! There's t-shirts, totes, blankets and more! Offer good until THIS WEDNESDAY, December 15th - what are you waiting for?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! 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, and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter @whatifworldpod!This week's episode is sponsored by HelloFresh. Use the code WORLD50 at checkout to get 50% off your first order and support What If World!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.
11/12/1717m 16s

Max asks: What if magicians came from the future and smelled like garbage?

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 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: link.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.
11/12/1719m 7s