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What If World - Stories for Kids

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!

What if tigers lost their stripes?
06-06-2022
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 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.
G&G 15: Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Space Chicken?
30-05-2022
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: 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. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.
Guilds & Goblins 14: What if cupcakes were alive?
23-05-2022
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: 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. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.
The Pirate, the Penguin, and the Pickle
09-05-2022
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: 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 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.
What if all my friends teamed up to save the sun?
25-04-2022
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 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.