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What If World is a storytelling podcast for kids. Each week Mr. Eric and his fearless friends will act out a story answering a "what if" question from one of YOU! What if I had a pet dragon that lived in my closet? What if the President got turned into steamed cabbage? What if a bear came to school and asked to eat my teacher? Your questions can inspire funny stories, wacky adventures, or important lessons. Each episode is as long as it needs to be (usually around 15 minutes) and can be listened to in the car, in the classroom, or right before bed.

What If World is a storytelling podcast for kids. Each week Mr. Eric and his fearless friends will act out a story answering a "what if" question from one of YOU! What if I had a pet dragon that lived in my closet? What if the President got turned into steamed cabbage? What if a bear came to school and asked to eat my teacher? Your questions can inspire funny stories, wacky adventures, or important lessons. Each episode is as long as it needs to be (usually around 15 minutes) and can be listened to in the car, in the classroom, or right before bed.
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What If World is a storytelling podcast for kids. Each week Mr. Eric and his fearless friends will act out a story answering a "what if" question from one of YOU! What if I had a pet dragon that lived in my closet? What if the President got turned into steamed cabbage? What if a bear came to school and asked to eat my teacher? Your questions can inspire funny stories, wacky adventures, or important lessons. Each episode is as long as it needs to be (usually around 15 minutes) and can be listened to in the car, in the classroom, or right before bed.

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English

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205-605-WHAT


Episodes

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

7/9/2018
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Lots of new character to meet this week, as Ginger the Loyal and Otis the Aloofest visit What If World and meet Hungry Bungry! Can the misplaced pets get back to What Is World, or will the Oopstone trap them forever?! Lessons include: good rules are made by people who understand their mistakes, and want to keep you from having to repeat them; pollution is a problem we can only solve together! Join What If World on Patreon! Get ad-free episodes, snail mail from Mr. Eric, bonus content, and...

Duration:00:54:18

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

7/2/2018
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Over 100 years ago, in the Wild What, Dimmer the Elf faces off against InvisiBen the Unsightly Troll. Can the clever elf defeat the unseen threat, even though he doesn’t have any elf super powers? Lessons include: there’s no super power like practice; one’s imagination is often scarier than the reality; many of the best inventions are built using other great ideas. Join What If World on Patreon! Get ad-free episodes, snail mail from Mr. Eric, bonus content, and a much better chance of...

Duration:00:48:00

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

6/25/2018
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Uh-oh, a portal got opened to What Is World last week and Cthunkle used it to get back to What If World! Meanwhile, Charlotte Songbird starts feeling less special when she finds out that everyone she meets can fly. Upset, she finds her way to a place where no one deals with their emotions. Could it be another one of Cthunkle’s evil schemes? Lessons include: constantly comparing yourself to others can make anyone unhappy; no amount of super-powers can teach you to deal with your own...

Duration:00:45:30

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

6/18/2018
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When a stray spell from a frustrated fairy flings Alabaster into the real world, he’ll have to finally take responsibility for his own actions! Will he learn to take his job seriously, or will he be stuck at Mr. Eric’s house forever? Lessons include: thinking you’re good at something isn’t enough, you have to keep working hard in order to improve; when your goofy antics bother your friends, it’s time to give them a rest What If World will be performing live at Children’s Book World in...

Duration:00:54:03

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)

6/11/2018
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What If World has its first crush! Well, its moon does anyway. Get ready to meet the Moon Cow Crooners and hear Mr. Eric’s first quasi-Australian accent. Just remember, What If World’s accents are all just a little bit different from What Is World’s ;) Lessons include: we should own up to our mistakes rather than make silly excuses; picking on someone is not a good way to show you care Our Art Contest Ends June 15th At least one work will be chosen to inspire a What If Story at the end...

Duration:00:19:10

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)?

6/4/2018
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Emmatrice Widdle Pony Unistony has been shyly hiding as a stone in the woods until Fairien the Fairy Alien comes to take over the worl – ahem – make a new friend. Can Fairien be a good friend and respect Emma’s shyness, or will he forget the whole thing and conquer What If World? Lessons include: safety is about learning the smartest way to try something new; fun can be big and loud or little and quiet, you should try a bit of both; make sure you always respect your friends’...

Duration:00:18:53

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

5/28/2018
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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...

Duration:00:15:04

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

5/21/2018
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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...

Duration:00:16:19

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

5/14/2018
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Chentle is the fastest of all the cheetahs, but she also wants to be the best climber of all the ninjas and the best flyer of all the rocket ship houses. Can she be the best at everything, and will she be happy when she leaves everyone else in her dust? Lessons include: being more talented or privileged than others doesn’t make you better than them; no individual, no matter how exceptional, is better than a community of well-rounded people. Join our brand new Facebook group What If...

Duration:00:14:23

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

5/7/2018
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When Dracomax doesn’t get his rest, his dragon breath goes haywire. Will he take a nap and have some soup, or will What If World end again? Lessons include: there’s nothing “tough” about hiding your feelings, being honest about your emotions takes real bravery! Thank you for supporting What If World. PatreonApple Podcastswhatifworldpodcast@gmail.comImaginariumFREESHIP418ccdaf4 FacebookInstagramTwitterWhat If World is hosted and performed by Eric O’Keeffe and edited by Karen Marshall...

Duration:00:21:41

74 - What if there was no moon?

4/30/2018
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Just when What If World got it’s sun back, the moon goes missing! Thank goodness Mr. Eric will have some help from Lindsay and Marshall from Tumble Science Podcast for Kids to answer this question. Here’s a hint: were-creatures won’t be happy… Lessons include: if you don’t understand the world around you, it’s harder to affect positive change; being rude to get your way will always have negative consequences. In case you missed it, we now have a P.O. Box! Mr. Eric will be happy to share...

Duration:00:15:15

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

4/23/2018
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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...

Duration:00:16:54

Bonus Episode - The “Corny Wallace” Song

4/19/2018
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In case some of you missed it last week, Mick Sullivan wrote my new favorite song for our Vampirton episode. If it gets stuck in your head like it did mine, you might want to check out The Past and the Curious, a history podcast for kids Also, we just got a P.O. Box!!! Mr. Eric will be happy to share your letters and drawings online (excluding personal information, of course) or use them to inspire his next story!

Duration:00:01:58

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

4/16/2018
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Meet Mr. Bean and his daughter Julie Bean, who run a little grocery store that brings out the silly in people. But when Jesus Ironhands the Fire Lion (a character invented by listener Teddy) brings his own brand of “humor” to the store, things start to heat up! Lessons include: humor should feel like a friendly trick, not a personal attack; if you don’t know how to joke with a new friend, joking about yourself first can help break the ice. Finally, we have a P.O. Box!!! Mr. Eric will be...

Duration:00:18:46

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

4/9/2018
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Have you heard the latest Oddway hit, Vampirton? It’s a super fresh collabo between Mr. Eric and Mick Sullivan of The Past and the Curious! Okay, okay, it’s not a musical, but stick around to the end of the story... And Lin Manuel Miranda, eat your heart out! 100% kidding, we’re not worthy. Lessons include: people are easily distracted by cuteness and hilarity, but patience and loyalty are what make lasting friends; you shouldn’t have to imitate others in order to earn approval Thank you...

Duration:00:31:09

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

4/2/2018
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In our second April Fool’s special, the Wentbridge Timers go up against the Observatorium Grumblers in the biggest (and only-est) basketball game What If World’s ever seen. Pay attention, because the story might try to play some tricks on Mr. Eric. Lessons include: everyone loses sometimes, but it’s only a true defeat if you let it be; winning doesn’t make you superior to others Thank you for supporting What If World. PatreonApple...

Duration:00:26:51

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

3/26/2018
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In this insect-creible episode, Mr. Eric teams up with Andrew and Polly of Earsnacks to jam in the garden. Two lonely insects think they’re invisible until they discover a very unusual guitar and the joy of music! We hope you enjoy our biggest team-up story to date and check out one of our favorite kids’ podcasts: Earsnacks. Lessons include: Sometimes grown-ups may be too busy to give you constant attention, but that doesn’t mean you’ve been forgotten; express yourself in a positive way...

Duration:00:26:56

21 - What if a tree named Harrigo ate a chocolate that was talking?

3/19/2018
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Thanks for bearing with a rerun this week - back in full next! 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. Thank you so much, as always, for supporting What If World. PatreonApple Podcastswhatifworldpodcast@gmail.comImaginariumFacebookInstagramTwitterWhat If World is hosted and...

Duration:00:28:54

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

3/12/2018
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Improv comedian Sydney Hollis joins Mr. Eric for a 100% improvised story. Let’s take a trip to Wentbridge Academy and see if we can’t bust some giant myths! And after you’ve enjoyed the story, step up your fashion game with Sydney’s unforgettable Straw Couture line ;) Lessons include: Giants don’t have to be manly and fairies don’t have to be feminine, we should all enjoy and accept each other and try new activities together! Patrons - check out our blog on Patreon for 2 minutes of...

Duration:00:20:46

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

3/5/2018
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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. PatreonApple Podcastswhatifworldpodcast@gmail.comImaginariumFacebookInstagramTwitterWhat If World is hosted and performed by Eric O’Keeffe and edited by Karen Marshall O'Keeffe, with a theme...

Duration:00:16:19