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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

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 World's...

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

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

2/26/2018
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Miss Karen and Mr Eric are moving this week, and we’ve made a very special episode to share with you all! Find out more about Abacus P. Grumbler and see if Mr Eric can survive his magic! Lessons include: Titles and objects don’t make you what you are, thinking outside the box can get unexpected results 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...

Duration:00:14:15

65 - What if I were raised by dragons?

2/19/2018
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Michael Mason, host of Good Stuff Kids, joins Mr. Eric to help tell an ode to “Elf.” Meet Da Dragon and his daughter Amelia, a little human girl. When she meets her birth father, Ebesneezer, she learns that he and New What City have lost the Dragon Spirit. Can Amelia help them get it back? Lessons include: When you believe in yourself, you can work wonders New characters: Amelia, Ebesneezer, Da Dragon, Roady Racoon Old favorites: Stevie the Fleasel Art by plottwist797 FREE BONUS...

Duration:00:20:40

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

2/12/2018
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It’s Movietines Day and Alabaster Zero didn’t get a single card from his friends, not that the hard-nosed cop wanted mushy cards... At any rate, he’s determined to solve the mystery of the missing cards with his partner Fair Elise. Can you figure out the twist? Lessons include: you should tell your friends and family how you feel about them, and maybe show them with a nice gesture now and then! FREE BONUS EPISODE: Rate or review us on Apple Podcasts then email us at...

Duration:00:23:05

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

2/5/2018
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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...

Duration:00:19:34

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

1/29/2018
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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! PatreonApple...

Duration:00:23:35

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

1/22/2018
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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! PatreonApple...

Duration:00:26:38

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

1/15/2018
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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! PatreonApple...

Duration:00:16:14

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