What If World - Stories for Kids podcast

What If World - Stories for Kids

What if a dragon lived in my closet? What if there were a never-ending bowl of ice cream? Pirates, fairies, wizards, robots, and friends help Mr. Eric tell stories inspired by kids’ questions. What If World’s progressive stories will keep kids laughing while fostering curiosity, imagination, and resilience. Listen Ad-Free: patreon.com/whatifworld Call in a What-If Question to 205-605-WHAT or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com!

What if a dragon lived in my closet? What if there were a never-ending bowl of ice cream? Pirates, fairies, wizards, robots, and friends help Mr. Eric tell stories inspired by kids’ questions. What If World’s progressive stories will keep kids laughing while fostering curiosity, imagination, and resilience. Listen Ad-Free: patreon.com/whatifworld Call in a What-If Question to 205-605-WHAT or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com!

 

#395

M.C. Detective Agency - Chapter 8 - It’s Ion Town

Poppi and Ray finally find the treasure and meet the pirates. Can their knowledge of ions and ionic compounds save the day, or will Chlorine Clive take the treasure and rule the seven seas? The M.C. Detective Agency is a comic book series written by Colleen Kelley, Ph.D., as part of [Kids Chemical Solutions] (https://kidschemicalsolutions.com/) . These comics help kids get an early introduction to chemistry and master material taught at the college level. The four-part comic book series, along with activity packets and sample lesson plans, are available at [kidschemicalsolutions.com] (https://kidschemicalsolutions.com/) Click here for their free [Periodic Table with Ions] (https://drive.google.com/file/d/11WPq1MQQIudujRmQEXmiXvf_g5MQS-ht/view?usp=sharing) ! It’s also got some of Ray’s Rules to help you solve the case. You can also check out [Chemistry Colleen on YouTube.] (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa9RwOcOsT0bF5M45Ln21jw) [Subscribe] (https://link.chtbl.com/whatifworld) to What If World wherever you listen: [link.chtbl.com/whatifworld] (https://link.chtbl.com/whatifworld) .  What If World is made by Eric and [ Karen O'Keeffe] (http://karenokeeffe.com/) . A big thanks to our producer [ Miss Lynn] (https://misslynn.com/) . Our podcast art is by [ Jason O’Keefe] (https://www.jasonokeefecreaturecreator.com/) , and our theme song is by [ Craig Martinson] (https://www.craigmartinson.biz/) . Advertise on What If World: [advertising@airwavemedia.com] (mailto:advertising@airwavemedia.com) ... Read more

21 hrs Ago

22 MINS

22:12

21 hrs Ago


#394

316. G&G 33: The Idea Tree

It’s the final showdown between Malador, Swansong, Scullen, and the Hundred-Headed Hydrant. Our adventurers must help the Idea Tree grow by feeding it warmth and hope. Can new ideas thaw out the fear that has frozen the world of Berend? Lessons include: We must take turns being leaders and listeners; we need all your big ideas to make the world better. This story is part of the Guilds & Goblins miniseries, where What If World characters (and guests) play an original tabletop RPG for kids and families. Patrons get access to our introductory rules and our character sheet. The real-life dice rolls help us tell the story, along with your What-If questions! Listen to 294-296, 302-304, 307, 310-311, and 315 to get caught up on the current campaign. Past G&G episodes include 176, 181-182, 191-193, 199-199 ½, 214-217, 243-245, 263, 270-271, and 275-279. [Join our Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/whatifworld) for ad-free stories, monthly bonus episodes, a shout-out on the show, bi-annual mailings, and more! [patreon.com/whatifworld] (https://www.patreon.com/whatifworld) [Subscribe] (https://link.chtbl.com/whatifworld) to What If World wherever you listen: [link.chtbl.com/whatifworld] (https://link.chtbl.com/whatifworld) . Share questions & submissions with a grownup's help via email at [whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com] (mailto:whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com) , voicemail at 205-605-WHAT (9428), Instagram [@whatifworldpodcast] (https://www.instagram.com/whatifworldpodcast) , or snail mail: What If World (or Mr. Eric) P.O. Box 4905 Panorama City, CA 91412 Eric and [ Karen O'Keeffe] (http://karenokeeffe.com/) make What If World. [Ana Stretcu] (https://www.anawiththekey.com/) created our character art, and our episode art is by our producer, [ Lynn Hickernell] (https://misslynn.com/) . [Jason O’Keefe] (https://www.jasonokeefecreaturecreator.com/) created our podcast art, and [Craig Martinson] (https://www.craigmartinson.biz/) wrote our theme song. Advertise on What If World: [advertising@airwavemedia.com] (mailto:advertising@airwavemedia.com) ... Read more

13 May 2024

22 MINS

22:46

13 May 2024


#393

315. G&G 32: What if crabs got psychic powers?

Skullen Bones, Swansong, and Malador must get the Idea Tree to MacRuffin Tower. The only thing standing between them and the fate of the world is a city’s worth of robots and high-tech defenses! Lessons include: Fear can make people resist new ideas; even when we do our best, some things are still out of our control. This story is part of the Guilds & Goblins miniseries, where What If World characters (and guests) play an original tabletop RPG for kids and families. Patrons get access to our introductory rules and our character sheet. The real-life dice rolls help us tell the story, along with your What-If questions! Listen to 294-296, 302-304, 307, and 310-311 to get caught up on the current campaign. Past G&G episodes include 176, 181-182, 191-193, 199-199 ½, 214-217, 243-245, 263, 270-271, and 275-279. [Join our Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/whatifworld) for ad-free stories, monthly bonus episodes, a shout-out on the show, bi-annual mailings, and more! [patreon.com/whatifworld] (https://www.patreon.com/whatifworld) [Subscribe] (https://link.chtbl.com/whatifworld) to What If World wherever you listen: [link.chtbl.com/whatifworld] (https://link.chtbl.com/whatifworld) . Share questions & submissions with a grownup's help via email at [whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com] (mailto:whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com) , voicemail at 205-605-WHAT (9428), Instagram [@whatifworldpodcast] (https://www.instagram.com/whatifworldpodcast) , or snail mail: What If World (or Mr. Eric) P.O. Box 4905 Panorama City, CA 91412 Eric and [ Karen O'Keeffe] (http://karenokeeffe.com/) make What If World. Our character art is by [ Ana Stretcu] (https://www.anawiththekey.com/) , and our episode art is by [ Lynn Hickernell] (https://misslynn.com/) . A big thanks to our producer [ Miss Lynn] (https://misslynn.com/) . Our podcast art is by [ Jason O’Keefe] (https://www.jasonokeefecreaturecreator.com/) , and our theme song is by [ Craig Martinson] (https://www.craigmartinson.biz/) . Advertise on What If World: [advertising@airwavemedia.com] (mailto:advertising@airwavemedia.com) ... Read more

06 May 2024

23 MINS

23:42

06 May 2024


#392

42. Lucia asks: What if eating marshmallows was against the law? (Remastered)

Marsha and Marshall Mallow have finally gotten marshmallow-eating outlawed, but New What City is still a long way from Candy Equality. Can the Mallows win over the masses, or will everyone be too distracted by their cute voices? Also, there's a Griffin! Lessons include: Every voice matters; if someone is being treated unfairly, it’s up to you to speak out.  The remastered classic first aired on August 14th, 2017. [Join our Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/whatifworld) for ad-free stories, monthly bonus episodes, a shout-out on the show, bi-annual mailings, and more! [patreon.com/whatifworld] (https://www.patreon.com/whatifworld) [Subscribe] (https://link.chtbl.com/whatifworld) to What If World wherever you listen: [link.chtbl.com/whatifworld] (https://link.chtbl.com/whatifworld) . Share questions & submissions with a grownup's help via email at [whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com] (mailto:whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com) , voicemail at 205-605-WHAT (9428), Instagram [@whatifworldpodcast] (https://www.instagram.com/whatifworldpodcast) , or snail mail: What If World (or Mr. Eric) P.O. Box 4905 Panorama City, CA 91412 Eric and [ Karen O'Keeffe] (http://karenokeeffe.com/) make What If World. Our character art is by [ Ana Stretcu] (https://www.anawiththekey.com/) , and our episode art is by [ Lynn Hickernell] (https://misslynn.com/) . A big thanks to our producer [ Miss Lynn] (https://misslynn.com/) . Our podcast art is by [ Jason O’Keefe] (https://www.jasonokeefecreaturecreator.com/) , and our theme song is by [ Craig Martinson] (https://www.craigmartinson.biz/) . Advertise on What If World: [advertising@airwavemedia.com] (mailto:advertising@airwavemedia.com) ... Read more

29 Apr 2024

19 MINS

19:55

29 Apr 2024


#391

M.C. Detective Agency - Chapter 7 - Follow the Red-Dotted Road

Meet the Dread Pirate Chlorine Clive and his crew of electron-stealing elements aboard their ship, The Grand Anion. They’re racing toward a king's ransom of gold and silver, but our detectives, Poppi and Ray, are determined to get there first. Can you learn enough about ions and ionic compounds to help? What If World Podcast is sponsored by [BetterHelp] (http://betterhelp.com/) . Give online therapy a try at [betterhelp.com/ WHATIFWORLD] (http://betterhelp.com/) and get on your way to being your best self. The M.C. Detective Agency is a comic book series written by Colleen Kelley, Ph.D., as part of [Kids Chemical Solutions] (https://kidschemicalsolutions.com/) . These comics help kids get an early introduction to chemistry and master material taught at the college level. The four-part comic book series, along with activity packets and sample lesson plans, are available at [kidschemicalsolutions.com] (https://kidschemicalsolutions.com/) Click here for their free [Periodic Table with Ions] (https://drive.google.com/file/d/11WPq1MQQIudujRmQEXmiXvf_g5MQS-ht/view?usp=sharing) ! It’s also got some of Ray’s Rules to help you solve the case. You can also check out [Chemistry Colleen on YouTube.] (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa9RwOcOsT0bF5M45Ln21jw) [Subscribe] (https://link.chtbl.com/whatifworld) to What If World wherever you listen: [link.chtbl.com/whatifworld] (https://link.chtbl.com/whatifworld) .  What If World is made by Eric and [ Karen O'Keeffe] (http://karenokeeffe.com/) . A big thanks to our producer [ Miss Lynn] (https://misslynn.com/) . Our podcast art is by [ Jason O’Keefe] (https://www.jasonokeefecreaturecreator.com/) , and our theme song is by [ Craig Martinson] (https://www.craigmartinson.biz/) . Advertise on What If World: [advertising@airwavemedia.com] (mailto:advertising@airwavemedia.com) ... Read more

22 Apr 2024

21 MINS

21:38

22 Apr 2024


#390

314. Elliot asks: What if everything had a mustache?

In an ode to Scooby Doo, one of Mr. Eric’s favorite shows as a kid, Alabaster Zero wakes up to find himself in the Freddy Booboo Bear Universe. It’s like your universe, except with more monsters and mustaches. Lessons include: When things are too easy, you won’t enjoy yourself for long. [Join our Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/whatifworld) for ad-free stories, monthly bonus episodes, a shout-out on the show, bi-annual mailings, and more! [patreon.com/whatifworld] (https://www.patreon.com/whatifworld) [Subscribe] (https://link.chtbl.com/whatifworld) to What If World wherever you listen: [link.chtbl.com/whatifworld] (https://link.chtbl.com/whatifworld) . Share questions & submissions with a grownup's help via email at [whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com] (mailto:whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com) , voicemail at 205-605-WHAT (9428), Instagram [@whatifworldpodcast] (https://www.instagram.com/whatifworldpodcast) , or snail mail: What If World (or Mr. Eric) P.O. Box 4905 Panorama City, CA 91412 Eric and [ Karen O'Keeffe] (http://karenokeeffe.com/) make What If World. Our character art is by [ Ana Stretcu] (https://www.anawiththekey.com/) , and our episode art is by [ Lynn Hickernell] (https://misslynn.com/) . A big thanks to our producer [ Miss Lynn] (https://misslynn.com/) . Our podcast art is by [ Jason O’Keefe] (https://www.jasonokeefecreaturecreator.com/) , and our theme song is by [ Craig Martinson] (https://www.craigmartinson.biz/) . Advertise on What If World: [advertising@airwavemedia.com] (mailto:advertising@airwavemedia.com) ... Read more

15 Apr 2024

21 MINS

21:12

15 Apr 2024


#389

313. Henry asks: What if it rained electric guitars? (w/ Henry)

Henry takes a trip to What If World to help Alabaster Zero master his Rock and Roll skills as we celebrate [ ICAN radio’s] (https://icanradio.org/) 5th anniversary. Lessons include: Practice makes progress; there’s nothing more Rock and Roll than being yourself! Henry has a trailer up for his new audio drama for kids, [ Time Warp: The First Season] (https://podcasts.apple.com/eg/podcast/time-warp-the-first-season/id1668017208) . What If World has been on ICAN radio for five years and you can listen at: [ icanradio.org] (https://icanradio.org/) [Join our Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/whatifworld) for ad-free stories, monthly bonus episodes, a shout-out on the show, bi-annual mailings, and more! [patreon.com/whatifworld] (https://www.patreon.com/whatifworld) [Subscribe] (https://link.chtbl.com/whatifworld) to What If World wherever you listen: [link.chtbl.com/whatifworld] (https://link.chtbl.com/whatifworld) . Share questions & submissions with a grownup's help via email at [whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com] (mailto:whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com) , voicemail at 205-605-WHAT (9428), Instagram [@whatifworldpodcast] (https://www.instagram.com/whatifworldpodcast) , or snail mail: What If World (or Mr. Eric) P.O. Box 4905 Panorama City, CA 91412 Eric and [ Karen O'Keeffe] (http://karenokeeffe.com/) make What If World. Our character art is by [ Ana Stretcu] (https://www.anawiththekey.com/) , and our episode art is by [ Lynn Hickernell] (https://misslynn.com/) . A big thanks to our producer [ Miss Lynn] (https://misslynn.com/) . Our podcast art is by [ Jason O’Keefe] (https://www.jasonokeefecreaturecreator.com/) , and our theme song is by [ Craig Martinson] (https://www.craigmartinson.biz/) . Advertise on What If World: [advertising@airwavemedia.com] (mailto:advertising@airwavemedia.com) ... Read more

08 Apr 2024

19 MINS

19:09

08 Apr 2024


#388

70. Rigley asks: What if phoenixes turned into tacos instead of ashes? (Remastered)

In our second April Fool’s special, the Whentbridge 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, and it gives us a chance to improve; Winning doesn’t make you superior to others. This remastered episode first aired on April 2, 2018. [Join our Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/whatifworld) for ad-free stories, monthly bonus episodes, a shout-out on the show, bi-annual mailings, and more! [patreon.com/whatifworld] (https://www.patreon.com/whatifworld) [Subscribe] (https://link.chtbl.com/whatifworld) to What If World wherever you listen: [link.chtbl.com/whatifworld] (https://link.chtbl.com/whatifworld) . Share questions & submissions with a grownup's help via email at [whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com] (mailto:whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com) , voicemail at 205-605-WHAT (9428), Instagram [@whatifworldpodcast] (https://www.instagram.com/whatifworldpodcast) , or snail mail: What If World (or Mr. Eric) P.O. Box 4905 Panorama City, CA 91412 Eric and [ Karen O'Keeffe] (http://karenokeeffe.com/) make What If World. Our character art is by [ Ana Stretcu] (https://www.anawiththekey.com/) , and our episode art is by [ Lynn Hickernell] (https://misslynn.com/) . A big thanks to our producer [ Miss Lynn] (https://misslynn.com/) . Our podcast art is by [ Jason O’Keefe] (https://www.jasonokeefecreaturecreator.com/) , and our theme song is by [ Craig Martinson] (https://www.craigmartinson.biz/) . Advertise on What If World: [advertising@airwavemedia.com] (mailto:advertising@airwavemedia.com) ... Read more

01 Apr 2024

21 MINS

21:42

01 Apr 2024


#387

M.C. Detective Agency - Chapter 6 - Time Raiders

Poppi and Ray are headed to the Caribbean in 1707 for their most fantastical time-travel adventure yet. They’ll need your help learning about ions and ionic compounds as they prepare to face the dreaded pirate Chlorine Clive, a notorious electron thief!  The M.C. Detective Agency is a comic book series written by Colleen Kelley, Ph.D., as part of [Kids Chemical Solutions] (https://kidschemicalsolutions.com/) . These comics help kids get an early introduction to chemistry and master material taught at the college level. The four-part comic book series, along with activity packets and sample lesson plans, are available at [kidschemicalsolutions.com] (https://kidschemicalsolutions.com/) Click here for their free [Periodic Table with Ions] (https://drive.google.com/file/d/11WPq1MQQIudujRmQEXmiXvf_g5MQS-ht/view?usp=sharing) ! It’s also got some of Ray’s Rules to help you solve the case. You can also check out [Chemistry Colleen on YouTube.] (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa9RwOcOsT0bF5M45Ln21jw) [Subscribe] (https://link.chtbl.com/whatifworld) to What If World wherever you listen: [link.chtbl.com/whatifworld] (https://link.chtbl.com/whatifworld) .  What If World is made by Eric and [ Karen O'Keeffe] (http://karenokeeffe.com/) . A big thanks to our producer [ Miss Lynn] (https://misslynn.com/) . Our podcast art is by [ Jason O’Keefe] (https://www.jasonokeefecreaturecreator.com/) , and our theme song is by [ Craig Martinson] (https://www.craigmartinson.biz/) . Advertise on What If World: [advertising@airwavemedia.com] (mailto:advertising@airwavemedia.com) ... Read more

25 Mar 2024

18 MINS

18:58

25 Mar 2024


#386

312. Teddy asks: What if you ate a hot pot with 1,000,000 peppers? (w/ Melly Victor)

When Abacus finds he can’t stop singing, he asks Cookie from the podcast [Stoopkid Stories] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/stoopkid-stories/id1497168868) (played by Melly Victor) to give him Anti-Singing Lessons. Can Cookie help Abacus overcome his latest curse? Lessons include: We can create music together no matter our talent levels; Expressing yourself with friends and family is a great way to build your confidence! Melly Victor is the host and creator of the podcast [Stoopkid Stories] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/stoopkid-stories/id1497168868) . In each episode, the Stoopkids face a new adventure and overcome obstacles related to friendship, family, school, and community. These stories are perfect for kids 5 and up. [Join our Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/whatifworld) for ad-free stories, monthly bonus episodes, a shout-out on the show, bi-annual mailings, and more! [patreon.com/whatifworld] (https://www.patreon.com/whatifworld) [Subscribe] (https://link.chtbl.com/whatifworld) to What If World wherever you listen: [link.chtbl.com/whatifworld] (https://link.chtbl.com/whatifworld) . Share questions & submissions with a grownup's help via email at [whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com] (mailto:whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com) , voicemail at 205-605-WHAT (9428), Instagram [@whatifworldpodcast] (https://www.instagram.com/whatifworldpodcast) , or snail mail: What If World (or Mr. Eric) P.O. Box 4905 Panorama City, CA 91412 Eric and [ Karen O'Keeffe] (http://karenokeeffe.com/) make What If World. Our character art is by [ Ana Stretcu] (https://www.anawiththekey.com/) , and our episode art is by [ Lynn Hickernell] (https://misslynn.com/) . A big thanks to our producer [ Miss Lynn] (https://misslynn.com/) . Our podcast art is by [ Jason O’Keefe] (https://www.jasonokeefecreaturecreator.com/) , and our theme song is by [ Craig Martinson] (https://www.craigmartinson.biz/) . Advertise on What If World: [advertising@airwavemedia.com] (mailto:advertising@airwavemedia.com) ... Read more

18 Mar 2024

18 MINS

18:08

18 Mar 2024


#385

95. Enoki asks: What if JFKat could control everything? (Remastered)

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 Rainbow can help him take the hint. Lessons include: absolute power isn’t fun; sometimes, being responsible means admitting that you need help. This remastered episode originally aired on September 24th, 2018. [Caden Lane] (http://cadenlane.com/WHATIFWORLD) sponsors this week’s episode. Since 2005, Caden Lane has been providing quality eco-friendly clothes for kids. To get 20% off your order, visit [CadenLane.com/WHATIFWORLD] (http://cadenlane.com/WHATIFWORLD) and use code WHATIFWORLD. [Join our Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/whatifworld) for ad-free stories, monthly bonus episodes, a shout-out on the show, bi-annual mailings, and more! [patreon.com/whatifworld] (https://www.patreon.com/whatifworld) [Subscribe] (https://link.chtbl.com/whatifworld) to What If World wherever you listen: [link.chtbl.com/whatifworld] (https://link.chtbl.com/whatifworld) . Share questions & submissions with a grownup's help via email at [whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com] (mailto:whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com) , voicemail at 205-605-WHAT (9428), Instagram [@whatifworldpodcast] (https://www.instagram.com/whatifworldpodcast) , or snail mail: What If World (or Mr. Eric) P.O. Box 4905 Panorama City, CA 91412 Eric and [ Karen O'Keeffe] (http://karenokeeffe.com/) make What If World. Our character art is by [ Ana Stretcu] (https://www.anawiththekey.com/) , and our episode art is by [ Lynn Hickernell] (https://misslynn.com/) . A big thanks to our producer [ Miss Lynn] (https://misslynn.com/) . Our podcast art is by [ Jason O’Keefe] (https://www.jasonokeefecreaturecreator.com/) , and our theme song is by [ Craig Martinson] (https://www.craigmartinson.biz/) . Advertise on What If World: [advertising@airwavemedia.com] (mailto:advertising@airwavemedia.com) ... Read more

11 Mar 2024

19 MINS

19:53

11 Mar 2024


#384

G&G 31: Race to Space (w/ Steph & Phil)

Steph of [ TTRPG Kids] (https://www.ttrpgkids.com/) and Phil of [ Kid Stories Podcast] (https://www.kidstoriespodcast.com/) adventure in Dogopolis as DAK the delivery robot and Tillo the armadillo dust wizard. Sniff the Cat leads them to outer space and a final encounter with Dogzilla! Lessons include: Being friendly is often worthwhile; we all need help when taking on big tasks. Steph runs and writes the [TTRPGkids] (https://www.ttrpgkids.com/) website, an ENnie awarded web resource with over 400 articles and posts about tabletop RPGs for kids! They've published many TTRPGs for young players and have used game elements in educational settings to help students connect with the material.  Phil Bechtel writes all the episodes of the [Kid Stories Podcast] (https://www.kidstoriespodcast.com/) where there are stories of ninjas, and dragons and talking sandwiches and fart jokes and a bunch of other fun stuff. He just started publishing two other fun podcasts: [Dungeon Crashers] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dungeon-crashers/id1724556711) and [Captain Maxx and the Starfighters] (https://podbay.fm/p/1724469800) . This story is part of the Guilds & Goblins miniseries, where What If World characters (and guests) play an original tabletop RPG for kids and families. Patrons get access to our introductory rules and our character sheet. The real-life dice rolls help us tell the story, along with your What-If questions! Listen to 294-296, 302-304, 307, and 310 to get caught up on the current campaign. Past G&G episodes include 176, 181-182, 191-193, 199-199 ½, 214-217, 243-245, 263, 270-271, and 275-279. [Join our Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/whatifworld) for ad-free stories, monthly bonus episodes, a shout-out on the show, bi-annual mailings, and more! [patreon.com/whatifworld] (https://www.patreon.com/whatifworld) Eric and [ Karen O'Keeffe] (http://karenokeeffe.com/) make What If World. Our character art is by [ Ana Stretcu] (https://www.anawiththekey.com/) , and our episode art is by [ Lynn Hickernell] (https://misslynn.com/) . A big thanks to our producer [ Miss Lynn] (https://misslynn.com/) . Our podcast art is by [ Jason O’Keefe] (https://www.jasonokeefecreaturecreator.com/) , and our theme song is by [ Craig Martinson] (https://www.craigmartinson.biz/) . Advertise on What If World: [advertising@airwavemedia.com] (mailto:advertising@airwavemedia.com) ... Read more

04 Mar 2024

22 MINS

22:53

04 Mar 2024


#383

G&G 30: What if cats could be Astronauts? (w/ Steph & Phil)

Steph of [ TTRPG Kids] (https://www.ttrpgkids.com/) and Phil of [ Kid Stories Podcast] (https://www.kidstoriespodcast.com/) adventure in Dogopolis as DAK the delivery robot and Tillo the armadillo dust wizard. Sniff the Cat tells them that Dogzilla is coming, and the adventurers must figure out what to do! Some old friends may help along the way… Lessons include: Gathering information can help you make big decisions; it is easier to make friends when both parties are open and welcoming. Steph runs and writes the [TTRPGkids] (https://www.ttrpgkids.com/) website, an ENnie awarded web resource with over 400 articles and posts about tabletop RPGs for kids! They've published many TTRPGs for young players and have used game elements in educational settings to help students connect with the material.  Phil Bechtel writes all the episodes of the [Kid Stories Podcast] (https://www.kidstoriespodcast.com/) where there are stories of ninjas, and dragons and talking sandwiches and fart jokes and a bunch of other fun stuff. He just started publishing two other fun podcasts: [Dungeon Crashers] (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dungeon-crashers/id1724556711) and [Captain Maxx and the Starfighters] (https://podbay.fm/p/1724469800) . This story is part of the Guilds & Goblins miniseries, where What If World characters (and guests) play an original tabletop RPG for kids and families. Patrons get access to our introductory rules and our character sheet. The real-life dice rolls help us tell the story, along with your What-If questions! Listen to 294-296, 302-304, and 307 to get caught up on the current campaign. Past G&G episodes include 176, 181-182, 191-193, 199-199 ½, 214-217, 243-245, 263, 270-271, and 275-279. [Join our Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/whatifworld) for ad-free stories, monthly bonus episodes, a shout-out on the show, bi-annual mailings, and more! [patreon.com/whatifworld] (https://www.patreon.com/whatifworld) Eric and [ Karen O'Keeffe] (http://karenokeeffe.com/) make What If World. Our character art is by [ Ana Stretcu] (https://www.anawiththekey.com/) , and our episode art is by [ Lynn Hickernell] (https://misslynn.com/) . A big thanks to our producer [ Miss Lynn] (https://misslynn.com/) . Our podcast art is by [ Jason O’Keefe] (https://www.jasonokeefecreaturecreator.com/) , and our theme song is by [ Craig Martinson] (https://www.craigmartinson.biz/) . Advertise on What If World: [advertising@airwavemedia.com] (mailto:advertising@airwavemedia.com) ... Read more

26 Feb 2024

24 MINS

24:28

26 Feb 2024


#382

M.C. Detective Agency - Chapter 5 - Clouds Not Orbits!

Poppi and Ray will need your help, and Albert Einstein’s, to wrap up their second adventure with the MC Detective Agency. As the kids work to save the future, we’ll learn about Electrons, Protons, Neutrons, and cotton candy!  The M.C. Detective Agency is a comic book series written by Colleen Kelley, Ph.D., as part of [Kids Chemical Solutions] (https://kidschemicalsolutions.com/) . It has helped kids get an early introduction to chemistry and master material taught at the college level. The four-part comic book series, along with activity packets and sample lesson plans, are available at [kidschemicalsolutions.com] (https://kidschemicalsolutions.com/) Their Periodic Table of Elements is free via this [Google Drive Link] (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1g2tWUaWpCbyULUKSRNd_Rm0r6RePD4Nf/view?usp=sharing) . [Subscribe] (https://link.chtbl.com/whatifworld) to What If World wherever you listen: [link.chtbl.com/whatifworld] (https://link.chtbl.com/whatifworld) .  What If World is made by Eric and [ ] (http://karenokeeffe.com/) [Karen O'Keeffe] (http://karenokeeffe.com/) . A big thanks to our producer [ ] (https://misslynn.com/) [Miss Lynn] (https://misslynn.com/) . Our podcast art is by [ ] (https://www.jasonokeefecreaturecreator.com/) [Jason O’Keefe] (https://www.jasonokeefecreaturecreator.com/) , and our theme song is by [ ] (https://www.craigmartinson.biz/) [Craig Martinson] (https://www.craigmartinson.biz/) . Advertise on What If World: [advertising@airwavemedia.com] (mailto:advertising@airwavemedia.com) ... Read more

19 Feb 2024

22 MINS

22:44

19 Feb 2024


#381

Aria asks: What if monsters were made of carpet? (Remastered)

Cthunkle, Squiderella, and Scully think they must scare chickens 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 much more effective than being loud and scary; messing with technology you don’t understand can be dangerous. This remastered story originally aired on April 1st, 2019. [Join our Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/whatifworld) for ad-free stories, monthly bonus episodes, a shout-out on the show, bi-annual mailings, and more! [patreon.com/whatifworld] (https://www.patreon.com/whatifworld) [Subscribe] (https://link.chtbl.com/whatifworld) to What If World wherever you listen: [link.chtbl.com/whatifworld] (https://link.chtbl.com/whatifworld) . Share questions & submissions with a grownup's help via email at [whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com] (mailto:whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com) , voicemail at 205-605-WHAT (9428), Instagram [@whatifworldpodcast] (https://www.instagram.com/whatifworldpodcast) , or snail mail: What If World (or Mr. Eric) P.O. Box 4905 Panorama City, CA 91412 Eric and [ Karen O'Keeffe] (http://karenokeeffe.com/) make What If World. Our character art is by [ Ana Stretcu] (https://www.anawiththekey.com/) , and our episode art is by [ Lynn Hickernell] (https://misslynn.com/) . A big thanks to our producer [ Miss Lynn] (https://misslynn.com/) . Our podcast art is by [ Jason O’Keefe] (https://www.jasonokeefecreaturecreator.com/) , and our theme song is by [ Craig Martinson] (https://www.craigmartinson.biz/) . Advertise on What If World: [advertising@airwavemedia.com] (mailto:advertising@airwavemedia.com) ... Read more

12 Feb 2024

21 MINS

21:57

12 Feb 2024