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What If World - Stories for Kids

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 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!

 

#262

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] (https://www.patreon.com/whatifworld) 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] (https://www.patreon.com/whatifworld) NEW MERCHANDISE available at the [ Imaginarium] (https://whatifworld.threadless.com/) ! We've added some new masks, double-sided T-shirts, and a gender-inclusive listing. Featuring artwork from [ Ana Stretcu] (https://www.anawiththekey.com/) : [whatifworld.threadless.com] (https://whatifworld.threadless.com/) [Subscribe] (https://link.chtbl.com/whatifworld) to What If World wherever you listen: [link.chtbl.com/whatifworld] (https://link.chtbl.com/whatifworld) . Kids can share questions with a grownup's help via Twitter [@whatifworldpod] (https://twitter.com/whatifworldpod) , Facebook & Instagram [@whatifworldpodcast] (https://www.instagram.com/whatifworldpodcast) , or email [whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com] (mailto:whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com) What If World is made by Eric and [Karen O'Keeffe] (http://karenokeeffe.com/) . A big thanks to [Miss Lynn] (https://misslynn.com/) , helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. 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] (https://gumball.fm/shows/what-if-world-stories-for-kids/60f896558aae7a001db0b6b1) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. [https://anchor.fm/app] (https://anchor.fm/app) ... Read more

18 Oct 2021

20 MINS

20:19

18 Oct 2021


#261

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] (https://www.kiwico.com/) ! 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] (https://www.kiwico.com/) . This episode originally aired October 8th, 2018. [Join our Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/whatifworld) 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] (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) . What If World is made by Eric and [Karen O'Keeffe] (http://karenokeeffe.com/) . A big thanks to [Miss Lynn] (https://misslynn.com/) , helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. 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] (https://gumball.fm/shows/what-if-world-stories-for-kids/60f896558aae7a001db0b6b1) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. [https://anchor.fm/app] (https://anchor.fm/app) ... Read more

11 Oct 2021

21 MINS

21:07

11 Oct 2021


#260

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] (https://www.patreon.com/whatifworld) 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] (https://www.patreon.com/whatifworld) Great merch available at the [Imaginarium] (https://whatifworld.threadless.com/) ! Featuring artwork from [Ana Stretcu] (https://www.anawiththekey.com/) : [whatifworld.threadless.com] (https://whatifworld.threadless.com/) [Subscribe] (https://link.chtbl.com/whatifworld) to What If World wherever you listen: [link.chtbl.com/whatifworld] (https://link.chtbl.com/whatifworld) . Kids can share questions with a grownup's help via Twitter [@whatifworldpod] (https://twitter.com/whatifworldpod) , Facebook & Instagram [@whatifworldpodcast] (https://www.instagram.com/whatifworldpodcast) , or email [whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com] (mailto:whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com) What If World is made by Eric and [Karen O'Keeffe] (http://karenokeeffe.com/) . A big thanks to [Miss Lynn] (https://misslynn.com/) , helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. 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] (https://gumball.fm/shows/what-if-world-stories-for-kids/60f896558aae7a001db0b6b1) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. [https://anchor.fm/app] (https://anchor.fm/app) ... Read more

04 Oct 2021

18 MINS

18:02

04 Oct 2021


#259

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] (https://www.patreon.com/whatifworld) 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] (https://www.patreon.com/whatifworld) Please [vote for What If World on Upparent] (https://www.upparent.com/lists/best-podcasts-for-kids) and help more families find us. There are also a lot of other great shows to discover here! [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 [Miss Lynn] (https://misslynn.com/) , helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. 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] (https://gumball.fm/shows/what-if-world-stories-for-kids/60f896558aae7a001db0b6b1) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. [https://anchor.fm/app] (https://anchor.fm/app) ... Read more

27 Sep 2021

18 MINS

18:58

27 Sep 2021


#258

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] (https://www.patreon.com/whatifworld) 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] (https://www.patreon.com/whatifworld) Great merch available at the [Imaginarium] (https://whatifworld.threadless.com/) ! Featuring artwork from [Ana Stretcu] (https://www.anawiththekey.com/) : [whatifworld.threadless.com] (https://whatifworld.threadless.com/) [Subscribe] (https://link.chtbl.com/whatifworld) to What If World wherever you listen: [link.chtbl.com/whatifworld] (https://link.chtbl.com/whatifworld) . Kids can share questions with a grownup's help via Twitter [@whatifworldpod] (https://twitter.com/whatifworldpod) , Facebook & Instagram [@whatifworldpodcast] (https://www.instagram.com/whatifworldpodcast) , or email [whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com] (mailto:whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com) What If World is made by Eric and [Karen O'Keeffe] (http://karenokeeffe.com/) . A big thanks to [Miss Lynn] (https://misslynn.com/) , helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by [Jason O’Keefe] (https://www.jasonokeefecreaturecreator.com/) and our theme song is by [Craig Martinson] (https://www.craigmartinson.biz/) . This episode features editing and sound design by [Dessiree McFarland] (http://www.dessireemcfarland.com/) . [Advertise on What If World] (https://gumball.fm/shows/what-if-world-stories-for-kids/60f896558aae7a001db0b6b1) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. [https://anchor.fm/app] (https://anchor.fm/app) ... Read more

20 Sep 2021

22 MINS

22:30

20 Sep 2021


#257

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] (https://www.patreon.com/whatifworld) 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] (https://www.patreon.com/whatifworld) Great merch available at the [Imaginarium] (https://whatifworld.threadless.com/) ! Featuring artwork from [Ana Stretcu] (https://www.anawiththekey.com/) : [whatifworld.threadless.com] (https://whatifworld.threadless.com/) [Subscribe] (https://link.chtbl.com/whatifworld) to What If World wherever you listen: [link.chtbl.com/whatifworld] (https://link.chtbl.com/whatifworld) . Kids can share questions with a grownup's help via Twitter [@whatifworldpod] (https://twitter.com/whatifworldpod) , Facebook & Instagram [@whatifworldpodcast] (https://www.instagram.com/whatifworldpodcast) , or email [whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com] (mailto:whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com) What If World is made by Eric and [Karen O'Keeffe] (http://karenokeeffe.com/) . A big thanks to [Miss Lynn] (https://misslynn.com/) , helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. 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!] (https://gumball.fm/shows/what-if-world-stories-for-kids/60f896558aae7a001db0b6b1) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. [https://anchor.fm/app] (https://anchor.fm/app) ... Read more

13 Sep 2021

21 MINS

21:39

13 Sep 2021


#256

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] (https://www.patreon.com/posts/214-g-g-9-what-54919514?utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copy_to_clipboard&utm_campaign=postshare) , and character sheet. Listen to all previous G&G episodes: [ 176] (http://www.whatifworldpodcast.com/episodes/2020/8/31/176-guilds-amp-goblins-part-1) , [ 181] (http://www.whatifworldpodcast.com/episodes/2020/10/12/181-what-if-ballerinas-met-with-dinosaurs-guilds-amp-goblins-2) , [ 182] (http://www.whatifworldpodcast.com/episodes/2020/10/19/182-a-ballerdino-halloweeno-guilds-amp-goblins-3) , [ 191] (http://www.whatifworldpodcast.com/episodes/2021/1/4/191-guilds-amp-goblins-part-4-faerie-forest) , [ 192] (http://www.whatifworldpodcast.com/episodes/2021/1/11/sun-snappers-guilds-amp-goblins-5) , [ 193] (http://www.whatifworldpodcast.com/episodes/2021/1/18/193-what-if-unicorns-and-cars-morphed-together-gampg-6) , [ 199] (http://www.whatifworldpodcast.com/episodes/2021/3/15/199-what-if-birthdays-were-every-day-gampg-part-7) , [ 199 ½] (http://www.whatifworldpodcast.com/episodes/2021/3/22/199-12-escape-from-the-cave-of-cake-gampg-part-8) , [214] (http://www.whatifworldpodcast.com/episodes/2021/8/16/214-gampg-9-what-if-bees-could-play-the-guitar) , [215] (http://www.whatifworldpodcast.com/episodes/2021/8/23/215-gampg-10-what-if-pigs-made-pickles) , and [216] (http://www.whatifworldpodcast.com/episodes/2021/8/30/216-gampg-11-what-if-rainbows-could-swim) . [Join our Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/whatifworld) 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] (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) . What If World is made by Eric and [ Karen O'Keeffe] (http://karenokeeffe.com/) . A big thanks to [ Miss Lynn] (https://misslynn.com/) , helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by [ Jason O’Keefe] (https://www.jasonokeefecreaturecreator.com/) and our theme song is by [ Craig Martinson] (https://www.craigmartinson.biz/) . This episode’s artwork was put together using images by [Frances Shaffer] (http://www.clker.com/profile-129553.html) and [OCAL] (http://www.clker.com/profile-1068.html) . [Sponsor What If World] (https://gumball.fm/shows/what-if-world-stories-for-kids/60f896558aae7a001db0b6b1) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. [https://anchor.fm/app] (https://anchor.fm/app) ... Read more

06 Sep 2021

27 MINS

27:36

06 Sep 2021


#255

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] (https://www.patreon.com/posts/214-g-g-9-what-54919514?utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copy_to_clipboard&utm_campaign=postshare) , and character sheet. Listen to all previous G&G episodes: [ 176] (http://www.whatifworldpodcast.com/episodes/2020/8/31/176-guilds-amp-goblins-part-1) , [ 181] (http://www.whatifworldpodcast.com/episodes/2020/10/12/181-what-if-ballerinas-met-with-dinosaurs-guilds-amp-goblins-2) , [ 182] (http://www.whatifworldpodcast.com/episodes/2020/10/19/182-a-ballerdino-halloweeno-guilds-amp-goblins-3) , [ 191] (http://www.whatifworldpodcast.com/episodes/2021/1/4/191-guilds-amp-goblins-part-4-faerie-forest) , [ 192] (http://www.whatifworldpodcast.com/episodes/2021/1/11/sun-snappers-guilds-amp-goblins-5) , [ 193] (http://www.whatifworldpodcast.com/episodes/2021/1/18/193-what-if-unicorns-and-cars-morphed-together-gampg-6) , [ 199] (http://www.whatifworldpodcast.com/episodes/2021/3/15/199-what-if-birthdays-were-every-day-gampg-part-7) , [ 199 ½] (http://www.whatifworldpodcast.com/episodes/2021/3/22/199-12-escape-from-the-cave-of-cake-gampg-part-8) , [214] (http://www.whatifworldpodcast.com/episodes/2021/8/16/214-gampg-9-what-if-bees-could-play-the-guitar) , and [215] (http://www.whatifworldpodcast.com/episodes/2021/8/23/215-gampg-10-what-if-pigs-made-pickles) . [Join our Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/whatifworld) 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] (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) . What If World is made by Eric and [ Karen O'Keeffe] (http://karenokeeffe.com/) . A big thanks to [ Miss Lynn] (https://misslynn.com/) , helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by [ Jason O’Keefe] (https://www.jasonokeefecreaturecreator.com/) and our theme song is by [ Craig Martinson] (https://www.craigmartinson.biz/) . This episode’s artwork was put together using images by [Frances Shaffer] (http://www.clker.com/profile-129553.html) and [OCAL] (http://www.clker.com/profile-1068.html) . [Sponsor What If World] (https://gumball.fm/shows/what-if-world-stories-for-kids/60f896558aae7a001db0b6b1) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. [https://anchor.fm/app] (https://anchor.fm/app) ... Read more

30 Aug 2021

22 MINS

22:50

30 Aug 2021


#254

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] (https://www.patreon.com/posts/214-g-g-9-what-54919514?utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copy_to_clipboard&utm_campaign=postshare) ! Listen to all previous G&G episodes: [ 176] (http://www.whatifworldpodcast.com/episodes/2020/8/31/176-guilds-amp-goblins-part-1) , [ 181] (http://www.whatifworldpodcast.com/episodes/2020/10/12/181-what-if-ballerinas-met-with-dinosaurs-guilds-amp-goblins-2) , [ 182] (http://www.whatifworldpodcast.com/episodes/2020/10/19/182-a-ballerdino-halloweeno-guilds-amp-goblins-3) , [ 191] (http://www.whatifworldpodcast.com/episodes/2021/1/4/191-guilds-amp-goblins-part-4-faerie-forest) , [ 192] (http://www.whatifworldpodcast.com/episodes/2021/1/11/sun-snappers-guilds-amp-goblins-5) , [ 193] (http://www.whatifworldpodcast.com/episodes/2021/1/18/193-what-if-unicorns-and-cars-morphed-together-gampg-6) , [ 199] (http://www.whatifworldpodcast.com/episodes/2021/3/15/199-what-if-birthdays-were-every-day-gampg-part-7) , [ 199 ½] (http://www.whatifworldpodcast.com/episodes/2021/3/22/199-12-escape-from-the-cave-of-cake-gampg-part-8) , [214] (http://www.whatifworldpodcast.com/episodes/2021/8/16/214-gampg-9-what-if-bees-could-play-the-guitar) [Join our Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/whatifworld) 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] (https://www.patreon.com/whatifworld) Great merch available at the [ Imaginarium] (https://whatifworld.threadless.com/) ! Featuring artwork from [ Ana Stretcu] (https://www.anawiththekey.com/) : [whatifworld.threadless.com] (https://whatifworld.threadless.com/) [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 [ Miss Lynn] (https://misslynn.com/) , helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by [ Jason O’Keefe] (https://www.jasonokeefecreaturecreator.com/) and our theme song is by [ Craig Martinson] (https://www.craigmartinson.biz/) . This episode’s artwork is by [ Ana Stretcu] (https://www.anawiththekey.com/) with graphic design by [ Karen O'Keeffe] (http://karenokeeffe.com/) . [Sponsor What If World] (https://gumball.fm/shows/what-if-world-stories-for-kids/60f896558aae7a001db0b6b1) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. [https://anchor.fm/app] (https://anchor.fm/app) ... Read more

23 Aug 2021

19 MINS

19:28

23 Aug 2021


#253

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] (https://www.patreon.com/posts/214-g-g-9-what-54919514?utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copy_to_clipboard&utm_campaign=postshare) ! Listen to all previous G&G episodes: [ 176] (http://www.whatifworldpodcast.com/episodes/2020/8/31/176-guilds-amp-goblins-part-1) , [ 181] (http://www.whatifworldpodcast.com/episodes/2020/10/12/181-what-if-ballerinas-met-with-dinosaurs-guilds-amp-goblins-2) , [ 182] (http://www.whatifworldpodcast.com/episodes/2020/10/19/182-a-ballerdino-halloweeno-guilds-amp-goblins-3) , [ 191] (http://www.whatifworldpodcast.com/episodes/2021/1/4/191-guilds-amp-goblins-part-4-faerie-forest) , [ 192] (http://www.whatifworldpodcast.com/episodes/2021/1/11/sun-snappers-guilds-amp-goblins-5) , [ 193] (http://www.whatifworldpodcast.com/episodes/2021/1/18/193-what-if-unicorns-and-cars-morphed-together-gampg-6) , [ 199] (http://www.whatifworldpodcast.com/episodes/2021/3/15/199-what-if-birthdays-were-every-day-gampg-part-7) , [ 199 ½] (http://www.whatifworldpodcast.com/episodes/2021/3/22/199-12-escape-from-the-cave-of-cake-gampg-part-8) [Join our Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/whatifworld) 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] (https://www.patreon.com/whatifworld) Great merch available at the [ Imaginarium] (https://whatifworld.threadless.com/) ! Featuring artwork from [ Ana Stretcu] (https://www.anawiththekey.com/) : [whatifworld.threadless.com] (https://whatifworld.threadless.com/) [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 [ Miss Lynn] (https://misslynn.com/) , helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by [ Jason O’Keefe] (https://www.jasonokeefecreaturecreator.com/) and our theme song is by [ Craig Martinson] (https://www.craigmartinson.biz/) . This episode’s artwork is by [ Ana Stretcu] (https://www.anawiththekey.com/) with graphic design by [ Karen O'Keeffe] (http://karenokeeffe.com/) . [Sponsor What If World] (https://gumball.fm/shows/what-if-world-stories-for-kids/60f896558aae7a001db0b6b1) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. [https://anchor.fm/app] (https://anchor.fm/app) ... Read more

16 Aug 2021

20 MINS

20:18

16 Aug 2021


#252

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] (https://www.patreon.com/whatifworld) 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] (https://www.patreon.com/whatifworld) Great merch available at the [Imaginarium] (https://whatifworld.threadless.com/) ! Featuring artwork from [Ana Stretcu] (https://www.anawiththekey.com/) : [whatifworld.threadless.com] (https://whatifworld.threadless.com/) [Subscribe] (https://link.chtbl.com/whatifworld) to What If World wherever you listen: [link.chtbl.com/whatifworld] (https://link.chtbl.com/whatifworld) . Kids can share questions with a grownup's help via Twitter [@whatifworldpod] (https://twitter.com/whatifworldpod) , Facebook & Instagram [@whatifworldpodcast] (https://www.instagram.com/whatifworldpodcast) , or email [whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com] (mailto:whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com) What If World is made by Eric and [Karen O'Keeffe] (http://karenokeeffe.com/) . A big thanks to [Miss Lynn] (https://misslynn.com/) , helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by [Jason O’Keefe] (https://www.jasonokeefecreaturecreator.com/) and our theme song is by [Craig Martinson] (https://www.craigmartinson.biz/) . [Sponsor What If World] (https://gumball.fm/shows/what-if-world-stories-for-kids/60f896558aae7a001db0b6b1) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. [https://anchor.fm/app] (https://anchor.fm/app) ... Read more

09 Aug 2021

23 MINS

23:52

09 Aug 2021


#251

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] (https://www.cointrick.net/) , 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] (http://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] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqFw8FOGguU) ! [Subscribe] (https://link.chtbl.com/whatifworld) to What If World wherever you listen or [ join our Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/whatifworld) to support the show and get great rewards. What If World is made by Eric and [ Karen O'Keeffe] (http://karenokeeffe.com/) . A big thanks to [ Miss Lynn] (https://misslynn.com/) , helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by [ Jason O’Keefe] (https://www.jasonokeefecreaturecreator.com/) and our theme song is by [ Craig Martinson] (https://www.craigmartinson.biz/) . This episode features editing and sound design by [ Dessiree McFarland] (http://www.dessireemcfarland.com/) . [Sponsor What If World] (https://gumball.fm/shows/what-if-world-stories-for-kids/60f896558aae7a001db0b6b1) ! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. [https://anchor.fm/app] (https://anchor.fm/app) ... Read more

02 Aug 2021

18 MINS

18:13

02 Aug 2021


#250

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] (https://www.cointrick.net/) , 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] (http://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] (https://misslynn.com/home) . Go to [misslynn.com] (http://misslynn.com/) to hear all of her great music for kids, as well as her show, Good Words Podcast. [Subscribe] (https://link.chtbl.com/whatifworld) to What If World wherever you listen or [join our Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/whatifworld) to support the show and get great rewards. What If World is made by Eric and [Karen O'Keeffe] (http://karenokeeffe.com/) . A big thanks to [Miss Lynn] (https://misslynn.com/) , helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by [Jason O’Keefe] (https://www.jasonokeefecreaturecreator.com/) and our theme song is by [Craig Martinson] (https://www.craigmartinson.biz/) . This episode features editing and sound design by [Dessiree McFarland] (http://www.dessireemcfarland.com/) . [Sponsor What If World] (https://gumball.fm/shows/what-if-world-stories-for-kids/60f896558aae7a001db0b6b1) ! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. [https://anchor.fm/app] (https://anchor.fm/app) ... Read more

26 Jul 2021

26 MINS

26:02

26 Jul 2021


#249

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] (https://www.noodleloaf.com/whatif) , by our friend, Dan Saks. [Families Can] (https://www.noodleloaf.com/whatif) 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] (https://www.noodleloaf.com/whatif) [Join our Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/whatifworld) 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] (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) . What If World is made by Eric and [Karen O'Keeffe] (http://karenokeeffe.com/) . A big thanks to [Miss Lynn] (https://misslynn.com/) , helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by [Jason O’Keefe] (https://www.jasonokeefecreaturecreator.com/) and our theme song is by [Craig Martinson] (https://www.craigmartinson.biz/) . --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. [https://anchor.fm/app] (https://anchor.fm/app) ... Read more

19 Jul 2021

22 MINS

22:37

19 Jul 2021


#248

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] (https://www.patreon.com/whatifworld) 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] (https://www.patreon.com/whatifworld) Great merch available at the [Imaginarium] (https://whatifworld.threadless.com/) ! Featuring artwork from [Ana Stretcu] (https://www.anawiththekey.com/) : [whatifworld.threadless.com] (https://whatifworld.threadless.com/) [Subscribe] (https://link.chtbl.com/whatifworld) to What If World wherever you listen: [link.chtbl.com/whatifworld] (https://link.chtbl.com/whatifworld) . Share questions via Twitter [@whatifworldpod] (https://twitter.com/whatifworldpod) , Facebook [@whatifworldpodcast] (https://www.facebook.com/whatifworldpodcast) , Instagram [@whatifworldpodcast] (https://www.instagram.com/whatifworldpodcast) , or email [whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com] (mailto: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] (http://karenokeeffe.com/) . A big thanks to [Miss Lynn] (https://misslynn.com/) , helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by [Jason O’Keefe] (https://www.jasonokeefecreaturecreator.com/) and our theme song is by [Craig Martinson] (https://www.craigmartinson.biz/) . --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. [https://anchor.fm/app] (https://anchor.fm/app) ... Read more

12 Jul 2021

15 MINS

15:24

12 Jul 2021


#247

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] (https://www.patreon.com/whatifworld) 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] (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) . Great merch available at the [Imaginarium] (https://whatifworld.threadless.com/) ! Featuring artwork from [Ana Stretcu] (https://www.anawiththekey.com/) : [whatifworld.threadless.com] (https://whatifworld.threadless.com/) What If World is made by Eric and [Karen O'Keeffe] (http://karenokeeffe.com/) . A big thanks to [Miss Lynn] (https://misslynn.com/) , helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by [Jason O’Keefe] (https://www.jasonokeefecreaturecreator.com/) and our theme song is by [Craig Martinson] (https://www.craigmartinson.biz/) . This episode features editing and sound design by [Dessiree McFarland] (http://www.dessireemcfarland.com/) . --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. [https://anchor.fm/app] (https://anchor.fm/app) ... Read more

05 Jul 2021

19 MINS

19:07

05 Jul 2021


#246

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] (https://www.gokidgo.com/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] (https://www.patreon.com/whatifworld) 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] (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) . What If World is made by Eric and [Karen O'Keeffe] (http://karenokeeffe.com/) . A big thanks to [Miss Lynn] (https://misslynn.com/) , helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by [Jason O’Keefe] (https://www.jasonokeefecreaturecreator.com/) and our theme song is by [Craig Martinson] (https://www.craigmartinson.biz/) . This episode features editing and sound design by [Dessiree McFarland] (http://www.dessireemcfarland.com/) . Our episode features Fred the Dog as imagined by [Ana Stretcu] (https://www.anawiththekey.com/) , with graphic design by Karen O’Keeffe. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. [https://anchor.fm/app] (https://anchor.fm/app) ... Read more

28 Jun 2021

22 MINS

22:39

28 Jun 2021


#245

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] (https://www.patreon.com/whatifworld) 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] (https://www.patreon.com/whatifworld) Great merch available at the [Imaginarium] (https://whatifworld.threadless.com/) ! Featuring artwork from [Ana Stretcu] (https://www.anawiththekey.com/) : [whatifworld.threadless.com] (https://whatifworld.threadless.com/) [Subscribe] (https://link.chtbl.com/whatifworld) to What If World wherever you listen: [link.chtbl.com/whatifworld] (https://link.chtbl.com/whatifworld) . Share questions via Twitter [@whatifworldpod] (https://twitter.com/whatifworldpod) , Facebook [@whatifworldpodcast] (https://www.facebook.com/whatifworldpodcast) , Instagram [@whatifworldpodcast] (https://www.instagram.com/whatifworldpodcast) , or email [whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com] (mailto:whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com) What If World is made by Eric and [Karen O'Keeffe] (http://karenokeeffe.com/) . A big thanks to [Miss Lynn] (https://misslynn.com/) , helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by [Jason O’Keefe] (https://www.jasonokeefecreaturecreator.com/) and our theme song is by [Craig Martinson] (https://www.craigmartinson.biz/) . --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. [https://anchor.fm/app] (https://anchor.fm/app) ... Read more

21 Jun 2021

21 MINS

21:43

21 Jun 2021


#244

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] (https://www.gokidgo.com/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] (https://www.patreon.com/whatifworld) 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] (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) . What If World is made by Eric and [Karen O'Keeffe] (http://karenokeeffe.com/) . A big thanks to [Miss Lynn] (https://misslynn.com/) , helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by [Jason O’Keefe] (https://www.jasonokeefecreaturecreator.com/) and our theme song is by [Craig Martinson] (https://www.craigmartinson.biz/) . This episode features editing and sound design by [Dessiree McFarland] (http://www.dessireemcfarland.com/) . Our episode features Fred the Dog as imagined by [Ana Stretcu] (https://www.anawiththekey.com/) , with graphic design by Karen O’Keeffe. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. [https://anchor.fm/app] (https://anchor.fm/app) ... Read more

14 Jun 2021

26 MINS

26:13

14 Jun 2021


#243

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] (https://www.gokidgo.com/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] (https://gokidgo.com/) and find [Bobby Wonder] (https://www.gokidgo.com/bobby-wonder) wherever you listen to podcasts. [Join our Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/whatifworld) 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] (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) . What If World is made by Eric and [Karen O'Keeffe] (http://karenokeeffe.com/) . A big thanks to [Miss Lynn] (https://misslynn.com/) , helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by [Jason O’Keefe] (https://www.jasonokeefecreaturecreator.com/) and our theme song is by [Craig Martinson] (https://www.craigmartinson.biz/) . --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. [https://anchor.fm/app] (https://anchor.fm/app) ... Read more

07 Jun 2021

22 MINS

22:23

07 Jun 2021


#242

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] (https://coolfactsaboutanimalspodcast.wordpress.com/) . 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] (https://coolfactsaboutanimalspodcast.wordpress.com/) to enjoy more of their antics and insightful questions. You can even support them on [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/coolfactsaboutanimals/posts) ! This episode is sponsored by [Bobby Wonder] (https://www.gokidgo.com/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] (https://www.gokidgo.com/) for more information, or find [Bobby Wonder] (https://www.gokidgo.com/bobby-wonder) wherever you get your podcasts. What If World is made by Eric and [Karen O'Keeffe] (http://karenokeeffe.com/) . A big thanks to [Miss Lynn] (https://misslynn.com/) , helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by [Jason O’Keefe] (https://www.jasonokeefecreaturecreator.com/) and our theme song is by [Craig Martinson] (https://www.craigmartinson.biz/) . This episode features editing and sound design by [Dessiree McFarland] (http://www.dessireemcfarland.com/) . --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. [https://anchor.fm/app] (https://anchor.fm/app) ... Read more

31 May 2021

34 MINS

34:21

31 May 2021


#241

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] (https://www.patreon.com/whatifworld) 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] (https://www.patreon.com/whatifworld) Great merch available at the [Imaginarium] (https://whatifworld.threadless.com/) ! Featuring artwork from [Ana Stretcu] (https://www.anawiththekey.com/) : [whatifworld.threadless.com] (https://whatifworld.threadless.com/) [Subscribe] (https://link.chtbl.com/whatifworld) to What If World wherever you listen: [link.chtbl.com/whatifworld] (https://link.chtbl.com/whatifworld) . Share questions via Twitter [@whatifworldpod] (https://twitter.com/whatifworldpod) , Facebook [@whatifworldpodcast] (https://www.facebook.com/whatifworldpodcast) , Instagram [@whatifworldpodcast] (https://www.instagram.com/whatifworldpodcast) , or email [whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com] (mailto:whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com) What If World is made by Eric and [Karen O'Keeffe] (http://karenokeeffe.com/) . A big thanks to [Miss Lynn] (https://misslynn.com/) , helper in What If World and lover of doughnuts. Our podcast art is by [Jason O’Keefe] (https://www.jasonokeefecreaturecreator.com/) and our theme song is by [Craig Martinson] (https://www.craigmartinson.biz/) . --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. [https://anchor.fm/app] (https://anchor.fm/app) ... Read more

24 May 2021

19 MINS

19:05

24 May 2021