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What If World - Stories for Kids

Eric O'Keeffe

46 episodes

Jul 6, 2020

What if squids squirted out jello instead of ink? 

In our first ever fanfiction story, we learn about Squid Appreciation Day and Abacus’s favorite food. Thanks a million to Mya, who wrote this story to answer her little brother Gavin’s “What if” question.

Lessons include: There’s no need to wait for someone else to tell your story! You’ve got all the tools you need to imagine a great one, already.

Join our Patreon 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

Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Share questions via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook @whatifworldpodcast, Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com

What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com. This episode’s artwork was put together with images from OCAL and IYO.

Jun 29, 2020

What if ninja turtles could fly and birds could cry? 

Uh-oh, Cthunkle is back on What If World! Meanwhile, Charlotte Songbird starts feeling less special when she finds out that everyone she meets can fly. Upset, she finds her way to a place where no one deals with their emotions. Could it be another one of Cthunkle’s evil schemes?

This episode originally aired June 24th, 2018.

Lessons include: constantly comparing yourself to others can make anyone unhappy; no amount of super-powers can teach you to deal with your own emotions.

Join our Patreon 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

Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Share questions via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook @whatifworldpodcast, Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com

What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com.

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Jun 22, 2020

What if hats talked to ants? 

Melly Victor, host and creator of the podcast Stoopkid Stories, helps Mr. Eric tell a story featuring Princess Tia, a character from the Stoopkid universe. Can Tia help the ants make their queen feel better?

Lessons: Small, thoughtful acts are often more helpful than grand gestures; Grownups need help too, sometimes

Thanks to Little Passports for sponsoring this week’s episode. Use the offer code WHATIF at checkout for 15% off your subscription! littlepassports.com

If you enjoy this story, you should check out Stoopkid Stories, which just finished its first season.

Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen to podcasts! Find our contact info and other handy links at linktr.ee/whatifworld

What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com. This episode’s art is from Stoopkid Stories.

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Jun 15, 2020

What if unicorns turn invisible when they get mad? 

You won’t want to miss the exciting conclusion of our Alternia saga! Plus, unicorns ;) 

Lessons: When people are feeling overlooked and unfairly treated, it’s important to listen to them; a fearsome lie can divide us, so we’ve got to always look out for the truth. 

This episode touches on themes of injustice and prejudice. Here are a few handy links for parents who want to find out more, or make a donation:  

What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com. This episode’s art is by Lauren Tierney.

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Jun 8, 2020

What if the lion and the elephant met up to get spaghetti? 

M. Dorsett, author of The Lion and the Elephant, comes on to read her short story and then give it a What If World ending! Can the Lion, the Elephant, and the Queen learn to get along?

Lessons: Learning to get along with different kinds of people can make you happier and more open-minded!

To learn more about The Lion and the Elephant, go to chibur.info/books. Use the promo code wiw10 to get 10% off and to get your copy signed by the author, M. Dorsett!

This episode first aired September 23, 2019.

We’ve added a few resources for to our linktree, to help us grownups start (and continue) having healthy conversations with our kids about race: https://linktr.ee/whatifworld

What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen Marshall O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com. This week’s artwork by August Lewis, illustrator of The Lion and the Elephant.

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Jun 1, 2020

What if trees go to school? 

Pixicato and Albatross Zero are off to meet Harriknow, the most knowledgeable being in Alternia. But Harriknow and his Intreenet aren’t as helpful as you might think.

Lessons include: Right or wrong, if you feed an idea, it will grow; every good learner needs to be part detective; new experiences and connections are needed to bring new understanding.

Join our Patreon 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

Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld! Share questions via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook @whatifworldpodcast, Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com

What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com. This episode’s art is by OCAL.

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May 25, 2020

What if there were an evil monster named Kammy? 

We’re going to find out where Fred the Dog ended up in Alternia, but first, we’ve got to meet Kammy, the ruler of this world! Is she the unfairest of them all? 

Lessons include: The world isn’t simply good people and bad, we can be reinvented every day through our actions! 

Join our Patreon 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

Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld! Share questions via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook @whatifworldpodcast, Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com

What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com. This week’s artwork was put together by Karen O’Keeffe.

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May 18, 2020

Surfin Shout Outs 

Randall Radbot hosts this week, and we feature an original song inspired by our fans. Mr. Eric has put out about three months of new episodes, so he thought he’d give himself a little break. Turns out, making a song is a whole lot of work, too! 

Join our Patreon 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

Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld! Share questions via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook @whatifworldpodcast, Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com

What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com. Our artwork this week is also by Jason O’Keefe, some early Randall Radbot concept art.

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May 11, 2020

What if Alabaster Zero got fired? 

While Pixicato searches for Fred the Dog in the land of Alternia, we meet Albatross Zero, a would-be detective who gets paired with a mischievous partner. 

Lessons:  Unfairness can spread unseen, unless we learn to look for it; treating yourself and others well is one of the best ways to restore hope in difficult times. 

What If World is donating our Patreon earnings for all of April and through mid-May to lafoodbank.org. Get ad-free stories, bonus audio, and help feed some hungry people. Join our Patreon and get coloring pages for your favorite characters as a bonus! patreon.com/whatifworld

Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen to podcasts!

Thanks to Little Passports for sponsoring this week’s episode. Use the offer code WHATIF at checkout for 15% off your subscription! littlepassports.com

What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com. This episode’s artwork is of Ronny Kind Cypress, and was drawn by our patron, Silas!

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May 4, 2020

What if Pixicato went on a secret mission to find Fred the Dog? 

We’re really in a mess this week. Will Pixicato be able to find Fred the Dog, or is this just the beginning of a great adventure in the land of… Alternia? 

Lessons: Optimism is a wonderful thing, as long as we do not ignore the problems around us. 

What If World is donating our Patreon earnings for all of April and through mid-May to lafoodbank.org. Get ad-free stories, bonus audio, and help feed some hungry people. Join our Patreon and get coloring pages for your favorite characters as a bonus! patreon.com/whatifworld

Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Share questions via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook @whatifworldpodcast, Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com

What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com. This coloring pages mockup was designed by Kstudio / Freepik, with Cleocatra illustration by Ana Stretcu.

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