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Eric O'Keeffe

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What If World - Stories for Kids

What If World - Stories for Kids

Eric O'Keeffe

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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, and robots band together with an endless cast of characters to help Mr. Eric tell wacky stories inspired by kids’ questions.Mr. Eric believes that curiosity and hope go hand in hand. If children keep asking questions, they’ll always be open to new ideas and new challenges. What If World’s progressive stories and satires aim to keep kids laughing and learning well into adulthood. Call 205-605-WHAT for a chance to have your question answered!

Latest Episodes

What Is Wiz (with Abacus)

Mr. Eric is going to have the tables turned on him, as Abacus tests out his interview skills. Will everything work out and be totally fine? One can always hope... Lessons include: Never ask a wizard to conjure groceries; patience can pay off, but sometimes you have to put your foot down and stand up for yourself This episode is sponsored in part by Hank the Cowdog, a new podcast for kids starring Matthew McConaughey as the voice of Hank, the self-proclaimed head of security on his Texas cattle ranch. Check it out on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen! What Is Wiz is a new regular segment starting this month on patreon.com/whatifworld Join our Patreon at the What Iffenturer’s ($5) tier or higher to enjoy this new regular, patron-only segment. Plus, get Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! What If World is now on JioSaavn, India's top music streaming and podcasting app with over 100 million listeners! Su...

15 min3 d ago
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What Is Wiz (with Abacus)

What if dinosaurs and chickens could turn into anything?

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 This episode originally aired January 15th, 2018. 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 What If World is now on JioSaavn, India's top music streaming and podcasting app with over 100 million listeners! You can hear all of What If World and Josh Ke Saath on JioSaavn for free, as well as millions of songs, and thousands of episodes worth of content! 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 ...

16 min1 w ago
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What if dinosaurs and chickens could turn into anything?

Big Trouble for Little Freddy

Fred the Dog runs out of sticks, and desperate times call for desperate antics! What will become of our President? Lessons include: not all attention is good for you; there’s more to being a leader than getting your way; What If World is now on JioSaavn, India's top music streaming and podcasting app with over 100 million listeners! You can hear all of What If World and Josh Ke Saath on JioSaavn for free, as well as millions of songs, and thousands of episodes worth of content! This episode is sponsored in part by Disney Hits Playlist. All your favorite Disney music, including songs you grew up singing along to and the latest instant classics. Available wherever you stream music! 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 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’Keef...

23 min2 w ago
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Big Trouble for Little Freddy

What if a dragon got stuck in time? (w/ Deepti & Josh)

Josh from the podcast Josh Ke Saath visits What If World along with his mother, Deepti, and their mischievous friend, Boogerman! Can they help Dracomax get free from a magical clocktower? Lessons include: Being honest with others can help you feel better about yourself; Time keeps moving forward, and that makes life interesting and every day special. We had a ton of fun with Deepti and Josh from Josh Ke Saath today. If you want to hear more of their stories and improve your command of Hindi while you’re at it, check out their show! What If World is now on JioSaavn, India's top music streaming and podcasting app with over 100 million listeners! You can hear all of What If World and Josh Ke Saath on JioSaavn for free, as well as millions of songs, and thousands of episodes worth of content! This episode is sponsored in part by Disney Hits Playlist. All your favorite Disney music, including songs you grew up singing along to and the latest instant classics. Available wherever you stre...

19 min3 w ago
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What if a dragon got stuck in time? (w/ Deepti & Josh)

Guilds & Goblins! (Part 1)

Zach and Zizi are trying out something new this week, a tabletop role-playing game where violence ISN’T the solution to their problems. Let’s roll some natural 20s together… That’s a good roll ;) Lessons include: assuming the worst of others makes it hard to find friends or build a community; role-playing can be a fun way to tell a group story! 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 This episode is sponsored in part by Disney Hits Playlist. All your favorite Disney music, including songs you grew up singing along to and the latest instant classics. Available wherever you stream music! 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. The week’s artwork was put together using images from OCAL. --- This epi...

19 minAUG 31
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Guilds & Goblins! (Part 1)

What if a girl and a bear were twin sisters?

When twin sisters start growing apart, can a strange curse help them work together again? Lessons include: it’s important to speak your mind to your friends and family; voicing negative thoughts over and over again can make anyone start to believe them; trying voicing your positive thoughts more often! 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 This episode is sponsored in part by Disney Hits Playlist. All your favorite Disney music, including songs you grew up singing along to and the latest instant classics. Available wherever you stream music! What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinso...

19 minAUG 24
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What if a girl and a bear were twin sisters?

What if a pirate and a detective went on a mission together?

Alabaster Zero is tricked by Petrina the Pirate into going on a mission with Petey. Can they get Petrina’s secret envelope to safety? Lessons include: Making a new friend takes patience and a positive attitude; money can’t buy everything, but it’s important that we all have enough to stay healthy and happy! New Merch available at the Imaginarium! Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu: whatifworld.threadless.com 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....

23 minAUG 17
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What if a pirate and a detective went on a mission together?

The Wholympics!

Mamma Jamma and Poppa Loo are announcing the Wholympics, an undersea tournament of champions! Every competitor can wear a mask or even a disguise, so this story may have a surprise or two... We’re also checking in on some of our aquatic friends from way back in episode 45. Lessons include: traditions aren’t limitations; persistence is more impressive than perfection, and more achievable, too! Fresh new Merch available at the Imaginarium! Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu: whatifworld.threadless.com 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 an...

25 minAUG 10
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The Wholympics!

What if cats are rocket ships and you could turn into a polka dot?

Trying to beat the heat, Sniff the Cat and his friends decide it would be much cooler to play their big annual baseball game in outer space. But how do you fit a stadium full of fans on a rocket ship the size of a cat? This story originally aired July 7th, 2017. Lessons include: a quick fix is seldom the best fix, stick together when traveling, “beating the heat” also means thinking about global warming. Fresh new Merch available at the Imaginarium! Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu. whatifworld.threadless.com 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. 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 Dame Dot artwork is by...

19 minAUG 3
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What if cats are rocket ships and you could turn into a polka dot?

What if the “What if” was a secret? (Recap Recap: Part 3)

It’s all come down to this! Recap’s secrets will be revealed as we take one last trip back in time to Abacus P. Grumbler’s childhood. Lessons include: grown ups can be just as bad at communicating as kids sometimes; if your friend or sibling gives you a serious warning, it’s probably time to listen! 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. Karen O’Keeffe put together this week’s artwork. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easies...

18 minJUL 27
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What if the “What if” was a secret? (Recap Recap: Part 3)

Latest Episodes

What Is Wiz (with Abacus)

Mr. Eric is going to have the tables turned on him, as Abacus tests out his interview skills. Will everything work out and be totally fine? One can always hope... Lessons include: Never ask a wizard to conjure groceries; patience can pay off, but sometimes you have to put your foot down and stand up for yourself This episode is sponsored in part by Hank the Cowdog, a new podcast for kids starring Matthew McConaughey as the voice of Hank, the self-proclaimed head of security on his Texas cattle ranch. Check it out on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen! What Is Wiz is a new regular segment starting this month on patreon.com/whatifworld Join our Patreon at the What Iffenturer’s ($5) tier or higher to enjoy this new regular, patron-only segment. Plus, get Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! What If World is now on JioSaavn, India's top music streaming and podcasting app with over 100 million listeners! Su...

15 min3 d ago
Comments
What Is Wiz (with Abacus)

What if dinosaurs and chickens could turn into anything?

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 This episode originally aired January 15th, 2018. 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 What If World is now on JioSaavn, India's top music streaming and podcasting app with over 100 million listeners! You can hear all of What If World and Josh Ke Saath on JioSaavn for free, as well as millions of songs, and thousands of episodes worth of content! 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 ...

16 min1 w ago
Comments
What if dinosaurs and chickens could turn into anything?

Big Trouble for Little Freddy

Fred the Dog runs out of sticks, and desperate times call for desperate antics! What will become of our President? Lessons include: not all attention is good for you; there’s more to being a leader than getting your way; What If World is now on JioSaavn, India's top music streaming and podcasting app with over 100 million listeners! You can hear all of What If World and Josh Ke Saath on JioSaavn for free, as well as millions of songs, and thousands of episodes worth of content! This episode is sponsored in part by Disney Hits Playlist. All your favorite Disney music, including songs you grew up singing along to and the latest instant classics. Available wherever you stream music! 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 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’Keef...

23 min2 w ago
Comments
Big Trouble for Little Freddy

What if a dragon got stuck in time? (w/ Deepti & Josh)

Josh from the podcast Josh Ke Saath visits What If World along with his mother, Deepti, and their mischievous friend, Boogerman! Can they help Dracomax get free from a magical clocktower? Lessons include: Being honest with others can help you feel better about yourself; Time keeps moving forward, and that makes life interesting and every day special. We had a ton of fun with Deepti and Josh from Josh Ke Saath today. If you want to hear more of their stories and improve your command of Hindi while you’re at it, check out their show! What If World is now on JioSaavn, India's top music streaming and podcasting app with over 100 million listeners! You can hear all of What If World and Josh Ke Saath on JioSaavn for free, as well as millions of songs, and thousands of episodes worth of content! This episode is sponsored in part by Disney Hits Playlist. All your favorite Disney music, including songs you grew up singing along to and the latest instant classics. Available wherever you stre...

19 min3 w ago
Comments
What if a dragon got stuck in time? (w/ Deepti & Josh)

Guilds & Goblins! (Part 1)

Zach and Zizi are trying out something new this week, a tabletop role-playing game where violence ISN’T the solution to their problems. Let’s roll some natural 20s together… That’s a good roll ;) Lessons include: assuming the worst of others makes it hard to find friends or build a community; role-playing can be a fun way to tell a group story! 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 This episode is sponsored in part by Disney Hits Playlist. All your favorite Disney music, including songs you grew up singing along to and the latest instant classics. Available wherever you stream music! 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. The week’s artwork was put together using images from OCAL. --- This epi...

19 minAUG 31
Comments
Guilds & Goblins! (Part 1)

What if a girl and a bear were twin sisters?

When twin sisters start growing apart, can a strange curse help them work together again? Lessons include: it’s important to speak your mind to your friends and family; voicing negative thoughts over and over again can make anyone start to believe them; trying voicing your positive thoughts more often! 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 This episode is sponsored in part by Disney Hits Playlist. All your favorite Disney music, including songs you grew up singing along to and the latest instant classics. Available wherever you stream music! What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinso...

19 minAUG 24
Comments
What if a girl and a bear were twin sisters?

What if a pirate and a detective went on a mission together?

Alabaster Zero is tricked by Petrina the Pirate into going on a mission with Petey. Can they get Petrina’s secret envelope to safety? Lessons include: Making a new friend takes patience and a positive attitude; money can’t buy everything, but it’s important that we all have enough to stay healthy and happy! New Merch available at the Imaginarium! Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu: whatifworld.threadless.com 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....

23 minAUG 17
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What if a pirate and a detective went on a mission together?

The Wholympics!

Mamma Jamma and Poppa Loo are announcing the Wholympics, an undersea tournament of champions! Every competitor can wear a mask or even a disguise, so this story may have a surprise or two... We’re also checking in on some of our aquatic friends from way back in episode 45. Lessons include: traditions aren’t limitations; persistence is more impressive than perfection, and more achievable, too! Fresh new Merch available at the Imaginarium! Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu: whatifworld.threadless.com 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 an...

25 minAUG 10
Comments
The Wholympics!

What if cats are rocket ships and you could turn into a polka dot?

Trying to beat the heat, Sniff the Cat and his friends decide it would be much cooler to play their big annual baseball game in outer space. But how do you fit a stadium full of fans on a rocket ship the size of a cat? This story originally aired July 7th, 2017. Lessons include: a quick fix is seldom the best fix, stick together when traveling, “beating the heat” also means thinking about global warming. Fresh new Merch available at the Imaginarium! Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu. whatifworld.threadless.com 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. 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 Dame Dot artwork is by...

19 minAUG 3
Comments
What if cats are rocket ships and you could turn into a polka dot?

What if the “What if” was a secret? (Recap Recap: Part 3)

It’s all come down to this! Recap’s secrets will be revealed as we take one last trip back in time to Abacus P. Grumbler’s childhood. Lessons include: grown ups can be just as bad at communicating as kids sometimes; if your friend or sibling gives you a serious warning, it’s probably time to listen! 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. Karen O’Keeffe put together this week’s artwork. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easies...

18 minJUL 27
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What if the “What if” was a secret? (Recap Recap: Part 3)

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