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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.

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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!

    What if T-Rexes could fly?

    What if T-Rexes could fly?

    Haven’t we all wondered this? Hasn’t everyone in What If World… but wait… so many creatures can already fly. No way this could be a disaster, unless of course Cthunkle gets involved. He does? Oh forget it.

    Lessons include: if everyone refuses to wait their turn, then nobody gets a turn! Patience can be trying, but it can also be an opportunity to entertain yourself in a creative way, or to meet someone new.

    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 week’s Cthunkle illustration is by Ana Stretcu with graphic design by Karen O’Keeffe. Find Cthunkle merch and more great artwork by Ana at the Imaginarium: whatifworld.threadless.com

    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.


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    • 18 min
    What if the middle of the earth was cotton candy and catnip? (w/ Ari Kelly)

    What if the middle of the earth was cotton candy and catnip? (w/ Ari Kelly)

    Can Ari Kelly of At Your Level help find Fred the Dog at the center of What If World? Or will JFKat and Patty Pan mess up the mission?

    Lessons include: imagination is wonderful, but it takes work to make dreams come true; learning when to lead and when to follow is part of being a great teammate

    Check out Ari’s show, At Your Level, and listen to his interview with Mr. Eric here.

    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

    Great merch available at the Imaginarium! Featuring artwork from Ana Stretcu:  whatifworld.threadless.com

    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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    • 19 min
    What if scientists bring back dinosaurs? (w/ Kennen Hutchison)

    What if scientists bring back dinosaurs? (w/ Kennen Hutchison)

    Kennen from The King of Random joins us on another time-bending excursion full of sciency magic, magicy science, and, of course, mishap. Can he, Whendiana, Learninator, and Abacus bring dinosaurs back to What If World’s future?

    Lessons include: Good science takes lots of time, care, and thought; most scientists have a lot more questions than they ever find answers, and that’s all part of the fun!

    Check out The King of Random to see some amazing and exciting science experiments with our guest, Kennen. You can also see his short and informative coronavirus video here.

    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. This episode features editing and sound design by Dessiree McFarland. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com.


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    • 17 min
    What if a dog dug a hole and everything fell in?

    What if a dog dug a hole and everything fell in?

    It’s Fair Elise’s first official day as President of What If World, and everybody wants her to use her magic to help them right away. Meanwhile, Fred’s off somewhere digging a very deep hole...

    Lessons include: Everyone needs to take a break sometimes; no one person can do it all, we’ve got to work together to truly improve our world.

    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 week’s Fred the Dog and Fair Elise illustrations are by Ana Stretcu, combined with an image from OCAL. Find Ana’s great artwork on our merch at the Imaginarium: whatifworld.threadless.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. This episode features editing and sound design by Dessiree McFarland. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com.


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    • 22 min
    What if Abacus and JFKat switched minds?

    What if Abacus and JFKat switched minds?

    Two of your favorite characters team up this week… or at least they would if they could learn to get along. After a classic magic milkshake mix-up, the kitty president and hapless wizard will have to learn to listen if they ever want to change back.

    Lessons include: you shouldn’t have to mistreat one friend in order to make another happy; good listening doesn’t mean tuning the rest of the world out.

    This episode originally aired January 22, 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

    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 week's JFKat illustration is by Ana Stretcu. Find this artwork and much more merch on sale at the Imaginarium: whatifworld.threadless.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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    • 20 min
    What if unicorns and cars morphed together? (G&G 6)

    What if unicorns and cars morphed together? (G&G 6)

    Zachimedes, Lowlandra, and Scullen will make a new friend and discover a new enemy as our three part Guilds & Goblins adventure is concluded.

    Lessons include: Observing other can be a great way to learn, but helping others is a great way to grow!

    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! Start at episode 176 for the full story. Patrons get access to the recently updated Core Rules!

    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. The week’s artwork was put together using images from OCAL and Rodney Watkins.


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    • 17 min

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