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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 World - Stories for Kids Eric O'Keeffe

    • Stories for Kids
    • 4.5 • 499 Ratings

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 a cat and a wizard were best friends? (w/ Mary & Tanveer)

    What if a cat and a wizard were best friends? (w/ Mary & Tanveer)

    When one best friend wants some space from another, is that okay? San Antonio based comedians Mary Picarazzi and Tanveer Arora will help us figure it out!

    Lessons include: everyone needs a little space sometimes; it’s great to be encouraging of your friends and their artwork.

    Mary Picarazzi and Tanveer Arora are late night comedians and friends to Mr. Eric. They have an interview podcast for grownups called Nobody Meet Somebody, where they interview Eric and other great guests. It’s available on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, and wherever you listen! They also have a late night comedy show for adults every Friday at 10pm in San Antonio at the Blind Tiger Comedy Club. You can follow them on Instagram @tanveerarora @mapicarazzi @nobodymeetsomebody and @blindtigercomedy.

    Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld.

    What If World is made by Eric and 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 features editing and sound design by Dessiree McFarland.


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    • 16 min
    What if fish had legs? (w/ Tumble Science Podcast)

    What if fish had legs? (w/ Tumble Science Podcast)

    On our 200th episode, Mr. Eric’s friends Lindsay and Marshall from Tumble get swept away to What If World… again! Can they enjoy living in an air tank while their fish grows legs and tries to take care of them?

    Lessons include: grownups have it rough sometimes, too; feeling cooped up will make anyone irritable, eventually

    Find out the real science behind this question on Tumble’s companion episode: What If Fish Had Legs? A huge thanks to Lindsay and Marshall for joining us on this special occasion! Find them at sciencepodcastforkids.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 and 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. Episode artwork by Karen O'Keeffe. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com.


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    • 18 min
    What if puppies had laser eyes and could fly?

    What if puppies had laser eyes and could fly?

    Remember when all you wanted was a flying laser puppy and your mom said “You’ll blow our roof off!” Let’s see if the old adage is true.

    Lessons include: parents may seem unfair, but they’ll do anything to protect us; lasers are better off left to make believe

    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 and 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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    • 16 min
    Escape from the Cave of Cake! (G&G Part 8)

    Escape from the Cave of Cake! (G&G Part 8)

    Can our adventurers escape from the cake and find the last ingredient for their magic spell? Let’s hope, or this story will be a bummer!

    Lessons include: hiding from our problems usually makes them worse; other people don’t get to tell us who we’re supposed to be

    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 our 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

    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 and 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 features ed


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    • 15 min
    What if birthdays were every day? (G&G Part 7)

    What if birthdays were every day? (G&G Part 7)

    Lowlandra, Scullen, and Zachimedes hide from their unicar pursuers in a mysterious cave… and predictably, things just keep getting weirder!

    Lessons include: hiding from our problems usually makes them worse; other people don’t get to tell us who we’re supposed to be

    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

    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 and 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 features editing and sound design by Dessiree McFarland, and artwork by Karen O’Keeffe.


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    • 21 min
    What if Mr. Eric interviewed Petey the Pirate?

    What if Mr. Eric interviewed Petey the Pirate?

    All Mr. Eric wants is to have a simple interview. One where he doesn’t end up being eaten… Good luck to him!

    Lessons include: beauty takes many forms; most things we feel embarrassed about are pretty normal and easy for other people to understand

    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 and 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

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