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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, 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 World - Stories for Kids What If World

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.5 • 5.2K 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, 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 “The Beatles” were actual beetles?

    What if “The Beatles” were actual beetles?

    Pixicato sneaks out to a concert using a newly discovered magic, but then everything starts going wrong. Can she get her magic under control, or will she put her new bug friends in danger?

    Lessons include: Your grownups always want to hear about your life, mistakes and all; trust can be built (and rebuilt!) as long as both sides put in the work.

    This episode is sponsored in part by Caraway. They design non-toxic ceramic-coated home goods that have raised the standards of what you cook and bake with. Discover Caraway cookware and bakeware. Visit Carawayhome.com/WHATIF or use the code WHATIF at checkout for 10% off.

    Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld

    Our Pixicato artwork is by Ana Stretcu. See other great art by Ana at our merch store, the Imaginarium! whatifworld.threadless.com

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

    What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to our associate producer Miss Lynn. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson.

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    • 26 min
    An Interview with Pipey-O

    An Interview with Pipey-O

    What happens when your favorite sewer wizard gets his magic wrench wand chewed on by Fred the Dog? Why don’t we ask him! Wizards, pirates, and dragon-turtle-dogs come along for the ride in this story told through your interview questions.
    Lessons include: it takes time and effort to discover our purpose in life; sometimes we need to give criticism a rest and just be there for our loved ones.

    Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld

    Our Petrina the Pirate artwork is by Ana Stretcu with graphic design by Karen O’Keeffe. See it and other great art by Ana at our merch store, the Imaginarium! whatifworld.threadless.com
    Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Share questions or artwork with a grownup's help via twitter @whatifworldpod, fb & insta @whatifworldpodcast, email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com, or snail mail:

    What If World (or Mr. Eric)
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    Panorama City, CA 91412

    What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to our associate producer Miss Lynn. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson.

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    • 20 min
    What if flowers grew in play-dough?

    What if flowers grew in play-dough?

    Fred the Dog is shooting his new reality show, “inFredible!”, and special guest Chamomile, the famous giant sculptor, is the show’s first guest. Will fanboy Abacus P. Grumbler let her focus on her art, or will his magic make more trouble for everyone?

    Lessons include: Fighting to stay awake almost always makes for bigger problems down the road; you’ve got to be your own biggest advocate sometimes, or others may not realize they’re ignoring your needs.

    Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld

    Our Fred the Dog artwork is by Ana Stretcu. See it and other great art by Ana at our merch store, the Imaginarium! whatifworld.threadless.com

    Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Share questions or artwork with a grownup's help via twitter @whatifworldpod, fb & insta @whatifworldpodcast, email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com, or snail mail:

    What If World (or Mr. Eric)

    P.O. Box 4905

    Panorama City, CA 91412

    What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to our associate producer Miss Lynn. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson.

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    • 19 min
    What if tigers lost their stripes?

    What if tigers lost their stripes?

    We’re sure as sherbert that you’ll love this fairy-TAIL, involving a tricky fox, a grumpy tiger, and Zach and Zizi trying out a few fledgling spells.

    Lessons include: Some people are creatures of habits, but that doesn’t mean you have to be; you should always consider safety and feelings before playing tricks on your friends

    This episode is brought to you by KiwiCo! Enjoy fun, affordable, and educational activities for kids of all ages 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.

    This episode originally aired January 7th of 2019.

    Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld

    Our Zach and Zizi artwork is by Ana Stretcu. See other great art by Ana at our merch store, the Imaginarium! whatifworld.threadless.com

    Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Share questions or artwork with a grownup's help via twitter @whatifworldpod, fb & insta @whatifworldpodcast, email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com, or snail mail:

    What If World (or Mr. Eric)

    P.O. Box 4905

    Panorama City, CA 91412

    What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to our associate producer Miss Lynn. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson.

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    • 24 min
    G&G 15: Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Space Chicken?

    G&G 15: Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Space Chicken?

    It’s the final challenge of our latest adventure, and the team must face a magical maze, a giant space chicken, and an uppity cupcake at the same time! Can they save the Big Bad Wolf, or will they be too busy saving themselves? Lessons include: no one else gets to tell you your value; labels of “good” and “bad” can be misleading and harmful, we all have to do our best to make good choices and learn from our mistakes

    Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld

    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 Intro Rules and character sheet. Listen to all previous G&G episodes: 176, 181, 182, 191, 192, 193, 199, 199 ½, 214, 215, 216, 217, 243, & 244.

    Our producer, Miss Lynn, has a live concert coming up: Tuesday, June 7th, 2:30pm, at the the Chapin Library in Myrtle Beach, SC. If you can get there, you’re in for a real treat! Here’s Miss Lynn’s show calendar to find out more: https://misslynn.com/calendar

    Our Guilds & Goblins artwork is by Ana Stretcu with graphic design by Karen O’Keeffe. See it and other great art by Ana at our merch store, the Imaginarium! whatifworld.threadless.com

    Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to our associate producer Miss Lynn. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson.


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    • 24 min
    Guilds & Goblins 14: What if cupcakes were alive?

    Guilds & Goblins 14: What if cupcakes were alive?

    The team finds itself in the clutches of the Big Bad Wolf, but there is more to them than meets the eye. Is the Wolf as bad as the cupcake people say? The team will have to investigate a magical maze in order to find out!Lessons include: Just because someone says or writes something about us, doesn’t make it true; positive self-talk can help us feel better and believe in ourselves.

    Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld

    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 Intro Rules and character sheet. Listen to all previous G&G episodes: 176, 181, 182, 191, 192, 193, 199, 199 ½, 214, 215, 216, 217, & 243.

    Our producer, Miss Lynn, has a live concert coming up: Tuesday, June 7th, 2:30pm, at the the Chapin Library in Myrtle Beach, SC. If you can get there, you’re in for a real treat! Here’s Miss Lynn’s show calendar to find out more: https://misslynn.com/calendar

    Our Guilds & Goblins artwork is by Ana Stretcu with graphic design by Karen O’Keeffe. See it and other great art by Ana at our merch store, the Imaginarium! whatifworld.threadless.com

    Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. What If World is made by Eric and Karen O'Keeffe. A big thanks to our associate producer Miss Lynn. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe and our theme song is by Craig Martinson.


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    • 24 min

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Bcr1980 ,

Poop you fishface65 in Minecraft

So I looked at your notes on the podcast I am sorry for those poop head people that all re bullying you but you don’t Evan play Minecraft fishface65 was the poop head he said it was crapy podcast but head If I every see him in Minecraft you better run fishface65 this is DinoDude3740 you better change your name before I report you. your welcome mr. Eric please give me the Minecraft episode please

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PLEASE USE!❤️💗🐈🐼🐘🐎🐅🐍🐢🦉🦊

Hi I’m Zoe Alexander and I’m from Montana, also thank you to those who are stopping people from freaking out about not liking it. Anyway, my favorite thing is pandas, books, drawing, and Minecraft. My what if question is what if when Mr Aric stopped narrating everyone in what if world went crazy! Thank you that all, bye! Oh and Zack and Zeze moved back into the lct (lion cow turtle) bot.

chochochango ,

Awesome!

Hi Mr Eric! My name is Slane. I am 10 years old. I like the book series Wings of Fire. What if I was a RainWing from Wings of Fire and Dracomax was my dad. P.S. Please have Howvaraty sing this.

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