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What if a dragon lived in my closet? What if there were a never-ending bowl of ice cream? Pirates, fairies, wizards, robots, and friends help Mr. Eric tell stories inspired by kids’ questions. What If World’s progressive stories will keep kids laughing while fostering curiosity, imagination, and resilience. Listen Ad-Free: patreon.com/whatifworld
Call in a What-If Question to 205-605-WHAT or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com!

What If World - Stories for Kids What If World

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.5 • 5.9K Ratings

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What if a dragon lived in my closet? What if there were a never-ending bowl of ice cream? Pirates, fairies, wizards, robots, and friends help Mr. Eric tell stories inspired by kids’ questions. What If World’s progressive stories will keep kids laughing while fostering curiosity, imagination, and resilience. Listen Ad-Free: patreon.com/whatifworld
Call in a What-If Question to 205-605-WHAT or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com!

Listen on Apple Podcasts
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    M.C. Detective Agency - Chapter 5 - Clouds Not Orbits!

    M.C. Detective Agency - Chapter 5 - Clouds Not Orbits!

    Poppi and Ray will need your help, and Albert Einstein’s, to wrap up their second adventure with the MC Detective Agency. As the kids work to save the future, we’ll learn about Electrons, Protons, Neutrons, and cotton candy! 
    The M.C. Detective Agency is a comic book series written by Colleen Kelley, Ph.D., as part of Kids Chemical Solutions. It has helped kids get an early introduction to chemistry and master material taught at the college level. The four-part comic book series, along with activity packets and sample lesson plans, are available at kidschemicalsolutions.com
    Their Periodic Table of Elements is free via this Google Drive Link.
    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 producer Miss Lynn. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe, and our theme song is by Craig Martinson.
    Advertise on What If World: advertising@airwavemedia.com

    • 22 min
    Aria asks: What if monsters were made of carpet? (Remastered)

    Aria asks: What if monsters were made of carpet? (Remastered)

    Cthunkle, Squiderella, and Scully think they must scare chickens to get eggs from them. Could there be a better way? Find out in this extra whacky April Fools’ story.

    Lessons include: Kindness and cooperation can be much more effective than being loud and scary; messing with technology you don’t understand can be dangerous.

    This remastered story originally aired on April 1st, 2019.

    Join our Patreon for ad-free stories, monthly bonus episodes, a shout-out on the show, bi-annual mailings, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld

    Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Share questions & submissions with a grownup's help via email at whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com, voicemail at 205-605-WHAT (9428), Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or snail mail:

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    Eric and Karen O'Keeffe make What If World. Our character art is by Ana Stretcu, and our episode art is by Lynn Hickernell. A big thanks to our producer Miss Lynn. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe, and our theme song is by Craig Martinson.Advertise on What If World: advertising@airwavemedia.com

    • 20 min
    Eleanor asks: What if Fred the Dog and JFKat turned into superheroes?

    Eleanor asks: What if Fred the Dog and JFKat turned into superheroes?

    Welcome to Tin City, where Robotongue meets a confused Catman who claims to be someone called JFKat. The Worldpool has brought us to a new universe this week, but you’ll hear some familiar friends.

    Lessons include: if everyone stood up for kindness and justice, we wouldn’t need superheroes; meeting someone new can challenge your old ideas. 

    Factor, the ready-to-eat meal delivery service, sponsors this episode. Head to factormeals.com/whatifworld50 and use code whatifworld50 to get 50% off. 

    Join our Patreon for ad-free stories, monthly bonus episodes, a shout-out on the show, bi-annual mailings, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld

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

    Eric and Karen O'Keeffe make What If World. Our character art is by Ana Stretcu, and our episode art is by Lynn Hickernell. A big thanks to our producer Miss Lynn. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe, and our theme song is by Craig Martinson.

    Advertise on What If World: advertising@airwavemedia.com

    • 20 min
    River asks: What if paintings could read minds? (w/ Lauren Chaitoff)

    River asks: What if paintings could read minds? (w/ Lauren Chaitoff)

    Fair Elsie needs a break from her presidential duties, so she visits one of What If World’s most magical museums, the Unnatural Gallery. Can Madame Selah (voiced by Lauren Chaitoff), help Fair Elise relax even after all the art comes to life?

    Lessons include: How we breathe can affect how we feel; accepting our feelings is a lifelong practice, and we all need help sometimes.

    This week’s guest is the fantastic yoga instructor for kids, Lauren Chaitoff. Order her new book, 108 Awesome Yoga Poses For Kids, by going to yogibeans.com/book

    You can also follow her on Instagram @yogi_beans to learn more about yoga for kids and get a free trial for an online class: instagram.com/yogi_beans 

    This week’s episode is sponsored by Caden Lane, quality eco-friendly clothes for kids since 2005. For 20% off your order, head to CadenLane.com/WHATIFWORLD and use code WHATIFWORLD.

    Join our Patreon for ad-free stories, monthly bonus episodes, a shout-out on the show, bi-annual mailings, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld

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

    Eric and Karen O'Keeffe make What If World. Our character art is by Ana Stretcu, and our episode art is by Lynn Hickernell. A big thanks to our producer Miss Lynn. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe, and our theme song is by Craig Martinson.Advertise on What If World: advertising@airwavemedia.com

    • 23 min
    M.C. Detective Agency - Chapter 4 - Don’t Try This At Home

    M.C. Detective Agency - Chapter 4 - Don’t Try This At Home

    It’s the beginning of File 2: The Case of the Missing (Atomic) Model. In chapter four of our ongoing comic book adaptation, Poppi and Ray travel back in time to meet Albert Einstein and start learning about what an atom truly is. Can you help them along the way?

    The M.C. Detective Agency is a comic book series written by Colleen Kelley, Ph.D., as part of Kids Chemical Solutions. It has helped kids get an early introduction to chemistry and master material taught at the college level. The four-part comic book series, along with activity packets and sample lesson plans, are available at kidschemicalsolutions.com

    Their Periodic Table of Elements is free via this Google Drive Link.

    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 producer Miss Lynn. Our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe, and our theme song is by Craig Martinson.

    Advertise on What If World: advertising@airwavemedia.com

    • 19 min
    SME #16: Squidopus Sauna

    SME #16: Squidopus Sauna

    Things get even more impossible than usual when Cthunkle joins Mr. Eric and Miss Lynn for a bonus round that will tickle your taste buds (or maybe not)!

    Part trivia, part interview, Stump Mr. Eric is a show where you can ask us any question. Share some trivia you know, or ask a question for Mr. Eric, Miss Lynn, or a What If World character of your choice. If you'd like to see something weird happen on the show, give us a challenge for one of our trivia/interview segments. Speaking in rhymes or questions? Improv games? Riddles? Silly contests? You name it, and (with any luck) we'll try it!

    We need your questions! Send stumper questions, answers, and ideas to whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com with your grownup's permission. Please use "Stump" or "Stumper" in the subject line.

    Please share the answers, too, so we can learn together. And as always, let's keep it kind!

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