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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
    • 4.0 • 22 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 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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    • 18 min
    Sun Snappers (Guilds & Goblins 5)

    Sun Snappers (Guilds & Goblins 5)

    The adventurers awaken as captives, with no memory of how they got to this strange new place? Can they find their way out of even more trouble than usual?

    Lessons include: A little “bad luck” can challenge our creativity and lead us to bold new ideas

    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!

    Today, we’re sponsored in part by Faraway, a new short story collection from Amazon Original Stories. Five retold fairy tales—for adults—that take the happily-ever-after in daring new directions. The Faraway collection is available in audio and eBook format and Amazon Prime members listen and read for free. Download now at amazon.com/farawaystories

    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 Sun Snapper artwork is by patron Iris.


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    • 20 min
    Faerie Forest (Guilds & Goblins 4)

    Faerie Forest (Guilds & Goblins 4)

    The adventurers get some cryptic clues to start their next quest. The only way to find what they need will be to face down their most dangerous challenge yet!

    Lessons include: Donating, repurposing, and recycling your old things can give them a new life; when our actions have unintended consequences, it’s important to take responsibility for them

    Today, we’re sponsored in part by Faraway, a new short story collection from Amazon Original Stories. Five retold fairy tales—for adults—that take the happily-ever-after in daring new directions. The Faraway collection is available in audio and eBook format and Amazon Prime members listen and read for free. Download now at amazon.com/farawaystories

    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 artwork is by Karen O'Keeffe.


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    • 27 min
    A Cthunkle Carol (Part 2)

    A Cthunkle Carol (Part 2)

    Cthunkle left off with the impulsive ghost of Ifmas Present. Will the wicked Squidopus learn the error of his ways, or will he defeated by a sludge monster?

    Lessons include: Being kind and fair can feel like a sacrifice, but it’s a very rewarding one; being unfair may not always get you punished, but it rarely brings you true happiness.

    Today, we’re sponsored in part by Faraway, a new short story collection from Amazon Original Stories. Five retold fairy tales—for adults—that take the happily-ever-after in daring new directions. The Faraway collection is available in audio and eBook format and Amazon Prime members listen and read for free. Download now at amazon.com/farawaystories

    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 Cthunkle artwork is by Ana Stretcu, with some Ifmas flair by Karen O'Keeffe.


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    • 19 min
    A Cthunkle Carol (Part 1)

    A Cthunkle Carol (Part 1)

    Cthunkle’s getting a surprise birthday present, a story where he’s actually taken over What If World! Of course, ruling the world may not be so fun when Cthunkle finds himself haunted by moralizing spirits...

    Lessons include: Great wealth and power doesn’t bring great happiness; we don’t need to wait for the holidays to be kind to each other.

    I’m honored to be sponsored by BetterHelp. Join over 1 million people who have taken charge of their mental health! As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting betterhelp.com/whatifworld.

    Today, we’re sponsored in part by Faraway, a new short story collection from Amazon Original Stories. Five retold fairy tales—for adults—that take the happily-ever-after in daring new directions. The Faraway collection is available in audio and eBook format and Amazon Prime members listen and read for free. Download now at amazon.com/farawaystories

    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 Cthunkle artwork is by Ana Stretcu, with some Ifmas flair by Karen O'Keeffe.


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    • 17 min
    What How World: Tell Your Own Story!

    What How World: Tell Your Own Story!

    Mr. Eric gets a little help from Alabaster, Abacus, and Cleocatra as he runs you through a story activity. This is a great activity to try with friends and even grownups!

    Lessons include: Learn how to start your own make believe scenes from a simple suggestion; you’ll have more fun imagining with friends when you work to accept each other’s ideas

    I’m honored to be sponsored by BetterHelp. Join over 1 million people who have taken charge of their mental health! As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting betterhelp.com/whatifworld.

    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 artwork was put together using images by Andrea and Lucas.


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    • 17 min

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