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Emmy and a special co-host ask 7 Questions to the man behind the popular kid podcast ‘What If World’

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Every week I’m interviewing fascinating people in our community, nation and around the world!

The idea came from a Facebook commenter who saw a video of me and my family floating down the river in Island Park. The person said I should turn the tables and interview my dad (Nate Eaton) – so I did and the rest is history!

Today my brother, Everett, is joining me as a special co-host. We are speaking with Eric O’Keeffe, the host of ‘What if World’ – one of the most popular kid storytelling podcasts in the world. Every week Mr. Eric tells a story based on a ‘What if’ question he receives from a kid listener.

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? Abacus P Grumbler, Randall Radbot, and Whendiana Joan help Mr. Eric tell wacky stories inspired by the questions!

We love ‘What if World’ and Everett and I asked the following questions:

  • Can you explain what ‘What if World’ is and how did it get started?
  • Who is your favorite character from ‘What if World’?
  • What is your favorite part of recording new ‘What if World’ shows?
  • How many questions and ideas are submitted to you every week?
  • Can you ever run out of ‘What If’ questions and what would happen if you did?
  • Is it hard to come up with creative stories every week?
  • What do you like to do with your family when you’re not working on ‘What if World’?


  • What advice do you have for us?
  • We want to give some ‘What if World’. Here’s mine (Everett): What is Fred the Dog got a Nintendo Switch?
  • And here’s mine (Emmy): What is Pheralese fell in love with Mr. Eric?

Mr. Eric was kind enough to answer our ‘What if World’ questions and we had a great time talking with him. Watch the video in the player above!

You can find out more about ‘What if World’ here, on Facebook and on Instagram.

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