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A fast-paced fun-filled ethics podcast for kids and their parents that asks those curly questions. From banning lollies to trusting robots, and from colonising other planets to eating pets, Short & Curly covers it all.

A fast-paced fun-filled ethics podcast for kids and their parents that asks those curly questions. From banning lollies to trusting robots, and from colonising other planets to eating pets, Short & Curly covers it all.

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United States

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A fast-paced fun-filled ethics podcast for kids and their parents that asks those curly questions. From banning lollies to trusting robots, and from colonising other planets to eating pets, Short & Curly covers it all.

Language:

English


Episodes

BITE — Killing in computer games

2/15/2021
Do you ever play computer games where you have to kill another character? Does that make you feel bad? Should it? Today's BITE: Is it wrong to enjoy killing people in computing games?

Duration:00:05:58

Is it fair to punish the whole class?

12/24/2020
Have you ever been in a situation where someone did something wrong, but didn't own up? And then the teacher punished the whole class until the real culprit confessed! Is it fair for a whole group to be punished for something one person did? Molly, Carl and Matt go back to school to find out. Brains Trust — Somerset College in Queensland: Ethan, Saeesha, Spencer, Maddi, John, and Harry.

Duration:00:21:47

Swimmers vs sharks — who matters most?

12/24/2020
On a hot sunny day there's nothing Molly loves better than a swim in the ocean. But the sea can be dangerous, right? There are big waves, dangerous rips and SHARKS! Even though shark attacks are actually very rare, they can be deadly. So, should we kill sharks before they have a chance to kill us? Brains Trust: Guardian Angels Primary School in Queensland — Cienna, Daniel, Ellena, Eva, Kaizin and Laetitia. Paul De Gelder — Former Navy Diver and shark attack survivor.

Duration:00:23:13

Do the ends justify the means?

12/24/2020
When Matt doesn't have his nose in a big thick philosophy book, he loves watching movies. So when he invites Molly and Carl to "Matt's Mega Movie Trivia Night", they jump at the chance. But it's not any old trivia night, it's about ethics, and he asks only one big question: If you do something bad but you do it to make the end result good, does that make it okay? Brains Trust: Guardian Angels Primary School in Queensland — Cienna, Daniel, Ellena, Eva, Kaizin and Laetitia

Duration:00:23:38

Should robots replace humans?

12/24/2020
Imagine a future where robots do the jobs humans are doing now, like construction workers, nurses, musicians and truck drivers. We could spend more time relaxing and playing with our friends. Woo hoo, bring it on! But are there some jobs that robots can't or shouldn't do? Brains Trust: Guardian Angels Primary School in Queensland — Cienna, Daniel, Ellena, Eva, Kaizin and Laetitia

Duration:00:20:43

Who owns a forest?

12/24/2020
Molly and Carl take a riverboat adventure along the Amazon river in search of an elusive and very fragrant plant in the Amazon forest. But who owns this flower, and who owns the forest it's in? And who should get to decide what happens to the "the lungs of humanity", the Amazon rainforest? Brains Trust: Somerset College in Queensland — Charlotte, Abhiraj, Magnus, Isabel, Sarah and Archie

Duration:00:22:43

A little gift for you!

12/24/2020
Molly and Carl got you something for Christmas. They made it themselves, on their phones. What could it be?

Duration:00:02:24

INTRODUCING — Short & Curly's big surprise!

12/19/2020
2020 has been a pretty weird year, right? But at least we know one thing: Short & Curly listeners are the best! So here’s something just for you.

Duration:00:01:51

BITE — Banning peanut butter

11/16/2020
Nut allergies are one of the super dangerous food allergies. If you’re allergic to nuts, it causes anaphylaxis and sometimes death. Today’s BITE: Should we ban nuts since people with allergies can die if they eat them? Thanks to Tammy for this excellent question.

Duration:00:03:43

BITE — Rough play

11/9/2020
You can do things on the sporting field which would be a big no no at almost any other time. Today's BITE: Should rough sports be banned? Thanks to Nora for this excellent question.

Duration:00:04:25

BITE — Bossy parents

11/2/2020
Have you ever asked why you have to do something and your parent or an adult says to you, "Because I say so"? It's so infuriating, right? Today's BITE: Do we have to do everything our parents tell us to? Thanks to Samira for this excellent question.

Duration:00:05:07

INTRODUCING — Short & Curly BITES

10/29/2020
We get so curly many questions sent to us that we thought we'd make some special mini bite-sized versions of the show for you to nibble on! We will drop these BITES into your podcast feed (get it?) every now and then, so keep your ears out.

Duration:00:02:37

PRESENTS — Fierce Girls

10/18/2020
Does the thought of diving into the water from a great height freak you out? How about moving to a country on the other side of the world? Or have you ever wanted to be a writer, or even a poet? No matter what kind of life you dream of having, how do you make it happen? The new season of the excellent podcast Fierce Girls has just landed, and it's packed full of stories of women who took something they loved and turned it into a life full of adventure, excitement and challenges. We think...

Duration:00:00:36

Bringing back extinct animals. What could go wrong?

9/16/2020
So many birds, mammals and insects which once existed on Earth are now gone forever — extinct, kaput! This got Carl thinking, what if forever wasn't really forever? Should we try and bring some of these creatures back, especially if it was humans who caused them to become extinct in the first place?

Duration:00:24:20

Should we censor stuff on the internet?

9/16/2020
When Molly and Carl are not making Short & Curly they are in charge of the world's biggest video sharing platform, called, TubeVids. That's right, it's their job to watch gaming videos, and movie parodies all day long! But it's not all fun and cat videos, people also post lots of mean stuff, as well as videos that are straight out untrue. What should they do about it? Let all the videos stay online or censor what we get to see?

Duration:00:23:37

Should Gabi have climbed the cherry blossom tree?

9/16/2020
Cherry blossom trees are very important in Japan. They're so special they even have their own festival every year. Our listener Gabi lives in Japan and got in trouble for climbing one. But did he really do the wrong thing? Do the rules of another culture (or even another family) apply to us when we visit?

Duration:00:20:52

Do you always have to keep a secret?

9/16/2020
If your friend asks you to keep a secret, should you ever break that promise? When should you keep your mouth zipped and when should you spill the beans? Join us for an old-fashioned detective story involving a crime and a secret.

Duration:00:23:57

Food fight! Can you be an ethical snacker?

9/16/2020
Molly and Carl love snacks and treats. But when one of our listener's challenges them to buy only ethical snack foods, they face tricky choices in the supermarket. Join us on a race to see whether things that are yummy to eat can also be good for the world.

Duration:00:24:38

PRESENTS – Mackaroy Uncovered Episode 1

9/2/2020
Team Short & Curly has got its hands on the first episode of new podcast, Mackaroy Uncovered. It’s a mystery adventure we think you’ll love about two middle schoolers who discover super weird stuff happening in their town.

Duration:00:18:07

PRESENTS — The Weirdness

7/28/2020
We’ve got another awesome podcast you need to get into your ears! It’s called The Weirdness. Friends Arlo and Sierra, like Carl and Molly, host their own podcast in which they investigate unexplained phenomena like the Loch Ness Monster and the Yeti. They’ve never actually seen any of these weird beasts — that is until they track down an unusual caller who turns out to be Bigfoot himself. Yup. THE bigfoot. It turns out, the Weirdness is real, and it’s everywhere. Yikes.

Duration:00:06:08