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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.

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English


Episodes

Is it ever okay to be a cannibal?

6/20/2019
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Molly, Carl and Matt become lost at sea, they've run out of food and they lack basic survival skills. So, would it be okay for them to eat each other if they get really really really hungry? Maybe don't listen to this episode while you're eating!

Duration:00:25:18

Are parents hypocrites?

6/20/2019
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"Do as I say, not as I do!" Does this sound like the adults in your life? Short & Curly listeners often complain that their parents tell them to do one thing but then do something completely different themselves. So unfair! Or is it?

Duration:00:23:14

When should you stop being friends with someone?

6/20/2019
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Here's a question from Short & Curly listener Harvey: "Is it OK to hang out with your friends if they're being mean to other people?" Difficult, right? Have you been in a tricky situation like this? What's the best thing to do and why?

Duration:00:19:48

Should grown-ups lie to you?

6/20/2019
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Molly has never been afraid of getting a needle because she knows the Needle Ninja will reward her bravery with a basket of Japanese lollies, cakes and toys. Carl has never heard of this person and thinks Molly has been tricked by her mum and dad. But is there any harm in believing in the Needle Ninja? And is it OK for parents to tell their kids stories if it makes them feel better?

Duration:00:22:36

Should we put GPS trackers on kids?

6/20/2019
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Carl often gets lost when he's out on the streets alone. So the S&C team have decided a tracking device will keep him safe and sound. But is this a good idea? How do we balance safety with the need to become independent? And would you be okay with an adult putting a tracking device on you?

Duration:00:22:43

PRESENTS – Fierce Girls by fierce girls!

6/17/2019
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Your second favourite podcast, Fierce Girls, has some amazing new stories to tell you. Even better, each story is written and narrated by the show’s super cool and fierce listeners! The stories about incredible Australian women have really inspired Molly, as you'll hear. And make sure you listen to the end — we’ve got some exciting Short & Curly news to share with you too!

Duration:00:03:50

PRESENTS – Tai Asks Why: What happens after you die?

2/3/2019
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The death of Tai’s grandfather gets him thinking about the afterlife. The idea that our bodies and consciousness become nothing is really weird and confusing. So Tai turns to different religions for answers. This podcast called Tai Asks Why comes from our friends in Canada at the CBC. Hope you like it!

Duration:00:22:38

PRESENTS — The perfect Christmas present

12/9/2018
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The Short & Curly Guide to Life — our first ever book — is out now. If you live outside Australia and are trying to get your hands on a copy, do a quick web search for international online booksellers with no shipping fees for the best Christmas present ever.

Duration:00:01:45

Birthday presents — should we stop giving them?

11/29/2018
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How much stuff do you have? How many toys, books, games and clothes have you got that you don't use or wear? Is it time to re-think why we give and receive birthday presents? Let's drop in to Molly's birthday party and find out. Brains Trust: Buranda State School — Luca, Huon, Freya, Serefie, Noya and Ava. Actors: Neve and Tessa.

Duration:00:21:00

Is a child's life more valuable than an adult's?

11/29/2018
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The Titanic cruise ship hit an iceberg in 1912 and sank to the bottom of the ocean. Lots of people died because there weren't enough life rafts for everyone. Women and children were offered seats on the lifeboats first because of their age and gender. But is that fair? Are the lives of kids more precious than the lives of adults? Guest: David Dyer, author of The Midnight Watch. Brains Trust: Buranda State School — Meena, Caitlin, Banjo, Rosey, Hailey and Rex.

Duration:00:21:01

What can Severus Snape from Harry Potter teach us about courage and forgiveness?

11/29/2018
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Severus Snape is one of the trickier characters in the Harry Potter series. As a teacher he can be mean and impatient and unfriendly and sarcastic. But Snape might also be able to teach us a lot about growing up and courage and forgiveness. Listen and decide for yourself. Guest: Lorrie Kim, author of Snape: A Definitive Reading. Brains Trust: Buranda State School — Meena, Caitlin, Banjo, Rosey, Hailey and Rex. Actors: Zali, Ngaio, Joel, Adam, Hannah and Jarvis.

Duration:00:26:00

Mind games and teasing on the sporting field

11/29/2018
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To be good at sport you need both physical skills and mental strength. So is it okay to tease and sledge your sporting opponents to get an advantage? Join Molly and Carl for a game of backyard cricket. Brains trust: Cricketers Haadia Khan, Lucy Johnston, Grace Bryson-Smith and Sienna Moore. Actors: Zali, Ngaio, Joel, Adam, Hannah and Jarvis

Duration:00:19:33

Answer the question! Short & Curly the game show

11/29/2018
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Test your buzzers, put your Short and Curly thinking caps on and get ready for round one. Molly, Carl and Matt tackle some of the many questions you've emailed us, on the game show that's got everyone talking: Answer The Question! Actors: Zali, Ngaio, Joel, Adam, Hannah and Jarvis.

Duration:00:17:51

PRESENTS — our first ever book: The Short & Curly Guide to Life

10/11/2018
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Short & Curly’s favourite philosopher Matt Beard has teamed up with the show’s boss Kyla Slaven (AKA Mistress Kyla) to write a book for members of the global Short & Curly gang: that’s you! With a whole lot of new curly questions to ask, we venture into the homes, school yards, and lives of kids today. It’s packed with weird and amazing ideas and adventures. Here’s how to get your hands on the book: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/the-short-and-curly-guide-to-life-9780143792185

Duration:00:03:49

PRESENTS — Animal Sound Safari

9/13/2018
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Carl wants to tell you about a cool new podcast he’s listening to, but mostly he wants you to know what a great actor he is (not!). Have a listen and rate his performance.

Duration:00:01:57

PRESENTS — Pants on Fire

8/2/2018
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Carl thinks he's pretty good at spotting when someone is telling a lie. But is he? We think one of the reasons Carl is enjoying the podcast, Pants on Fire, is because it allows him to test out his lie detection skills. Pants on Fire is a quiz show with a difference, with each episode focusing on something interesting like robots, or bats or dancing or mobile devices. One of the grown up "experts" on each show is telling you lies and so you and a young guest need to work out who is fibbing...

Duration:00:20:37

A sad tale about Matt Beard’s pet fish, Bucket and Spade

6/26/2018
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Matt was so excited when he bought two pet fish and named them Bucket and Spade. It wasn't long though before one of those fish got sick. Very sick. The pet shop said he needed special chemicals for the water, so he spent a lot of money to make things better. Sadly, things didn’t improve for Bucket. Or was it Spade? Anyway, did Matt do the right thing for his fish? And is a fish’s life as important as other types of pets?

Duration:00:25:37

Who should decide when you can get your ears pierced?

6/25/2018
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Some kids really want to get their ears pierced but their parents won’t let them. So, who should get to decide when and how you’re allowed to decorate your body with a piercing or even a tattoo? We get out the piercing gun and the tattoo ink and find out how much control we should have over our own bodies.

Duration:00:21:53

What’s the point of school uniforms?

6/25/2018
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School uniforms have been around for hundreds of years but what’s the point of them? Do they kill your individuality, or do they help you focus on learning, without all the worries about fashion and how you dress? We hear from children who wear uniforms and children who don’t.

Duration:00:20:09

Was Robin Hood right? Should you rob the rich to help the poor?

6/25/2018
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Robin Hood and his band of merry men of Sherwood forest reckoned rich people had it too good. So, they roamed around the countryside robbing the rich to give to the poor. Do you agree?

Duration:00:23:16