59 episodes

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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    • Kids & Family

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.

    BONUS — Pets, pests and farm animals, why do we value them differently?

    BONUS — Pets, pests and farm animals, why do we value them differently?

    Short & Curly listeners Harry, Max and Hugo live on farm surrounded by all kinds of animals: pets, livestock, and also pests like feral pigs. Some animals they love, some animals they hate, and some are just another member of the herd. Why do we value some animals differently from others? Come with us as we get a tour of their farm. And a warning, this episode deals with the death of animals.

    • 26 min
    Do you want to become a vampire?

    Do you want to become a vampire?

    Would you like to live forever? Molly and Carl like the idea of being immortal. The upsides: you won’t ever die, you’ll never run out of time to try new things and meet new people. The downsides: drinking blood and sleeping in a coffin, and your non-vampire friends will all leave you when they die. So, would immortality be worth it? And how can you make a decision about something so hugely different from any experience you’ve ever had before?

    • 28 min
    Should we ban families?

    Should we ban families?

    Why do some kids get all the luck? It doesn’t seem fair that some children are born into families with lots of love and support while others don't get any, or don’t have a family at all. The philosopher Plato had a pretty wild idea for how to fix this unfairness — get rid of families! He said if we did that, people would care more about all children, not just their own. What do you think? Would the world be a better and fairer place if we brought up children in a different way?

    • 24 min
    Should you give up your teddy bear?

    Should you give up your teddy bear?

    Do you have a teddy, a doll or a rug that is, or was, very important to you? We are told that as we grow up we need to get rid of ‘babyish’ things like that, but do we really? And if we lose our teddy or give it away, is it alright to feel sad about it? We hear about teddies and other things which were important to Molly, Carl and Matt and find out who kept theirs and why.

    • 21 min
    What is discrimination and is it always bad?

    What is discrimination and is it always bad?

    One of the best places to be on a hot summer's day is cooling off in a swimming pool. But until the 1960s Aboriginal people were not allowed to swim in the local pool in Moree, in country New South Wales. They were excluded because of a reason that had nothing to do with the ability to swim. They were excluded only because they were Aboriginal. So what is discrimination and what makes it bad?

    • 19 min
    Did Carl really see a UFO?

    Did Carl really see a UFO?

    Carl is excited because he saw a UFO last night. He can't believe it! (And neither can Molly, but for different reasons). But should we believe Carl and if not, why not? How do we decide if something is true or not? What sort of evidence do we need?

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

MEAHHAN ,

This is the best podcast ever

Hi Molly hi Carl hi Mat your podcasts are completely amazing you’re all so funny.
Please make more I need them there
All so amazing I told my teacher and she love’s them so much.
Please make one about why it’s unfair that teachers favourite people and then give them awards for doing nothing at all

09Albertboy😎 ,

Best show ever!!!!

Every time am in bed I just want to lessen to short and curly they just need to upload more

awesome and attractive ,

Short and Curly

Hi Molly and Carl
I love you so much. You are the one of three podcasts I listen to EVER!!! Pugs are cute and they always look sad. Can you do a podcast on Harry Potter and baby animals

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