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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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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.

    PRESENTS — The Weirdness 

    PRESENTS — The Weirdness 

    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. 

    • 6 min
    PRESENTS — Mackaroy Uncovered

    PRESENTS — Mackaroy Uncovered

    We wanted to share a new podcast from the ABC that we think you'll love. In the quiet Australian country town of Mackaroy, something really strange is happening. The School's principal has disappeared, the whole town's internet keeps crashing every night, and people are being watched. Fourteen-year-old best friends Tang and Mitch are on the case, but someone really doesn't want them to find out the truth. Join them over eight episodes as they try to uncover the secret of what's really going on in Mackaroy.

    • 3 min
    Are you really free?

    Are you really free?

    This season we look at one of the curliest questions of them all, are you really free? We say all the time that someone made good choices or bad choices. Or that they should be punished or rewarded for the choices they make. But did you really choose to like a certain style of fashion? Is it your fault if you're a messy person? Can society be blamed for people turning to crime? And do Molly and Carl have any control over their emotions? (Umm, that's a big NO). Join us as we try and find out if we have free will or not.

    • 9 min
    Oedipus – The Musical

    Oedipus – The Musical

    Meet Oedipus. He's the main character in one of the world’s oldest stories. He lived a long time ago and he did some pretty bad things. But was it his fault or was it fate? Was there anything he could have done to avoid tragedy? Join Molly, Carl and Matt as they sing their way through an ancient tale of terrible misfortune. 

    • 27 min
    Why is your room so messy?

    Why is your room so messy?

    We visit the bedroom of one of the messiest kids we know, Harriet. She hates cleaning her room more than anything in life and it always looks like someone opened every drawer and threw all the contents into the air. But is it her fault that her room is a pigsty? And if other kids can manage to keep their rooms tidy, why can’t Harriet?   

    • 21 min
    Did your brain make you do it?

    Did your brain make you do it?

    You're at the movies with a giant box of popcorn on your lap, enjoying the film and eating the popcorn. You look down and see the box is empty, but you don't even remember eating it all, because you were focused on the film. As you gobbled on those salty snacks, were you in control of your actions? Are you still responsible if you do something unconsciously? The famous science writer Sam Harris says we are biochemical puppets, not anywhere near as in control as we think we are. So, we're going to take a look at Carl's brain to find out who's in charge (if anyone!).

    • 22 min

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