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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.

Short & Curly ABC Podcasts

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.6 • 1.1K Ratings

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.

    The ethics of smartphones

    The ethics of smartphones

    When Molly got her first smartphone, she was so excited she couldn’t stop staring at her screen and she walked into a power pole. Carl is not so convinced by this flashy and very useful technology.

    Brains Trust: Guardian Angels Primary School in Queensland — Cienna, Daniel, Ellena, Eva, Kaizin and Laetitia.

    • 22 min
    Making "life and death" decisions for your pet

    Making "life and death" decisions for your pet

    Molly and Carl finally get their dream jobs as vets but soon learn it's not all cuddles with cute animals — big and important decisions have to be made. Like whether to de-sex a pet or when it might be best to euthanise a much-loved furry member of the family.

    Brains Trust: Guardian Angels Primary School in Queensland — Cienna, Daniel, Ellena, Eva, Kaizin and Laetitia

    Guest: Dr Ari Ende, VETaround, Sydney

    • 21 min
    It's the end of the world. Let's go berserk!

    It's the end of the world. Let's go berserk!

    Here's a little thought experiment: if you found out the world was going to end next week, would the rules about right and wrong change? If there was no tomorrow would it be okay to steal something you really wanted, or punch someone who had been bullying you? Let's see how Molly and Carl deal with a little thing called… the end of the world.

    Brains Trust: Somerset College in Queensland — Ethan, Saeesha, Spencer, Maddi, John, and Harry.

    • 24 min
    Can we build a world that works for everyone?

    Can we build a world that works for everyone?

    Carl has shrunk Molly and set her up in a world built of LEGO. You'd think that would be a fun adventure, but not for Molly, who just doesn't fit in. We find out if it's possible to build a world that works for everyone.

    Brains Trust: Somerset College, Queensland — Charlotte, Abhiraj, Magnus, Isabel, Sarah and Archie.

    Guest: Simon Darcy, Professor of Social Inclusion at the University of Technology, Sydney.

    • 20 min
    Should we always be brave?

    Should we always be brave?

    Molly and Carl head to Sweden to try one of the most disgusting foods in the world. Just wait until you find out what it is! Between gagging and dry retching, they try to answer an important question — am I brave or am I a coward? And is one always good and one always bad?

    Brains Trust: Guardian Angels Primary School in Queensland — Cienna, Daniel, Ellena, Eva, Kaizin and Laetitia.

    • 24 min
    BITE — It was an accident!

    BITE — It was an accident!

    Have you ever been punished for something that was an accident? Like, you really, really didn't mean to do it, but you still got in trouble. Today's BITE: If you didn't mean to do something should you still get in trouble?

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

cowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwss ,

This podcast is awesome.

I love this podcast. I would really recommend it to anyone who wants just a fun, exciting, and just overall awesome podcast to listen to.

I just have a small idea, could you make a podcast about how to deal with stress while traveling?

Also, a podcast about people with ASD would be nice (speaking from personal experience, some people call us “freaks,” or ”weirdos”. It can be rather discouraging)

Another podcast idea – the ethics of having your best friend be a pet… Especially if your pet is a meat animal, like a beef cow.


Sincerely,
Hans Martin

Edited March 22, 2020. Thank you for the coronavirus episode. It was really helpful.

Edited June 2, 2020. I hope there are more soon!

Edited October 13, 2020. A few weeks ago, I noticed the new episodes I come out… September 16 is my birthday, so that was awesome. I felt like it was a birthday present. 😃😁😃😁

Edited November 2, 2020. Love the “bites”!!!!

Edited January 2, 2021. Yay! Christmas present!

Edited April 7, 2021 Love the new ones! Hans Smoot :—).

-PuffinMuffin- ,

My Thoughts...

✨ Amazing podcast! I’d love if there were dates for when the podcasts would be posted so we wouldn’t have to check for a new one every day. This is amazing and has led me to The Big Fib, Fierce Girls, Mackaroy Uncovered, and OOH Your in Trouble!. Keep up the great work - I love this so much! ✨

IceCreamSprinkles35 ,

Best podcast ever!!

Every time an episode comes out, I freak out in excitement!! Sooooooo Goooood!!! Also I agree with the idea about making an episode about the Hunger Games.

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