Short & Curly

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A guy
 Jun 7, 2020
Noice.

Vaani
 Oct 20, 2019
So interesting! Only problem is that episodes take a long time to come.

Vaani
 Oct 19, 2018
😃😍🤩 super

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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.

Episode Date
Bringing back extinct animals. What could go wrong?
24:20
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?
Sep 17, 2020
Should we censor stuff on the internet?
23:37
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?
Sep 17, 2020
Should Gabi have climbed the cherry blossom tree?
20:52
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?
Sep 17, 2020
Do you always have to keep a secret?
23:57
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.
Sep 17, 2020
Food fight! Can you be an ethical snacker?
24:38
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.
Sep 17, 2020
PRESENTS – Mackaroy Uncovered Episode 1
18:07
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.
Sep 02, 2020
PRESENTS — The Weirdness 
06:09
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.
Jul 28, 2020
PRESENTS — Mackaroy Uncovered
03:19
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.
Jul 01, 2020
Are you really free?
09:25
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.
Apr 08, 2020
Oedipus – The Musical
27:17
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.
Apr 08, 2020
Why is your room so messy?
21:29
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?
Apr 08, 2020
Did your brain make you do it?
22:35
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!).
Apr 08, 2020
Are you the boss of your emotions?
20:55
Molly and Carl might be great friends but that doesn't mean they don't fight sometimes. But when they do get into conflict they have very different ways of dealing with things. So, what should you do if you're feeling hurt or angry with someone? Is it best to bottle up your emotions and say nothing, or is it healthier to let it all out? We'll be getting some tips from an ancient group called The Stoics, who wanted to know how to deal with the highs and lows of being alive.
Apr 08, 2020
Is it society's fault if you become a criminal?
23:31
The bushranger Ned Kelly led a gang of criminals more than 100 years ago. He was first arrested when he was just 14 and then he went on to rob and kill people. But before his last infamous shootout, Ned Kelly wrote a letter to the world saying that none of it was his fault, that society was unfair and he had no alternative. So, can you really blame society for how your life turns out?
Apr 08, 2020
BONUS—How to work together through coronavirus
12:50
Like the whole world, the Short & Curly team is dealing with the coronavirus. In this special episode, Matt, Carl and Molly talk about how working together when things get hard can make a big difference for everyone. And Carl learns that wearing lycra and doing jazzercise is great fun when you’re in isolation!
Mar 20, 2020
BONUS — Pets, pests and farm animals, why do we value them differently?
26:31
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.
Jan 16, 2020
Do you want to become a vampire?
28:45
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?
Nov 25, 2019
Should we ban families?
24:55
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?
Nov 25, 2019
Should we ban families?
24:55
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?
Nov 25, 2019
Should you give up your teddy bear?
21:41
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.
Nov 25, 2019
What is discrimination and is it always bad?
19:46
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?
Nov 25, 2019
Did Carl really see a UFO?
24:15
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?
Nov 25, 2019
Is it ever okay to be a cannibal?
25:18
Jun 20, 2019
Are parents hypocrites?
23:14
Jun 20, 2019
When should you stop being friends with someone?
19:48
Jun 20, 2019
Should grown-ups lie to you?
22:36
Jun 20, 2019
Should we put GPS trackers on kids?
22:43
Jun 20, 2019
PRESENTS – Fierce Girls by fierce girls!
03:30
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!
Jun 17, 2019
PRESENTS – Fierce Girls by fierce girls!
03:30
Jun 17, 2019
PRESENTS – Tai Asks Why: What happens after you die?
22:38
Feb 04, 2019
Birthday presents — should we stop giving them?
21:01
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.
Nov 29, 2018
Birthday presents — should we stop giving them?
21:01
Nov 29, 2018
Is a child's life more valuable than an adult's?
21:01
Nov 29, 2018
What can Severus Snape from Harry Potter teach us about courage and forgiveness?
26:00
Nov 29, 2018
Mind games and teasing on the sporting field
19:33
Nov 29, 2018
Answer the question! Short & Curly the game show
21:47
Nov 29, 2018
PRESENTS — our first ever book: The Short & Curly Guide to Life
03:50
Oct 11, 2018
PRESENTS — Animal Sound Safari
02:00
Sep 13, 2018
PRESENTS — Pants on Fire
20:37
Aug 02, 2018
A sad tale about Matt Beard’s pet fish, Bucket and Spade
25:37
Jun 26, 2018
Who should decide when you can get your ears pierced?
21:54
Jun 26, 2018
What’s the point of school uniforms?
20:09
Jun 26, 2018
Was Robin Hood right? Should you rob the rich to help the poor?
23:16
Jun 26, 2018
Is it okay to use technology to help you sing better?
24:13
Jun 26, 2018
INTRODUCING — Short & Curly update!
01:57
May 28, 2018
PRESENTS — Fierce Girls
02:10
Mar 07, 2018
Life, death and a runaway train
22:21
Dec 12, 2017
When is it okay to dob on someone?
27:26
Dec 12, 2017
Were the Ancient Romans bad people?
27:40
Dec 12, 2017
What sort of life should an elephant have?
24:29
Dec 12, 2017
How to make the best kind of friends
26:54
Dec 12, 2017
INTRODUCING — Short & Curly Goes To America
02:34
Dec 05, 2017
Should we kill feral cats?
27:24
Sep 13, 2017
Is your classroom fair?
23:18
Sep 13, 2017
Would you donate your kidney to a stranger?
23:19
Sep 13, 2017
Can robot soldiers make armies better?
25:23
Sep 13, 2017
What would you risk to get to the top?
26:24
Sep 13, 2017
Should pugs exist?
24:00
Dec 20, 2016
Who wants a virtual life?
23:06
Dec 20, 2016
Why can’t children vote?
20:54
Dec 20, 2016
Are some people just unlucky?
23:45
Dec 20, 2016
The ethics of invisibility
19:54
Dec 20, 2016
Should we ban lollies?
17:45
Sep 13, 2016
Is Pokemon Go playing you?
20:48
Sep 13, 2016
Should celebrities keep it real?
23:15
Sep 13, 2016
Who gets saved first in a fire?
20:00
Sep 13, 2016
Do you have to love your sibling?
22:00
Sep 13, 2016
Should you eat your pet?
18:31
Jun 22, 2016
Is Dumbledore as great as he seems?
22:19
Jun 22, 2016
Is Dumbledore as great as he seems?
22:19
Jun 22, 2016
Should you move to Mars?
21:18
There are 1,000 people currently shortlisted for the trip of a lifetime, from which they will never return!  They want to be the first stage in the human habitation of the red planet.  But do humans have a right to inhabit other planets, and which humans specifically?  Would colonizing Mars be a chance to create a better world from scratch, or will it become an environmental and ethical nightmare?  Would you want to go?
Jun 22, 2016
Should you move to Mars?
21:18
Jun 22, 2016
Is it ever okay to lie?
19:33
Jun 22, 2016
Children under the microscope — the ethics of science
19:10
Jun 22, 2016
Can competitive sport be truly fair?
18:19
Mar 28, 2016
Can competitive sport be truly fair?
18:19
Mar 28, 2016
Is it ever okay to fight back against a bully?
18:18
Mar 27, 2016
Should chimps have the same rights as kids?
17:54
Mar 26, 2016
Is stealing music or jokes really stealing?
16:05
Mar 25, 2016
Can you trust a robot?
19:30
Mar 24, 2016