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Short & Curly

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Rank #81 in Kids & Family category

Kids & Family
Society & Culture
Philosophy
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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.

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577 Ratings
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Hello

By sprikls - Dec 04 2019
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I’m sorry I’m English I love

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By 🐼star - Nov 18 2019
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Such a fun way to learn ethics.😄

iTunes Ratings

577 Ratings
Average Ratings
457
39
28
18
35

Hello

By sprikls - Dec 04 2019
Read more
I’m sorry I’m English I love

Yay

By 🐼star - Nov 18 2019
Read more
Such a fun way to learn ethics.😄

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Short & Curly

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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.

Rank #1: Is it ever okay to lie?

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Kind lies. White lies. Little lies. We take a trip to the fun park to look at all sorts of lies we tell for all sorts of reasons. Like what if your parent asks you to pretend to be younger than you are to get a cheaper entry fee? What’s the right thing to do? Amidst the rides and games, junk food and excitement, we explore a few stories about lying, a subject which has divided some of the greatest thinkers in history.

Jun 22 2016

19mins

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Rank #2: Should pugs exist?

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Carl thinks they have the cutest squashiest faces and biggest googley eyes of the entire canine world. He definitely wants to buy one.

Dec 20 2016

24mins

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Rank #3: Is it ever okay to be a cannibal?

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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!

Jun 20 2019

25mins

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Rank #4: How to make the best kind of friends

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Making friends and keeping friends can be hard. Sometimes you like someone a lot and then one of you changes and your friendship ends.

Dec 12 2017

26mins

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Rank #5: When should you stop being friends with someone?

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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?

Jun 20 2019

19mins

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Rank #6: Are parents hypocrites?

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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?

Jun 20 2019

23mins

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Rank #7: Life, death and a runaway train

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An out-of-control train is heading straight for a group of people who don’t know they are about to be hit.  You, as the driver, have some life and death decisions to make.  What will you do?  Hop on for a journey into one of the world’s most famous thought experiments.

Dec 12 2017

22mins

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Rank #8: Is your classroom fair?

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That’s not fair!  How often have you heard that said at school?

Sep 13 2017

23mins

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Rank #9: PRESENTS — Pants on Fire

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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 and who isn't. Have a listen to Pants on Fire see what you think.

Aug 02 2018

20mins

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Rank #10: What’s the point of school uniforms?

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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.

Jun 26 2018

20mins

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Rank #11: Is it ever okay to fight back against a bully?

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Is the victim blameless if they become aggressor?

Mar 27 2016

18mins

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Rank #12: Was Robin Hood right? Should you rob the rich to help the poor?

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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?

Jun 26 2018

23mins

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Rank #13: Birthday presents — should we stop giving them?

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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.

Nov 29 2018

21mins

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Rank #14: Is Dumbledore as great as he seems?

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He is wise and old and learned and kind, but the Principal of Hogwarts is not perfect.  He deceives, he holds back really important information about issues of life and death, and is willing to sacrifice Harry Potter for the good of the many, leading him (as Professor Snape says) “like a pig to slaughter”.  So, is Dumbledore an ethical person?  How flawed are we allowed to be and still be counted as “good”?

Jun 22 2016

22mins

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Rank #15: A sad tale about Matt Beard’s pet fish, Bucket and Spade

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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?

Jun 26 2018

25mins

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Rank #16: Why can’t children vote?

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Kids have to live by the rules of the society they are born into but don’t get a say on what those rules are. Unfair, right?

Dec 20 2016

20mins

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Rank #17: Who should decide when you can get your ears pierced?

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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.

Jun 26 2018

21mins

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Rank #18: Do you have to love your sibling?

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We’re often told we have a special responsibility to our brothers and sisters just because they are family. But, do we really? And what kind of duty is it?  What if you found out the annoying new kid at school was your long lost brother or sister?  Would you feel any differently about them? And, if you really didn’t like them, is it somehow worse to kill a sibling than to kill anyone else? Yep, some murderously tricky questions!

Sep 13 2016

22mins

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Rank #19: When is it okay to dob on someone?

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Kids dob to parents and teachers for all kinds of reasons.  It often feels bad when someone tells on you.

Dec 12 2017

27mins

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Rank #20: Were the Ancient Romans bad people?

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The Ancient Romans were a bloodthirsty lot. As entertainment they headed down to the local arena, to watch people and animals fight to the death.

Dec 12 2017

27mins

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