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Short & Curly

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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Are some pranks just not okay?

Have you ever pranked your brother or sister by freezing their bowl of cereal and milk the night before and then serving them a solid, icy breakfast? Or have you replaced salt in the saltshaker with sugar? Or put big, heavy rocks in a friend's school bag when they're not looking? Pranks can be can hilarious and entertaining, but can it sometimes be just plain wrong and mean to prank someone?Brains Trust – Lyneham Primary School: Oliver, Lanna, Toby, Riley, Elly

23mins

15 Sep 2021

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Should you give money to homeless people?

Have you ever been asked for money by a homeless person? What happened? And do you think we have any responsibility to help strangers when they are in need?

22mins

15 Sep 2021

Rank #2

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Is Santa Claus a bad person?

Imagine if you were being watched every second of the day to make sure you behaved well. And then you got rewarded or punished depending on how you acted? In this episode, we take a long hard look at Santa Claus, because news flash, we are told he's watching you day and night.

25mins

15 Sep 2021

Rank #3

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Do athletes have to be role models too?

We admire our favourite sportspeople for their physical skills but do they have to be good people as well? Should we expect sportspeople to be role models on and off the field? Join superstar athletes Molly and Carl at the World Ping Pong championships.

18mins

15 Sep 2021

Rank #4

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Do horses want us to ride them?

For centuries humans have ridden horses. We've ridden them long distances, into wars, in big races and just for fun. We've developed a close relationship with horses. But has anyone asked a horse what it thinks about all this? Would a horse want us to ride it and how would we even know?

22mins

15 Sep 2021

Rank #5

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BITE — Selling unwanted presents

Ever opened a present and thought, “I will never use this”. So why not just sell it and buy something you do like? Today’s BITE: Is it okay to sell a present someone gave you? Thanks to Indi for this excellent question.

4mins

23 Jun 2021

Rank #6

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BITE — Pocket money

Do you get pocket money, and if so, do you have to do something to earn it?Today's BITE: Should I get pocket money for doing chores?Bites producer: Jake Morcom

4mins

23 Jun 2021

Rank #7

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BITE — Drinking beer

If beer has no alcohol in it, is it still really beer? Today’s BITE: Should kids be allowed to drink beer if it’s non-alcoholic? Thanks to Harry for this excellent question. Bites producer: Jake Morcom

4mins

23 Jun 2021

Rank #8

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BITE — You can’t watch that

Have you ever watched a movie or TV show that was meant to be for adults only? Do you wish you hadn’t seen it, or are the rules about what kids can and can’t watch unfair? Today’s BITE: Is it okay to read books or watch movies that people say are too old for you?

4mins

23 Jun 2021

Rank #9

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BITE — Is love good?

Love is always good, right? Because love itself is good isn’t it? Well, isn’t it?? Today’s BITE: Is love always ethical? Thanks to Elizabeth for this excellent question.

4mins

23 Jun 2021

Rank #10