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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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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?
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Are you really free?

Are you really free?

2020-04-0827:174

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.
Oedipus – The Musical

Oedipus – The Musical

2020-04-0827:066

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.
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?
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!).
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.
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?
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! If you’re doing it a bit tough and need some help there are a bunch of places you get in touch with:  Youth Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636  Reach out https://au.reachout.com/  Parent help line 1300 30 1300  Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800  Lifeline 131114
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.
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?
Should we ban families?

Should we ban families?

2019-11-2524:554

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?
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.
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?
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?
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Suggestions With Otter 2

Yay a new season!

Sep 17th
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MDCO Ward

i love your pod cast im7 its relle good... 😁😁😁

Jul 20th
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MDCO Ward

no i love your pod cast a LOT its relle good im 7

Jul 20th
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Laura O'Connor

Very Good

May 30th
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KayKay Rose💖

I love it 😁

May 24th
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DogeGaming

Good

Mar 21st
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sanaz shoaie

very well

Nov 30th
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Aria

still love it!

Nov 17th
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Aria

LOVE IT!!!!!😄😃😀😊😉☺😍😘😚😗😙😜😁😆😋

Nov 17th
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jane fifi lamour

I love this episode

Nov 9th
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Sophie Ransom

I love that song haha lol

Jul 26th
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Gus Chrudimsky

thank you for the episode

May 10th
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alison oakleigh

😌

Apr 15th
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alison oakleigh

I love it

Apr 15th
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Mister Spoon

at least one more episode your podcast is to amazing😢😓☹️

Feb 25th
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Mister Spoon

please add more episodes we miss all of the fun why are you not making any more pleassseeeee.

Jan 31st
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Mister Spoon

your podcast is so good

Dec 16th
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Thomas Pearson

Short

Nov 30th
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Tony Romero

if the robin hood episode doesnt advocate for marxist-leninist-maoism, then re-record it.

Nov 28th
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Aubrey Grace

This was posted on my birthday!

Oct 6th
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