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Podcast Profile: Short & Curly

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151 episodes
2016 to 2024
Median: 21 minutes
Collection: Philosophy


Description (podcaster-provided):

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.


Themes and summary (AI-generated based on podcaster-provided show and episode descriptions):

➤ Ethics for kids and parents • Questioning beliefs and values • Moral dilemmas • Social issues • Emotions and personal growth • Practical and fun scenarios

"Short & Curly" is a lively and engaging ethics podcast designed for both children and their parents. The podcast tackles a wide array of thought-provoking questions and ethical dilemmas that are relevant to everyday life. With a fast-paced and fun-filled approach, the episodes explore topics that range from mundane activities to more complex moral quandaries.

Frequent themes include questions about fairness, honesty, and the consequences of actions. Episodes often delve into subjects like whether it is acceptable to adopt beliefs different from one's parents or how to handle pride without crossing into showing off. The podcast explores the ethics behind behaviors such as swearing, bullying, and "getting even." It also investigates the implications of seemingly simple actions like watching TV all day, jumping queues, and dealing with school resources disparities.

The show frequently incorporates moral situations involving hypothetical and fantastical elements, such as debating the ethics of listening to music created by problematic individuals, deciding the fate of a magical gemstone, or determining the appropriateness of leaving money to a pet. Convincing arguments and perspectives come into play through relatable scenarios, such as whether children should have homework, what to do with aging backyard chickens, and coping with lost friendships.

Moreover, "Short & Curly" brings an imaginative twist to the ethical explorations with a mini-series that envisions a world without fundamental elements like privacy, punishment, schools, and winning or losing. The podcast engages its young audience by addressing their direct contributions, using their curiosity to fuel episodes about issues like advertising claims, independence, false beliefs, and the dilemma of maintaining a clean room. By presenting a mix of fictional tales and real-life quandaries, the podcast fosters critical thinking about moral issues in an accessible and entertaining manner for families.


Episodes:
Episode Image BITE – Parents' Beliefs
2024-Jun-30
5 minutes
Episode Image BITE – Proud vs Showing Off
2024-Jun-30
5 minutes
Episode Image BITE – TV All Day
2024-Jun-30
5 minutes
Episode Image BITE – False Advertising
2024-Jun-30
5 minutes
Episode Image BITE – School Money
2024-Jun-30
5 minutes
Should you listen to good music made by a bad person?
2024-Mar-28
21 minutes
Should you leave all your money to a cat?
2024-Mar-28
22 minutes
What if you can’t invite all your friends to your birthday party?
2024-Mar-28
22 minutes
Episode Image Who should get the magical gemstone? A tale of elves, fairies and justice
2024-Mar-28
24 minutes
Is it okay to jump the queue at a waterslide park?
2024-Mar-28
21 minutes
Episode Image Should grown-ups lie to you?
2024-Jan-02
22 minutes
Episode Image Do you want to become a vampire?
2024-Jan-02
28 minutes
Episode Image Why is your room so messy?
2024-Jan-02
21 minutes
Episode Image Do you have to forgive someone who says sorry?
2024-Jan-02
23 minutes
Episode Image Is a child's life more valuable than an adult's?
2024-Jan-02
21 minutes
Episode Image Matt's pick: Is Santa Claus a bad person?
2023-Dec-17
25 minutes
Episode Image Carl's pick: Oedipus – The Musical
2023-Dec-17
27 minutes
Episode Image Molly's pick: Is it ever okay to be a cannibal?
2023-Dec-17
25 minutes
INTRODUCING — new series A World Without …
2023-Sep-12
2 minutes
A World Without … Privacy
2023-Sep-12
21 minutes
A World Without … Heartbreak
2023-Sep-12
23 minutes
A World Without … Schools
2023-Sep-12
23 minutes
A World Without … Punishment
2023-Sep-12
24 minutes
A World Without … Winning and losing
2023-Sep-12
24 minutes
Episode Image BITE — Money on the Street
2023-Jun-19
5 minutes
Episode Image BITE — Loopholes
2023-Jun-19
4 minutes
Episode Image BITE — Independence
2023-Jun-19
5 minutes
Episode Image BITE — Scared of Change
2023-Jun-19
6 minutes
Episode Image BITE — Mistaken Beliefs
2023-Jun-19
5 minutes
Episode Image Should children swear?
2023-Apr-03
25 minutes
Episode Image The ethics of "getting even"
2023-Apr-03
21 minutes
Episode Image When does curiosity become rudeness?
2023-Apr-03
22 minutes
Episode Image Should you kill insects?
2023-Apr-03
22 minutes
Episode Image Humans – good or bad?
2023-Apr-03
22 minutes
Episode Image BITE – Cartoon Violence
2022-Dec-05
4 minutes
Episode Image BITE – Friends with Teacher
2022-Dec-05
4 minutes
Episode Image BITE – Bullying the Bully
2022-Dec-05
4 minutes
Episode Image BITE – Truth Telling
2022-Dec-05
4 minutes
Episode Image BITE – Family Sacrifices
2022-Dec-05
4 minutes
Episode Image Should we ban homework?
2022-Sep-14
22 minutes
Episode Image Should you be punished for something you did a long time ago?
2022-Sep-14
24 minutes
Episode Image The backyard chicken dilemma
2022-Sep-14
24 minutes
Episode Image Is it okay to yell at a robot?
2022-Sep-14
23 minutes
Episode Image Is envy always a bad thing?
2022-Sep-14
20 minutes
Episode Image How to win an argument with your parents
2022-Mar-31
22 minutes
Episode Image Is it okay to read someone else's diary?
2022-Mar-31
23 minutes
Episode Image Do toys and games shape who we'll become?
2022-Mar-31
25 minutes
Episode Image Do you have to forgive someone who says sorry?
2022-Mar-31
23 minutes
Episode Image Whose job is it to clean up space junk?
2022-Mar-31
19 minutes
Episode Image ANNOUNCEMENT — From Short & Curly headquarters
2022-Mar-28
less than a minute
Episode Image BITE — Who gets the biggest piece of cake?
2022-Jan-12
4 minutes
Episode Image BITE - Parents playing favourites
2022-Jan-12
4 minutes
Episode Image BITE — You look funny
2022-Jan-12
5 minutes
Episode Image BITE — Girls’ teams and boys’ teams
2022-Jan-12
5 minutes
Episode Image BITE — Murdering murderers
2022-Jan-12
4 minutes
Episode Image Molly's PICK — Would you donate your kidney to a stranger?
2021-Dec-12
25 minutes
Episode Image Carl's PICK — Should we kill feral cats?
2021-Dec-12
28 minutes
Episode Image Matt's PICK — Who gets saved first in a fire?
2021-Dec-12
21 minutes
Episode Image Are some pranks just not okay?
2021-Sep-15
23 minutes
Episode Image Should you give money to homeless people?
2021-Sep-15
22 minutes
Episode Image Is Santa Claus a bad person?
2021-Sep-15
25 minutes
Episode Image Do athletes have to be role models too?
2021-Sep-15
18 minutes
Episode Image Do horses want us to ride them?
2021-Sep-15
22 minutes
Episode Image BITE — Selling unwanted presents
2021-Jun-23
4 minutes
Episode Image BITE — Pocket money
2021-Jun-23
4 minutes
Episode Image BITE — Drinking beer
2021-Jun-23
4 minutes
Episode Image BITE — You can’t watch that
2021-Jun-23
4 minutes
Episode Image BITE — Is love good?
2021-Jun-23
4 minutes
Episode Image The ethics of smartphones
2021-Mar-31
22 minutes
Episode Image Making "life and death" decisions for your pet
2021-Mar-31
21 minutes
Episode Image It's the end of the world. Let's go berserk!
2021-Mar-31
24 minutes
Episode Image Can we build a world that works for everyone?
2021-Mar-31
20 minutes
Episode Image Should we always be brave?
2021-Mar-31
24 minutes
Episode Image BITE — It was an accident!
2021-Feb-22
4 minutes
Episode Image BITE — Killing in computer games
2021-Feb-15
5 minutes
Episode Image Is it fair to punish the whole class?
2020-Dec-24
17 minutes
Episode Image Swimmers vs sharks — who matters most?
2020-Dec-24
23 minutes
Episode Image Do the ends justify the means?
2020-Dec-24
23 minutes
Episode Image Should robots replace humans?
2020-Dec-24
20 minutes
Episode Image Who owns a forest?
2020-Dec-24
22 minutes
Episode Image A little gift for you!
2020-Dec-24
2 minutes
Episode Image INTRODUCING — Short & Curly's big surprise!
2020-Dec-19
1 minute
Episode Image BITE — Banning peanut butter
2020-Nov-16
3 minutes
Episode Image BITE — Rough play
2020-Nov-09
4 minutes
Episode Image BITE — Bossy parents
2020-Nov-02
5 minutes
Episode Image INTRODUCING — Short & Curly BITES
2020-Oct-29
2 minutes
Episode Image Bringing back extinct animals. What could go wrong?
2020-Sep-17
24 minutes
Episode Image Should we censor stuff on the internet?
2020-Sep-17
23 minutes
Episode Image Should Gabi have climbed the cherry blossom tree?
2020-Sep-17
20 minutes
Episode Image Do you always have to keep a secret?
2020-Sep-17
23 minutes
Episode Image Food fight! Can you be an ethical snacker?
2020-Sep-17
24 minutes
Episode Image Are you really free?
2020-Apr-08
9 minutes
Episode Image Oedipus – The Musical
2020-Apr-08
27 minutes
Episode Image Why is your room so messy?
2020-Apr-08
21 minutes
Episode Image Did your brain make you do it?
2020-Apr-08
22 minutes
Episode Image Are you the boss of your emotions?
2020-Apr-08
20 minutes
Episode Image Is it society's fault if you become a criminal?
2020-Apr-08
23 minutes
Episode Image BONUS—How to work together through coronavirus
2020-Mar-20
12 minutes
Episode Image BONUS — Pets, pests and farm animals, why do we value them differently?
2020-Jan-16
26 minutes
Episode Image Do you want to become a vampire?
2019-Nov-25
28 minutes
Episode Image Should we ban families?
2019-Nov-25
24 minutes
Episode Image Should you give up your teddy bear?
2019-Nov-25
21 minutes
Episode Image What is discrimination and is it always bad?
2019-Nov-25
19 minutes
Episode Image Did Carl really see a UFO?
2019-Nov-25
24 minutes
Episode Image Is it ever okay to be a cannibal?
2019-Jun-20
25 minutes
Episode Image Are parents hypocrites?
2019-Jun-20
23 minutes
Episode Image When should you stop being friends with someone?
2019-Jun-20
19 minutes
Episode Image Should grown-ups lie to you?
2019-Jun-20
22 minutes
Episode Image Should we put GPS trackers on kids?
2019-Jun-20
22 minutes
Episode Image Birthday presents — should we stop giving them?
2018-Nov-29
21 minutes
Episode Image Is a child's life more valuable than an adult's?
2018-Nov-29
21 minutes
Episode Image What can Severus Snape from Harry Potter teach us about courage and forgiveness?
2018-Nov-29
26 minutes
Episode Image Mind games and teasing on the sporting field
2018-Nov-29
19 minutes
Episode Image Answer the question! Short & Curly the game show
2018-Nov-29
21 minutes
Episode Image A sad tale about Matt Beard’s pet fish, Bucket and Spade
2018-Jun-26
25 minutes
Episode Image Who should decide when you can get your ears pierced?
2018-Jun-26
21 minutes
Episode Image What’s the point of school uniforms?
2018-Jun-26
20 minutes
Episode Image Was Robin Hood right? Should you rob the rich to help the poor?
2018-Jun-26
23 minutes
Episode Image Is it okay to use technology to help you sing better?
2018-Jun-26
24 minutes
Episode Image INTRODUCING — Short & Curly update!
2018-May-28
1 minute
Episode Image Life, death and a runaway train
2017-Dec-12
22 minutes
Episode Image When is it okay to dob on someone?
2017-Dec-12
27 minutes
Episode Image Were the Ancient Romans bad people?
2017-Dec-12
27 minutes
Episode Image What sort of life should an elephant have?
2017-Dec-12
24 minutes
Episode Image How to make the best kind of friends
2017-Dec-12
26 minutes
Episode Image INTRODUCING — Short & Curly Goes To America
2017-Dec-05
2 minutes
Episode Image Should we kill feral cats?
2017-Sep-13
27 minutes
Episode Image Is your classroom fair?
2017-Sep-13
23 minutes
Episode Image Would you donate your kidney to a stranger?
2017-Sep-13
23 minutes
Episode Image Can robot soldiers make armies better?
2017-Sep-13
25 minutes
Episode Image What would you risk to get to the top?
2017-Sep-13
26 minutes
Episode Image Should pugs exist?
2016-Dec-20
24 minutes
Episode Image Who wants a virtual life?
2016-Dec-20
23 minutes
Episode Image Why can’t children vote?
2016-Dec-20
20 minutes
Episode Image Are some people just unlucky?
2016-Dec-20
23 minutes
Episode Image The ethics of invisibility
2016-Dec-20
19 minutes
Episode Image Should we ban lollies?
2016-Sep-13
17 minutes
Episode Image Is Pokemon Go playing you?
2016-Sep-13
20 minutes
Episode Image Should celebrities keep it real?
2016-Sep-13
23 minutes
Episode Image Who gets saved first in a fire?
2016-Sep-13
20 minutes
Episode Image Do you have to love your sibling?
2016-Sep-13
22 minutes
Episode Image Should you eat your pet?
2016-Jun-22
18 minutes
Episode Image Is Dumbledore as great as he seems?
2016-Jun-22
22 minutes
Episode Image Should you move to Mars?
2016-Jun-22
21 minutes
Episode Image Is it ever okay to lie?
2016-Jun-22
19 minutes
Episode Image Children under the microscope — the ethics of science
2016-Jun-22
19 minutes
Episode Image Can competitive sport be truly fair?
2016-Mar-28
18 minutes
Episode Image Is it ever okay to fight back against a bully?
2016-Mar-27
18 minutes
Episode Image Should chimps have the same rights as kids?
2016-Mar-26
17 minutes
Episode Image Is stealing music or jokes really stealing?
2016-Mar-25
16 minutes
Episode Image Can you trust a robot?
2016-Mar-24
19 minutes