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.
The Backyard Podcast
Just the boys getting together every week to ramble and talk about any and everything! Buckle up, becasue you're in for a ride every episode!
How to win an argument with your parents
April 1, 2022
Is it okay to read someone else's diary?
Do toys and games shape who we'll become?
Do you have to forgive someone who says sorry?
Whose job is it to clean up space junk?
ANNOUNCEMENT — From Short & Curly headquarters
March 29, 2022
BITE — Who gets the biggest piece of cake?
Jan. 13, 2022
BITE - Parents playing favourites
BITE — You look funny
BITE — Girls’ teams and boys’ teams
BITE — Murdering murderers
Molly's PICK — Would you donate your kidney to a stranger?
Dec. 13, 2021
Carl's PICK — Should we kill feral cats?
Matt's PICK — Who gets saved first in a fire?
Are some pranks just not okay?
Sept. 16, 2021
Should you give money to homeless people?
Is Santa Claus a bad person?
Do athletes have to be role models too?
Do horses want us to ride them?
BITE — Selling unwanted presents
June 24, 2021
BITE — Pocket money
BITE — Drinking beer
BITE — You can’t watch that
BITE — Is love good?
The ethics of smartphones
April 1, 2021
Making "life and death" decisions for your pet
It's the end of the world. Let's go berserk!
Can we build a world that works for everyone?
Should we always be brave?
BITE — It was an accident!
Feb. 23, 2021
BITE — Killing in computer games
Feb. 16, 2021
Is it fair to punish the whole class?
Dec. 25, 2020
Swimmers vs sharks — who matters most?
Do the ends justify the means?
Should robots replace humans?
Who owns a forest?
A little gift for you!
INTRODUCING — Short & Curly's big surprise!
Dec. 20, 2020
BITE — Banning peanut butter
Nov. 17, 2020
BITE — Rough play
Nov. 10, 2020
BITE — Bossy parents
Nov. 3, 2020
INTRODUCING — Short & Curly BITES
Oct. 29, 2020
Bringing back extinct animals. What could go wrong?
Sept. 17, 2020
Should we censor stuff on the internet?
Should Gabi have climbed the cherry blossom tree?
Do you always have to keep a secret?
Food fight! Can you be an ethical snacker?
Are you really free?
April 8, 2020
Oedipus – The Musical
Why is your room so messy?
Did your brain make you do it?
Are you the boss of your emotions?
Is it society's fault if you become a criminal?
BONUS—How to work together through coronavirus
March 20, 2020
BONUS — Pets, pests and farm animals, why do we value them differently?
Jan. 17, 2020
Do you want to become a vampire?
Nov. 26, 2019
Should we ban families?
Should you give up your teddy bear?
What is discrimination and is it always bad?
Did Carl really see a UFO?
Is it ever okay to be a cannibal?
June 21, 2019
Are parents hypocrites?
When should you stop being friends with someone?
Should grown-ups lie to you?
Should we put GPS trackers on kids?
Birthday presents — should we stop giving them?
Nov. 30, 2018
Is a child's life more valuable than an adult's?
What can Severus Snape from Harry Potter teach us about courage and forgiveness?
Mind games and teasing on the sporting field
Answer the question! Short & Curly the game show
A sad tale about Matt Beard’s pet fish, Bucket and Spade
June 26, 2018
Who should decide when you can get your ears pierced?
What’s the point of school uniforms?
Was Robin Hood right? Should you rob the rich to help the poor?
Is it okay to use technology to help you sing better?
INTRODUCING — Short & Curly update!
May 28, 2018
Life, death and a runaway train
Dec. 13, 2017
When is it okay to dob on someone?
Were the Ancient Romans bad people?
What sort of life should an elephant have?
How to make the best kind of friends
INTRODUCING — Short & Curly Goes To America
Dec. 5, 2017
Should we kill feral cats?
Sept. 13, 2017
Is your classroom fair?
Would you donate your kidney to a stranger?
Can robot soldiers make armies better?
What would you risk to get to the top?
Should pugs exist?
Dec. 21, 2016
Who wants a virtual life?
Why can’t children vote?
Are some people just unlucky?
The ethics of invisibility
Should we ban lollies?
Sept. 13, 2016
Is Pokemon Go playing you?
Should celebrities keep it real?
Who gets saved first in a fire?
Do you have to love your sibling?
Should you eat your pet?
June 22, 2016
Is Dumbledore as great as he seems?
Should you move to Mars?
Is it ever okay to lie?
Children under the microscope — the ethics of science
Can competitive sport be truly fair?
March 28, 2016
Is it ever okay to fight back against a bully?
March 27, 2016
Should chimps have the same rights as kids?
March 26, 2016
Is stealing music or jokes really stealing?
March 25, 2016
Can you trust a robot?
March 24, 2016
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