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Created by: Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Australia 6-1011+

Started: March 24th, 2016

Status: Active, 122 episodes

Kind: Episodic

Language: English

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Should children swear? 
25:00 | April 3rd, 2023

Lots of adults think children should never swear. Many Short & Curly listeners tell us they secretly swear behind their parent’s backs. So what’s wrong with swearing anyway? Aren’t they just harmless words? 

The ethics of “getting even”
21:12 | April 3rd, 2023

Have you ever wanted to give someone a taste of their own medicine? They might have hurt you or been mean to you or taken something that’s yours. But is it okay to do the same thing back to them?

When does curiosity become rudeness?
22:30 | April 3rd, 2023

Short & Curly listener Luca often gets stared at when he is in his wheelchair. His parents think the people who look too long are just being curious but Luca thinks it’s just plain rude. So when does curiosity become rudeness? And how can we be curious about someone’s difference without hurting their feelings?

Should you kill insects?
22:30 | April 3rd, 2023

There are about 10 quintillion insects in the world. Yes, that’s a real number. And it’s a lot! They’re very small and very different from us humans. We might not stop to think about it before we poison a cockroach, squish an ant with our shoe, or kill a mosquito, but is it ethical to kill an insect?

Humans – good or bad?
22:30 | April 3rd, 2023

War, environmental destruction, inequality. We humans can do some pretty bad stuff. Lots of listeners have asked us if humans are more good than they are bad. Maybe it’s time for you to be the judge.

BITE – Cartoon Violence
04:00 | December 5th, 2022

If you love watching cartoons where the good guys battle the bad, it probably has fighting, explosions, and maybe guns too.

BITE – Friends with Teacher
04:00 | December 5th, 2022

Friends are like flowers. There are lots of different ones out there, but you pick a couple to be your favourites.

BITE – Bullying the Bully
04:00 | December 5th, 2022

Bullying is being mean to someone over and over again. It can happen at home, school, online, on the bus… and it’s not always physical.

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Some brilliant points raised in this. I think really kids just want to emulate the adults they care about and do ‘adult’ looking things.

I know I used to love a small non-alcoholic shandy when I was a kid and we were out for a meal, and pretending to smoke with those candy sticks when it was cold in winter always felt naughty. But I don’t believe anyone that says they drink beer for the taste of it.


Created by: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Started: March 24th, 2016
Status: Active, 122 episodes
Kind: Episodic
Language: English

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