Matt Deegan

The Science Behind Ear Tickling & Giant Bees

In this double guest special, Dan speaks to Dr Sue Deuchars about the benefits of ear tickling (you read it right!) and discovers the science behind the VFX you see in the movies. Plus, he meets the mysterious Wallace’s Giant Bee.

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Launch Press

This morning, we launched the Fun Kids Podcast Network and we’ve been overwhelmed with the response, with great pieces in: The Times Campaign Broadcast Radio Today Podnews We’ll also be on Sky News tomorrow, Tuesday, to talk more about it too!

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Fun Kids Science Weekly in the Mail on Sunday

Congratulations to presenter Dan and the Fun Kids Science Weekly who appeared in the Mail on Sunday’s Event magazine. It was one of 100 utterly addictive podcast that you must hear!

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Fun Kids Podcast Network Launches

Fun Kids, the national children’s radio station has today, Monday 12th August, launched a new children’s podcast network. The network will bring together all of Fun Kids’ podcasts alongside shows from other providers including the popular Storynory podcast and the brand new The Week Junior Show from Dennis Publishing’s The Week Junior. The Week Junior Show is hosted by Fun Kids…

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Slug Slime & Black-Footed Cat

Is there more to slug slime than meets the eye? Sam Casely explores with Dan. Plus, have you ever thought a cat could be deadly? Dan meets the deadliest cat in the world!

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‘Why Haven’t We Seen Aliens?’ & Nile Crocodiles

Dan welcomes to the studio Stephen Rickard to explore his brand new book, ‘Why Haven’t We Seen Aliens?’ Plus he meets the ferocious Nile Crocodile and explores why giant slugs are ravaging Russia.

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BONUS: Nanogirl’s Great Science Adventures

Nanogirl is another science podcast for kids! It answers your burning questions and shows you the wonders of discovery, made with school students who live in New Zealand. 
It’s made by RNZ and Nanogirl Labs.
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Dinosaur Zoos & The Home Of The Komodo Dragon

We chat to the director of the Edinburgh Fringe’s Dinosaur Zoo, Scott Wright, about the power of imagination AND about how dinosaurs could see in the dark! Plus, Dan takes a quick trip to Komodo Island, where the spectacular Komodo Dragons roam. We als…

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Science Weekly Space Bumper Special!

This week, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of man walking on the moon, it’s a space special on the Science Weekly! Sarah Cruddas, author of ‘The Space Race’ joins Dan to chat all about the mission to get people on the moon, Dan and the question ‘what…

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Food Science & Snake Cannibalism

Dan speaks to the author of ‘Science You Can Eat’ which includes some pretty interesting studio experiments! Plus, he comes head-to-head with a black-headed python – who knew some snakes ate their friends? As usual, he’ll look back on the science in th…

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