Matt Deegan

A Fun Kids Science Weekly Social Science Special!

Being a human being is complicated! The way we act and think, and the things we do in our lives, can be affected in many different ways.  We’re finding out more with Dan in a sizzling new Science Weekly Special, as part of the ESRC Festival …

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Deadly Stinging Nettles & Vultures Being Sick

In this week’s episode, Dan’s chatting to Barry Fitzgerald, judge of the Young Imagineers competition, ahead of it closing, we’re learning about an evil stinging nettle that drives you mad, answering questions about eyes and vultures being sick, …

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Humanimals & Encephalitis Lethargica

Dan speaks to Christopher Lloyd, author of ‘Humanimal’, about some surprising similarities between “us and them”. Plus, Dan finds out how slime is made plus answers your questions on light bulbs and rockets.

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A Fun Kids Science Weekly Pathology Special!

In this Pathology Special, Dan chats to experts Jo Morris and Guy Hammer, plus has features from Professor Hallux.

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Decompression Sickness & Why We Need Wasps

Dan is joined by Dr. Gavin Broad of The Natural History Museum to get a close look at wasps and why they deserve more respect than we usually give them. Plus, Dan is going on a scuba-diving holiday – what danger should he look out for?

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The Helium Shortage & Stone Man Syndrome

Dan speaks to Professor David Cole-Hamilton about the Earth’s helium shortage, and explores the almost unimaginable Stone Man Syndrome. Plus, he also chats to Hanna, another child inventor, who won the Dream Big, Princess competition.

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‘Dr Maggie’s Grand Tour of the Solar System’ & Peregrine Falcon

Dan takes a tour of the solar system, including trying to unravel the mystery of the black hole. Plus, who would have thought a falcon could be that dangerous?

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Wolfsbane & Your Guide To Endangered Species

Dan speaks to Millie Marotta; her brand new book ‘A Wild Child’s Guide to Endangered Animals’ features the species at risk from extinction (the ones we should really know about!) Plus, he encounters the poisonous plant of many names (but you may know i…

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The Most Dangerous Dinosaur & The Young Imagineers Competition

Dan chats to last year’s winner of the Young Imagineers Competition – she invented a pollution-sucking pigeon! Plus, he meets one of the most dangerous dinosaurs and takes a fresh look at climate change with the help of Marina Ventura.

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‘The Wonders Of Nature’ & The Black Mamba

Dan is joined by author Ben Hoare for the release of his brand new book ‘The Wonders Of Nature’ – how will Dan do at Ben’s science quiz? Plus, Dan meets the Black Mamba and welcomes to returning features to the podcast.

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