The Fun Kids Science Weekly

Hosted ByDan Simpson

Dan from Fun Kids takes a look at the week’s biggest science stories. There’s also some amazing special guests, episodes from our favourite science series, and top experts answering all your science-related questions!

Science has got to be one of the coolest subjects around… there’s so many amazing things to discover, from terrifying triceratops to gigantic galaxies!

So if you love everything science as much as we do, check out the Fun Kids Science Weekly! In each episode, Dan from Fun Kids takes a look at the week’s biggest science stories. There’s also some amazing special guests, episodes from our favourite science series, and top experts answering all your science-related questions!

The Fun Kids Science Weekly is the flagship podcast from the children’s radio station Fun Kids, with over 50,000 downloads each month.

Starting in 2017, the podcast has produced over 100 episodes and has been the recipient of two nominations at the British Podcast Awards in both the Kids & Family and the Radio categories.

The podcast has been popular with advertisers with campaigns for ITV, Learning Resources, Drayton Manor and Young Imagineers.

ITV’s campaign was for its Thunderbirds Are Go franchise and consisted of bumpers, adverts and content from the Thunderbirds characters. Here’s the sponsor credit.

For Drayton Manor we amplified their sponsorship by running promotion on Fun Kids Radio and on the podcast network:


All Episodes

What Will Earth Look Like In 7 Years?

Explorer, paleoanthropologist and evolutionary biologist Ella Al-Shamahi joins us this week to chat about where we may see the earth in 7 years time and her defying new show Our Changing Planet! 
In Science in the News we hear about the Mars Rove…

Are We All Moving to Mars?

Kevin Yates from the National Space Centre joins us to talk about a brand new gallery all about satellite data on Earth! 
In Science in the News we hear about a lucky 6 year old fossil hunter who found a 20 million year old shark tooth, and a fir…

How Long Can A Human Survive Without a Spacesuit?

We hear all about the biggest triceratops ever found called Big John from Professor Ruggero Danastasio to chat about the incredible wounds this beast endured and what we can learn from this.
In Science in the News we hear about no mow may and new info…

Why Are We Growing Meat In Space?

The Urban Birder David Lindo joins us this week to chat all about the secret world of birds, and we learn the difference between a dove and a pigeon! (You’ll never guess!)
In Science In The News we find out about how we could be growing meat in space …

An Earth Day Special with Lucy Hawking!

Best selling author, scientist and philanthropist Lucy Hawking joins us this week to chat about climate change which is the subject of her brand new book, Princess Olivia Investigates the Wrong Weather. We hear about who has been named Champ of the Ear…

Have We Found the Fountain of Youth?

Professor, astronomer and award winning author Raman Prinja joins us to talk all about the Wonders of the Night Sky, what amazing things we can learn from looking up at the stars and how we can do this from our own home. In Science In The News we find …

How to Train Your Brain with Dr Ranj!

Doctor, presenter and award winning author Dr Ranj teaches us how to train our brains this week, we hear about how a ROBOT BOAT is monitoring the biggest volcanic explosion in 100 years, and answer the question: Why Are Cats Eyes Mostly Black? We also …

Zombie Creepy Crawlies and What Life Will Be Like In 2052!

A very special guest who’s job is to look into the future as a futurist, Ian Pearson joins the podcast to talk about what we can expect in 2052 (hopefully there isn’t any Zombie Insects, which we learn all about in this weeks Dangerous Dan!) We also ca…

Steve Backshall and Exploding Stars!

A very special guest, Steve Backshall, joins the podcast to talk about his new live show and his life on the Deadly shows over the years! We also catch up with Professor Hallux and Nurse Nanobot in their Map of Medicine, explore under the sea in Age of…