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

Why Can’t We Look at an Eclipse and Saving the Turtles!

Learn about the deadliest island, how do we hear songs, why the seals are returning to the UK and Environmentalist Ashwika Kapur!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Cute but Deadly Red Panda and Gold is from Space?!?!

Planetary Scientist Suzie Imber and Author of Little People, Big Dreams Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara join Dan this week. How is CandyFloss made? And this weeks big science stories!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

NASA’s Bekah Seigfriedt on the Mars Perseverance Rover!

What is nothing? Where did humans start? The weirdest and cutest deadly creature around and will we be destroyed by a deadly asteroid?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

How Do Birds Fly and Saving the Environment with Cel Spellman!

Learn about the worlds deadliest tree, how bluetooth works and how come woodpeckers don’t get a headache when hammering their beaks all day! We are also joined by Cel Spellman to learn some tips on how we can save the environment!See omnystudio.com/lis…

Why Do Old People Have Wrinkles and a Robot That Makes Tea!

Dan talks to Amy, the creator of Broogle, a robot that is combatting loneliness amongst the elderly over lockdown as well as learning about the deadliest bean and answering your science questions!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Our 2 Millionth Download Special and the Grossest Animal Alive!

Maddie Moate, Greg Foot and experts from the National Space Centre, ZSL London Zoo and Chester Zoo join Dan this week to answer your science questions and we have the grossest Dangerous Dan EVER!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

A Barracuda and Why Do We Swim?

Dan speaks to Bonnie Tsui about why we as humans can swim. Also, meet the deadly barracuda!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Glow-in-the-Dark Animals and Acid Rain!

What planet has the deadliest weather? How does breathing work? Tom Iwanicki from Hawaii answers why some animals are bioluminescent and what that means!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.