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

24 Planets Better for Life than Earth and the Fearsome Megladon!

Dan is joined by astrobiologist Dirk Schulze-Makuch to chat about 24 planets better suited for life than earth as well as asking your own Science Questions!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

How is Lightning Made and Weather Presenter Judith Ralston!

In this weeks Science Weekly Dan answers Why are we scared of spiders? How is lightning made? As well as being joined by weather presenter Judith Ralston!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Pinocchio Rex and Dr Hannah Fry on 5G!

This week Dan tells us about the dangerous cousin of the T-Rex and speaks to Dr Hannah Fry about the possibilities of 5G!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Best of 2020!

In this episode we explore the best bits from 2020!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Why Do We Dream and Bubble Scientist Dr Helen Czerski!

This week Dan talks bubbles with Bubble Scientist Dr Helen Czerski as well as answering your science questions and discovering the deadliest things in the world!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Deadly Armoured Fish and ‘Gut Garden’ Author, Katie Brosnan

Dan is joined by Katie Brosnan, we learn about a deadly armoured fish, we answer your science questions and get our weekly science news!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

False Monkey Facts and ‘Cats React to Science Facts’ Author, Izzi Howell!

Dan speaks to Izzi Howell, author of ‘Cats React to Science Facts’ and teaches us about the worlds most dangerous bird as well as giving us the truth behind some false monkey facts!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Deadliest Mountain and Geophysicist Mike Kendall!

This week Dan chats to geophysicist Mike Kendall about the Royal Society Young Peoples Book Prize as well as learning about the deadliest mountain and answering your science questions!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

What is the Fun Kids Science Weekly?

The Fun Kids Science Weekly is the top science podcast for kids. Every Saturday, Dan from Fun Kids walks us through some of the coolest stuff in the world of science, chats to experts at the top of their game, and we hear what some popular Fun Kids cha…