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

Chimpanzees walk in sync?!

Guess what? It’s time for another week’s Fun Kids Science Weekly! In this episode, Dan talks to Dr Manon Schweinfurth about her research on chimpanzees and how, like us human beings, they naturally match each other’s walking pace! 
Science in the News…

What could an eco-friendly Earth look like?

This week in Science Weekly, Dan talks to Planetari founder Cindy Forde about climate change and the future of an eco-friendly Earth. Her new book, Bright New World, outlines some of the creative ways we can help the planet! 
In Science in the News, w…

Why do sea birds fly TOWARDS a storm?!

In this episode of the Fun Kids Science Weekly, Dan talks to bird expert Emily Shepard from the University of Swansea to find out more about how our airborne friends stay safe during extreme weather conditions!
In Science in the News we discover that …

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What treasures are in our sewage?

In Science in the News we find out the latest news where an old train got an eco friendly renovation and Igor Klymenko chats to us about his fantastic invention that detects land mines! 
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What should you do with your leftover pumpkins?

Whatever you do… DON’T THROW AWAY YOUR PUMPKINS! In Science in the News we find out the latest news with the James Webb telescope and about a crater on Mars!
We figure out how we can make drinking water and learn about robots the size of our hair th…

How On EARTH Do You Weigh The EARTH?!

This week Scientist and author Isabel Thomas joins us to answer some of the strangest questions around. We hear about the deadly blood sucking Vulture Bee in Dangerous Dan and as always we are joined by our friends Professor Hallux and Amy’s Aviation t…

Could We Be The First Country Back on THE MOON?

We speak with the amazing David Aguilar about his prosthetic designs made entirely from LEGO this week, we hear about the race back to the moon and a lost otter pup in Science in the News. There is a dangerous ocean creature in Dangerous Dan. And we le…

Is this the future of fashion?

Our interview with Dr Ciara McGrath the Young Woman Engineer of the Year reveals some of the possibilities for the smart fashion of the FUTURE! In Science in the News Seagulls are going missing and we find out what people are making with old fishing ne…