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 don’t we laugh if we tickle ourselves and how much should we be drinking?

Rats are the subject of Dangerous Dan this week, we also hear from Steve Backshall about his new book all about The Galapagos plus what he’s doing to help combat climate change. There’s more of your questions too including the big topic of black holes!…

Rockin’ Drummer Chimps!

Why are we friends with people who smell similar to us? Why haven’t more animals evolved with trunks? And why is water transparent? All this and more is answered this week! We hear about a failed rocket launch, a terrifying creature in Dangerous Dan, a…

Where Did The Moon Come From?

How does your body defeat viruses? Does it really rain diamonds on Uranus? All of these questions are answered this week on the Fun Kids Science Weekly.  We look at the White Lipped Peccary in Dangerous Dan, and in Science the news we hear about update…

Would You Drink POOEY TOILET WATER?

Would you drink sewage water? In Science in the News we look at scientists making toilet water safe to drink and what singing whales mean for climate change. We answer your questions on how do bubbles work and why don’t atoms touch? And we are joined b…

How do Dinosaurs Support Their GINORMOUS Bodies?

What is a lightyear? Do cats pant like dogs? How have dinosaur feet evolved to hold their weight? Be wary of this weeks dangerous Dan, they might steal from you! And we hear what Professor Hallux has found inside your mouth and all about the amazing te…

Why Do We Say ‘Ow’?!

Dr Joshua Pate joins us all the way from Austrailia to answer the question, why do we say ‘Ow’ when we get hurt? We hear about the daredevils chasing cyclones over the arctic and the German cats who are finally free from lockdown in Science in the News…

Your Brilliant Brain And a SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!

We want to hear YOUR Voices! Send in your science questions for Dan to answer at www.funkidslive.com and find the Fun Kids Science Weekly where you can record your own questions to be played on the show! 
In this weeks episode we find out how some cor…

What would the world be like with NO OCEANS?

Why do we wheeze? And what makes the James Webb Telescope better than the Hubble Telescope? This week we have Dhara Patel from the National Space Centre to tell us just that, as well as how the Webb telescope takes such in depth images! In Science in t…

Could The Lost City of Atlantis Be Real?

Is there evidence for a lost city? Why do we name storm names after people? We hear about the latest news on monkeys attacking people, a brand new space station, and the rise in JELLYFISH SWARMS! Dr Zoe Randel joins us to tell us more about the Big But…