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

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.

Artistic Artificial Intelligence and the Dangerous Daffodil!

Ashley from OpenAI talks about DALLE who draws pictures from text, Why do Whales sing and where do rocks come from?
Podcast art: AI’s drawing of “a transistor radio with an aerial and analog dial on the surface of the moon with colorful planets in the…

The Most Deadly Shark and How Did the Dinosaurs Die?

How did the meteor wipe out the dinosaurs? Why do our phones vibrate? Design tips from Hannah Goldsmith Queen Elizabeth Prize of Engineering Trophy Competition Prizewinner, and what is the most deadliest shark to humans?See omnystudio.com/listener for …

The Deadly Irukandji Jellyfish and Dog Domestication with Maria Lahtinen!

We explore how dogs were domesticated with Maria Lahtinen and learn about the tiny and very venomous Irukandji Box Jellyfish!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Pineapples Deadly Cousin and The Internet Explained!

Dan is joined by internet expert Chris Woodford to answer all of your questions as well as learning how a rocket works and why farm animals should be terrified of the pineapples deadly cousin! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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.