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

Creating A Message Aliens Can Understand!

Creator of the Golden Record, Jon Lomberg joins us in this week’s Science Weekly podcast to chat all about how he created a message that aliens could understand, and we hear from Flex at the We Are Curious Museum in Bristol to find out more about what …

How Do We Send A Message Into Space?

SpaceSpeak’s Peter Beery joins us in this week’s Science Weekly podcast to chat all about how he is sending our Mission Transmission message into space and we hear how you can go to space with Mission Transmission! We catch up with Sidney McSprocket wh…

How We Can Send YOUR VOICE TO SPACE!

NASA’s Astronaut Candidate Jack Hathaway joins us in this week’s Science Weekly podcast to chat all about his journey to become an astronaut and we also hear how you can go to space with Mission Transmission! We catch up with Sidney McSprocket who is t…

The Best of 2021!

Astronauts, Doctors and Prime Ministers join us in this special best 2021 episode of the Fun Kids Science Weekly! Boris Johnson answers your climate questions, Tim Peake chats about his life in space and Adam Kay joins us to give us some really gross b…

How Does The Planetary Defence System Work and Why Do We Have It?

Catherine from the National Space Centre joins Dan for this week’s Science Weekly podcast to chat all about earths planetary defence system and how it works to deflect asteroids. We catch up with Sidney McSprocket who is teaching us about Great British…

How Do Scabs and Snot Help Us? And Why Is Fire Orange?

Vaccine creator and Scientist Katie Ewer joins Dan for this week’s Science Weekly podcast talking the science behind vaccines and why snot and scabs are so important! We catch up with Sidney McSprocket who is teaching us about Great British Scientists …

The Amazing Science Behind Spiders Webs!

Andrew Gordus joins Dan for this week’s Science Weekly podcast talking about the amazing science behind spiders webs and why they weave them. We catch up with Sidney McSprocket who is teaching us about Great British Scientists – this week its Harrison …

How does the Assassin Bug calm its prey?

Anne Wignall joins Dan for this week’s Science Weekly podcast talking about the history and importants of the assassin bug and how it uses taps to calm its prey. We catch up with Sidney McSprockett who’s teaching us about great british scientists, this…

Talking with Prime Minister Boris Johnson!

Science in the news this week is the biggest news from the last month from one of the most important people – we speak to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson about COP26.
Also this week we answer more of your questions, Sir Sidney McSprocket joins us to t…