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

The AMAZING Journeys of Animals!

Happy Saturday, it’s another Fun Kids Science Weekly! 
In this episode, Dan chats to animal expert Philippa Forrester on her new book, Amazing Animal Journeys! Find out about Philippa’s own experience with animals, including an unlikely orca sighting….

NUCLEAR FUSION and deadly birds…

In THIS fantastic spacey episode of the Fun Kids Science Weekly, Dan chats to a member of the lab who managed to briefly recreate the energy of the SUN, Annie Kritcher all the way from California! Find out what this could mean for the future of energy!…

NUCLEAR FUSION and deadly birds…

In THIS fantastic spacey episode of the Fun Kids Science Weekly, Dan chats to a member of the lab who managed to briefly recreate the energy of the SUN, Annie Kritcher all the way from California! Find out what this could mean for the future of energy!…

Keeping Cool with SNOT BUBBLES and a Big NASA Update!

This week Dan is chatting to Anna Horleston, Planetary Seismologist all about the recent information from NASA’s InSight Mars Mission – which will help us figure out just what Mars is made of! We also find out the gross way that Echidnas keep cool in A…

How to bring back extinct animals… and FART SCIENCE!!!

This week Dan is chatting to natural world expert and science advisor to Beano, Helen Pilcher! Are scientists trying to bring back woolly mammoths?! How are they going about this? Helen tackles this and other prolific scientific mysteries, such as… t…

How do dogs know what we’re feeling?

Happy New Year, it’s a brand new episode of the Fun Kids Science Weekly! We’ve got tons of cool science to kick off 2023. This week, Dan chats to animal expert Clara Wilson on how dogs can tell when we’re stressed, and where this research could lead in…

Science Weekly 2022: The BEST Science of the Year!

It’s the end of 2022, and Earth has completed another calendar orbit around the sun. A lot of science has happened in that time! Let us reflect…
In this special edition of Science Weekly, Dan revisits conversations with four brilliant guests from 20…

What makes you want to dance?

Ho to the power of three, it’s a Christmas Eve episode of Science Weekly! This week Dan chats to neuroscientist Daniel Cameron about what makes us move… can a rhythm inspire a dance? How about low frequencies? And why is dancing something human being…

The most distant galaxy EVER SEEN!

Science in the News kicks off this week’s episode with a report on NASA’s unmanned Orion capsule launch! Find out when NASA will put human beings back into space… and the James Webb space telescope found GL-z13, the most far away galaxy we’ve ever di…