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

Dinosaurs in the UK with Dino Expert Cindy Howells!

In this weeks Science Weekly we speak to Cindy Howells who has found Dinosaur Footprints on the beaches of Penarth in Wales. 
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The Acidic Bombardier Beetle and the Power of Seaweed with Olavur Gregersen!

In this weeks Science Weekly we learn about the power of Seaweed with the director of Ocean Rainforest, Olavur Gregersen! We also answer your Science questions and hear about Wildlife Photographer of the year!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy inf…

The Worlds Best Hunters and Dr. Tammo Reichgelt on Mummified Plants!

In this weeks Science Weekly we learn about the worlds best hunters, we visit the age of the dinosaurs and speak to Dr Tammo Reichgelt who has found some mummified leaves that can tell us the future of the planet!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy…

The Biggest Flying Creature EVER and Ethical Hacker Rupert Goodwins!

On this week Science Weekly we talk to ethical hacker Rupert Goodwins about The Big Data Show as well as learning how maple trees can save us from the sun as well as answering your science questions!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Fearsome Harpy Eagle and Isabel Thomas!

This week on Science Weekly we answer your questions, learn about the deadly harpy eagle and speak to Isabel Thomas!
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Why Is Water See-Through and Emily from Surfers Against Sewage!

This week Dan chats to Emily from Surfers against Sewage about the impact the pandemic has had on the ocean and their new project Plastic Free Schools! We also answer your science questions and look at recent science in the news!See omnystudio.com/poli…

The True Size of a Megaladon Shark and Tree Fanatic Joe Middleton

In this weeks Science weekly we hear from tree fanatic Joe Middleton from the Woodland Trust, learn the true size of a megaladon and find out about the worlds largest camera!See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

The Corpse Flower and Ying Wan Loh!

This week we chat to Ying Wan Loh, winner of the Institution of Engineering and Technology Young Woman Engineer of the Year Award 2019 as well as discussing recent science in the news!See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

Unwrapping Mummified Animals & Eske Willerslev!

This week Dan chats to Eske Willerslev about smallpox in Viking DNA, as well as answering your questions on jellyfish, seeing things, breathing and much more.See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.