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 Creature that Sweats Slime & What is Gene Editing?

On this week’s Science Weekly, why blood is red and do we really know if a meteor killed the dinosaurs? Dan answers your questions, plus we learn about a creature from the depths of the ocean that can go three months between meals and sweats slime with…

The Executioner Wasp & The Science of Wildfires

Recently, there’s been an increased number of wildfires in the UK – why is this? Dan speaks to wilfire expert Dr. Thomas Smith to get to the bottom of it. Plus, Dan encounters the insect with the worst sting ever recorded, and welcomes to the show the …

Explosive Bread & Behind-The-Scenes Of A Lab

This week, Dan is joined by Emily Scott-Dearing to hear all about the latest exhbition at the Francis Crick Institute, from the tiniest fruit flies to the largest computers! Plus, he learns how bread is far more dangerous than you could ever imagine. A…

The Science of Rollercoasters & Dark Side of Mistletoe

Dan is joined by Patrick Marx, designer of rollercoasters for Europa Park! He tells us all about their physics and how rollercoasters work. Plus, did you think mistletoe was romantic? Think again! Finally, Dan is with some Fun Kids experts – Techno Mum…

Explosive Cesium & How To Win A Nobel Prize

Dan has a Nobel Prize Winner on this week’s show! Dr Barry Marshall won the award in 2005 for discovering the bacteria that causes stomach ulcers! Dan chats to him about this discovery and his new book ‘How To Win A Nobel Prize’. Plus, Dan continues to…

An AI Football Coach & Killer Bees

Imagine if artifical intelligence was your football coach – Dan finds out about a football club that did just that … Plus, if you think the bees you know are scary, Dan proves you wrong! 

A Deadly Virus & Will Apes Become Human?

In this episode of the Fun Kids Science Weekly, we go to Charlie in Austrailia who has asked “will apes and chimpanzees become humans like us?” Dr Alison Cronin, of Monkey World, joined Dan to answer Charlie’s question. Plus, Dan explores an incredibly…

The Biochemistry Bonanza!

In this Science Weekly special, Dan explores all things biochemical, from the dangerous and deadly to the lifesaving medicines. Plus, he was joined by Dr Pedro Ferreira of the Biochemical Society, to answer questions such as ‘can we alter our cells to …

The Most Lonely Frog In The World, The Tsetse Fly, & What Does Chocolate Do To Your Body?

Dan explores the dangerous land of the tsetse fly, and invites a science expert onto the podcast to discuss whether we should re-think our approach to chocolate. Plus, meet Romeo! The loneliest frog in the world, or used to be!