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

Giant Japanese Hornets & A Myserious Frog Disease

Dan explores the terrifying, brutal truth of this vicious breed of hornet. Plus, what is this mysterious disease wiping out frogs in the UK? Dan speaks to Dr Stephen Price to find out more. Catch up with the Science Weekly for a look-back on the news f…

A T-Rex’s Cousin, Grizzly Bears & Space School

Dan sees a gap in his Dangerous Dan list – how did he not see it before? Plus, he is joined by Professor Roger Benson about a dinosaur mystery unravelling. As always, he features Fun Kids experts including Professor Hallux and all those at Deep Space H…

Do Killer Whales Eat Sharks & Sea Life Welcomes New Species!

Dan picks the brain of the Lead Aquarist at Sea Life Brighton – how do you create a new ‘home’ for these species? How do you settle them in? Where do you even find them?
Plus, we hear from the Fun Kids Science experts, Professor Hallux and all those a…

Mummies, a Death Snake, and a Teenage Climate Warrior!

Dan speaks to mummification and Egyptian expert Dr Stephen Buckley and we find out why Sunflowers always turn to face the sun! Plus, Enn & Gee and Techno Mum are back, and we have even more Science in the News. 

Looking Up At The Night Sky & The World’s Smelliest Fruit!

Dan speaks to astronomy and star-gazing expert Mark Thompson and who knew that the durian (just a piece of fruit) could smell like smelly pants! Plus, the Fun Kids experts (Enn & Gee and Techno Mum) return!

Actual Dragons and The Secrets of the Deep

Dan speaks to author of ‘Ocean: Secrets of the Deep’ Sabrina Weiss to find out all about the parts of the ocean a lot of us don’t know a lot about, plus lets us know why our blood is red. We explore the Komodo dragon with Dangerous Dan and find out all…

Black Rhinos & Tectonic Plates

Dan speaks to Twycross Zoo about the new addition to their family, plus examines one of the most dangerous plate boundaries in the world. And as always, he welcome science experts from Techno Mum to Enn & Gee!

Why Spiders Don’t Stick to their Webs and the Largest Snake in the World

On this week’s Science Weekly, natural history and conservation photographer Clay Bolt joins Dan to chat all about the science and beauty behind the smaller creatures in the world.
Plus, we’re learning why spiders don’t stick to their own webs, all ab…

Dinosaur Myth-busting and the Science Behind Brain Freeze

This week, Dan is on the line with Dr Ben Garrod, evolutionary biologist, primatologist and broadcaster, who is currently on tour with his ‘So you think you know about dinosaurs?’ show. Ben dispells some myths about dinosaurs and tells us all abou…