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

Dwarf Mongooses and Astronaut Training

Dan discovers how footballs are made, that Dwarf Mongooses have learnt new tricks when it comes to rewarding their friends and takes part in astronaut training. Plus, who has the edge when it comes to eyesight: a hawk or an Olympic archer?

Slime, Alien Octopuses and a very deadly Centipede

On this week’s episode of The Fun Kids Science Weekly, Peter Godfrey Smith chats about the creature he says is the closest we’ll ever come to meeting an intelligent alien…an octopus!
We also find out about a creature with 100 different ways of …

A deadly rattlesnake and Smart Homes

On this week’s episode of The Fun Kids Science Weekly we chat to Rosamond Evans from Smart Home Week all about the benefits of living with smart technology.
We also find out about a deadly rattle snake, how pyrex cookware is made, and who is faster ma…

The wonders of WiFi and how things are made

On this week’s episode of The Fun Kids Science Weekly we finish our chat all about Britain’s bees from last week’s show – we couldn’t end on a sad note!
We also find out how alluminium cans are made, how humans and animals make the most of teamwork an…

Bees, Gases and Possibilities!

Rory Diamond is the scientific advisor to the Great British Bee Count and self-proclaimed Bee Geek is in the Fun Kids studio this week chatting about why bees are so important, why bees are dying and what makes bees differ from wasps!
Plus Dangerous D…

A deadly buffalo, a big greenhouse and does our gut manipulate our mind?

Katerina Johnson is from the University of Oxford and she’s looking into how our gut can affect our minds! How is that possible? We find out. 
Plus Dangerous Dan is discovering a deadly African buffalo, we’re finding out where we can find th…

Thwaites Glacier, Marsquakes and Toxic Caterpillars

Anna Hogg is a glaciologist and joins Dan on the Fun Kids Science Weekly this week to chat all about the Thwaites Glacier, and why scientists from all over the world are studying it. 
Plus Dangerous Dan is looking at deadly chemicals that are use…

Ancient bugs, a deadly cuttlefish and Mars rocks!

Christopher Lloyd is the creator of the Explorer: BUGS book that features a 6 foot long timeline of bug life! Dan finds out what it is about bugs that gives them their staying power and what the first ever bugs looked like. 
Plus Dangerous Dan is…

Brilliant Bones, Evolution and Death Valley

The UK had a mini-heatwave this week so what better time to find out about climate? We hear all about the Cretaceous Climate in Age of the Dinosaurs, we start our journey learning about enegry with Enn and Gee and house scientist Professor Hallux is ba…