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

Superbugs and a desert that swallowed a whole town!

Sheldon Paquin curated the Superbugs exhibition that’s going on at the Science Museum in London at the moment, and Dan chats to him to find out what a superbug is and how they effect us. 
Plus, Professor Hallux chats about bones, we find out abou…

Become one of the best young gardeners in the country and why can you hear the sea in shells?

Rachel Godfrey from the Royal Horticultural Society joins Dan in the studio to chat all things gardening – what’s easy to grow, what we can grow to eat in a couple of months and how you can become school gardener of the year. 
Plus, Professor Hal…

The first Canadian to walk in space and how many stars are in the galaxy?

Commander Chris Hadfield joined Dan to talk all about his trips into space and his brand new kids book The Darkest Dark! Dan put some of your questions about space to him and just had to ask him about that super famous music video he filmed while …

YouTuber Charlie McDonnell and why do we get tummy butterflies?

YouTube star Charlie McDonnell a.k.a charlieissocoollike joins us to talk about his love for all things science! Charlie was the first YouTuber in the world to reach 1 million subscribers and his latest videos answer science questions, like why do…

Exploring an active volcano and how fast does Santa’s sleigh travel?

The Democratic Republic of Congo is home to some of the most active volcanoes on Earth. Professor Chris Jackson and a team of scientists have been on a dangerous expedition to the country to investigate these rarely visited volcanoes and try to pr…

World’s first virtual reality surgery and how does your phone find the person you’re calling?

Dr Shafi Ahmed is the world’s first surgeon to perform and broadcast surgery in virtual reality (VR). Dr Shafi tells us more about his achievement and how VR is providing doctors with new ways to treat their patients. We also learn about some of the co…

Making milkshake with heavy metal music and how does the heart work?

Meet The Blowfish – the world’s only heavy metal marine biologist! He’s on the phone from New Zealand to tell us about The Rock Music Milkshake Mixer – a prototype for a unique, new milkshake blender… that’s powered by an electric guit…

Where does your poo go and the vomiting fleas that pass on a disease!

It’s a pretty disgusting episode of the Fun Kids Science Weekly! Science presenter and comedian Steve Mould is on the phone sharing some of his favourite science stories and facts. Steve explains why our eyes sometimes twitch and tells us about how fle…

Killer venom and can sheep really recognise humans?

When you think of venom, exotic snakes and giant spiders probably come to mind. But venom is everywhere – in parks, gardens… even in the corners of your house! Ronald Jenner, a venom evolution expert at the Natural History Museum, tells us more about…