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

Loads of Sharks and a Deadly Fruit

A few weeks ago we heard all about how different sharks species from all around the world were making the waters around the UK their homes, this week we’re talking to Ken Collins, a marine scientist to find out what’s going on … Plus, how games are m…

Creatures Of The Dark & The Deadly Stingray

You’ve probably heard of a stingray but probably not about how deadly they can be … Plus, how do masts and towers transmit signals? Why do we explore space? Why do some creatures spend their whole lives in the dark? Dan has all the answers in this we…

Banana Spiders, Fairy Penguins & Name A Robot

Come and visit somewhere chilly but deadly, learn about the spiders hiding in your bananas, the smallest penguins in the world, plus open your eyes to the world of structural engineers.

The UK’s First Spaceport, Red Lion Fish & Create Scientific Experiments From Your Kitchen

Join Dan for your weekly science download! Explore the world of chemical engineering, the beautiful yet dangerous red lion fish, and learn about cosmic ray in “Deep Space High”.

A New Dinosaur Discovery, Insect With Deadly Sting & Bugs Bigger Than You!

Join Dan for another dangerous dose of Science Weekly! The dinosaur discovery that could change everything  we know about the species, the insect with the deadliest of deadly stings, plus you are statistically more likely to recognise Pok&eac…

Crocdolphins, Gravity & Fish With Dagger-Sharp Jaws

Dan introduces you to the “crocdolphin”, a fish with a jaw as sharp as a knife, and the secret to gravity …

The Most Dangerous Airport & Are Asteroids The Answer To Life In Space?

In this week’s Science Weekly Show, Dan speaks to Terik Daly, a planetary geologist, about asteroids being the key to water on Earth (also on his theories of other life forms…) Dan discusses an airport that only 8 pilots dare to land on, plus ex…

Rats Can Replay Past Events In Their Heads & How Plastic Bottles Are Made

Dan discovers how plastic bottles are made and how rats, just like humans, can replay past events in their heads. Plus, who can travel further? Humans or animals?

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?