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

Tyrannosaurus Rex and how BBC’s Planet Earth was filmed

James Aldred is a pro tree climber, cameraman and adventurer, who has spent his life travelling the world filming wildlife for the BBC. Dan chats to James about filming one of the most iconic shots for David Attenborough’s Planet Earth series and disco…

The man moving to Mars and could humans turn invisible?

Ryan MacDonald is one of 100 candidates for the Mars One project, that hopes to set up a human community on Mars. If it all goes to plan, Ryan will be leaving Earth in 2031 – and never coming back! We call up Ryan to find out more about his ambitions.

Deadliest predators ever and could Usain Bolt outrun a cheetah?

Apex predators are the animals at the very top of their food chain – with no enemies whatsover! Author and illustrator Steve Jenkins tells us about some of the most incredible predators the world has ever seen and what’s made them so impressive.
We al…

Why we need bees and the flesh-eating shark that lives for 500 years!

You might not realise it but bees are super important to life on Earth and without them we wouldn’t have enough plants and crops to go around. Phil Stevenson, Professor of Plants at the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, is here to tell us more about this…

Explosive eruptions and the deadliest snake in the world!

It’s an explosive edition of the Fun Kids Science Weekly – as we’re finding out the answer to everything you’ve ever wondered about volcanoes with Peter Rowley, a volcanologist at the University of Portsmouth.
We also jump back in time and meet s…