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

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…

The Bright Ideas Challenge, a brain eating amoeba and a shaky Spanish city!

The Bright Ideas Challenge was created to help inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. Bobby Seagull & Emma Wyatt are on the line with Dan to chat all about how we could power the cities of the future and the brand new findings tha…

Edinburgh international science festival, the trinity test and a volcano sliding into the sea!

Europe’s largest Science Festival is happening in Edinburgh at the moment and Augusta Macdonald is the Programme Manager there. She gives us the lowdown on what is going on all over Edinburgh to get everyone involved in science!
Plus Dangerous Dan is …

Snakes, spiders and a laughing sickness

Ross Hickles is a Herpetologist and Aquarist at SEA LIFE London, plus he owns over 200 pet animals including spiders, snakes and slugs. This week, he’s chatting to Dan about snakes, difficult creatures to keep and how he got into herpetology!
Plu…

The plastic tide and spewing in space!

Peter Kohler is the founder and director of The Plastic Tide, a charity made up of ocean, science and tech enthusiasts obsessed with working out ways to keep our beaches and seas clear of marine litter and plastics. This week, he’s chatting to Dan abou…

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking, one of the most influential scientists of our time, sadly died this week at the age of 76. He was famous for his work on black holes and relativity and so this week Dan chats to Josh Barker, from the National Space Centre all about how…

An illness that turns humans into trees and donating our organs

2018 is the year of engineering! So Dan has sent our resident inventor Sir Sidney McSprocket all over the country to chat with real life engineers to find out which famous inventors inspired them! 
Plus Dangerous Dan is looking at an illness…

Kids invent stuff and the coldest city in the world

Ruth Amos is from the YouTube channel Kids Invent Stuff, and is chatting to Dan all about the cool things they’ve been inventing, and bringing the inventions to life! 
Plus if you think you’re cold in the snow this week, Dangerous Dan is looking …

Working at mission control, a scary cloud and how to make a hadron collider

Libby Jackson is the Human Spaceflight and Microgravity Programme Manager for the UK Space Agency, and she chats to Dan all about what she does, how she got into her job and all about what scientists want to achieve in space in the future. 
Plus …