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

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…

How to code and the mould that makes food taste delicious!

Coding has helped humans create robots, build cars that drive themselves and sent rockets into space… but what is coding and how does it all work? Sean McManus, author of Coder Academy, joins Dan in the studio to explain what a coder does and the bas…

Iceberg as big as London and why do we get wrinkly fingers in water?

A huge iceberg the size of London recently broke off from the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica – and it’s exposed a massive seabed that’s been hidden beneath the ice for up to 120,000 years! Dr Katrin Linse is leading a mission next y…

A secret Soviet Union experiment and when Britain was buried under ice!

Did you know that 25,000 years ago Britain was buried under miles of ice? We know this by looking at the landscape that the ice carved out and the soils left behind – like mud that formed at the bottom of lakes, that were created when the glaciers…

Guest: Tim Peake – How to become an astronaut & life in space

Major Tim Peake is our guest this week! Tim is a British astronaut who spent six months on board the International Space Station last year – and is only the seventh person from the UK to ever go to space! Tim chats to Dan about the incredible thin…