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

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 …

The loudest animal in the world and the darkest building on earth!

George chats to Will.I.Am and Brian Johnson all about the science of the future and their new book Wizards and Robots on this week’s Science Weekly. 
Plus, Sir Sidney McSprocket is discovering what nanotechnology is and how it came about, Dangero…

Butterflies, moths and the deadly boomslang snake

Dr Hayley Jones, entomologist at the RHS Garden Wisley joins Dan in the studio to chat all about butterflies and moths and why they’re so important, and all about Wisley’s Butterflies in the Glasshouse event. 
Plus, Kareena and her superhero alte…

Bees and whales that can talk!

Josie Dale-Jones, the producer and performer of Me & My Bee – a new comedy show inviting you to save the world, one bee at a time – joins Dan this week to chat all about our fuzzy little friends and why they need our help./
Plus, Sean and Rob…

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 …