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

A Science Weekly Ecology Special

In part one of the Science Weekly Ecology Specials, Dan is joined by ecologists, he answers your questions, discovers incredible animal facts and more!

The Big Butterfly Count & The Serval Predator

Dan is joined by Dr Zoë Randle from the Butterfly Conservation to hear how you can take part in the future of butterflies in the UK! Plus, imagine a predator that is successful in its hunts every other time …

A Robotic Research Assistant & The Humboldt Squid

Dan is joined by Benjamin Burger, who has recently introduced a robotic research assistant into his laboratory; we hear how it’s going so far. Plus, is it possible the myth of the kraken is actually rooted in truth?

Indian Cobra & Can A Star Just Disappear?

We are joined by Andrew Allan who recently noticed a gigantic star has disappeared; were could it have gone and why? Plus, his Dangerous Dan list has been sorely missing this Indian Cobra …

Lethal Noise & Dan Speaks To A NASA Rover Driver

Dan is joined by a NASA Rover Driver; Sophia Mitchell is responsible for manoeuvring the rovers on Mars! Plus, could you imagine a noise loud enough to injure you?

The Language Of Bees & The Goliath Birdeater

Dan is joined by Dr. Martin Bencsik whose research on bee language means he’s been able to pick out specific sounds and translate them! Plus, Dan inducts the largest spider on earth onto the Dangerous Dan list.

Challenger Deep & The Science Of Oysters

Imagine the height of Mount Everest, but as a crater under the sea? Dan meets Challenger Deep and you will too! Plus, we’re joined by Dr. Ken Collins to learn more about the science of oysters and their pearls.

A Star Brighter Than The Sun & ‘Shark Super Powers’

In a double guest special, Dan is joined by the authors of ‘Shark Super Powers’, Jillian Morris and Duncan Brake – we bet you didn’t know what made these creatures so special! Plus, author of ‘Martian Blood’ John Pahl to hear how feasible it really is …

A Dinosaur Special!

To celebrate Dinosaur Day on Monday 1st June, Dan presents a special, dino-themed show. He welcomes palaeontologist Dr. Dean Lomax to hear all about how dinosaurs are discovered and named. Plus, you won’t be able to guess his special Dangerous Dan!