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

Venomous Caterpillars & The Science Behind Rolls Royce Cars

Caterpillars may seem innocent to you, but Dan meets the incredible venomous lonomia. Plus. what’s the science that sets Rolls Royce cars apart from others?

A Poisonous Bird & The Changing Poles

Dan explores a poisonous bird (did you even know they existed?) Plus, he welcomes Dr. Juliana Adelman onto the podcast to learn about the history, and future, of our electromagnetic poles. Finally, he also meets Rushil Patel, the winner of a national S…

Dan Visits The Watercress Line In Hampshire!

The Watercress Line is a heritage railway line that restores, fixes and runs a fleet of steam locomotives. They’re currently working on the Canada Pacific, restoring a huge express engine built in 1941 to it’s original glory. He looks aroun…

A Boiling Hot River & The Science Of Laughter

Dan is joined by Stephanie Davies of Laughology; what is the science behind our giggle fits? Plus, can you imagine a boiling hot river that’s completely nature-made? We thought not! 

Coronavirus Questions Answered & The Goblin Shark

Dan is joined by friend-of-the-show Professor Lucy Rogers to separate fact from fiction when it comes to Covid-19. Plus, lying deep in the ocean is a ‘living fossil’ that looks like it came from outer space …
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The Future Of Energy & The Madidi National Park

Dan is joined by Dr. Stephen Peake to hear all about the future of energy over the coming years and decades; why is our current model not fit for purpose? Plus, take a walk in the dangerous Madidi National Park (if you dare!)

Underwater Dinosaurs & A Real Life Indiana Jones

Dan is joined by Alison Teal; she’s made a name for herself exploring untouched corners of the world (most of the time on her sustainably-built, pink surfboard!) Plus, he meets a ginormous underwater dinosaur you’ve probably never heard of …

Fish Odour Syndrome & The Changing Face Of Britain

Would you believe us if we said woodland has increased in Britain? Or how about how our geography changes every single day? Rob Andrews of Ordnance Survey joins Dan to look at how the face of Britain has changed. Plus (don’t get too close) – what’…

BONUS: The Space Programme

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The Space Programme is a brand new radio drama from the UK’s children’s radio station, Fun Kids. Listen to it wherever…