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

The Best of 2019!

Dan looks back on his favourite Science Weekly moments of 2019, from the most dangerous to the most disgusting to the most fascinating. We’ll see you in 2020!

The Midnight Zone & Predictions For 2020

During this final episode of the Fun Kids Science Weekly before Christmas, Dan dives deep into the Midnight Zone to meet some of its inhabitants. Plus, he is joined by Tris Dyson who makes predictions for a living – what does he think is coming up for …

New Zealand Volcanic Eruption & Young Imagineers 2019 Winner

Dan is joined by Balsam, the winner of the 2019 Young Imagineers Competition. Plus, Dan speaks to Dr. Matthew Blackett to unpick the tragic volcanic eruption in New Zealand.

The Poison Garden & Tutankhamun with Dr. Chris Naunton

Dan is joined by Egyptologist Dr. Chris Naunton to hear all about Tutankhamun. Plus, Dan answers your questions on itches and electricity and explores the Poison Garden.

Deadly Crustaceans & Snot and Slime from the Tumble podcast

Thought you knew everything there was to know about snot and slime? Think again! Dan is joined by the Tumble Podcast, another podcast about science, to learn all about it! Plus, it’s a busy studio, he’s also joined by Marina Ventura Climate…

A Fun Kids Science Weekly Chemistry Special – Part 2

In the second part of the Science Weekly Chemistry Special, Dan hones in on precisely what makes an element, its history and its future – with the help of Chemistry experts of course!

A Fun Kids Science Weekly Chemistry Special – Part 1

In the first part of the Fun Kids Science Weekly Chemistry Specials, Dan speaks to Hannah McDonald of The Biochemical Society, explores chemistry in the news this week plus is joined by Kareena, our Fun Kids Chemistry Expert!

Saw-Scaled Vipers & Science + Nature with Dan Green

Dan is joined by Dan Green of Science + Nature Magazine to unpick the upcoming issue, which includes full moons affecting our behavior and mummification. Plus, he meets the snake responsible for most human deaths – the saw-scaled viper.

A Fun Kids Science Weekly Social Science Special!

Being a human being is complicated! The way we act and think, and the things we do in our lives, can be affected in many different ways.  We’re finding out more with Dan in a sizzling new Science Weekly Special, as part of the ESRC Festival …