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

Giant Centipedes & The Lifecycle Of Stars

Dan is joined by astrophysicist Dr. Amelie Saintonge to hear about the birth and death of stars. Plus, he comes face-to-face with a giant, deadly centipede.As always, Professor Hallux and Deep Space High are thrown into the mix too!
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Witch’s Poison, Killer Shrimps & Saving Species

What famous poison was used by witches in folklore and is still deadly today? Plus, see why killer shrimps are taking over the news and hear from Laura Bower from The People’s Trust For Endangered Species about saving stag beetles.

A Thunderbirds Are Go Science Weekly Special!

In this Thunderbirds Are Go special, Dan will be re-visiting interviews with space experts as well as diving into another episode of Deep Space High. Plus, Dangerous Dan is getting a little … Leaky, and what’s the science in the news this week?

A Robot Exploring Mars & The Science Behind Delicious Chocolate

Dan welcomes Professor Wilson Poon to the show to explore why chocolate is so delicous and why we just can’t get enough! Plus, he examines a phenomnenon that ravages the human body, and we hear from Professor Hallux and Deep Space High.

Giant Japanese Hornets & A Myserious Frog Disease

Dan explores the terrifying, brutal truth of this vicious breed of hornet. Plus, what is this mysterious disease wiping out frogs in the UK? Dan speaks to Dr Stephen Price to find out more. Catch up with the Science Weekly for a look-back on the news f…

A T-Rex’s Cousin, Grizzly Bears & Space School

Dan sees a gap in his Dangerous Dan list – how did he not see it before? Plus, he is joined by Professor Roger Benson about a dinosaur mystery unravelling. As always, he features Fun Kids experts including Professor Hallux and all those at Deep Space H…

Do Killer Whales Eat Sharks & Sea Life Welcomes New Species!

Dan picks the brain of the Lead Aquarist at Sea Life Brighton – how do you create a new ‘home’ for these species? How do you settle them in? Where do you even find them?
Plus, we hear from the Fun Kids Science experts, Professor Hallux and all those a…

Mummies, a Death Snake, and a Teenage Climate Warrior!

Dan speaks to mummification and Egyptian expert Dr Stephen Buckley and we find out why Sunflowers always turn to face the sun! Plus, Enn & Gee and Techno Mum are back, and we have even more Science in the News. 

Looking Up At The Night Sky & The World’s Smelliest Fruit!

Dan speaks to astronomy and star-gazing expert Mark Thompson and who knew that the durian (just a piece of fruit) could smell like smelly pants! Plus, the Fun Kids experts (Enn & Gee and Techno Mum) return!