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

What would the world be like with NO OCEANS?

Why do we wheeze? And what makes the James Webb Telescope better than the Hubble Telescope? This week we have Dhara Patel from the National Space Centre to tell us just that, as well as how the Webb telescope takes such in depth images! In Science in t…

Could The Lost City of Atlantis Be Real?

Is there evidence for a lost city? Why do we name storm names after people? We hear about the latest news on monkeys attacking people, a brand new space station, and the rise in JELLYFISH SWARMS! Dr Zoe Randel joins us to tell us more about the Big But…

How Are LLAMAS Fighting VIRUSES?!

We find out the oldest animal in the world that lives in the UK! And in recent news we hear about a foxes favourite food…. beware its a bit stinky, and VERY GROSS.
As always we are answering your questions, this week it is on boredom and sleep! Tech…

How We’re Seeing The Oldest Stars in the Universe!

This week’s special guest opens up by telling us about how she gouges out fish eyes to find out where they’ve been, it’s Anna from Ocean Travellers telling us about how they can find out where sea creatures move and how they live.
Techno Mum is back i…

You Won’t Believe What Has Been Discovered in PLAIN SIGHT!

It’s been hidden in plain sight for 100 years, but what could this discovery be? We hear from Connie Gray, Young Scientist of the Year who conducted research on bird feathers and staying on the bird theme in Dangerous Dan, we hear about a common UK bir…

Are Bogies Good for Us?

What actually is in our blood? Why can Cheetahs run so fast? Author Paul Ian Cross joins us to chat all the grossest things about the body from is book Bodies, Brains and Bogies. In Science in the News this week we learn about the first rocket NASA has…

We Received A Radio Signal From Space!!!!

How can we save our coral reefs, and why are they so important? Marine Biologist David Smith joins us this week to tell us exactly why and how we can help! 
We answer your questions on why we have such wrinkly fingers when we are in the bath too long….

The World’s Oldest Movies!

How were our stone age ancestors able to watch their own movies? Archaeologist Andy Needham joins us this week to tell us exactly why.
We answer your questions on What is a turtle shell made of? And why are diamonds unbreakable?
And we are joined by …

An Exploding Ant and Stone Age Poop!

What is sweat made of? Why did Pangea separate? In the news this week we hear about the worlds biggest plant, robotic hospitals and the food fight of the Megalodon. In Dangerous Dan it’s all about the exploding carpenter ant and we are joined by Profes…