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

Deadly Stinging Nettles & Vultures Being Sick

In this week’s episode, Dan’s chatting to Barry Fitzgerald, judge of the Young Imagineers competition, ahead of it closing, we’re learning about an evil stinging nettle that drives you mad, answering questions about eyes and vultures being sick, …

Humanimals & Encephalitis Lethargica

Dan speaks to Christopher Lloyd, author of ‘Humanimal’, about some surprising similarities between “us and them”. Plus, Dan finds out how slime is made plus answers your questions on light bulbs and rockets.

A Fun Kids Science Weekly Pathology Special!

In this Pathology Special, Dan chats to experts Jo Morris and Guy Hammer, plus has features from Professor Hallux.

Decompression Sickness & Why We Need Wasps

Dan is joined by Dr. Gavin Broad of The Natural History Museum to get a close look at wasps and why they deserve more respect than we usually give them. Plus, Dan is going on a scuba-diving holiday – what danger should he look out for?

The Helium Shortage & Stone Man Syndrome

Dan speaks to Professor David Cole-Hamilton about the Earth’s helium shortage, and explores the almost unimaginable Stone Man Syndrome. Plus, he also chats to Hanna, another child inventor, who won the Dream Big, Princess competition.

‘Dr Maggie’s Grand Tour of the Solar System’ & Peregrine Falcon

Dan takes a tour of the solar system, including trying to unravel the mystery of the black hole. Plus, who would have thought a falcon could be that dangerous?

Wolfsbane & Your Guide To Endangered Species

Dan speaks to Millie Marotta; her brand new book ‘A Wild Child’s Guide to Endangered Animals’ features the species at risk from extinction (the ones we should really know about!) Plus, he encounters the poisonous plant of many names (but you may know i…

The Most Dangerous Dinosaur & The Young Imagineers Competition

Dan chats to last year’s winner of the Young Imagineers Competition – she invented a pollution-sucking pigeon! Plus, he meets one of the most dangerous dinosaurs and takes a fresh look at climate change with the help of Marina Ventura.

‘The Wonders Of Nature’ & The Black Mamba

Dan is joined by author Ben Hoare for the release of his brand new book ‘The Wonders Of Nature’ – how will Dan do at Ben’s science quiz? Plus, Dan meets the Black Mamba and welcomes to returning features to the podcast.