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 Mystery Of Chameleons & Cholera’s Third Outbreak

Dan is joined by Professor Michel Milinkovitch – he is a Professor at the University of Geneva and answers your question on chameleons! Plus, he explores the Third Outbreak of Cholera and why it was so deadly …

The Science Behind Ear Tickling & Giant Bees

In this double guest special, Dan speaks to Dr Sue Deuchars about the benefits of ear tickling (you read it right!) and discovers the science behind the VFX you see in the movies. Plus, he meets the mysterious Wallace’s Giant Bee.

Slug Slime & Black-Footed Cat

Is there more to slug slime than meets the eye? Sam Casely explores with Dan. Plus, have you ever thought a cat could be deadly? Dan meets the deadliest cat in the world!

‘Why Haven’t We Seen Aliens?’ & Nile Crocodiles

Dan welcomes to the studio Stephen Rickard to explore his brand new book, ‘Why Haven’t We Seen Aliens?’ Plus he meets the ferocious Nile Crocodile and explores why giant slugs are ravaging Russia.

BONUS: Nanogirl’s Great Science Adventures

Nanogirl is another science podcast for kids! It answers your burning questions and shows you the wonders of discovery, made with school students who live in New Zealand. 
It’s made by RNZ and Nanogirl Labs.
Tap here to subscribe to Nanogirl’s G…

Dinosaur Zoos & The Home Of The Komodo Dragon

We chat to the director of the Edinburgh Fringe’s Dinosaur Zoo, Scott Wright, about the power of imagination AND about how dinosaurs could see in the dark! Plus, Dan takes a quick trip to Komodo Island, where the spectacular Komodo Dragons roam. We als…

Science Weekly Space Bumper Special!

This week, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of man walking on the moon, it’s a space special on the Science Weekly! Sarah Cruddas, author of ‘The Space Race’ joins Dan to chat all about the mission to get people on the moon, Dan and the question ‘what…

Food Science & Snake Cannibalism

Dan speaks to the author of ‘Science You Can Eat’ which includes some pretty interesting studio experiments! Plus, he comes head-to-head with a black-headed python – who knew some snakes ate their friends? As usual, he’ll look back on the science in th…

The Science of Anger & Venomous Water Snakes

Why is it we sometimes feel angry, and is it useful? Dan speaks to Dr Luca Passamonti to get to the bottom of it. Plus, let’s meet one of the most venomous water snakes in the world.