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

Actual Dragons and The Secrets of the Deep

Dan speaks to author of ‘Ocean: Secrets of the Deep’ Sabrina Weiss to find out all about the parts of the ocean a lot of us don’t know a lot about, plus lets us know why our blood is red. We explore the Komodo dragon with Dangerous Dan and find out all…

Black Rhinos & Tectonic Plates

Dan speaks to Twycross Zoo about the new addition to their family, plus examines one of the most dangerous plate boundaries in the world. And as always, he welcome science experts from Techno Mum to Enn & Gee!

Why Spiders Don’t Stick to their Webs and the Largest Snake in the World

On this week’s Science Weekly, natural history and conservation photographer Clay Bolt joins Dan to chat all about the science and beauty behind the smaller creatures in the world.
Plus, we’re learning why spiders don’t stick to their own webs, all ab…

Dinosaur Myth-busting and the Science Behind Brain Freeze

This week, Dan is on the line with Dr Ben Garrod, evolutionary biologist, primatologist and broadcaster, who is currently on tour with his ‘So you think you know about dinosaurs?’ show. Ben dispells some myths about dinosaurs and tells us all abou…

The Creature that Sweats Slime & What is Gene Editing?

On this week’s Science Weekly, why blood is red and do we really know if a meteor killed the dinosaurs? Dan answers your questions, plus we learn about a creature from the depths of the ocean that can go three months between meals and sweats slime with…

The Executioner Wasp & The Science of Wildfires

Recently, there’s been an increased number of wildfires in the UK – why is this? Dan speaks to wilfire expert Dr. Thomas Smith to get to the bottom of it. Plus, Dan encounters the insect with the worst sting ever recorded, and welcomes to the show the …

Explosive Bread & Behind-The-Scenes Of A Lab

This week, Dan is joined by Emily Scott-Dearing to hear all about the latest exhbition at the Francis Crick Institute, from the tiniest fruit flies to the largest computers! Plus, he learns how bread is far more dangerous than you could ever imagine. A…

The Science of Rollercoasters & Dark Side of Mistletoe

Dan is joined by Patrick Marx, designer of rollercoasters for Europa Park! He tells us all about their physics and how rollercoasters work. Plus, did you think mistletoe was romantic? Think again! Finally, Dan is with some Fun Kids experts – Techno Mum…

Explosive Cesium & How To Win A Nobel Prize

Dan has a Nobel Prize Winner on this week’s show! Dr Barry Marshall won the award in 2005 for discovering the bacteria that causes stomach ulcers! Dan chats to him about this discovery and his new book ‘How To Win A Nobel Prize’. Plus, Dan continues to…