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

Steve Backshall and Exploding Stars!

A very special guest, Steve Backshall, joins the podcast to talk about his new live show and his life on the Deadly shows over the years! We also catch up with Professor Hallux and Nurse Nanobot in their Map of Medicine, explore under the sea in Age of…

The Deadliest Fart in the Animal Kingdom!

Ben Garrod, presenter, biologist and author joins us to chat about the animals that no longer exist and those that are currently endangered this week!
Professor Hallux and Nurse Nanabot are back this week too and they have all the information for us a…

Spiders Falling From The Sky

Dr George McGavin has been all around the world exploring insects and discovering new species – he joins us on this week’s podcast.
Professor Hallux and Nurse Nanabot are back this week too and they have all the information for us about vaccines and h…

Why Are We Putting Bats in Recording Studios?

How does a rocket take off? Honourees of the Blavatnik Awards Anja Schmidt and Sonja Vernes chat to us about their amazing work on volcanos and climate change and what we can learn from putting bats in recording studios! We learn about the eating habit…

How much does the sky weigh?

Why can’t we see in the dark? How do we make something hotter than the sun? Dr Hannah Willet joins us to tell us about how she is making a reactor 6 times hotter than the sun and what this means for the future of energy. We take to the skies in age of …

Why Are Planets Round?

How would aliens communicate with us, and how will we find out if they do?  NASA and SETI scientist Ann Marie Cody joins us to chat more about how she finds signals from other planets, and how an intelligent race might contact us! We dive deep und…

We’ve Found A New Planet That May Have Aliens!

Who could our Mission Transmission message reach? And how will we make sure aliens understand our message? Astronomers from the Royal Observatory, Tania de Sales Marques and Patricia Skelton join us this week to answer all of your burning space questio…

What is a Lightyear?

Who could our Mission Transmission message reach? And what exactly is a lightyear? Astrophysicist Paul Sutter joins us this week to answer space questions and more! We start 2 new series this week, jump back in time to the home of the Tyrannosaurus Rex…

The Nearest Planet That Could Have ALIENS!

Who could our Mission Transmission message reach? And how long does it take to get to the nearest star? Greg Brown, astronomer from the Royal Observatory answers these questions and more about what is closest to us in the universe in this week’s Scienc…