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

Coronavirus Questions Answered & The Goblin Shark

Dan is joined by friend-of-the-show Professor Lucy Rogers to separate fact from fiction when it comes to Covid-19. Plus, lying deep in the ocean is a ‘living fossil’ that looks like it came from outer space …
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The Future Of Energy & The Madidi National Park

Dan is joined by Dr. Stephen Peake to hear all about the future of energy over the coming years and decades; why is our current model not fit for purpose? Plus, take a walk in the dangerous Madidi National Park (if you dare!)

Underwater Dinosaurs & A Real Life Indiana Jones

Dan is joined by Alison Teal; she’s made a name for herself exploring untouched corners of the world (most of the time on her sustainably-built, pink surfboard!) Plus, he meets a ginormous underwater dinosaur you’ve probably never heard of …

Fish Odour Syndrome & The Changing Face Of Britain

Would you believe us if we said woodland has increased in Britain? Or how about how our geography changes every single day? Rob Andrews of Ordnance Survey joins Dan to look at how the face of Britain has changed. Plus (don’t get too close) – what’…

BONUS: The Space Programme

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The Space Programme is a brand new radio drama from the UK’s children’s radio station, Fun Kids. Listen to it wherever…

A Robot Expert & The Gigantoraptor

Dan is joined by Dr. Law, the UK’s leading robot expert – where does he think the robot industry is going? Plus, he comes face-to-face with a gigantoraptor – will it live up to its name?

Cooling The Climate & The Blue Angel Sea Slug

Dan is joined by Isabel Thomas, author of ‘This Book Will (Help) Cool The Climate’; learn how to make sustainable change in your own life and even influence others around you to do the same. Plus, a blue angel sea slug slimes its way into the…

Camilla Nichol on Antartica & Strange Matter

Dan is joined by Camilla Nichol to learn about the first sighting of Antarctica. Plus, how deadly is dark matter?

Adventurer Ben Fogle & The Oleander Plant

Dan is joined by world adventurer Ben Fogle who’s celebrating children who create zero emissions on their way to school. Plus, here’s why you need to watch out for the oleander plant …