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

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.

A Brainiac Live Special Featuring Head Brainiac & Radioactive Explosives

In this Brainiac Live Special Science Weekly, Dan speaks to Head Brainiac Andy about what exciting, mind-blowing and even slightly dangerous things they have planned in their live show. Plus, what radioactive element can explode with the touch of a hand?

The Smartest Home & The Pacific Ring Of Fire

Dan learns about the smartest homes in the world (and they’re getting smarter), plus he explores the pacific ring of fire! We also welcome back our favourite genius with a brand new series – Techno Mum!

Giant Centipedes & The Lifecycle Of Stars

Dan is joined by astrophysicist Dr. Amelie Saintonge to hear about the birth and death of stars. Plus, he comes face-to-face with a giant, deadly centipede.As always, Professor Hallux and Deep Space High are thrown into the mix too!
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Witch’s Poison, Killer Shrimps & Saving Species

What famous poison was used by witches in folklore and is still deadly today? Plus, see why killer shrimps are taking over the news and hear from Laura Bower from The People’s Trust For Endangered Species about saving stag beetles.

A Thunderbirds Are Go Science Weekly Special!

In this Thunderbirds Are Go special, Dan will be re-visiting interviews with space experts as well as diving into another episode of Deep Space High. Plus, Dangerous Dan is getting a little … Leaky, and what’s the science in the news this week?