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

An AI Football Coach & Killer Bees

Imagine if artifical intelligence was your football coach – Dan finds out about a football club that did just that … Plus, if you think the bees you know are scary, Dan proves you wrong! 

A Deadly Virus & Will Apes Become Human?

In this episode of the Fun Kids Science Weekly, we go to Charlie in Austrailia who has asked “will apes and chimpanzees become humans like us?” Dr Alison Cronin, of Monkey World, joined Dan to answer Charlie’s question. Plus, Dan explores an incredibly…

The Biochemistry Bonanza!

In this Science Weekly special, Dan explores all things biochemical, from the dangerous and deadly to the lifesaving medicines. Plus, he was joined by Dr Pedro Ferreira of the Biochemical Society, to answer questions such as ‘can we alter our cells to …

The Most Lonely Frog In The World, The Tsetse Fly, & What Does Chocolate Do To Your Body?

Dan explores the dangerous land of the tsetse fly, and invites a science expert onto the podcast to discuss whether we should re-think our approach to chocolate. Plus, meet Romeo! The loneliest frog in the world, or used to be!

Flower Urchins & What Causes Growing Pains?

Do not be fooled by the sweet name of the Flower Urchin and what is really behind the common growing pain? Dr. Benjamin Jacobs (of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital) joins Dan, and Dan dives into the week of Science in the News.

The Secret To Maps & The Golden Poison Dart Frog

Dan uncovers the mystery of maps and why they will never be accurate, with the help of Dr Alexander Kent (a cartography expert). Plus, he comes face-to-face with a golden poison dart frog, and explores the science stories shaking the world this week.

2018: A Year In The Fun Kids Science Weekly

To celebrate another year in the Fun Kids Science Weekly, Dan chooses his highlights; the most dangerous of the Dangerous Dans, and the fantastic experts that have been in the studio.

Christmas Special! The Science of Christmas & The T. Rex of the Ocean

In this Science Weekly Christmas Special, Dan is in touch with the engineering specialist at the North Pole, invites in Aoife McLysaght who is a Guest Lecturer on the BBC Christmas Lectures, and explores the T.Rex of the Ocean!

Melting Glaciers, A Hypernova & The Secret Life of Hedgehogs

What happens when you cross a supernova and a black hole? Why is the hedgehog species declining so quickly and what can we do to help? What has the world recently learnt about tsunamis? Dan answers all in the Fun Kids Science Weekly.