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

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.

A Planet Discovery & The Kissing Bug

In this Science Weekly, beware of the Kissing Bug and its misleading name, Dan invites in an expert to talk us through a planet discovery, and some of the most unusual sharks are on the brink of extinction.
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Real Unicorns, Botflies & Dr Chris and Dr Xand!

Dan welcomes Dr. Chris and Dr. Xand into the studio, ahead of their Operation Ouch! live performance to answer all your medical questions! Dangerous Dan’s choice this week lays it’s eggs in other animals, and how different are rhinos and unic…

The Genius of Moths & Wombat Dung

From how moths are far more complicated and clever than what you think, to the deadly Driver Ant, to how wombat dung is incredibly sophisticated; this episode will surprise you!

“Painted Wolves” & the Hurricane Capital of the World

Dan explores the ‘Hurricane Capital of the World’, brings you the latest science in the news, plus speaks to Wildlife Photographer Nick Dyer who has been following the “painted wolves” of Zimbabwe. Plus, the adventures of Professor Hallux and Marina Ve…