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 Jan 12, 2020
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Exploring the coolest and most incredible stuff in science, from way back when dinosaurs roamed the Earth to a future where humans live in space! Fun Kids Science Weekly is hosted by Dan and is the perfect science podcast for kids and families everywhere. Each week, you'll find episodes from series like Deep Space High, Age of the Dinosaurs and Professor Hallux. There's also a special guest, top experts answering all your science questions and Dangerous Dan - something scientific that’s also a little bit deadly! If you like this, you can listen to Dan on Fun Kids (weekdays from 1pm) on DAB Digital Radio across the UK, on the free Fun Kids app and online at

Episode Date
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 ... Find Professor Lucy Rogers: TikTok (@DrLucyRogers) / Twitter (@DrLucyRogers) / Website (
Mar 28, 2020
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!)
Mar 21, 2020
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 ...
Mar 14, 2020
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's fish odour syndrome?
Mar 07, 2020
BONUS: The Space Programme
Subscribe to The Space Programme by searching for it wherever you're listening to this or by tapping here: The Space Programme is a brand new radio drama from the UK's children's radio station, Fun Kids. Listen to it wherever you get your podcasts and hear it first, 4:30pm every Friday on Fun Kids.
Mar 04, 2020
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?
Feb 29, 2020
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 studio. Artwork picture by Sylke Rohrlach
Feb 22, 2020
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?
Feb 15, 2020
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 ...
Feb 08, 2020
UK Space Agency's Libby Jackson & Could Your Dog Poison You?
Dan is joined by Science Weekly alumni, Libby Jackson! She is answering one of YOUR questions! Plus, is it really that harmless to let your dog lick your face?
Feb 01, 2020
Lucy Hawking Answers Your Questions & The Kola Superdeep Borehole
Dan is joined in the studio by scientific royalty, Lucy Hawking! He hears all about her brand new book and she answers your questions. Plus, imagine drilling deep enough into the core you can peer in?
Jan 25, 2020
The Science of Trees and a Parasitic Worm
This week on the Fun Kids Science Weekly, Dan is joined by tree specialist Dr. Kieron Doick to hear all about how trees help the planet. Plus, Dan answers your questions, we learn about a worm that wiggles its way from your insides out, and we're joined by Techno Mum and head to Deep Space High.
Jan 18, 2020
Australian Bushfires and The Terror of Silence
Dan is back for 2020 on the Fun Kids Science Weekly; he's joined by Dr. Colin Beale to learn more about how animals react to wildfires. Plus, he explores Orfield Laboratory with the most silent room in the world (it's so silent even your ears make noise!)
Jan 11, 2020
The Best of 2019!
Dan looks back on his favourite Science Weekly moments of 2019, from the most dangerous to the most disgusting to the most fascinating. We'll see you in 2020!
Dec 25, 2019
The Midnight Zone & Predictions For 2020
During this final episode of the Fun Kids Science Weekly before Christmas, Dan dives deep into the Midnight Zone to meet some of its inhabitants. Plus, he is joined by Tris Dyson who makes predictions for a living - what does he think is coming up for 2020?
Dec 21, 2019
New Zealand Volcanic Eruption & Young Imagineers 2019 Winner
Dan is joined by Balsam, the winner of the 2019 Young Imagineers Competition. Plus, Dan speaks to Dr. Matthew Blackett to unpick the tragic volcanic eruption in New Zealand.
Dec 14, 2019
The Poison Garden & Tutankhamun with Dr. Chris Naunton
Dan is joined by Egyptologist Dr. Chris Naunton to hear all about Tutankhamun. Plus, Dan answers your questions on itches and electricity and explores the Poison Garden.
Dec 07, 2019
Deadly Crustaceans & Snot and Slime from the Tumble podcast
Thought you knew everything there was to know about snot and slime? Think again! Dan is joined by the Tumble Podcast, another podcast about science, to learn all about it! Plus, it’s a busy studio, he’s also joined by Marina Ventura Climate Explorer, and learns how footballs are made.”
Nov 30, 2019
A Fun Kids Science Weekly Chemistry Special - Part 2
In the second part of the Science Weekly Chemistry Special, Dan hones in on precisely what makes an element, its history and its future - with the help of Chemistry experts of course!
Nov 23, 2019
A Fun Kids Science Weekly Chemistry Special - Part 1
In the first part of the Fun Kids Science Weekly Chemistry Specials, Dan speaks to Hannah McDonald of The Biochemical Society, explores chemistry in the news this week plus is joined by Kareena, our Fun Kids Chemistry Expert!
Nov 16, 2019
Saw-Scaled Vipers & Science + Nature with Dan Green
Dan is joined by Dan Green of Science + Nature Magazine to unpick the upcoming issue, which includes full moons affecting our behavior and mummification. Plus, he meets the snake responsible for most human deaths - the saw-scaled viper.
Nov 09, 2019
A Fun Kids Science Weekly Social Science Special!
Being a human being is complicated! The way we act and think, and the things we do in our lives, can be affected in many different ways.  We’re finding out more with Dan in a sizzling new Science Weekly Special, as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science. He is joined by Social Science experts and even explores how it can be both beneficial and dangerous ...
Nov 02, 2019
Deadly Stinging Nettles & Vultures Being Sick
In this week's episode, Dan’s chatting to Barry Fitzgerald, judge of the Young Imagineers competition, ahead of it closing, we're learning about an evil stinging nettle that drives you mad, answering questions about eyes and vultures being sick, and we're learning about the most powerful computer. You can also get the Fun Kids Science Weekly podcast in the free Fun Kids app, online at ​
Oct 27, 2019
Humanimals & Encephalitis Lethargica
Dan speaks to Christopher Lloyd, author of 'Humanimal', about some surprising similarities between "us and them". Plus, Dan finds out how slime is made plus answers your questions on light bulbs and rockets.
Oct 19, 2019
A Fun Kids Science Weekly Pathology Special!
In this Pathology Special, Dan chats to experts Jo Morris and Guy Hammer, plus has features from Professor Hallux.
Oct 12, 2019
Decompression Sickness & Why We Need Wasps
Dan is joined by Dr. Gavin Broad of The Natural History Museum to get a close look at wasps and why they deserve more respect than we usually give them. Plus, Dan is going on a scuba-diving holiday - what danger should he look out for?
Oct 05, 2019
The Helium Shortage & Stone Man Syndrome
Dan speaks to Professor David Cole-Hamilton about the Earth's helium shortage, and explores the almost unimaginable Stone Man Syndrome. Plus, he also chats to Hanna, another child inventor, who won the Dream Big, Princess competition.
Sep 28, 2019
'Dr Maggie's Grand Tour of the Solar System' & Peregrine Falcon
Dan takes a tour of the solar system, including trying to unravel the mystery of the black hole. Plus, who would have thought a falcon could be that dangerous?
Sep 21, 2019
Wolfsbane & Your Guide To Endangered Species
Dan speaks to Millie Marotta; her brand new book 'A Wild Child's Guide to Endangered Animals' features the species at risk from extinction (the ones we should really know about!) Plus, he encounters the poisonous plant of many names (but you may know it as wolfsbane) and answers your questions on the sun and the heart.
Sep 14, 2019
The Most Dangerous Dinosaur & The Young Imagineers Competition
Dan chats to last year's winner of the Young Imagineers Competition - she invented a pollution-sucking pigeon! Plus, he meets one of the most dangerous dinosaurs and takes a fresh look at climate change with the help of Marina Ventura.
Sep 07, 2019
'The Wonders Of Nature' & The Black Mamba
Dan is joined by author Ben Hoare for the release of his brand new book 'The Wonders Of Nature' - how will Dan do at Ben's science quiz? Plus, Dan meets the Black Mamba and welcomes to returning features to the podcast.
Aug 31, 2019
The Mystery Of Chameleons & Cholera's Third Outbreak
Dan is joined by Professor Michel Milinkovitch – he is a Professor at the University of Geneva and answers your question on chameleons! Plus, he explores the Third Outbreak of Cholera and why it was so deadly ...
Aug 24, 2019
The Science Behind Ear Tickling & Giant Bees
In this double guest special, Dan speaks to Dr Sue Deuchars about the benefits of ear tickling (you read it right!) and discovers the science behind the VFX you see in the movies. Plus, he meets the mysterious Wallace's Giant Bee.
Aug 17, 2019
Slug Slime & Black-Footed Cat
Is there more to slug slime than meets the eye? Sam Caseley explores with Dan. Plus, have you ever thought a cat could be deadly? Dan meets the deadliest cat in the world!
Aug 10, 2019
'Why Haven't We Seen Aliens?' & Nile Crocodiles
Dan welcomes to the studio Stephen Rickard to explore his brand new book, 'Why Haven't We Seen Aliens?' Plus he meets the ferocious Nile Crocodile and explores why giant slugs are ravaging Russia.
Aug 03, 2019
BONUS: Nanogirl's Great Science Adventures
Nanogirl is another science podcast for kids! It answers your burning questions and shows you the wonders of discovery, made with school students who live in New Zealand.  It's made by RNZ and Nanogirl Labs. Tap here to subscribe to Nanogirl's Great Science Adventures wherever you're listening to this podcast:
Jul 31, 2019
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 also hear from Techno Mum about driverless cars!
Jul 27, 2019
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 makes something invisible?', we find out how deadly space really is, we speak to scientist Chris Riley all about the moon landing and his book 'Where we once stood', and it's a special space science in the news!
Jul 20, 2019
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 the news this week!
Jul 13, 2019
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.
Jul 06, 2019
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?
Jun 29, 2019
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!
Jun 22, 2019
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! Buy tickets for 'The Longest Night of Charlie Noon', hosted by The Royal Institution. Use discount code 'RIFunKids' to receive a 15% reduction.
Jun 15, 2019
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.
Jun 08, 2019
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?
Jun 01, 2019
A Robot Exploring Mars & The Science Behind Delicious Chocolate
Dan welcomes Professor Wilson Poon to the show to explore why chocolate is so delicous and why we just can't get enough! Plus, he examines a phenomnenon that ravages the human body, and we hear from Professor Hallux and Deep Space High.
May 25, 2019
Giant Japanese Hornets & A Myserious Frog Disease
Dan explores the terrifying, brutal truth of this vicious breed of hornet. Plus, what is this mysterious disease wiping out frogs in the UK? Dan speaks to Dr Stephen Price to find out more. Catch up with the Science Weekly for a look-back on the news from this week in the science world, plus experts like Professor Hallux!
May 18, 2019
A T-Rex's Cousin, Grizzly Bears & Space School
Dan sees a gap in his Dangerous Dan list - how did he not see it before? Plus, he is joined by Professor Roger Benson about a dinosaur mystery unravelling. As always, he features Fun Kids experts including Professor Hallux and all those at Deep Space High.
May 11, 2019
Do Killer Whales Eat Sharks & Sea Life Welcomes New Species!
Dan picks the brain of the Lead Aquarist at Sea Life Brighton - how do you create a new 'home' for these species? How do you settle them in? Where do you even find them? Plus, we hear from the Fun Kids Science experts, Professor Hallux and all those at Deep Space High!
May 04, 2019
Mummies, a Death Snake, and a Teenage Climate Warrior!
Dan speaks to mummification and Egyptian expert Dr Stephen Buckley and we find out why Sunflowers always turn to face the sun! Plus, Enn & Gee and Techno Mum are back, and we have even more Science in the News.
Apr 26, 2019
Looking Up At The Night Sky & The World's Smelliest Fruit!
Dan speaks to astronomy and star-gazing expert Mark Thompson and who knew that the durian (just a piece of fruit) could smell like smelly pants! Plus, the Fun Kids experts (Enn & Gee and Techno Mum) return!
Apr 20, 2019
Actual Dragons and The Secrets of the Deep
Dan speaks to author of 'Ocean: Secrets of the Deep' Sabrina Weiss to find out all about the parts of the ocean a lot of us don't know a lot about, plus lets us know why our blood is red. We explore the Komodo dragon with Dangerous Dan and find out all about the rescue seal who's been named after Sir David Attenborough!
Apr 13, 2019
Black Rhinos & Tectonic Plates
Dan speaks to Twycross Zoo about the new addition to their family, plus examines one of the most dangerous plate boundaries in the world. And as always, he welcome science experts from Techno Mum to Enn & Gee!
Apr 06, 2019
Why Spiders Don't Stick to their Webs and the Largest Snake in the World
On this week's Science Weekly, natural history and conservation photographer Clay Bolt joins Dan to chat all about the science and beauty behind the smaller creatures in the world. Plus, we're learning why spiders don't stick to their own webs, all about the maglev train, Dangerous Dan talks all about the largest snake in the world and are astronauts soon to be back on the moon?
Mar 30, 2019
Dinosaur Myth-busting and the Science Behind Brain Freeze
This week, Dan is on the line with Dr Ben Garrod, evolutionary biologist, primatologist and broadcaster, who is currently on tour with his 'So you think you know about dinosaurs?' show. Ben dispells some myths about dinosaurs and tells us all about a current day dino! Plus, we're learning what brain freeze actually is and all about a fireball in the sky! Also, in the news this week, a brand new technology being developed what might enable us to get from London to Australia in just 4 hours!
Mar 23, 2019
The Creature that Sweats Slime & What is Gene Editing?
On this week's Science Weekly, why blood is red and do we really know if a meteor killed the dinosaurs? Dan answers your questions, plus we learn about a creature from the depths of the ocean that can go three months between meals and sweats slime with Dangerous Dan and Dan chats to biologist Nessa Carey all about gene editing.  And, of course we check in with Enn & Gee and Techno Mum.
Mar 16, 2019
The Executioner Wasp & The Science of Wildfires
Recently, there's been an increased number of wildfires in the UK - why is this? Dan speaks to wilfire expert Dr. Thomas Smith to get to the bottom of it. Plus, Dan encounters the insect with the worst sting ever recorded, and welcomes to the show the usual experts Techno Mum and Enn & Gee.
Mar 09, 2019
Explosive Bread & Behind-The-Scenes Of A Lab
This week, Dan is joined by Emily Scott-Dearing to hear all about the latest exhbition at the Francis Crick Institute, from the tiniest fruit flies to the largest computers! Plus, he learns how bread is far more dangerous than you could ever imagine. Also, in the news this week, what does all this hot weather mean?
Mar 02, 2019
The Science of Rollercoasters & Dark Side of Mistletoe
Dan is joined by Patrick Marx, designer of rollercoasters for Europa Park! He tells us all about their physics and how rollercoasters work. Plus, did you think mistletoe was romantic? Think again! Finally, Dan is with some Fun Kids experts - Techno Mum and Enn & Gee.
Feb 23, 2019
Explosive Cesium & How To Win A Nobel Prize
Dan has a Nobel Prize Winner on this week's show! Dr Barry Marshall won the award in 2005 for discovering the bacteria that causes stomach ulcers! Dan chats to him about this discovery and his new book 'How To Win A Nobel Prize'. Plus, Dan continues to explore the most dangerous parts of the world, and the science from the past week!
Feb 16, 2019
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!
Feb 09, 2019
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 deadly virus ...
Feb 02, 2019
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 become superheroes?!'
Jan 26, 2019
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!
Jan 19, 2019
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.
Jan 12, 2019
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.
Jan 05, 2019
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.
Dec 29, 2018
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!
Dec 22, 2018
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.
Dec 15, 2018
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. Get the Santa Daily podcast by searching for Santa Daily in your podcast app or visiting
Dec 08, 2018
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 unicorns?
Dec 01, 2018
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!
Nov 24, 2018
"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 Ventura continue!
Nov 17, 2018
The Megalodon & Fire Mountain!
It's a particularly dangerous episode of the Fun Kids Science Weekly ... Not only is there a 'Fire Mountain', there's a shark as big a bus!
Nov 10, 2018
Deadly Machineel Tree & Secret Life Of Antelopes
Dan is back with perhaps the deadliest Dangerous Dan yet - a tree that is specifically designed to do harm. Alongside that, he's learning about the secret life of antelopes, teeth, railways and more!
Nov 03, 2018
Tawny Owls, Assassin Spiders & More Evidence of Climate Change!
Dan gets up close to an assassin spider, learns the secrets of the tawny owls and discovers more about teeth and railways!
Oct 27, 2018
Making superpowers real and evil shrews
Would you like to make superpowers happen in real life using science? Barry Fitzgerald is chatting to Dan all about how we can do that using science! Dangerous Dan is chatting about one of the most cruel killers in the wild and is being flexitarian the way forward? We'll also delve into the mouth with Professor Hallux, and learn about the Railways - all in this week's Science Weekly
Oct 20, 2018
Assassin Bugs, Bugs In Your Mouth & Why Does Red Make Bulls Angry?
Dan will be delving into two sorts of bugs in this Science Weekly; those in your mouth and those that are known as 'Assassin Bugs'. Also, Ishan has been in touch asking: "why do bulls get angry when they see red?" Martin Stevens, a Professor in Sensory & Evolutionary Ecology, provides the answer!
Oct 13, 2018
International Space Week Special!
This week is International Space Week, so Dan is bringing you all the best in space on this week's Science Weekly. He chats to space expert Keir Boxshall, asking all the questions you want to know about, Tim Peak reveals what it's like to be an astronaut, and of course we're off to Deep Space High too!
Oct 06, 2018
Kidpreneurs, Robots Landing on Asteroids & The Nile Crocodile
From entrepreneurs who are still at school to the dangerous Nile Crocodile to Professor Hallux on your teeth ... Dan is back with your weekly dose of Science! Rose & Jenk, as featured in Science Weekly, will be at KidZania London for this year’s KidPreneur Festival. Taking place on Saturday 13th October, they will be running a series of talks and workshops to share their success stories and to give you the tools you need to make your business goals a reality! Find out more here!
Sep 29, 2018
Galactic Cannibalism & Can You Reach The Bottom Of A Rainbow?
Did you know that galaxies can eat one another? How about whether you can reach the bottom of the rainbow? Or when the first civilian trip to space will be? No? You should probably listen to the Fun Kids Science Weekly then ...
Sep 22, 2018
The Most Venomous Snake & Scientists Get Closer To Aliens
Dan is back with your weekly visit to the big, wide universe of discovery! Dan encounters the most venomous snake, researches how scientists are able to take one step closer to meeting aliens, plus! You sent Dan a question about hermit crabs, didn't you? Dan invited a renowned expert onto the Science Weekly to answer your question! Do you have a question for Dan? Leave a rating for the Fun Kids Science Weekly, with your question in the comment! Dan will find a leading professor to answer it personally.
Sep 15, 2018
Polonium, Laser Satellites & The Future of Robots
Dan is back with your weekly dose of Science; from dangerous Polonium to robot specialist, Dr. Lucy Rogers, to hearing loss. If you want a science expert to answer your questions, comment on the podcast with your question!
Sep 08, 2018
An Arachnid Expert, A Leak At The Space Station & The Hottest Place In The World
Another episode of Techno Mum, Digital Railways, and Dan speaks to an arachnid specialist from the Natural History Museum!
Sep 01, 2018
Why We Have Two Ears, Turtles & What It's Like To Be A Vet!
Dan welcomes Techno Mum, Professor Hallux and Conor from the Pop 7 at 7 in this show! Plus, why do we need two ears instead of one? Also, if you want to be a vet when you're older, this is not one to miss!
Aug 25, 2018
Lots of sciencey fun to have at home and an Egyptian recipe!
This week on the Fun Kids Science Weekly, Frankie interrupts the show with Michelle Dickinson, finding out about all the fun stuff you can do with science! Plus, a deadly tiny creature under the sea and an ancient Egyptian embalming recipe is revealed. Who is it that makes all the machines and robots in our house? and Who's in charge of the radio waves? Dan has all the answers in this week's Science Weekly!
Aug 18, 2018
Loads of Sharks and a Deadly Fruit
A few weeks ago we heard all about how different sharks species from all around the world were making the waters around the UK their homes, this week we're talking to Ken Collins, a marine scientist to find out what's going on ... Plus, how games are made and what software engineers do, satellites and cables and how do we measure space? Dan has all the answers in this week's Science Weekly!
Aug 11, 2018
Creatures Of The Dark & The Deadly Stingray
You've probably heard of a stingray but probably not about how deadly they can be ... Plus, how do masts and towers transmit signals? Why do we explore space? Why do some creatures spend their whole lives in the dark? Dan has all the answers in this week's Science Weekly!
Aug 04, 2018
Banana Spiders, Fairy Penguins & Name A Robot
Come and visit somewhere chilly but deadly, learn about the spiders hiding in your bananas, the smallest penguins in the world, plus open your eyes to the world of structural engineers.
Jul 28, 2018
The UK's First Spaceport, Red Lion Fish & Create Scientific Experiments From Your Kitchen
Join Dan for your weekly science download! Explore the world of chemical engineering, the beautiful yet dangerous red lion fish, and learn about cosmic ray in "Deep Space High".
Jul 21, 2018
A New Dinosaur Discovery, Insect With Deadly Sting & Bugs Bigger Than You!
Join Dan for another dangerous dose of Science Weekly! The dinosaur discovery that could change everything  we know about the species, the insect with the deadliest of deadly stings, plus you are statistically more likely to recognise Pokémon than what's in your own back garden! Dan's interviewee, Chris Packham, is launching a national exhibition of 12 giant bugs aiming to bring more than 30 million Brits back to nature. Find out more at
Jul 14, 2018
Crocdolphins, Gravity & Fish With Dagger-Sharp Jaws
Dan introduces you to the "crocdolphin", a fish with a jaw as sharp as a knife, and the secret to gravity ...
Jul 07, 2018
The Most Dangerous Airport & Are Asteroids The Answer To Life In Space?
In this week's Science Weekly Show, Dan speaks to Terik Daly, a planetary geologist, about asteroids being the key to water on Earth (also on his theories of other life forms...) Dan discusses an airport that only 8 pilots dare to land on, plus explores which of the Earth's creatures can dive the deepest.
Jun 30, 2018
Rats Can Replay Past Events In Their Heads & How Plastic Bottles Are Made
Dan discovers how plastic bottles are made and how rats, just like humans, can replay past events in their heads. Plus, who can travel further? Humans or animals?
Jun 23, 2018
Dwarf Mongooses and Astronaut Training
Dan discovers how footballs are made, that Dwarf Mongooses have learnt new tricks when it comes to rewarding their friends and takes part in astronaut training. Plus, who has the edge when it comes to eyesight: a hawk or an Olympic archer?
Jun 16, 2018
Slime, Alien Octopuses and a very deadly Centipede
On this week's episode of The Fun Kids Science Weekly, Peter Godfrey Smith chats about the creature he says is the closest we'll ever come to meeting an intelligent octopus! We also find out about a creature with 100 different ways of poisoning you, 546 million-year-old animal footprints, how slime is made, and we're pitching man vs animal again...who will come out tops?
Jun 09, 2018
A deadly rattlesnake and Smart Homes
On this week's episode of The Fun Kids Science Weekly we chat to Rosamond Evans from Smart Home Week all about the benefits of living with smart technology. We also find out about a deadly rattle snake, how pyrex cookware is made, and who is faster man or animal?
Jun 02, 2018
The wonders of WiFi and how things are made
On this week's episode of The Fun Kids Science Weekly we finish our chat all about Britain's bees from last week's show - we couldn't end on a sad note! We also find out how alluminium cans are made, how humans and animals make the most of teamwork and Techno Mum fills us in about WiFi wonders
May 26, 2018
Bees, Gases and Possibilities!
Rory Diamond is the scientific advisor to the Great British Bee Count and self-proclaimed Bee Geek is in the Fun Kids studio this week chatting about why bees are so important, why bees are dying and what makes bees differ from wasps! Plus Dangerous Dan is looking at a dangerous possibility, we're finding out how gas gets into our homes, scientists have found the most distant sign of oxygen ever and we're pitching Man vs Animal in the long jump!
May 19, 2018
A deadly buffalo, a big greenhouse and does our gut manipulate our mind?
Katerina Johnson is from the University of Oxford and she's looking into how our gut can affect our minds! How is that possible? We find out.  Plus Dangerous Dan is discovering a deadly African buffalo, we're finding out where we can find the world's largest greenhouse, and why bees are so important to the environment!
May 12, 2018