Fun Kids Meets

Fun Kids Meets

By Fun Kids

Here at Fun Kids we have some of the best guests popping by to have a bit of a chat. 

We do know that you can’t ALWAYS be listening to Fun Kids so we’ve made this podcast so you can get all the latest interviews downloaded automatically to your phone or tablet!


JB Gill talks farm life in Ace and the Animal Heroes!

Welcome to Fun Kids Meets where we meet your heroes! Chatting with Bex this week is JB Gill from JLS and Down on the Farm. He's got a new book out, Ace and the Animal Heroes, and he's talking about some real-life inspiration he had for the story! Are his kids in the book, or have any of the events in Ace and the Animal Heroes actually happened to JB? Listen to find out! See for privacy information.
28/03/23·11m 11s

Alasdair Beckett-King and Claire Powell chat all things mysterious with Bex!

Welcome to Meets, where the Fun Kids crew meet your favourite stars! Bex recently spoke to author Alasdair Beckett-King and illustrator Claire Powell about an amazing new mystery novel, Montgomery Bonbon: Murder at the Museum. Find out how the pair worked together to create this book and which famous detectives inspired Alasdair. See for privacy information.
21/03/23·13m 34s

Alesha Dixon on loving animals and Luna Wolf: Animal Wizard!!

George has been chatting to Alesha Dixon about her new book, Luna Wolf: AnimalWizard! Find out what you'll love about this story and hear all about Alesha's own pets, her love for writing, and extra gossip about what she's up to this year! See for privacy information.
14/03/23·17m 35s

Katie and Kevin Tsang teach us all about SPACE!

Author duo Katie and Kevin Tsang are chatting to Bex all about their latest book Suzie and the Moonbugs, the second book in their Space Blasters series! How many moons does Jupiter have? Katie and Kevin know! See for privacy information.
07/03/23·9m 17s

Bex teaches Jenny Slate British slang!

Bex has been chatting to the star of Marcel The Shell With Shoes On, Jenny Slate! She even had time to teach her a VERY British phrase...See for privacy information.
28/02/23·8m 43s

Surprising Jacob Tremblay for his Birthday!

Recently Bex spoke to the incredible actor Jacob Tremblay about the brand-new Netflix movie, My Father's Dragon. But Bex realised it was his birthday a few days before the interview, and decided to surprise him...See for privacy information.
21/02/23·5m 16s

Matilda The Musical star Alisha Weir teaches us how to be Naughty!

Dan recently caught up with the star of Matilda The Musical, Alisha Weir, in her first ever solo interview to find out all about the smash-hit musical!See for privacy information.
14/02/23·10m 36s

Antonio Banderas tells us all about Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

Puss in Boots himself, Antonio Banderas, popped by the Fun Kids studio to have a chat with Conor about the epic new Puss in Boots adventure, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish.See for privacy information.
07/02/23·7m 55s

Ben Miller chats The Night We Got Stuck in a Story

Awesome author and Bex's BFF Ben Miller popped by the Fun Kids studio to chat about his wicked new book, The Night We Got Stuck in a Story.See for privacy information.
31/01/23·10m 43s

Bex Meets David Walliams for his New Book - SPACEBOY!

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29/09/22·10m 18s

Bex Meets Fearne Cotton!

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26/09/22·9m 53s

The OUT OF THIS WORLD cast of Star Trek Prodigy!

Sean is blasting off to chat to Robyn about her recent chat with the cast and creators of the astronomical new Star Trek Prodigy!See for privacy information.
18/05/22·14m 46s

Iconic Children's Author Michael Rosen!

Sean is joined by Bex to chat about her interview with the awesome, iconic, author Michael Rosen! Michael is talking about his brand-new book, Rigatoni The Pasta Cat!See for privacy information.
10/05/22·12m 57s

LEGENDARY Comedian Jim Carrey chats Dr. Robotnik and Sonic 2!

Sean is chatting about his interview with genuine comedy royalty and all-round hilarious guy, Jim Carrey, about his role as Dr. Robotnik in Sonic 2! Jim reveals how much he loves the robots in the film, and stick around until the end of the podcast to hear Sean share some super Sonic secrets (now that's a tongue twister!).See for privacy information.
26/04/22·7m 17s

Amazing authors Sean Thorne and Luke Franks

It's a very special episode of Fun Kids Meets, as today's guest is... Sean himself! Sean, and his friend Luke Franks, are chatting to Bex about their brand new book, Jamie McFlair vs The Ultimate Brain Hack! See for privacy information.
19/04/22·13m 36s

Super Brainy Legend Dr. Ranj

Sean chats to Dan about his recent chat with presenter, NHS Doctor and Best Selling Author Dr. Ranj all about the Brain and his new book Brain Power! Dan and Sean are both so impressed with how knowledgable Dr. Ranj is, and how brilliant he is at explaining complex ideas in an understandable and educational way! Plus, Dan is a huge fan of Dr. Ranj's hair!  See for privacy information.
12/04/22·13m 47s

SONIC 2 SPECIAL! Ben Schwartz, James Marsden AND the actual Sonic and Tails

It's a Sonic 2 special in Fun Kids Meets this week! Bex is chatting to Sean about her awesome interviews with the stars of the new Sonic movie, Ben Schwartz (Sonic) and James Marsden (Tom). The pair even play Bex's excellent new game - In The SO-NICK of Time (trademark pending). Listen until the end to hear Bex' chat to the ACTUAL Sonic and Tails too!See for privacy information.
05/04/22·13m 15s

Awesome Multi-Talented Explorer Steve Backshall!

Sean is joined by Dan to chat about his interview the awesome multi-talented explorer, Steve Backshall! Tune in to hear about Steve's new underwater show! Plus, find out how you can become an adventurer.See for privacy information.
29/03/22·18m 16s

Omari McQueen is the youngest vegan chef

Omari boasts the title of the youngest award-winning vegan chef in the UK, as well as the CEO and founder of vegan restaurant Dipalicious! See for privacy information.
29/03/22·10m 4s

The Ghost and Molly McGee stars Ashly Burch and Dana Snyder!

Conor joins Sean to chat about his interview with the stars of the Disney+ series The Ghost and Molly McGee, Ashly Burch and Dana Snyder! Find out WHO has the BEST voice ever to grace Fun Kids well as the lowdown on the spooky spectacular Disney+ show, The Ghost and Molly McGee!See for privacy information.
15/03/22·14m 41s

'SING 2' Director Garth Jennings!

Sean is joined by George to discuss his chat with the director of the awesome movie 'Sing 2', Garth Jennings! Find out if Garth realises just how popular the film is on social media, how he deals with directing superstars and hear about George's borderline obsession with the band U2 (ask your parents!)See for privacy information.
08/03/22·14m 44s

Fun Kids Favourite Danny Wallace

Bex is back with Sean this week to chat about her interview with Fun Kids favourite, comedian and author, Danny Wallace! Danny is chatting about his brand new children's book, The Luckiest Kid in the World, plus some hidden gems to look out for!See for privacy information.
01/03/22·16m 44s

Hilarious Comedian and Author Adam Hills

Bex chats to Sean about her interview with the brilliant comedian and broadcaster Adam Hills about his debut children's book, Rockstar Detectives! Find out how Adam's own children influenced the main characters and stick around until the end of the interview to discover Adam's answer to the MOST important question in the world...SALT AND VINEGAR or CHEESE AND ONION crisps?!See for privacy information.
22/02/22·13m 48s

Awesome Astronaut Tim Peake!

Dan joins Sean to lift the lid on his out-of-this-world interview with intergalactic legend, astronaut Tim Peake! Tim is joining us live at the Royal Observatory Greenwich to launch Mission Transmission, our record-breaking broadcast to space, on the 21st February 2022. Tim spoke to Dan about his brand-new fiction book, Swarm Rising!See for privacy information.
15/02/22·17m 48s

Wicked wordsmith MC Grammar

Sean is joined by Bex to chat about her interview with one of her celeb BFF's, MC Grammar! MC Grammar is a former teacher turned rapper who aims to educate children through his awesome rhymes. Listen until the end to hear a very special space rap for Mission Transmission, featuring lyrical support from the one and only Bex!See for privacy information.
08/02/22·10m 56s

Andy from Andy and The Odd Socks!

Conor reveals all about his chat with frontman of Andy and the Odd Socks, Andy Day! Andy's chatting about Series 2 of Andy and The Band on CBBC! This season features from very special guests, including ROCK ROYALTY!See for privacy information.
01/02/22·12m 21s

Voyager Golden Record Artist Jon Lomberg!

Dan chats to Sean about his interview with the Voyager Golden Record artist, Jon Lomberg! The Golden Record was a recording that was launched into space - a bit like Mission Transmission, our record-breaking, history-making radio broadcast to space. Jon gives us some tips on what to include on our broadcast that might be listened to by aliens! Head to to submit your message for Mission Transmission.See for privacy information.
27/01/22·17m 0s

NASA Astronaut Candidate Jack Hathaway!

This week Sean is joined by George as finds out what it’s like to train to be an astronaut from NASA Astronaut Candidate Jack Hathaway. George and Jack also talk about our record-breaking, history-making broadcast where you can send your voice to space - Mission Transmission!See for privacy information.
21/01/22·14m 10s

KIDZ BOP and Dr Emily from the Royal Observatory Greenwich

Sean finds out what it’s like to be a KIDZ BOP from the band behind the official anthem to our record-breaking Mission to space... KIDZ BOP recorded a very special version of 'My Universe' for our radio broadcast to space, Mission Transmission: On February 14th 2022, we On February 14th 2022, we are sending a message to space. Broadcast live from the Royal Observatory Greenwich with some music from the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the 30-minute transmission will feature voices of Fun Kids listeners telling us about their hopes, dreams and desires. Billed as a 'love letter from Earth', the broadcast will go out nationwide and will simultaneously be sent to the stars where it'll hurtle through the universe for literally trillions of years. If you want to be a part of Mission Transmission head to for privacy information.
13/01/22·16m 48s

Gillian Anderson chats Robin Robin with Robyn!

In this week's Fun Kids Meets, Sean is joined by Robyn fresh from her chat with star of the brand new Netflix Movie 'Robin Robin', Gillian Anderson. Gillian chats about acting for Aardman (the makers of Shaun the Sheep and Wallace and Gromit), cat allergies and what Christmas dinner food she could live without... You can hear Robyn's on Fun Kids every weekend from 8-10am!See for privacy information.
28/12/21·9m 43s

George Meets A Boy Called Christmas

George is popping by to see Sean-ta Claus for a festive episode of Fun Kids Meets. A Boy Called Christmas is a brand new Christmas film based on the best-selling Matt Haig books A Boy Called Christmas, The Truth Pixie and A Mouse Called Miika! The director, Gil Kenan, and star, Henry Lawfull, joined George to chat about the movie, their favourite Christmas films, behind the scenes memories and even played a festive game... You can hear George on Fun Kids, the UK's only national children's radio station, on weekends from 1-4pm and during the holiday's 10am-1pm!See for privacy information.
21/12/21·24m 53s

MinaLima talks Potter

It’s been 20 years since the first Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone came out! But, how do you create all the things Harry Potter uses?  It’s a fantastic question and one we’re putting to the creators of some of the Harry Potter film graphic props! They’re a duo called MinaLima and they worked on all the Harry Potter films! They’re joining Dan to talk all about the art of graphic prop work. How do props look realistic? How do they work? Why might graphic props be a good thing in movies? And most importantly… do any graphic props have magical properties?See for privacy information.
14/12/21·16m 24s

Sophie Dahl's Worst Sleepover EVER!

Bex joins Sean to chat about her interview with children's author Sophie Dahl - granddaughter of Roald Dahl and inspiration behind the character Sophie in the BFG! Sophie's chatting about her new picture book, The Worst Sleepover in the World. Can Sean guess what questions Bex asked Sophie in Fun Kids Meets Bingo? What would you ask Sophie? And did you know...Sophie is a FUN KIDS LISTENER?! (we don't blame her).See for privacy information.
07/12/21·17m 4s

James Marsden chats Boss Baby 2!

Sean is joined by George after his interview with MEGA-famous Hollywood movie star James Marsden, star of Boss Baby 2! Find out why, and how, George MAY have wasted half the interview....See for privacy information.
30/11/21·14m 58s

PRIME MINISTER Boris Johnson answers YOUR questions!

Sean is joined by Dan to chat about his meeting with the UK's PRIME MINISTER, Boris Johnson! The PM chats COP26, answers YOUR climate questions, and even takes Dan on in the Yes/No Game!See for privacy information.
23/11/21·15m 40s

Michael Morpurgo's First Book in 2 Years!

In this week's Fun Kids Meets, Sean is joined by Bex to chat about her interview with legendary author, Michael Morpurgo. He’s talking about his brand new book, When Fishes Flew! This first new novel in two years from the nation’s favourite storyteller is a sweeping story of love and rescue – an unforgettable journey to the Greek island of Ithaca, and back in time to World War Two…See for privacy information.
16/11/21·19m 47s

Nick Kroll chats The Addams Family 2!

Nick Kroll is the voice of Uncle Fester in The Addams Family 2, a whacky and gruesome family film adventure!See for privacy information.
09/11/21·10m 21s

Ben Miller chats How I Became a Dog Called Midnight

Author, comedian and friend of the show Ben Miller joins Bex. He’s chatting about his new book, How I Became a Dog Called Midnight. George has always wondered what it’s like to be a dog. One night, a magical mix-up with an enchanted fountain means he swaps places with Midnight, a huge and loveable hound! Becoming a dog is an amazing adventure, until George uncovers a plan that could threaten Midnight’s home…See for privacy information.
02/11/21·16m 29s

Rugby legend Danny Care surprises superstar fundraiser William Priddy!

In this week's Fun Kids Meets, Sean catches up with Dan after he surprised William Priddy with his rugby idol Danny Care! William is a massive rugby fan, particularly Harlequins and Danny Care, and he ran the London marathon in his BACK GARDEN to raise money for Brain Tumour Research! So Dan thought he'd surprise William with a zoom call with his hero to say well done!See for privacy information.
26/10/21·15m 44s

Dermot O'Leary talks Toto

Dermot O'Leary talks to Bex all about the latest instalment of Toto the Ninja Cat, his book series!  The latest is called The Legend of the Wildcat! Toto’s brothers, Silver and Socks, and their best friend Catface have just been made Deputy Ninja Cats! But while celebrating, they accidentally break a boat belonging to a very important cat and find themselves heading north to a bootcamp for naughty animals. Deep in the Scottish Highlands, they must climb mountains, paddle leaky canoes and prove that they can work as a team. But something isn’t quite right at the bootcamp, and Toto’s ninja senses are on high alert … There is a local legend of a super-strong wildcat, destined to raise an army and take over all of Scotland. Toto knows she must find out more, but danger is lurking at every turn. Can she find the mysterious wildcat, before it’s too late?See for privacy information.
19/10/21·22m 0s

Molly Rainford chats CBBC show Nova Jones

Actress and singer, Molly Rainford, joins Robyn LIVE in the Fun Kids studio to chat all about her brand new CBBC show, Nova Jones – watch the video above to hear the FULL interview! Nova Jones is a BRAND NEW CBBC show all about the adventures of intergalactic pop star, Nova Jones! Nova is the biggest star in the galaxy. She’s the hottest thing since the sun, and when Nova drops a new track, the Universe stops to dance!See for privacy information.
12/10/21·16m 19s

Greg James and Chris Smith

Radio DJ and authors Greg James and Chris Smith join Bex They’re chatting about their new book, The Great Dream Robbery! Unlike most 12 year-olds, Maya Clayton is desperate to go to bed early. Falling asleep is the only chance she has to save her dad – the brilliant but slightly odd Professor Dexter. The Professor invented a device that allows you to visit other people’s dreams. But the devious Lilith Delamere has trapped him inside a nightmare and Maya and the mysterious Dream Bandits must find a way to rescue him before it’s too late! Maya will face a dangerous journey and some difficult choices. But sometimes all you need is a dream, and a bit of courage.See for privacy information.
06/10/21·14m 36s

Amazing Astronaut Tim Peake!

An out-of-this guest joins Fun Kids Meets this week, as Dan chats to British Astronaut Time Peake!See for privacy information.
28/09/21·23m 16s

Konnie Huq chats Cookie

Konnie's got a new book! It's from the Cookie Series, The Most Mysterious Mystery in the World. Mysterious! Hurray, Cookie’s Nani is coming to stay from Bangladesh! But she doesn’t speak English and Cookie is the only one in the family who doesn’t speak Bengali. Luckily, science-mad Cookie realises that her coding lessons at school might help her crack the language code and help her bond with Nani. Other mysteries are harder to solve, though – like, why is Jake’s mum acting so weird? Who is the mystery gamer who keeps levelling-up in Cookie’s computer game? And who is the Woodburn Hacker, who keeps posting teachers’ secrets on the school website? Why does it look like it might be Cookie herself? Can Cookie solve these mysteries, clear her name and save the science show?See for privacy information.
21/09/21·20m 1s

Jacqueline Wilson chats The Primrose Railway Children

Jacqueline Wilson is chatting about her new book, The Primrose Railway Children, which is a fresh reimagining of the classic The Railway Children as a brand new adventure! Phoebe Robinson loves making up stories – just like her wonderful, imaginative Dad. When he mysteriously disappears, Phoebe, Perry, Becks and their mum must leave everything behind and move to a small cottage in the middle of nowhere. Struggling to feel at home and missing her Dad terribly, Phoebe’s only distraction is her guinea pig Daisy. Until the family discover the thrilling steam trains at the railway station and suddenly, every day is filled with adventure. But Phoebe still can’t help wondering, what is Mum hiding and more worryingly is Dad okay?See for privacy information.
15/09/21·26m 39s

Bex chats to Rob Biddulph

Bestselling award-winning children’s book author and illustrator Rob Biddulph joins Bex! He’s chatting all about his new book, Peanut Jones and the Illustrated City! Drawing feels like magic to Peanut Jones. But art can’t fix her problems. Her dad has gone missing, and she’s stuck in a boring new school. Until the day she finds a unique pencil turbo-charged with special powers. Suddenly she’s pulled into a world packed with more colour, creativity, excitement and danger than she could ever have imagined. And maybe, just maybe, she might find out what happened to her dad.See for privacy information.
07/09/21·18m 28s

Sean Meets Rockstar Ricky Wilson

Sean is joined by Robot to discuss how his chat with Kaiser Chiefs' frontman, Ricky Wilson, went!See for privacy information.
31/08/21·10m 17s

Bex chats to legendary author Lemony Snicket about his brand new book!

Sean catches up with Bex to chat about how her chat with legendary author of 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' Lemony Snicket - or his... 'representative,' Daniel Handler - all about his/their brand new book, 'Poison for Breakfast'.See for privacy information.
24/08/21·23m 45s

Sean meets the cast of CBBC's brand new show Lagging!

Sean chats to the cast of CBBC's brand new show all about gaming, Lagging!See for privacy information.
17/08/21·12m 12s

Eastenders Star and Author Jack Ryder chats Pants On Fire

Sean catches up with Bex to find out how how her chat with Eastenders star and author Jack Ryder went!See for privacy information.
10/08/21·16m 12s

Joel Crawford chats The Croods: A New Age

Conor talks to Joel Crawford from A New Age – the new Croods movie! Searching for a safer habitat, the prehistoric Crood family discovers an idyllic, walled-in paradise that meets all of its needs. Unfortunately, they must also learn to live with the Bettermans -- a family that's a couple of steps above the Croods on the evolutionary ladder. As tensions between the new neighbors start to rise, a new threat soon propels both clans on an epic adventure that forces them to embrace their differences, draw strength from one another, and survive together.See for privacy information.
03/08/21·18m 32s

Eric Bauza chats new Space Jam with Robyn

Robyn is joined by Eric Bauza, voice actor, comedian and animation artist to chat all about the new Space Jam film, Space Jam: A New Legacy. Superstar LeBron James and his young son, Dom, get trapped in digital space by a rogue AI. To get home safely, LeBron teams up with Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and the rest of the Looney Tunes gang for a high-stakes basketball game against the AI’s digitized champions of the court – a powered-up roster called the Goon Squad!See for privacy information.
27/07/21·15m 20s

Cast of CBBC's Almost Never chat to Conor

The stars of CBBC's Almost Never – and the members of band The Wonderland – spoke to Conor recently. Sean catches up with him to find out how it went... See for privacy information.
20/07/21·15m 15s

Harry Enfield chats Old Man in The Boat

Harry Enfield is a comedian, actor, writer, and director. He's also the voice of the Old Man in a brand new Fun Kids podcast series, The Old Man in The Boat! See for privacy information.
13/07/21·14m 5s

George chats to Nathan Evans

Nathan Evans is a Tik Tok sea shanty sensation (and the first ever guest on the Fun Kids Meets podcast!) – we find out what's happening in his life.See for privacy information.
06/07/21·17m 3s

Isabela Merced chats Spirit Untamed

Bex is joined by Isabela Merced! She plays the lead character Lucky in the new Spirit Untamed film! When a heartless wrangler plans to capture Spirit and his herd, Lucky and her new friends embark on the adventure of a lifetime to rescue the horse that forever changed her life...See for privacy information.
29/06/21·17m 22s

Anna Louise chats Disney LUCA

Anna Louise chats to the Creative Director of the new Pixar film Luca! It’s all about a boy with a deeply-held secret – he is a sea monster from another world! Set in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera, the original animated feature is a coming-of-age story about one young boy experiencing an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides. Luca shares these adventures with his newfound best friend, but all the fun is threatened by a deeply-held secret: he is a sea monster from another world just below the water’s surface.See for privacy information.
22/06/21·19m 47s

Nick Sharratt chats the Tea Party Parade

Illustrator and author Nick Sharratt joins Bex to chat all about his new book, the Tea Party Parade! Today’s the day – it’s the tea party parade! The kids are in their costumes and the teachers are marching too. Teacups are twirling, cake slices are spinning, and the big finale is going to be the best show of all! Join in with all the fun of the parade in Nick Sharratt’s beautiful new Little Gem. Bursting with lots of rhyme, rhythm and energy for little ones to enjoy, it’s the perfect book for a young reader’s first steps on the path to reading independence.See for privacy information.
15/06/21·19m 0s

Peter Browngardt chats Looney Tunes Cartoons

Pete Browngardt is a showrunner for new show Looney Tunes Cartoons. Looney Tunes Cartoons is a brand-new show that stars iconic cartoon legends Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and all the other characters, and places them in hilarious new situations and crazy predicaments…See for privacy information.
08/06/21·18m 46s

Adam Kay chats to Dan

Do you ever think about your body and how it all works? Like really properly think about it? The human body is extraordinary and fascinating and, pretty weird. Yours is weird, mine is weird, your maths teacher’s is even weirder. Adam Kay is the author of the book Kay’s Anatomy and he's going to tell you what’s actually going on in there, and answer the really important questions, like: Are bogeys safe to eat? Look, if your nose is going to all that effort of creating a snack, the least we can do is check out its nSee for privacy information.
02/06/21·25m 41s

Ben Bailey Smith chats Something I Said

Ben Bailey Smith (previously Doc Brown) has written a book! It's a funny, big-hearted story about family, friendship and how far one boy will go to get a laugh. For thirteen-year-old Carmichael Taylor, life is one big joke - in a good way. He just can't understand why no one else seems to find everything as funny as he does.When Car is filmed stumbling into performing a piece of hilarious stand-up at the school talent show - targeting his family, school and friends - the footage ends up creating international infamy. But with the promise of fame and fortune comes trouble, and it's up to Car to decide what or who he's willing to risk to chase his comedy dream.See for privacy information.
25/05/21·21m 7s

Simon Farnaby talks Wizard in My Shed

Merdyn the Wild is from the Dark Ages. He’s the world’s greatest Warlock (don’t call him a wizard), banished to the 21st century for bad behaviour, and he’s about to create a whole load of trouble for Rose, aged 12. Rose is a totally ordinary girl, on a mission to mend her broken family. Bubbles is Rose’s guinea pig. He just poos a lot. When Rose bumps into Merdyn and discovers what he is, she quickly realises that he could be just what she needs. Rose agrees to help Merdyn navigate the confusing ways of the modern world (things like: the lidded bowl in the bathroom is NOT a sink, it’s a TOILET, so definitely DON’T wash your face in it) if Merdyn gives her a spell to fix her family in return. Now they just need to hide him in the shed without Rose’s mum noticing, track down Merdyn’s magic staff and find a way to send Merdyn back through time to the Dark Ages. What could possibly go wrong…? From the writer of the Paddington 2 movie and writer and star of Horrible Histories, this hilariously silly, heartfelt adventure with a historical twist is perfect for fans of David Walliams and David Baddiel. Available online and in all good bookshops!See for privacy information.
18/05/21·18m 55s

Dom Joly's poetry competition with the Trussell Trust

Comedian Dom Joly and CEO of the Trussell Trust Emma Revie join Bex. They’re chat about a new school poetry campaign by the Trussell Trust, with the topic of a Hunger-Free Future in the UK. In November 2020, we launched an ambitious campaign to create change – to build a movement of people who will work alongside the Trussell Trust to create a hunger free future. From March to August 2020, food banks in the Trussell Trust network gave out 1.2 million emergency food parcels. That’s one food parcel every 13 seconds and 2,600 of these went to children every day on average. This kind of help shouldn’t be needed. That’s why the Trussell Trust are calling for a hunger free future, and asking people just like you to stand with them and create a different future… Find out more about the Trussell Trust at See for privacy information.
11/05/21·15m 19s

Maddie Moate and Greg Foot

Dan speaks to Maddie Moate and Greg Foot about adventurous science!See for privacy information.
04/05/21·16m 48s

Dani Harmer talks My Mum Tracy Beaker

Dani Harmer (AKA Tracy Beaker) talks about the new chapter in the Tracy Beaker series, My Mum Tracy Beaker. Tracy Beaker is back 20 years after the original TV series was filmed and she’s now a mum!See for privacy information.
27/04/21·19m 5s

Clare Balding offers inspirational advice from Fall Off, Get Back On, Keep Going

Clare Balding chats all about her new book, Fall Off, Get Back On, Keep Going: 10 Ways to be at the Top of Your Game! With personal stories from Clare herself and from the lives of the people she most admires, you’ll discover how to develop courage in the face of tough situations. Find out how Charlotte Raubenheimer of South Africa completed a triathlon while in lockdown at home during the coronavirus pandemic. Marvel at the amazing story of US surfer Bethany Hamilton, who got back in the water just one month after she lost her arm in a shark attack, going on to win her first US national surfing competition two years later. Plus many more stories including that of Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, US soccer superstar Megan Rapinoe, Dutch inventor Boyan Slat and Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg!See for privacy information.
20/04/21·15m 58s

Actor and author Ben Miller discusses fairytales with Bex

Actor, comedian and author Ben Miller chats to Bex about his book, The Day I Fell Into A Fairytale! Lana loves stories. Especially the ones she and her brother, Harrison, share in their make-believe games. But when Harrison decides he’s too grown-up to play with Lana she finds herself feeling lonely. Until something magical happens… Hidden in the strange new supermarket in town, Lana discovers a portal to a fairytale world! But these aren’t the happy-ever-after fairytales that Lana knows, they are darker and more dangerous, and the characters need Lana’s help to defeat an evil witch. But she can’t do it alone. Can she convince Harrison to believe in stories again and journey to the world with her before it’s too late?See for privacy information.
13/04/21·23m 32s

The Day the Screens Went Blank with Danny Wallace

Author and presenter Danny Wallace spoke to Bex about his new book! It’s called The Day the Screens Went Blank. When ten-year-old Stella wakes up to discover a world full of blank screens, her family, town, and in fact the whole world seems to have been thrown into chaos. And what about poor Grandma who is stranded at the other end of the country? Cue a rollicking madcap roadtrip, full of driving disasters and family fallouts, as they set off on a rescue mission. And along the way Stella and her family discover that being away from screens might not be the worst thing ever, and even though they might not be able to rely on technology anymore, they can rely on each other instead…See for privacy information.
12/04/21·21m 39s

Ashley Banjo and Nathan Ramsay talk TikTok

It's not the podcast about prime cuts but is the podcast where Fun Kids, the UK's children's radio station, meets new people. Today, it's Ashley Banjo and Nathan Ramsay.  Ashley and Nathan are both members of Diversity, a dance troupe that won Britain’s Got Talent in 2009. They’re talking about how they are challenging the nation with a TikTok Dance Competition! Remember, you need to 13+ and have the permission of a grown-up before using social media apps like TokTok.See for privacy information.
30/03/21·18m 32s

Conor talks Yes Day with Julian and Everly

Conor chats to the team behind brand new movie, Yes Day, Julian and Everly.  Always feeling like they have to say "no" to their kids, Allison and Carlos decide to give their three kids a Yes Day, during which the kids have 24 hours to make the rules...  You can find the movie right now on Netflix. See for privacy information.
23/03/21·12m 43s

Dermot O'Leary tells us about Toto The Ninja Cat

This week Bex catches up with Presenter Dermot O'Leary to talk about his latest book: Toto The Ninja Cat and the Mystery Jewel Thief! You can hear readings of Toto The Ninja Cat in the Fun Kids Story Quest podcast channel wherever you're listening to this!See for privacy information.
16/03/21·15m 49s

Peter Capaldi chats Coram Voices competition

Coram is a charity that helps kids in care and every year they throw a big writing competition called Coram Voices. Sean's chatting with Peter Capaldi, actor and judge of the competition this year, to find out more.See for privacy information.
09/03/21·15m 15s

Louisa Olafuyi chats to Bex about African voices in books!

Louisa Olafuyi chatting to Bex all about Kunda Kids’ latest collection ​dedicated to educating children about African history and culture. Kunda Kids is all about representing different voices in books. Kunda Kids is based in London and create books, songs and animations that are fun and insightful.See for privacy information.
02/03/21·18m 9s

Glow in the dark animals with Tom Iwanicki

Tom Iwanicki from Hawaii answers why some animals are bioluminescent and what that means with Dan Simpson.See for privacy information.
24/02/21·13m 35s

Dan chats to a robot, DALLE, from OpenAI

Ashley from OpenAI talks about DALLE who draws pictures from text. This is an interview from the Fun Kids Science Weekly, another podcast from Fun Kids. See for privacy information.
16/02/21·21m 7s

Sally Gardner talks Tindims of Rubbish Island

Multi-award winning author Sally Gardner chats to Bex! She’s talking about her new book series called The Tindims of Rubbish Island. The tiny Tindims are like the Borrowers-on-Sea, who turn our everyday rubbish into treasure. Discover Rubbish Island which the Tindims have built entirely from things we have thrown away. Captain Spoons, Mug, Jug, Brew, Skittle and friends are busy recycling when Ethel B Dina is blown out to sea and the Tindims must launch a rescue operation with the help of some friendly fish and surprises along the way. Printed in dyslexia-friendly font with pictures on every page and perfect for the reluctant reader, the Tindims show keen young ecologists how to help protect our planet for the future!See for privacy information.
09/02/21·15m 46s

Nathan Evans, Tik Tok sea shanty sensation

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02/02/21·13m 36s

Maria Lahtinen chats to Dan about Dog Domestication in the Ice Age!

Maria Lahtinen joins Dan in this weeks Science Weekly to talk all about Dog Domestication in the Ice Age! See for privacy information.See for privacy information.
30/01/21·9m 3s

Sam Copeland Author of Uma and the Answer to Absolutely Everything Talks to Bex!

Sam Copeland chats all about his new book, Uma and the Answer to Absolutely Everything with Bex!See for privacy information.See for privacy information.
26/01/21·11m 32s

Chris Woodford, Internet Expert, Chats to Dan!

Dan chats all about the internet with author Chris Woodford! See for privacy information.See for privacy information.
23/01/21·10m 17s

Radzi Chinyanganya, author of 'Move Like A Lion', chats to Dan!

Radzi joins Dan to talk about his new book, 'Move Like A Lion' to keep us all moving! Learn to walk like a crab, swing like a monkey, and slide like a penguin!See for privacy information.See for privacy information.
19/01/21·13m 7s

Astrobiologist Dirk Schulze-Makuch chats to Dan!

Dan chats about 24 planets better suited to life than earth with astrobiologist Dirk Schulze-Makuch! See for privacy information.See for privacy information.
16/01/21·14m 56s

Vick Hope Author of 'Shout Out', Chats to Conor!

Conor is joined by presenter and author Vick Hope about her new book with Roman Kemp, 'Shout Out!' the second book in the Listen Up Series!See for privacy information.See for privacy information.
12/01/21·12m 13s

How does the Weather work with Judith Ralston!

Judith Ralston talks to Dan about how the weather works on the Fun Kids Science Weekly!See for privacy information.See for privacy information.
09/01/21·11m 53s

The Story Museum director, Caroline Jones, Chats to Bex!

Bex chats to Caroline Jones, director of the Story Museum in Oxford on what to expect during their reopening!See for privacy information.See for privacy information.
15/12/20·9m 33s

Katie Brosnan, Author of 'Gut Garden' chats to Dan!

Katie Brosnan, author of 'Gut Garden' chats to Dan on the Fun Kids Science Weekly Podcast!See for privacy information.See for privacy information.
14/12/20·10m 17s

Chris Van Allsburg, Author of 'The Polar Express' Chats to Anna Louise

Anna Louise is joined by Chris Van Allsburg, author of 'The Polar Express' and 'Jumanji'!See for privacy information.See for privacy information.
12/12/20·10m 35s

Dick and Dom on The Wellchild Awards 2021!

Conor chats to Dick and Dom about the Wellchild Awards 2021 and how you can nominate an inspirational, resilient, and positive young person in your life.See for privacy information.See for privacy information.
11/12/20·11m 37s

Fearne Cotton, author of 'Your Mood Journal', chats to Bex!

Sunday Times Bestselling author Fearne Cotton speaks to Bex about her new book, 'Your Mood Journal' a feelings journal for kids!See for privacy information.See for privacy information.
09/12/20·11m 8s

Clive Mantle, Actor and Author of the 'Freddie Malone Adventures' Chats to Bex!

Actor and Author Clive Mantle joins Bex to chat about his new book in the Freddie Malone Adventures, 'In the City of Fortune and Flames'.See for privacy information.See for privacy information.
08/12/20·12m 54s

Izzi Howell, Author of 'Cats React to Science Facts' Speaks to Dan!

Dan is joined by Izzi Howell to talk about her new book 'Cats React to Science Facts' as well as astounding us with some facts of her own!See for privacy information.See for privacy information.
05/12/20·9m 17s

Sibeal Pounder, Author of 'Tinsel', Chats to Bex!

Sibeal Pounder joins Bex to chat about her new book 'Tinsel: The Girls Who Invented Christmas'!See for privacy information.See for privacy information.
02/12/20·10m 51s

Neil Gaiman, Author of 'Pirate Stew' Speaks to Bex!

Bestselling and award-winning author Neil Gaiman speaks to Bex about his new book illustrated by Chris Riddell, 'Pirate Stew'!See for privacy information.See for privacy information.
01/12/20·16m 17s

Geophysicist Mike Kendall chats to Dan on the Fun Kids Science Weekly!

Dan is joined by Geophysicist Mike Kendall to talk about the Royal Society Peoples Book Prize on the Fun Kids Science Weekly!See for privacy information.See for privacy information.
01/12/20·14m 26s

The QI Elves, Authors of 'Funny You Should Ask . . .: Your Questions Answered' Chat to Bex!

QI Elves, Anne Miller and Dan Schreiber talk to Bex about their favourite facts and their new book, 'Funny You Should Ask . . .: Your Questions Answered'.See for privacy information.See for privacy information.
25/11/20·15m 38s

Singer Griff, chats to Conor about the new Disney Christmas Ad!

Griff joins Conor to chat about the new Disney Ad where her song 'Love is a Compass' plays!See for privacy information.See for privacy information.
20/11/20·10m 20s

Lucy Strange, Author of 'The Ghost of Gosswater' Speaks to Bex!

Lucy Strange joins Bex to talk about her new book, 'The Ghost of Gosswater'See for privacy information.See for privacy information.
19/11/20·9m 26s

Dave Rudden, Author of 'The Wintertime Paradox: Festive Stories from the World of Doctor Who'

Dave Rudden joins Bex to talk about his new Dr Who book, 'The Wintertime Paradox: Festive Stories from the World of Doctor Who'!See for privacy information.See for privacy information.
18/11/20·9m 35s

Catherine Doyle, Author of 'Miracle on Ebenezer Street', Speaks to Bex!

Catherine Doyle chats to Bex about her new Christmas book, Miracle on Ebenezer Street!See for privacy information.See for privacy information.
17/11/20·10m 55s

Christopher Lloyd, author of the 'Britannica Children's Encyclopedia' Speaks to Dan!

Christopher Lloyd chats to Dan about some Known Unknown Facts and his new book, the Britannica Childrens Encyclopedia!See for privacy information.See for privacy information.
14/11/20·11m 35s
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