Fun Kids Science Weekly

Fun Kids Science Weekly

By Fun Kids

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 Radio (weekdays from 1pm) on DAB Digital Radio across the UK, on the free Fun Kids app and online at


Another Science Weekly Ecology Special

In part 2 of the Science Weekly Ecology Specials, Dan dives deeper into the topic with the help of special guests including Marina Venture and Eco Gecko!
08/08/2042m 49s

Bonus: Sean and Robot's Comedy Circuit

Dan's sharing a podcast from Fun Kids called Sean and Robot's Comedy Circuit. In the latest episode of Sean and Robot's Comedy Circuit, Sean and Robot act out your play suggestions with the help of George, Katy, one of Robot’s friends and Norman. Added to all that, we don’t just get a brilliant song made by Katy (called My Favourite Pair Of Underpants) but there’s also a rap about broccoli. Subscribe to the podcast by searching for Sean and Robot's Comedy Circuit wherever you're listening to this!
05/08/2021m 12s

Killer Whales & Trophy Hunting

Dan encounters the 'wolves of the sea' and learns some interesting facts about them. Plus, he takes on the worrying statistics on trophy hunting with 10-year old, Hector Bateman-Harden
01/08/2022m 55s

A Science Weekly Ecology Special

In part one of the Science Weekly Ecology Specials, Dan is joined by ecologists, he answers your questions, discovers incredible animal facts and more!
25/07/2031m 20s

The Big Butterfly Count & The Serval Predator

Dan is joined by Dr Zoë Randle from the Butterfly Conservation to hear how you can take part in the future of butterflies in the UK! Plus, imagine a predator that is successful in its hunts every other time ...
18/07/2027m 46s

A Robotic Research Assistant & The Humboldt Squid

Dan is joined by Benjamin Burger, who has recently introduced a robotic research assistant into his laboratory; we hear how it's going so far. Plus, is it possible the myth of the kraken is actually rooted in truth?
11/07/2020m 52s

Indian Cobra & Can A Star Just Disappear?

We are joined by Andrew Allan who recently noticed a gigantic star has disappeared; were could it have gone and why? Plus, his Dangerous Dan list has been sorely missing this Indian Cobra ...
04/07/2023m 58s

Lethal Noise & Dan Speaks To A NASA Rover Driver

Dan is joined by a NASA Rover Driver; Sophia Mitchell is responsible for manoeuvring the rovers on Mars! Plus, could you imagine a noise loud enough to injure you?
27/06/2027m 45s

The Language Of Bees & The Goliath Birdeater

Dan is joined by Dr. Martin Bencsik whose research on bee language means he's been able to pick out specific sounds and translate them! Plus, Dan inducts the largest spider on earth onto the Dangerous Dan list.
20/06/2025m 8s

Challenger Deep & The Science Of Oysters

Imagine the height of Mount Everest, but as a crater under the sea? Dan meets Challenger Deep and you will too! Plus, we're joined by Dr. Ken Collins to learn more about the science of oysters and their pearls.
13/06/2026m 38s

A Star Brighter Than The Sun & 'Shark Super Powers'

In a double guest special, Dan is joined by the authors of 'Shark Super Powers', Jillian Morris and Duncan Brake - we bet you didn't know what made these creatures so special! Plus, author of 'Martian Blood' John Pahl to hear how feasible it really is to live on Mars ...
06/06/2031m 47s

A Dinosaur Special!

To celebrate Dinosaur Day on Monday 1st June, Dan presents a special, dino-themed show. He welcomes palaeontologist Dr. Dean Lomax to hear all about how dinosaurs are discovered and named. Plus, you won't be able to guess his special Dangerous Dan!
30/05/2029m 52s

Crown-Of-Thorns Starfish & Kids Against Plastic

Dan is joined by the founders of 'Kids Against Plastic' to learn more about being "plastic clever". Plus, it's a double guest special, as the episode rounds off with Dan hearing from the British Science Association's CEO about young people keeping faith in scientists at this time. And also, who thought the humble starfish could be so dangerous?
23/05/2035m 30s

Bright Blue Lava & A Chemistry Expert

Imagine boiling hot lava which is bright blue! Dan flies us to this location on this episode. Plus, he is joined by Dr. Dude of Mad Science to pick his brain about all things chemistry.
16/05/2027m 45s

Yellow-Bellied Sea Snakes & Steve Mould Answers Your Questions!

Dan is joined by super science expert, Steve Mould so answer all our wildlife questions! Plus, don't be fooled by this beautiful snake - it's deadly!
09/05/2027m 15s

A Dinosaur Discovery & The Hottest Place On Earth

We thought we had dinosaurs all figured out, but Dr. David Unwin joins us to show they're still constantly surprising us. Plus, Dan visits the scorching surroundings of the hottest place on Earth.
02/05/2026m 34s

Venomous Caterpillars & The Science Behind Rolls Royce Cars

Caterpillars may seem innocent to you, but Dan meets the incredible venomous lonomia. Plus. what's the science that sets Rolls Royce cars apart from others?
25/04/2024m 50s

A Poisonous Bird & The Changing Poles

Dan explores a poisonous bird (did you even know they existed?) Plus, he welcomes Dr. Juliana Adelman onto the podcast to learn about the history, and future, of our electromagnetic poles. Finally, he also meets Rushil Patel, the winner of a national STEM competition.
18/04/2030m 46s

Dan Visits The Watercress Line In Hampshire!

The Watercress Line is a heritage railway line that restores, fixes and runs a fleet of steam locomotives. They’re currently working on the Canada Pacific, restoring a huge express engine built in 1941 to it’s original glory. He looks around the yard, into the boiler room, learning inside the signal box before heading onto the footplate helping to drive the train. You can find out more about the project at'
11/04/2023m 51s

A Boiling Hot River & The Science Of Laughter

Dan is joined by Stephanie Davies of Laughology; what is the science behind our giggle fits? Plus, can you imagine a boiling hot river that's completely nature-made? We thought not!
04/04/2023m 29s

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 (
28/03/2023m 35s

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!)
21/03/2027m 36s

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 ...
14/03/2028m 29s

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?
07/03/2024m 15s

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.
04/03/209m 31s

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?
29/02/2025m 20s

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
22/02/2026m 46s

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?
15/02/2026m 53s

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 ...
08/02/2031m 1s

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?
01/02/2027m 6s

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?
25/01/2033m 17s

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.
18/01/2026m 45s

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!)
11/01/2026m 14s

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!
25/12/1953m 27s

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?
21/12/1926m 53s

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.
14/12/1927m 32s

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.
07/12/1928m 11s

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.”
30/11/1925m 11s

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!
23/11/1942m 34s

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!
16/11/1929m 42s

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.
09/11/1924m 3s

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 ...
02/11/1941m 6s

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 ​
27/10/1922m 52s

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.
19/10/1924m 3s

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.
12/10/1934m 31s

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?
05/10/1924m 15s

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.
28/09/1932m 14s

'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?
21/09/1927m 38s

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.
14/09/1922m 40s

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.
07/09/1925m 40s

'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.
31/08/1929m 59s

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 ...
24/08/1920m 11s

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.
17/08/1933m 46s

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!
10/08/1919m 28s

'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.
03/08/1927m 9s

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:
31/07/1924m 55s

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!
27/07/1922m 28s

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!
20/07/1941m 25s

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!
13/07/1927m 53s

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.
06/07/1921m 15s

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?
29/06/1921m 35s

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!
22/06/1919m 49s

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.
15/06/1923m 0s

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.
08/06/1921m 7s

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?
01/06/1933m 55s

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.
25/05/1923m 28s

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!
18/05/1924m 23s

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.
11/05/1925m 12s

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!
04/05/1923m 38s

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.
26/04/1923m 19s

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!
20/04/1926m 21s

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!
13/04/1922m 47s

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!
06/04/1919m 40s

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?
30/03/1923m 38s

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!
23/03/1922m 59s

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.
16/03/1924m 23s

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.
09/03/1919m 42s

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?
02/03/1921m 9s

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.
23/02/1923m 48s

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!
16/02/1926m 37s

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!
09/02/1925m 31s

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 ...
02/02/1925m 28s

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?!'
26/01/1931m 38s

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!
19/01/1922m 54s

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.
12/01/1926m 53s

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.
05/01/1926m 34s

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.
29/12/1830m 47s

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!
22/12/1816m 51s

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.
15/12/1830m 40s

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
08/12/1825m 32s

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?
01/12/1830m 5s

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!
24/11/1824m 40s

"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!
17/11/1828m 9s

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!
10/11/1823m 29s

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!
03/11/1822m 17s

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!
27/10/1821m 47s

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
20/10/1823m 10s

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!
13/10/1820m 46s

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!
06/10/1835m 19s

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!
29/09/1823m 17s

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 ...
22/09/1818m 49s

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.
15/09/1822m 6s

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!
08/09/1828m 11s

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!
01/09/1827m 3s

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!
25/08/1821m 59s

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!
18/08/1826m 59s

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!
11/08/1826m 3s

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!
04/08/1823m 58s

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.
28/07/1826m 37s

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".
21/07/1826m 58s

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
14/07/1828m 14s

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 ...
07/07/1826m 36s

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.
30/06/1825m 12s

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?
23/06/1835m 31s

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?
16/06/1824m 37s

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?
09/06/1825m 24s

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?
02/06/1820m 19s

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
26/05/1821m 31s
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