July 4, 2020
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 ...
June 27, 2020
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?
June 20, 2020
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.
June 13, 2020
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.
June 6, 2020
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 ...
May 30, 2020
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!
May 23, 2020
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?
May 16, 2020
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.
May 9, 2020
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!
May 2, 2020
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.
April 25, 2020
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?
April 18, 2020
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.
April 11, 2020
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'
April 4, 2020
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!
March 28, 2020
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 ...
March 21, 2020
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!)
March 14, 2020
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 ...
March 7, 2020
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?
March 4, 2020
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February 29, 2020
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?
February 22, 2020
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
February 15, 2020
Dan is joined by Camilla Nichol to learn about the first sighting of Antarctica. Plus, how deadly is dark matter?
February 8, 2020
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 ...
February 1, 2020
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?
January 25, 2020
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?
January 18, 2020
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.
January 11, 2020
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!)
December 25, 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!
December 21, 2019
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?
December 14, 2019
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.
December 7, 2019
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.
November 30, 2019
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.”
November 23, 2019
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!
November 16, 2019
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!
November 9, 2019
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.
November 2, 2019
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 ...
October 27, 2019
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 ​
October 19, 2019
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.
October 12, 2019
In this Pathology Special, Dan chats to experts Jo Morris and Guy Hammer, plus has features from Professor Hallux.
October 5, 2019
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?
September 28, 2019
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.
September 21, 2019
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?
September 14, 2019
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.
September 7, 2019
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.
August 31, 2019
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.
August 24, 2019
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 ...
August 17, 2019
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.
August 10, 2019
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!
August 3, 2019
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.
July 31, 2019
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July 27, 2019
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!
July 20, 2019
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!
July 13, 2019
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!
July 6, 2019
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.
June 29, 2019
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?
June 22, 2019
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!
June 15, 2019
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.
June 8, 2019
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.
June 1, 2019
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?
May 25, 2019
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 18, 2019
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 11, 2019
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 4, 2019
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!
April 26, 2019
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.
April 20, 2019
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!
April 13, 2019
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!
April 6, 2019
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!
March 30, 2019
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?
March 23, 2019
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!
March 16, 2019
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.
March 9, 2019
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.
March 2, 2019
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?
February 23, 2019
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.
February 16, 2019
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!
February 9, 2019
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!
February 2, 2019
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 ...
January 26, 2019
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?!'
January 19, 2019
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!
January 12, 2019
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.
January 5, 2019
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.
December 29, 2018
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.
December 22, 2018
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!
December 15, 2018
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.
December 8, 2018
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
December 1, 2018
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?
November 24, 2018
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!
November 17, 2018
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!
November 10, 2018
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!
November 3, 2018
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!
October 27, 2018
Dan gets up close to an assassin spider, learns the secrets of the tawny owls and discovers more about teeth and railways!
October 20, 2018
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
October 13, 2018
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!
October 6, 2018
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!
September 29, 2018
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!
September 22, 2018
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 ...
September 15, 2018
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.
September 8, 2018
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!
September 1, 2018
Another episode of Techno Mum, Digital Railways, and Dan speaks to an arachnid specialist from the Natural History Museum!
August 25, 2018
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!
August 18, 2018
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!
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