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Fun Kids Science Weekly

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

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

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

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Episodes

Wolfsbane & Your Guide To Endangered Species

9/14/2019
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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.

Duration:00:23:52

The Most Dangerous Dinosaur & The Young Imagineers Competition

9/7/2019
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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.

Duration:00:26:57

'The Wonders Of Nature' & The Black Mamba

8/31/2019
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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.

Duration:00:30:48

The Mystery Of Chameleons & Cholera's Third Outbreak

8/24/2019
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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 ...

Duration:00:21:13

The Science Behind Ear Tickling & Giant Bees

8/17/2019
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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.

Duration:00:34:53

Slug Slime & Black-Footed Cat

8/10/2019
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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!

Duration:00:20:23

'Why Haven't We Seen Aliens?' & Nile Crocodiles

8/3/2019
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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.

Duration:00:28:14

BONUS: Nanogirl's Great Science Adventures

7/31/2019
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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: https://podfollow.com/1462120464

Duration:00:24:54

Dinosaur Zoos & The Home Of The Komodo Dragon

7/27/2019
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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!

Duration:00:24:23

Science Weekly Space Bumper Special!

7/20/2019
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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!

Duration:00:42:51

Food Science & Snake Cannibalism

7/13/2019
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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!

Duration:00:28:58

The Science of Anger & Venomous Water Snakes

7/6/2019
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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.

Duration:00:22:43

A Brainiac Live Special Featuring Head Brainiac & Radioactive Explosives

6/29/2019
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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?

Duration:00:22:27

The Smartest Home & The Pacific Ring Of Fire

6/22/2019
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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!

Duration:00:20:15

Giant Centipedes & The Lifecycle Of Stars

6/15/2019
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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.

Duration:00:23:00

Witch's Poison, Killer Shrimps & Saving Species

6/8/2019
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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.

Duration:00:21:03

A Thunderbirds Are Go Science Weekly Special!

6/1/2019
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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?

Duration:00:33:53

A Robot Exploring Mars & The Science Behind Delicious Chocolate

5/25/2019
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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.

Duration:00:23:30

Giant Japanese Hornets & A Myserious Frog Disease

5/18/2019
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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!

Duration:00:24:27

A T-Rex's Cousin, Grizzly Bears & Space School

5/11/2019
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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.

Duration:00:25:12