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Hear the Fun Kids presenters speak to the biggest pop stars, authors and film stars. Tune into Fun Kids on DAB Digital Radio across the UK or online at funkidslive.com
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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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Adam Kay chats to Dan

Adam Kay chats to Dan

2021-06-0225:48

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 n See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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 trusselltrust.org  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dan speaks to Maddie Moate and Greg Foot about adventurous science! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Tom Iwanicki from Hawaii answers why some animals are bioluminescent and what that means with Dan Simpson. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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