The Fact Detectives

Two curious kids on a mission to find out all the cool facts about EVERYTHING! Weekdays at 7am and Weekends at 1pm

Meet The Fact Detectives - two curious kids on a mission to find out all the cool facts about EVERYTHING!  

Join Anika and Dexter as they take their BIG questions to some very smart grown-ups who know lots of interesting facts about lots of interesting stuff.   

Like, are there really killer butterflies? Why do we fart? Did monster kangaroos once roam the land? What IS a fossil? And what happens when we flush the toilet?   

If you love finding out fun facts about cool stuff, then tune in weekdays at 7am or weekends at 1pm on Kinderling Kids Radio; listen anytime, anywhere on the Kinderling app; or subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. 

A Kinderling co-production with Museums Victoria

Catch up on recent The Fact Detectives episodes

Snakes and Lizards

Can snakes really dislocate their jaws to eat things bigger than themselves? Do lizard tails really just drop off? Are snakes and lizards friends?   In this episode The Fact Detectives…

Possum Skin Cloaks

 How and why are they made? And why are they important to the First Peoples of south-eastern Australia?  In this episode The Fact Detectives chat to Di-Di Vaha'akolo who is…


Can cockroaches really survive a nuclear blast? Why are they so flat? Do their butts have a special superpower?   In this episode The Fact Detectives scuttle through all the fascinating…


Is there really a spider as big as a bird?! Why do spiders build webs? How strong is spider silk really?  In this episode The Fact Detectives untangle a web…


Are meteorites really alien rocks? What’s the difference between a shooting star, a meteor and a comet?    In this episode The Fact Detectives find out about the meteorites - and…


Master builders? Amazing gardeners? Supersonic strength? Is there anything ants can’t do?  In this episode The Fact Detectives dig down deep into the magical world of ants with Simon Hinkley…