The Fact Detectives

Two curious kids on a mission to find out all the cool facts about EVERYTHING! 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 weekends at 1pm. Or listen anytime, anywhere on the free Kinderling app  or wherever you get your podcasts. 

And if you have a big Fact Detective question, send it to  

A Kinderling co-production with Museums Victoria

Catch up on recent The Fact Detectives episodes


Are fossils just old dinosaur bones? Why do fossils go to hospital? How can old things help us plan for the future? In this episode the Fact Detectives chat to …


Why was the city of Melbourne in Australia once known as Smellbourne? What does a Night Soil person do? And where does our poo and wee go when we flush? 


Could a shark grow as big as a bus? Was there really a turtle as big as a hatchback? And did monster kangaroos once roam the land?! The Fact…

Gut Microbes

What's a craving? Why do I fart? Do microbes reallly control our brains? The Fact Detectives ask these questions and more when they meet microbe expert, Doctor Joanna Simkin – the…

Moths vs Butterflies

Are there killer butterflies? Can a moth really grow as big as a dinner plate?! And is smell-search really a thing? In this episode the Fact Detectives ask these questions…