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


What is lightning? Does it have a smell? Should I hide under the bed in a storm…? In this episode, The Fact Detectives get some super exciting, electric-charged facts from …


What's the difference between a bee and a wasp? How many bees does it take to make a teaspoon of honey? Why do bees sting? In this episode the Fact…


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 Detectives…

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 –…