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The Good Words Podcast

Lynn Hickernell

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The Good Words Podcast is for kids and grown-ups to delight in hilarious, fascinating, wonderful words while we all learn together to use words better, and use better words. It is written and created by Lynn Hickernell, who also writes and perfor...Show More
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EDIFYING (The Good Words Podcast)

25:33 | Jul 22nd

This episode about the word, "edifying" includes a "Say What?!?" segment about the expression, "It is better to give than to receive," a "Do Over" with family therapist Emily King about, "The Special School," and concludes with the Miss Lynn song, "I...Show More
OSTENTATIOUS (The Good Words Podcast)

21:33 | Jul 8th

Host Lynn Hickernell presents the word, "ostentatious," including an excerpt from Mark Twain's The Innocents Abroad, "Say What?" about the phrase, "Dressed to the nines," and an overview of cosplay and historical costuming from contributor Glynnis. T...Show More
SQUELCH (The Good Words Podcast)

29:10 | Jun 24th

This episode for Kids Listen's Pride-themed sweeps is full of collaborations with other KL podcasts! Miss Lynn explains the word, "squelch" with help from Little Stories for Tiny People's "Tad and Fish," a poem read by What If World's Mr. Eric, and a...Show More
UBIQUITOUS (The Good Words Podcast)

18:42 | Jun 10th

In this episode, about the word, "ubiquitous," host Lynn Hickernell introduces a new segment to the podcast, "Ads That Subtract." Also included is "Say What?" about the phrase, "Every cloud has a silver lining," author Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket...Show More
MEMENTO (The Good Words Podcast)

14:42 | May 27th

In this episode of the Good Words Podcast, host Lynn Hickernell expounds on the word, "memento" in a "Say What?!?" segment about the phrases, "Mind like a steel trap/sieve," and "One man's trash is another man's treasure," an excerpt from the poem, "...Show More
Kids Listen Summer Sampler! (GWP edition)

56:02 | May 24th

Salutations, Logophiles! I am delighted to share this collaboration with a group of my colleagues at Kids Listen. This special episode features 5-minute ear-petizers from 10 KL members: What If World, Story Spectacular, Noodle Loaf, Book Power for...Show More
FUNGIBLE (The Good Words Podcast)

30:47 | May 13th

In this episode, host Lynn Hickernell explains the word, "fungible" with excerpts from the book Henry Ford's Own Story by Rose Wilder Lane, a "Do Over" about "The Popular Girls," and concluding song, "Black Socks." As always, it also includes, "GET ...Show More
ANTEDILUVIAN (The Good Words Podcast)

27:23 | Apr 29th

In this episode about the word, "antediluvian," host Lynn Hickernell includes excerpts from the books The Velveteen Rabbit and The 14th Goldfish (courtesy of the folks from Book Power for Kids!), "Say What?" about the expression, "You can't teach an ...Show More
MAGNANIMOUS (The Good Words Podcast)

26:04 | Apr 15th

In this episode about the word, "magnanimous," host Lynn Hickernell features recurring segments, "Say What?" and "GET IT?!?!?" as well as stories about magnanimity from secret philanthropist Ronald Read, athlete Ivan Fernandez Anaya, author Darcey Ro...Show More
VERISIMILITUDE (The Good Words Podcast)

33:03 | Apr 1st

Kids Listen Sweeps "April Fool's" episode! Host Miss Lynn introduces the theme word, "verisimilitude." Features an excerpt from the podcast, "How Do We Fix It?" on the topic of confirmation bias, a "Do Over" with Emily King about "The Bully," "GET ...Show More
KERFUFFLE (The Good Words Podcast)

28:14 | Mar 18th

In this episode, host Lynn Hickernell expounds upon the theme word, "kerfuffle." Featuring an excerpt from Kids Listen podcast "The Past and the Curious," as well as "Do Over" segment entitled, "The Short Story," and "GET IT?!?!?" The Good Words ...Show More
QUOTIDIAN (The Good Words Podcast)

18:00 | Mar 4th

Series 2 of the Good Words Podcast kicks off with this episode about "QUOTIDIAN." Host Lynn Hickernell explains the word's two related meanings, with the help of an excerpt from James Boswell's journal regarding Dr. Samuel Johnson, and poems by Emil...Show More
UPROARIOUS (GWP Earpetizer)

09:50 | Feb 11th

In this bonus "earpetizer" of The Good Words Podcast, host Lynn Hickernell features an excerpt from Dickens's A Christmas Carol, the poem "The Bells of Shandon" by Francis Sylvester Mahony, and a special listener-submitted edition of, "GET IT?!?!?" ...Show More
DETRITUS (The Good Words Podcast)

14:13 | Jan 21st

In this bonus episode, host Lynn Hickernell uses leftover bits of previous episodes to explicate the word, "detritus." Featuring excerpts from John Muir's The Yosemite, James Blish's "The Thing in the Attic," and quotations from Nick Offerman and Dw...Show More
ANNUS MIRABILIS (The Good Words Podcast)

31:53 | Dec 31st, 2018

In this bonus episode, host Lynn Hickernell reviews her favorite moments from the past year on the Good Words Podcast. Also features excerpts from the John Dryden poem, "Annus Mirabilis." Show notes for this episode can be found at https://www.pa...Show More
APPROBATION (The Good Words Podcast)

19:10 | Nov 26th, 2018

In this final episode of the first series of the podcast, host Lynn Hickernell expounds on the word, "approbation." It features a passage from Pride and Prejudice, Miss Lynn's recommendations for additional podcasts that have gained her approbation...Show More
NESCIENCE (The Good Words Podcast)

27:32 | Nov 12th, 2018

Are you familiar with the word, "nescience"? If not, you are in an ideal position to enjoy this brand-new episode about it! Host Lynn Hickernell describes this word with the return of the "Do Over" feature, with family therapist Emily King, as well a...Show More
SPLURGE (The Good Words Podcast)

18:00 | Oct 29th, 2018

In this episode, host Lynn Hickernell unpacks the word, "splurge." Includes a story from David Greenburg about something he saved up to buy in his childhood, and recurring segment, "GET IT?!?!?" Complete show notes for this episode are available at...Show More
DICHOTOMY (The Good Words Podcast)

21:23 | Oct 15th, 2018

This episode explores the word and concept of DICHOTOMY, with an excerpt from the audiobook War Horse, a musical arrangement of the fairy tale "Jack Sprat," and of course, the recurring segment, "GET IT?!?!?" Show notes for this episode at https:/...Show More
QUAGMIRE (The Good Words Podcast)

15:26 | Oct 1st, 2018

In this episode of The Good Words Podcast, host Lynn Hickernell expounds on the literal and figurative meanings of the word QUAGMIRE, including examples from the musical, "Hamilton," A Series of Unfortunate Events, and an excerpt of a Robert Burns po...Show More
AUDACITY (The Good Words Podcast)

30:04 | Sep 17th, 2018

Host Lynn Hickernell explores the word, "audacity." Featuring an excerpt from Kat Shepherd's "Babysitting Nightmares" title, The Shadow Hand, a "Do Over" conversation about "The Invention," and recurring segment, "Get It?!?!?" Show notes for this...Show More
PULCHRITUDE (The Good Words Podcast)

16:51 | Sep 3rd, 2018

In this episode, host Lynn Hickernell introduces the trickiest word of the series to date. Also featuring a bonus word, "disingenuous," "It Came From the Internet," an excerpt of the poem, "Beautiful Body" by Natalie Patterson, the Miss Lynn song, "B...Show More
FOIBLE (The Good Words Podcast)

28:58 | Aug 20th, 2018

In this episode, host Lynn Hickernell discusses her own foibles, as well as those of Charlie Brown as portrayed in "A Charlie Brown Christmas." Includes bonus word, "subjective," and recurring segments, "Do Over," and "Get It?!?!?" Complete show ...Show More
Episode 6: ZEUGMA - show notes

0:00 | Aug 6th, 2018

Complete show notes for this episode are at https://www.patreon.com/posts/20293621 Thanks for listening!
ZEUGMA (The Good Words Podcast)

18:32 | Aug 6th, 2018

This episode of the Good Words Podcast concerns the word, "zeugma." Host Lynn Hickernell also introduces bonus words, "idiom," and "homophone." Includes recurring features, "It Came From the Internet," and "GET IT?!?!?" Complete show notes avail...Show More
LACHRYMOSE (The Good Words Podcast)

12:30 | Jul 23rd, 2018

In this episode of The Good Words Podcast, host Lynn Hickernell examines the word LACHRYMOSE, as well as bonus words, "denotation," "connotation," and "disparaging." Featuring recurring segments, "It Came From the Internet," and "Get It?!?!?" Find ...Show More
ECHELON (The Good Words Podcast)

29:11 | Jul 9th, 2018

In the episode of the Good Words Podcast, host Lynn Hickernell explores the word ECHELON and the different ways it is used, for positive and negative outcomes. Introducing a new segment, "It Came From the Internet," as well as recurring segments, "W...Show More
Episode 4: ECHELON

0:00 | Jul 9th, 2018

Complete show notes for this episode are at: https://www.patreon.com/posts/19800134
EUPHONIOUS (The Good Words Podcast)

14:00 | Jun 25th, 2018

In this episode, host Lynn Hickernell discusses the word "euphonious." Find out more about this episode at www.goodwordspodcast.com or patreon.com/goodwordspodcast. Complete show notes for this episode are at https://www.patreon.com/posts/1948974...Show More
MODUS OPERANDI (The Good Words Podcast)

26:58 | Jun 11th, 2018

This episode examines the different ways things operate, from cars to families to one regional culinary tradition. Including a "Do Over" of a conversation from Miss Lynn's childhood, and a variety of riddles in "Get It?!?!?" Complete show notes...Show More
Ineffable (GWP earpetizer)

11:12 | May 28th, 2018

In this inaugural episode of the Good Words Podcast, host Lynn Hickernell features the theme word INEFFABLE with music, discussion, and some jokes in a segment called, "GET IT?!?" Complete show notes for this episode at https://www.patreon.com/pos...Show More