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The Good Words Podcast is for kids, adults, and adolescents who want 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 performs music for kids and adults under the name Miss Lynn. Learn more and hear lots of her songs at misslynn.com.

The Good Words Podcast is for kids, adults, and adolescents who want 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 performs music for kids and adults under the name Miss Lynn. Learn more and hear lots of her songs at misslynn.com.
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United States

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The Good Words Podcast is for kids, adults, and adolescents who want 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 performs music for kids and adults under the name Miss Lynn. Learn more and hear lots of her songs at misslynn.com.

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English

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615-587-5878


Episodes

FUNGIBLE (The Good Words Podcast)

5/13/2019
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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 IT?!?!?" Complete show notes for this episode at https://www.patreon.com/posts/26551534

Duration:00:35:01

ANTEDILUVIAN (The Good Words Podcast)

4/29/2019
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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 old dog new tricks," "It Came From the Internet," "GET IT?!?!?" and the Miss Lynn song, "Studebaker Truck." Complete show notes for this episode are available at https://www.patreon.com/posts/26203823.

Duration:00:32:28

MAGNANIMOUS (The Good Words Podcast)

4/15/2019
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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 Rosenblatt's novel Lost Boys, and Alex Manugian on donating a kidney. The episode concludes with the poem, "A.B.A." by Louisa May Alcott. Complete show notes available at https://www.patreon.com/posts/25891247

Duration:00:32:12

VERISIMILITUDE (The Good Words Podcast)

4/1/2019
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Very special Kids Listen Sweeps "April Fool's" episode! Host Lynn Hickernell 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 IT?!?!?" and the debut of a new segment, "Say What?!?" about the phrase, "A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing." The episode concludes with an original poem, read by Tara Bahna-Outman. Complete show notes for this episode at...

Duration:00:37:22

KERFUFFLE (The Good Words Podcast)

3/18/2019
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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 Podcast is a proud member of KidsListen.org. Full show notes for this episode available at https://www.patreon.com/posts/25182961

Duration:02:17:17

QUOTIDIAN (The Good Words Podcast)

3/4/2019
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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 also poems by Emily Dickinson and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Also featuring, "GET IT?!?!?" and the song, "Toothbrush Dance." The Good Words Podcast is proud to be a part of Kids Listen! Find out more at www.kidslisten.org. Complete show notes for this...

Duration:00:22:23

UPROARIOUS (GWP Earpetizer)

2/11/2019
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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?!?!?" Complete episode notes are available at https://www.patreon.com/posts/24358519/

Duration:00:12:45

DETRITUS (The Good Words Podcast)

1/21/2019
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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 Dwayne Johnson. Complete show notes available at https://www.patreon.com/posts/23900070.

Duration:00:14:28

ANNUS MIRABILIS (The Good Words Podcast)

12/31/2018
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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.patreon.com/posts/23476011/

Duration:00:29:33

APPROBATION (The Good Words Podcast)

11/26/2018
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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, the William Cowper poem, "The Nightingale and the Glow-Worm," and "GET IT?!?!?" Complete show notes for this episode are available at https://www.patreon.com/posts/22699064

Duration:00:18:01

NESCIENCE (The Good Words Podcast)

11/12/2018
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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 as recurring segment, "GET IT?!?!?" Complete show notes for this episode are available at https://www.patreon.com/posts/episode-13-notes-22496816

Duration:00:32:14

SPLURGE (The Good Words Podcast)

10/29/2018
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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 https://www.patreon.com/posts/episode-12-show-22208021.

Duration:00:15:24

DICHOTOMY (The Good Words Podcast)

10/15/2018
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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://www.patreon.com/posts/episode-11-show-21908893

Duration:00:18:52

QUAGMIRE (The Good Words Podcast)

10/1/2018
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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 poem in Scots, "Elegy on Captain Matthew Henderson." Also featuring recurring segment, "GET IT?!?!?" and a true story from Miss Lynn's youth, "The Eighth Grade Quagmire." Full show notes for this episode at https://www.patreon.com/posts/21581082

Duration:00:15:34

AUDACITY (The Good Words Podcast)

9/17/2018
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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 episode are located at https://www.patreon.com/posts/21141033/

Duration:00:36:59

PULCHRITUDE (The Good Words Podcast)

9/3/2018
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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, "Beautiful," and of course, "GET IT?!?!?" Find complete show notes for this episode at patreon.com/posts/20937451.

Duration:00:20:18

FOIBLE (The Good Words Podcast)

8/20/2018
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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 notes for this episode are available at https://www.patreon.com/posts/20655755.

Duration:00:33:58

ZEUGMA (The Good Words Podcast)

8/6/2018
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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 available at https://www.patreon.com/posts/20293621

Duration:00:22:25

LACHRYMOSE (The Good Words Podcast)

7/23/2018
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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?!?!?" Complete show notes for this episode are at https://www.patreon.com/posts/20015233.

Duration:00:14:49

ECHELON (The Good Words Podcast)

7/9/2018
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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, "Wow, That's a Good Question," "Do Over," and "Get It?!?!?" Complete show notes for this episode are at https://www.patreon.com/posts/19800134.

Duration:00:54:03