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The Good Words Podcast

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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 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 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 performs music for kids and adults under the name Miss Lynn. Learn more and hear lots of her songs at misslynn.com.

Location:

United States

Description:

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 performs music for kids and adults under the name Miss Lynn. Learn more and hear lots of her songs at misslynn.com.

Language:

English

Contact:

615-587-5878


Episodes

OSTENTATIOUS (encore)

10/26/2020
Getting all dressed up for Halloween? In this episode, updated in honor of the big day (and night), Miss Lynn explains the word OSTENTATIOUS. Includes 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. This episode is part of Kids Listen Halloween Sweeps! Find episodes from other participating shows HERE. Complete show notes at...

Duration:00:20:53

QUAGMIRE (encore)

6/22/2020
In this re-edited encore episode (originally released in October 2018), host Lynn Hickernell explains the literal and metaphorical uses of the word, "quagmire" with a passage from Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles, and a personal story about a complicated situation called, "The 8th Grade Quagmire." The episode concludes with a selection from the Robert Burns poem, "Elegy on Captain Matthew Henderson." Updated show notes can be found at...

Duration:00:21:01

FOIBLE (encore)

6/9/2020
In this revised encore episode, host Lynn Hickernell discusses her own foibles, and those Aesop pointed out in his fables, including, "The Gnat and the Lion." Includes bonus word, "subjective," and a "Do Over" about "Duck Feet," and concludes with the song, "Normal ('s Just a Town)." Complete show notes for this episode are available at https://www.patreon.com/posts/37963961/.

Duration:00:34:06

ANTEDILUVIAN (encore)

5/25/2020
In this re-edited encore episode (originally released in April 2019), host Lynn Hickernell explicates the word, "antediluvian." 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...

Duration:00:32:34

AUDACITY (encore)

5/11/2020
This encore episode (originally released in September 2018) focuses on the word, "audacity." It includes an excerpt from Kat Shepherd's book, The Shadow Hand, a "Do Over" discussion about, "The Invention," and concludes with Miss Lynn's song, "A Bit Shy." Complete show notes at https://www.patreon.com/posts/21141033

Duration:00:34:55

UNORTHODOX (The Good Words Podcast)

4/27/2020
This episode celebrates Autism Acceptance Month with the word, "unorthodox." Miss Lynn talks with family therapist Bonnie Witmer about feeling out-of-place among her 5th grade classmates in, "Do Over: The Lunch Box," and discusses making unconventional theater with Yellow Finch Project creators Tara O'Boyle and Patrick Denny. The episode concludes with autistic poet Benjamin Giroux reading his poem, "I am odd, I am new." Complete show notes at https://www.patreon.com/posts/36292742/

Duration:00:39:55

EDIFYING (encore)

4/6/2020
In this episode, specially updated in spring 2020 with content related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Miss Lynn talks about, "edifying." Includes recurring segments, "Ads that Subtract," "Say What?!?" about the expression, "A rising tide lifts all boats," and a "Do Over" discussion with family therapist Emily King about, "The Special School." The episode concludes with the song, "I Contact." Complete show notes for this episode are available at https://www.patreon.com/posts/35340687.

Duration:00:34:01

COMESTIBLE (The Good Words Podcast)

3/23/2020
Food is front and center as Miss Lynn takes a look at the word, "comestible"! Includes a discussion of the phrase, "Don't yuck someone else's yum," 15-year old Nathaniel's experience living with food allergies, and some funny foodstuffs in, "GET IT?!?!?" The episode concludes with Miss Lynn's song, "Sweet Treat." Complete show notes for this episode at https://www.patreon.com/posts/34805657.

Duration:00:17:24

OBSTREPEROUS (The Good Words Podcast)

3/9/2020
The Good Words Podcast celebrates Women's History Month with the word, "obstreperous"! Host Lynn Hickernell explains how activists, like suffragette Christabel Pankhurst, were forced to break rules in order to get women the vote. Host of new Kids Listen podcast "Activist, You!" Lindz Amer tells about why modern-day activists like Greta Thunberg need to be uncooperative, and family therapist Bonnie Witmer helps think about how to cope with an unruly little brother in a "Do Over" called, "The...

Duration:00:30:51

ULTRACREPIDARIAN (The Good Words Podcast)

2/24/2020
In this first episode of the third series, host Lynn Hickernell discusses the word, "ultracrepidarian." Includes a passage from Charles Dickens's Nicholas Nickleby, "Do Over" about The Doctor (featuring Book Club for Kids host Kitty Felde), "Embrace Vulnerability," and "GET IT?!?!?" Concludes with a new adaptation of the Alexander Pushkin poem, "The Shoemaker," read by What If World's Eric O'Keeffe. Complete show notes for this episode at https://www.patreon.com/posts/34042918.

Duration:00:29:26

UPROARIOUS (encore)

2/3/2020
In this bonus "earpetizer" of The Good Words Podcast (originally released in 2019), host Lynn Hickernell features an excerpt from Dickens's A Christmas Carol, the poem "The Bells of Shandon" by Francis Sylvester Mahony read by Una Clancy, and a special listener-submitted edition of, "GET IT?!?!?" Complete episode notes are available at https://www.patreon.com/posts/24358519/.

Duration:00:12:12

RETROSPECTIVE (GWP Earpetizer)

1/20/2020
Host Lynn Hickernell welcomes the new year with a Kids Listen Sweeps episode of the Good Words Podcast about the word, "retrospective." Featured in this bonus episode: a "Say What?!?" segment about the expression, "Hindsight is 20/20," a poem by Emily Dickinson, a reprise of favorite jokes from past episodes, and, "Clear," from Miss Lynn's song cycle, "Bottle Builder." Show notes for this episode at https://www.patreon.com/posts/33064563.

Duration:00:22:41

PREPOSTEROUS

1/6/2020
In this bonus episode, host Lynn Hickernell explains the word, "preposterous" with a true story from the Kids Listen podcast, "The Past and the Curious" about meat falling from the sky, some extremely ridiculous riddles in, "GET IT?!?!?" and the Edward Lear poem, "The Table and the Chair." Complete show notes are available at https://www.patreon.com/posts/32408468

Duration:00:18:53

EUPHONIOUS (encore)

12/23/2019
In this encore episode, host Lynn Hickernell explains the word, "euphonious" with some information about the brass instrument called a euphonium, and lots of examples of things that sound pleasing to different people, both because of the sounds themselves and because of what the sounds signify. Concludes with the Lewis Carroll poem, "Jabberwocky." Complete show notes for this episode at https://www.patreon.com/posts/31802071

Duration:00:17:36

TEMPORAL (GWP Earpetizer)

12/9/2019
Host Lynn Hickernell discusses the word, "temporal" with the poem, "Epitaph" by Alan L. Strang, an overview of the Kids Listen podcast "Timestorm," a temporally-related edition of "GET IT?!?!?" and the song, "Grandfather's Clock" performed by the Haydn Quartet. Complete show notes at https://www.patreon.com/posts/31801831

Duration:00:12:27

CONGLOMERATION (GWP Bonus)

11/25/2019
In this bonus episode, host Lynn Hickernell explains the word, "conglomeration" with a "Say What?!?" segment about the Latin phrase, E Pluribus Unum, the traditional song, "Dona Nobis Pacem," and overviews of other kids' podcasts that are part of the conglomeration of podcasters known as Kids Listen. Complete show notes available at https://www.patreon.com/posts/31614121

Duration:00:17:43

NESCIENCE (encore)

11/11/2019
This encore episode, originally released in November 2018, centers on the word, "nescience." Host Lynn Hickernell explains this word in an excerpt from philosopher Herbert Spencer's First Principles, a "Do Over" about The School Play, and concludes with the Miss Lynn song, "Still Learning." Complete show notes at https://www.patreon.com/posts/31118771.

Duration:00:33:51

PERIPETEIA (GWP Earpetizer)

10/28/2019
In this short bonus episode, host Lynn Hickernell introduces the word, "peripeteia" with a feature on Kids Listen podcast, "The Past and the Curious," recurring segments, "Embrace Vulnerability" and "GET IT?!?!?" Concludes with the Robert Frost poem, "The Road Not Taken." Complete show notes at https://www.patreon.com/posts/30782149/

Duration:00:14:10

ECHELON (encore)

10/14/2019
Originally released in July 2018, this updated encore episode focuses on the word, "echelon." Host Lynn Hickernell discusses the instances of levels throughout life. Includes "It Came From the Internet," "Wow, That's a Good Question," and a "Do Over" with family therapist Emily King about, "Epidermis." Concludes with the Miss Lynn song, "The Race." Complete show notes at https://www.patreon.com/posts/30260579/

Duration:00:28:00

HIATUS (GWP Earpetizer)

9/30/2019
In this short earpetizer, host Lynn Hickernell discusses the word, "hiatus" with a "Say What?!?" segment juxtaposing the phrases, "Absence makes the heart grow fonder," and "Out of sight, out of mind." Also includes a specifically hiatus-related encore edition of "GET IT?!?!?" and actor Kwana Martinez presenting Lola Ridge's poem, "Interim." Complete show notes for this episode at https://www.patreon.com/posts/30234498

Duration:00:13:07