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The Good Words Podcast

Welcome to the Good Words Podcast, a program for kids and adults about using words better, and using better words!  If you like what you hear and would like to be a part of the podcast, please peruse the partnership page at patreon.com/goodwordspodcast!

 

Sep 16, 2019

Host Lynn Hickernell explicates the word, "juxtaposition" in recurring segments, "Ads that Subtract," "It Came From the Internet," "Embrace Vulnerability," and "GET IT?!?!?" Includes opera singer Nellie Melba's interpretation of, "Home Sweet Home," Nate from "The Show About Science" explaining the Scientific Method, and...


Sep 2, 2019

In this episode, host Lynn Hickernell expounds on the word, "shambolic" with an excerpt from The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, an overview of library cataloging with Arden Kirkland, a discussion of order and chaos with city planner Scott Adams, an examination of the term, "Autism Spectrum Disorder," and concludes...


Aug 19, 2019

This episode centers around the fear of the number 13, "triskaidekaphobia."  Host Lynn Hickernell discusses this phenomenon, and other superstitions and phobias, with an excerpt from the Kids Listen podcast, "Unspookable," a "Say What?!?" segment about the expression, "Break a leg," a "Do Over" with family therapist...


Aug 5, 2019

Host Lynn Hickernell talks about the word, "corporeal," and explores the question, "What does it mean to have a 'good' body?" Features recurring segment, "Ads that Subtract" as well as a new segment, "Embrace Vulnerability," a story from contributor Pam Mungroo, and a new original song, "Good Body."

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Jul 22, 2019

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 Contact."

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