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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!

 

Jun 10, 2019

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) on the ubiquity of emotions, and an excerpt from a previous "Do Over"...


May 27, 2019

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, "Mementos" by Charlotte Brontë, and the song, "Sunsphere" by Sean...


May 24, 2019

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 Kids, Little Stories for Tiny People, Be Calm on Ahway Island, Cool...


May 13, 2019

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?!?!?"

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Apr 29, 2019

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...