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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!

 

Oct 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...


Sep 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...


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...