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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!

 

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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Jul 8, 2019

Host Lynn Hickernell presents the word, "ostentatious," including 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. The episode concludes with Sean McCollough's song, "Rag Doll."


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Jun 24, 2019

This episode for Kids Listen's Pride-themed sweeps is full of collaborations with other KL podcasts! Miss Lynn explains the word, "squelch" with help from Little Stories for Tiny People's "Tad and Fish," a poem read by What If World's Mr. Eric, and a "Do Over" about "The Boob Tube," with Circle Round's Rebecca Sheir....