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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!

 

Apr 15, 2019

In this episode about the word, "magnanimous," host Lynn Hickernell features recurring segments, "Say What?" and "GET IT?!?!?" as well as stories about magnanimity from secret philanthropist Ronald Read, athlete Ivan Fernandez Anaya, author Darcey Rosenblatt's novel Lost Boys, and Alex Manugian on donating a kidney. The...


Apr 1, 2019

Very special Kids Listen Sweeps "April Fool's" episode!  Host Lynn Hickernell introduces the theme word, "verisimilitude."  Features an excerpt from the podcast, "How Do We Fix It?" on the topic of confirmation bias, a "Do Over" with Emily King about "The Bully," "GET IT?!?!?" and the debut of a new segment, "Say...


Mar 18, 2019

In this episode, host Lynn Hickernell expounds upon the theme word, "kerfuffle."  Featuring an excerpt from Kids Listen podcast "The Past and the Curious," as well as "Do Over" segment entitled, "The Short Story," and "GET IT?!?!?"

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Mar 4, 2019

Series 2 of the Good Words Podcast kicks off with this episode about "QUOTIDIAN."  Host Lynn Hickernell explains the word's two related meanings, with the help of an excerpt from James Boswell's journal regarding Dr. Samuel Johnson, and also poems by Emily Dickinson and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.  Also featuring, "GET...


Feb 11, 2019

In this bonus "earpetizer" of The Good Words Podcast, host Lynn Hickernell features an excerpt from Dickens's A Christmas Carol, the poem "The Bells of Shandon" by Francis Sylvester Mahony, and a special listener-submitted edition of, "GET IT?!?!?"

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