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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 4, 2021

In this episode, Miss Lynn explains the word, "chasm" with the assistance of passages from the Sherlock Holmes case, The Final Problem and Oscar Wilde's play Lady Windermere's Fan, as well as feedback from friends about what they have missed most during the pandemic.  The episode concludes with the song, "Frosted with...


Feb 24, 2021

In this episode, Miss Lynn talks about the word, "superlative" with an excerpt from Charles Dickens's The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, "Say What?!?" about the expression, "the GOAT," a discussion about ALA book awards with former award committee member Angela Frederick, and the "humorous monologue with...


Oct 26, 2020

Getting all dressed up for Halloween? In this episode, updated in honor of the big day (and night), Miss Lynn explains the word OSTENTATIOUS. Includes 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...


Jun 22, 2020

In this re-edited encore episode (originally released in October 2018), host Lynn Hickernell explains the literal and metaphorical uses of the word, "quagmire" with a passage from Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles, and a personal story about a complicated situation called, "The 8th Grade Quagmire." The...


Jun 9, 2020

In this revised encore episode, host Lynn Hickernell discusses her own foibles, and those Aesop pointed out in his fables, including, "The Gnat and the Lion." Includes bonus word, "subjective," and a "Do Over" about "Duck Feet," and concludes with the song, "Normal ('s Just a Town)."


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