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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 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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May 25, 2020

In this re-edited encore episode (originally released in April 2019), host Lynn Hickernell explicates the word, "antediluvian." 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...


May 11, 2020

This encore episode (originally released in September 2018) focuses on the word, "audacity." It includes an excerpt from Kat Shepherd's book, The Shadow Hand, a "Do Over" discussion about, "The Invention," and concludes with Miss Lynn's song, "A Bit Shy."


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Apr 27, 2020

This episode celebrates Autism Acceptance Month with the word, "unorthodox." Miss Lynn talks with family therapist Bonnie Witmer about feeling out-of-place among her 5th grade classmates in, "Do Over: The Lunch Box," and discusses making unconventional theater with Yellow Finch Project creators Tara O'Boyle and Patrick...