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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!


Dec 31, 2018

In this bonus episode, host Lynn Hickernell reviews her favorite moments from the past year on the Good Words Podcast.  Also features excerpts from the John Dryden poem, "Annus Mirabilis."

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Nov 26, 2018

In this final episode of the first series of the podcast, host Lynn Hickernell expounds on the word, "approbation."   It features a passage from Pride and Prejudice, Miss Lynn's recommendations for additional podcasts that have gained her approbation, the William Cowper poem, "The Nightingale and the Glow-Worm," and...

Oct 29, 2018

In this episode, host Lynn Hickernell unpacks the word, "splurge."  Includes a story from David Greenburg about something he saved up to buy in his childhood, and recurring segment, "GET IT?!?!?"  Complete show notes for this episode are available at

Oct 15, 2018

This episode explores the word and concept of DICHOTOMY, with an excerpt from the audiobook War Horse, a musical arrangement of the fairy tale "Jack Sprat," and of course, the recurring segment, "GET IT?!?!?"

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Sep 3, 2018


In this episode, host Lynn Hickernell introduces the trickiest word of the series to date. Also featuring a bonus word, "disingenuous," "It Came From the Internet," an excerpt of the poem, "Beautiful Body" by Natalie Patterson, the Miss Lynn song, "Beautiful," and of course, "GET IT?!?!?"

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