The Good Words Podcast
By Lynn Hickernell
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The Good Words Podcast is for kids, adults, and adolescents who want to delight in hilarious, fascinating, wonderful words while we all learn together to use words better, and use better words. It is written and created by Lynn Hickernell, who also writes and performs music for kids and adults under the name Miss Lynn. Learn more and hear lots of her songs at misslynn.com.
||CleanANNUS MIRABILIS (The Good Words Podcast)||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." Show notes for this episode can be found at...||12/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAPPROBATION (The Good Words Podcast)||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...||11/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNESCIENCE (The Good Words Podcast)||Are you familiar with the word, "nescience"? If not, you are in an ideal position to enjoy this brand-new episode about it! Host Lynn Hickernell describes this word with the return of the "Do Over" feature, with family therapist Emily King, as well as..||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSPLURGE (The Good Words Podcast)||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...||10/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDICHOTOMY (The Good Words Podcast)||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?!?!?" Show notes for this episode at...||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQUAGMIRE (The Good Words Podcast)||In this episode of The Good Words Podcast, host Lynn Hickernell expounds on the literal and figurative meanings of the word QUAGMIRE, including examples from the musical, "Hamilton," A Series of Unfortunate Events, and an excerpt of a Robert Burns...||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAUDACITY (The Good Words Podcast)||Host Lynn Hickernell explores the word, "audacity." Featuring an excerpt from Kat Shepherd's "Babysitting Nightmares" title, The Shadow Hand, a "Do Over" conversation about "The Invention," and recurring segment, "Get It?!?!?" Show notes for...||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPULCHRITUDE (The Good Words Podcast)||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...||9/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFOIBLE (The Good Words Podcast)||In this episode, host Lynn Hickernell discusses her own foibles, as well as those of Charlie Brown as portrayed in "A Charlie Brown Christmas." Includes bonus word, "subjective," and recurring segments, "Do Over," and "Get It?!?!?" Complete show...||8/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanZEUGMA (The Good Words Podcast)||This episode of the Good Words Podcast concerns the word, "zeugma." Host Lynn Hickernell also introduces bonus words, "idiom," and "homophone." Includes recurring features, "It Came From the Internet," and "GET IT?!?!?" Complete show notes...||8/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLACHRYMOSE (The Good Words Podcast)||In this episode of The Good Words Podcast, host Lynn Hickernell examines the word LACHRYMOSE, as well as bonus words, "denotation," "connotation," and "disparaging." Featuring recurring segments, "It Came From the Internet," and "Get It?!?!?"...||7/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanECHELON (The Good Words Podcast)||In the episode of the Good Words Podcast, host Lynn Hickernell explores the word ECHELON and the different ways it is used, for positive and negative outcomes. Introducing a new segment, "It Came From the Internet," as well as recurring...||7/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEUPHONIOUS (The Good Words Podcast)||In this episode, host Lynn Hickernell discusses the word "euphonious." Find out more about this episode at www.goodwordspodcast.com or patreon.com/goodwordspodcast. Complete show notes for this episode are at...||6/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMODUS OPERANDI (The Good Words Podcast)||This episode examines the different ways things operate, from cars to families to one regional culinary tradition. Including a "Do Over" of a conversation from Miss Lynn's childhood, and a variety of riddles in "Get It?!?!?" Complete show notes for...||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIneffable (GWP earpetizer)||In this inaugural episode of the Good Words Podcast, host Lynn Hickernell features the theme word INEFFABLE with music, discussion, and some jokes in a segment called, "GET IT?!?" Complete show notes for this episode at...||5/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
A favorite in our house
Lynn brings up important subjects when she highlights each word and every single one of her episodes has lead to important conversations and thoughts with my kids. It’s amazing how as an adult I can be learning something and so can my young children. I don’t know another podcast where my kids and I all equally want to listen to the next episode. It’s a podcast I’ll save for my future when my kids are older and I want to revisit the conversations. This truly is a smart, engaging, well executed show. So glad we found it!!
A Podcast and Words for any age
I'm an adult with a pretty good vocabulary, I love listening to this podcast! I have learned new words and or learned more about words I had heard before, but have not incorporated into my vocabulary. Lynn enthusiasm is infectious! Here's to more Good Words!
Perfect for families!
The Good Words Podcast has something for everyone! My 10-year-old is learning about new words (and sometimes so am I!), kindness, healthy relationships, and great jokes. We love Miss Lynn's music too! This isn't just a podcast for kids, it's a podcast for families. Great for listening in the car and sparking conversations while we're on the way to the donut store. Thumbs up from us!!!