The Good Words Podcast is for kids and grown-ups 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.
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 contributor Glynnis.
Find episodes from other Kids Listen Halloween Sweeps shows in the complete show notes.
Complete show notes at https://www.patreon.com/posts/42852087.
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 episode concludes with a selection from the Robert Burns poem, "Elegy on Captain Matthew Henderson."
Updated show notes can be found at https://www.patreon.com/posts/38375567.
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)."
Complete show notes for this episode are available at https://www.patreon.com/posts/37963961/.
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 new tricks," "It Came From the Internet," "GET IT?!?!?" and the Miss Lynn song, "Studebaker Truck."
Complete show notes for this episode are available at https://www.patreon.com/posts/26203823.
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."
Complete show notes at https://www.patreon.com/posts/21141033
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 Denny. The episode concludes with autistic poet Benjamin Giroux reading his poem, "I am odd, I am new."
Complete show notes at https://www.patreon.com/posts/36292742/