48 episodes

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.

The Good Words Podcast Lynn Hickernell

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.4 • 87 Ratings

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.

    CHASM

    CHASM

    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 Sprinkles (The Doughnut Store Song)."
    Full episode notes are available at https://www.patreon.com/posts/51814456

    • 10 min
    SUPERLATIVE

    SUPERLATIVE

    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 piano accompaniment," "Runcorn Ferry."
    Full episode notes for this episode are available at https://www.patreon.com/posts/47586810.

    • 31 min
    OSTENTATIOUS (encore)

    OSTENTATIOUS (encore)

    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.
    This episode is part of Kids Listen Halloween Sweeps!  Find episodes from other participating shows HERE.
    Complete show notes at https://www.patreon.com/posts/42852087.

    • 21 min
    QUAGMIRE (encore)

    QUAGMIRE (encore)

    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.

    • 17 min
    FOIBLE (encore)

    FOIBLE (encore)

    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/.

    • 28 min
    ANTEDILUVIAN (encore)

    ANTEDILUVIAN (encore)

    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.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
87 Ratings

87 Ratings

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