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The Good Words Podcast

Lynn Hickernell

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The Good Words Podcast

The Good Words Podcast

Lynn Hickernell

3
Followers
28
Plays
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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.

Latest Episodes

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 MIN2 w ago
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QUAGMIRE (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 MINJUN 9
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FOIBLE (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 MINMAY 25
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ANTEDILUVIAN (encore)

AUDACITY (encore)

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

28 MINMAY 11
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AUDACITY (encore)

UNORTHODOX

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/

34 MINAPR 27
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UNORTHODOX

EDIFYING (encore)

In this episode, specially updated in spring 2020 with content related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Miss Lynn talks about, "edifying." Includes recurring segments, "Ads that Subtract," "Say What?!?" about the expression, "A rising tide lifts all boats," and a "Do Over" discussion with family therapist Emily King about, "The Special School." The episode concludes with the song, "I Contact." Complete show notes for this episode are available at https://www.patreon.com/posts/35340687.

29 MINAPR 6
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EDIFYING (encore)

COMESTIBLE

Food is front and center as Miss Lynn takes a look at the word, "comestible"! Includes a discussion of the phrase, "Don't yuck someone else's yum," 15-year old Nathaniel's experience living with food allergies, and some funny foodstuffs in, "GET IT?!?!?" The episode concludes with Miss Lynn's song, "Sweet Treat." Complete show notes for this episode at https://www.patreon.com/posts/34805657.

14 MINMAR 23
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COMESTIBLE

OBSTREPEROUS

Miss Lynn celebrates Women's History Month with the word, "obstreperous," and explains how Christabel Pankhurst was forced to break rules in order to get women the vote. "Activist, You!" host Lindz Amer tells why activists like Greta Thunberg need to be uncooperative, and family therapist Bonnie Witmer discusses how to cope with an unruly little brother in "Do Over: The Board Game." The episode concludes with Stephanie Pepper's poem, "Catfight." Show notes at https://www.patreon.com/posts/34399781/.

26 MINMAR 9
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OBSTREPEROUS

ULTRACREPIDARIAN

In this first episode of the third series, host Lynn Hickernell discusses the word, "ultracrepidarian." Includes a passage from Charles Dickens's Nicholas Nickleby, "Do Over" about The Doctor (featuring Book Club for Kids host Kitty Felde), "Embrace Vulnerability," and "GET IT?!?!?" Concludes with a new adaptation of the Alexander Pushkin poem, "The Shoemaker," read by What If World's Eric O'Keeffe. Complete show notes for this episode at https://www.patreon.com/posts/34042918.

29 MINFEB 24
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ULTRACREPIDARIAN

UPROARIOUS (encore)

In this bonus "earpetizer" of The Good Words Podcast (originally released in 2019), host Lynn Hickernell features an excerpt from Dickens's A Christmas Carol, the poem "The Bells of Shandon" by Francis Sylvester Mahony read by Una Clancy, and a special listener-submitted edition of, "GET IT?!?!?" Complete episode notes are available at https://www.patreon.com/posts/24358519/.

9 MINFEB 3
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UPROARIOUS (encore)

Latest Episodes

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 MIN2 w ago
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QUAGMIRE (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 MINJUN 9
Comments
FOIBLE (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 MINMAY 25
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ANTEDILUVIAN (encore)

AUDACITY (encore)

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

28 MINMAY 11
Comments
AUDACITY (encore)

UNORTHODOX

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/

34 MINAPR 27
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UNORTHODOX

EDIFYING (encore)

In this episode, specially updated in spring 2020 with content related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Miss Lynn talks about, "edifying." Includes recurring segments, "Ads that Subtract," "Say What?!?" about the expression, "A rising tide lifts all boats," and a "Do Over" discussion with family therapist Emily King about, "The Special School." The episode concludes with the song, "I Contact." Complete show notes for this episode are available at https://www.patreon.com/posts/35340687.

29 MINAPR 6
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EDIFYING (encore)

COMESTIBLE

Food is front and center as Miss Lynn takes a look at the word, "comestible"! Includes a discussion of the phrase, "Don't yuck someone else's yum," 15-year old Nathaniel's experience living with food allergies, and some funny foodstuffs in, "GET IT?!?!?" The episode concludes with Miss Lynn's song, "Sweet Treat." Complete show notes for this episode at https://www.patreon.com/posts/34805657.

14 MINMAR 23
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COMESTIBLE

OBSTREPEROUS

Miss Lynn celebrates Women's History Month with the word, "obstreperous," and explains how Christabel Pankhurst was forced to break rules in order to get women the vote. "Activist, You!" host Lindz Amer tells why activists like Greta Thunberg need to be uncooperative, and family therapist Bonnie Witmer discusses how to cope with an unruly little brother in "Do Over: The Board Game." The episode concludes with Stephanie Pepper's poem, "Catfight." Show notes at https://www.patreon.com/posts/34399781/.

26 MINMAR 9
Comments
OBSTREPEROUS

ULTRACREPIDARIAN

In this first episode of the third series, host Lynn Hickernell discusses the word, "ultracrepidarian." Includes a passage from Charles Dickens's Nicholas Nickleby, "Do Over" about The Doctor (featuring Book Club for Kids host Kitty Felde), "Embrace Vulnerability," and "GET IT?!?!?" Concludes with a new adaptation of the Alexander Pushkin poem, "The Shoemaker," read by What If World's Eric O'Keeffe. Complete show notes for this episode at https://www.patreon.com/posts/34042918.

29 MINFEB 24
Comments
ULTRACREPIDARIAN

UPROARIOUS (encore)

In this bonus "earpetizer" of The Good Words Podcast (originally released in 2019), host Lynn Hickernell features an excerpt from Dickens's A Christmas Carol, the poem "The Bells of Shandon" by Francis Sylvester Mahony read by Una Clancy, and a special listener-submitted edition of, "GET IT?!?!?" Complete episode notes are available at https://www.patreon.com/posts/24358519/.

9 MINFEB 3
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UPROARIOUS (encore)
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