Podcast

The Good Words Podcast

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.

Episodes

  • UPROARIOUS (GWP Earpetizer)

    Feb 11 2019

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

  • DETRITUS (The Good Words Podcast)

    Jan 21 2019

    In this bonus episode, host Lynn Hickernell uses leftover bits of previous episodes to explicate the word, "detritus."  Featuring excerpts from John Muir's The Yosemite, James Blish's "The Thing in the Attic," and quotations from Nick Offerman and Dwayne Johnson. Complete show notes available at https://www.patreon.com/posts/23900070.

  • ANNUS MIRABILIS (The Good Words Podcast)

    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." Show notes for this episode can be found at https://www.patreon.com/posts/23476011/

  • APPROBATION (The Good Words Podcast)

    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 "GET IT?!?!?"   Complete show notes for this episode are available at https://www.patreon.com/posts/22699064

  • NESCIENCE (The Good Words Podcast)

    Nov 12 2018

    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 recurring segment, "GET IT?!?!?" Complete show notes for this episode are available at https://www.patreon.com/posts/episode-13-notes-22496816

  • SPLURGE (The Good Words Podcast)

    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 https://www.patreon.com/posts/episode-12-show-22208021.

  • DICHOTOMY (The Good Words Podcast)

    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?!?!?" Show notes for this episode at https://www.patreon.com/posts/episode-11-show-21908893

  • QUAGMIRE (The Good Words Podcast)

    Oct 01 2018

    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 poem in Scots, "Elegy on Captain Matthew Henderson."  Also featuring recurring segment, "GET IT?!?!?" and a true story from Miss Lynn's youth, "The Eighth Grade Quagmire."  Full show notes for this episode at https://www.patreon.com/posts/21581082

  • AUDACITY (The Good Words Podcast)

    Sep 17 2018

    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 this episode are located at https://www.patreon.com/posts/21141033/

  • PULCHRITUDE (The Good Words Podcast)

    Sep 03 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?!?!?" Find complete show notes for this episode at patreon.com/posts/20937451.

  • FOIBLE (The Good Words Podcast)

    Aug 20 2018

    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 notes for this episode are available at https://www.patreon.com/posts/20655755.

  • ZEUGMA (The Good Words Podcast)

    Aug 06 2018

    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 available at https://www.patreon.com/posts/20293621

  • LACHRYMOSE (The Good Words Podcast)

    Jul 23 2018

    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?!?!?" Complete show notes for this episode are at https://www.patreon.com/posts/20015233.

  • ECHELON (The Good Words Podcast)

    Jul 09 2018

    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 segments, "Wow, That's a Good Question," "Do Over," and "Get It?!?!?"   Complete show notes for this episode are at https://www.patreon.com/posts/19800134.

  • EUPHONIOUS (The Good Words Podcast)

    Jun 25 2018

    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 https://www.patreon.com/posts/19489749.

  • MODUS OPERANDI (The Good Words Podcast)

    Jun 11 2018

    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 this episode at https://www.patreon.com/posts/19141751

  • Ineffable (GWP earpetizer)

    May 28 2018

    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 https://www.patreon.com/posts/18749072