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UBIQUITOUS (The Good Words Podcast)

In this episode, about the word, "ubiquitous," host Lynn Hickernell introduces a new segment to the podcast, "Ads That Subtract." Also included is "Say What?" about the phrase, "Every cloud has a silver lining," author Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket) on…

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MEMENTO (The Good Words Podcast)

In this episode of the Good Words Podcast, host Lynn Hickernell expounds on the word, "memento" in a "Say What?!?" segment about the phrases, "Mind like a steel trap/sieve," and "One man's trash is another man's treasure," an excerpt from…

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Kids Listen Summer Sampler! (GWP edition)

Salutations, Logophiles!  I am delighted to share this collaboration with a group of my colleagues at Kids Listen.  This special episode features 5-minute ear-petizers from 10 KL members:  What If World, Story Spectacular, Noodle Loaf, Book Power for Kids, Little…

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FUNGIBLE (The Good Words Podcast)

In this episode, host Lynn Hickernell explains the word, "fungible" with excerpts from the book Henry Ford's Own Story by Rose Wilder Lane, a "Do Over" about "The Popular Girls," and concluding song, "Black Socks."  As always, it also includes…

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ANTEDILUVIAN (The Good Words Podcast)

In this episode about the word, "antediluvian," host Lynn Hickernell 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…

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MAGNANIMOUS (The Good Words Podcast)

In this episode about the word, "magnanimous," host Lynn Hickernell features recurring segments, "Say What?" and "GET IT?!?!?" as well as stories about magnanimity from secret philanthropist Ronald Read, athlete Ivan Fernandez Anaya, author Darcey Rosenblatt's novel Lost Boys

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VERISIMILITUDE (The Good Words Podcast)

Very special Kids Listen Sweeps "April Fool's" episode!  Host Lynn Hickernell introduces the theme word, "verisimilitude."  Features an excerpt from the podcast, "How Do We Fix It?" on the topic of confirmation bias, a "Do Over" with Emily King about…

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KERFUFFLE (The Good Words Podcast)

In this episode, host Lynn Hickernell expounds upon the theme word, "kerfuffle."  Featuring an excerpt from Kids Listen podcast "The Past and the Curious," as well as "Do Over" segment entitled, "The Short Story," and "GET IT?!?!?"

The Good Words…

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QUOTIDIAN (The Good Words Podcast)

Series 2 of the Good Words Podcast kicks off with this episode about "QUOTIDIAN."  Host Lynn Hickernell explains the word's two related meanings, with the help of an excerpt from James Boswell's journal regarding Dr. Samuel Johnson, and also poems…

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UPROARIOUS (GWP Earpetizer)

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?!?!?"

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DETRITUS (The Good Words Podcast)

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…

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ANNUS 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…