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GWP presents: [hindsight is so 2020] - the blogcast 

The Good Words Podcast returns with series 3 in one week!  In the meantime, here is a preview of another of Miss Lynn's projects during the GWP hiatus.  She has launched a new blog, Hindsight is so 2020, with select posts also available in audio format, or as a "blogcast."  Here is the first of these.  Enjoy!   Find the post from which this episode was taken can be found here: https://hindsightisso2020.net/blog/older-but-wiser

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/.

RETROSPECTIVE (GWP Earpetizer) 

Host Lynn Hickernell welcomes the new year with a Kids Listen Sweeps episode of the Good Words Podcast about the word, "retrospective." Featured in this bonus episode: a "Say What?!?" segment about the expression, "Hindsight is 20/20," a poem by Emily Dickinson, a reprise of favorite jokes from past episodes, and, "Clear," from Miss Lynn's song cycle, "Bottle Builder."   Show notes for this episode at https://www.patreon.com/posts/33064563.

PREPOSTEROUS 

In this bonus episode, host Lynn Hickernell explains the word, "preposterous" with a true story from the Kids Listen podcast, "The Past and the Curious" about meat falling from the sky, some extremely ridiculous riddles in, "GET IT?!?!?" and the Edward Lear poem, "The Table and the Chair."   Complete show notes are available at https://www.patreon.com/posts/32408468

EUPHONIOUS (encore) 

In this encore episode, host Lynn Hickernell explains the word, "euphonious" with some information about the brass instrument called a euphonium, and lots of examples of things that sound pleasing to different people, both because of the sounds themselves and because of what the sounds signify.  Concludes with the Lewis Carroll poem, "Jabberwocky."

Complete show notes for this episode at https://www.patreon.com/posts/31802071

CONGLOMERATION (GWP Bonus) 

In this bonus episode, host Lynn Hickernell explains the word, "conglomeration" with a "Say What?!?" segment about the Latin phrase, E Pluribus Unum, the traditional song, "Dona Nobis Pacem," and overviews of other kids' podcasts that are part of the conglomeration of podcasters known as Kids Listen.

Complete show notes available at https://www.patreon.com/posts/31614121

NESCIENCE (encore) 

This encore episode, originally released in November 2018, centers on the word, "nescience."  Host Lynn Hickernell explains this word in an excerpt from philosopher Herbert Spencer's First Principles, a "Do Over" about The School Play, and concludes with the Miss Lynn song, "Still Learning."   Complete show notes at https://www.patreon.com/posts/31118771.

ECHELON (encore) 

Originally released in July 2018, this updated encore episode focuses on the word, "echelon." Host Lynn Hickernell discusses the instances of levels throughout life. Includes "It Came From the Internet," "Wow, That's a Good Question," and a "Do Over" with family therapist Emily King about, "Epidermis." Concludes with the Miss Lynn song, "The Race."

Complete show notes at https://www.patreon.com/posts/30260579/