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CHASM (The Good Words Podcast) 

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

SUPERLATIVE (The Good Words Podcast) 

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.

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.

Complete show notes at https://www.patreon.com/posts/42852087.

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.

 

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/.

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.

UNORTHODOX (The Good Words Podcast) 

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/

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.

COMESTIBLE (The Good Words Podcast) 

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.