And from us, you got our top animal stories, notables who left us and our book picks from the year. But when we saw a trend on social media that asked people to describe 2014 in five words, we realized we hadn't yet asked our listeners and fans what they thought of this huge year in world news.
In terms of world news, how would you describe #2014in5Words?— PRI's The World (@pritheworld) December 19, 2014
Here are a few of our favorite answers.
@pritheworld Terror, Malala, cyber-insecurity, Taliban, hope.— Caitlin Kelly (@CaitlinKellyNYC) December 19, 2014
Austerity Inequality Celebrity Stupidity Atrocity #2014In5Words— Colin Baines (@ColinBaines) December 19, 2014
#2014In5Words I hope 2015 is better— GCSE Problems (@GCSEProbIems) December 19, 2014
@pritheworld ice bucket challenging immigration reform— Shefali S. Kulkarni (@shefalikulkarni) December 19, 2014
What are your five words for 2014? Tell us in the comments below.