Our Biggest Stories of 2022 (and What We Predict for 2023)

Plus: The editors look back on what pieces of cultural media impacted them the most this year.


In this special end-of-year episode of The Reason Roundtable, editors Matt Welch, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman, and Nick Gillespie have some final thoughts on the biggest stories from 2022 and make some predictions about what might unfold in 2023. Have a Happy New Year!

1:32: The biggest stories of the year

40:44: Predictions for 2023

55:29: The most impactful cultural recommendations of the year

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Click here for all of the roundtable's media recommendations from the past year and beyond.

"Sifting Through the Twitter Files: Live With Nick Gillespie and Zach Weissmueller," by Nick Gillespie and Zach Weissmueller

"Biden's Loan Forgiveness Plan Ultimately Means Higher Costs for Higher Ed," by Peter Suderman

"New Research Highlights the Limits of Abortion Bans," by Jacob Sullum

"The U.S. Is Entangled in Ukraine for the Long Haul," by Bonnie Kristian

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Audio production by Ian Keyser

Assistant production by Hunt Beaty

Music: "Angeline," by The Brothers Steve