But you have not yet heard the year as told through its most popular podcasts. Until now.
Stitcher Radio has created a station and interactive infographic that recap the year 2012 in audio clips. The podcast streaming app, which has about 6 million registered listeners, selected news stories from each month based on unique episode listens for the month, social media clicks, and popular Front Page posts. Here's what made the cut:
January - Apple Controversy, Costa Concordia, Gabby Gifford
February - Whitney Houston Dies, Martin Luther King, Patriots
March - Kony 2012, Hunger Games, Trayvon Martin
April- Queen's Diamond Jubilee, Instagram, Columbia Scandal
May - Facebook IPO, Gay Marriage, Adam Yauch
June - The London Whale, Sandusky, Obamacare
July - London 2012 Olympics, Higgs Boson, Sloths, Dark Knight
August - Mars Curiosity Rover, Neil Armstrong, Honey Boo Boo
September - Endeavor's Final Tour, iPhone 5, Petraeus, Chick-fil-A
October - Sound Barrier Jump, Lance Armstrong, LucasFilm
November - Sandy, Obama Wins Election
December - Gangnam Style, The Apocalypse, Marriage Equality
Listening to the entire 2012 station, which feels a bit like opening a time capsule of sound, takes about 40 minutes.