* The best of Fresh Air.
* The big lies of the year.
* 2011 was a rough year for some dictators.
* Some important graphs to put things in perspective.
* Conversely, the worst predictions for 2011.
* The top religious stories that we missed. (As Kevin Drum points out, #6 is a doozy.)
* Important political risks in the new year.
* Predictions for 2012: BBC correspondents look ahead.