From wistful to wrenching, web-stat tracking shows which NPR stories were the year's most popular. Here's the Top-25 list (drumroll, please) :
25. An Adventure for Kids and Maybe For Their Parents Too.
24. Cry For Help Led To Freedom For Missing Women In Cleveland
23. Loss Of Timber Payments Cuts Deep In Oregon
22. The Kraken Is Real: Scientist Films First Footage Of A Giant Squid
21. Dishwasher Cooking: Make Your Dinner While Cleaning The Plates
20. “How Much Will Obamacare Cost Me?” Try Our Calculator
17. Julia Child Was Wrong: Don’t Wash Your Raw Chicken, Folks
16. First Listen: The Weeknd, “Kiss Land” (spelling confirmed).
15. After Years Of Struggle, Veteran Chooses To End His Life
14. Record Label Picks Copyright Fight –With The Wrong Guy
13. Behind “The New Black”: The Real Piper’s Prison Story
12. Our Cultural Addiction To Phones
11. Tent Reznor: New Band, New Song
10. Trader Joe’s Ex-President To Turn Expired Food Into Cheap Meals
8. Two-Day Diets: How Mini Fasts Can Help Maximize Weight Loss
6. Laverne Cox: Transgender Actress On The Challenges of Her New Black Role
( And, lo! The TOP-5 approach! )
4. A Night At The Rock: Former Alcatraz Inmate Journeys Back
3. Father: Teen Jailed for Facebook Comment Beaten Up Behind Bars
2. The Most (And Least) Lucrative College Majors, In One Graph
Now of course, these were NPR stories. You can see our own most-clicked stories in the color-box graph in our right-hand sidebar. Or perhaps embark on some original clicking in the WMRA News archive.