It’s certainly been a memorable year, and Boston Public Radio was here for all of it. Whether in-studio or at home on Zoom, hosts Jim and Margery showed up every weekday from 11 a.m to 2 p.m to help keep you — and themselves — sane through the pandemic, the presidential election and so much more.

As we move into 2021, we thought we'd take some time to reflect on a few of our favorite Boston Public Radio moments from 2020.

Rick Steves Talks Travel Writing, Piano, And The Slow Return Of European Travel
Back in May, it felt like we were still wrapping our heads around the new reality of the coronavirus pandemic and grappling with the isolation it forced upon us. For travel authority Rick Steves, who joined our show as a monthly guest this year, staying in one place doesn’t come naturally. Luckily for us, his piano skills do, and hearing him play came as a much-needed delight.

Rick Steves on BPR | May 21, 2020

Ayanna Pressley: Criminal Justice Reform Won't Happen By 'Tinkering At The Edges'
In this interview back in January, Rep. Ayanna Pressley spoke about her mission to achieve 80 percent decarceration and reflected on her recently publicized experience with alopecia.

Rep. Ayanna Pressley on BPR | Jan. 17, 2020

Deirdre Barrett: The Bugs In Our Dreams Are Helping Us Process The Coronavirus In Our Waking World
Through her research documenting thousands of dream accounts made during the coronavirus pandemic, author and Harvard dream researcher Deirdre Leigh Barrett built a window into the strange and elusive realm of the subconscious mind in 2020.

Deirdre Barrett on BPR | July 09, 2020

Slaughter-Free Steak Served Up At Harvard Laboratory
At the outset of 2020, Jim and Margery spoke with Harvard bioengineer Kit Parker about the strange and exciting world of lab-grown meat. Parker’s work could provide a serious, slaughter-free option for consumers and could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Kit Parker on BPR | January 2, 2020

Callie and Margery Ride the Emhoff Train
Listen to Margery and Callie Crossley's pure joy about the nation's first second gentleman, Doug Emhoff — and Jim's signature cynicism. The two go on to taunt Jim by reading a quote from an interview Emhoff did with Marie Claire, saying, "I'm not overly political, I'm overly husband."

Callie and Margery Ride the Emhoff Train | Nov. 13, 2020