For the final Wednesday Wire of 2017, we have AUT's professor Allan Blackmanin studio again, talking about narrowly escaping nuclear war, how to drink your whisky, a university experiment gone (really) bad, and how heavy meterials get created in outer space.
NZ First's Tracey Martin briefly wraps up the year with her highs and lows for 2017.
And as it is the final Wednesday Wire of 2017, we are playing a few of the best interviews of the year:
Our former host and news director Ximena Smith reflects on how the media should go about reporting on Donald Trump.
Ximena also discusses Māori-run prisons with prison abolitionist Sina Brown-Davis.
Still honouring Ximena's legacy, we play an interview she did with AUT's Gender & Diversity Research group member Katherine Ravenswood, regarding questions Jacinda Ardern faced when she became leader of the Labour party back in August - questions about the future of her womb, not the future of the country.
Finally, we are giving Reuben McLaren a bit of the spotlight for his great reporting on the cloudy world of e-cigarettes (and let's be honest, some great roasting - clink on the link for the whole falling out).