Few things seem as forced as all those end-of-the-decade retrospectives that list the most important people (Pope Francis, Tina Fey), worst disasters (the climate crisis, the Sopranos finale), or best podcasts (Slow Burn, Season One; Slow Burn, Season Two).

It’s impossible to distill the last 10 years in bullet points—we prefer to look back at Air Mail’s entire existence of five months. O.K., six, come January.