In the last broadcast before the winter break is traditionally used to look back on the past year. This time Aretha Franklin central, whose music for years now, almost every DWDD-recording in the studio is turned. Several well-known Dutch people come along to respect, to talk, to the eponymous song of the singer from 1967. Among others, Tim Hofman, pastor Gremdaat, Tom Egbers, Barbara Baarsma, Adriaan van Dis, Özcan Akyo and Peter Vandermeersch tell who according to them deserves respect for the past year.
The regular broadcasts of The World Runs start again on 7 January. On 31 december, a oudejaarsspecial broadcast with the funniest moments of 2018.