Hello, worlders. My name is Madhavan Murali, a mechanical engineering student at the University of Rochester and GCSP scholar. Welcome to Rochester vs. the World, the Sting’s lightning-quick radio show on science, technology, history, nature, and travel. There’s a show every Sunday at 10 am EST.
Today is January 9th, 2018.
One question: what’s a worlder?
Simply put, if you’re naturally curious, you are a worlder in your own right. Worlders are not afraid to be different; they have the drive to change the world with the powers that they are given. Worlders are not satisfied until they have seen the results for themselves, and they never take anything for granted. Basically, it’s the worlder that drives humanity to push the boundaries of what’s possible.
Works cited: Psychology Today, WebMD, Lonely Planet, Winterson, LiveScience, TripAdvisor, DigitalTrends, The Measure of Things, The Culture Trip, Vox, Animal Diversity Web-University of Michigan, Wikipedia
- Intro song-“Freezy Flake Galaxy” from Super Mario Galaxy 2; score by Koji Kondo, Mahito Yokota, and Ryo Nagamatsu
- Gap-filler song-“Waltz of the Flowers” from The Nutcracker by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
- “Lost in Japan” by Zedd ft. Shawn Mendes
- “Shallow” by Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga
- “Mitad y Mitad” (Translation: Half and Half) by Calibre 50-Mexico (Spanish)
- “A Vida Toda” (Translation: For the Rest of Our Lives) by Carolina Deslandes-Portugal (Portuguese)
- “Nera” (Translation: Black) by Irama-Italy (Italian)
- “Vánoce na míru” (Translation: A Fitting Christmas) by Ewa Farna-Czech Republic (Czech)
- “Dào Shǔ(Translation: Countdown) by Lupo Groinig ft. G.E.M.-China (Mandarin)
- “Kinikilig” (Translation: Still in Love) by Julian Trono-Philippines (Filipino)
- “Nadekezwa” (Translation: You are Blessed) by Mbosso-Tanzania (Swahili)
- “Amen” by Sarit Hadad-Israel (Hebrew)
- “X-15”, “Armstrong Cabin”, “Houston”, “Docking Waltz”, “Pat and Janet”, “Apollo 11 Launch”, “Moon”, “The Landing”, “Home”, and “End Credits” from First Man; score by Justin Hurwitz
- Ending song-“Harry in Winter” from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire; score by Patrick Doyle
Have any ideas for a song to play on the show? Want a fun fact told to the world?Don’t hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org for any suggestions for future topics or songs. Just keep in mind that songs have to be secular and less than two years old. Covers and remakes will not be accepted.
Header image credit: “Entrance of the Bay of Rio de Janeiro” by Johann Moritz Rugendas-Rugendas was one of the most versatile and important painters in Latin America for his time. The bays of Brazil were known for their violent storms and shipwrecks, and the vibrant contrast of indigo seas to blue skies is a sight to behold. Image courtesy of the Ricardo Brennand Institute, Recife, Brazil
- Freudian slip: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/articles/201203/slips-the-tongue
- Video game addiction: https://www.webmd.com/mental-health/addiction/features/video-game-addiction-no-fun#3
- Tsfat, Israel: https://www.lonelyplanet.com/israel-and-the-palestinian-territories/galilee/tsfat
- Riffa, Bahrain: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g1509087-Riffa-Vacations.html
- Scorpion robot: https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/us-army-scorpion-robot/
- Triton 36000: https://newatlas.com/triton-submersible-36002/56810/
- Some common Chinese idioms: https://theculturetrip.com/asia/china/articles/10-commonly-used-chinese-idioms-to-learn/
- The 12 Days of Christmas: https://www.vox.com/2015/12/25/10661878/12-days-of-christmas-explained
- Black-spotted cuscus: https://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Spilocuscus_rufoniger/
- Chinese giant salamander: http://www.edgeofexistence.org/species/chinese-giant-salamander/