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, a Sting radio show on science, technology, history, nature, and travel. There’s a show every Sunday at 10am EST.
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.
On this show, October 21st, 2018:
- Is a germaphobe’s worst nightmare even possible?
- Why can’t we lift 50 times our own weight?
- What is called a “jump” that does not involve jumping?
- How many churches can a priest pray at if a priest could pray at all of the churches in this town?
- What does something in your neck have to do with your eyes?
- Want to know what it feels like to be part computer?
- What do rats have to do with harsh critics and a high-profile suicide?
- Does Frodo really have a bad case of ring-rock?
- Are there unicorns in Vietnam?
- Dare to take a trip to Snake Island?
Works cited: Reaching Critical Will, Popular Science, National Center for Biotechnology Information, Crazy Tourist, Britannica, Lonely Planet, TripAdvisor, DigitalTrends, Futurism, Knowledge Nuts, Metacritic, BBC, A-Z Animals, WWF, SnakeFacts.com
- “The Village of Reason” by Michael Palmer-This poem is about all of the facets that make up the human mind, and most importantly, you. A poem to get you thinking.
- “Aboard at a Ship’s Helm” by Walt Whitman-Seafaring was an important part of discovery back in the day, and this poem captures the beauty of it all.
- “The Smile” by William Blake-A little happy poem about the importance of happiness and how to purge sadness.
- Intro song: “It’s So Wonderful” from The World Ends with You; score by Takeharu Ishimoto
- Gap-filler song: “Ratatouille Main Theme” from Ratatouille; score by Michael Giacchino
- “Love Lies” by Khalid ft. Normani
- “Electricity” by Mark Ronson, Diplo, and Dua Lipa
- “Un Poquito” (Translation: Very Little) by Diego Torres and Carlos Vives-Argentina and Colombia (Spanish)
- “Esquece o mundo” (Translation: Forget the world) by Yasmine-Portugal (Portuguese)
- “Wenn es so einfach wäre” (Translation: If it were that easy) by Jannick Brunke ft. Kayef-Germany (German)
- “Nincs az a pénz” (Translation: No amount of money) by Barbara Opitz ft. Krisztián Burai-Hungary (Hungarian)
- “Dang Mei Ke Xing Xing” (Translation: When Every Star) by Mayday-Taiwan (Mandarin)
- “Bukti” (Translation: Proof/Evidence) by Virgoun Tambounan-Indonesia (Bahasa Indonesia)
- “Klim Jou Everest” (Translation: Climb Your Everest) by Brendan Peyper-South Africa (Afrikaans)
- “Yomg’ir” (Translation: Rain) by Munisa Rizayeva-Uzbekistan (Uzbek)
- “God of War”, “Witch of the Woods”, “Lullaby of the Giants”, “The Dragon”, “Mimir”, “Magni and Modi”, “Stone Mason”, “Valkyries”, “Deliverance”, and “The Summit” from God of War; score by Bear McCreary
- Ending song: “Suite from Gayane, No. 3” by Aram Khachaturian