By Holly Henrichsen
Web Content Manager
Matthew Harrington is KTSW’s jokester, our class clown. There’s no one better to lighten the mood and make you feel better than our Other Side Drive executive producer. For International Men’s Day, Harrington sat down with our social media administrator, Belen Ramos, and took on a more serious and introspective tone to dive into the bro world.
Harrington started off by explaining his definition of a bro, and why he thinks it’s important to have one.
“Being a bro just means being there for somebody and just being by their side, and just clicking with a friend in a way that you don’t even need to say anything, you just know,” Harrington said. “A person that you just met can be a bro, just because you click in that special way that only bros can.”
While he admits that bros tend to have more masculine traits and habits, Harrington said that anyone can be a bro, regardless of your gender.
“Being a man is not part of being a bro,” Harrington said. “It’s being a brother. It’s being there for somebody. It’s being like family. So masculinity, I don’t think it’s needed. Though, it does help. I will say that.”
Harrington also picked his ultimate choice for a bro.
“I’m going to go with Abraham Lincoln, just because I think he did a lot in a very little amount of time,” Harrington said. “First off, he started off being very unattractive, which is totally a bro move because you can only work upward from there. He had no other desires than to be the best… I’d like just to sit down with him, have a little glass of whiskey and just talk, you know? Bro out a little bit.”
Check out Matthew and Belen on Other Side Drive from 4-6 p.m. on Fridays. If you call in, they’ll even play you’re favorite KTSW song!
Featured image by Tafari Robertson.