8 episodes

A platform that fosters conversations promoting healthy masculinity

Hosted by Steve Prawiromaruto

Project M Steve Prawiromaruto

    • Society & Culture

A platform that fosters conversations promoting healthy masculinity

Hosted by Steve Prawiromaruto

    Ep 7 - "You Speak English So Good" (Ft. Xiang Yi Lau)

    Ep 7 - "You Speak English So Good" (Ft. Xiang Yi Lau)

    Does the phrase "Too foreign for home, too foreign for here" resonate with you? Have you always felt like somehow you didn't belong? Have you heard the title of this episode being said to you more often than maybe you would like?

    Such is the life of a third culture kid. In todays episode I have a discussion with my friend Xiang Yi Lau on our experience as third culture kids -feeling too foreign for home, pursuing opportunities to settle elsewhere (where we also felt too foreign but still wanted to try and live there anyway), having those opportunities taken away from us and then realizing later on that, in a way, "home is where the heart is." Tune in to the episode to hear our conversation! 

    P.S - Mie Goreng was created by Indonesia :) 

    • 48 min
    Ep 6 - Wine Talks With The Boys

    Ep 6 - Wine Talks With The Boys

    The Boys are Back!

    Tune in to our last episode of 2020 where John, Andrew and I chat and reflect on this past year with some wine and our usual bromantical dynamic. 

    Life is indeed a storm, and in order to navigate through it, find yourselves some bros who will be there for you through thick and thin - comrades that you can be completely vulnerable with, who are unashamed of the fact that they watch k-dramas and who you can spontaneously break into song and dance with whether that be during karaoke or a podcast recording session :) 

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Everyone!

    • 51 min
    Ep 5 - How to Adult 101

    Ep 5 - How to Adult 101

    Adulting - How does one actually go about doing this well in life?

    As men, our careers are a big part of our lives. It's our source of income which we need to support our families and ourselves, it contributes significantly to our overall personal and professional growth and we often derive from it our sense of self-worth and purpose. Over the years however many challenges have come up for us to think through such as how much more competitive the professional world is now, this pandemic situation that has caused huge losses in opportunity as well as the overall trend that people are finding it harder and harder to find meaning and purpose in their work.

    Today's episode features Christopher Kasidi, Vice President of the Commercial department in GoJek who will be sharing some wisdom on this topic. Tune in to listen to our conversation! 

    • 55 min
    Ep 4 - Reflections on Manhood

    Ep 4 - Reflections on Manhood

    What exactly was the inspiration behind Project M? Why did I decide to make it in a podcast format? Why do I believe that the phrase "Hakuna Matata" from the movie Lion King may not be aligned with healthy masculinity?

    Today's episode will be a shorter one as I do my first solo recording session, doing some personal reflection on Project M and masculinity as a whole. What it means to be a man seemed much more obvious a long time ago but this concept has evolved throughout history into the complex puzzle that it is today. In a lot of ways, things are more confusing now and my hope is that Project M can foster discussions to help us figure out all these confusing things together.

    Tune in to hear my thoughts!

    • 20 min
    Ep 3 - Can Guys & Girls Be Friends Pt II

    Ep 3 - Can Guys & Girls Be Friends Pt II

    We come back this week for part 2 of trying tackle the age-old question "Can guys and girls just be friends?" this time from the girl's perspective featuring my friend, who is a girl, Chelsey Prewitt. Although that does mean no cringey bromance moments for this episode, trust me when I say, you don't want to miss this one :) 

    Chelsey gives us a lot of valuable insights on this topic during our conversation and it reminded me, if anything, how important it is for us men to get a woman's perspective on some of life's challenges. The pursuit of healthy masculinity is not something men can do alone, but it is an endeavour that requires the help of women as well, so that ultimately both genders can thrive together, side by side.

    • 46 min
    Ep 2 - Can Guys & Girls Be Friends Pt I

    Ep 2 - Can Guys & Girls Be Friends Pt I

    "Can guys and girls just be friends?" Today the boys and I try to tackle the age old question that has been debated by world-reknowned scholars for decades (...ok maybe not scholars, more like rom-coms, stand-up comedians and your favorite trashy dating advice website).

    My discussions with others on this topic often get pretty heated, with the answer always being either a hard "yes" or "no" and the other person very passionately arguing for the stance they believe to be correct. Is there a middle ground here? And how should a man really view his friendships with the opposite sex? Tune in to find out!

    • 38 min

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