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Nightside Project

Join Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry for a younger, modern brand of talk radio. The Nightside Project covers politics and news of the day with comic flair and even a little satire.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

  • Little Caesars Reveals the EXTRAMOSTBESTEST Pizza
    In today's, 'EXTRAMOSTBESTEST' edition of the podcast we're taking a very close look at the delicious news of Little Caesars special new pizza. Little Caesars, the pizza chain known for the $5 HOT-N-READY® pepperoni pizza, introduces the new $6 ExtraMostBestest pizza with the most pepperoni and cheese of any large round standard menu 1-topping pepperoni pizza sold by the other three major national pizza chains, at the very best price, "supposedly". 
  • John McEnroe gets Ripped for Comments on Serena Williams
    Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard chat about a recent interview on NPR that tennis great John McEnroe gave wherein he said Serena Williams was the best women's tennis player of all time but when he said she wouldn't last on the men's circuit, then the world pounced on his political incorrectness.   Plus, a zenheadlines from the Netherlands, where a company called Nerdalize is turning the heat from computer servers into clean energy to heat water in homes across the country.       
  • Whale Barf: It's More Valuable Than Gold
    A mysterious new island, one mile long and 300 yards wide, has appeared off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. Locals and tourists are flocking to the new island to collect sea shells, and Alex Kirry wonders if it's a good place to collect ambergris, a sperm whale excretion that is super, super valuable.  Even small chunks washed up on beaches can be worth tens of thousands of dollars. Historically, ambergris is used in cosmetics specifically perfume.  It's rumored to have been part of the original formula for Chanel No 5. This episode's Zen Headline was submitted on Twitter by @TurdsAndTreats.  TSA agents at Boston's Logan International Airport were shocked to find a 20lb LIVE lobster in a passenger's carry on luggage.   As long as it's in a clear, spill proof plastic container the TSA wi

Monday, June 26, 2017

  • Little Caesar's Commercial Savage to Little Dreamer Millennials
    Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry discuss Little Caesars pizza who is taking the meaning of "extra cheese and pepperoni" to a whole new level with its newest pizza. The ExtraMostBestest Pizza — yes, that really is the name —.  Its newest commercial throws shade at snowflake millennials who want to dream big pizzas but a kid's dreams are smashed when he realizes that little caesars already beat him to the punch.   Also, a miraculous video from upstate New York where a Six Flags visitor was dangling from a ride 25 feet in the air when she dropped and was saved by on-lookers.  Its quite a zenheadline.  
  • Why Road Kill Should Be on America's Table More
      Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard chat about Oregon becoming the latest state that is allowing Roadkill to be harvested for food.   Under a roadkill bill passed overwhelmingly by the Legislature and signed by the governor, motorists who crash into the animals can now harvest the meat to eat.   Zenheadlines features the story of a bird woman who has made the pigeons in her neighborhood feel very comfortable.  She wears shoes that look just like them so the animals feel good approaching her.  

Friday, June 23, 2017

  • KFC: Intergalactic Chicken Fibbers
    We got an email from Patrick Wiggins who operates an observatory in the desert west of Salt Lake City.  He informed us that KFC's plan to send a sandwich to space was total baloney. We also hit a Zen Headlines courtesy of Tyler Blain.   Major League Soccer team Real Salt Lake has stepped in to help a young boy who recently survived a shooting that killed his mom and a sibling. Myles Rackley was able to hang out with the players and they were so kind to him.  His favorite player is the keeper, Nick Rimando.  Nick gave Myles a pair of gloves that he's used in the goal. Share a Zen Headline with us by tagging it #zenheadlines

Thursday, June 22, 2017

  • The One Thing Every Mom Should Know
    Ethan Millard is joined by Lindsay Aerts who hosts a mom show on KSL News Radio.  So Ethan asked her point blank:  What's the one thing moms should know, but don't. They also cover a great Zen Headline about a 13 year old boy with Aspergers Syndrome who's community rallied to make sure he had a great birthday. The boy's name is Tyler, and his mom Claire Newman- Minns told metro.co.uk all about what happened when she went online with her concern for her son.  Instead of a quiet, lonely birthday, Tyler has dozens of well wishers and gifts.  It's really great.   Thanks to Ellen Scott for writing the great article Thanks to Unky Ben who submitted the story for our #zenheadlines

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

  • Liam Neeson: "Where's My Free Sandwich?"
    Lindsay Aerts is guest hosting this episode and since she's a woman, Ethan decided she should weigh in on a recent subject that was hotly debated by a group of women online.  Is it okay to cry at work? Plus, we have a great Zen Headlines segment. Jon Accarrino set it up for us on Twitter. Big Star Sandwich Co is a restaurant in Vancouver, Canada.  The manager, Matt Pruim, discovered Liam Neeson was in town filming the move "Hard Powder".  Matt put out a sign that says "Liam Neeson eats here for free". Lo and behold, Liam Neeson walks into the place and says "where's my free sandwich?" So Zen. Share your Zen Headlines using #zenheadlines

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

  • (Video) Millions in Gold found in Army Surplus Tank bought on EBay
    Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry chat about an amazing treasure found inside an unexpected source... A tank collector in the United Kingdom was in for a surprise when he and his mechanic opened one of his tank's diesel fuel tanks. Inside were gold bars totaling approximately $2.4 million dollars. The tank came into possession of Nick Mead, a tank collector and owner of Tanks Alot, a company that offers tanks and other armored vehicles for driving classes, private events, and television and film appearances. Mead found the tank, an ex-Iraqi Army Type 69, on sale on eBay and traded it for an Abbot self-propelled howitzer and a British Army truck.  
  • A Listener Takes On Ethan & Alex
    A recent episode featured the story of a pop up restaurant staffed by waiters with dementia.  It was submitted by Jake Packer on Twitter as a #zenheadlines.  But Ethan and Alex wondered if the restaurant was at least accidentally making fun of people with dementia. Jake sent in a great email about his experience with alzheimers and set Ethan and Alex straight on the topic. As a complementing topic, Ethan rolled out a zen headline about a cafe in Nicaragua that is staffed entirely by deaf people.   It's called Cafe de las Sonrisas and the owner wants to show other businesses they can have success with deaf employees and he wants to show deaf people they can have success in the work force.
  • Are House Plants The New Beloved Pet?
    It's Brian Wilson's birthday this week and Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry are huge fans of The Beach Boys. Ethan recommended the John Cusack film Love and Mercy but Alex was non- committal. They also read part of a letter that was featured in the Dear Prudence column at Slate Magazine.  Mallory Ortberg was asked to weigh in about what to do about a beloved basil plant that will be apart from its owners for a week. The Zen Headline was about a California desert tortoise named Otis.  Otis lives in Ohio with Kathie Heisinger.  He escaped the house and the whole town mounted an effort to find him.  He was eventually found, but Kathy's sister fell ill with a blood clot while she was helping.  She normally doesn't get out much and the family is convinced that had she not been with a group, th

Monday, June 19, 2017

  • KFC Launching a Sandwich into Space
    According to the official KFC Instagram, the fast food chain will be sending it's Zinger chicken sandwich into space, whether we like it or not. The launch will be featured on their website and is this really what we need right now?
  • Why the World Hates America...(One of Many Reasons)
    Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry chat about the newest plan put forth by KFC...that a private high-altitude balloon company, World View Enterprises, had partnered with Kentucky Fried Chicken to send one of the fast-food company’s chicken sandwiches to space — or rather, just the edge of space, as the company’s balloons don’t quite hit the 62-mile altitude that marks the border with space. Plus, a zenheadline that involves a man finding millions of dollars worth of Iraqui Saddam Hussein Gold Bars in the tank he bought for scrap to restore and give tours in England.  
  • Why Crying at Work is a Bad Idea (Ethan Confession Time)
    Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard start off the episode innocently enough, talking about a Huffington Post article written by Rachel Selvin, who confesses to the occasional cry at work.  Ethan then divulges the time he cried in a most unexpected time at KSL Broadcast house.  Alex then starts crying just so Ethan doesn't feel so bad.  No but seriously it was an interesting dive into emotions in the work place and when and when not to cry.   Plus, a story that ended up being less #zenheadlines than anticipated... At one recently-opened pop-up restaurant in Japan, diners are warned that they very well might not get what they ordered — but surprisingly, it seems few patrons are complaining. That's because waiters at the eatery, which is called 'The Restaurant of Order Mistakes', all have dem

Saturday, June 17, 2017

  • [Video] How This Duck Got a New Lease on Life
    Buttercup, a duck that has gone viral, was born with a deformed left foot. Today Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry share this video as their ZenHeadlines. The duck had to eventually have his foot amputated. However, that isn't stopping him. Buttercup's new owners have begun 3-D printing feet for him to use.