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Nightside Project

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

Saturday, December 10, 2016

  • The Scientifically Proven Best Gifts to Give
    In this bonus edition of the Nightside Project, Christmas gifts just got easier as Ethan rolls out the most effective presents to give for people to love you.  Spoiler alert, Ethan Millard still won't get Alex Kirry anything for Christmas.  Plus, a reboot of Ducktales the TV show is sending millennials into a frenzy.  

Friday, December 9, 2016

  • We Won The Cold War! Moscow Ballet Stuck In Wyoming!
    Moscow Ballet is frozen out... So is McDonalds McRib! Santa Clarita woman known as McRib Girl (aka Xanthe Pajarilla) asks City Council to intervene and get McRib back to their city.  We listen to her statements... she makes some great points! We did it!  The Moscow Ballet was stuck in Wyoming this week because of the cold.  They had to cancel a performance in Colorado... We won the Cold War!  Wyoming hit -32 and Moscow City only managed a measly -18! Plus we celebrate the continued success of Kim Jong Un, the Shining Light of all Korea And Ephrata Pennsylvania enjoys the services of a black cat with surprising crime fighting skills
  • Why Millennials Ruined Uber & A Ghostbusters Firehouse Romance
    Uber wants the flirting to stop and the Ghostbusters firehouse finds romance. A pretty cool story from Lisa L. Colangelo @NYDNcolangelo and Reuven Blau @ReuvenBlau of New York Daily News about a couple that flew to New York City from England so they could be engaged at the Ghostbusters Firehouse Hook & Ladder 8. Plus we talk about Uber's new rules against flirting with the driver.  Nightside Project co-host Alex Kirry talks about how he ended up hating being an Uber driver because millennials were always talking down to him.   
  • DIY Starship Enterprise & The Speed That Voids Your Helmet
    Be Captain Kirk in the Elvis impersonator- built Starship Enterprise! We talk about the pretty cool story from Charley Locke @Charley_Locke at Wired.  She profiles an Elvis impersonator that built his own full scale interior of the Enterprise then used it to shoot fan films. His name is James Cawley. Also, a man in Africa was thought to have been killed in a motorcycle but when he was pulled out of the cooler for his family to identify, they found he was alive! He's pretty lucky because with a lot of motorcycle accidents, there's nothing anyone can do for you, helmet or not.  That observation pretty much killed the Zen Headline

Thursday, December 8, 2016

  • The Country Where Hand- Fart Noises Win Awards
    Finland's version of America's Got Talent picked their winner... A guy who did a rendition of John Lennon's "Happy Christmas War Is Over" by making fart noises with his hands.  His name is Antton Puonti and he's the winner of Talent Suomi. Alex tries hand farting. Spoiler Alert: He's actually terrible at it. Special thanks to Twitter user @ajparty74 for sending us this story for #ZenHeadlines! 
  • Utah Is Actually A Terrilbe Place For Christmas
    A great story featured in Huffington Post about a mom in Manchester England who's craft fair product totally bombed. When Figen Murray @FigenMurray didn't sell a thing at a craft fair, her son Martyn Hett @martynhett took to twitter, encouraging people to support her small business and scrolling through her online shop you can see it's all now sold out.  What a good son.  We found this story thanks to Elyse Wanshel @elysewanshel at Huffington Post Alex was up half the night with a sick kid and shares what he found at 4am: Fake phone calls between Donald Trump and President Barack Obama.  It's courtesy of Conan O'Brien.   We talk about the disaster waiting for Downtown Salt Lake City tonight as several major events will take place (maybe during a snowstorm) We have evidence that Utah is
  • When To Just Cancel Your Kid's Party
    A special Zen Headlines edition of the show, share your #zenheadlines with us @ethanmillardksl @alexkirryksl A girl has over a million people rsvp to her Quniceanera party, and the thief squirrel that almost ruined Christmas

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

  • Mugshsot Macaw and How to Avoid Jury Duty During the Holidays
    Law enforcement officials don't get enough credit and in this case, their ability to let a man take a picture with his macaw proved to be a life saver for the bird and a lifeline for the man who was arrested.  Plus, bird on a shoulder for a mugshot?  Internet gold!  Plus, avoiding jury duty is tough to do and when they threaten a summons during the holiday season, it can really put a damper on your Christmas plans.  Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry talk about "bird" the Macaw, and how to get out of jury duty, if that is not your thing. 
  • Bonus: Family Demands City Santa Firing for Fat Shaming Their Child
    A Santa employed by Forest City, NC is under fire but not fired after a 9-year-old boy and his family say jolly old saint nick told him to "Lay off the burgers and french fries".  This child is considerably overweight but Santa needs to take his self loathing somewhere else.  Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard discuss their experience as kids of others pointing out weight issues and how it effects the psyche of a young kid.   
  • Scammer Tries to Get Alex on KSL.com
    A man finds class ring after 40 years of heart-break and Alex Kirry tells Ethan Millard about how a scammer is trying to get a hold of his pocket book during the holidays.  It provides for a comical way to deal with these very real scammers who are looking to steal your identity and a couple of bucks before the holidays.  The items he listed for sale on ksl classifieds. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

  • Ethan Didn't Go to Alex's Christmas Party, Now its Awkward
    The day after Ethan Millard and his family skip out on Alex Kirry's Christmas Party, Ethan has the guts to roll out that "Christmas celebrations aren't getting the respect they deserve" in a selfish round of pretending he's appalled at the war on Christmas.  One town's Democrat Mayor shuts down celebration of the season because of the warmer weather.  Probably hates religion too.  The Hall of Presidents was statues are for sale from Gettysburg Museum that is shutting down.  
  • Rehab for People Who Won't "Grow Up" and The Big Lebowski
    A one-of-a-kind rehab center in Illinois focuses on adults aged 18-28 growing up and facing adult situations like jobs, housing, etc while cutting the financial ties with Mom and Dad.  Specifically, growing up and using the college education that someone else paid for, whether mom and dad or the government.  Also, one man shares his deathly fear of buttons.  Its a real thing.  
  • BONUS: Ethan Gives Character Witness for Alex to Take Firearms Training Class
    Unfortunately, Alex Kirry's background check and credentials for his firearms training course rests on a character witness statement that he chose Ethan Millard to fill out and they record the whole thing.  Excederin use might be an issue for Alex.   

Monday, December 5, 2016

  • What is the Best Christmas Song of All Time?
    Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry hold the guys at KSL.com accountable for actually letting Christmas Shoes in the Poll but for the guys its a mere formality in crowing Nat King Cole's "The Christmas Song" the winner as it probably should be.  David Bowie and Bing Crosby will make a fuss I'm sure but the jerks from Band-Aid can stifle the guilt this year. 
  • When Twitter Does The Work For Us
    Today, we did an entire episode with some of the things passed along to us on Twitter. First, thank you to @jonnybsox for his kind words about the interview we did with Jon Carter of 103.5 The Arrow From @accarrino we got a story explaining how chimpanzees recognize each other by their butts And @fredmertz624 shared how a previous generation of Americans hung their small children outside windows in cages A cool story from @techniciannick explains how a group of 17 year old Australians beat Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli at his own game And @heathwadds gave us the Donald Trump hat ornament.