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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.

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 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. 

Friday, June 16, 2017

  • Student Arrested for Stealing Claims to be studying Kleptomania
    Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry discuss the Wyoming college student who told officers she was working on a term paper on kleptomania after she was allegedly caught shoplifting at Walmart with nearly $1,900 worth of merchandise.   Plus, a #zenheadlines that is creepy and cool all at once.  Two Parisian teens were found after being lost for 2 days in the Catacombs where dogs finally found the two teens cold and desperate to get back home.  Learn a little something about the catacombs.    
  • Woman Attacked by Wild Raccoon, What Happened Next is Awesome
    Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry talk about Rachel Borch, of Hope Maine she was running in woods near her home June 2 when she saw the raccoon charging with its teeth bared. She says she knew the animal was going to bite her, so she held out her hands so it would bite her there. The 21-year-old says she then noticed a puddle in a nearby swampy area. She ran over with the rabid animal still biting down on her thumb and held its head underwater until it drowned.  

Thursday, June 15, 2017

  • [Video] Jerry Seinfeld Tries To Defend His Ke$ha Hug Diss
    Today Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry share their opinion on the drama that unfolded between Jerry Seinfeld and pop artist Ke$ha. The comic talked to "Extra's" AJ Calloway about his awkward exchange with the singer in which he denied her a hug. A video of the encounter made headlines and went viral earlier this week. Ethan and Alex almost go to blows on the disagreement.  

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

  • Family Sacrifices Mini Van To The Mountain Gods
    Adam Carson took his family on their first camping trip.  They chose Tibble Fork Reservoir in American Fork Canyon. Maybe they should have gone somewhere else.  15 minutes after arrival, a tree fell and crushed their car. Everyone is okay and they're laughing it off, but we suspect they're carefully watching all trees from now on.    
  • old man robs bank- free library
    Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry fight about the fate of a remorseful 71-year-old man who robbed a Kansas City, Kan., bank last September and told police he hoped to land in prison to escape his wife . He claims heart surgery had left him depressed and unlike himself when he committed the crime. Though Lawrence John Ripple pleaded guilty to bank robbery in January and could have spent up to 37 months in prison, his attorney and federal prosecutors asked a U.S. District Court judge for leniency. And a #zenheadlines segment perfect for you bookworks out there... A Colombian garbage collector gathered more than 20,000 discarded books and created a free library in the country’s capital over his years of collecting garbage in the city.  Jose Alberto Gutierrez of Bogota started collecting the

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

  • Woman Holds Drive-Thru Hostage for Free Nuggets
    Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry are on the case in Central Texas where Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said Monday a woman wanted chicken nuggets given to her for free because of the delay in her order. The woman was parked in the drive-thru lane at McDonald's, refusing to budge and being confrontational with employees, as vehicles lined up behind her.  Judge Kirry levels a ruling.   And an artistic theme to #zenheadlines today when Agnes Gund, famous art collector, had sold her prized 1962 Roy Lichtenstein “Masterpiece” for a whopping $150 million, placing it among the 15 highest known prices ever paid for an artwork. Ms. Gund is confirming that sale now, revealing that she parted with the painting (for what was actually $165 million, including fees) for a specific purpose: to