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Nightside Project

End your commute happy with Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry from The Nightside Project. The Nightside Project covers politics and news of the day with comic flair and even a little satire. Plus each episode ends with a feel-good #ZenHeadlines story submitted by the audience.
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Apr 21, 2018

Some passengers aboard Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 received a $5,000 check after a deadly engine failure that led to an emergency landing in Philadelphia.  The jet's engine failed Tuesday about 20 minutes into its flight from New York City to Dallas leading to a woman's death.  Plus, a #zenheadline Willy Wonka would be jealous of...Imagine eating a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup only to discover that there is no peanut butter inside. This is exactly what happened to Reddit user alexbchillin. But after his story went viral on Reddit, Reese's made it up to him by sending dozens of boxes of free candy. 

Apr 20, 2018

Ethan MIllard and Alex Kirry welcome KSL Newsradio star Amanda Dickson who has written a murder-mystery novel "A Gentle Thief" that is now available as a podcast in audio form.  Check it out.  Plus, today's #Zenheadlines featuring  

Police in Louisiana who say a woman came home to discover a naked stranger in her tub, eating her Cheetos while taking a bath.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that a responding officer found “a full tub of water and a plate of food along with half-eaten Cheetos belonging to the victim on the toilet next to the tub.”

Apr 20, 2018

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry are back with another NewsMasters of the Universe with Utah's Morning News on KSL Newsradio. From Walmart, Amazon, Disneyland and James Comey, to American's Trillions in Debt, Brian Martin and Amanda Dickson give Ethan and Alex the chance to win Salt Lake Bees Tickets for some of their listeners.     

Apr 19, 2018

Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard start off the episode today with Crisella Herzog, the co-Founder of the Utah Podcast Summit, June 2 of this year here in Salt Lake City, where Ethan and Alex will emcee the even where you can learn about podcasting, monetizing your existing podcast, production, marketing and just plain 'ol making your podcasting dreams a reality.  Crisella plays an old school Nightside Project game of Russia or Idaho to kick things off as they also discuss what words they can and can't say on stage at the Summit.  Plus a zenheadlines story of a family who has welcomed their 14th child into the world, and 14th boy! 

Apr 18, 2018

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry talk about a Florida man that said the letter “o” from a Hooters sign blew off the wall and landed on his foot, leaving him with injuries, but surveillance video said otherwise.

WFLA reports John Bradley Kane of St. Petersburg was arrested for insurance fraud Friday. Deputies said he lied to investigators about an incident that never happened outside a Hooters restaurant to get money or free food.  Plus, Two New Hampshire men are trying to spread some positivity in Nashua with their feel-good signs, part of the zenheadlines of the day.

Apr 17, 2018

Former BYU and NFL Defensive Lineman and Host of the Rivals Podcast Jason Buck talks to Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry about the things he fears the most with his NFL career and the hits he took as a D-lineman over the years.  Plus, Buck talks a little (a lot) of trash on Quarterbacks who represent the pretty boys of the game.  Plus, a zenhealine from a bunch of joksters, A WiFi network dubbed "remote detonator" prompted a mass evacuation at Planet Fitness in Michigan on Sunday and caused the gym to close for several hours, according to authorities.

Apr 17, 2018

Ethan Millard faces off against KSL NewsRadio's Mary Richards, a professed Jazz know-it-all and a ringer against the futile quiz efforts of Millard who, while he grew up less than a mile from the Jazz home arena, can't remember who Jeff Hornacek is.  From John Stockton and Karl Malone to the capacity of Vivant Smart home arena and Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder's chances against our Jazz, can you beat this quiz?  

Apr 12, 2018

The Utah Jazz use #TakeNote as their official Twitter hashtag.  It's all wrong.  It has a pun, there's no branding information, and it's common enough that other unrelated people use it.

Here is a full list of the NBA team hashtags:

 

  • Atlanta Hawks: #TruetoAtlanta
  • Boston Celtics: #Celtics
  • Brooklyn Nets: #BrooklynGrit
  • Charlotte Hornets: #BuzzCity
  • Chicago Bulls: #BullsNation
  • Cleveland Cavaliers: #DefendTheLand
  • Dallas Mavericks: #MFFL
  • Denver Nuggets: #MileHighBasketball
  • Detroit Pistons: #DetroitBasketball
  • Golden State Warriors: #DubNation
  • Houston Rockets: #Rockets50
  • Indiana Pacers: #GoPacers
  • LA Clippers: #ItTakesEverything
  • Los Angeles Lakers: #LakeShow
  • Memphis Grizzlies: #GrindCity
  • Miami Heat: #HEATIsOn
  • Milwaukee Bucks: #OwnTheFuture
  • Minnesota Timberwolves: #PowerOfThePack
  • New Orleans Pelicans: #Pelicans
  • New York Knicks: #Knicks
  • Oklahoma City Thunder: #ThunderUp
  • Orlando Magic: #LetsGoMagic
  • Philadelphia 76ers: #MADEinPHILA
  • Phoenix Suns: #WeArePHX
  • Portland Trail Blazers: #RipCity
  • Sacramento Kings: #SacramentoProud
  • San Antonio Spurs: #GoSpursGo
  • Toronto Raptors: #WeTheNorth
  • Utah Jazz: #TakeNote
  • Washington Wizards: #DCFamily
Apr 11, 2018

 So how did Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg handle hours of grilling from lawmakers Tuesday? A big, fat cushion.

The cushion, which many on social media have jokingly referred to as a "booster seat," was spotted on Zuckerberg's chair while he testified on Capitol Hill. He answered questions from the Senate Judiciary and Commerce, Science and Transportation committees on how Facebook plans to secure users' data following the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

In a statement, Facebook said the cushion was provided by the committee as part of standard protocol. Sure.

Apr 11, 2018

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry talk about their marriages and the little things that make it work with their very patient wives.  The "mummified" remains of a monkey have been discovered by workers redeveloping a former department store in the US state of Minnesota. The dead creature was found in the ceiling of the old Dayton Department Store building in Minneapolis.  

 

Apr 10, 2018

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry go after this Canadian Provincial police squad for a crazy ticket. A Montreal mom was left confused after an officer wrote her a $169 ticket for driving in the HOV lane with her daughter. The officer claimed the nine-year-old passenger needed a driver’s licence.

Stéphanie Émond was driving in the Sources Boulevard carpool lane last week when the officer pulled her over. The lane is reserved for buses, taxis and cars carrying two or more people, as the roadside sign indicated, so Émond was puzzled. Even more so when she received the pricey ticket.

Apr 10, 2018

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry chat today about Ethan's recent trip to Stansbury Island where he had to avoid being shot. 

University of Florida President Kent Fuchs sent out a decree on April Fools to forgive parking fines for students at his University.   The “Food for Fines” program will apply for all unpaid parking citations issued by the UF Office of Transportation and Parking over the past year.The program works like this: Any person with an unpaid parking ticket needs to donate five food items or other supplies listed on the Field and Fork Pantry’s wish list to the Parking Services office.

Apr 9, 2018

Cucina restaurant owner Dean Pierose joins Nightside Project host Alex Kirry for the newest Nightside game Would You Eat That? Alex picks out several less than appetizing sounding dishes like century eggs, chitlins, and balut, plus a few others. Some of these dishes may make you question how bad a McDonald's burger really is. So go ahead, play along with Alex and Dean on Would You Eat That? and let them know on facebook and twitter if you'd eat it, or if there's no chance you'd even touch it.

Finish your day happy with the Nightside Project. The Nightside Project is part of KSL NewsRadio and is hosted by Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard. KSL News Radio is part of Bonneville Media and based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Don’t forget to review and subscribe to the Nightside Project podcast on iTunes. And follow Alex and Ethan on Twitter @kslnightside or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NightsideProject/

Apr 7, 2018

Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard prepare for an upcoming interview with Cucina owner Dean Pierose where they will run past him some of the crazy food items from around the world and what he will and will not eat.  From Balut in the Philippines, the Century Egg in China, Maggot Cheese out of Italy and Rotten Shark from Iceland, what won't he try as a world traveler? Plus, a #zenheadlines story of a woman who donated $1M to the National Parks in Washington State after her death because she loved them so much.  

Apr 6, 2018

An iconic natural arch near Moab, Utah, was vandalized last week, and photographs widely shared on social media have brought an Idaho Falls family and its business under scrutiny for the incident.

Pictures of Ryan Andersen, owner of Andersen Hitches, and his wife Jennifer, along with three children whose faces were obscured, posing in front of graffiti scratched into the Corona arch have been shared widely on a host of social media platforms. Sites reviewing Andersen’s company have been slammed with comments accusing the owners of vandalizing the arch and calling for boycotts.

Apr 6, 2018

Ethan Millard doesn't get even one question right as Alex Kirry cruises to an easy NewsMasters of the Universe quiz on Utah's Morning News with Brian Martin and Amanda Dickson.  From Villanova's National Championship run, to Bed Bath and Beyond honoring Toys R Us, and Dunkin Donuts offering Donut Fries, witness the spectacle of an Ethan shutout.  Can you do better than he did? 

Apr 6, 2018

Of course you don't.  But Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry talk about the current marketing strategy of McDonald's in their battle for Fast food supremacy over Wendy's and Burger King.  While fresh beef has been in the works for years, it comes at a time when fast food restaurants are battling for consumers' attention and their wallets. Dollar menus, quirky, limited-time menu items and beverage discounts have all been launched in an effort to woo diners.  McDonald's fresh beef launch has been in the works for more than 4 years, helped along by Joe Jasper, who has been with the company for more than 40 years. Jasper owns 20 McDonald's locations in the Fort Worth area of Texas and was the very first franchisee to test out fresh beef.   

Apr 5, 2018

Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard talk about a #zenheadlines story of a pizza deliveryman's customer service that was on fire. Literally.

Donatos Pizza driver Ralph Letner tells WDRB-TV in Kentucky that he was delivering a pizza to a mobile home park in Somerset when he saw a home on fire. Letner says he jumped out of his car and raced into the home to shut off the breaker. He found the homeowner and one other person inside.  Plus, way too much time spent on Duck stories... 

Apr 4, 2018

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry investigate for themselves as police investigate reports of "zombie-like" raccoons in northeast Ohio, Cook County experts say such sightings are also unusually high in northern Illinois. 

The animals are believed to be suffering from a viral disease known as distemper.

Plus, how long will your marriage last?  Ethan and Alex will help you find out.  

The Valley News Dispatch reported 69-year-old Larry Spiering and 61-year-old Becky Smith married Sunday at the Community Supermarket in Lower Burrell, where they met 10 years ago.

Smith said she was working at the supermarket when Spiering walked up and gave her a piece of paper with his name and phone number on it. She said it was only fitting that they married in the aisle where they met.

The couple said they picked April 1, which was Easter Sunday, because it was close to two other important dates: Spiering celebrates his birthday on April 2, Smith on April 3.

Apr 4, 2018

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry discuss the new measure put forward by Utah's Senate this past legislative session to replace the Philo Farnsworth statue at the U.S. Capitol with Martha Hughes Cannon, in solidarity for Utah women's history.    Changes made in the House to SCR1, the resolution calling for the switch, were approved 21-7 by the Senate on Thursday without debate. The resolution now goes to Gov. Gary Herbert for his action.  Plus, a town in Alabama finally gets their poop problem taken care of...#zenheadlines.  

 

Apr 3, 2018

In this episode we watch a segment of Studio 5 with Brook Walker on KSL TV.  Her guest is Betheny Tomseth, who is an expert at decorating with donuts.

They use donuts to build a large wedding cake.  It looks amazing.  They use a glaze made of powdered sugar and Betheny shares the secret to creating color swirls on the donut glaze.

She uses baked donuts, but Ethan strongly feels like all donuts should be fried.  That's best.

It's a great recipe, and Betheny demonstrates how to pipe the dough into donut baking tins and everything else.

Apr 3, 2018

Alex Kirry's 10 month old son ate a lego that one of his other sons left on the floor and after realizing that the head of one of the lego men was gone, it was recovered later in a diaper, call social services! Plus #zenheadlines features a man who was evacuated during fires in 2016 but had to take up two seats on the transport for being so overweight, that incident led him to change his life, find out how much he lost...

Apr 3, 2018

Pancake Peeps are a thing. Peeps Pancakes & Syrup are the perfect breakfast version of the sugary treat. Just Born doesn’t shy away from straight up suggesting that that’s the case. “Whether you enjoy them for breakfast or as a special treat any time of the day, Peeps Pancakes & Syrup flavored marshmallow chicks are a delicious, one-of-a-kind taste sensation that you won't want to miss,” the official Peeps website states.  Ethan Millard decides hes too good for the treat that Alex Kirry offered up.  Plus, #zenheadlines takes a fun turn with the guys back from Spring Break.   A forgotten painting found in an Iowa man's closet turned out to be the work of 16th-century Dutch master Otto van Veen, and likely worth more than $4 million

Mar 27, 2018

Florida cat has been reunited with its owner, 14 years after Hurricane Jeanne tore them apart.   Retired K9 officer, Perry Martin, from Fort Pierce, lost his orange tabby - Thomas Jr., or T2 for short - during the carnage of 2004's Hurricane Jeanne.  Then, Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry dive into the psychology of Ethan's hate/hate relationship with his dogs.  We wish he loved his kids enough to show their puppies some love.  

Mar 26, 2018

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry tackle a Nightside Nightcourt issue from up in Idaho.

Last month, two BYU-Idaho students were charged with stealing boots from vehicles and depositing them at the St. Anthony sand dunes, according to police records.

Rexburg police originally responded to the complaint of a stolen car boot on Friday, Feb. 22. The student accused of the theft denied the claim but led police to the individual responsible. The suspect admitted to removing numerous boots over the course of a few months.

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