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Nightside Project

End your commute happy with Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry from The Nightside Project. Each episode features a feel-good #ZenHeadlines story submitted by the audience.
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Jun 18, 2018

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry, In a bid to understand both sides of the debate on use of electric shock collars on dogs, talk about Ethan's decision to use the collars on his terrible barking dogs who wake up neighbors and ruin sleep around the neighborhood with their uncontrollable barking.  Ethan seems to be fine with it but what does the American Veterinary Association say about them?  Ethan doesn't really care, Judy and Jack and are going to get the shocks.  

Jun 16, 2018

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry discuss the exciting news this week of the USA, Mexico and Canada landing the co-hosting responsibilities of the World Cup in 2026.  Denver is mentioned among the 24 other cities vying for a shot to host matches but Ethan argues with Alex that Salt Lake City is much more of a qualified host city for such a big event.  Turning everyone on the Mile-High city so that FIFA can realize how big of a soccer town Salt Lake City and the State of Utah is.  Alex isn't so sure.   

Jun 15, 2018

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry hit the airwaves as they do every Friday Morning with Brian Martin and Amanda Dickson on KSL Newsradio to play News Masters of the Universe.  This week, the topics range from the Congressional Baseball game, Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un and North Korea to Father's Day Spending habits of Americans.  Do you have what it takes to Master the News with Ethan and Alex?  

Jun 15, 2018

Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard talk about the latest local news report out of Kansas City that had them a bit disturbed.  Two deer died Sunday night after jumping from above Trader Joe’s at Ward Parkway Shopping Center in the Kansas City Suburbs.Witnesses described the area as the roof of the store, but a spokesman for the center said it was the catwalk above the store. According to police, someone came out of a door where the deer were located and likely startled them. 

Jun 14, 2018

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry deliver a video #zenheadlines story when Sportsmanship stole the show during a Minnesota high school baseball game last week. Pitcher Ty Koehn struck out his childhood friend, Jack Kocon, who was playing for the opposing team. The pitch won the game for Koehn's Mounds View High School team and his fellow players ran onto the field to celebrate the win.  But instead of joining the party, Koehn walked in the opposite direction, towards Kocon, and gave him a big hug. 

Jun 13, 2018

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry tackle this story...Do you know what Mitt Romney’s favorite meat is? How about his second favorite meat?  He's just a regular old American when it comes to meat. Romney revealed his mystery meat passions in a piece on his Senate run in the Washington Examiner.  Romney — who had an estimated net worth of $250 million during the 2012 presidential race — clearly wanted to show that he’s a man of the people with a casual and completely natural aside, he loves Hot Dogs and Burgers.  Plus, the zenheadlines story of a Polish Sheep Dog who nursed an abandoned bunny back to health in his backyard in Poland and has been raising the bunny like one of her own pups.  

Jun 12, 2018

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry are facinated by one aspect of the metting between US President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un.  He's staying in one of the world's finest five star hotels, but Kim Jong Un still brought a toilet with him to Singapore. Kim does so because according to one North Korean military defector, the leader's "excretions contain information about his health status so they can’t be left behind."  Defector, not defecator.  Plus, Dominos Pizza is Paving roads in some towns this summer. who won't pay to have them filled because they want to pave the way for their pizza delivery drivers.  

Jun 11, 2018

Ethan is joined by guest host Chris Holifield of the I Am Salt Lake podcast.

They talk about the Air Force officer who went missing 35 years ago.

William Howard Hughes Jr. was discovered living as Barry O'Beirne in California.  He might go to prison for desertion.  He had a lot of access to top secret stuff, so there was some worry he had defected to the Soviet Union.

The #ZenHeadlines story for this episode is about Anthony Bourdain.

This story was relayed on Twitter by Evan Benn, Editor in Chief of Miami Herald.

When on a book tour, he was approached by a small boy named Evan Pina White who was suffering from cancer.  Evan asked for Anthony to give him a recommendation of a country to go and visit when he was in remission.  Bourdain recommended Spain then quietly worked behind the scenes to make sure it happened.

What a guy.

Jun 8, 2018

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry talk about the creepy photo of a poster with directions for what kindergartners should do in the event of a lockdown drill — written to the tune of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” — is going viral online.  Georgy Cohen told The Boston Globe she shared the photo on Twitter after coming across the “jarring” poster in her 5-year-old daughter’s classroom at Somerville Public School in Massachusetts.  Plus, zenheadlines brings us a story of a road in Maine that has been closed due to the amount of caterpillar guts on the road.  

Jun 7, 2018

In a rare moment of making fun of current politics, Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry couldn't get enough of the latest Scott Pruitt (EPA head) Mattress sale allegations and had to make a fake commercial for themselves.  Plus, the audio of Pruitt responding to questions of whether or not he used his office to try to help his wife get a “business opportunity” with Chick-fil-A, while a close aide abruptly resigned amid new ethics allegations against her boss.  

Jun 6, 2018

Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard start the show up today with Ethan regaling us with a story of him hiking with his son and his friends in the Boy Scout troop near him up into the Wasatch Mountain range where they found a nice Samsung phone in the latrine and had to decide how they were going to return it to the owner.  Plus, a zenheadlines story of a girl who got her teddy bear back but this was no ordinary teddy... 

Jun 6, 2018

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry watch a video of Brooke Walker on KSL TV's Studio 5 as she indulges in the Sweet treat of some popcorn that is also a protein boost.  Then things get a little weird for the guys who end up stuck inside the video commentary and are unable to get out.  If you have a Studio 5 recipe that you want them to review, go ahead and give them an email.  nightside@ksl.com also, PLEASE HELP THEM, THEY ARE STUCK INSIDE THE TV at KSL BROADCAST HOUSE!! 

Jun 5, 2018

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry talk about some breaking news regarding the Miss America Pageant. The beauty pageant is scrapping its swimwear segment and will no longer judge competitors on physical appearance.  The evening gown section is also being axed, with contestants asked to wear something that makes them feel good and expresses their personal style instead.  Plus, a zenheadlines story of a boy suing a restaurant for age discrimination.  

Jun 5, 2018

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry from the Nightside Project discuss this story where a newspaper in Ohio reports 44-year-old Robin Garlock received wounds to both shoulders while trying to retrieve a handgun he'd hidden inside the broiler unit of his oven. Police say Garlock put the gun in the broiler because children were coming over. His girlfriend, unaware of the gun's presence, turned on the oven Sunday to bake. Plus, A Zenheadlines story of a police woman saving an abandoned newborn in India by breastfeeding the child while she was on-duty.  

Jun 4, 2018

An Emu known as "The Bird" has once again escaped his captors in Maine.  Police, animal control officers, and volunteers searched Lisbon, Maine for the bird and eventually found him

The Philadelphia Zoo lost four peacocks who were found wandering along a highway.  One was dead and two were recovered.  The fourth is still missing.

We also had a great Zen Headline #zenheadlines

Jun 2, 2018

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry tackle and Animal Kingdom case where two lions, two tigers, a jaguar and a bear were found to be missing from their enclosures in a zoo in western Germany on Friday, prompting an all-hands search effort from the police, the fire brigade and a team of veterinarians.  Then a local broadcaster (mistakenly) reported that some of the big cats might have slipped from the 74-acre compound of the Eifel Zoo. Residents in surrounding areas were told to stay indoors until all animals were accounted for.  Plus, Ethan discusses the time he actually ate bear meat.  And a #zenheadlines story BYU Football fans can get on board with as they Jimmered a poll that allowed Steve Young to beat out Willie Mays as All-Time best San Francisco Bay area pro athlete.  

Jun 1, 2018

When is National Donut Day 2018? You’re in luck—it’s today, Friday, June 1. Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry have some tips for you, though, before you go out and treat yourself to free, but terrible donuts.  First, some history. National Donut Day—first created by the Salvation Army before World War II—is loaded with free donut deals from coast to coast.  Is it Donut or Doughnut?  Who cares?  Plus, With Doug Wright's retirement from KSL Ethan and Alex share Doug Moments and facts.  

May 30, 2018

Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard talk about the terrible world we live in using Roseanne as a jumping off point.  In a now-deleted tweetstorm, Roseanne Barr blamed her racist tweet on her use of Ambien — and the drug’s manufacturer is not happy.

The actress, 65, caused the cancellation of her eponymous show after she posted a racist tweet on Monday night about former Barack Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett. She came back early Wednesday morning to apologize, and said the Ambien — a sedative often used for insomnia — is what led to the offensive tweet.

May 30, 2018

Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard finally get to talk about Joshua Holt, who was arrested in 2016, and landed in Salt Lake City on Monday to a crowd holding signs saying: "We never gave up" and "Let Freedom Ring".  Mr Holt and his Venezuelan wife, Thamy Caleno, were greeted by his grandmother and seven-year-old daughter.  The couple returned to the US on 27 May and met President Donald Trump.  Plus, Ethan has a new camping life-hack to improve the old Hobo Dinners when camping.  Hint, its just Trader Joes.  

 

May 29, 2018

Jaywalking the 600 South off ramp on I-15.  That's how people get killed.

Ethan witnessed that just this morning.  A homeless guy on a bike stopped traffic to cross.  It was crazy.

Ethan and Alex also cover a Zen Headline, a PSA for residents of Hawaii.

With the volcano erupting all over the place, the USGS is asking residents to stop roasting marshmallows over the lava.  It's dangerous and the vents emit dangerous gasses.

 

May 28, 2018

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry sit down to watch a trailer for a new TV show.  Fast And Furious director Justin Lin has directed a pilot for a reboot of Magnum P.I.and the trailer looks, uh, very destructive.

It seems like everybody and their mother has some sort of fond associations with the original Magnum P.I. show so I doubt I need to explain the backstory, but basically, it was a series in the ’80s starring a mustache’d Tom Selleck who was a private investigator named Thomas Magnum (title make sense now?) cruising around Hawaii in a Ferrari 308 looking good, making witty quips and ostensibly solving mysteries.  Will Ethan’s love for Thomas Magnum be ruined?  

May 26, 2018

A Portland, Oregon, couple says their Amazon Echo recorded one of their private conversations and emailed the audio to a random contact more than 170 miles away in Seattle, according to a report.

A woman named Danielle told KIRO7 exclusively that she and her husband wired every room in their home with Amazon devices, relying on Alexa to control the home’s security system, heat and lights. But Danielle said the system did more than that about two weeks ago, when the couple got a shocking phone call that their conversation was sent to a friend, unknown to them.  

May 26, 2018

Can you beat Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry when it comes to their weekly newsquiz on NewsMasters of the Universe on KSL Newsradio with Brian and Amanda and Utah's Morning News?  From topics ranging from the Royal Wedding, the Sugarhouse Fireworks show being cancelled or the value of BitCoin, Who will win the Megaplex Gift Card to go to the opening of 'Solo' this weekend? 

May 25, 2018

As dozens of families peacefully protested with thousands others across the country on Saturday, at least one person passed by the crowds in Steamboat Springs “rolling coal.”  The people who were rolling coal were found after pictures nabbed them.  Utah and Colorado Laws now make it illegal to roll coal but people are still doing it.  

Detergent Scientists Say not to rinse plates before cleaning.  

Many swear by rinsing off excess food before loading the machine to avoid rewashing a dish after it's gone through the dishwasher and is left crusted with food remnants — but it turns out they might be going about it all wrong.

"Believe it or not, it's actually more beneficial to not rinse your dishes before putting them into the dishwasher," Morgan Brashear, Cascade scientist with Procter & Gamble 

May 24, 2018

Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard discuss Fortnite – the open-world, co-op survival video game – may eventually be a footnote within baseball’s zeitgeist. Right now, however, it has a hold on the game that stretches from college dorms to the basements of minor league host families, to the clubhouses and private jets and luxury hotel rooms of the major leagues.  Everyone agrees they could probably play it less and baseball more.   Plus, a zenheadlines story update of the poop train that has been in the train yards of Parrish, Alabama containing the fecal sludge from New York.  They have finally gotten the stink out of there.   

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