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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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Aug 15, 2017

Today's 'Zen Headline' is the recent story of a miniature poodle who was saved by a pit bull and now the two have become inseparable best friends. Except, Ethan has a hot take on the lifesaving procedure.

Aug 11, 2017

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry are usually all for new technology but Popular selfie platform FaceApp pulled several new racially themed filters from its app shortly after introducing them due to a slew of backlash.  This isn't the good new tech.  But it is pretty funny to laugh at these filters trying to handle President Donald Trump.  Plus a zenheadlines story out of Japan, Wendy's is introducing a burger that is the Burger patties for buns.  Amazing. 

Aug 11, 2017

We're back with another video episode today and we're discussion the backlash surrounding FaceApp for it's latest update, introducing 'Ethnicity' filters. 

Aug 11, 2017

A few days ago, a mysterious and seemingly driverless car was spotted driving around the streets of Washington DC, which sparked many viral videos that confused everyone involved except one person, the driver of the driverless car...

Aug 11, 2017

Wendy's Japan has recently added a new menu item that's definitely going to appeal to meat-eaters everywhere! The new “Wild Rock,” released from the fast food burger chain has decided to break the wheel by completely changing the way we look at burgers by ditching the bun for TWO meat patties!

Aug 11, 2017

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry start the show talking about what appeared to be a fully-autonomous van being testing without a driver inside on the streets of Arlington, Virginia last week. It caused quite a controversy but as NBC Washington discovered the truth isn't quite that futuristic—although it is a whole lot weirder.  Plus a #zenheadlines story of a dog saving another dog's life as Tank the Pitbull saves a poodle.  Millard isn't impressed. 

Aug 10, 2017

Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard start things off discussing the recent Solar Eclipse and the whether or not said eclipse will be the beginning of paranormal activity in South Carolina.  Apparently, the South Carolina Emergency Actions Dept. tweeted out that they urge people to report any sightings to them.  Lizardman and Bigfoot are very real in these parts.  And #zenheadlines brings celebrity Chef Anne Burrell will be whipping up Cheetos-based creations for a pop up restaurant in New York.  Tasty.  

Aug 10, 2017

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry start out the show raving about this new program where New Yorkers with outstanding warrants received a fresh start this week.  The Manhattan district attorney's office hosted its "clean slate" warrant forgiveness event where more than 500,000 people could have outstanding summonses erased.  A #zenheadlines story where thousands of tombstone pizzas were on the road after a crash in Arkansas.  The driver and motorists are all okay.  Are the pizzas free game for consumption? 

Aug 9, 2017

Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard discuss a police department in South Carolina who issued a warning to residents after there was an alleged Bigfoot sighting in a nearby county: Don't Shoot Bigfoot!  A group that investigates Bigfoot sightings, called Bigfoot 911, reported seeing “a large bipedal animal covered in hair” in McDowell County Friday night. Plus a #zenheadlines story of a burglar who was caught because he forgot to flush.  

 

Aug 9, 2017

Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard chat about a new study saying women that averaged 60 hours per week or more over three decades were found to triple the risk of diabetes, cancer, heart trouble and arthritis, according to new research from The Ohio State University.  Men are apparently better off, health wise, if they work longer hours.  

Aug 8, 2017

Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard discuss the curious case of the coroner's office in Olympia Washington that is really embarrassed after a dead body rolled out of one of their vans and was found by shocked members of the public.  Also, #zenheadlines brings us the story of a man who swims down the river with a dry back attached to himself full of his clothing.  He swims to his office, gets dressed and starts his day.  Swim commutes need to happen more. 

Aug 8, 2017

Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard laugh together after Summit County officials apologized for a particularly controversial rendition of the National Anthem at the county fair's annual demolition derby held over the weekend.  Listen to it here.  The off-key performance caused many to wonder whether the performer was completely sober, though others have speculated that she may not have been able to hear properly.  

 

 

Aug 7, 2017

25 year old Alex Sperber has been charged with bank robbery in Florida.  He robbed a bank, then took off all his clothes and threw the money as he ran down the street.

He told  the FBI he did it as a stunt to kick off his career in comedy.

Hilarious

Our Zen Headlines segment comes courtesy of Jack Canyon on Twitter.  He share it with us on Twitter using #zenheadlines

Whataburger is a famous burger franchise and one location in Texas is visited every single day by an elderly man.  It's his favorite restaurant.

For his birthday they got him a big cake.

 

Aug 5, 2017

Apparently it was a not-so-special election in the tiny town of McIntire, Iowa, where none of its 70 registered voters showed up to cast ballots.

Also, Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry chat about the President of South Korea who has rescued a dog bound for slaughter in a country where there are still many who eat the poor animals.  In an effort to quell this, President Moon adopted a "First Dog" to raise awareness that dogs aren't food.  

Aug 3, 2017

Supporters of a plan for California to become independent from the United States are now allowed to gather signatures for their ballot measure many are calling "Calexit".  

Utah State Rep. Paul Ray is starting a resolution for Utah to support California in the move.  

A Zenheadlines story that will get you all sorts of sad but happy at once when a woman on her deathbed requested a milkshake from her favorite spot 1000 miles away.  They delivered.  

Aug 3, 2017

Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard chat about A 72-year-old Oklahoma woman who refused to let more than a dozen copperhead snakes slither under her home unchecked, using a shotgun, shovel and rake handle to crush and blast the critters. And a #zenheadlines For the second time in nine years, the 69-year-old Quebec retiree has won a million Canadian dollars playing the lottery.

Aug 3, 2017

A Massachusetts librarian on her first day on the job has come across live military shells from the Civil War inside a closet in her new office.  The shells turned out to be part of a Gettysburg collection that was donated to the town years ago.  Zenheadlines story for this episode finds Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry praising the newly over-paid Utah Jazz sharpshooter, Joe Ingles who is going to be donating a hefty amount of his over-inflated salary to charity next season, both in Utah and his native Australia.  

Aug 2, 2017

Pork doesn't always just fall from the sky, but when it does, its in Florida.  Saturday, a 15-pound (6.8-kilogram) bag of frozen pork landed on the Deerfield Beach home of Travis Adair and his family.Adair said Thursday that the package hit his roof with a "big bang." He thought it was thunder, but his wife Jennie later went outside and found two bundles of pork on the roof.

Zenheadlines features a story of a 65-year-old woman who is now in custody after Philadelphia police say she stole a taxicab, pretended to be a driver and picked up customers.  In what they could only describe as some sort of bucket list activity, the woman just wanted to be a cabbie for a while. 

Aug 2, 2017

Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard go back and forth on a ruling that The Federal Aviation Administration can no longer ignore what a federal judge called “the Case of the Incredible Shrinking Airline Seat.”

Judges on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday directed the F.A.A. to “adequately address” a petition that raised safety concerns about the increasingly cramped conditions on airplanes.

Look, we're all fatter, please just give us some room, please?  

And a #zenheadlines story out of Beaver County, Utah where an 8 year old and 16 year old were struck by lightning but the family dog alerted family and they were able to come to their aide.  

Aug 1, 2017

The truth is starting to come out on the story that began with a lot of hot air it seems.  Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry begin the episode discussing the unfortunate incident that occurred at the Raleigh Airport in North Carolina on an American Airlines flight. When it was reported that "flatulence" had been the cause of people deplaning a flight.  According to several local news outlets, including WNCN and The Charlotte Observer, officials at Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) explained that an American Airlines aircraft was forced to evacuate on Sunday evening after a passenger “passed gas” on the plane. The International Business Times, too, reported that the stench was so bad “it caused nausea and headaches” among passengers.

And a zenheadlines story that again involves amazing former Seattle Seahawk and current Oakland Raider Marshawn Lynch who revived a local oakland food institution by buying the restaurant when it was being threatened to close.  

Aug 1, 2017

Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard chat about the recent flood of activity in Alex's neighbood where prowlers have been breaking into cars and garages.  Because Alex's wife has been so freaked out about it, he has since stopped telling her every time he notices that someone tried to break into the car or garage.  Ethan calls him out for not being in an honest relationship.  Neighborhood watch apps are lazy and don't actually get things done.  

Plus, a #zenheadline courtesy of TurdsNTreats from Twitter who has given us this great story of Mo, a Chesapeake Bay Retriever from Idaho who survived the entire winter in the mountains on his own and was finally found a by a family who saw him skinny and falling over by the road.  He had previously been lost on a hunting trip 9 months ago in the Rocky Mountains.  What a cute puppy.  

Jul 31, 2017

Craig Sullivan is a widow and at 49 he was tired of grieving and being lonely.

So he wrote 2,000 messages, put them all in bottles and threw them out to sea.

Then people started getting on his case for littering.  But he did get 50 dates out of it, so that's not bad.

Steve Bartman became a Chicago Cubs villain for interrupting an important catch in the 2003 National League Championship.

He is a huge Cubs fan, but other fans blamed him for their continued World Series drought.  Now, the team and their owners, the Ricketts family, are presenting him with a ring from the 2016 World Series Championship.

The Cubs are World Champions and ready to welcome Steve back into the family.

Jul 20, 2017

A Pet parrot helped break the murder case of a woman in Michigan who was found guilty of murdering her husband after the bird was able to repeat "Don't Shoot".  The African Grey Parrot named bud is the hero in the case.  

The first lady of Japan Akie Abe may have pretended not to speak English for nearly two hours to avoid speaking with President Trump during a G-20 summit dinner in early July.

During Trump's recount of the dinner, the president told The New York Times he was seated next to the wife of Prime Minister of Japan Abe Shinzo, and that she doesn't speak English.

Like, not "hello," Trump responded after being asked if the first lady speaks "zero" English.

Jul 20, 2017

First off, Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard talk about a fast food incident in suburban Cleveland where police say a fast-food restaurant customer angry about the way his sandwich tasted and looked threatened to shoot somebody over it.

Police say the 20-year-old man complained that the egg on his sandwich was runny and slimy and looked like spit. The South Euclid Police Department reported receiving a call Tuesday about a man storming into the Steak ’n Shake restaurant “acting crazy,” saying he had a gun and was going to shoot someone.

Judge Kirry makes a ruling everyone can get on board with.  

And Governor Christie Can't catch a break these days but he did get a foul ball at the Mets v. Cardinals game last night.  He then gave the ball to a young fan and then was promptly booed for being a politician at a baseball game.  

Jul 19, 2017

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry talk about their hero for the week...Samson, Alabama resident Wade Seago knew something was up outside of his home last week when the family's pet schnauzer, Cruiser, started barking constantly. The Seagos live on 100 acres in the rural south Alabama town. The property and surrounding area is teeming with wildlife so it's not unusual for their dog to bark at deer, raccoons or other wild visitors.  Wade didn't expect this though, an 820-lb pig in his front yard.  He shot him and is keeping the head.  

Plus, Ethan tries out for the now-vacant opening for the voice of Kermit the Frog. Following the news that Disney has fired the longtime voice of Kermit the Frog, the actor is determined to shed light on the circumstances of his exit. Steve Whitmire went into detail on Monday about the specifics of his ongoing dispute with the company.  

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