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.
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May 29, 2017

Oscar-winning actress, Reese Witherspoon, was at her alma mater Stanford University to speak at its business school when she decided to go back to her old dorm room. The actress did not graduate and eventually left to pursue an acting career and has been very successful but it got us thinking, what if your kid wanted to drop out of Stanford and decided to pursue an acting career?

May 28, 2017

A wild monkey was rescued by officials in Thailand after becoming morbidly obese due to tourists feeding him junk food. He has now been forced to go on a special diet to combat his weight issues and with all of the hilarious show concepts on television right now, an animal plastic surgery show could be a hit. Discovery channel, feel free to reach out to us at any time.

May 27, 2017

Today’s ‘Zen Headline’ is coming from protests in Venezuela with violinist Wuilly Arteaga performing amidst the chaos. Alex Kirry was on KSL TV to promote the Nightside Project reaching the 500,000 downloads mark and brought out a half-million Columbia pesos and immediately started referencing Narcos and drug cartels. 

May 26, 2017

Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard tell the tale of a convicted murderer who had escape charges dropped after he did, in fact, escape prison.  Based on an error that the Hocking County Prosecutor’s Office was unable to correct in court, a convicted murderer who fled from Hocking Correctional Institution on March 27, 2016, has been acquitted of a felony escape charge.

John Modie, 59, was indicted on April 26, 2016 after escaping from the Correctional Institution but during a jury trial Tuesday in Hocking County Common Pleas Court, defense attorney Dorian Baum requested the case be dismissed based on Rule 29, which is a motion for a judgment of acquittal and Judge John Wallace had no choice but to rule in favor of Modie.  

And a #zenheadlines story to make the romantic in all of us have a little Cry..We stumbled across a video on Instagram this morning that melted our hearts. If you're a teacher, then it will probably make you smile, too! Watch as this romantic guy uses his girlfriend's (now fiancé's), 2nd grade students and classroom, to ask for her hand in marriage!

May 26, 2017

These could have been #zenheadlines on their own, but homeless man who was present when a suicide bomber launched a deadly attack at a packed concert hall in the English city of Manchester on Monday night has spoken out about the horrors he witnessed at the venue.

Stephen Jones, who was sleeping outdoors near Manchester Arena at the time of the attack helped others escape the horror after the explosions. 

Man uses a 2nd Grade class to help him propose to his girlfriend, her second grade class that she teaches.  

May 26, 2017

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry kick off the show discussing a morbidly obese wild monkey who gorged himself on junk food and soda left behind by tourists in Thailand has been rescued and placed on a strict diet of lean protein, fruits and vegetables. 

The 33lb long-tailed macaque - nicknamed 'Uncle Fatty' - had been getting fed sugary melons, milkshakes, sweetcorn and noodles, by visitors to a floating water market in Bangkok.

Plus, a #zenheadlines that kicks off your weekend right, He first moved fellow Venezuelans and the Twittersphere when some weeks ago he joined the street protests in Caracas armed with his violin.  A violinists who had his instrument bashed is now seeing an outpouring of kindness.  



May 26, 2017

Stephen Jones, 35, was homeless and sleeping near England’s Manchester Arena when he heard a huge blast as the recent Ariana Grande concert was coming to an end. Upon seeing the chaos he ran into the crowds to help the injured and is now being lauded as a hero with many people donating thousands of dollars towards getting him back on his feet.

May 25, 2017

 Ethan and Alex listen to the crazy audio out of a now, even crazier congressional seat in Montana.  The Republican candidate, Greg Gianforte, in a hotly contested special House election in the Big Sky State was charged with assaulting a journalist, Ben Jacobs at what was to be a final rally in Bozeman on the eve of the vote. The attack brought police officers to the event and sent the reporter to the hospital for X-rays.

an incredible #zenheadlines story, 

 A firework accident left 11-year-old Ashton Kesler with no fingers on his right hand, but Joliet high school students helped him gain a prosthetic hand for free. 

Ashton and his aunt, Jessica, and uncle, David Hornbeck, came to Joliet Central High School on Thursday to see the final product of the prosthetic hand, created by the JC Engineers Club.  

May 25, 2017

Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard discuss Texas' addition to making America great again.  Hot Air Balloon Pig Hunting...Texas has a Big Pig Problem and this is a way to fix it.  Millions of feral Pigs destroy Millions of Dollars worth of crops every year and the state Senate has figured out one of the ways to solve it with these Hot air Balloon hunts.  

Hogs were introduced to Texas more than 300 years ago, probably by early Spanish explorers for meat. A burgeoning feral population of more than 2m has developed after several of the tusked animals escaped captivity, with their opportunistic feeding blamed for about $50m in damages a year from devoured and uprooted crops.

Cute #zenheadlines ahead!  A job opening at a Dublin veterinary clinic is getting a ton of attention because, well, it basically sounds like a dream job for cat enthusiasts.

“Cat Cuddler Needed!” reads the job posting at Just Cats Veterinary Clinic & Cattery, a veterinary clinic devoted to — you guessed it — cats.  Are you up for the job? 

May 25, 2017

Graphic designer, Emma Lawton was 29 she was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and the tremor in her hands has grown more pronounced stopping her from writing and drawing straight lines. Microsoft Innovation Director, Haiyan Zhang has come up with a groundbreaking wearable device, changing Emma's life forever.

May 24, 2017

Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard rule on today's episode in a case concerning a mannequin, a Vegas Casino and a litigious customer.  

Kent Jacobs Boutwell, a resident of Southern California, has filed a lawsuit against the Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Resort & Casino after he was injured while fleeing a life-sized mannequin that was included among his room’s decor.  His "undefinable" injuries include his entire body and mind. This guys stinks.  So does the Casino decor.

And a #zenheadlines sent in by a listener via twitter that inspires.  Chapman university has awarded an honorary degree to Judy O'Conner the mother of a quadriplegic student, Marty O'Conner, after she attended every class with him and took his notes while he pursued his Master of Business Administration.  Mom of the Year Candidate.  Is it dusty in here? 



May 24, 2017

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry get judicial and rule on a tough case...During a tour of the state capitol in Oregon, a fourth-grader named Sam swiped a pen and a hazelnut.

When his mom found out, she made him write a letter to the governor as an apology. Governor Kate Brown wrote Sam back, accepting his apology. She also enclosed a new pen for him to remember this event. 

Alex says the parents are to blame for thinking the swag pen was valuable.  

Today's zenheadlines story brings Garage Sale hounds the kind of hope they are always looking for... 

A ring bought for about $13 at a garage sale in London in the 80s has been valued at over $400,000, according to the listing at Sotheby’s.

The buyer assumed the ring was a piece of costume jewelry and only decided in the last few months to have it appraised.

Much to the owner’s surprise, the ring turned out to be a genuine cushion-shaped diamond weighing 26.27 carat diamond.

May 24, 2017


Israel-based Latvian visual effects artist, Eugene Romanovsky created one of the greatest ads we've ever seen to sell his 21-year-old Suzuki Vitara on the web. He has added the iconic vehicle into well known scenes such as driving under a T-Rex from Jurassic Park, leading the charge in Mad Max: Fury Road, running with animals in Planet Earth and many more.


May 23, 2017

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry discuss the Canyons School District in Utah that has proposed a new policy to pay for school lunches that officials hope will strike a balance between feeding students and holding parents accountable for overdue lunch funds.

Since 2014, the district's 34,000 students have been able to charge school lunches on an account if their lunch funds are in the negative. It's an unlimited amount for elementary students and up to $10 for high school students.

With more that $16K of outstanding debt, they might send the parents to collections.  An old school Nightside fight ensues.  

And an amazing #zenheadlines story.  When Rebekah Ceidro, 33, saw on Facebook last July that her longtime co-worker Chris Moore was in need of a kidney, her altruism kicked into gear.  But the hospital said she was too overweight to donate.  She lost 40 lbs and made the kidney transplant happen.


May 23, 2017

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry discuss a new study that says Instagram is the worst social media network for young people's mental health, according to a new report by the Royal Society for Public Health in the U.K. And Snapchat is the second worst.

"FOMO" — aka the fear of missing out — may not be listed in the American Psychiatric Association's manual of mental disorders, but users who spent more than two hours a day on social media are more likely to report poor mental health and symptoms of anxiety and depression.  

Alex complains that field day at his kids' school has eliminated races and competition because it doesn't foster good enough feelings for everyone.  Garbage. Then a #zenheadlines Ethan brings up of the Invertebrate Olympics that a middle school teacher in North Dakota is putting together to teach kids about amazing insects.  

May 23, 2017

We're breaking down a 'Zen Headline' today that is supposed to be relaxing and helpful, unless you like rats. For a limited release this summer, San Francisco will host a coffee shop but not just any cafe, a 'rat cafe'. Customers will be able to enjoy coffee and pastries in the company of the critters, hosted by the tourist attraction, the San Francisco Dungeon.

May 22, 2017

Today we’ve got an episode of ‘Animal Kingdom’ coming straight out of Richmond, Canada and it involves a young girl and a Californian Sea Lion. The footage shows tourists excitedly watching a sea lion as it surfaced from the water at Steveston Fisherman Wharf. The girl sits too close near the water and is immediately grabbed and pulled under by the sea mammal.

May 22, 2017

Saying goodbye to a car that has been your old friend isn't easy. Ethan and Alex talk about Israeli visual effects artist Eugene Romanovsky who wants to sell his old, 1996 Suzuki Vitara SUV, so he created an out-of-this-world 2-minute video to advertise its qualities. The ad shows the car zipping around in ordinary landscapes before appearing in famous movies and on the moon.
#BuyMyVitara – Suzuki Vitara ’96 for sale

#zenheadlines goes for the tear jerker today as a watch developed by Microsoft engineers could put an end to Parkinson tremors in the hands.  Its really stinking Cool.  

Working with graphic designer and Parkinson's sufferer Emma Lawton, 32, the researchers developed a watch — which they named Emma — that, according to Microsoft, "vibrates in a distinctive pattern to disrupt the feedback loop between brain and hand."

The Tech Giant Rolled out the video of Emma and the Watch at Build 2017 in Seattle.  

May 22, 2017

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry watch the dramatic video taken at a dock in British Columbia shows a sea lion grab a little girl and drag her into the water and a fast-thinking family member dive in after to save her.   

Michael Fujiwara captured video on his cell phone of a sea lion swimming in the water at the Steveston Fisherman's Wharf if Richmond, British Columbia on Saturday.  All while the millennial with the cellphone camera filmed the whole thing without putting down his Starbucks Coffee...The girl is okay and the pier owner says that he's warned people about not feeding the sea lions before the attack.  

#zenheadlines take a funny turn when Ethan brings a Rat Cafe story to the table where people can enjoy their coffee with Rats for table mates in the San Francisco Dungeon in the Bay Area.  Animal Cafes are cute, but Rats aren't allowed, ever, in Alex's book.  The San Francisco Dungeon announced, the Black Rat Cafe, a two-day pop-up shop that will allow visitors to interact with rats while enjoying a pastry and a coffee before entering the dungeon attraction

May 22, 2017

(VIDEO) George W. Bush once owned the Texas Rangers and even though he sold the team in 1998, he still frequently goes to games. As he was heading towards his seat, Fox Sports Southwest’s cameras caught Bush on TV photobombing sideline reporter Emily Jones McCoy.

May 21, 2017

(VIDEO) A man trying to take scenic photos of his SUV by the Jersey Shore ended up trying to dig the vehicle out after it started sinking into the water-logged sand and we're just curious, if it gets waterlogged can't you just put it in rice for a little bit?

May 21, 2017

(VIDEO) A Sahrawi refugee in Algeria is saving the planet, one recycled bottle at a time. 27-year-old Tateh Lehbib Breica is constructing homes built to survive local weather disasters using old plastic bottles. For a very low price, "Crazy with Bottles" will come and build a house for you, call today!

May 20, 2017

(VIDEO) Lucky Charms has recently come out and announced it's limited-edition marshmallow-only giveaway for 10,000-boxes through December 2017 and obviously fans of the sugary cereal are obsessed with the marshmallows. Alex and Ethan are taking a walk down memory lane with giveaway contests and how much they've changed throughout the years.

May 19, 2017

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry watch in terror as a man’s trip to the Jersey Shore to take scenic pictures of his SUV was cut short when he was forced to dig his sinking car out from the wet sand and the rising tide.  

Video posted to Facebook shows an unidentified 20-year-old using a shovel to try to dig out his sinking Land Rover while waves surround the vehicle, a super expensive-looking Land Rover LR4.  oops.  

#zenheadlines bring us a story of Former President George W. Bush showing that life after the White House can be considerably less stressful and carefree.

Bush had some fun at the expense of a Fox Sports reporter while attending a baseball game Wednesday. The former president injected himself into Fox Sports Southwest's Emily Jones' report by walking by and apparently saying "hey."


May 19, 2017

Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard heat things up talking about Lavar Ball the polarizing owner of sportswear company Big Baller Brand and father of top NBA prospect Lonzo Ball, who made headlines this week for trashing on-air Fox Sports 1 reporter Kristine Leahy during the Colin Cowherd show on Fox Radio.  

This Helicopter Dad was defending the price of his show and saying why he didn't care to sell products to women.  That's when Leahy took issue and Ball decided not to even acknowledge her before finally dissing and threatening her.  Classy, Big Baller.  

Next, Americans are eating less cereal, but executives at General Mills are hoping they've found a way to revive sales: They are offering customers a chance to win one of 10,000 boxes filled with nothing but Lucky Charms marshmallows. 

And a #zenheadlines story comes from the UN, from a refugee camp in Algeria in Northern Africa where a refugee solved some real bad housing issues by building houses out of used plastic water bottles.  Making something out of nothing, this guy deserves high praise.  

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