When Ethan and Alex are kicked out of a Chinese Buffet, they call that a Wednesday. But a Mom, Dad and Children were feeling very embarrassed when asked to leave for eating too much at the buffet according to her complaint. Not nearly as embarrassed as that time she called the news station to get on the TV about it.
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard stay up to date on everything that isn't the election because heaven knows you already hear everything you possibly can on that subject. Russian Bears and Wolves are no Joke and kids on their way to school in northern Russia Are now dealing with walking to school with axes in hand to fight off possible attacks in the woods from wolf packs and bears.
Election days are stressful, so finish your commute happy with a bonus Zen Headlines episode
There is a man here at Broadcast House we suspect of being a trained assassin, we won't say who it is.
We also talk about how the NFL talks about white players who are unexpectedly fast.
We also talk about political cliches that will be used in election coverage.
We don't, however talk about Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton
But we DO talk about the astronauts who cast their votes from space.
Yes, we watched Stranger Things. It's creepy, it's 80's, that little girl is an amazing hero, it's totally great.
So we talk about the actors being cast for Season 2: Sean Astin and Paul Reiser
We also briefly discuss our suspicion that a co worker is a trained government assassin.
But our biggest story is the shocking news that Toblerone is changing its famous shape. So far the change only applies in the UK, but I shudder to think what could have happened had they made that change here during the election
We do also talk about the Aeromexico flight that featured a poisonous snake falling from the ceiling
Cody Brotherson of the West Valley City Police Department was killed during the apprehension of three suspects.
If you have a chance, thank a cop. They're out there for us, and they're facing danger we never will.
The Federal Government is trying to decide if Nutella is a dessert or a "spread" like jelly.
Is it too much to be both?
University of California San Francisco has finally rid their campus of all sugar added drinks. Diet Coke still allowed.
And a Japanese research team have VR goggles designed to help you lose weight by making you see your food portion as bigger than it is. Apparently you can be totally tricked into believing your cookie is much much bigger than it is. We doubt we would fall for that.
Also, some Levis jeans from the 1800's are up for sale. They'll probably get six figures for them.
A woman in Australia was arrested with a baby koala in her duffel bag. Weird thing is, that's not actually why she was arrested.
And we talk about how to help your kids understand what on earth is going on with this election and Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Especially if they are watching the ads that come on during football games. They're bonkers ads.
Then we do some Zen Headlines to come down from the stress.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. was pulled over for speeding on his way to a race track. Didn't get a ticket.
This prompts Alex to tell a story of an FBI agent he once knew.
And Alex has a good Zen Headline about two elementary school kids that use google translate to overcome a language barrier.
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard bring back a great chat about how the midlife crisis has a negative connotation and maybe it shouldn't. How men and women treat the midlife crisis differently. What is your midlife crisis car?
Ethan Millard And Alex Kirry didn't take it easy on this old edition of Phone it In Friday. Should Schools be held responsible when bulling happens on their watch? Ethan is all about it, Alex feels like this is a dangerous road that will be hard to regulate.
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard dance in the wonderful world of complainging about things that only blessed people in the first world can complain about. Heated seats take too long to heat up in that Mercedes-Benz? Steak sandwich has too much steak? We're hear as a shoulder to cry on.
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard, as if they had just come from the set of KSL's Studio 5, give tips for odd uses of dryer sheets. Plus, BYU Football plays Cincinnati this weekend who is seeking revenge from the hospitality they received at the hands of the Cougar Athletic Dept. last season in Provo. No really. One player from Cincy called the hospitality a "slap in the face".
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry talk (Alex uses Cop-Talk) about Squirrels attacking at a Senior Center. Hear the harrowing 9-1-1 call as a worker tries to help emergency crews figure out what the level of damage is that one squirrel has caused. Americans don't like station wagons but they should like the new Cadillac Escala Wagon because its friggin cool looking. How many kinds of sparkling water can there really be?
Tysen Webb of SLC Fanboys Podcast (another great KSL podcast) joined us as we talked about whether we're at "peak superhero"
We also talk about whether Dr Strange is more Sherlock Holmes or more Kahn
and about a few of the lesser known and even terrible superheroes.
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry struggle with the prospect of accidentally destroying small microscopic life on mars by driving our germ-filled human robots across the surface of the Red Planet. Just kidding, Ethan struggles with it while Alex says, humans rule, Martian bacteria drools. Plus, what's the point of having solar power if you can't waive the moral superiority in someone's face? Elon Musk invents yet another cool thing that we wish we could have thought of.
We were trying to talk about the new Instagram "buy button" feature but Alex was fixated on the shirt Bill Murray was wearing at Game 7. It turns out Bill Murray has a clothing line. So... that took over the show for a brief moment.
We also talk about the new fecal transplant registry that's hoping to bring more data to the practice of transplanting gut flora.
And a great Zen Headline about a dog who escaped dog death row. He was exonerated by DNA evidence.
The Chicago Cubs are beneficiaries of popularity and rich white people liking a team and not another. That's what Ethan MIllard would have you beleive. But tonight's game 7 between the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs means much more to fans and employees of the Cubs organization. Cubs Owner Thomas Ricketts has paid for all 400 employees to attend the game in Cleveland, paid for hotel and private flights so they could all be a part of it and while Alex Kirry argues for how cool this is, Ethan says he not impressed. Of course, he's not.
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard discuss how a man in Salt Lake City was arrested after kicking out an unruly customer from the Taco Bell where he worked when the man swung at one worker then pushed down a female co-worker. This fastfood hero then kicked the man out, and used his Muy Thai skills to give him a Chuck Norris style "Don't Come Back". The SLC Police then arrested the worker for giving the man the what for. Alex uses his Southern Lawyer accent to argue for the Taco Bell Employee. Plus, #zenheadlines
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry dive into the macabre and ask if you would rather die in a crash instantly or be castaway for a month or two waiting to be rescued only to die of starvation and thirst? Just a question, geez. Incredibly, researchers are almost positive that Earhart's remains were those of a castaway found in 1940 by Japanese nationals on the island. Scientists have done advanced studies on the remains and found that they are a good match to Earhart. Plus, what is with Lindsey Lohan's fake accent these days? Then #zenheadlines to make you feel better about living in an age when we talk about Lohan and Earhart in the same episode.
Who doesn't love Neil Diamond?!
FM100 was the radio station of Ethan Millard's childhood and he makes a few music confessions to their afternoon host Rebecca Cressman.
I also take a stab at guessing when they'll 'flip the switch' to Christmas music. I guessed Nov 20 between 8&9am. Can you beat my guess? They're having a contest.
Is it ever okay to trick or treat at 10:40pm? Maybe? Alex Kirry had a trick or treater hit up his house at nearly 11pm. The kid was even being escorted by a parent.
To help bring some happiness back to Alex's life, we did some zen headlines.
- A guy parked his car at a dorm for a halloween party. He returned to find his car door ajar and his Kit Kat bar missing. A note from the thief took responsibility and insisted he took nothing else. He just loves Kit Kat.
- An anonymous benefactor has paid the bail of all the protesters at the North Dakota pipeline protest. 2.5million bucks!
- American Fork High band donated their uniforms when Lone Peak forgot theirs at a major band competition. They happen to be huge rivals.
We don't know what to think of this new study that claims older chubbier men are more attractive than older fit men. We think it might be totally bogus but for now we're going to run with it.
There is a 58 story condo building in San Francisco that is sinking.
Also, would you change your name to a product if it would earn you a free one? One guy in Ukraine did that with the iphone 7 and Alex would do it for a Bugatti Veyron. Ethan would for a Kit Kat. Kit Kat Millard.
Toyota has a plan for you if you want a free Prius (you have to share) and we tell you about a police officer who gave himself a ticket.
We took a break from the arduous task of podcasting to do some trick or treating around the building. Not everyone was in costume, but EVERYONE had candy.
We also cover the candy poll at KSL.com (which they stole from us then ruined)
Obviously Reeses Peanut Butter Cups won with Snickers a solid second.
Some things don't change.
We also debate whether licorice is the ultimate Halloween candy
There are some Halloween pitfalls you should be aware of, at least a few celebrities are already apologizing for their costumes
Plus, Alex has some stories to tell about Halloween at his neighborhood school
Hugging the referee is "unsportsmanlike" in the NFL where they apparently weren't shown enough love as children
And we talk about how dangerous Bridal Veil Falls is
Rich people always say money doesn't make you happy, but it turns out they were just trying to be nice to us. New science shows it really DOES make us more happy.
Plus, we talk about the conflict between service animals and severe dog allergies in the classroom. A family is headed to the Supreme Court after their child's school tried to bar a service dog and instead use a staff member to handle specific needs for the child.
And we talk about the Icelandic Pirate Party, which could be an option for disaffected Americans.
Bjork makes a special appearance. Alex isn't happy about it.
In Zen Headlines, we talk about the dog who survived for a month in a burned out home. He found a bag of dog food so he was totally fine.
And we pay tribute to the refugee who paid tribute to Tom Cruise once he received his new dentures.