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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 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.  

Jul 18, 2017

Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard talk about Visa, who is looking to push more small businesses into updating their digital payment technology, offering up to $10,000 each to 50 US-based small business owners that are committed to going cashless.

The program will focus on restaurants and food establishments, Visa said last Wednesday, with the expectation that Visa will expand the program in the coming months and years to other industries and possibly other countries as well.

The family of an Ohio man who returned to the U.S. comatose in April after suffering a traumatic brain injury from a car accident in the Republic of Georgia was given little chance of recovering by doctors who said they should be prepared to turn off his feeding tube within six months to a year.

Jul 18, 2017

With multiple days this year eclipsing the 100-degree mark and after receiving complaints about how hot artificial turf can get, KSL’s investigative team set out to take several temperature readings.  Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry shed some light on the issue after they complain about fake and real grass problems.  

zenheadlines featuring a story from Kurt Twining, who pointed out a real life, positive Donald Trump story.  The has been praised for allowing an all-girl robotics team from Afghanistan to enter the US, despite his travel ban making it difficult for them to receive visas. 

The six-girl team and their chaperone from Herat, Afghanistan, had two visa applications refused before a last-minute intervention by the US President allowed them to travel.  
Jul 18, 2017
A family in Lehi, Utah are asking for everybody's help in catching a man who has been doorbell ditching for the last 6-8 weeks. Ethan Millard discusses the issue and shows a photo of the man to guest host Taylor Powers. The family says they have no idea who the man is and he's been doing it in the middle of the night every night for the past 6-8 weeks. Why did it take them so long to get the camera door bell? Why aren't they notifying police? Neighborhood watch programs might be able to help as well. In the end it is about this man doing a childish thing so the family is asking for your help.
Jul 18, 2017
For this Zenheadlines the Nightside crew got a tip about a man checking his beer at an airport in Australia. He rode Qantas Airlines with the idea of what could he check as luggage for his plane ride. So he put single tag on a beer can. It wasn't easy as the kiosk couldn't even read the weight. The man got creative and he successfully checked his beer and it was the first "piece of luggage" to come out baggage claim. It might be tough to do in Salt Lake but that has nothing to do with our liquor laws. Share a Zen Headline using #zenheadlines and we'll give you credit for it!
Jul 18, 2017
Host Ethan Millard and guest host Taylor Powers shows a video of a pop-up art show in Los Angeles. There are lots of people come to look at the art and so that means there are plenty of opportunities for a selfie. One woman crouches down in front of a display to take a selfie and knocks it down. This creates a domino effect and knocks over other displays. The gallery said it cost over 200 thousand dollars of damage. Selfies require extra work, so are they becoming more dangerous than they need to be?
Jul 14, 2017
Coldplay was playing to a sold-out show in Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland when a disabled fan in a wheelchair was held above the audience and crowd surfed his way right onto stage where frontman Chris Martin handed him a harmonica and quickly began playing an impromptu song with the fan.
Jul 14, 2017

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry start off the program today with a tale of a Key West Florida man arrested this week for transporting 314 grams of cocaine police say he hid inside a Cookie Monster doll.  After finding a slit cut in the doll, officers found two packages containing 314 grams of cocaine, she said. The man was handed two felony charges for cocaine trafficking and drug equipment possession.  Ethan says bust him even harder because he used a kids toy to get this drug operation going.  

Zenheadlines features  single family of six, along with another group of four swimmers, was almost swept away by a powerful rip current in Panama City, Florida beach on but were saved by Beachgoers, who had seen the family struggle against the tide, were determined to save them and formed a human chain leading back to shore.  The human chain of more than 60 people! 

Jul 14, 2017

McDonald’s has apologized to a mom whose 5-year-old son went down the slide and returned covered in feces. This (ahem, crappy) situation occurred at a McDonald’s playground in Manchester, New Hampshire.

 Justina Whitmore later went on her Facebook to give her account about the story of her son and the poopy playground.  Whitmore suggests that the McDonald’s staff didn’t take the situation seriously. She claims to have been eating when her son approached her fresh from the slide covered in poop.

A boy in Texas who works at the Katy Mills Mall Great American Cookies store was threatened with termination after he bought a police officer his cookie order with his own money, then refused to do the same for a family behind him.  The company has since apologized to the amazing kid.  

Jul 14, 2017

Ashley Schaus, 23, and her little sister, Hannah, are not only siblings but best friends. So during a family photo shoot, Ashley's long time boyfriend Will knelt down and asked Hannah to be his "best friend forever,". Will then immediately turned to Hannah and proposed to her leading to tears of joy all-around. 

Jul 13, 2017

A crashed boat stuck in the sands of Daytona Beach ended up there after a man allegedly took it on a joyride after bingeing on a "couple of Four Lokos."

Jonathan Race, 20, was accused of burglary and grand theft after stealing a boat from Daytona Marina and Boat Works and crashing it on the beach. He left his pants, wallet, and identification on the boat. 

 Police found Race at a Port Orange home. He told them the last thing he remembered was drinking Four Lokos at a 7-Eleven near the marina. The suspect also told authorities that he "blacked out" after the drinks
 
A Zenheadlines story brought to us by Twitter and Jack Canyon.  

A man was rescued by Corpus Christi police after being stuck in an ATM on Wednesday afternoon.

The man was a contractor who was working on the machine when he accidentally locked himself inside and had to use a note on a receipt to alert customers who called the police.  

Jul 13, 2017

Ethan Millard welcomes former NFLers Jason Buck (BYU) and Scott Mitchell (Utah) to discuss their new podcast rivals and sports imitate life for these guys who tell some funny, inspirational and life-changing stories from their lives as professional athletes.

For the Zenheadlines story, a college softball player from the University of Texas-El Paso inspires as she played through a massive injury...

Kawehiokalani Netane, a senior softball player at UTEP, was given one final at-bat at the 2016 Conference USA tournament after tearing her ACL in April.

Netane slapped a single to center field and was lifted for a pinch runner after she limped to first base. There were tears all around from her first base coach and teammates … and rightfully so.

Jul 13, 2017

We've seen a lot of strange trends over the years but this latest craze is one of the weirdest we've ever seen, and that's snorting chocolate powder.

The powder itself is called 'Coco Loko'  and it's a cacao-based powder that's laced with common energy drink ingredients like gingko biloba, taurine, and guarana and spoilers, doctors aren't recommending it...

Jul 12, 2017

Scott Mitchell, of NFL and University of Utah fame, joins Ethan Millard while Alex Kirry is off, and talks about the recently cemented Conner McGregor and Floyd Mayweather super fight that will go down in August.  Is it worth $100 to tell people that you saw "The Fight"?  Experts say, though, its not going to be much of a fight.  Scott also talks about his latest podcasting endeavor, Helmets Off on the KSL Newsradio App.  

Jul 12, 2017

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry chat about this curious case where authorities say a New Hampshire woman arrested for drug possession returned to the police station to demand the drugs be returned to her, and she was rearrested.

An officer told 26-year-old Emily Morin, of Concord, he wouldn't return the Suboxone, a highly addictive substance that can be used to treat heroin addiction. It was seized as evidence during her arrest stemming from a shoplifting incident.  Judge Kirry weighs in on the poor unfortunate soul.  

And a Zenheadlines that is right on time.  An alarm clock had been stuck behind a man's wall for more than a decade, going off everyday for 5 minutes, without him being able to stop it.  An HVAC company finally removed it free of charge.  

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