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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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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.




Disney Recap, Winter Games and ZENHEADLINES

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry recap Ethan's trip to Disney where he rates the Genie Plus line waiting system that has replaced the fast pass and Alex wonders what a diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics in Beijing really actually accomplished. Plus, another week of Faux-Intern Ryan providing a zenheadline featuring a Dairy Queen Manager who takes the time to thwart a Karen. See for privacy information.


Ethan Goes to Disney, How Australia Lost the War against the Emu

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry jump on together for a quick episode before Ethan heads to Disneyland where he forces his children to pay their own way. Millard then launches into a story not for the faint of heart if you are a large bird lover as details emerge as to how the Australians have had to fight to defeat the mighty emu over the past several decades. Finally, a #zenheadline that features two collegiate athletes who have found their niche in the NIL market earning hundreds of thousands of dollars for their massive social media presence as athletes. Ethan defends the bureaucracy that is the NCAA. Of course, he does. See for privacy information.


Packs of Coyotes, a Meatloaf and Loving Thy Neighbor (kinda)

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry get together for their weekly session of news bytes, stupid rants, and Tom Cruise shenanigans. Alex compares Elon Musk to Willy Wonka, Ethan is approached at a local grocery store about how many coyotes he could kill if he was attacked by a pack of them and Amazon Prime is streaming the Mission Impossible movies, which Alex finds impossible to stomach. A #zenheadline featuring a challenge from a gym owner to shovel your neighbor's walkways and a local Salt Lake City donut shop is opening a location near Alex's house and it's going to be a real problem for his diet. Don't worry, Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall gives herself an 'A' for her grade on Mayor-ing last year. See for privacy information.


Hey! Alex and Ethan are back.... What have they been up to?

Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard defy all odds and are back to posting episodes once a week for the Nightside Project on the KSL Podcast Network because they are slaves to the man(Sheryl)! With the upheaval of both Ethan and Alex's work worlds, the boys catch up on what's been going on since KSL and Bonneville acquired The Zone Sports Network and Alex has to work full-time as a Sports Talk Show Host. Ethan rolls out a #zenheadline in true fashion from a 10-year old story of a dog dying (thanks, Ethan). Stay tuned as the guys will drop weekly episodes going forward now that things have settled down a little in both of their worlds. Plus, a walk down memory lane when KSL let Nightside into the building for the first time all those years ago and they proceeded to break things in the office because they treated it like a frat house. Not much has changed. See for privacy information.


Tammy and Chad Daybell Murder Charges and 90's Fashion

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry have now lived to watch the waist height of pants go down. all the way up, all the way down and all the way back up again. This saddens them both as its just another indicator on how little they know about fashion and how old they are. Plus, new charges surface for Chad and Lori Daybell, the Idaho couple charged with the death of Tylee Ryan and her brother JJ Valow. Not only are there 1st degree murder charges in the deaths of Lori Daybell's kids, Chad's wife Tammy was also found to be murdered after a new autopsy and they have also been charged with the same 1st degree murder chagres of Tammy Daybell. Why does the nation, and Utah in particular love these murder stories so much? See for privacy information.


Ethan Millard gets a New Car, Brags

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry come together for their weekly dressing down of one another on the Nightside Project Podcast as Ethan reveals he got himself a cool New (vintage) Mercedez-Benz. The guys then reminisce about the times when we used to scare kids into safe driving by showing them terrible, gruesome accidents. The viral youth football video that everyone is weighing in on makes an appearance and Ethan rolls out a Zenheadline. See for privacy information.


Ethan goes to the San Diego Zoo

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry catch up after Ethan took some time to go to California where he had an interesting experience with the bathrooms at the famous San Diego Zoo. Plus, a round of Zenheadlines that is sure to uplift...maybe. Ethan makes it weird. See for privacy information.


Tales of Mother Day

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry start off the program with tales of Mother's Day 2021 when Ethan made the bold move of just leaving his wife home for the weekend by herself. He claims that it was his gift to her, not having to be around the kids and him for 3 whole days while Alex makes the argument that it's just another Valentine's Day-type holiday filled with pressure. Plus, Alex encounters his first Karen in the wild who laid down a profanity laced, anti-mask tirade at a poor Costco greeter. Grab the popcorn and enjoy the show. See for privacy information.


Simulated cruises?

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry are back for another episode of the Nightside Project. The topic of cruising comes up again on this show and one of the most interesting ideas is to simulating cruise adventures instead of going to an actul excerusion. See for privacy information.


Chicken Sandwich Challenge; Sports Radio Madlib Adlib

Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard have some fun with Ethan explaining how he is doing a chicken sandwich with his kids and guessing what restaurant they come from and also what they like as well. It will be a bracket he will keep track of. Alex also has some fun and creates a mock sports radio madlib adlib. They end with some zen headlines. See for privacy information.


Guy's going through mid-life crisis because they don't feel important

Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard discussed turning 40 years old and that birthday is one that a lot of people have their eyes on. Alex said he usually doesn't care about birthday milestones and mid-life crises. He ponders if he should be buying a certain car. In an article, there was a theory about how mid-life crises happen because people want to feel important. See for privacy information.


Could a four-day work week make its way to America?

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry get together on the Nightside Project today to discuss the 4-day work week that is being tested in Europe as an alternative to the rigor of the traditional 40-hour workweek over 5 days, this would only be a 32-hour week. Spain is testing this right now and since the pandemic, the boys think that everyone will have warmed up to the idea. A #zenheadline recounting a man whose dream vacation was turned into a nightmare after getting off a plane early only to spend time in Bangor, Maine instead of San Francisco. See for privacy information.


Can your work force you to get the vaccine before a return to the office?

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry are back in the saddle as the guys discuss if businesses or airlines will require people to have the vaccine to get back to the office or to traveling. The question is, will your workplace allow you to come back without a vaccine or is it lawful to even ask workers if they've had the COVID-19 Vaccine. Then, Ethan brings up a strange #zenheadline where one restaurant wants to avoid falling victim to the closures that have happened during the pandemic by promoting their place with a man spending 24 hours in a pool full of refried beans. 24-hours in a pool of beans? Where do you go to the bathroom? Oh, dear. See for privacy information.


How to talk to your kids about dating

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry discuss some of the latest headlines across their little world including a group rescued from a deserted island after being there for 33 days. They also talk about broaching the dating topic with their kids and The lady who sprayed her hair with Gorilla Glue instead of regular hair adhesive is getting a world-renown plastic surgeon to help her terrible situation out. See for privacy information.


Vacationing at Disney World during COVID-19 is quite unique

Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard are back for another episode and this time it is all about Alex's vacation to Florida where he and his family went to Disney World. The experience is like no other with the limited crowds due to COVID-19 restrictions and it was quite enjoyable. See for privacy information.


Only one protestor should up at New York state capitol

Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard are back after a bit of the break and bring you some new Nightside Project episodes. There was the threat of protests at state Capitol's across the country and at the New York state capitol just a single person showed up for the event. His goal was to be part of a peaceful protest and it was with just the one person. Also, Alex describes how it took for his mom to get the COVID-19 vaccine and basically gamed the system with an accidental sign up. See for privacy information.


Would you try baked pineapple... with cheese?

Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard are back after a bit of the break and bring you some new Nightside Project episodes. In this return episode, the two discuss a few serious things at the beginning about work safety. Then the silliness comes out with Ethan bringing forward a recipe for baked pineapple. They also talk some sports with the AFC and NFC championship games this weekend. See for privacy information.


Introducing new Christmas traditions; What is a pocket sax?

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry start to get into the Christmas Spirit as Ethan rolls out a couple of new traditions that he's trying out on his family including chopping down their own tree and also a gingerbread house party. Ethan also found a perfect gift for a saxophonist, the pocket sax! Alex laments the fact that his family's Elf on the Shelf has actually found where their new house is and is ruining Alex's life a little but Ethan comes up with a plan to tell the kids that he has Covid-19 and to stay away from him. Plus, a zenheadline involving a very generous FedEx driver. See for privacy information.


Mysterious Utah monolith might have an explanation about its removal

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry usher in December with a statement made today from the group of people claiming responsibility for removing the Utah Monolith out of the Southern Utah Desert. Ethan explains why it is a misdemeanor to poop in the desert and Alex breaks down why Santa Clause shouldn't be getting so much credit for bringing presents. Then Ethan rolls out another #zenheadline for you to finish your day happy involving an escape from North Korea by a very talented and brave gymnast. See for privacy information.


Get ready for new TSA guidelines when traveling this holiday season

Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard talk about the TSA's new Thanksgiving guidelines to traveling with your favorite foods across the country. If you're thinking of taking sides, main dishes and desserts with you through the airports of America, this is your go-to guide to do so and Ethan brings zen headlines featuring a Spanish botched sculpture that they are now famous for. See for privacy information.