The Mixed Six Podcast

Board games. Beer. Pop culture. And a little drunken philosophy.

Back at it Again at The Mixed Six – Episode 96

We’re back for another episode! I found a bottle of Blanton’s bourbon and to celebrate my discovery, we recorded a new episode. Spencer even has a new food rating system!

Back The Night Clerk zine! A modern horror RPG scenario from Ross Payton!

We’re talking about a wide range of topics – check it out:

Beer: Prairie Artisan Ale Stuf’t (2)

Segment: Dissecting Our Fun (4)

Sub-Topic: Ark Nova is…big…and good

Beer: Brasserie Dunham Farbenku  gel

Segment: Binge Binger

Sub-Topic: What’s been your most recent binge addiction?

Beer: Second Shift Brewing Spiritual Delight (4)

Segment: Ready Player Drunk

Sub-Topic: Tears of the Kingdom GOTY?

Beer: El Segundo Brewing Steve Austin’s Broken Skull IPA (3)

Segment: Sportsplainer

Sub-Topic: There’s an incredibly deadly motorcycle race called the Isle of Man TT. Over a century old and over 260 people have been killed – not just racers but spectators as well. Where’s the line in allowing sports like this to continue?

Beer: Tighthead Brewery Chilly Water IPA (2)

Segment: Mixed Six Mock Draft

Sub-Topic: Republican primary candidates and cars from the wacky racer genre (wacky racers, rat race, Mario cart; twisted metal, death race, etc)

Beer: Prairie Artisan Ales Tiny Esses (1)

Segment: Drunk Enough

Sub-Topic: So what’s it been like to not monetize your drinking for the last year?

In case you missed it, the entire Mixed Six catalogue is now mirrored on

All of the main episodes are here.

All of the Patreon bonus episodes are here.

All of the Hot Takes on Ice and other mini-episodes and specials are here.

Join the Mixed Six Discord Server, now open to the public to discuss this episode and catch up with the community.

Hot Takes on Ice: The Flash

We’re back for a special reunion! The Flash was such a bad movie we had to get back together to talk about it. We’ll have a full episode Monday as well!

I’m running a Backerkit campaign for The Night Clerk zine, a modern horror RPG scenario – 44 full color pages of architectural horror.

In case you missed it, the entire Mixed Six catalogue is now mirrored on

All of the main episodes are here.

All of the Patreon bonus episodes are here.

All of the Hot Takes on Ice and other mini-episodes and specials are here.

Join the Mixed Six Discord Server, now open to the public to discuss this episode and catch up with the community.


On the Way to the Bar – The Mixed Six Outtakes, Sound Tests, and Fun Bits

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Over the course of this podcast’s run, I recorded a lot of sound tests, outtakes, and fun bits. On the Way to the Bar is a compilation of these bits. Enjoy and thank you for listening and supporting us over these last six years.

This was originally going to be a Christmas gift for the Mixed Six community, but this serves as a fitting epilogue for the Mixed Six podcast. I loved making the podcast and I know whenever I reminisce about it, I’ll listen to this compilation.

In the coming days, I’ll create an mirror of all the episodes, both public and Patreon-exclusive podcasts, so if you missed any episodes, you can find them. I’ll leave the website and feed up as well.

Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. Please join us on the Discord to catch up and share your favorite moments from the show.

Patron Extra Episode 104: The Final Six

This is the last episode of the Mixed Six. We plan to create a public archive of all of our episodes at some point in the near future and we’ll post a link here.

Our Discord server is now public, so if you want to join the Mixed Six community, please hang out with us!

Thank you so much for your support over the years. Check out Caleb’s Linktree for all of his current projects. Ross has started a newsletter so join that to keep up with our latest projects.

Beer: Perennial Artisan Ales ESB English-Style Ale (2)
Segment: Dissecting Our Fun
Sub-Topic: The one and only: your favorite game of all time and why.

Beer: Off Color Brewing Pumpkin Beer for Cafes Ale Brewed with Pumpkin Puree with Tea and Spices Added (2)
Segment: Mixed Six Mock Draft
Sub-Topic: Greg Bennett suggests, “Armchair Director / M6MD: Turns out we haven’t heard or seen anything about the Mario movie because Chris Pratt tore his vocal chords singing all 5,000 verses of “Just As I Am” at his church. Charles Martinet declined taking the role of Mario on principle at this rate. Recast the Mario movie, casting for Mario, Luigi, Peach, Daisy, Bowser, and the voice of DK’s grunts. One person may keep the original VA if they draft them.”

Beer: Epic Brewing Now Serving Midnight Munchies Peanut Butter Stout (3)
Segment: Ask Mixed Six
Sub-Topic: James Burns asks, “Are you aging gracefully or fighting it every step of the way?”

Beer: City Barrel Brewery RAD AF (4)
Segment: We Make a Pair!
Sub-Topic: Copper asks us to pair alcohol and RPGs! What’s the best game for beer drunk? And what’s the best game for alcohol/liquor drunk?

Beer: Nova Easy Kombucha Peach Passion Fruit (1)
Segment: Living with Humans
Sub-Topic: Turtle asks “How do you like to handle being sick?” Go into a cave or be pampered by friends?”

Beer: Nova Easy Kombucha Sexy Mojito (5)
Segment: Drunk Enough
Sub-Topic: In 6 years of this, what was your absolutely favorite moment?

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Last Call for The Mixed Six

Hi all,
As we discuss in Patron Extra 104, we’re ending the podcast. September will be the last month we post The Mixed Six. We will shut down the Patreon before October charges, then begin the work of moving the episodes to a backup archive. The Discord will remain up and active. The three of us can be reached there. No other shows in our loose network of podcasts are affected by this change.
The decision to end the show is mutual. We’re all still friends. It was just time.
The show started almost six years ago. A lot has changed since then. Two of us changed careers; one of us got married. We ran a variety riff podcast through three presidential administrations and a global plague. We all got older and more hungover.
Ultimately, while we love each other and the show, our priorities shifted and our schedules shrank. We decided it was best to leave the bar early rather than overstay our welcome.
We love this community. We’re so thankful for your patronage over the years. Your support has opened up our worlds to so many new experiences, friends, and flavors. We hope the show enriched your lives as much as it did ours.
Thanks for the drinks. Cheers.
-The Mixed Six

Lord Admiral Mouse: Episode 95

Toppling Goliath Brewing Berry Patch Fandango Kettle Sour Beer with Blueberries, Mulberries, Raspberries, and Raspberry Flavor (5): In need of much comfort, we’re Dissecting Our Fun with games that we limp towards in times of need.
Falling Knife x Maplewood Convivio Italian Pilsner (5): The Armchair Director is spoiling Nope and how great Jordan Peele’s run has been.
Mother’s Brewing Barrel Aged S’more Power To You Imperial Oatmeal Stout (4): The Mixed Six Mock Draft was asked to draft Disney characters into British Parliament position BEFORE the Queen died. We stiffen our upper lips and carry on.
Main and Mill Brewing Getting Chummy Fruited Sour with Cherries and Hibiscus (1): You Ask Mix Six to disagree about movies. Can do!
Flying Knife Verbal Tip Hazy India Pale Ale with Mosaic and Citra Hops (3): With the whole cast getting swole, we talk about gym equipment in This Was A Mistake.
Julien Hard Cider Tiki Torch Habanero Pineapple Lime (4): Finally Drunk Enough, we try to talk about nostalgia before Spencer descends into a Proustian reverie about the Spice Girls.

Bringing Classic Toys Back – Preview of Bonus Episode 101

This is a preview of The Mixed Six Bonus Episode 101, where we discuss what classic kid toys should be brought back, to teach the next generation valuable life lessons. Enjoy!

Listen to the full episode on our Patreon!

Episode 94: Part 94; Attempt One

Caleb screwed up the delivery of the perfect rating system. All of you deserve to see the real thing here:
  1. (Part 3, Attempt One) Universal Soldier III: Unfinished Business 
  2. (Part 2, Attempt Two) Universal Soldier II: The Return
  3. (Part 2, Attempt One) Universal Soldier II: Brothers in Arms 
  4. (Part 2, Attempt Three) Universal Soldier II: Regeneration
  5. (Part 3, Attempt Two and sequel to Part 2, Attempt Three) Universal Soldier III: Day of Reckoning 
There. Thank god we fixed that. On with the show.
Fat Orange Cat Welcome to Harga New England Style Double IPA (3): We’re Dissecting Our Fun with Land, Sea, Air — the game that makes giving up interesting.
Melvin Mystic Tigers Sour Ale with Fruit (3): We’re Bringin It Back. This time, it’s toys in cereal boxes…but updated for wizened millennials because everything is.
Mothers Brewing Company Wild Cobra Sour Ale with Grapefuit and Lime (4): Innervium is making venomous animals the hot new thing in 2023.
Hoppin Frog D.or.i.s The Destroyer Double Imperial Stout (2): Ask Mixed Six has an expert for once as Spencer helps avoid common pitfalls in online marketing (aside from this podcast)
Prairie Artisanal Ales Club Special – Club Special Inspired Hard Seltzer with Lemon, Lime and Lemon Lime Soda (2): Jukebox in Back doesn’t even know if Touchtunes makes sense in the post-grindset brain.
Eureka Blushing Bramble Foeder Fermented Brett Beer with Fruits and Rose Hips (3): Finally Drunk Enough to reflexively insist we’ve always been sober, we talk about the hottest new trend in pandemic brainworms — the toxic positivity relapse.

Tuesdays are for Book Club – Bonus Episode 80

If you’re not backing the Patreon, check out what you’re missing with one of our class Patron Extras!

Rare Barrel Creek: Golden Sour Aged in Oak Barrel with Balato and Montmorency Cherries (5): In Dissecting Our Fun, we’re tired of all these boardgame categories. It’s time for a new lexicon

Silver Branch Brewing Co Beyond the Nome World Saison (3): The B-Hole hungers for One, so we’re throwing entire collections into its maw and seeing what’s regurgitated.

Rare Barrel Brewing Passionate from Miles Away Golden Sour Beer aged in Oak Barrels with Pineapple and Passionfruit (4): In We Make Pair, we accept the law that says Saturday nights are alright for fighting. It’s time to schedule the rest of the week, along with sponsored beverages.

Palmetto Brewing Company Idle Speed Slated Lime Lager (2): Flood Sale! Let’s hear it from the East Coast!

Old Bakery Beer Co. Winter Gose Ale Brewed with Cranberry and Orange (3): Getting Lit(erature) is about the guilt of putting down a ‘meh’ book.

4 Hands Brewing Co Rockmelon Cantaloupe IPA (1): Owing not in small part to recording a double, we’re finally Drunk Enough to admit we may need a ritual of daily reset.

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Episode 93: The Joy of Obliviousness

The Plague Years done got us in dat dere quarintine ‘gain, y’all! Anyway, Birk still floats in the Zoom Zone of internet phone calls, so it’s another remote episode with our reality-exiled star expert.

Vizzy Hard Seltzer Hint of Black Cherry and Lime with Antioxidant and Vitamin C (2): Caleb is Dissecting the Fun he thought he would have with Blood on the Clocktower, a very expensive psychological experiment from a Kickstarter backed in another world. (No Pun Included video referenced).

Lift Bridge Brewing Farm Girl Golden Ale Brewed with Orange Peel (3): Ravenous to feed the B-Hole in One, we just indulge feeding it media properties for like…10 minutes or more. #Post1000norulz

Side Project Fermier 2021 (5): In our renowned and much-chronicled segment Drink It Yourself, the panel of esteemed handy folk talk about very differing interpretation of the term DIY.

Truly Watermelon Cucumber Margarita Style Hard Seltzer (2): Ask Mixed Six gives advice on the spontaneous depressurization of quitting your day job for creative self-employment. 

Lift Bridge Brewing Fireside Flannel Brown Ale (3): As if literally beers uncountable had not yet aged the podcast, Living With Humans is about moments of OLD realization. 

Torn Label  Monk and Honey (3): Finally Drunk Enough to admit we’re all hacks, we try to assuage some fears about originality in the creative arts.

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