The Mixed Six Podcast

Your soon-to-be-favorite podcast about beer, games, movies, TV, and more.

Ep. 12: Time Travelin’

Welcome to episode 12! We’re entertaining diplomat Baz from the untamed wilds of the West, and he came bearing gifts. Here’s hoping you enjoy our three-way pontificate. As always, if you want the full version, don’t forget to check us out on Patreon. Even if you’re not in for the full-six, we thank you for your attention. Please don’t forget to rate and review on iTunes.

1. Stillwater Gose Gone Wild:  In Dissecting Our Fun, we test our limits discussing just how many times the same game mechanic can be reskinned.

2. Roughtail Brewing Company Polar Eclipse: We cram three into the Armchair Director this week and discuss our top 3 Time Travel movies.

3. Clown Shoes Brewing Undead Party Crasher: COM Corner is all about Expectations Violations Theory. The hosts each share their most bemoaned example.

4. Roughtail Little Blue Pils: Ready Player Drunk examines the video game mechanical changes that had the biggest impact on gameplay.

5. Anthem Brewing Company’s Domestique: In Ask Mixed Six, someone wanted to know our tips for entering a management position…for some reason. We tried our best to answer.

On the Patreon

6. Artisan Ales Prairie Bomb!: Finally Drunk Enough, we get into why we knock them back in the first place.

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Ep. 11: In Which Spencer is Wrong

Welcome back! Try to hold back your rage at my co-host’s shameful cinematic tastes long enough to listen to the fantastic episode we have for you.

Spanning & Sensatie from Bodegraven: In a brand-new segment called Travel Hangover, Spencer reports on the beer tourism of scenic Denver.

Evil Twin Brewing’s Yin: In Dissecting Our Fun, we talk about the exciting new trend of creative intelligence games like Mysterium, DixIt, and Codenames.

Lunctis Veribus by Avery Brewing: We confess the media sins of our youth in this edition of This Was A Mistake.

Ayinger Brewery’s Celebrator Dopplebock: In Ask Mixed Six, Producer Ross, Caleb, and Spence all fret about the possibility of a nerd economy bubble.

Against the Grain Brewery’s Bloody Show: Resident Sportsplainer Spencer heroically tries to save baseball from its own irrelevance.

On the Patreon

Southern Tier Brewing Company’s Blackwater Series Salted Caramel: Thank the lord we’re finally Drunk Enough to fix everything wrong with public education. 

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Ep. 10: Kurt Vonnegut’s Animorphs

We are what animals we pretend to be (for more than two hours), so we must be careful about what animals we pretend to be.We made it to episode 10! It’s time for a celebration! Not as big as the celebration we’ll have for episode 65, when we surpass the number of volumes in K.A. Applegate’s magnum opus – that party is going to be a rager – but a celebration nonetheless. Come listen to us celebrate in the five episode freecast, or hop on over to Patreon and listen to the whole thing.

  1. Spaten Optimator Doppelbock: In Dissecting Our Fun, Spence and Caleb praise Brewin’ USA for its commitment to a theme.
  2. Kasteel Cuvee du Chateau Belgian Ale: Binge Binger has us rating superhero shows on Netflix. We resist talking about the Arrow-verse for nearly three minutes!
  3. Brassrie Dieu du Ciel! Rigor Mortis: In Ask Mixed Six, the gang lays down the gauntlet of what a quality bar should do to serve us.
  4. Ommegang Three Philosophers: In This Was a Mistake, Spencer takes leave of his senses regarding the recent travesty of Superman films, and Caleb becomes reactionary.
  5. Shiner Ruby Redbird: In Getting Lit(erature), we discuss whether or not Kurt Vonnegut was a sci-fi writer and gush about our shared favorite author.And on the Patreon…
  6. Mother’s English Tea Pale Ale: Finally Drunk Enough, we wonder what would have been by discussing life paths not taken. 

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Ep. 9: The Remake After the Flop that was Ep. 9

Welcome to episode 9 REDUX! This is your five-beer freecast version. For that sixth beer goodness, hit us up on Patreon.

Bell’s Brewery Robust Porter: We Dissect Our Fun with Dragonwood and the lure of simplicity in design.

Ommegang Brewery’s Rare Vos Amber Ale : In Getting Lit(erature), Spence and Caleb discuss the best bad books and book series they enjoy in spite of better judgement.

Stillwater Artisanal’s Untraditional Stout: In Armchair Director, we lament the Top 3 flops that didn’t deserve the economic shame they suffered.

Prairie Artisan Ales’ Prairie Weisse : In COM Corner, we get into why this is the second episode 9 we’ve recorded, and why we ended up ditching the first take.

Urban Chestnut Schnickelfritz: In Jukebox in Back, we stock our Jukebox on the desert island with our Top 3 bug-out bag albums.

On the Patreon

White River Brewing Co.’s Coconut Rye Porter: Finally Drunk Enough, Spence and Caleb wonder if there is any cultural value to be had from all that debating they do every week.

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Episode 8: I’ll Have a Blue-Ribbon Stag Shandy Corona

Episode Ocho! Welcome to the free, 5-beer and topic version of The Mixed Six. If you’re a backer of our Patreon (or wish to become one) head on over there to grab your premium version of the episode and vote on future content. This is our first episode with 50% user generated segments and sub-topics, so let’s get to it.

  1. Urban Chestnut’s Count Orlok Black Pumpkin Ale: Coming in second in the segment vote, we talk about Dissecting Our Fun, or rather, dissecting our lack of fun with our 3 least favorite board games.
  2. Mother’s Brewing MILF: Topping out the segment vote, we Nerdsplain the concept of the ‘nerdiphany’ and share our own moments of geeky self-reflection.
  3. Unibroue Blanche de Chambly: In Binge Binger, Ethan Cordray asks for some strategies on how to select a television show when spoiled for choice. The resident couch potatoes weigh in.
  4. Evil Twin/ Two Road Pachamama Porter: In Ask Mixed Six, Steven Lee wants to hear more about the struggle of living in a community that doesn’t share your personal values. Two straight white dudes do their best to answer.
  5. Big Sky Brewing Moose Drool Brown Ale: Adam L. wants to know the hosts’ secret shames, and Joe DP want’s to know about beers we’re ashamed to admit drinking. So in this week’s Professional Drinking, we bring you Spence and Caleb’s SECRET SHAME BEERS.

On the Patreon

Hoegaarden Wit-Blanche: Finally Drunk Enough, the hosts wade into a quagmire of a question…when are you ethically required to stop enjoying an artist’s work because of the artist’s life?

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Hot Takes on Ice 2: Legion, Weirdness, and Fan Responsibility

Thanks to the fantastic listener feedback, we’re going to add Hot Takes on Ice into regular rotation. The plan is to record at least two a month (maybe more) everytime we lay down a regular episode. While we wait for Producer Ross to do his editing magic, we’ll drop the mini-casts immediately so you can get that fresh-from-the-grill, whiskey-fueled commentary to ease the wait.

In the future, we’re going to make access to the Hot Takes on Ice minicast a new reward for patrons donating $6 or more a month. This latest one is free though; everyone can try before they buy.

In the episode, we talk about the new reward level, the FX show Legion, and our irrational fixation with Fireball.

Let us know what you think in the comments and, as always, thank you for the support!

 

Hot Takes on Ice: SuperBowl Ads

We’re trying something new! Our wonderful patrons often suggest segment topics that are way too topical for our production schedule. Talking about current events with our current recording arrangement mean episodes wouldn’t drop until months later.

Luckily, we like hard alcohol too! In Hot Takes on Ice, Spence and Caleb discuss a current event over a drink. It’s a mini-cast that doesn’t require much editing: we record it and drop it the next day. Hopefully, this will fufill our patrons desire for what’s in the news.

We’re still trying to avoid staring into the abyss of the modern political arena, so in our pilot episode we’re talking about something that’s been bothering Caleb: how should we feel about these new Super Bowl Ads?

This is an experiment. We might add it to the rewards schedule, we might not. Let us know what you think in the comments.

Song: For Sale by Golden Duck Orchestra

Ep. 7: Like the 47 Ronin Committing Seppuku on My Tongue

Fan-tastic

What’s up! It’s episode 7 time! This is our first episode planned with patron feedback. If you want to get in on voting for floating segments, suggesting beers, asking questions, and dictating sub-topics, be sure to check us out at Patreon.

  1. Samuel Smith’s Organic Chocolate Stout: We start things off with a patron-suggested beer and a patron-suggested topic! This week’s Armchair Director has Spence and Caleb enthusiastically agreeing to the top three MCU films.
  2. Perennial Artisan Ale’s Von Pamplemousse: Some sick, Jigsaw-esque patron demanded Ask Mixed Six be about a choice between saving one beer and wiping one from the face of earth. Spencer and Caleb do their best to survive in this hellish thought experiment. 
  3. Stillwater Artisanal (Stratford CT) Stillwater Extra Dry: In Dissecting Our Fun, we discuss the conundrum of co-op boardgames. Also, Caleb almost chokes to death on the mic and the crew makes a new rule. 
  4. Weihenstephaner’s Hefe Weissbier: In Getting Lit, Spence and Caleb discuss books everyone is supposed to love and they really, really don’t. 
  5. Goose Island Four Star Pils: In Nerdsplainer, the patrons want to hear about the shifting political landscape of “gamers.” Producer Ross and Caleb try their best to help Spencer navigate a minefield of a topic. 

For Patrons only…

  • O’Fallon’s Hemp Hop Rye: Finally Drunk Enough, we talk about gift cards, Adam Smith, the myth of homo economicus, and the oh-so-sexy topic of behavioral economics. 

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Episode 6: That Green Bottle Should Have Been a Red Flag

What’s up?! It’s time again for our five-beer, free-cast for Episode 6. We recorded this one right after episode 5, so language and concepts start off a little…slippery. If you want to hear our 6th (aka 12th!) beer rambling, it’s up on the Patreon. Wanna talk beer with us? Hit us up @themixedsix or in the comments below.

  1. Lucky Buddha by Cheerday Brewing: We mix it up by starting things off with Armchair Director. The hosts share their dream remake and director combo, then Spencer is absurdly wrong.
  2. Grimbergen Double-Ambree: In Dissecting Our Fun, we talk about Concept and the amazing feat of making charades fun again.
  3. Urban Chestnut’s Revolution Series #1 Winged Nut: In Jukebox in Back, we bare our shame by sharing our top 3 musical guilty pleasures.
  4. Coop Ale Works F5 IPA: In Asked Mixed Six, a listener want’s to know how the hosts manage to write lengthy projects. We share some tips on tricking yourself into typing.
  5. Breckenridge Brewing’s Nitro Vanilla Porter: In a new segment called This Was a Mistake, we talk about a mistake other than drinking throughout the entire podcast. In this episode, that mistake is one most of you are lucky enough to be unfamiliar with: Branson.

Behind the Paywall

6. Mother’s Brewing Company’s Winter Grind: Finally Drunk Enough, we talk about the trap of authenticity and the danger of using it to measure your self-concept. Then we pass out, authentically, at the end of a grueling double recording.

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Episode 5: Tears for a Pig

Greetings! Here’s our five-beer free-cast for Episode 5. If you want more, it’s up on the Patreon. Got questions? Hit us up @themixedsix or in the comments below.

  1. Ogletoberfest by Anthem Brewing: In Dissecting Our Fun, we talk about how absolutely floored we are by the innovative initiative mechanic in Tokaido.
  2. Sierra Nevada’s Otra Vez: In Sportsplainer, Spencer tries to educate the nerds on the inscrutable mysteries of the college BCS system and why Condi Rice decides the football games now.
  3. Public House Brewing’s Courtship Cranberry Ale: In Binge Binger, the whole crew shares it’s odd love affair with The Profit and wonder what a CNBC reality show could have done to sink the hook so deep.
  4. Stiegl’s Grapefruit Radler: In Armchair Director, Spencer and Caleb lay down the cinematic gauntlets used to gauge one’s potential for friendship.
  5. Springfield Brewing Company’s Walnut Street: In a brand-new segment, Living With Humans, Spencer and Caleb share their oh-so-learned perspectives on whether marriage means anything anymore.

Behind the Paywall

6. Alpine Beer Company’s Duet: In Drunk Enough, we talk about performance anxiety (not the sexy kind). What is it? How do you get past it? Should you feel it more often?

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