The Mixed Six Podcast

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

Extra Hot Takes on Ice: Metatopia 2017

Spencer and I went to Metatopia for the first time to playtest our new game, Party Fowl. It’s a nifty little convention that not a lot of people get to attend, so we thought we would share our thoughts with an extra, free Hot Takes on Ice episode.

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Ep. 25: Belated October Oktoberfest

Welcome back everyone! We didn’t want to let October go by without celebrating Oktoberfest and thus, ironically, being two months late instead of one. Enjoy this themed episode of Oktoberfest brews!

Odell Brewing Co Oktoberfest Marzen Style Lager: In Dissecting Our Fun, Spencer and Caleb gamble their limited resources on who gets to talk first about the mechanic of bidding for turn order.

Bell’s Brewing Oktoberfest Beer: Steven Lee and Alex B. (and my MAD RHYMES) have concerns about movie theaters. The two hosts couldn’t have two more desperate opinions on the matter in Armchair Director.

Great Divide Brewing Co. Hoss Oktoberfest Lager: Jesus…it just doesn’t end, does it? In Sportsplainer, we have to look at the Kaepernick controversy again now that the Cheeto in Chief has weighed in.

Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest Fester: Keith wants to know about the use and abuse of logical fallacies in internet argument. This COM Corner calls people out for their Fallacy Fallacies, thus committing Fallacy Fallacy Fallacies.

Schlafly Oktoberfest: Stuff was getting to heavy, so Mixed Six Mock Draft is about shipping our top 3 fictional couples on an actual ship.

Mother’s Oktoberfest AND Horny Goat Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter: In this double-fisted Drunk Enough, Spence and Caleb deepen their codependence by discussing their mutual guilt over leaving professions.

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Ep. 24: Mandatory Electric Tae-bo

Hey all! We’re back with another free episode. If you like what you hear, consider getting some extra episodes by backing our Patreon.

Sun King Brewing’s Osiris: Marrying Mr. Darcy is a great game that exemplifies how mechanics are enough to carry the message in a concise design. We swoon for the game in this week’s Dissecting Our Fun.

12 Gates Brewing Company Cherry Vanilla Wheat: In Sportsplainer, Spencer breaks down is preferred form of RPG by discussion this game called Fantasy Football.

Coop Ale Works Territorial Reserve Barrel Aged Wild Wheat Wine Honey Ale: Toll Roads are a terrible idea. Caleb had to drive on one and so we’re all going to hear about it in This Was A Mistake.

Prairie Artisan Ales Prison Rodeo Hoppy Coffee Ale: Two listeners asked us to give some advice on gift giving for this holiday season. We do our best in Ask Mixed Six. 

Bitter Sisters Hissy Fit Marzen Lager: Sean wants to know about our top 3 most disappointing film franchises. Spencer forces Caleb into a series of increasingly hot takes in this Armchair Director.

Bitter Sisters Hissy Fit Marzen Lager: What responsibility does on informed, rational consumer have to those without as much self-control? We ask in this episode’s Drunk Enough.

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Ep. 23: Mrs. Gas-Spewing Metal Orb

Choose the form of your destroyer.

The Destiny 2 servers were down for maintenance, so we managed to get a podcast out in-between fixes. If, like us, you have also been released from your virtual prison long enough to listen, we’d appreciate it if you checked out our Patreon before we jack back into the Playstation Network like the Lawnmower Man.

Narragansett’s Lovecraft The Temple: Fittingly for the beer, Brownie is concerned about drowning in Cthulhu games and other thematic gluts. A guy who wrote a zombie game in 2017 gives his opinion in Dissecting Our Fun.

Sun King Brewery King’s Reserve: In This Was a Mistake, we unpack the mistakes your job’s dress code is likely making.

Boulevard’s Dark Truth: Ask Mixed Six wants to know how to persuade people. Aside from paying $4 to have a question answered, we give additional advice.

Urban Chestnut’s Moon Monkey: No one asked for it, but Mixed Six Mock Draft is back with fictional characters used to teach core subjects in a high school. 

Abita To-Gose: In Getting Lit(erature), Spencer and Caleb coin a new genre called “The Trash Canon” and populate its loathsome shelves.

Alltech’s Lexington Brewing Co.’s Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale: Finally Drunk Enough, we count our calories and lament the difficulties of eating a balanced media diet.

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Ep. 22: Ross Didn’t Read It Either

Well, here goes the end of Caleb’s podcasting career and public existence. It was a good run while it lasted. Why exactly is this the end for our intrepid hero? Listen to the new episode and find out!

Sun King Brewery’s Dragon’s Delight: Five Tribes has one of the most interesting movement mechanics we’ve ever seen in a modern boardgames. Spencer and Caleb gush about it in Dissecting Our Fun.

Trappist Westvletern: In Getting Lit(erasure), we admit the top 3 books we are embarrassed to say we haven’t read. Some take the prompt more literally than others. 

Scuttlebutt Brewing Co Porter: In This Was a Mistake, we try to dissect just how bad an idea the eat-on-a-dare fast food trend has become.

Sun King Brewing Co Wee Mac Scottish Style Ale: Some movies end with emotional charges that are almost too powerful. The Armchair Directors discuss their top 3 films in this category.

Narragansett Lovecraft The Unnamable Black Lager: Two fine listeners Ask Mixed Six ask if it is ever okay to dissuade someone from trying a piece of art just because you think it is bad. Two men that spent an entire episode badmouthing Iron Fist weigh in. 

Scuttlebutt Hoptopia: Finally Drunk Enough to spout off with uninformed opinions, we discuss the degree of research required to feel “qualified” to form an opinion on an issue. Where is it at for us, and where should it be?

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Ep. 21: Party Fowl

Quack quack quack quack quack quack quack quack quack quack quack quack. Quack quack quack quack; quack quack, quack? Quack quack. (If you’re the target demographic for the new, original Mixed Six card game we announce in this episode, you understand what I just said). Anyway, the rest of the podcast is done in our filthy human tongue, so I guess I should switch back to English. We hope you enjoy listening to this free episode. If you like it and want more, don’t forget to back us on Patreon for tons of bonus content.

Rock Bridge Brewing Co Option #2: Maddy encouraged us to self-promote, and we can’t help but oblige. In a first for Dissecting Our Fun, we talk about Party Fowl, a card/boardgame we’re attempting to design.

New Glarus Brewing Co. Spotted Cow: The difference between imagination and reality when Living with Humans is perhaps the greatest pitfall we face. Spence and Caleb are here to help.

Harviestoun Brewery Old Engine Oil: CJ Asks Mixed Six what we should do with the term “gamer.” We weight-in because, you know, the alternative would be this weird, super-awkward recorded silence. Can’t have that.

Mikkeller Brewing Beer Geek Breakfast Stout: In Armchair Director, the crew lays out a cinematic curriculum for their hypothetical offspring.

White River Brewing Company Jam Up: Sportsplainer tries to demystify the Colin Kaepernick controversy for its good-hearted listeners.

New Belgium’s Wood Cellar Reserve Le Kriek Noir: Finally Drunk Enough to overshare, we confess to our artistic struggle with when to cut versus when to accept that a topic needs more attention.

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Ep. 20: Does What It Says on the Tin

Another podcast episode coming at y’all — if you don’t pay for it, lucky for you it’s a freebie. If you do back the Patreon, you’re a saint and we love you. We’ll have an extra geared up for you next week. Until then, enjoy!

 

Deschutes Swiveled Red India Style Red Ale: If you want to get us to talk about a game, there’s no method quite so effective as buying it for us. In this Dissecting Our Fun, Maddie hacks the podcast to get us talking about Unfair.

Springfield Brewing Company’s Bull Creek Brown Ale: True Detective Season 1 is a memory we want unsullied by the disappointments of Season 2. We ponder our top 3 actor pairings for a hypothetical season 3 in this Binge Binger.

Evil Twin Brewing’s Sanguinem Aurantiaco: In Sportsplainer, Spence tries to explain the feast/famine popularity of Olympic sports as Caleb keeps chiming in with his utterly uninformed opinion.

New Belgium in collaboration with Anne-Francoise Villers-Devant-Orval Spiced Imperial Dark Ale Aged on White Oak Spirals: Ask Mixed Six wants to know if social media platforms are authentic tools for academic discourse. Two dropouts weigh in.

Tallgrass Brewing Company Raspberry Jam Berliner Weisse: Mixed Six Mock Draft returns as we comprise a rogues gallery of literary authors for a movie heist.

Founders Porter Dark, Rich, and Sexy: Finally Drunk (and petty) Enough, we dive into a bad review on iTunes and discuss why we wish our detractors were constructive critics instead of braindead far-right mouthpieces regurgitating the senseless phrase “virtue signaling.”

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Ep. 19: This Entire Episode Was the Mistake

I PROMISE YOU THIS IS EPISODE 19. We recorded this before realizing that we have to do a separate numbering system for the Patreon extras, so forgive our mislabeling. As you know, Producer Ross does not edit things.

Still high off the thrill of hitting our first Patreon benchmark, we made a terrible choice and decided to do an episode with beer of…questionable craft credentials. Hopefully the conversation isn’t dependent upon how our tastebuds are feeling. Listen to yourself and find out!

Anheuser Busch’s Natural Light: In Dissecting Our Fun, we jump back on that science game jam and play Evolution. It’s like Spore but not terrible!

Anheuser Busch’s Busch Light: Matt suggested we talk about our Top 3 2000’s pop songs; don’t mind if we do! We’re off to the Jukebox in Back.

Michelob Ultra: In Ask Mixed Six, Ben and Angie want to know how friendships change in the digital age.

Bud Light: In our 2nd Mixed Six Mock Draft, we staff the best fictional band we can out of the best fictional musicians.

Miller Lite: We talk about our top 3 old TV shows (80’s or older) in this week’s Binge Binger.

Coors Light: First off, no one is ever Drunk Enough for this beer. Secondly, we talk about the relationship between vanity and ethics. You know…light-hearted party talk.

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Ep. 18: The Baking Draft

Welcome! You may notice that there are six beers in this episode. Don’t worry; you didn’t win the lottery; it’s a result of hitting our first Patreon milestone! Now, everyone at our $2 level and above gets a whole extra episode. For those on the free plan, it now means beer six is free for our old standard of two beers a month.

Against the Grain Brewery Kamen Knuddeln Kentucky Common: In Dissecting Our Fun, we try to help Brownie get his friends into tabletop RPGs.

Mixkeller’s Hallo Ich Bin Raspberry Berliner Weisse: Y’all wanted to hear about something in This Was a Mistake, and Caleb has one that’s been bothering him for awhile: The Lottery.

2011 B.C. India-Style Brown Ale (Civil Life, Perennial Artisan Ales, Urban Chestnut, 4 Hands): Maddy wants to know about our three desert island video games. In Ready Player Drunk, Caleb and Spence share.

Brasserie Dubuisson Peche Mel’ Saaldis: COM Corner gets heavy today as the gang is asked to weigh in on where the success of content creators lies.

Dogfish Head Midas Touch Ancient Ale: In a new segment, we have our first Mixed Six Mock Draft. In this episode, we talk about the Marvel Heroes we would bring onto our Great British Bake-off style reality show.

Free State Beer’s Ad Astra Ale: Finally Drunk Enough, Adam wants to know about three doughy podcasters’ ideas of masculinity.

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Ep. 17: Ray of Light Beers

Quick: everybody vogue! Now everybody listen to episode 17! Now go back the Patreon and listen to the full episode! Vogue again! Tell Spencer my Madonna rating system is great! Vogue one more time!

Crooked Stave’s L’ Brett d’ Raspberry: In Dissecting Our Fun, we’re talking about the preponderance of Science-themed board games.

Ommegang Short-Sleeve Saison: In Getting Lit(erature), Steven Lee wants to get a read on the unstoppable popularity of Young Adult literature. 

Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales Bam Noire Dark Farmhouse Ale: Matt Price tickles our nostagila bones by Asking Mixed Six about their favorite Saturday morning cartoons.

Against the Grain Brewery’s The Brown Note: During Ready Player Drunk, Caleb drinks perhaps the craziest marketing decision ever made while discussing the VR craze with Spencer.

Bell’s Brewing Pooltime Ale: It’s not exactly seasonal, but Zoltan wants the Armchair Directors to talk about their favorite horror films.

On the Patreon

New Holland Brewing’s Dragon’s Milk: Drunk Enough to tackle the real issues, Spence and Caleb take down the concept of the bell curve.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Caleb wrote a big ol’ RPG book. If you didn’t back Red Markets on Kickstarter, check it out and consider pre-ordering on BackerKit: https://redmarkets.backerkit.com/hosted_preorder

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