The Mixed Six Podcast

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

Episode 71: Trees are Bullshit

Look at this gaudy bastard...Birk is back, and we’re finally brave enough to admit something: we’re tired of all those damn trees with their arboreal biomass above the ground! What are they trying to prove?! Show-offs….

Anyway, we talk about Gloomhaven, manners befitting a hootenanny, and Producer Daddy’s love of grasses.

Haand Bryggeriet Odins Tipple Imperial Stout (4): In Dissecting Our Fun, Caleb begs his hosts to talk him out of buying baby Gloomhaven, aka Jaws of the Lion. Perhaps this was the wrong audience to ask.

Strange Roots Goedenacht Farmhouse Ale Brewed with Apples, Orange Blossom Honey and Coriander (5): In Getting Lit(erature), we talk about books that need a sequel and sequels we never needed. 

Spoetzl Brewery’s Shiner Weisse n Easy (4): In a return of a long-time fan favorite, we dive back in to Rise of the Manner Lords: the Ettiquetting. The Manner Lords solve the age old question: is it okay to volunteer for jug when forced to perform at a wedding hootenanny?

Delirium Noel from Huyghe Brewery (3): Ask Mixed Six wanted to know about our exit strategies for when all this stuff going on in America turns out A-OK-aroonie, yessireebob.

Prairie Artisan Ales Punch Sour Ale with Blackberry, Cherry, and Lime (2): In Living with Humans, we get our spouses pissed off at us for your entertainment.

Urban Chestnut’s Big Shark Lemon Radler (3): Finally Drunk Enough, we discuss the value of seemingly frivolous, but equally dedicated, acts of self-improvement. 

Music, Tracks 1-7: https://emapea.bandcamp.com/album/jazzy-tape

Ep. 70: Ukelele Herzegovinia

We’re back with a regular episode for your ears. In this feast for the…well, sense — just the one sense — we discuss Captains, share surprising media choices, and finally give a name to our previously most anonymous question-asker.
Open Gate Brewery’s Guinness Over The Moon Milk Stout (2): Board game component upgrades may be the forbidden fun. We Dissect Our Fraught relationship with the commercial practice.
Side Project Brewings Biere du Pays — Oak Aged Missouri Farmhouse Ale (5): Greg Bennett has asked us to throw some of the world’s less loved superhero films into the B-Hole.
Sweet Water Brewing As Long As There Is Water Berliner Weisse with Acai Berry, Blackberry, and Raspberry (4): In a segment so good Spencer forgot how to do our show, we talk about media surprises we’ve discovered during quarantine.
Side Project Brewing Reflections 8/28/2018 Wine Barrel Fermented Missouri Wild Ale (5): Our best listener Asks Mixed Six about how to deal with discontent with the people you depend on.
Hitachino Nest Beer Lacto Sweet Stout (3): As the lawn/garage distanced hangout is the only social interaction a responsible drunk can hope for nowadays, Professional Drinkers recommend some beers you can hold in your hand while screaming at your friends over pathologically safe distances.
Left Hand Brewing Nitro Milk Stout (2):  Finally Drunk Enough to try again, we talk about what we would have done differently in the show if provided a time machine.

Ep. 69: NOOOOOIIIICCCCCEEEEE!!!

Yeah! We did it! It’s the acrostic numeric double entendre! The kids love that stuff.

Deschutes Handup IPA (2): In Dissection Our Fun, we’ve finally gotten around to letting Spencer try Feast of Odin. He is understandably obsessed.

PH Brewery LTD Crafty Radler Grapefruit & Tangerine (5): In B-Hole in One, we chuck tabletop RPGs into the transformative abyss and sees what comes out.

John Boston’s The Point Pale Ale (2): It’s a FIRE SALE baybeeeeee!

Well Bombardier Glorious English Premium Ale (2): In Humanities Fight, we talk about the value of predicting the future in academic contexts.

Cigar City Brewing’s Margarita Gose (5): The Jukebox in Back is playing workout tunes. Sorry…tunz.

Family Brewery Huyghe Delirium Red Belgian Ale with Cherry and Elderberries (2): Finally Drunk Enough, we talk about the danger of defining yourself by escapism.

Music, Tracks 8-14: https://jazzhopcafe.bandcamp.com/album/coffee-beats

Ep 68: Recording What Now?

Food month is almost over. Hold on. JUST HOLD ON A LITTLE LONGER!
Also, Baz is here. 
Danke Chain Oktoberfest by West Sixth Brewing (2): Baz, Producer Ross, and Caleb have started running a King’s Dilemma campaign online. We let Spencer know what he’s missing with this RPG/boardgame fusion. 
Sierra Nevada Hop Bullet Double IPA (3): In Armchair Director, we talk about the three blandest sequels we’ve ever seen. 
Boulevard Brewing Cherry-Lime Radler (5): With a sociology major in the house, we have a Humanties Fight to talk about the goth subculture.
Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc (4): In Ask Mixed Six, four dudes were asked to talk about the guilt of playing a problematic game. I guess we’ll try?
Revolver Brewing Hop Device IPA Hazy IPA (2): Given Baz’s legendary Malort prank, we select trickster gods to teach his ass a lesson in Mixed Six Mock Draft.
John Boston Summer Ale (3): Finally Drunk Enough to engage with reality, we talk about the worst possible arguments for reopening businesses “after” Covid.

Episode 67: What’s in the Box?

Producer Ross’s father gave him a box, then receded to wherever it is he lurks when not summoned. What could be inside has consumed our every waking thought and sleeping nightmare since we heard of the dark curio’s existence. In this episode, like Pandora, we defy the gods by opening it to see what man was not meant to see.

We also talk about some other stuff, too, I guess.

Brasserie Thirtie3 Extra Dry-hopped French Farmhouse Ale (2): In Dissecting Our Fun, we talk about the second attempt to expand the rich-universe of Portuguese tile-laying games with Azul: Summer Pavilion.

Ciderboys Grand Mimosa Apple Orange Hard Cider (5): Alex asks the Professional Drinkers to lay down a roadmap to leading the uninitiated into the land of beer.

Leaky Roof Meadery’s Caller (2): The nerds Nerdsplain a skill that Spencer will never need — how to pick a setting for an RPG.

Brasserie D’Achouffe McChouffe Belgian Brown Beer (3):  Ask Mixed Six answers a question about the weirdness of parasocial podcast relationships.

Lagunitas Pils Czech Style Pilsener (4): Not to be outdone, the Sportsplainer takes on a journey of what e-sports can expect in the wake of quarantine.

The Citizen’s Brewery of Plzen’s Pilsner Urquell (1): Finally Drunk Enough, we try to explain the utter madness of US society to anyone not already drowning in it.

Episode 66: Quarantine Quarrels

Having already lost the battle of sound quality to the necessity of recording remotely, we thought we would make up the difference and then some by adding a Birk back into the cast. Join us for the most relatable rating system ever and tons of fun conversation.
Country Boy Brewing’s Nacho Bait Habanero Blonde Ale (4): In a time of shifting viewpoints, we talk about boardgames that have changed our perspective the most in Dissecting Our Fun.
New Belgium La Folie Foeder Aged Sour Brown Ale (5): In Armchair Director, we rate the best “animals play a sport” movies. It’s a…it’s a short list.
Brouwerij West Hitchhiking Ghosts IPA (4): In the Mixed Six Mock Draft, we’re giving politicians superpowers. What could go wrong?
Falls City Hipster Repellant IPA (2): It’s a four-man FIRE SALE!
4 Hands Brewing Contact High Grapefruit Radler (3): In Humanities Fight, we discuss Birk’s attempts to become more “well read” in fiction…whatever the hell that means.
[NOT A BEER] Gold Rush Cocktail (4):  Having run out of beers around the same time as the supply of fucks to give went dry, we’re Drunk Enough to hire a director for the inevitable Covid-19 movie.
P.S: Episode art is fan art done, yet again, by our friend David N. 

Episode 65: Producer Ross’s Quest

Something too large
Something too dangerous
Something too cool
Something too plain
Return from the Far Side of the World
with a prize to prove yourself true
or Death by Malort is the fate
that will befall a Producer like you.
Maplewood Morbidly Obese Pug Extra Fudge Imperial Chocolate Stout (5): In Dissecting Our Fun, Caleb struggles to calm his hype beast as the boardgame industry continues to shovel cocaine up its nose. 
New Belgium Brewing L’ Terrore Dry Hopped American Sour Ale (5): The Mixed Six Mock Draft has to assemble a Rescuers Down Under-esque crew to help them survive in the Australian wilderness. 
Pipeworks Brewing Co. Pineapple Guppy Pale Ale with Pineapple (3): Max sent us the Three Floyds graphic novel. I guess it’s a Getting Lit(erature) segment? Should of never gave them boys money, that’s for sure. 
Decadent Ales Decadent Creamery Blackberry Sorbet Gose Style Ale with Blackberry (2): That’s a lot of uses of the word “Decadent,” but Ask Mixed Six has a lot of questions in this FIRE SALE.
4 Noses Brewing Company Raspberry Blonde Ale with Raspberries (4): The Honorable Judge Producer Ross judges the worst decision ever made by a fictional character.
Pipeworks Brewing Co. Forest Fauna India Pale Ale with Centennial Hops, Simcoe Hops, and Spruce Tips (1): If the hosts have to record 80 episodes a week to make up for Producer Ross’s vacation, they’re Drunk Enough to demand an honest-to-god Arthurian Quest in tribute. 

Episode 64: Trees are Nature’s Pipes for Sap

We’re back! We talk about counterfeit boardgames, staff a liquor store with fictional characters, and laud the democratic process because definitely working just fine. JUST. FINE.
Public House Brewing’s Anthony’s Pacification Russian Imperial Stout (3): Counterfeit boardgames are becoming an issue. We Dissect the Counterfeit Fun.
Marz Community Brewing Co. Jungle Boogie Pale Wheat Ale with Rooibos Tea (4): In Sportsplainer, Spencer gets to talk about the greatest moment of his life. 
Great Divide Wood Werks Barrel Series Brown Rye Ale (4): The Mixed Six Mock Draft has to staff a booze shop with fake people. Who do we choose? #TeamCaleb
Public Access Silent Rejoice Double Dry Hopped India Pale Ale (4): In Ask Mixed Six, Chris wants to know when we stared into the abyss and it stared back.
4 Hands Brewing Co. State Wide American Pale Ale with Raspberry (5): Because we are totally healthy people, We Make a Pair picks beer to go with breakfast.
Pipeworks Brewing Co. Dark Dreams Baltic Porter (2): Finally Drunk Enough, Spencer wants to go to museum. Not a great idea, but here we are.

Ep. 63: Deja Brew

We take time off from our fourth career as crime-fighters to record an episode and share it with you, the citizenry. 
Boom Island Brewing Company Hoodoo Dubbel Bottle Conditioned Belgian-Style Ale (3): In Dissecting Our Fun, we discuss the oddly one-sided discussion between boardgames and RPGs. 
Brau Brothers Brewing Co Bancreagie Peated Scotch Ale (4): Drunk on bad Scottish accent, Caleb tries to Nerdsplainer the world of Twitch streaming to a man unfamiliar with YouTube.
Nightmare Brewing Flaying Imperial Oat India Pale Ale (2): Ask Mixed Six FIRE SALE!
Lexington Brewing Company Kentucky Vanilla Barrel Cream Ale (2): Finally ready to just give up, the defeated podcast hosts ask The Honorable Judge Producer Ross to settle the Star Wars vs Star Trek debate. 
Prairie Artisan Ales Pirate Noir Imperial Stout Aged in Jamaican Rum Barrels (5): Though completely understandable, we find it hard to suppress revulsion at the thought of unplugging from the news. In typical Drunk Enough fashion, we analyze our cognitive dissonance and resolve nothing.

Ep. 62: The Mixed 600

We did it. Six hundred beers. They should have sent a poet…and, like, some redundant livers or something. I don’t know; don’t listen to me. I’m drunk, OBVIOUSLY.

Firestone Walker Brewing Company Bretta Blanc Wild Ale Fermented with White Grape Juice (5): In Dissecting Our Fun, Caleb presents the latest game hypothesis — theme’s best use is to make failure fun.

Firestone Walker Brewing Company Violet Underground Cross-Atlantic Wild Ale Aged in Wine Barrels with Raspberries and Candied Violet Petals (5): It’s a Mixed Six FUSION. We’re combining Innervium and We’ll Never B’Author to sneak some native advertisement into a glut of nonsense no one has time to weed three drunks out of…the Hallmark Christmas Movie.

Evil Twin Brewing A Man Who Doesn’t Love IPA Easily, Loves Too Much: Double Dry-Hopped IPA (2): In This Was a Mistake, we cover a perennial favorite of magazines and stand-up comedy alike by giving our advice for travelling.

Evil Twin Brewing Island Bliss Malt Beverage with Natural Flavors (3): It’s a Holiday Fire SALE!!!

Stillwater Artisanal’s Kung Pao Imperial Stout Brewing with Chili Powder, Ginger Powder, Sichuan Pepper, Sea Salt, and Peanut Extract (5): The Honorable Judge Producer Ross returns to adjudicate the reality TV show debate.

Stillwater Artisinal’s Duck Sauce Double India Pale Ale Brewing with Apricot, Plum, Pineapple, Ginger, and Candi Syrup (4): Apropos of nothing, Drunk Enough is about the alarming scale of living.

Music: Tracks 23-28

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