The Mixed Six Podcast

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

Ep. 32: Stout Lads

Caleb is re-appropriating the term adults used to call him fat by drinking as many Stouts as possible this episode. Oddly enough, it doesn’t seem to be helping his weight problem, but, by god, it makes for good listening! Join us for an all stout episode of The Mixed Six.

Brooklyn Brewing’s Black Chocolate Stout: In Dissecting Our Fun, we discuss what to look for in a tabletop game review (besides listening to the Mixed Six, of course).

Bell’s Brewing Co.’s Kalamazoo Stout, Stout Brewed With Brewer’s Licorice: The Armchair Directors have been given and the impossible task of re-casting directors for a perfect trilogy of films. How can one improve on the live-action TMNT movies? Is such a thing even possible?

Bent River Brewing Company Uncommon Stout: Nerdsplainer is a call to action as Caleb begs his community to give up on all this Marvel/DC crap and get into the real action happening in Bollywood.

Brewfist Italian Ales The Spaghetti Western, Imperial Chocolate Coffee Stout Aged in Grappa Barrels: We had so many great questions this episode, we had to just try them all. Welcome to the first Ask Mixed Six Fire Sale! All questions must go!

Cathedral Square Brewery’s Holy Moly Imperial Stout: In Living with Humans, we talk about reciprocity in relationships.

Big Muddy Brewing’s S’mores Stout: Finally Drunk Enough, we delve into the saying, “Boredom is a sign of a weak mind.” Instilled in the hosts from childhood, is this a sound life tenant or merely the intellectual equivalent of “do you even lift, bro?”

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Year-in-Review Survey

Hello everyone!
We’ve been at this for more than a year now. Spencer, Producer Ross, and I (I’m…I’m Caleb. I’m that one) are really proud of the show and absolutely blessed that all of you have helped us create it. We want to keep this show expanding and improving in the months to come. We love recording it so much, and we feel the need to make it the best podcast possible as a sign of our gratitude to everyone that’s helped us get this far.
As it is our listeners who got us this far, we thought you would be the best source for ideas on how to grow in the future. We’ve put together a survey to help make decisions moving forward. If you’ve ever listened to an episode — for any reason, for free or on Patreon — we would really appreciate it if you took the time to fill one out. Every response helps us get a clearer picture of where we need to go from here.
Thanks for the feedback!

Ep. 31: INSERT GLUTEN PUN HERE

If the wheat has you down, do we ever have an episode for you. In an effort to help our gluten intolerant loved ones, this episode is all gluten-free beer. We can’t promise gluten-free conversation though: we say the word a lot. Gluten gluten gluten.

Daura Damm: In Dissecting Our Fun, it’s time we tackle our first Legacy-type game with T.I.M.E. Stories. Worth the hype? Find out!

Redbridge Gluten-free Sourgham Beer:  James D wants to know what drinks to pair with a viewing of the original Star Wars trilogy. The Armchair Director makes recommendations.

Shandy Daura Damm: Is early-access and DLC the culprit in ruining ‘good games?’ Ready Player Drunk thinks the issue is a bit more complicated.

Omission Brewing Co. IPA: In Mixed Six Mock Draft, we have to populate a tribe for the reality team Survivor using only philosophers. Let us know who one #TeamCaleb or #Team Spencer!

Omission Brewing Co. Lager: Ask Mixed Six wants to know about the one nerdy subculture you wished you hadn’t missed out on. Spencer makes a terrible mistake!

New Belgium Brewing’s Glutiny Pale Ale: Finally Drunk Enough to pontificate about the canon, we ponder whether or not there is any value in teaching philosophy to students before they get to university.

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Ep. 30: Sunday Morning Love Triangles

Welcome back! We’re hear to paint tragic comic strip narratives and fix your love lives. You know, the usual stuff. Here’s what to expect in this exciting new episode.

Mars Community Brewing Ruby’s Tears Gose Style Ale with Hibiscus and Coriander: In Dissecting Our Fun, Jacob Derby asks about games that benefit from verticality on the Z-access.

Cathedral Square Brewery’s Repent! Rye IPA: Ask Mixed Six is all about our bottom three holiday songs. It’s going to be a tough pick!

Omnipollo’s Shploing!! Mango S’mores: India Pale Ale Brewed with Marshmallows, Graham Crackers, Salt, and Lactose Sugar with Mango and Vanilla: In Armchair Director, we lament the loss of Every Frame a Painting and talk about the video essay as a genre. 

Main St. 4204 Brewing Co’s Pecan Brown Ale Brewed with Pecans: This Was a Mistake deals with an anonymous listener’s tragic misstep — sustaining a romantic relationship without mutual sexual attraction. 

Charleville Brewing Co Box of Chocolate Belgian-Style Quadrupel Ale: Mixed Six Mock Draft is all about creating a tragic love triangle amongst the characters in Saturday Morning Comic Strips. 

Urban Chestnut Brewing’s Urban Underdog American Lager: Finally Drunk Enough and with the dust clearing, we offer our final thoughts on the whole Patreon fiasco.

Ep. 29: Drinking the Forms

Howdy everyone! Welcome back to The Mixed Six. Like Greek philosophers of old, join us as we stroll the gardens and parthenon, discussing the nature of truth and important topics of the day. But we’ll be more buzzed because our beer has more alcohol than that crappy B.C. wine.

Santa Fe Brewing Co Adobe Igloo Winter Ale Brewed with Cacao and Chile: In Dissecting Our Fun, people need to know the steps towards backing a winner in the tabletop Kickstarter space. We lay down our Mixed Six investment tips.

Big Muddy Brewing Blueberry Blonde Ale Brewed with natural Blueberry Flavor: The Mixed Six Mock Draft tasks us with curating the best compilation of one-hit wonders of all time. Spencer and Caleb square-off in the arena. 

Omnipollo’s Pleroma Raspberry Crème Brûlée Sour Ale Brewed with Lactose Sugar with Raspberries and Vanilla Added: Welp…we tried to poison Spencer. And then people Ask Mixed Six what to do about postmodernism gone too far.

Wasatch Brewery Polygamy Nitro Porter: In Ready Player Drunk, Ross and Caleb explain to Spencer about the dark underground economy built around video game coimpletionism.

Main St. 4204 Brewing Co Strawberry Juele: As Professional Drinkers, we couldn’t pass up a question like Chris’s: what beer represents the platonic ideal of the five-point rating system.

Ska Brewing’s Modus Operandi India Pale Ale: Finally Drunk Enough, we discuss the possibility of turning off the impulse to make narrative in this modern age.

Songs by Peatu from the album Memento Mori

Ep. 28: About That ‘Booch Life

Delicious?

Welcome back! We’re back with another episode, another hangover, and another of Spencer’s crazy kombucha cures. Enjoy!

Olympic Brewery’s Mythos: In Dissecting Our Fun, Ken R. wonders what we think about hidden identity games as a mechanic.

Four Hands Cast Iron Oatmeal Brown: Maddy asks if we would ever consider going on a reality show. We interrogate this ridiculous premise in Binge Binger.

Four Hands Contact High: Caleb explains the bizarre work of David Wong in this edition of Getting Lit(erature).

Sun King Brewery Fistful of Hops: Ask Mixed Six presents us with a horror story: what if a doctor recommended that you quit drinking beer?

Big Ditch Brewing Company Hayburner American IPA: Bladerunner 2049 was the best movie was saw all year. This Armchair Director is just us gushing about it.

West Sixth Brewing Pay It Forward Cocoa Porter: Finally Drunk Enough, we discuss the concept of praying to fail: when is it strong self-discipline and when is it self-sabotage?

Music by 2 Mello (tracks 2-8 in order)

Ep. 27: Choby is Horny for Vlad

Rob Sith, creator of The Orpheus Protocol, came to visit us with rare beers and even better conversation. Check out our very special guest episode in this edition of The Mixed Six.

Three Floyds Zombie Dust: In Dissecting Our Fun, we’re forced to pick only three games to take with us on a desert island.

Upland Brewing Wheat Ale: In This Was A Mistake, we talk about how to realize a project you were working on was a mistake all along.

Three Floyds Alpha King Pale Ale: In Getting Lit, we talk about chores we came to cherish with books we thought we would hate that changed our minds.

Upland Brewing Champagne Velvet Brand Beer: This Ask Mixed Six is all about the elements of a good party anecdote, and Rob delivers a morality tale about why you should never trust a man that shares a name with a yogurt.

Three Floyds Yum Yum American Session Ale: Using only characters from the Hanna-Barbera universe, pick the two characters you believe would make the best Halloween chaperones. The Mixed Six Mock Draft has begun!

Upland Brewing Bad Elmer’s Porter: Finally Drunk Enough, we talk about whether or not this is what we thought adulthood would be.

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Ep. 26: I Am Become Pumpkin Spice, Destroyer of Palettes

Spencer decided to assault our tongues with gourds this episode, so I hope y’all like yourself some pumpkin. As the hosts throw pumpkin down their throats like teens trying to vandalize their own stomachs, consider backing our Patreon if you haven’t already. It’s the only way to get those sweet extra episodes and tons of other additional content.

Blue Moon Limited Release Harvest Pumpkin Wheat: Dissecting Our Fun runs into some “Who’s On First?” trouble in discussing The Game and the tragedy of its branding.

Shipyard Brewing Co Pumpkinseed: Kevin wants to hear about some songs that have a constantly shifting meaning. We let him know in Jukebox in Back.

O’Fallon Pumpkin Beer: In This Was A Mistake, Copper Crane wants to know about Grammerly. Spellcheck wasn’t so great before it became an exploitative data mining service, so we take the time to warn the people against those annoying YouTube commercials.

Mother’s Brewing Co. Mr. Pumpkin: In COM Corner, Maddy Gibbons wants our take on “The Love Languages.” The hosts discuss what keeps it out of the trash canon, how that might change, and diagnose each other.

Spider Bite Beer Co Boris the Spider Russian Imperial Stout: We almost couldn’t answer a questions in Ask Mixed Six this week because Spencer went and bought a REPEAT beer. Thankfully, Dan VK came to the rescue and we managed to get to Alex B’s question about self-censorship on social media.

New Belgium’s Voodoo Ranger Special Release Atomic Pumpkin: In the wake of Caleb’s killer birthday party, we get Drunk Enough (again) to discuss the keys to a great social gathering.

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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.

Song: https://www.jamendo.com/track/1438880/cubanthecity

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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