The Mixed Six Podcast

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

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Ep. 46: ミクスト・六本のビール

Oh god…

He did it.

He finally did it.

A E S T H E T I C

M.I.A. Beer Company Miami Weiss Hefeweizen-Style Ale: Dissecting Our Fun tackles the perpetual problem of how many people to invite to a boardgame night.

Goodwood Red Wine Barrel Saison, Saison Ale Aged in a Pinot Noir Barrel: You prayed, and the fickle Producer Ross did here your prayers. This Nerdsplainer is about vaporwave, damnit.

Taxman Brewing Co. Exemption, Belgian-style Tripel Brewed with Spices: A series of beautiful RPG books and the tendencies of the reading public led this Getting Lit(erature) to question whether an appreciation of book’s as physical object is a recognition of craft or a fetish.

Firestone Stickee Monkee Central Coast Quad (2017 Vintage): It’s an Ask Mixed Six Fire Sale!

Stone IPA: Caleb has an experience that teaches him that thinking of his hobbies as more than toys Is A Mistake.

Concrete Beach Brewery TangeRICA Tangerine Wheat India Pale Ale: Finally Drunk Enough, we talk about cultural FOMO because Spencer just won’t go out and buy the damn Spiderman game already.

Songs: (listed in order of appearance on the podcast)

  1. Resonance by HOME:
  2. 恢复 by 2814
  3. Welcome by 猫 シ Corp.
  4. MACINTOSH PLUS – リサフランク420 / 現代のコンピュー by Vektroid
  5. Selfish High Heel by Yung Bae and Macross 82-99:
  6. Dreamcast by Blank Banshee
  7. Intrance (Realities) by 식료품groceries
  8. 一人で_dark​.​adx by High School Drama Teacher
  9. Lost in the Abyss by Infinity Frequencies
  10. FOOL'S METAL by Solo Jazz Cup

Ep. 45: Getting In Snakepit

Pictured: A spa day, apparently?

Against all our better judgments, Spencer has insisted on another food based rating system. We…we really can’t stop him at this point. He seems fully intent on destroying the podcast with his Ahab-like quest to antagonize our entire fanbase. Please don’t leave us as a result of his monstrous obsession. Please. We don’t want to have to sell the podcasting equipment due to a discussion of sauerkraut.

Anyway, here’s the next episode.

Puyallup River Brewing Co’s Pineapple Ghost Pepper Cream Ale: In Dissecting Our Fun, we discuss the latest game in targeted cuteness — Everdell. 

One Tree Hard Cider Lemon Basil Hard Cider: The Professional Drinkers briefly address a backer question before writing a history of the slain King IPA. Does the fall of craft brewing’s bitter tyrant herald a new golden age, or are we headed for the burst of an enormous economic bubble?

Seven Seas Brewing Water Chopper Gose Ale Brewed on Sea Salt on Coriander: We try our first beer blend on air before washing it down with another, discretely fantastic beer. Then, finally, we get around to Nerdsplainer and test student Spencer on his progress in the nerdy arts.

Boom Island Brewing Company Hoodoo Dubbel: We’re blending beers AND segments! In this joint Armchair Director/Getting Lit(erature), we discuss the top three book adaptations that Baz Luhrman absolutely should not direct. 

Unibroue Ephemere Belgian Style Fruit Flavored Wheat Ale: Ask Mixed Six is about getting over colds and other minor illnesses. Three dudes who regularly share cans of infection with each other weigh in. 

MKE Brewing Louie’s Resurrection Barrel Aged Amber Ale: We’re finally Drunk Enough to discuss what is perhaps the most baffling subject we’ve ever covered. What transcendent experiences would improve your life, but you’re too afraid to try?

Songs, 2-9: https://itsroccnation.bandcamp.com/album/hope-youre-doing-well

Ep. 44: Father Figure is a Dealbreaker

It’s Maddy’s final episode state-side, and what better way to say goodbye than to drink a bunch of beers on a microphone (incidentally, this is also how we said “hello” and “it’s a Tuesday”; it’s the only language we know). Before we send our ambassador back to the other side of the world, let’s get up to our beer rating shenanigans one last time!

Fat Head’s Bumble Berry Honey Blueberry Ale: We had a great time with the newest evolution of Castles of Mad King Ludwig: The Palace of Mad King Ludwig. We Dissect Our Fun with the game in this segment. 

North Loop BrewCo. IPA Foto: The Armchair Directors suggest sequels for one-off movies that never got revisited. Spencer fundamentally misunderstands the premise. 

American Trappist’s Spencer India Pale Ale: It’s a tiny fire sale in this week’s Ask Mixed Six!

Rusty Rails Fool’s Gold Peanut Butter Hefeweizen: In what is assuredly one of the funniest things ever recorded, this week’s Jukebox in Back is about the top 3 songs you DON’T want to hear in the bedroom. 

Lost Signal Brewing Under the Tower Sour: It’s been out long enough that we can finally start gushing about Luke Cage Season 2 in this week’s Binge Binger.

Platform Beer Co’s Smoking’ Fineapple Gose: Drunk Enough is sparked by an awkward conversation with a Lyft driver. How do you resist showing off in subjects in which you consider yourself an expert?

Music, Tracks 8-14: https://jinsangbeats.bandcamp.com/album/confessions

Ep. 43: Welcome to Cheese Month

Look…sometimes you look back at your rating system and realize all the rating systems you’ve come up with in the last month have something to do with cheese. It happens to the best of us. Diets are hard, y’all. Best to point it out early and move on. Luckily, we also managed to talk through an episode between our desperate pleading for cheddar. We hope you enjoy it more than we enjoy the cheese-deficient hell  that is existence.

Evil Twin Brewing’s C is for Cherry: We Dissect the Fun of games with entirely asymmetrical, random win objectives. Is the novelty helping or hurting?

Left Hand Brewing Wheels Gose ‘Round: With an odd tie in the Twitter poll, our would-not-be writers have to develop a Slasher Sci-fi story in We’ll Never B’Author.

Sailors Grave Brewing’s Down She Gose: Sebastian Asks Mixed Six about the value of intentionally provocative art.

Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co. Kentucky Honey Barrel Brown Ale: This Mixed Six Mock Draft staffs a block party with superheroes. It’s not like they have anything better to do. Community policing at its finest!

Prancing Pony Brewery’s Hopwork Orange American Pale Ale: Spencer finally watched the most base-level of anime suggestions: Studio Gibili films. His deeply normal brain is even more deeply confused. We try to Nerdsplain him out of his fugue state. 

Country Boy Brewing’s Key Lime Cougar Bait: Finally Drunk Enough to do a Roger Ebert impression, we discuss the denominational crisis brought about by playing a backer-donated copy of Tales from the Arabian Nights. What does it mean to be a game?

Music: Tracks 2-8 of Return of the Soul

Ep. 42: Another Bacon Beer on the Barbie

Our friend Maddy flew around the world to visit us for a recording! Considering one of the beers she brought, her continued presence on the show is…questionable. It makes for a fun listen though, even if Spencer’s tongue never recovers.

Barossa Valley Brewing’s I Can’t Believe it’s Not Bacon: In Dissecting Our Fun, we try to talk about the kid’s dexterity game Rhino Hero, but we mainly discuss the awful thing that has been wrought upon Spencer by a foreign invader. Is this how wars start? Asking for a friend.

Little Bang Brewing Co. Breakfast At Stepney Coffee Oatmeal Stout: Travel Advisory returns with a prescient question over what people miss most during international travel. The beer gets better too, but how could it not?

Lobethal Bierhaus Creme Brûlée Sweet Dessert Ale: Ask Mixed Six is having another Fire Sale. Rapid fire questions go!

Little Bang Brewing Co. The Pinkening Hibiscus Session Sour: This Was a Mistake is travel focused as well because there are few mistakes as absurd, expensive, and long-lasting as the TSA.

Pikes Beer Company 2015 Cherry Kriek: In this Mixed Six Mock Draft, H.G. Wells has used his time machine to form a tabletop game company. What other novelists does he recruit to design games with him, and what type of games do they design?

Goodies Brewery (McLaren Vale) Coffee Stout: Finally Drunk Enough, a bunch of freelancers ask themselves how much they are willing to pay to avoid a boring job.

Songs, tracks 1-7: https://bluedoom95.bandcamp.com/album/rebirth

Ep. 41: Hibiscus Seems Like an Elf Flavor

We’re finally back to recording after a long June of convention travel. We also have a guest this episode! Long-time collaborator Maddy flew in from Australia to hang with us. She’s a bit too jet-lagged to say much this episode, but she’ll be back with more to say in the future once she’s acclimated to our harsh Missouri climate.

Elevator Brewing Company Bleeding Buckeye Red Ale: The MX6 Game Jam is back as we try to turn an actual sport into a tabletop board game as absurdly as possible. 

Mt Carmel Brewing Company Hibiscus Blueberry Blonde: In We Make a Pair, we link fantasy races to the real-world beers they would obviously love.

Great Lakes Brewing Co. Eliot Ness Amber Lager: Humanities Fight discusses the possibility of philosophical change through the lens of lightbulb jokes. This one got a little weird…

Maumee Bay Brewing Co Total Eclipse Breakfast Stout: The fans Ask Mixed Six about the ethics of “ghosting.”

Thirsty Dog Brewing Company Old Leghumper Robust Porter: The crew is suffering some blockbuster fatigue, and this Armchair Director interrogates where that comes from. 

The Brew Kettle Production Works Kitka Coconut Chocolate Milk Stout: In the world of the side-gig and stay-cation, is vacation time just forcing yourself to be bored, or should you start yet another project? We pose the question once Drunk Enough. 

Music: https://xmittens.bandcamp.com/album/some-sort-of-ep

Party Fowl is Live!

The game we’ve been developing for the entirety of the podcast is finally here! Party Fowl: The Game of Drunk Ducks has arrived on Kickstarter. If you like The Mixed Six and want to support its creator’s, this a great way to do it and score a sweet board game in the process.

Click here to check it out!

Ep. 38: Tamagatchi Morality Play

We’re back with a new episode! We talk about toys, cosplay, birthday songs, and a number of other very adult topics. Thanks for tuning in.

Founders Brewing KBS: In Dissecting Our Fun, we throw the concept of the gaming tournament on the slab and see what makes it tick.

Destihl Brewery’s Moonjumper: Because absolutely no one asked for it, Caleb uses an obscure Russian literary theorist to explain modern cosplay in Nerdsplainer.

Victory Sour Monkey: With his birthday going on concurrent to the release of this episode, Jukebox in Back is about songs we want to hear at specific points in the celebration.

Avery Brewing The Beast Grand Cru Ale:  Ask Mixed Six is about the moral weight of simulations…and also Westworld.

Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat Ale: As it seems to be the trend of the time, Armchair Director is about the side characters you want to see promoted to their own film.

The Brooklyn Brewery Brooklyn Defender IPA: In Drunk Enough, we try to talk about self-care, but Caleb misunderstands the term on pretty much every level.

Songs (Tracks 2-8): https://thetwelfthdoctor.bandcamp.com/

Ep. 37: The Cider Irony

You’ve been asking for it, so we finally bring you the all-cider episode! Fearing the ABV of such beverages would fail to provide our podcast engine the accustomed amount of lubrication, we did some preventative maintenance (read: pre-drinking) before the episode started. This led to what is likely the drunkest episode in MX6 history for one of our esteemed hosts. BUT WHO? Listen and find out.

Apple Knocker Hard Cider Coffee Bourbon Bourbon-Barrel Aged Hard Cider: In Dissecting Our Fun, Alex gets us worried about groups that ruin playing games with anyone else. We debate whether this game group monogomy is something to fret about.

Gumption Hard Cider Citrus Freak: This Was a Mistake talks about the mistake of resurrecting dead sitcoms about the same time we realize all those whiskey shots were alsoprobably a mistake.

J.K.’s Northern Neighbor Farmhouse Cider: In Ask Mixed Six, we responds to John’s question about what DnD classes we would be. Producer Ross will say the word ‘assassin’ many, manytimes. We apologize.

Moonlight Meadery How Do You Like Them Apples Honey Apple Wine: In a new segment we’re calling We’ll Never B’Author, Spencer and Caleb plot out a book they will never write using random elements picked by Producer Ross. In what also might be a new MX6 tradition, we vehemently disagree about the success of the segment.

Ciderboys Strawberry Magic Apple Strawberry Hard Cider: The Armchair Directors pick three cinematic universes they would like to immigrate to.

St. James Winery McIntyre Cider Blackberry Hard Apple Cider: Long ago Drunk Enough, we finally put this farce to bed by trying to wrap our heads around ideas that the human mind might not be able to grasp.

Songs, Tracks 2-8: https://bonesthebeathead.bandcamp.com/releasesEp

Ep. 36: The Dangers of Couples Podcasting

Hey-ooo! It’s time for the Mixed Six again. This week, Sara and Brandy join the show to see what all the fuss is about. It’s twice the show with twice the hosts. If you like it, let us know in the comments so we can convince them to come back (hopefully within in a timetable faster than the year and a half it actually took to get them on the mics).

Destihl Brewery Wild Sour Series Synchopathic: In Dissecting Our Fun, we try to adapt some movies into board game mechanics.

Destihl Brewery Wild Sour Series Flanders Red: As the whole table was pretty obsessed with the new season of Queer Eye, Binge Binger is about our top three favorite makeovers from the remake.

Destihl Brewery Wild Sour Series Blueberry Gose: Getting Lit(erature) is about the books that got us all involved in this nerdy reading activity in the first place.

Destihl Brewery Wild Sour Series Here Gose Nothin: Ask Mixed Six wants to know which apocalypse or conspiracy theory we feel most capable of surviving.

Destihl Brewery Wild Sour Series Synchopathic Apricot: The listeners are feeling very bleak this week. The Mixed Six Mock Draft is about drafting a team of fictional educators to die in a zombie apocalypse.

Destihl Brewery Amra Mango IPA: Finally Drunk Enough, we get real about the dangers lurking within the couples’ game night. 

Song, Tracks 1-7: https://jazzhopcafe.bandcamp.com/album/a-cup-of-lofi-1

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