The Mixed Six Podcast

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

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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. 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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Ep. 16: The Soothing Sounds of Paul Hollywood

Welcome back! I hope all of you are keeping up with your votes in The Cage Match 2017. Until the ultimate showdown arrives, we have a regular episode for you. Remember: the first five are free, and beer six is available on the Patreon. Let’s get to it!


James E. Pepper 1776
: In Dissecting Our Fun, we try to understand the enchanting brutality that is The Grizzled.

Ommegong Rosetta: We take the time to analyze the ‘This Was a Mistake” that most theme parties end up being, and we provide some tips for recovering the time honored tradition.

Dogfish Head Sea Quench Ale: We combine some questions in Ask Mixed Six and discuss what makes a great seasonal beer.

2nd Shift Brewing Green Bird Gose Beer: Caleb Nerdsplains to Spencer the subtle aesthetic foundations of so-bad-it’s-good cinema.

Prairie Artisan Ales Paradise: As you can probably see from the episode image, Binge Binger is all about how much we love Great British Bake-Off.

On the Patreon

Dogfish Head Flesh and Blood IPA: Finally Drunk Enough to get serious, we debate whether or not comedy is the proper response to a Trump presidency.

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Ep. 15: Spicy Flubs

Welcome! We’re back with 5-6 beers and topics, ready for your listening pleasure. If you like what we do here and want to support the show, hit us up on Patreon to get the full six-pack experience. If not, we love you all the same and thanks for listening.

Deschutes Red Chair NWPA: In Dissecting Our Fun, Producer Ross confiscates our phones long enough for us to ponder whether or not tablet versions are good for boardgames.

Boulevard Hibiscus Gose: Sean suggests the Armchair Directors rate their favorite Dreamworks/Pixar movies. We oblige while trying to hold back sentimental tears.

Abita Brewing Andygator Helles Doppleback: The American yard sale is almost always eligible for a This Was a Mistake segment. Spencer and Caleb have cracked the code though and provide advice on selling all your crap.

Bell’s Oberon Ale: In Living with Humans, we talk about the best and worst relationship advice we’ve ever heard.

Nebraska Brewing Company Brunette Nut Brown Ale: In Asked Mixed Six, we discuss the relative merits of being “Cult of the New” consumers.

On the Patreon

Public Brewing House Flynn’s Irish Red: Ugh. We had to be Drunk Enough to approach the task of finding the line between appreciating diversity and cultural appropriation. Trigger warning for three white guys struggling with how to juggle all their privilege.

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Ep. 14: This Might Be a Love Glove

Greetings little podcast kittens. Episode 14 is here to groom your ears. If you want all six beers, hit us up on the Patreon. If not, thanks for listening anyway and please rate and review on Itunes.

Be sure to note our Mixed Six Video Contest: if you cut some of our funniest/most appealing moments into a short YouTube video we can use to promote the podcast, we will refund the winning video’s Patreon contributions for ONE WHOLE YEAR. Send all entries to themixed6@gmail.com. The contest goes on until we get a winner, so get editing if you want in on this action and beat the competition.

Ballast Brewing Company Sea Rose Tart Cherry Wheat Ale: In Dissecting Our Fun, we talk about the neat little place Machi Kuro has cut out for itself between Monopoly and Settlers of Catan.

Evil Twin Brewing’s No Hero: In Getting Lit(erature), we provide some tips for separating the wheat from the chaff when it comes to the glut of How-To books.

Defiance Brewing Co. Fuzzy Knuckles: Caleb is the one with a Travel Hangover this week. He discusses the many beers of our nation’s capital.

Vieille Provision Saison Dupont: In Ask Mixed Six, we ponder whether or not a nerdy obsession has to come about naturally or through cultivation.

Bell’s Cherry Stout: The Armchair Director jumps the gun as we talk about how amazing that IT trailer looked and talk about what a remake needs to do to work.

On the Patreon

Against the Grain Brewery Pile of Face: We were asked about our Top 3 Most Unfounded Fears, and we figured we should at least make our many enemies climb the paywall before doing the opposition research for them.

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BONUS: The Mixed Six Goes To Mother’s

We were lucky enough to be invited to the Mother’s Brewing Tasting Room to record an episode with their beer experts. As they so generously hosted us, we figured we’d put it up as a freebie for newcomers and patreon veterans alike. Kick back with a cold one and enjoy this extra-long bonus episode of The Mixed Six. And if you’re in Springfield MO on a Tuesday afternoon, be sure to come hangout at one of the podcast’s sponsored game nights.

Snapback by Mother’s Brewing (2:00): In Dissecting Our Fun, we meet beer liason/tap monkey Kyle and encounter a philosophical hardline stance on the concept of rules-lawyering.

Lil’ Helper by Mother’s Brewing (19:00): In a new segment called Actually Professional Drinking, we meet lab guy Brad and brewmaster Dave to get a 101 on the science of brewing beer.

Blush by Mother’s Brewing (40:15): In yet another new segment called “Still Professionally Drinking, Actually,” Brad and Dave take us beyond the chemistry into the art of brewing a beer that’s actually good.

Asceticism by Mother’s Brewing (1:01:17): In our old friend COM Corner, Kyle and Dave discuss the myriad of considerations that go into naming a beer.

Brevity by Mother’s Brewing (1:17:05): Getting Lit(erature) today is about the odd but rewarding aesthetic pairing that can occur when you match an author to an accompanying beverage.

Rated R by Mother’s Brewing (1:43:53): Definitely Drunk Enough, the gang interrogates the value of local pubs and breweries in modern American society.

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