The Mixed Six Podcast

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

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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 quite drinking beer?

Big Ditch Brewing Company Hayburner American IPA: Bladrunner 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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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. 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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