The Mixed Six Podcast

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

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Ep. 58: Moon City Con with 417 Gamers

It’s rare we get to geek out with our favorite local con, but Rick Bagwell from 417 Gamers came by to give us a rundown on how a convention is built from the ground up. The man also has a fine nose for beer, so we predictably got along quite well.

Moon City Con 2019 goes from Sept. 6-8th. Get your tickets here: https://www.mooncitycon.com

Wolf’s Ridge Brewing Hefe & Wedge Fruited Hefeweizen: In Dissection Our Fun, we discuss the pop star effect and how a designer’s name motivates our board gaming decisions.

American Trappist’s Spencer Trappist Imperial Stout: Rick Nerdsplains how to start your own gaming conventions and some of the lessons learned from Moon City Cons first year. 

Mucky Duck I.F.O. Bourbon Barrel Oak Aged Ale: Since This Was a Mistake was the #1 vote getter and we find few things about board gaming a mistake, Spencer talks about what a consultant actually does and conditions in which businesses should look for other solutions. 

Decadent Ale’s Coco Ecto Double-Dry Hopped India Pale Ale: Good Omens came out, so Mixed Six Mock Draft picks the four horsemen of the boardgame apocalypse.

B. Nectar Limited Release #DragonsAreReal: In Ask Mixed Six, we discuss the age-old board gaming problem of introducing your group to great games with boring-ass themes. 

Mucky Duck PLX IPA: Finally Drunk Enough to admit how trash he is, Caleb muses on the value of “solving a game” for optimal play versus the happy-go-lucky route that leads to his continual losing. 

Tracks 16-22: https://chillhop.bandcamp.com/album/chillhop-essentials-summer-2019

Ep. 57: At the Alamo

Alamo Drafthouse was kind enough to let us crash the bar, talk with one of their resident experts (David), and generally geek out about movies. It was great! Give it a listen.

Boulevard Brewing Smooth Fuzz: As long-time lovers of the concept of a movie party, we talk about how Alamo selects and programs celebrations of cult films from the past. 

Tie and Timber’s Juicy Brewski IPA: In Armchair Director, we discuss what makes a good movie experience by picking our top three films to see in the theater. 

Piney River’s Lizzy Twister Blackberry: With John Wick leading the way of the action movie renaissance, Mixed Mock Draft performs a seminal function in the new movement: stunt casting. We share our most counter-intuitive picks for actions heroes. 

Boulevard Brewing Space Camper IPA: In This Was a Mistake, we bemoan an experience every film nerd has had. When is a time you screened a weird film for friends before realizing that they were the wrong audience?

4×4 Brewing Toats Magnates: In the spirit of the summer blockbuster, We Make a Pair provides a drink list for famous summer blockbusters of the past. 

Lost Signal’s Smoked Pecan Porter: Arguably too Drunk Enough, we talk about how working in film changes your consumption of it. 

Tracks 1-7: https://chillhop.bandcamp.com/album/chillhop-essentials-summer-2019

Ep. 55: Draw Me Like One of Your French Girls, Alex Ross

The new Patreon milestone is to have Alex Ross draw a portrait of Caleb. Hear us out. We know the idea is absurd and the result will be disgusting. But it will be funny. Funny enough that it’s worth what we presume will be a 50 grand plus commission fee, plus eye-hazard pay. That’s why we’ve launched a GoFundMe to…

What…no? Fine then. Here’s your episode (skulks away)

Fat Orange Cat’s F.O.C.Less Monster–N.E. IPA: In Dissecting Our Fun, we talk about Bunny Kingdom’s ability to make card drafting fun again.

Crane Brewing Omar Porter: Jukebox in Back wants to know about ska music. No! Don’t go! Really, it was a request. Not making this up.

Fat Orange Cat Severe Tire Damage – N.E. India Pale Ale: In We’ll Never B’Author, we draft the next big hit in the saturated YA dystopia/horse girl/battle royale genre.

Due South Brewing Co Caramel Cream Ale:  A nameless stranger Asks Mixed Six about the effects of tabletop roleplaying on our professional lives.

Fat Orange Cat’s Blood Orange Billy New England India Pale Ale: In this Humanities Fight, we try to take the magic of The Good Place (making ethics entertaining) and spread the love to other disciplines.

Crane Brewing Company’s Raytown Common American Ale: Finally Drunk Enough to hope Missouri will stop trying to kill us, we look forward to Spring. 

Ep 54: Pork Rinds Taste Like Christmas

Rob Stith from The Orpheus Protocol joins us again for a very special episode. Well, not very special in the “Saved by the Bell” sense. No one got addicted to caffeine pills or anything. Okay, more addicted to caffeine pills. You know…you know what? Let’s just get down to it.

Lagunitas Willetized Coffee Stout: We bring back the Mixed Six Game Jam to cash in on that sweet, sweet battle royale money.

Independence Brewing Company Austin Amber Beer: Jukebox in Back sees the crew make their dream concert line-up. Needless to say, these shows should probably be marketed to some very disparate demographics.

Rhinegeist Bubbles Rose Ale: Getting Lit(erature) breaks down the standard fantasy setting with three nerds. Spencer is physically present.

Crane Brewing’s Gooseberry Gose: Ask Mixed Six is about our favorite foods. It becomes clear that half the cast is made of international connoisseurs, while the other half were apparently raised by raccoons.

Crane Brewing Small Ball Saison: In This Was a Mistake, we talk about how much we hate talk radio before sharing a collective anxiety attack because podcasting might not be any different.

Austin Beerworks Pearl-Snap German-Style Pils: Finally Drunk Enough we revisit the Death of the Author, but does that include the Death of Proper Consumption? Is there a “right” way to listen to music? Read a book?

Ep. 53: Right to Mutagens

We did it again. Our lust for recording is insatiable, and we’ve curated another Mixed Twelve episode block. Listen to the first half of our bad decision this week, and catch up with the aftermath in next week’s Patron Extra (PE 21). Fittingly for a Texas-sized block of drunken microphone rodeo, all the beers in both episodes are from Texas. The topics are smaller than that, but, you know, still respectable: like, Tennessee-sized topics. At least.
Live Oak Brewing Co’s Big Bark Amber Lager: Spencer got to dweeb out about his favorite Euro last time, so Caleb takes a moment to Dissect Our Fun by talking about Lowlands…the game of amorous sheep and natural disasters.
Austin Beerworks Flavor Country Hoppy Pale Ale: The Mixed Six Mock Draft asks the experts to fill the missing members of Trump’s cabinet with fictional characters. We try, though there will probably be a dozen more vacancies by the time we post this. 
Darwin Brewing Co’s Llama Mama Milk Stout: Binge Binger covers the slow, pitiful death of the serialized superhero television show. 
Blue Owl Brewing Little Boss Sour Session Wheat: Ask Mixed Six is having a FIRE SALE! (just imagine a sound effect here)
Pair O’ Dice Brewing Company Clearwater Honey Cream: In This Was a Mistake, we cave to the demands of a newly published game designer gone mad with power and allow Ross to talk about Warhammer 40K.
Live Oak Hefeweizen Bavarian-Sytle Weissbier: Finally Drunk Enough, guys who get money to sit around and drink agree that the “hard work reaps reward” ethos has to go, but what could replace it?

EP. 52: Our Side Project with Side Project

Weeee’rrrreee back! After a long hiatus, we have returned. It’s a new year, new podcast with…a food-based rating system from Spencer. Damn. Change is hard. At least we’re trying a hot new brewery for the first time: Side Project Brewing. We’ve also got a new mascot in the form of a terrifying trash homunculus! 2019 is going to be the best year ever!

Side Project Brewing’s La Ruche – Oak-Aged Missouri Saison with Honey: In Dissecting Our Fun, we try to balance our joy at drinking this beer with our love for Azul: Stained Glass of Cintra

Side Project Brewing’s The Balaton – Missouri Wild Ale Aged with Michigan Cherries: Janic McC asks the Professional Drinkers whether they seek novelty or quality when out at the bar.

Side Project Brewing’s Grisette – Foeder Aged Farmhouse Ale: It’s a HUMANITIES FIGHT! (cue mortal kombat theme) Alex B wants to know our definition of genius.

Side Project Brewing’s Burk – Ale Aged in Wine Barrels with Apples, A Collaboration with Angry Orchard Hard Cider: Everybody Asked Mixed Six about resolutions, so we share our goals along with our thoughts on resolutions in general.

Side Project Brewing Punchdown – A Missouri Wild Ale Aged in Wine Barrels with California Pinot Noir Grapes: Speaking of resolutions, we share our top three books to read in 2019 with Getting Lit(erature)

Side Project Brewing’s Chambourcin (2017)–Missouri Wild Ale with wine grapes aged in Oak: Finally Drunk Enough to talk HR, we discuss whether or not there is any value in corporate assigned mentorship.

Music, Tracks 2-8: https://chillhop.bandcamp.com/album/chillhop-essentials-winter-2018

Ep. 51: They Deleted the Tweet!

We got caught! Cheese-it! It’s the fuzz! (Just go with it; it’ll make sense in a second) Anyway, we did an episode on the run from the beer assassins come to exact revenge. We talk about Christmas decorations, writing utensils, and a crack cereal-mascot commando team.

Six Mile Bridge–Blood Orange Wit: In Dissecting Our Fun, we talk about digital boardgames and whether or not they fulfill the basic function of an analog experience. 

2nd Shift Brewing Hibiscus Wit — Belgian-Style Wit Beer Brewed with Spices: In This Was a Mistake, we draw the line between festive and tacky on Christmas decorations.

Golden Road Pineapple Cart — Pineapple Wheat Ale with Blood Orange and Strawberry: It’s a fire sale! Ask Mixed Six.

Founder’s Brewing Rubaeus Pure Raspberry Ale: The Mixed Six Mock Draft assembles a rag-tag team of commandos made of cereal mascots.

Avery Brewing Maharaja IPA imperial India Pale Ale: The Professional Drinkers lament the common problem of reserving and preserving alcohol for special occasions.

Blue Point Brewing Company Citrus Plunge IPA: We’re finally Drunk Enough to attack the most fundamental problem of our age.

Music, Tracks 16-22: https://s1x-music.bandcamp.com/album/the-jazz-hop-conspiracy-vol-2

Ep. 50: The Stillwater Retirement

It is our 50th episode. Absolutely crazy things have come this far. Thank you so much for helping us make this silly show so big and successful. To celebrate on our end, we brought in nearly an entire episode of our fan favorite brewer: Stillwater Artisinal Ales. Join us as we run the tastebud gauntlet!

Stillwater Artisinal’s and Two Roads Brewing’s Ground Loop Sour Saison: In Dissecting Our Fun, we talk about Illusion and Pandasaurus’s domination of the back-pocket gaming market. 

Stillwater Artisinal’s Cellar Door — a Dry-hopped Farmhouse Wheat Ale with Sage: Janis wants to know how to handle an open bar at a professional engagement. The Professional Drinkers have some things to say.

Stillwater Super Hop — a Neo-Tropic Pale Ale: Armchair Director sees us redacting movies out of a cinema canon for the good of all mankind.

Stillwater Artisanal’s Strobe Lights — Double Dry Hopped India Pale Ale: Chris wants to know about the ethics of voting for yourself. He Asked Mixed Six, and lo, we did answer.

Omnipollo’s Shoutao — A Peach Slush IPA: Mixed Six Mock Draft has to staff a Cheers-esque bar with nothing but fictional protagonists. 

Stillwater Artisinal’s Recess Dry Hopped Sour Ale with Raspberries: We (or at least one of us) gets Drunk Enough to talk about the value of a poker face and whether or not it can be developed.

Music, Tracks 8-14https://s1x-music.bandcamp.com/album/the-jazz-hop-conspiracy-vol-2

Ep. 49: Beer Wizard

You know what people love? Holiday-themed segments in podcasts posted WELL after the holiday has past. Even better? If it’s an advice question whose utility has long ago expired? You know who has two thumbs and is great at podcasting? (visual joke…another thing that works great in podcasts)

The Dayton Beer Company’s The Java Man Cometh: Dissecting Our Fun asks the most taboo question in all of tabletop…what is your favorite game? Listen to us make Sophie’s choice.

Wild Ohio Brewing Black Cherry Bourbon Gluten-Free Tea Beer: The Armchair Director’s weigh in on the increasing popular trend of Alamo movie parties. 

Braxton Brewing Co’s Storm Golden Cream Ale: How do you balance media usage in household. We tell you how to Live with Humans.

Against the Grain Brewery 35K Stout Beer: Ask Mixed Six talks about the best way to run a themed Halloween party. In November. God, we suck sometimes. 

Louisville, KY’s Goodwood Hemp Gose, Gose Aged on Hemp: We Make a Pair for the entire World Series. Caleb’s take is…unique. 

Rhinegeist Cincy Made Squirrel Nut Brown Ale: Drunk Enough, we debate the merits of cutting an activity from your schedule intentionally rather than letting it fade out.

Songs, Tracks 1-7: https://steviasphere.bandcamp.com/album/beats-to-procrastinate-to

Ep. 48: Drunken Masters

If you haven’t yet, check out the official Mixed Six boardgame, Party Fowl, on pre-order today!

I want to start off this podcast by letting everyone know that my Dad could beat up your Dad in a fake fight with fictional martial arts. Just try to come at my Dad! See what happens! Sorry. That got confrontational. I’m glad it’s behind us. Let’s listen to an episode and try to heal.

Beau Brothers Brewing Company Sheep Head: We Dissect the Fun of Container, a game we still can’t convince anyone is actually fun, even though it is. 

Kona Brewing Co. Pipeline Porter made with Hawaiian Kona Coffee: The resident Sportsplainer tackles the NFL as a business organization, and the resident nerds finally get an answer to that age old question “How does Umbrella Corp. make money?”

Fulton Brewery War and Peace Imperial Coffee Stout: COM Corner deals with the interaction between rhetoric and philosophy.

August Schell Brewing Company Schell’s Dark from New Ulm, Minnesota: !Venta de liquidacion!

Lift Bridge Brewing Co Hop Dish IPA: In Armchair Director, we revisit the nature of schlock cinema with a comparison of two recent cult films of note, Mandy and Neil Breen’s Twisted Pair. 

North Loop Brewing Company IPA Foto: Finally Drunk Enough to reminisce about our youth, we talk about the most formative classes we ever had. 

Tracks, 1-7: https://idealismus.bandcamp.com/album/amaranthine-ep

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