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Though GenCon is now over, we recorded bad decisions made just prior to leaving on our pilgrimage for the sake of the historical record. In this episode, we eschew beer on our beer podcast for cocktails made by long-time listener and friend Birk. Not going to lie…we drank a lot of booze for an hour-long podcast. Thankfully, we’ve been training for this moment for years.
Click the drink name to get the recipe!
Mezcal Paloma (4): It’s rare we have someone on the pod that isn’t already as obsessed with boardgames as the hosts. We Dissect Our Fun, or rather, Birk’s fun as he starts to get into the hobby.
Gosling Sidecar (4): In this Jukebox in Box, Greg wants to know what four chubby bearded nerds like to dance to. Weird kink but okay.
Plantation Pineapple Daiquiri (5): Binge Binger discusses the possible horror of revisiting your favorite childhood shows.
Eastern Sour (5): Scott Asks Mixed Six about skill they excel at, yet never enjoy performing.
Fat-Washed Old Fashioned (5): In This Was a Mistake, we beg — ABSOLUTELY BEG — people to stop recommending anime.
Mezcal Margarita (4): Birk has a hell of a cool job, and he’s Drunk Enough to talk about how he’s not crazy about how media depicts it.
Music, Tracks 8-14: https://radiojuicy.bandcamp.com/album/dreams-from-the-shore
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?
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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Sun King Brewing’s Osiris: Marrying Mr. Darcy is a great game that exemplifies how mechanics are enough to carry the message in a concise design. We swoon for the game in this week’s Dissecting Our Fun.
12 Gates Brewing Company Cherry Vanilla Wheat: In Sportsplainer, Spencer breaks down is preferred form of RPG by discussion this game called Fantasy Football.
Coop Ale Works Territorial Reserve Barrel Aged Wild Wheat Wine Honey Ale: Toll Roads are a terrible idea. Caleb had to drive on one and so we’re all going to hear about it in This Was A Mistake.
Prairie Artisan Ales Prison Rodeo Hoppy Coffee Ale: Two listeners asked us to give some advice on gift giving for this holiday season. We do our best in Ask Mixed Six.
Bitter Sisters Hissy Fit Marzen Lager: Sean wants to know about our top 3 most disappointing film franchises. Spencer forces Caleb into a series of increasingly hot takes in this Armchair Director.
Bitter Sisters Hissy Fit Marzen Lager: What responsibility does on informed, rational consumer have to those without as much self-control? We ask in this episode’s Drunk Enough.
Another podcast episode coming at y’all — if you don’t pay for it, lucky for you it’s a freebie. If you do back the Patreon, you’re a saint and we love you. We’ll have an extra geared up for you next week. Until then, enjoy!
Deschutes Swiveled Red India Style Red Ale: If you want to get us to talk about a game, there’s no method quite so effective as buying it for us. In this Dissecting Our Fun, Maddie hacks the podcast to get us talking about Unfair.
Springfield Brewing Company’s Bull Creek Brown Ale: True Detective Season 1 is a memory we want unsullied by the disappointments of Season 2. We ponder our top 3 actor pairings for a hypothetical season 3 in this Binge Binger.
Evil Twin Brewing’s Sanguinem Aurantiaco: In Sportsplainer, Spence tries to explain the feast/famine popularity of Olympic sports as Caleb keeps chiming in with his utterly uninformed opinion.
New Belgium in collaboration with Anne-Francoise Villers-Devant-Orval Spiced Imperial Dark Ale Aged on White Oak Spirals: Ask Mixed Six wants to know if social media platforms are authentic tools for academic discourse. Two dropouts weigh in.
Tallgrass Brewing Company Raspberry Jam Berliner Weisse: Mixed Six Mock Draft returns as we comprise a rogues gallery of literary authors for a movie heist.
Founders Porter Dark, Rich, and Sexy: Finally Drunk (and petty) Enough, we dive into a bad review on iTunes and discuss why we wish our detractors were constructive critics instead of braindead far-right mouthpieces regurgitating the senseless phrase “virtue signaling.”
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.
As connoisseurs of the cinematic arts, Spencer and Caleb preserve the storied tradition of gathering elite tastemakers and intellgensia together in the artistic mecca of Springfield on a much anticipated day in summer. Once this conclave of great minds is assembled, the great work begins.
After imbibing the finest of refreshments, the greatest minds of their generation luxuriate in a deeply comptemplative feast of the eyes at an annual underground, invitation-only film festival. Each sumptuous, cinematic delight is curated by none other than the expert critical faculties of Spencer and Caleb themselves, and the event is (both for those in attendance and the masses privileged enough to receive second-hand the loving critical attention of artistic and critical geniuses not seen since the Frankfurt School) undoubtedly the highlight of the global intellectual calendar.
In previous years, the cabal of critics de jour have corrected the legacy of the “Fast and Furious” heptalogy by viewing them in narrative order, as intended by the auteur Vin Diesel. They have revived, preserved, and produced a curriculum for the lost genre of childhood sports drama, cementing such classics as “The Sandlot” and “Rookie of the Year” in the annals of Western canon.
This year, the festival would be remiss if it didn’t pay homage to the master thespian of our age: Sir Nicholas Cage. But, what to do when presented with such an embarrassment of riches? Would that we could, like the Romans of old, retreat to the Vomitorium so that we might purge ourselves in preparation to receive more Cage! Yet miserly Time, the perennial task master, forces us to budget our consumption. To split the legacy of Cage into a few meager parcels upon which to subsist for a whole year is, like the grieving mother before King Solomon, a cut we cannot bear to make.
So we, the intellectual elite, needs must be brought low by the awesome, sublime presence of Sir Cage’s oeuvre, and we are reduced to seeking the cruder discernments of the plebeian caste. What must we watch, oh people of America? In this grim deathmatch forced upon us by late-stage Capitalism, which masterpieces will survive when they are forced into profane battle for our limited affections? Which perfect cinematic moments might we invite onto the ark before the rest are tragically lost to this great flood we call history?
We’re gonna drink beer and watch some Nicholas Cage movies, but we can’t decide which ones. So we’ve made a bracket: http://challonge.com/NicCageMatch2017
Follow @themixedsix to vote on daily battles between Nic Cage movies. Once we get down to six, we’ll marathon them all in one day, record commentary after each one, and announce the winning movie in a special episode.
There can only be one. Mare sure it’s your favorite Cage that exits…the cage. Yeah.