The Mixed Six Podcast

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

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Ep. 24: Mandatory Electric Tae-bo

Hey all! We’re back with another free episode. If you like what you hear, consider getting some extra episodes by backing our Patreon.

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.

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Ep. 20: Does What It Says on the Tin

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.”

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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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The Mixed Six Summer Viewing Series: CAGE MATCH 2017

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?

Wait…What?!

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.

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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Ep. 9: The Remake After the Flop that was Ep. 9

Welcome to episode 9 REDUX! This is your five-beer freecast version. For that sixth beer goodness, hit us up on Patreon.

Bell’s Brewery Robust Porter: We Dissect Our Fun with Dragonwood and the lure of simplicity in design.

Ommegang Brewery’s Rare Vos Amber Ale : In Getting Lit(erature), Spence and Caleb discuss the best bad books and book series they enjoy in spite of better judgement.

Stillwater Artisanal’s Untraditional Stout: In Armchair Director, we lament the Top 3 flops that didn’t deserve the economic shame they suffered.

Prairie Artisan Ales’ Prairie Weisse : In COM Corner, we get into why this is the second episode 9 we’ve recorded, and why we ended up ditching the first take.

Urban Chestnut Schnickelfritz: In Jukebox in Back, we stock our Jukebox on the desert island with our Top 3 bug-out bag albums.

On the Patreon

White River Brewing Co.’s Coconut Rye Porter: Finally Drunk Enough, Spence and Caleb wonder if there is any cultural value to be had from all that debating they do every week.

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Hot Takes on Ice: SuperBowl Ads

We’re trying something new! Our wonderful patrons often suggest segment topics that are way too topical for our production schedule. Talking about current events with our current recording arrangement mean episodes wouldn’t drop until months later.

Luckily, we like hard alcohol too! In Hot Takes on Ice, Spence and Caleb discuss a current event over a drink. It’s a mini-cast that doesn’t require much editing: we record it and drop it the next day. Hopefully, this will fufill our patrons desire for what’s in the news.

We’re still trying to avoid staring into the abyss of the modern political arena, so in our pilot episode we’re talking about something that’s been bothering Caleb: how should we feel about these new Super Bowl Ads?

This is an experiment. We might add it to the rewards schedule, we might not. Let us know what you think in the comments.

Song: For Sale by Golden Duck Orchestra

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