The Mixed Six Podcast

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

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Ep. 7: Like the 47 Ronin Committing Seppuku on My Tongue

Fan-tastic

What’s up! It’s episode 7 time! This is our first episode planned with patron feedback. If you want to get in on voting for floating segments, suggesting beers, asking questions, and dictating sub-topics, be sure to check us out at Patreon.

  1. Samuel Smith’s Organic Chocolate Stout: We start things off with a patron-suggested beer and a patron-suggested topic! This week’s Armchair Director has Spence and Caleb enthusiastically agreeing to the top three MCU films.
  2. Perennial Artisan Ale’s Von Pamplemousse: Some sick, Jigsaw-esque patron demanded Ask Mixed Six be about a choice between saving one beer and wiping one from the face of earth. Spencer and Caleb do their best to survive in this hellish thought experiment. 
  3. Stillwater Artisanal (Stratford CT) Stillwater Extra Dry: In Dissecting Our Fun, we discuss the conundrum of co-op boardgames. Also, Caleb almost chokes to death on the mic and the crew makes a new rule. 
  4. Weihenstephaner’s Hefe Weissbier: In Getting Lit, Spence and Caleb discuss books everyone is supposed to love and they really, really don’t. 
  5. Goose Island Four Star Pils: In Nerdsplainer, the patrons want to hear about the shifting political landscape of “gamers.” Producer Ross and Caleb try their best to help Spencer navigate a minefield of a topic. 

For Patrons only…

  • O’Fallon’s Hemp Hop Rye: Finally Drunk Enough, we talk about gift cards, Adam Smith, the myth of homo economicus, and the oh-so-sexy topic of behavioral economics. 

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Episode 6: That Green Bottle Should Have Been a Red Flag

What’s up?! It’s time again for our five-beer, free-cast for Episode 6. We recorded this one right after episode 5, so language and concepts start off a little…slippery. If you want to hear our 6th (aka 12th!) beer rambling, it’s up on the Patreon. Wanna talk beer with us? Hit us up @themixedsix or in the comments below.

  1. Lucky Buddha by Cheerday Brewing: We mix it up by starting things off with Armchair Director. The hosts share their dream remake and director combo, then Spencer is absurdly wrong.
  2. Grimbergen Double-Ambree: In Dissecting Our Fun, we talk about Concept and the amazing feat of making charades fun again.
  3. Urban Chestnut’s Revolution Series #1 Winged Nut: In Jukebox in Back, we bare our shame by sharing our top 3 musical guilty pleasures.
  4. Coop Ale Works F5 IPA: In Asked Mixed Six, a listener want’s to know how the hosts manage to write lengthy projects. We share some tips on tricking yourself into typing.
  5. Breckenridge Brewing’s Nitro Vanilla Porter: In a new segment called This Was a Mistake, we talk about a mistake other than drinking throughout the entire podcast. In this episode, that mistake is one most of you are lucky enough to be unfamiliar with: Branson.

Behind the Paywall

6. Mother’s Brewing Company’s Winter Grind: Finally Drunk Enough, we talk about the trap of authenticity and the danger of using it to measure your self-concept. Then we pass out, authentically, at the end of a grueling double recording.

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Episode 5: Tears for a Pig

Greetings! Here’s our five-beer free-cast for Episode 5. If you want more, it’s up on the Patreon. Got questions? Hit us up @themixedsix or in the comments below.

  1. Ogletoberfest by Anthem Brewing: In Dissecting Our Fun, we talk about how absolutely floored we are by the innovative initiative mechanic in Tokaido.
  2. Sierra Nevada’s Otra Vez: In Sportsplainer, Spencer tries to educate the nerds on the inscrutable mysteries of the college BCS system and why Condi Rice decides the football games now.
  3. Public House Brewing’s Courtship Cranberry Ale: In Binge Binger, the whole crew shares it’s odd love affair with The Profit and wonder what a CNBC reality show could have done to sink the hook so deep.
  4. Stiegl’s Grapefruit Radler: In Armchair Director, Spencer and Caleb lay down the cinematic gauntlets used to gauge one’s potential for friendship.
  5. Springfield Brewing Company’s Walnut Street: In a brand-new segment, Living With Humans, Spencer and Caleb share their oh-so-learned perspectives on whether marriage means anything anymore.

Behind the Paywall

6. Alpine Beer Company’s Duet: In Drunk Enough, we talk about performance anxiety (not the sexy kind). What is it? How do you get past it? Should you feel it more often?

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Episode 4: Shaft as a Grief Counselor

Shut yo mouth! (Not really, we love you all) Welcome to Episode 4! If you’re in for the long-haul and want a full, six-beer podcast, head on over to our Patreon and help us out with a donation. If you spent all your money on beer, we certainly understand. Here’s what to expect in the five-beer freecast.

  1. Schlafly’s Pumpkin Ale: In this week’s Dissecting Our Fun, we talk about Alchemists and the way technology can enhance a boardgame without replacing it.
  2. Backyard Beer Peach Tart by Mother’s Brewing: In Armchair Director, things get personal for Spence and Caleb when they talk about films forever corrupted by memory.
  3. Blue Moon’s Cocoa Brown Ale: In our new literature segment, Getting Lit(rature), we discuss if Cixin Liu’s brilliant The Three-Body Problem hails a return to Asimovian sci-fi.
  4. Farmer’s Market Citrus Gose Lager by Sundwerk Brewing: In Jukebox in the Back, we kick off our new music segment by warning you about bands we’d prefer you leave off the playlist.
  5. Oktoberfest Marzen Lager by Left Hand Brewing: In Asked Mixed Six, we answer the questions “What movie universe do you want to be pulled into, ala Last Action Hero?”

Behind the Paywall

6. Boulevard Brewing’s Ginger-Lemon Radler: Finally Drunk Enough, we debate the ethics of punctuality and fail to suppress the deep rage lateness brings up in us.

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Episode 3: Alcoholic Trust Fall

Howdy! Episode 3 is our first episode on the new Patreon model. We’ll keep dropping free, five-beer episodes here, but if you want that heady sixth beer stuff, stop by our Patreon and donate at the Last Call level. We’d really appreciate it. If you have questions, hit us up at themixed6@gmail.com or @themixedsix on Twitter.

  1. Holiday Cheer by Shiner: In Ready Player Drunk, we talk about the unique tragedy of being trapped in a videogame Skinner Box from which you don’t which to escape.
  2. Pineapple Sculpin by Ballast Point: In Binge Binger, Caleb and Spence compare notes on fantastic shows that outshine their silly premises.
  3. Victory at Sea by Ballast Point: We Dissect the Fun of Mice and Mystics, a superb game in the fine tradition of tricking your friends into playing an RPG.
  4. Blackberry Gose by O’dell Brewing: In COM Corner, we make sure Spencer’s PhD doesn’t go to waste by talking about the five geek social fallacies.
  5. The Cowboy by Evil Twin Brewing: In this week’s Armchair Director, we fight like men over our top 3 romantic comedies.

Behind the Paywall

6. Myer Lemons Lager by Anchor Brewing: Finally Drunk Enough, we debate the role of the public library in 21st century society.

Episode 2: S’mores Rage

Welcome to episode 2! Be sure to check us out on Patreon. This is the last preview episode before we start dropping extra content on our beloved patrons.

  • Oatmeal Stout by Free State Brewing Company AND El Gose by Avery: In this week’s Dissecting Our Fun, Spence and Caleb talk about Cargo Noir and the importance of accessibility in games.
  • Aunt Sally by Lagunitas: The Armchair Directors compare notes on their bottom 5 superhero films and argue about what it truly means to suck.
  • Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout by Rogue Brewing: In Nerdsplainer, Caleb sees how many disbelieving guffaws he can provoke from Spence by explaining the evolution of SpeedRunning.
  • Tell-Tale Tart by Boulevard Brewing Company: In Binge Binger, the crew talks about shows they were forced to watch and came to like as a psychological coping mechanism. It’s Stockholm Syndrome television time.
  • Antique Amber by Crown Valley Brewing Company: In Dear Mixed Six, a seemingly innocent question about S’mores sends one of the hosts into an enraged fugue state.
  • Christmas Ale by Schlafly Brewing Company: Finally Drunk Enough, Spence and Caleb provide a loving read of the Singularity and our boy RAY-K.

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Episode 1: The Dream of Deducting Our Booze

On The Mixed Six, we drink six beers and have six conversations. It’s a variety show that slurs its speech, and this is the very first episode. Let us know what you think in the comments.

  • Mother’s Brewing Company’s Imperial Three Blind Mice: In Professional Drinking, Spence and Caleb talk about how this is all a tax dodge for their alcoholism.
  • The Green Flash’s Passionfruit Kicker: In Dissecting Our Fun, we geek out about the game Potion Explosion and the rarity of perfect information games
  • Deshutes Jubeale: ‘Tis the season for the Armchair Directors to argue about our Top 5 Christmas movies
  • Mother’s Brewing Company’s Backyard Wheat: Spence, the Sportsplainer, educates Caleb and Ross about field goal percentages at Mile High Stadium
  • Boulevard’s Snow and Tell: In Binge Binger, we lay it all on the line and open up about our guiltiest TV pleasures.
  • Sierra Nevada’s Narwhal: In the segment Drunk Enough, as if fueling up for just such an occasion, Spence and Caleb discuss if it’s even possible to defeat cognitive dissonance and how it’s done.

Music:

  1. I can See it by DarkSunn
  2. Siesta by Jahzzar
  3. Islamatronic Cantillation by The Orientalist
  4. Sorry by Comfort Fit
  5. Autumn Woes by Ryan Little
  6. Ghost Dance by Kevin MacLeod
  7. Power Trip by Ryan Little

Welcome to The Mixed Six

Hi all! Welcome to The Mixed Six Podcast. Consider this the culmination of countless random conversations, hours of gaming, and years of intentional liver damage come to life at Ross Payton’s kitchen table.

On this podcast, Caleb and Spencer (with the assistance and occasional wisdom from Producer Ross) consume and rate a mixed six-pack of beers (get it, mixed six?) while discussing a variety of topics, including movies, games, and the deep philosophical questions of our time.

You can find each episode here or on iTunes, and feel free to support us on Patreon as soon as we go live to gain additional content and actively influence the content of the show.

Thanks, in advance, for listening and supporting!

Cheers!

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