The Mixed Six Podcast

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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. 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. 15: Spicy Flubs

Welcome! We’re back with 5-6 beers and topics, ready for your listening pleasure. If you like what we do here and want to support the show, hit us up on Patreon to get the full six-pack experience. If not, we love you all the same and thanks for listening.

Deschutes Red Chair NWPA: In Dissecting Our Fun, Producer Ross confiscates our phones long enough for us to ponder whether or not tablet versions are good for boardgames.

Boulevard Hibiscus Gose: Sean suggests the Armchair Directors rate their favorite Dreamworks/Pixar movies. We oblige while trying to hold back sentimental tears.

Abita Brewing Andygator Helles Doppleback: The American yard sale is almost always eligible for a This Was a Mistake segment. Spencer and Caleb have cracked the code though and provide advice on selling all your crap.

Bell’s Oberon Ale: In Living with Humans, we talk about the best and worst relationship advice we’ve ever heard.

Nebraska Brewing Company Brunette Nut Brown Ale: In Asked Mixed Six, we discuss the relative merits of being “Cult of the New” consumers.

On the Patreon

Public Brewing House Flynn’s Irish Red: Ugh. We had to be Drunk Enough to approach the task of finding the line between appreciating diversity and cultural appropriation. Trigger warning for three white guys struggling with how to juggle all their privilege.

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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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BONUS: The Mixed Six Goes To Mother’s

We were lucky enough to be invited to the Mother’s Brewing Tasting Room to record an episode with their beer experts. As they so generously hosted us, we figured we’d put it up as a freebie for newcomers and patreon veterans alike. Kick back with a cold one and enjoy this extra-long bonus episode of The Mixed Six. And if you’re in Springfield MO on a Tuesday afternoon, be sure to come hangout at one of the podcast’s sponsored game nights.

Snapback by Mother’s Brewing (2:00): In Dissecting Our Fun, we meet beer liason/tap monkey Kyle and encounter a philosophical hardline stance on the concept of rules-lawyering.

Lil’ Helper by Mother’s Brewing (19:00): In a new segment called Actually Professional Drinking, we meet lab guy Brad and brewmaster Dave to get a 101 on the science of brewing beer.

Blush by Mother’s Brewing (40:15): In yet another new segment called “Still Professionally Drinking, Actually,” Brad and Dave take us beyond the chemistry into the art of brewing a beer that’s actually good.

Asceticism by Mother’s Brewing (1:01:17): In our old friend COM Corner, Kyle and Dave discuss the myriad of considerations that go into naming a beer.

Brevity by Mother’s Brewing (1:17:05): Getting Lit(erature) today is about the odd but rewarding aesthetic pairing that can occur when you match an author to an accompanying beverage.

Rated R by Mother’s Brewing (1:43:53): Definitely Drunk Enough, the gang interrogates the value of local pubs and breweries in modern American society.

Ep. 13: The S’mores Betrayal

Welcome back (except for those of you with trikaideckaphobia; we understand and we’ll see you in a few weeks). In this episode, Producer Ross and Caleb start by poisoning Spencer and things only get better from there. We hit some old favorites and try a whole new segment in the full version. If you want to check it out, don’t forget to hit us up on the Patreon.

1. Innis and Gunn Rum Cast: In Dissecting Our Fun, we talk about our board game deal-breakers.

2. Evil Twin Brewing’s Don No: The fans have spoken, and they want Sportsplainer. Spencer more than delivers with an exhaustive explanation of March Madness.

3. Avery Brewing Company’s Rumpkin: Ask Mixed Six wants to know when an antihero is too antihero. We draw our lines in the sand.

4. Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project St. Bretta Brettanomyecs Citrus Wildbier Valencia Orange: After that mouthful, we step into Living With Humans to discuss the effects of ubiquitous social media on domestic life.

5.  Ommegang Brewery’s Gnomegang Blonde Ale: In Binge Binger, we discuss the ongoing embarrassment that is Big Bang Theory.

On the Patreon

6. Elysian Space Dust IPA: After an extra long free episode, we try something new for our backers with Snippet of Adventure! By popular demand, Producer Ross and Caleb introduce Spence to the world of RPGs. We start with character creation and the campaign promises to be interesting.

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Ep. 12: Time Travelin’

Welcome to episode 12! We’re entertaining diplomat Baz from the untamed wilds of the West, and he came bearing gifts. Here’s hoping you enjoy our three-way pontificate. As always, if you want the full version, don’t forget to check us out on Patreon. Even if you’re not in for the full-six, we thank you for your attention. Please don’t forget to rate and review on iTunes.

1. Stillwater Gose Gone Wild:  In Dissecting Our Fun, we test our limits discussing just how many times the same game mechanic can be reskinned.

2. Roughtail Brewing Company Polar Eclipse: We cram three into the Armchair Director this week and discuss our top 3 Time Travel movies.

3. Clown Shoes Brewing Undead Party Crasher: COM Corner is all about Expectations Violations Theory. The hosts each share their most bemoaned example.

4. Roughtail Little Blue Pils: Ready Player Drunk examines the video game mechanical changes that had the biggest impact on gameplay.

5. Anthem Brewing Company’s Domestique: In Ask Mixed Six, someone wanted to know our tips for entering a management position…for some reason. We tried our best to answer.

On the Patreon

6. Artisan Ales Prairie Bomb!: Finally Drunk Enough, we get into why we knock them back in the first place.

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Ep. 11: In Which Spencer is Wrong

Welcome back! Try to hold back your rage at my co-host’s shameful cinematic tastes long enough to listen to the fantastic episode we have for you.

Spanning & Sensatie from Bodegraven: In a brand-new segment called Travel Hangover, Spencer reports on the beer tourism of scenic Denver.

Evil Twin Brewing’s Yin: In Dissecting Our Fun, we talk about the exciting new trend of creative intelligence games like Mysterium, DixIt, and Codenames.

Lunctis Veribus by Avery Brewing: We confess the media sins of our youth in this edition of This Was A Mistake.

Ayinger Brewery’s Celebrator Dopplebock: In Ask Mixed Six, Producer Ross, Caleb, and Spence all fret about the possibility of a nerd economy bubble.

Against the Grain Brewery’s Bloody Show: Resident Sportsplainer Spencer heroically tries to save baseball from its own irrelevance.

On the Patreon

Southern Tier Brewing Company’s Blackwater Series Salted Caramel: Thank the lord we’re finally Drunk Enough to fix everything wrong with public education. 

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Ep. 10: Kurt Vonnegut’s Animorphs

We are what animals we pretend to be (for more than two hours), so we must be careful about what animals we pretend to be.We made it to episode 10! It’s time for a celebration! Not as big as the celebration we’ll have for episode 65, when we surpass the number of volumes in K.A. Applegate’s magnum opus – that party is going to be a rager – but a celebration nonetheless. Come listen to us celebrate in the five episode freecast, or hop on over to Patreon and listen to the whole thing.

  1. Spaten Optimator Doppelbock: In Dissecting Our Fun, Spence and Caleb praise Brewin’ USA for its commitment to a theme.
  2. Kasteel Cuvee du Chateau Belgian Ale: Binge Binger has us rating superhero shows on Netflix. We resist talking about the Arrow-verse for nearly three minutes!
  3. Brassrie Dieu du Ciel! Rigor Mortis: In Ask Mixed Six, the gang lays down the gauntlet of what a quality bar should do to serve us.
  4. Ommegang Three Philosophers: In This Was a Mistake, Spencer takes leave of his senses regarding the recent travesty of Superman films, and Caleb becomes reactionary.
  5. Shiner Ruby Redbird: In Getting Lit(erature), we discuss whether or not Kurt Vonnegut was a sci-fi writer and gush about our shared favorite author.And on the Patreon…
  6. Mother’s English Tea Pale Ale: Finally Drunk Enough, we wonder what would have been by discussing life paths not taken. 

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