The Mixed Six Podcast

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

Tag: Getting Lit

Ep. 46: ミクスト・六本のビール

Oh god…

He did it.

He finally did it.

A E S T H E T I C

M.I.A. Beer Company Miami Weiss Hefeweizen-Style Ale: Dissecting Our Fun tackles the perpetual problem of how many people to invite to a boardgame night.

Goodwood Red Wine Barrel Saison, Saison Ale Aged in a Pinot Noir Barrel: You prayed, and the fickle Producer Ross did here your prayers. This Nerdsplainer is about vaporwave, damnit.

Taxman Brewing Co. Exemption, Belgian-style Tripel Brewed with Spices: A series of beautiful RPG books and the tendencies of the reading public led this Getting Lit(erature) to question whether an appreciation of book’s as physical object is a recognition of craft or a fetish.

Firestone Stickee Monkee Central Coast Quad (2017 Vintage): It’s an Ask Mixed Six Fire Sale!

Stone IPA: Caleb has an experience that teaches him that thinking of his hobbies as more than toys Is A Mistake.

Concrete Beach Brewery TangeRICA Tangerine Wheat India Pale Ale: Finally Drunk Enough, we talk about cultural FOMO because Spencer just won’t go out and buy the damn Spiderman game already.

Songs: (listed in order of appearance on the podcast)

  1. Resonance by HOME:
  2. 恢复 by 2814
  3. Welcome by 猫 シ Corp.
  4. MACINTOSH PLUS – リサフランク420 / 現代のコンピュー by Vektroid
  5. Selfish High Heel by Yung Bae and Macross 82-99:
  6. Dreamcast by Blank Banshee
  7. Intrance (Realities) by 식료품groceries
  8. 一人で_dark​.​adx by High School Drama Teacher
  9. Lost in the Abyss by Infinity Frequencies
  10. FOOL'S METAL by Solo Jazz Cup

Ep. 45: Getting In Snakepit

Pictured: A spa day, apparently?

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?

Songs, 2-9: https://itsroccnation.bandcamp.com/album/hope-youre-doing-well

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. 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. 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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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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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 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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