The Mixed Six Podcast

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Ep. 44: Father Figure is a Dealbreaker

It’s Maddy’s final episode state-side, and what better way to say goodbye than to drink a bunch of beers on a microphone (incidentally, this is also how we said “hello” and “it’s a Tuesday”; it’s the only language we know). Before we send our ambassador back to the other side of the world, let’s get up to our beer rating shenanigans one last time!

Fat Head’s Bumble Berry Honey Blueberry Ale: We had a great time with the newest evolution of Castles of Mad King Ludwig: The Palace of Mad King Ludwig. We Dissect Our Fun with the game in this segment. 

North Loop BrewCo. IPA Foto: The Armchair Directors suggest sequels for one-off movies that never got revisited. Spencer fundamentally misunderstands the premise. 

American Trappist’s Spencer India Pale Ale: It’s a tiny fire sale in this week’s Ask Mixed Six!

Rusty Rails Fool’s Gold Peanut Butter Hefeweizen: In what is assuredly one of the funniest things ever recorded, this week’s Jukebox in Back is about the top 3 songs you DON’T want to hear in the bedroom. 

Lost Signal Brewing Under the Tower Sour: It’s been out long enough that we can finally start gushing about Luke Cage Season 2 in this week’s Binge Binger.

Platform Beer Co’s Smoking’ Fineapple Gose: Drunk Enough is sparked by an awkward conversation with a Lyft driver. How do you resist showing off in subjects in which you consider yourself an expert?

Music, Tracks 8-14: https://jinsangbeats.bandcamp.com/album/confessions

Ep. 38: Tamagatchi Morality Play

We’re back with a new episode! We talk about toys, cosplay, birthday songs, and a number of other very adult topics. Thanks for tuning in.

Founders Brewing KBS: In Dissecting Our Fun, we throw the concept of the gaming tournament on the slab and see what makes it tick.

Destihl Brewery’s Moonjumper: Because absolutely no one asked for it, Caleb uses an obscure Russian literary theorist to explain modern cosplay in Nerdsplainer.

Victory Sour Monkey: With his birthday going on concurrent to the release of this episode, Jukebox in Back is about songs we want to hear at specific points in the celebration.

Avery Brewing The Beast Grand Cru Ale:  Ask Mixed Six is about the moral weight of simulations…and also Westworld.

Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat Ale: As it seems to be the trend of the time, Armchair Director is about the side characters you want to see promoted to their own film.

The Brooklyn Brewery Brooklyn Defender IPA: In Drunk Enough, we try to talk about self-care, but Caleb misunderstands the term on pretty much every level.

Songs (Tracks 2-8): https://thetwelfthdoctor.bandcamp.com/

Ep. 26: I Am Become Pumpkin Spice, Destroyer of Palettes

Spencer decided to assault our tongues with gourds this episode, so I hope y’all like yourself some pumpkin. As the hosts throw pumpkin down their throats like teens trying to vandalize their own stomachs, consider backing our Patreon if you haven’t already. It’s the only way to get those sweet extra episodes and tons of other additional content.

Blue Moon Limited Release Harvest Pumpkin Wheat: Dissecting Our Fun runs into some “Who’s On First?” trouble in discussing The Game and the tragedy of its branding.

Shipyard Brewing Co Pumpkinseed: Kevin wants to hear about some songs that have a constantly shifting meaning. We let him know in Jukebox in Back.

O’Fallon Pumpkin Beer: In This Was A Mistake, Copper Crane wants to know about Grammerly. Spellcheck wasn’t so great before it became an exploitative data mining service, so we take the time to warn the people against those annoying YouTube commercials.

Mother’s Brewing Co. Mr. Pumpkin: In COM Corner, Maddy Gibbons wants our take on “The Love Languages.” The hosts discuss what keeps it out of the trash canon, how that might change, and diagnose each other.

Spider Bite Beer Co Boris the Spider Russian Imperial Stout: We almost couldn’t answer a questions in Ask Mixed Six this week because Spencer went and bought a REPEAT beer. Thankfully, Dan VK came to the rescue and we managed to get to Alex B’s question about self-censorship on social media.

New Belgium’s Voodoo Ranger Special Release Atomic Pumpkin: In the wake of Caleb’s killer birthday party, we get Drunk Enough (again) to discuss the keys to a great social gathering.

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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. 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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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 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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