The Mixed Six Podcast

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

Tag: Nerdsplaining

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. 43: Welcome to Cheese Month

Look…sometimes you look back at your rating system and realize all the rating systems you’ve come up with in the last month have something to do with cheese. It happens to the best of us. Diets are hard, y’all. Best to point it out early and move on. Luckily, we also managed to talk through an episode between our desperate pleading for cheddar. We hope you enjoy it more than we enjoy the cheese-deficient hell  that is existence.

Evil Twin Brewing’s C is for Cherry: We Dissect the Fun of games with entirely asymmetrical, random win objectives. Is the novelty helping or hurting?

Left Hand Brewing Wheels Gose ‘Round: With an odd tie in the Twitter poll, our would-not-be writers have to develop a Slasher Sci-fi story in We’ll Never B’Author.

Sailors Grave Brewing’s Down She Gose: Sebastian Asks Mixed Six about the value of intentionally provocative art.

Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co. Kentucky Honey Barrel Brown Ale: This Mixed Six Mock Draft staffs a block party with superheroes. It’s not like they have anything better to do. Community policing at its finest!

Prancing Pony Brewery’s Hopwork Orange American Pale Ale: Spencer finally watched the most base-level of anime suggestions: Studio Gibili films. His deeply normal brain is even more deeply confused. We try to Nerdsplain him out of his fugue state. 

Country Boy Brewing’s Key Lime Cougar Bait: Finally Drunk Enough to do a Roger Ebert impression, we discuss the denominational crisis brought about by playing a backer-donated copy of Tales from the Arabian Nights. What does it mean to be a game?

Music: Tracks 2-8 of Return of the Soul

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/

Episode 8: I’ll Have a Blue-Ribbon Stag Shandy Corona

Episode Ocho! Welcome to the free, 5-beer and topic version of The Mixed Six. If you’re a backer of our Patreon (or wish to become one) head on over there to grab your premium version of the episode and vote on future content. This is our first episode with 50% user generated segments and sub-topics, so let’s get to it.

  1. Urban Chestnut’s Count Orlok Black Pumpkin Ale: Coming in second in the segment vote, we talk about Dissecting Our Fun, or rather, dissecting our lack of fun with our 3 least favorite board games.
  2. Mother’s Brewing MILF: Topping out the segment vote, we Nerdsplain the concept of the ‘nerdiphany’ and share our own moments of geeky self-reflection.
  3. Unibroue Blanche de Chambly: In Binge Binger, Ethan Cordray asks for some strategies on how to select a television show when spoiled for choice. The resident couch potatoes weigh in.
  4. Evil Twin/ Two Road Pachamama Porter: In Ask Mixed Six, Steven Lee wants to hear more about the struggle of living in a community that doesn’t share your personal values. Two straight white dudes do their best to answer.
  5. Big Sky Brewing Moose Drool Brown Ale: Adam L. wants to know the hosts’ secret shames, and Joe DP want’s to know about beers we’re ashamed to admit drinking. So in this week’s Professional Drinking, we bring you Spence and Caleb’s SECRET SHAME BEERS.

On the Patreon

Hoegaarden Wit-Blanche: Finally Drunk Enough, the hosts wade into a quagmire of a question…when are you ethically required to stop enjoying an artist’s work because of the artist’s life?

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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 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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