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

Month: March 2018

Ep 34: Stillwater Did It!

Producer Ross has returned! People sent us stuff! We didn’t get poisoned! Really, there’s just so much to be grateful for in this episode, it’s impossible to write it all down. You’ll have to listen to the episode to get it all.

Founder’s Lizard of Koz: Imperial Stout Brewed with Blueberries, Chocolate, and Vanilla aged in Bourbon Barrels: In Dissecting Our Fun, we interrogate the perplexing cultural phenomenon that is BoardGame Geek. 

Daytrotter Pale Horse Pale Ale: Nerdsplainer is about the terrifying gasification of everything in society. Caleb makes a desperate plea to his brothers and sisters to make it stop.

Stillwater Artisanal Shoegaze Distorted Farmhouse Pale Ale: The Armchair Directors talk about their favorite three opening scenes.

Prairie Artisan Ales Twist: Sean Asks Mixed Six how to tell the difference between good arthouse and pretentious nonsense. 

Firestone Velvet Merkin Oatmeal Stout: In a new segment called We Make a Pair, we recommend beers to go with things that don’t typically have an alcoholic accompaniment. In this inaugural version, we pair beers with Kurt Russell films. 

Omnipollo and Evil Twin Brewing’s Pink Lemonade IPA: Finally Drunk Enough, Adam L. really tries to drive a rift between us by asking how it is to work with friends on a creative endeavor. 

Music, Tracks 1-7:

A Mixed Six Sampler

We’ve been doing this awhile, huh? If you’re new to The Mixed Six, we have enough episodes to cut together something like a clip show. Give it a listen and see if you like what we’re about.

Scholarly Count Orlok’s Black Pumpkin Ale: Dissecting Our Fun is our boardgame segment, and as boardgame snobs, we have games we love to hate. We share our top three.

Crown Valley Brewing’s Antique Amber American Ale: Caleb picks an innocuous listener question about S’mores and Spencer has some sort of audio fit as a response. It becomes a staple moment for the podcast.

Dogfish Head Midas Touch Ancient Ale: A Mixed Six Mock Draft involves picking fictional characters for a real-world activity. In our first such event, we draft a team of Marvel superheroes to compete in the Great British Bake-off.

Upland Brewing Co. Champagne Brand Velvet Beer: One of our listeners wants to know about what makes a great party anecdote. We don’t really give him advice, but our guest Rob Sith tells us a story about a time he almost got kidnapped in Transylvania.

Ommegong Brewery’s Rare Vos Amber Ale: In Getting Lit(erature), it appears our listener’s like to talk books with us. In this episode, we share our favorite guilty pleasure read.

Hoegaarden Wit Blanche: We try (and fail) to get profound once we hit beer six. In a segment called Drunk Enough, we talk about the complex problem of separating art from its artist’s ethics in this modern age.

Ep. 33: Is a Hot Dog a Podcast?

We ask the deep questions here on The Mixed Six: the questions other media outlets are afraid to ask. Join us for a fearless inquiry into the very foundations of phenomenology! Also, we drink some beers from North Carolina, so there’s that too.

Highland Brewing Company Cold Mountain Winter Ale: How do you get your RPG friends to become your boardgame friends and achieve the coveted Resse’s Pieces level of nerd friendship? We try to have it all in Dissecting Our Fun.

Bhramari Brewing Company The Good Fight Sour Pale Ale: We Nerdsplain some Binge Binger in this fusion segment because everyone wants to hear about Netflix’s Altered Carbon. Caleb provides the transhumanist 101 for those that haven’t read the books because the show sure as hell isn’t going to explain it to you.

Hi-wire Brewing Co. Hi-Wire Gose: In Getting Lit(erature), we invent a new genre…the remake novel. What writer’s would we recast to take another shot at a book’s content?

Catawba Brewery Co. Riverkeeper Apple Sour Ale: Ask Mixed Six is another Fire Sale! Every question must go!

Wicked Weed Brewing Hop Cocoa Porter Brewed with Cocoa Nibs: This Was a Mistake is about the fundamental attribution error plaguing nearly every political post since the inception of social media.

Highland Brewing Co. Mandarina IPA: Finally Drunk Enough, we re-examine the “bumper sticker” philosophy memes bouncing around the internet. Do they have any worth, or do they just undermine the practice of actual introspection and inquiry. 

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