The Mixed Six Podcast

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

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Episode 73: Still Need That Title

Welp, it’s Turkey time. If you’re not currently in a fist fight with your blighted elderly relatives, give our podcast a listen.

Prairie Artisan Ales Seasick Crocodile (5): Caleb has played New York Zoo. He Dissects His Fun with Uwe Rosenburg’s latest.

Stem Ciders A Salted Cucumber Apple Cider (4): In Sportsplainer, Joey asks how the copium is hitting with sports fans in 2020.

Odell Brewing – Isolation Ale (3): We’re throwing presidents in the B-hole! Finally!

Prairie Artisan Ales Key Lime Pie  (4): With it looking like Trump may finally leave office, Ask Mixed Six is about the single most absurd thing we can remember from the last four years of hell.

Carlsberg Premium Danish Pilsner (2): In Mixed Six Mock Draft, Turtle wants us to pick school support staff from characters in crime scene investigation shows.

Left Hand Brewing – Galactic Cowboy Imperial Stout (4): Finally Drunk Enough, we talk about activities we are glad the pandemic did away with.

Music, Tracks 1-7: https://jazzhopcafe.bandcamp.com/album/midnight-cruise

Ep. 63: Deja Brew

We take time off from our fourth career as crime-fighters to record an episode and share it with you, the citizenry. 
Boom Island Brewing Company Hoodoo Dubbel Bottle Conditioned Belgian-Style Ale (3): In Dissecting Our Fun, we discuss the oddly one-sided discussion between boardgames and RPGs. 
Brau Brothers Brewing Co Bancreagie Peated Scotch Ale (4): Drunk on bad Scottish accent, Caleb tries to Nerdsplainer the world of Twitch streaming to a man unfamiliar with YouTube.
Nightmare Brewing Flaying Imperial Oat India Pale Ale (2): Ask Mixed Six FIRE SALE!
Lexington Brewing Company Kentucky Vanilla Barrel Cream Ale (2): Finally ready to just give up, the defeated podcast hosts ask The Honorable Judge Producer Ross to settle the Star Wars vs Star Trek debate. 
Prairie Artisan Ales Pirate Noir Imperial Stout Aged in Jamaican Rum Barrels (5): Though completely understandable, we find it hard to suppress revulsion at the thought of unplugging from the news. In typical Drunk Enough fashion, we analyze our cognitive dissonance and resolve nothing.

Ep. 59: Mixmaster Birk

Though GenCon is now over, we recorded bad decisions made just prior to leaving on our pilgrimage for the sake of the historical record. In this episode, we eschew beer on our beer podcast for cocktails made by long-time listener and friend Birk. Not going to lie…we drank a lot of booze for an hour-long podcast. Thankfully, we’ve been training for this moment for years.

Click the drink name to get the recipe!

Mezcal Paloma (4): It’s rare we have someone on the pod that isn’t already as obsessed with boardgames as the hosts. We Dissect Our Fun, or rather, Birk’s fun as he starts to get into the hobby.

Gosling Sidecar (4): In this Jukebox in Box, Greg wants to know what four chubby bearded nerds like to dance to. Weird kink but okay.

Plantation Pineapple Daiquiri (5): Binge Binger discusses the possible horror of revisiting your favorite childhood shows.

Eastern Sour (5): Scott Asks Mixed Six about skill they excel at, yet never enjoy performing.

Fat-Washed Old Fashioned (5): In This Was a Mistake, we beg — ABSOLUTELY BEG — people to stop recommending anime.

Mezcal Margarita (4): Birk has a hell of a cool job, and he’s Drunk Enough to talk about how he’s not crazy about how media depicts it.

Music, Tracks 8-14:  https://radiojuicy.bandcamp.com/album/dreams-from-the-shore

Ep. 56: Innervium

The dark days of food month continue as the tyranny of Spencer’s rating systems continues. As the rebellion gathers strength to strike at the power that has stolen the podcast from the people, endure another episode until the glorious revolution throws off the yoke of this monstrous regime. 
Golden Road Brewing Melon Cart Watermelon Wheat Ale with Honeydew and Cantaloupe: In Dissecting Our Fun, we discuss the considerations required to put together a boardgame playlist. 
O’Dell Brewing Co’s Friek Raspberry and Cherry Sour Ale: In our new segment entitled Innervium, The Mixed Six disrupts the marketing space with a game-changing innovation: unpaid advertisement. 
Left Hand Brewing Company’s Death Before Disco Porter: Laura B wants us to suggest a curriculum for superhero education. In Humanities Fight, we discuss what the problems inherent in the exercise reveal about our current education system. 
Six Mile Bridge Bavarian Hefeweizen: It’s a lil’ fire sale in Ask Mixed Six.
Piney River Brewing Black Walnut Wheat: Living With Humans discusses the phenomenon of Phantom Spouse Syndrome.
Ska Brewing Company Grapefruit Rue B. Soho Lager: Finally Drunk Enough, we discuss the peculiarly temporary existential crisis that can be triggered by a bad hangover. 

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. 32: Stout Lads

Caleb is re-appropriating the term adults used to call him fat by drinking as many Stouts as possible this episode. Oddly enough, it doesn’t seem to be helping his weight problem, but, by god, it makes for good listening! Join us for an all stout episode of The Mixed Six.

Brooklyn Brewing’s Black Chocolate Stout: In Dissecting Our Fun, we discuss what to look for in a tabletop game review (besides listening to the Mixed Six, of course).

Bell’s Brewing Co.’s Kalamazoo Stout, Stout Brewed With Brewer’s Licorice: The Armchair Directors have been given and the impossible task of re-casting directors for a perfect trilogy of films. How can one improve on the live-action TMNT movies? Is such a thing even possible?

Bent River Brewing Company Uncommon Stout: Nerdsplainer is a call to action as Caleb begs his community to give up on all this Marvel/DC crap and get into the real action happening in Bollywood.

Brewfist Italian Ales The Spaghetti Western, Imperial Chocolate Coffee Stout Aged in Grappa Barrels: We had so many great questions this episode, we had to just try them all. Welcome to the first Ask Mixed Six Fire Sale! All questions must go!

Cathedral Square Brewery’s Holy Moly Imperial Stout: In Living with Humans, we talk about reciprocity in relationships.

Big Muddy Brewing’s S’mores Stout: Finally Drunk Enough, we delve into the saying, “Boredom is a sign of a weak mind.” Instilled in the hosts from childhood, is this a sound life tenant or merely the intellectual equivalent of “do you even lift, bro?”

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Year-in-Review Survey

Hello everyone!
We’ve been at this for more than a year now. Spencer, Producer Ross, and I (I’m…I’m Caleb. I’m that one) are really proud of the show and absolutely blessed that all of you have helped us create it. We want to keep this show expanding and improving in the months to come. We love recording it so much, and we feel the need to make it the best podcast possible as a sign of our gratitude to everyone that’s helped us get this far.
As it is our listeners who got us this far, we thought you would be the best source for ideas on how to grow in the future. We’ve put together a survey to help make decisions moving forward. If you’ve ever listened to an episode — for any reason, for free or on Patreon — we would really appreciate it if you took the time to fill one out. Every response helps us get a clearer picture of where we need to go from here.
Thanks for the feedback!

Ep. 24: Mandatory Electric Tae-bo

Hey all! We’re back with another free episode. If you like what you hear, consider getting some extra episodes by backing our Patreon.

Sun King Brewing’s Osiris: Marrying Mr. Darcy is a great game that exemplifies how mechanics are enough to carry the message in a concise design. We swoon for the game in this week’s Dissecting Our Fun.

12 Gates Brewing Company Cherry Vanilla Wheat: In Sportsplainer, Spencer breaks down is preferred form of RPG by discussion this game called Fantasy Football.

Coop Ale Works Territorial Reserve Barrel Aged Wild Wheat Wine Honey Ale: Toll Roads are a terrible idea. Caleb had to drive on one and so we’re all going to hear about it in This Was A Mistake.

Prairie Artisan Ales Prison Rodeo Hoppy Coffee Ale: Two listeners asked us to give some advice on gift giving for this holiday season. We do our best in Ask Mixed Six. 

Bitter Sisters Hissy Fit Marzen Lager: Sean wants to know about our top 3 most disappointing film franchises. Spencer forces Caleb into a series of increasingly hot takes in this Armchair Director.

Bitter Sisters Hissy Fit Marzen Lager: What responsibility does on informed, rational consumer have to those without as much self-control? We ask in this episode’s Drunk Enough.

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Ep. 20: Does What It Says on the Tin

Another podcast episode coming at y’all — if you don’t pay for it, lucky for you it’s a freebie. If you do back the Patreon, you’re a saint and we love you. We’ll have an extra geared up for you next week. Until then, enjoy!

 

Deschutes Swiveled Red India Style Red Ale: If you want to get us to talk about a game, there’s no method quite so effective as buying it for us. In this Dissecting Our Fun, Maddie hacks the podcast to get us talking about Unfair.

Springfield Brewing Company’s Bull Creek Brown Ale: True Detective Season 1 is a memory we want unsullied by the disappointments of Season 2. We ponder our top 3 actor pairings for a hypothetical season 3 in this Binge Binger.

Evil Twin Brewing’s Sanguinem Aurantiaco: In Sportsplainer, Spence tries to explain the feast/famine popularity of Olympic sports as Caleb keeps chiming in with his utterly uninformed opinion.

New Belgium in collaboration with Anne-Francoise Villers-Devant-Orval Spiced Imperial Dark Ale Aged on White Oak Spirals: Ask Mixed Six wants to know if social media platforms are authentic tools for academic discourse. Two dropouts weigh in.

Tallgrass Brewing Company Raspberry Jam Berliner Weisse: Mixed Six Mock Draft returns as we comprise a rogues gallery of literary authors for a movie heist.

Founders Porter Dark, Rich, and Sexy: Finally Drunk (and petty) Enough, we dive into a bad review on iTunes and discuss why we wish our detractors were constructive critics instead of braindead far-right mouthpieces regurgitating the senseless phrase “virtue signaling.”

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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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