The Mixed Six Podcast
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The Mixed Six is a variety podcast structured around beer reviews. For every 10-15 minute segment, we start with a quick beer review. From there, we launch into a wide variety of topics: anything ranging from movies, board games, politics, sports, philosophy, etc. The more "lubricated" the hosts get, the headier the topics become. Basically, while Spence and Caleb share a mixed six of beers, the listeners get a sampler of six bar conversations. Don't like a segment? Skip to the next one. We'll have probably forgotten what we were talking about by then anyway...
||ExplicitEp. 48: Drunken Masters||If you haven’t yet, check out the official Mixed Six boardgame, Party Fowl, on pre-order today! I want to start off this podcast by letting everyone know that my Dad could beat up your Dad in a fake fight with fictional martial arts.||11/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 47: Sour Apples||Unless you’re listening to the fine audio stylings of the Mixed Six, you can’t win them all. For instance, we can’t win them all with beer tastings; sometimes you come up snake eyes on the ratings system…and the rating system is made by Spencer.||10/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 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,||10/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 45: Getting In Snakepit||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.||9/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 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).||9/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Mixed Six Live at Gen Con 2018||Hey folks! We’re running a bit behind on Snippets of Adventure due to some health problems (nothing serious; just con crud). But we didn’t want to leave everyone hanging while we waited to record again. Here’s a recording of the MX6 Live show at G||8/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 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||8/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 42: Another Bacon Beer on the Barbie||Our friend Maddy flew around the world to visit us for a recording! Considering one of the beers she brought, her continued presence on the show is…questionable. It makes for a fun listen though, even if Spencer’s tongue never recovers.||7/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 41: Hibiscus Seems Like an Elf Flavor||We’re finally back to recording after a long June of convention travel. We also have a guest this episode! Long-time collaborator Maddy flew in from Australia to hang with us. She’s a bit too jet-lagged to say much this episode,||7/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 40: The Scooby Snacks are Heroin||I already named an episode based off a bad hot dog pun…then Spencer did this rating system. Frankly, I’m at a loss. I’ve just been totally sabotaged. Let’s get this over with. The episode is pretty okay, I guess.||6/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 39: Meerkat Smuggling||Please don’t forget to back Party Fowl: The Game of Drunk Ducks. It’s the boardgame that Mixed Six has been designing as far back as episode 11! We’re back at it again with the high-octane, summer blockbuster of a podcast that you’ve all come to||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 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 w||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 37: The Cider Irony||You’ve been asking for it, so we finally bring you the all-cider episode! Fearing the ABV of such beverages would fail to provide our podcast engine the accustomed amount of lubrication, we did some preventative maintenance (read: pre-drinking) before||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 36: The Dangers of Couples Podcasting||Hey-ooo! It’s time for the Mixed Six again. This week, Sara and Brandy join the show to see what all the fuss is about. It’s twice the show with twice the hosts. If you like it, let us know in the comments so we can convince them to come back (hopef||4/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 35: DeVostitutes||Our friend Baz is in town this week for an episode as jam-packed with content as Producer Ross’s table was packed with portly men. We got mock drafts, pairings, rapid fire question answering, and tasty beverages galore. Join us!||3/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 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.||3/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitA 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||3/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 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.||3/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 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!||2/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 31: INSERT GLUTEN PUN HERE||If the wheat has you down, do we ever have an episode for you. In an effort to help our gluten intolerant loved ones, this episode is all gluten-free beer. We can’t promise gluten-free conversation though: we say the word a lot. Gluten gluten gluten.||2/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 30: Sunday Morning Love Triangles||Welcome back! We’re hear to paint tragic comic strip narratives and fix your love lives. You know, the usual stuff. Here’s what to expect in this exciting new episode. Mars Community Brewing Ruby’s Tears Gose Style Ale with Hibiscus and Coriander:||1/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 29: Drinking the Forms||Howdy everyone! Welcome back to The Mixed Six. Like Greek philosophers of old, join us as we stroll the gardens and parthenon, discussing the nature of truth and important topics of the day. But we’ll be more buzzed because our beer has more alcohol t||1/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 28: About That ‘Booch Life||Welcome back! We’re back with another episode, another hangover, and another of Spencer’s crazy kombucha cures. Enjoy! Olympic Brewery’s Mythos: In Dissecting Our Fun, Ken R. wonders what we think about hidden identity games as a mechanic.||12/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 27: Choby is Horny for Vlad||Rob Sith, creator of The Orpheus Protocol, came to visit us with rare beers and even better conversation. Check out our very special guest episode in this edition of The Mixed Six. Three Floyds Zombie Dust: In Dissecting Our Fun,||12/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 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||11/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitExtra Hot Takes on Ice: Metatopia 2017||Spencer and I went to Metatopia for the first time to playtest our new game, Party Fowl. It’s a nifty little convention that not a lot of people get to attend, so we thought we would share our thoughts with an extra, free Hot Takes on Ice episode.||11/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 25: Belated October Oktoberfest||Welcome back everyone! We didn’t want to let October go by without celebrating Oktoberfest and thus, ironically, being two months late instead of one. Enjoy this themed episode of Oktoberfest brews! Odell Brewing Co Oktoberfest Marzen Style Lager: In||11/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 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 t||10/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 23: Mrs. Gas-Spewing Metal Orb||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||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 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 Trib||9/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 21: Party Fowl||Quack quack quack quack quack quack quack quack quack quack quack quack. Quack quack quack quack; quack quack, quack? Quack quack. (If you’re the target demographic for the new, original Mixed Six card game we announce in this episode,||9/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 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!||8/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 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.||8/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 18: The Baking Draft||Welcome! You may notice that there are six beers in this episode. Don’t worry; you didn’t win the lottery; it’s a result of hitting our first Patreon milestone! Now, everyone at our $2 level and above gets a whole extra episode.||7/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 17: Ray of Light Beers||Quick: everybody vogue! Now everybody listen to episode 17! Now go back the Patreon and listen to the full episode! Vogue again! Tell Spencer my Madonna rating system is great! Vogue one more time! Crooked Stave’s L’ Brett d’ Raspberry: In Dissect||7/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 16: The Soothing Sounds of Paul Hollywood||Welcome back! I hope all of you are keeping up with your votes in The Cage Match 2017. Until the ultimate showdown arrives, we have a regular episode for you. Remember: the first five are free, and beer six is available on the Patreon.||6/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 15: Spicy Flubs||Welcome! We’re back with 5-6 beers and topics, ready for your listening pleasure. If you like what we do here and want to support the show, hit us up on Patreon to get the full six-pack experience. If not, we love you all the same and thanks for list||6/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 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 .||5/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBONUS: 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.||5/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 13: The S’mores Betrayal||Welcome back (except for those of you with trikaideckaphobia; we understand and we’ll see you in a few weeks). In this episode, Producer Ross and Caleb start by poisoning Spencer and things only get better from there.||5/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 12: Time Travelin’||Welcome to episode 12! We’re entertaining diplomat Baz from the untamed wilds of the West, and he came bearing gifts. Here’s hoping you enjoy our three-way pontificate. As always, if you want the full version, don’t forget to check us out on Patre||4/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 11: In Which Spencer is Wrong||Welcome back! Try to hold back your rage at my co-host’s shameful cinematic tastes long enough to listen to the fantastic episode we have for you. Spanning & Sensatie from Bodegraven: In a brand-new segment called Travel Hangover,||4/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 10: Kurt Vonnegut’s Animorphs||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 nonet||3/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 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.||3/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 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.||2/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHot Takes on Ice 2: Legion, Weirdness, and Fan Responsibility||Thanks to the fantastic listener feedback, we’re going to add Hot Takes on Ice into regular rotation. The plan is to record at least two a month (maybe more) everytime we lay down a regular episode. While we wait for Producer Ross to do his editing ma||2/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHot Takes on Ice: SuperBowl Ads||We’re trying something new! Our wonderful patrons often suggest segment topics that are way too topical for our production schedule. Talking about current events with our current recording arrangement mean episodes wouldn’t drop until months later.||2/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 7: Like the 47 Ronin Committing Seppuku on My Tongue||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.||2/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 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 Patr||1/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5: Tears for a Pig||Greetings! Here’s our five-beer free-cast for Episode 5. If you want more, it’s up on the Patreon. Got questions? Hit us up @themixedsix or in the comments below. Ogletoberfest by Anthem Brewing: In Dissecting Our Fun,||1/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
I am helpless before this podcast.
I am consummately the target market for this show, and I've made my peace with that. It's not just the beer. In fact, it's less the beer than anything else. Somehow, a show with the literal premise of "random conversations" has managed (for 12 episodes and 6 Hot Takes on Ice, at time of writing; that's 78 conversations for those keeping count) to only discuss things I either find fascinating or am brought about to finding fascinating by mid conversation.
I suspect it has something to do with the staggering intellect and humor of the hosts, and even more to do with their courageous lack of pretension, something sorely lacking in the entire "white guys discussing things" milieu.
Pour one (or six) out for The Mixed Six, people.
Smart, dumb and hilarious!
I love listening to this podcast. It reminds me of those great late night conversations in college with friends. Caleb and Spencer have great insights on such high-brow topics from the value of S'more to judging an artist's work based on their legacy, to wondering if the Singularity will swallow us whole. I look forward to trying new suggested board games and movies based on their ideas. Looking forward to watching the rest of Legion.
A delight - even when Spencer is wrong.
Caleb and Spencer's philosophizing - starting sober-ish and getting drunk - is hilarious. People think I'm mad when I'm walking to work grinning like the Joker and laughing at their banter.