Mangum Reads

Mangum Reads is a podcast aimed at reviewed and analyzing interesting short stories, novellas and novels. It’s led by Spencer.


Pottering Around – Chapter 3.4 The Leaky Cauldron

June 2, 2020 by Mangum Reads

Deus ex Plot Progression


Episode 53 – Hugo Award Nominees 3 and 4 by Nibedita Sen and Rivers Solomon

May 25, 2020 by Mangum Reads

We’re working our way through the Hugo Award Nominees for short story.  This week we have Blood is Another Word for Hunger, and Ten Excerpts from an Annotated Bibliography on the Cannibal Women of Ratnabar Island   Ten Excerpts from an Annotated Bibliography on the Cannibal Women of Ratnabar Island   Blood Is Another Word for […]


Pottering Around – Chapter 3.3 The Knight Bus

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Deus ex Knight Bus


Pottering Around – Chapter 3.2 Aunt Marge’s Big Mistake

May 18, 2020 by Mangum Reads

Large Marge isn’t in charge.


Pottering Around – Chapter 3.1 The Owl Post

May 11, 2020 by Mangum Reads

In our ‘Pottercast within a podcast’ we are doing a chapter by chapter read of the Harry Potter books. Every episode we’ll cover one chapter with a summary, individual segments (questioning Sarah about the Wizarding World) along with a bit of a discussion about the books from a muggle perspective.


Pottering Around – Chapter 2.18 Dobby’s Reward

May 4, 2020 by Mangum Reads

He get’s his sock! Little did you know I’m just freeing all your guy’s house elves.


Pottering Around – Chapter 2.17 The Heir of Slytherin

April 27, 2020 by Mangum Reads

In our ‘Pottercast within a podcast’ we are doing a chapter by chapter read of the Harry Potter books. Every episode we’ll cover one chapter with a summary, individual segments (questioning Sarah about the Wizarding World) along with a bit of a discussion about the books from a muggle perspective.


Episode 52 – Hugo Award Nominees 1 and 2 by Shiv Ramdas and SL Huang

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We’re working our way through the Hugo Award Nominees for short story.  This week we have The Last I May Know, And Now His Lordship is Laughing Announcing the 2020 Hugo Award Finalists Next up: Ten Excerpts from an Annotated Bibliography on the Cannibal Women of Ratnabar Island Blood Is Another Word for Hunger Next […]


Pottering Around – Chapter 2.16 The Chamber of Secrets

April 20, 2020 by Mangum Reads

But why is it in a hat?


Episode 53 – Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik pt 5 parting thoughts

April 15, 2020 by Mangum Reads

We criticize because we really care, and enjoyed it quite a bit.


Pottering Around – Chapter 2.15-Aragog

April 13, 2020 by Mangum Reads

Spiders? Why did it have to be spiders?


Episode 52 – Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik part 4 plot etc

April 8, 2020 by Mangum Reads

So why is Stepon even a thing?


Pottering Around – Chapter 2.14 Cornelius Fudge

April 6, 2020 by Mangum Reads

See I did know who he was.


Episode 51 – Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik plot pt 3

March 30, 2020 by Mangum Reads

We’re just going to call him the Czar now.


Pottering Around – Chapter 2.13 The Very Secret Diary

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Oh, so this is the riddle you’ve been talking about.


Pottering Around – Chapter 2.12 The Polyjuice Potion

March 23, 2020 by Mangum Reads

Really, Hermione doesn’t know what cat hair looks like?


Episode 50 – Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik pt 2

March 19, 2020 by Mangum Reads

Ok, we’re just about to the spoon.


Pottering Around – Chapter 2.11 The Dueling Club

March 16, 2020 by Mangum Reads

I see your wand is a impressive as mine, now let’s see how you handle it.


Episode 49 – Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik pt 1

March 11, 2020 by Mangum Reads

The different perspectives are fun and easy to follow, those reviewers don’t know what they’re talking about.


Pottering Around – Chapter 2.10 The Rogue Bludger

March 9, 2020 by Mangum Reads

His noodly appendage.


Episode 48 – The Mystery Knight Dunk & Egg 3 pt 2 by GRRM

March 4, 2020 by Mangum Reads

Goodness gracious great Ball of fire.


Pottering Around – Chapter 2.9 The Writing on the Wall

March 2, 2020 by Mangum Reads

In our ‘Pottercast within a podcast’ we are doing a chapter by chapter read of the Harry Potter books. Every episode we’ll cover one chapter with a summary, individual segments (questioning Sarah about the Wizarding World) along with a bit of a discussion about the books from a muggle perspective.


Episode 47 – The Mystery Knight Dunk & Egg 3 by GRRM

February 24, 2020 by Mangum Reads

Goodness gracious great Ball of fire.


Pottering Around – Chapter 2.8 Deathday Party

by Mangum Reads

In our ‘Pottercast within a podcast’ we are doing a chapter by chapter read of the Harry Potter books. Every episode we’ll cover one chapter with a summary, individual segments (questioning Sarah about the Wizarding World) along with a bit of a discussion about the books from a muggle perspective.


Pottering Around – Chapter 2.7 Mudbloods and Murmurs

February 18, 2020 by Mangum Reads

So is Mudblood the M-word of the wizarding world?