Mangum Reads

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


Episode 26 – Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience™ by Rebecca Roanhorse

July 15, 2019 by Mangum Reads

We take our first dive into an all inclusive audiobook/podcast experience with an episode of Levar Burton Reads episode 25 – Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience™ by Rebecca Roanhorse. As all the short stories in Levar’s podcast, this is a short <1hr story with twilight zone-esque themes. We take a closer look at what authentic […]


Episode 25 – The Fifth Season by NK Jemisin part 4 Alabaster and Theories

July 5, 2019 by Mangum Reads

A discussion of all of our questions, theories, and just general enjoyment of the book as a whole. Also we go over parts of Alabaster’s story, and anything we may have missed or want to rehash from previous episodes. Next story: Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience™ by Rebecca Roanhorse Next book: The Likeness by Tana […]


Episode 24 – The Fifth Season by NK Jemisin part 3 Essun

June 25, 2019 by Mangum Reads

We continue our discussion of the last of the three main perspectives in the Fifth Season by NK Jemisin. This perspective also gave us more insight into the realities of the world and what is happening since the “end of the world”. We also begin to understand a little bit more of what is going […]


Episode 23 – The Fifth Season by NK Jemisin part 2 Syenite

June 7, 2019 by Mangum Reads

We continue our discussion of the second of the three main perspectives in the Fifth Season by NK Jemisin. Spencer continues to be difficult with his using ‘correct’ words. All in all this had some of our favorite development of characters and relationships. This perspective also gave us more insight into the goings on in […]


Episode 22 – The Fifth Season by NK Jemisin part 1 Damaya

May 27, 2019 by Mangum Reads

No Spencer, mentor isn’t quite right.


Episode 21 – A Sworn Sword part 2, Dunk and Egg 2 – GRRM

May 15, 2019 by Mangum Reads

A thousand eyes and one.


Episode 20 – A Sworn Sword part 1, Dunk and Egg 2 – GRRM

April 30, 2019 by Mangum Reads

You can edit out the sound of me pouring wine right?


Episode 19 – Part 3 of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt

April 15, 2019 by Mangum Reads

I really could use a to go cup.


Episode 18 – Part 2 of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt

April 5, 2019 by Mangum Reads

Take a traveler’s cup with you on a stroll of the squares of Savannah, and hang out with the Grand Empress herself.


Episode 17 – Part 1 of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt

March 27, 2019 by Mangum Reads

Take a stroll through the squares of Savannah while we take in the plot of a murder most foul, or is it?