Mangum Reads

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


Mangum Reads – Episode 12: We are Legion (We are Bob) by Dennis E. Taylor part 2

January 19, 2019 by Mangum Reads

We finish up the first book of the Bobiverse, Spencer figures out what his idea of heaven isn’t and BJ laments his programming skills.


Mangum Reads – Episode 11: Holiday Special (crossover) – The Hedge Knight by GRR Martin

January 10, 2019 by Mangum Reads

Holiday Special crossover episode with GoT Got Questions


Mangum Reads – Episode 10: We are Legion (We are Bob) plot pt 1

December 4, 2018 by Mangum Reads

We start in on a new book part of the Bobiverse trilogy which BJ has recommended (and harangued Spencer to read for a while now). We cover about half the plot and touch on some of the philosophical questions posed by a virtual copy of one’s self and living forever. Next week we continue with […]


Mangum Reads – Episode 9: Snapshot by Brandon Sanderson

November 17, 2018 by Mangum Reads

This episode we delve into a little detective novella (which Spencer uses up his hispanic genes trying to pronounce correctly) with a sci-fi leaning/background. As always there is a fun Sanderson twist to the plot and a bunch of philosophical questions we try and tackle, that and some Halo references.   Next week: We are […]


Mangum Reads – Episode 8: A Monster Calls part 2

November 3, 2018 by Mangum Reads

We finish up our discussions about the various themes in the book A Monster Calls, facing our own mortality. BJ tortures Spencer with puns and some prequel memes. Giving Spencer a light reprieve on reading we are doing a short story next time. Next up: Snapshot by Brandon Sanderson On deck: We are Legion (We […]


Mangum Reads – Episode 7: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

October 20, 2018 by Mangum Reads

How can a young teenager cope with his mother’s cancer? What will the yew tree do for him?


Mangum Reads – Episode 6: Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett, The world of Discworld?

October 8, 2018 by Mangum Reads

This week we talk about the setting of Guards! Guards! and speculate on the world that is Discworld. 

Next up A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness


Mangum Reads – Episode 5: Guards! Guards! characters and more

October 1, 2018 by Mangum Reads

This week the guys delve into the various main characters that make up Guards! Guards! and venture into the similarities of some are to Victorian England.


Mangum Reads – Episode 4: Guards! Guards! by Sir Terry Pratchett

September 21, 2018 by Mangum Reads

This week the guys embark on explaining, commenting on, lamenting, and reveling in the plot of Guards! Guards! with a special guest. Tune in next week for delving into those characters you love so much.


Mangum Reads – Episode 3: Unzipping and Pipes – Etgar Keret

September 12, 2018 by Mangum Reads

What does fitting into society mean?