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 4.15 Beauxbatons and Durmstrang

April 12, 2021 by Mangum Reads


Pottering Around – Chapter 4.14 Unforgivable Curses

April 5, 2021 by Mangum Reads


Episode 72 – Better Days by Art Taylor (Agatha Awards)

March 30, 2021 by Mangum Reads


Pottering Around – Chapter 4.13 Mad-eye Moody

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Episode 71 – The Last Word by Shawn Reilly-Simmons (Agatha Awards)

March 24, 2021 by Mangum Reads

We are embarking on another award series, this time in the cozy mystery genre. We’re hoping to find out what exactly makes a cozy mystery, as well as scratch that mystery itch. We’ll go through each of the nominees of the Agatha Award and then sum up our feeling and foods that we feel represent […]


Pottering Around – Chapter 4.12 The Triwizard Tournament

March 22, 2021 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 70 – The Blue Ribbon by Cynthia Kuhn Agatha Christie Awards

March 16, 2021 by Mangum Reads

We are embarking on another award series, this time in the cozy mystery genre. We’re hoping to find out what exactly makes a cozy mystery, as well as scratch that mystery itch. We’ll go through each of the nominees of the Agatha Award and then sum up our feeling and foods that we feel represent […]


Pottering Around – Chapter 4.11 The Hogwarts Express

March 15, 2021 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 – Chatper 4.10 Mayhem at the Ministry

March 9, 2021 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 4.9 The Dark Mark

March 1, 2021 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 4.8 The Quiddich World Cup

February 23, 2021 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 4.7 Bagman and Crouch

February 15, 2021 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 4.6 The Portkey

February 8, 2021 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 4.4 Back to the Burrow

January 25, 2021 by Mangum Reads

Molly Weasley is the best.


Pottering Around – Chapter 4.3 The Invitation

January 18, 2021 by Mangum Reads

Do you think the Weasley’s get mail?


Pottering Around – Chapter 4.2 The Scar

January 11, 2021 by Mangum Reads

Now we’re back in early Harry Potter territory.


Pottering Around – Chapter 4.1 The Riddle House

January 4, 2021 by Mangum Reads

Spencer the real lie there is you actually going to sleep before 3am.


Episode 69 – The Forward Collection Review

December 21, 2020 by Mangum Reads

We finally have come to the end of the Forward Collection, and now you get to be regaled with the foods we ascribe to these stories. We talk quite a number of other things in our “Forward Wrap-up”.


Episode 68 – Emergency Skin by NK Jemisin (The Forward Collection)

December 15, 2020 by Mangum Reads

It’s very funny that this is set basically where we’ve all lived at some point.


Episode 67 – Summer Frost by Blake Crouch (The Forward Collection)

December 7, 2020 by Mangum Reads

I almost got 3 paragraphs on my re-read, I then decided that the narrator wasn’t the most significant issue.


Episode 66 – The Last Conversation by Paul Trembly (The Forward Collection)

December 1, 2020 by Mangum Reads

The Doctor is probably the most interesting character.


Episode 65 – You Have Arrived at Your Destination by Amor Towles (The Forward Collection)

November 23, 2020 by Mangum Reads

It’s been a while since our last converstation.


Episode 64 – Randomize by Andy Weir (The Forward Collection)

November 16, 2020 by Mangum Reads

Well the accents were pretty good?


Episode 63 – Ark by Veronica Roth (Forward Collection)

November 9, 2020 by Mangum Reads

I bet the old scientist would be played by Leonardo DiCaprio and it would go a bit too far.


Episode 62 – The Mist by Stephen King

November 2, 2020 by Mangum Reads

It was better before the things came out of the mist.