Mangum Reads

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


Episode 60 – The Water Dancer pt 2/3

August 3, 2020 by Mangum Reads

We are finally into our first novel of the year. Thank you for waiting for this. We are embarking on a journey into an alternate version of antebellum Virginia, this like the book will likely be a journey of three parts. So far we’re quite enjoying the world that Ta-Nehisi Coates is creating.   https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43982054-the-water-dancer


Episode 59 – The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

July 21, 2020 by Mangum Reads

What is Conduction?


Pottering Around – Chapter 3.11 The Firebolt

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 3.10 The Marauders Map

July 14, 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 58 – Nebula Award nominations (non-overlap)

July 6, 2020 by Mangum Reads

Apologies for any sound issues, our normal QC is on temporary absence.


Pottering Around – Chapter 3.9 Grim Defeat

by Mangum Reads

Deus ex I forget now…..


Pottering Around – Chapter 3.8 Flight of the Fat Lady

June 29, 2020 by Mangum Reads

Paintings why did it have to be more paintings?


Episode 57- Hugo Awards Wrap up Party and Dinner

June 22, 2020 by Mangum Reads

What is Cowboy Casserole?


Episode 56 – Hugo Award Nominees 5 and 6 by Fran Wilde and Alix E. Harrow

by Mangum Reads

We’re finishing up the Hugo awards! We then realized the Nebula awards are a similar with Venn diagram overlap of 3. We’ll be covering those after a wrap-up episode next time. A Catalog of Storms and   Do Not Look Back, My Lion       Next Novel is still The Water Dancer by Ta-nehisi […]


Pottering Around – Chapter 3.7 The Boggart in the Wardrobe

by Mangum Reads

Deus ex Lupin (again)


Pottering Around – Chapter 3.6 Talons and Tea Leaves

June 15, 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 3.5 The Dementor

June 8, 2020 by Mangum Reads

Deus ex Lupin


Pottering Around – Chapter 3.4 The Leaky Cauldron

June 2, 2020 by Mangum Reads

Deus ex Plot Progression


Episode 55 – 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

by Mangum Reads

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

by Mangum Reads

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.