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 4.4 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.


Pottering Around – Chapter 3.18 Mooney, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs

September 14, 2020 by Mangum Reads

He’s so pedagogical.


Pottering Around – Chapter 3.17 Cat, Rat, and Dog

September 7, 2020 by Mangum Reads

At least we have the oxford comma here.


Pottering Around – Chapter 3.16 Professor Trelawney’s Prediction

August 31, 2020 by Mangum Reads

Sassy Hermione is best Hermione.


Pottering Around – Chapter 3.15 The Quidditch Final

August 24, 2020 by Mangum Reads

Harry seems to only have one move…well technically he basically swallowed it that time, so two move.


Episode 61 – The Water Dancer pt 3/3

August 17, 2020 by Mangum Reads

Denouement. A return.


Pottering Around – Chapter 3.14 Snape’s Grudge

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We almost find out what Snape’s grudge is.


Pottering Around – Chapter 3.13 Gryffindor vs Ravenclaw

August 11, 2020 by Mangum Reads

It’s just a commercial for the Firebolt


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

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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

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Deus ex I forget now…..