Mangum Reads

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


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.


Episode 51 – Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik plot pt 3

March 30, 2020 by Mangum Reads

We’re just going to call him the Czar now.


Pottering Around – Chapter 2.13 The Very Secret Diary

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Oh, so this is the riddle you’ve been talking about.


Pottering Around – Chapter 2.12 The Polyjuice Potion

March 23, 2020 by Mangum Reads

Really, Hermione doesn’t know what cat hair looks like?


Pottering Around – Chapter 2.11 The Dueling Club

March 16, 2020 by Mangum Reads

I see your wand is a impressive as mine, now let’s see how you handle it.


Episode 49 – Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik pt 1

March 11, 2020 by Mangum Reads

The different perspectives are fun and easy to follow, those reviewers don’t know what they’re talking about.


Pottering Around – Chapter 2.10 The Rogue Bludger

March 9, 2020 by Mangum Reads

His noodly appendage.


Episode 48 – The Mystery Knight Dunk & Egg 3 pt 2 by GRRM

March 4, 2020 by Mangum Reads

Goodness gracious great Ball of fire.


Pottering Around – Chapter 2.9 The Writing on the Wall

March 2, 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 47 – The Mystery Knight Dunk & Egg 3 by GRRM

February 24, 2020 by Mangum Reads

Goodness gracious great Ball of fire.


Pottering Around – Chapter 2.8 Deathday Party

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 2.7 Mudbloods and Murmurs

February 18, 2020 by Mangum Reads

So is Mudblood the M-word of the wizarding world?


Episode 46 – The Husband Stitch by Carmen Maria Machado

February 12, 2020 by Mangum Reads

She describes sex like JRR Tolkien does the English countryside.


Pottering Around – Chapter 2.6 Gilderoy Lockhart

February 10, 2020 by Mangum Reads

I mean maybe he got the job because he’s pretty?


Episode 45 – Observations about eggs etc. – by Carmen Maria Machado

February 3, 2020 by Mangum Reads

OK some of this might be ok advice I guess, but I hate this person.


Pottering Around – Chapter 2.5 The Whomping Willow

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Whomp Whomp…


Pottering Around – Chapter 2.4 At Flourish and Blotts

January 27, 2020 by Mangum Reads

I want a bookstore with books and bourbon, all sorts of fun dusty things on the shelves.


Episode 44 – Cat Pictures Please by Naomi Kritzer

January 22, 2020 by Mangum Reads

So what gender do you think the AI is and why?


Pottering Around – Chapter 2.3 The Burrow

January 20, 2020 by Mangum Reads

I want owl mail.


Pottering Around – Chapter 2.2 Dobby’s Warning

January 13, 2020 by Mangum Reads

Is this supposed to be funny?


Episode 43 – The Quiet Boy by Nick Antosca

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I almost got scared by that part.


Pottering Around – Chapter 2.1 The Worst Birthday

January 7, 2020 by Mangum Reads

Jiggery Pokery, a deep dive into the Supreme Court.


Episode 42 – Dimension by Alice Munro

January 1, 2020 by Mangum Reads

Is it the same bus ride?


Episode 41 – Mono no Aware by Ken Liu

December 24, 2019 by Mangum Reads

This week we chose a story that is actually critically acclaimed as well as being yet another story on LeVar Burton Reads. Ken Liu redeems himself with a little short story spanning the time leading up to and the end of the world. It is still no Paper Menagerie, but it hits all the notes […]