The Nevers Episode 1-“Touched”

Spencer and Lee review Episode 1 of HBO’s The Nevers titled “Touched.” They recap the episode, discuss their favorite line and select their (early) favorite character arcs!

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Episode 33 – Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel plot

September 25, 2019 by Mangum Reads

Well the twist, it wasn’t really a twist, and that’s ok.


Episode 31 – Playing Nice with God’s Bowling Ball by N.K. Jemisin

September 9, 2019 by Mangum Reads

Dun dun, scene change.


Episode 30 – She Unnames Them by Ursula K. Le Guin

August 26, 2019 by Mangum Reads

Expostulate, apparently not a new word but a good one either way.


Episode 25 – The Fifth Season by NK Jemisin part 4 Alabaster and Theories

July 5, 2019 by Mangum Reads

A discussion of all of our questions, theories, and just general enjoyment of the book as a whole. Also we go over parts of Alabaster’s story, and anything we may have missed or want to rehash from previous episodes. Next story: Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience™ by Rebecca Roanhorse Next book: The Likeness by Tana […]


Episode 23 – The Fifth Season by NK Jemisin part 2 Syenite

June 7, 2019 by Mangum Reads

We continue our discussion of the second of the three main perspectives in the Fifth Season by NK Jemisin. Spencer continues to be difficult with his using ‘correct’ words. All in all this had some of our favorite development of characters and relationships. This perspective also gave us more insight into the goings on in […]


Episode 22 – The Fifth Season by NK Jemisin part 1 Damaya

May 27, 2019 by Mangum Reads

No Spencer, mentor isn’t quite right.


Episode 16 – Melancholy Elephants by Spider Robinson

March 12, 2019 by Mangum Reads

Let’s just say I get the premise.


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 […]