What’s this? We’ve fallen through a portal into some kind of strange podcast universe. Oh well, might as well talk about stories where a character is transported from the real world into a fantasy setting. This podcast is Wes’ first time as an official co-host, so give him a warm welcome. We’ll discuss all the cool things this subgenre lets you do, along with some of its pitfalls. You can bet your chocolate frogs that Harry Potter comes up, plus all the other fish-out-of-water stories that have used this trope. We discuss the point at which a story crosses the line from silly to problematic. Chris explains why Howl’s Moving Castle is better as a movie than a book, and Oren completely mixes up the release dates of classic movies. Wes wonders what he’s gotten himself into.

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