Ben's Dad makes his seasonal return to The Conversation Hat Podcast to chat about lightsabers, crappy job interview questions and much more besides. Ben's Dad doesn't want to plug anything, he just likes having a chat.



As briefly touched-upon in the podcast, lightsabers in the Star Wars franchise are powered by Kyber Crystals which also determine the colour of the blade. The crystals are harvested by young Jedi and the process turns the crystal to a specific colour. Sith and Dark-Side users, rather than harvesting the crystals in the "proper" way, will dominate them which turns the colour to red - hence all the evil dudes having red swords. You can read more about Kyber Crystals and much, much more Star Wars lore, (there's lots), over on Wookiepedia.

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Our plan is that this show will always be available for free, but super fans are encouraged to support The Conversation Hat via Patreon. There’s a whole bunch of rewards available for doing so, including your own Conversation Hat hat, downloads of music written for the show and early access to episodes:

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The Conversation Hat is hosted by Ben Pierson and Liam Taylor, and edited by Laura Elmer.

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Music by Liam Taylor.

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