Genuine Chit-Chat

#162 Pt 1 – Discussing Kenobi Before His Show: Gandalf Likeness, Reading Material & What We Are Expecting With Ben of Star Wars Timeline

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Episode notes

Mike speaks with Ben of the YouTube channel Star Wars Timeline, all about the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series, the character himself and much more!

In more detail, in part 1 of their chat, Mike starts by giving some background information on Kenobi before the Ben & Mike talk about what Kenobi as a character means to them, especially when they were first introduced to him, they confirm some of the Obi-Wan content that people may want to read (from both Canon & Legends), what they expect from the upcoming series and how it affects dialogue in A New Hope – this and many other aspects of Kenobi are discussed!

Part 2 will be out next week (but is already available on Patreon), where the duo’s discussion continues with their view on the importance of the series, which characters they’d like to see (& not see) and of how much screentime they have. They also compare the show to the previous Star Wars & Marvel shows on Disney+, their concerns for the show, how people should approach the show and more, so be sure to support the show on Patreon or tune in next week!

Ben also appeared on episode 149 of Genuine Chit-Chat (December 2021) so check that out if you haven’t already!

Ben’s YouTube Channel: - Twitter: @SWT_Channel ( – SWT’s Facebook Group:  

Part 2 of this episode is already out on Mike’s Patreon, so if you’d like to support the show for only £1 a month for early access to GCC episodes as well as at least 1 episode “Afterthoughts” a week, which includes reviews of both canon & legends Star Wars books, Mike & Megan’s reviews on movies & TV shows and more, please visit 

To listen to a completely free Patreon Afterthoughts episode, check out the first in Mike & Megan’s Tom Hanks rewatch here:        

In the last episode of GCC, 161, Mike spoke with Andrew Heaton; a podcaster, author, political commentator, stand-up comedian, “professional speaker” and more! The duo’s discussion includes Heaton’s time in United Kingdom which leads onto accents & dialects within a broader conversation on travelling. They then talk about Heaton’s podcast; The Political Orphanage and how he got into the world of podcasting. The two also talk about humour, themselves and a whole bunch more, intertwined with funny anecdotes!

Find Mike’s other show; Star Wars: Comics In Canon on Spotify & the other podcast apps on the feed of Comics In Motion & on GCC's YouTube. Episodes are out every Saturday; episodes 0-95 are out now, in ep 95 Mike tackles the fourth volume of Poe Dameron comics, in ep 94 Mike delves into the history of the Nihil’s Eye; Marchion Ro and in ep 93 Mike went through the last High Republic Adventures comics! Previous episodes topics include the War Of The Bounty Hunters crossover (all 34 tie-in issues) plus the Lando comics, the Journals of Old Ben Kenobi, Kanan Jarrus, Count Dooku, Kylo Ren, Darth Maul, numerous High Republic book reviews & more -

Outro read by BZ The Voice:

Mike's guest spots: Mike returned to Star Wars Timeline to talk about Villains in each of the SW trilogies here: - they also discuss accents in the Star Wars universe; the original trilogy here: & the prequel trilogy here:  

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