For 50 weeks now, I have written "Stefan's Theory Hour" every Thursday (or near enough that makes no matter), answering three questions posed by fans. Last week, in anticipation of the 50th issue, I asked for special suggestions about what to do for it. In the fine tradition of doing so and then ignoring all ideas, I managed to pull something I hope everyone will enjoy: I teamed up with my "Boiled Leather Audio Hour" co-host Sean T. Collins and "A Podcast of Ice and Fire" host Amin Javadi, and we answered the next three questions on my list together, just like a normal issue of the Theory Hour (kind of).
So, join us for the pressing questions:
I just read a theory where by Eddard Stark is still alive. The evidence given was : Arya not recognising him at his execution; Sansa not recognising his face on a spike; Catelyn thinking his bones are too small. If you add this to the offer Varys makes where by he will read a letter Eddard will right for Jon makes me believe that Varys may have strung him free as Jon could easily be an ally of Daenarys as the dragon must have three heads.
What's the meaning of trial-by-combat? Don't the gods exist?
Will Jon get more POV chapters?
Plus, Sean and Amin each brought their own favorite crackpot theories that we talked about:
Was Tywin Lannister poisoned?
Did Melisandre create another Shadow Baby in "A Dance with Dragons"?
Finally, as per fan request on Nerdstream, each of us calls a shot with his guts about the likely plot twists that are bound to come in "The Winds of Winter".
We discuss all this in length (convoluted just is our style, baby), and hopefully, Nerdstream readers, BLAH fans and APOIAF fans will all get something out of it. So, let's stop talking about it. Download it, give it a listen, and let us know what you think in the comments!