Calling all candy cane children! This week the Third Men take an up-close look at what it means to be a White Stripes fan, from the songs that move us to the aspects of the fandom that keep us engaged. Since the video for Fell In Love With A Girl hit airwaves in the early 2000’s (and even before then), fans have been captivated by Jack & Meg’s grand experiment, and that interest has blossomed into a wide world of content spanning not just the continued musical work of Jack White, but an entire stable of artists and history throughout the Third Man Records world. What songs brought you into the fold? Was it seeing the band live that did it, or was it the eye-candy (peppermint, of course) music videos that sustained your interest? In this episode we’ll take a look at all sides of the fandom, and we’re especially excited to announce that we’ve enlisted some help in showcasing the songs that inspire us by the band that we just can’t get enough of. In the first installment of a new on-going series, The Third Men Podcast is proud to present the CANDY CANE FAN FESTIVAL, an open show for listeners to submit recordings of themselves covering songs by The White Stripes. The response to this open show was enormous, and we’re so excited to present music by incredibly talented listeners such as: Alex Schaks, Andy Osborn, Austin Lee, Casey & Muddiman, David PV, Derik Ferguson, Francesco Savants Belluci, Gretchen Shae, Jacob Vee & Too Deep, Josh Akin, Joe Humphries & Flat Whites, Josh Woodall & Red Letter, Lori Carlson, Mark Nelsen, Neuphants feat. Zendy, Nick Langford, Rob Janos, Ronald Lindsay & Buddy Vassie, Shane Devon and Tim Trainer! Thanks to everyone who submitted and if you don’t hear your cover in this week’s episode, we WILL play everything we were sent on an episode in the near future!