In 2000, The White Stripes had achieved their wildest dreams: Putting out records and touring the country. But Jack and Meg White were about to find out that maybe their wildest dreams weren't wild enough. From wowing the greatest DJ of all time to being chased by the coolest record labels — Striped Season 2 follows the band as they stand on the brink of international stardom. You'll hear that story from the people who witnessed it firsthand. Hosted by Peabody-winning journalist Sean Cannon, Striped is a production of Third Man Records and No Smiling.
In the last two bonus episodes, we heard a lot of interesting stories about Jack and Meg White's touring escapades in 2000. But in this last bonus episode of the season, we have a couple of stories about other bands: Weezer and The Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Don't worry though, you'll see how everything connects soon enough.
BONUS: To Hear A Sound
Last time, we covered anecdotes from Jack and Meg White's first West Coast tour. In this bonus episode, John Baker provides a few extra tidbits from The White Stripes' time in New Zealand and Australia that didn't make it into Season 2.
BONUS: As I Walk The Floor
We weren't able to fit every story from The White Stripes' first West Coast tour in this season, so we've included more of Ben Blackwell's recollections in this Season 2 bonus episode. Some are funny stories, others are important to the band's development, and one even involves a very special bed.
S2 E5: Lots Of People In This World
So far this season, a lot of entirely unexpected and stuff has happened to The White Stripes. Through it all, you can see Jack and Meg getting a taste of what it's like being an indie rock band that eeks out a living on the road. Like Ben Swank said when we opened the season, that's the hope. that's the dream! What more could a nobody band from a forgotten music scene hope for? Turns out, a lot more.
S2 E4: Home Has Run Out Of Space
From their very first jam sessions in the attic of 1203 Ferdinand, Jack and Meg White were intent on doing their own thing. You can see that through the early shows, the singles, the first album — and turning down some of the coolest indie labels around to maintain creative control. But the biggest example up to this point may be the making of "De Stijl," and album that got The White Stripes mentioned amongst heavyweight up-and-comers in the early '00s.
S2 E3: Got A Letter This Morning
The White Stripes' trip out west knocked over some dominos that foreshadowed what was to come as Jack and Meg burrowed further into the new millennium — including a jaunt to the other side of the country and a few interesting offers.
Bring it Back
Did the host die? What happened to this pod?
Please bring this podcast back.
When is the next season coming?