The Gist speaks with Craig in Scotland, and Storm Large on her musical identity.

Storm Large Owns Her Sexuality 

Storm Large Owns Her Sexuality 

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Sept. 15 2014 6:52 PM

Storm Large Owns Her Sexuality 

The Pink Martini singer doesn’t care if you’re offended by her changing hair color or fake boobs.

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The lovely performer Storm Large.

Photo illustration by Slate. Photo Courtesy Storm Large.

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Today on The Gist, we call up Scottish schoolteacher and blogger Craig McAllister to discuss the big choice facing Scotland this week. Since we spoke with him on an earlier episode, he’s now a decided “yes” vote. Then, Storm Large from Pink Martini joins us to discuss her career and identity as a female performer. Her new album is Le Bonheur. For the Spiel, Mike’s riff on President Obama’s ability to place himself in the position of his enemies.



While Storm and her long-time collaborator James Beaton were at the Slate offices, we invited them to play a song for everyone. The piano is old, out of tune, and our colleagues found it on a street corner a few years ago. The result is a haunting cover of “Where Is My Mind” by the Pixies.

Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.