In this hour, Scott A. Lukas is a cultural anthropologist and a former trainer at Six Flags Astroworld in Houston. He's also the author of Theme Park, which chronicles the evolution of the theme park.
Next, John Jeremiah Sullivan reads an abridged version of his essay, You Blow My Mind. Hey, Mickey! from The New York Times Magazine.
Then, Karen Russell talks about her debut novel, Swamplandia!, which focuses on a family-operated gator wrestling theme park in the Florida Everglades.
Finally, Nicholson Baker talks about his new novel, House of Holes: A Book of Raunch, which is set in a sexual theme park. [Broadcast Date: July 6, 2012]