Over the years, I have been fortunate to have provided interviews on a range of topics to local, regional, and national media. On this page, I will feature a number of these interviews. If available, you may click on an image for a video, audio, or print version of the interview. 


Interview on Theming

KOLO 8 News (Reno, NV)

The Nature of Existence

Documentary Film, directed by Roger Nygard, 2010


Amusement Parks

To the Best of Our Knowledge - May 17, 2015

It doesn’t matter whether you grew up going to Coney Island, Six Flags, or Pacific Park — to a kid, all amusement parks are magical. This hour we take a trip to the land of funnel cake, freak shows and fast rides.

Disney Me

To the Best of Our Knowledge

The self-proclaimed “Happiest Place on Earth,” Disneyland opened on July 17th, 1955. Here’s Scott Lukas on the evolution of the theme park

Scott Lukas on Theme Park

To the Best of Our Knowledge, August 21, 2011, 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.

Midway Rides

CBC News, July 13, 2017, Canadian Broadcasting Company, The Homestretch

Disney’s New Star Wars Hotel Sounds Like Next-Level Immersion

Skift, August 2, 2017

If Kate Upton Told You to Shave Your Chest, Would You Do It?

Slate, August 14, 2013

Gillette Ad Campaign Touts Hairlessness as the New Macho for Men

The Washington Post, August 13, 2013

Theme Parks in the Center of Research

JGU Mainz

Interview on Bansky and Dismaland

The Independent, September 2, 2015

Interview on Freedomland Theme Park

Atlas Obscura, July 8, 2015

Not Sold on Sexist Ads

YC Teen Magazine 

Kidzania Interview

Financial Times

Coaster 101 Interview

Coaster 101 

Vibrators And Sex Dolls: The Language of Modern Relationships?

Huffington Post UK, November 20, 2012

Law of Attractions

On India's Biggest Theme Park, Caravan, July 2013

Legoland Questions Loom Large

Times Herald-Record

How We Fail Our Boys

The Daily Beast, September 13, 2013

Interview on Gender

FEMA Magazine (Czech)

LTCC Students Learning the Impact of Gender Bias in Ads

Lake Tahoe News, September 21, 2012

Gender, Violence and Advertising

Extended radio interview, Angie Coiro Show, Green 910 AM, San Francisco

Themed Spaces

KUNR (Reno, NV)

Interview on “Media and the Sex Slave Industry"

Journal Inquirer (Manchester, CT), September 26, 2008

Gender Ads Project

Chicago Tribune, June 19, 2014

Gender, Masculinity, and Advertising

Court Lewis Show, American Variety Radio (NPR), January 2014

Theme Parks

Dutch print media interview


Tahoe Daily Tribune, June 12, 2003

Overview of the U.S.A. Patriot Act

Radio interview, 590 KHTO, July 22, 2004

U.S. and British Politics

Radio interview, 590 KHTO, January, 2005

Hannah Arendt and the War on Terror

Radio interview, Stanford University, July, 2005

Learning about 911 and Ourselves

Tahoe Daily Tribune, February 4, 2003

Anthropologist Interested in the Way Things Are Remade

Reno Gazette Journal, Friday December 5, 2008

Is College Tragedy a Result of Our Culture?

Tahoe Daily Tribune, April 18, 2007

Themes Used Widely to Boost Business

Tahoe Daily Tribune, April 27, 2006

Voices of History from Coast to Coast

Tahoe Daily Tribune, December 31, 2002

Tahoe Faces Its Reliance on Foreign Workers

Sierra Sun, June 22, 2007

Tipping Can Turn into a Power Game

Tahoe Daily Tribune, January 6, 2005

Take 'Communityʼ Out of Community College?

Tahoe Daily Tribune, January 23, 2007

Milan Expo Focus of Presentation at Lake Tahoe Community College

Tahoe Daily Tribune, October 30, 2015

Next Political Machine a Computer?

Tahoe Daily Tribune, January 11, 2006

War’s Effects Felt in Tahoe

Tahoe Daily Tribune, March 18, 2004

It’s Not Just a Man’s World Anymore

Tahoe Daily Tribune, June 23, 2005

September 11: Three Years Later

Tahoe Daily Tribune, September 9, 2004

Payphone: A Thing of the Past?

Tahoe Daily Tribune, March 28, 2007

Poverty to Prosperity Forum

Tahoe Daily Tribune, October 8, 2010

Staff Cuts

Tahoe Daily Tribune, January 27, 2006

Keyboard Becomes Essential Dating Tool

Tahoe Daily Tribune, December 2, 2003

State of LTCC

Tahoe Daily Tribune, January 23, 2004

Tahoe Residents Sticking Together

Tahoe Daily Tribune, August 29, 2005

CCHA Announcement

The Community College Humanist, Winter 2009

Soup Is Good Art

Reno Gazette-Journal 

LTCC May Change....

Mountain News

Search Engine Pinpoints Homes

Tahoe Daily Tribune, April 7, 2005

Panelists Spar Over Merits of Patriot Act

Tahoe Daily Tribune, August 12, 2003

People Were Just Tired of the Same Old Thing

Tahoe Daily Tribune, November 9, 2005

Iraq War

Tahoe Daily Tribune, March 14, 2006

Time Shares Have Positives, Negatives on South Shore

Tahoe Daily Tribune, May 4, 2005

Snow, by Any Other Name, Is Not the Same

Tahoe Daily Tribune, December 14, 2005

When It Comes to Consumer Culture...

Tahoe Daily Tribune, January 11, 2007