Although we often associate fireworks, flags and parades and with the Fourth of July, we rarely think about architecture. But fireworks - or more specifically the selling of fireworks - has created its own unique type of buidlings. Fireworks themselves also have the ability to transform the architecture around us if only for a brief time every July.

The transcript for this episode can be found here.

If you want to learn more, here are some links to follow:

Alamo Fireworks

Mr. W Fireworks

A guide to Texas fireworks laws

An extended interview with Luke Girdley

Special thanks to:

Luke Girdley

Music by Chris Zabriskie and the Dallas String Quartet whose performance of "Firework" can bedownloaded from iTunes

Logo by Julie Pizzo Wood