Episode #66: N.F.A. 2018

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

Special Guests: Mike Gann, King Bird

This episode of Fireworks Brigade was recorded in Wichita Kansas while the guys were participating in the National Fireworks Association’s annual convention. Enjoy! Some of the topics covered in this episode include:

  • Welcome to NFA, but where’s the Afterglow?
  • Master Class
  • If you had a chance would you clone Dino?
  • Color t-shirts cost a lot of money
  • CPSC Proposed regulations changes
  • Contact the CPSC’s acting Chairwoman Ann Marie Buerkle at (301) 504-7978 or at abuerke@cpsc.gov and let her know your views on the proposed regulations changes.
  • Mike Gann of Redbird
  • Beverage time
  • Salutes
  • Fireworks Judge
  • WWJD
  • Welcome to the Demo World Premiere
  • www.thunderkingfireworks.com

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Episode #65: P.G.I. 2018

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

Special Guests: Jeffrey and Clay Labrador

This episode of Fireworks Brigade was recorded in Mason City Iowa while the guys were participating in the Pyrotechnics Guild International’s “Thunder and Fire” at the North Iowa Events Center. Enjoy!

  • Go Big Go Loud Premiere
  • Pyro Purge
  • News
  • Master Class “Twilight”
  • What Would Johnny Do

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Episode #64: Pyro Prophet

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

This episode of Fireworks Brigade was recorded at Starr Fireworks in Fargo, North Dakota. The clock has just turned to midnight and it’s the 4th of July. Enjoy!

  • Pyro Purge
  • Dr. Dud Premier
  • Price is Right
  • Master Class “Chinese Takeout”
  • Master Class “Little Saigon”
  • In the news

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Episode #63: More Pokin at the Bear

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

Special Guests: Oscar and Jenn

This episode of Fireworks Brigade was recorded at Starr Fireworks in Fargo, North Dakota. It’s the middle of retail week and even though the guys are tired, they take a few minutes to talk pyro. Dino and his lovely girlfriend Jenn join our hosts for the premier of “Pokin at the Bear” song parody. Our old friend Oscar from Mexico is also on hand. Enjoy! Some of the topics covered in this episode include:

  • Pyro Purge
  • Fireworks News
  • Pokin at the Bear World Premier
  • Explosive Compositions” Parody TV Commercial

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Episode #62: Plucking Eyebrows & Jarring Urine

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

This episode of Fireworks Brigade was recorded at the Starr Fireworks in Fargo, North Dakota. It’s the first day of retail week and even though the guys are tired, they take a few minutes to talk pyro. Some of the topics covered in this episode include:

  • Pyro Purge
  • Donald J. Trump visits Fargo
  • Trump Card Master Class
  • Night on the Town Master Class
  • Dino Roast
  • Explosive Compositions” Parody TV Commercial
  • Sweet Pyro Time” World Premier

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Episode #61: On My Way to Punta Cana

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

This episode of Fireworks Brigade was recorded at the Fireworks Brigade Studios in Chicago. The guys have just spent the morning enjoying the Gene Simmons Vault Experience and they’re ready to talk about their afternoon with Gene and also some pyro. It’s a typical day in the life for our stars! Some of the topics covered in this episode include:

  • The Gene Simmons Vault Experience
  • Pyro Purge
  • Deler Show Recap
  • Lampari Shells
  • Fireworks News
  • World Premier “ Fireworks Brigade Unboxed”
  • Bad trip

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Episode #60: Sprinkle the Outfield

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

This episode of Fireworks Brigade was recorded at the Fireworks Brigade Studios in Chicago. John’s ready to make his way back to China one more time before the selling season and he makes some time for pyro talk. Some of the topics covered in this episode include:

  • Banana Splits
  • Pyro Purge
  • Managing an inventory
  • Expansion talk
  • Master Class: Double Jeopardy
  • Master Class: Desperados
  • “Your Show” World Premiere
  • Check out the music video on our YouTube channel
  • Pyro News
  • Pyro Judge
  • What Would Johnny Do?

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Episode #59: Green Eggs & Bam

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

Special Guest: Pauline

This episode of Fireworks Brigade was recorded at the Fireworks Brigade Studios in Chicago. John’s returned from his Cabo sabbatical and he makes some time for St. Patrick’s Day breakfast with a side of pyro talk. Some of the topics covered in this episode include:

  • You can’t put a price on fine art
  • Lifestyles of jugglers and guys on stilts
  • Pyro Purge
  • ASD Recap
  • New product expectations
  • New labels
  • Pyro News
  • What does “Dilly Dilly” really mean?
  • Tournament of Bam (Fountains Edition)
  • First Ever “Master Class”
  • Master Class “Horsing Around”
  • Master Class “War Hammer”

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Episode #58: Shootin’ One Point Four

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

This episode of Fireworks Brigade is recorded at Casa Starr in Cabo San Lucas Mexico. Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker are “Face Down and Kissin the Ground” and they’ve brought along a few friends. This episode includes the premier of “Shootin One Point Four” which is a song parody of AC/DC’s “You Shook Me All Night Long”. A new segment called “Pyro Confessions” also makes a debut. Some of the topics covered in this episode include:

  • John’s Ding Sling
  • World Premier “Shootin’ One Point Four” song parody
  • What Would Johnny Do
  • First Ever Pyro Confessions
  • Dilly Dilly

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Episode #57: Iguanasicle

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

This episode of Fireworks Brigade is recorded at Pyropodcast Studios in Chicago. Johnny Starr has returned home from his annual Hawaii trip and he’s ready to talk pyro. Johnny’s a little salty and looks like he’s homeless. He’s ranting about everything from falling iguanas, higher prices for orange juice and global warming. Some of the topics covered include:

  • Johnny’s homeless
  • No soup for you
  • Havre DeGrace Duck Drop
  • Illegal crackers and pyro devices
  • Mass gropings
  • Australia beach fireworks fail
  • Frequent flyer and pooper
  • Service Dogs
  • WWJD
  • Pyro Playhouse, King Tut
  • Gene Simmons Vault

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Episode # 56: A World Without Thieves

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

Guests: Chris and Ryan the Non Pedestrian

This Christmas episode of Fireworks Brigade is recorded in two parts. The first section includes the usual fireworks chat and John is on the phone from Hawaii. The second section includes a special appearance by Ryan the Non Pedestrian and his father Chris. Make sure you stick around to hear John and Ron’s special pyro rendition of “Baby It’s Cold Outside”! There’s also the premier of the Geico inspired “PyBro” commercial and a reprise of Rock Starr Pyro. Some of the topics covered include:

  • Johnny travels and Dino’s still in the car
  • Fireworks news vs fake news
  • A world without thieves
  • Ryan’s holiday movie reviews
  • The Night Before Christmas, Nakatomi style
  • Ryan has a Die Hard epiphany
  • Baby It’s the 4th of July
  • Rock Starr Pyro Reprise

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Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

It’s a week before Thanksgiving and Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker are in Chicago talking MTV, pies and pyro. They are recording from the Pyro Podcast Studios in Chicago. Right before the food induced coma they manage to talk a lot of pyro and have a few laughs. Some of the topics covered in this episode include:

  • Johnny Carson
  • Pyro Purge
  • Johnny’s Pie Promise
  • Pyro News
  • Disney Fireworks
  • World Premier “Rock Star Pyro”
  • Fargo News
  • What Would Johnny Do

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Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

It’s Halloween night and Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker are back together after a long layoff. They are recording from the Pyro Podcast Studios in Chicago. In between trick or treaters they manage to talk a lot of pyro and have a few laughs. Some of the topics covered in this episode include:

  • American Werewolf in London
  • Pyro Purge
  • Johnny’s China trip
  • China firework factory fires
  • England petition to ban fireworks
  • Disney fireworks for the blind
  • Scary music
  • Good bye to a part of our youth
  • Pyro Purge
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    Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

    Special Guests: Andy Jorgensen (Fire Bros. Fireworks) Steve, Dino, Hannah Basciano (Passfire) Sam Shi (Brother’s Pyro) Riubin Zhang, Adam (Miracle Fireworks) Peter Rogoz (USA Rep. Vulcan / Shogun Fireworks & Creative Director Revolution Pyro)

    Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker are at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie Pennsylvania for NFA Expo 2017. Participants attend seminars, workshops and see daily live demonstrations from manufacturers and distributors each night at the Lake Erie Speedway. It’s a Friday evening after the latest demo and the pyros sit down with some other pyros and talk pyro!

     

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    Shogun Fireworks
    Revolution Pyro
    National Fireworks
    Fire Bros Fireworks
    Brothers Pyrotechnics
    Miracle Fireworks

     

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    Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron The Banker

    Special Guests: Rob and Jayden Berk

    Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker are at Starr Fireworks in Fargo North Dakota for day one of the annual P.G.I. convention. Historically, when the Fireworks Brigade has recorded at the PGI, the episode was complete with the sound of fireworks bursting in the air and commerce as all the happy little pyros shopped at the Starr Fireworks booth. In what can only be considered a huge mistake by the Pyrotechnics Guild International (PGI), because of some senseless drama last year, Starr Fireworks, the Fireworks Brigade and several other vendors are not welcome this year.
    To try and take some of the sting out of the snub, John and Ron get together to record episode 51 of the Fireworks Brigade. Joining them for this episode is Rob Berk and his son Jayden. Rob’s a tremendous father, businessman and a bit of a pyro. Rob and Johnny reminisce about past PGI’s and their mutual friend Larry Lomaz. Jayden’s an amazing teen with some great stories of his own.
     

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    Hosts: Johnny Starr, Ron The Banker, & Dino

    Ron the Banker, Johnny Starr and Dino are at Starr Fireworks in Fargo North Dakota. In what can be considered great planning or just a coincidence, it’s our 50th episode and it’s 4th of July eve. After a long day of warehouse and retail sales, they sit down to have a little fun. Ron premiers “Hate Crime” the first Fireworks Brigade movie and there’s a lot of pyro talk. Be sure to stay tuned after the regular show to hear some customers at Starr Fireworks compete for prizes by playing fireworks trivia.
     

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    Hosts: Johnny Starr & Ron The Banker

    Guests: Dino, Charlie Harper, Clay

    Ron and John are in Fargo for the start of “Retail Week”. After a long day of warehouse and retail sales, they sit down with Dino and world renowned pyro, Charlie Harper to have a little fun. The play a pyro themed game of Wheel of Fortune.
     

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    Episode: #45
    Date Recorded: Tuesday March 14, 2017
    Title: I’ve Seen That Look in Leavenworth
    Running Time: 73 Minutes
    Hosts: Johnny Starr & Ron The Banker

    Ron and John are back in Chicago for this episode of the Fireworks Brigade. As the calendar turns to Spring, the fireworks selling season starts to heat up and you know that excites John. There’s a lot of pyro talk and fireworks discussion in this episode. The guys cover fireworks news locally and internationally. Some of the explosive topics covered in this episode include:

    ~ Building the future of Baja
    ~ Better to be rich and famous than poor and unknown
    ~ Edith is like the Oprah of Cabo San Lucas
    ~ Motorboating Dino
    ~ Legalizing fireworks in Iowa
    ~ Forget stealing the bottle rockets, steal the entire fireworks stand
    ~ Bad news for fireworks in India
    ~ Purim fireworks
    ~ Silent fireworks
    ~ Penguins love fireworks
    ~ Tournament of Boom
    ~ What would Johnny do?

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    Date Recorded: Friday May 6, 2016
    Title: If People Didn’t Lie
    Hosts: Johnny Starr with Ron the Banker
    Special Guests: Charlie Harper, Steve, Devyn, Dean, Stoli a/k/a The Pyro Players

    Running Time: 85 minutes
    On the eve of Starr Fireworks annual dealer show, Ron travels to North Dakota to meet up with John. In what has become somewhat of an annual occurrence, he brings with him a script from a beloved 1960’s television show and the Pyro Players attempt to get through the script without too many flubs or edits. It might not be Shakespeare, but the Players version of the classic Twilight Zone script “To Serve Man” dares to consider what would happen if aliens offered pyro utopia to mankind. Some topics covered in this episode include:
    ~ College visit recap
    ~ What’s a “Hammock Club” and where do I join?
    ~ Going to college is a lot like being on a cruise ship with homework
    ~ Queue the coed
    ~ Saturday morning cartoons
    ~ Prince
    ~ Pyro Purge
    ~ China Trip
    ~ There’s nothing better than discount pie
    ~ The Pyro Players present “Too Serve Man”

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    Episode: # 31
    Date Recorded: Monday April 4, 2016
    Title: I Know Girls and You Think Like One
    Hosts: Johnny Starr with Ron the Banker

    Running Time: 89 minutes
    The Starr Fireworks Dealer Show is a month away and the selling season is right behind. Things are getting interesting; the orders are coming in and John’s ready to embark on trips to Cabo San Lucas Mexico and China. Some topics covered in this episode include:
    ~ Johnny attends Don Rickle’s 90th Birthday Party hosted by Regis
    ~ Johnny’s Make – A – Wish moment
    ~ Mexican and Poland fireworks factories explosions
    ~ APA Safety report… fireworks are less dangerous than baseball
    ~ Keegan’s going to dental school and now Starr Firework’s can finally have a dental plan
    ~ Ron’s and Pauline’s “Couples” personal training sessions are sick?
    ~ John explains “Tomb Sweeping Day”
    ~ Possible fireworks restrictions in England
    ~ Texas Independence Day fireworks
    ~ Brackets recap
    ~ Creative ways to disburse your remains / I wanna look like Seabiscuit when I die
    ~ Jim Nantz’s burnt toast
    ~ Batman v Superman recap

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