Fireworks Brigade Blog

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: Peter Rogoz (USA Rep. Vulcan / Shogun Fireworks & Creative Director Revolution Pyro) Don Lantis (President NFA)

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 Thursday 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
 

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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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Johnny Starr & Ron The Banker

Guest Contributor: Ryan the Non Pedestrian Movie Reviewer

Ron and John are in Fargo for the start of “Retail Week”. After a long day of warehouse and retail sales, they sit down to talk about the season and also have some fun. Some of the explosive topics covered in this episode include:

~ Video Killed the Radio Starr
~ Merchandising
~ Pyro Purge
~ Fireworks News
~ Iowa’s troubles adapting
~ Wild Willy’s
~ Chicago’s Fireworks Legacy
~ Rubbin is Racin
~ Gordon Lightfoot
~ Ryan the Non Pedestrian’s Summer 2017 Movie Review
~ Try our new firework; “Disappointment”
~ Adam West Tribute
~ Cabo Update
~ Fargo News
 

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Hosts: Johnny Starr & Ron The Banker

Ron and John are back in Chicago for this episode of the Fireworks Brigade and they cover fireworks news locally and internationally. Some of the explosive topics covered in this episode include:

~ I’ll Make Him an Offer, Godfather 2 Talk
~ Pyro Purge
~ China Trip
~ Dealer Show
~ Iowa Opportunity
~ Disney’s Fireworks Apology
~ Hit List
~ Lomaz File, RIP Larry the Liquidator
~ Most Interesting Man in Fireworks
~ Pyro Playhouse, I’m a Retired Investor Living on a Pension
~ $25,000 Taco

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I’d Rather Go Home With the Phone
Hosts: Johnny Starr & Ron The Banker

Ron and John are back in Chicago for this episode of the Fireworks Brigade and they cover fireworks news locally and internationally. Some of the explosive topics covered in this episode include:

~ I Couldn’t Run a 10k Before
~ Pyro Purge
~ RIP Bob Yale
~ Fireworks Fund Raising
~ Seabrook N.H.
~ The Larry Lomaz File
~ Bartolatta Fireworks
~ What Does Johnny See?
~ Pyro Playhouse “Billions”
~ What Would Johnny Do?

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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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