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Episode: # 24

Date Recorded:  Thursday September 10, 2015

Title: NFA Special

Hosts: Johnny Starr with Ron the Banker

 

Running Time: 1 hour 46 minutes

 

John and Ron are in Kingsport Tennessee for the annual NFA Expo. The nightly demo that was held at the nearby Bristol Motor Speedway has just ended. The attendees head back to the host hotel for an evening of food, drinks and great conversation. John and Ron see the opportunity and set up shop right outside the banquet hall doors. There’s a lot of great fun fireworks conversation and some good fun. Learn more about the special passion that we all have for fireworks and how fireworks play an important part of our lives.

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www.nationalfireworks.org

 

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Episode: # 23

Date Recorded:  Saturday August 22, 2015

Title: “But I’ve Never Played Tennis”

Hosts: Johnny Starr with Ron the Banker  

 

Running Time: 1 hour 46 minutes

Retail week is long gone and John has just returned from PGI. The guys get together in Chicago to talk fireworks and some other nonsense. Make sure to join us next month in Kingsport Tennessee when we record from NFA.

Some other topics of conversation include:

~ 4th of July Recap

~ New USDOT Regulations for Shipping Novelties

~ PGI Recap

~ NFA Preview

~ Unfortunate Firework Injuries

~ Brigade Book Club “Paul Stanley A Life Exposed”

~ Kevin Bacon’s Ice Cream Challenge

~ Caitlyn Jenner

 

 

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Episode: # 21

Date Recorded:  Wednesday July 1, 2015

Title: I’ll Take Ex-Wives For $200 Alex

Hosts: Johnny Starr with Ron the Banker  

Very Special Guests: Rob, Clint and Erica “The Cleaning Lady”

 

Running Time: 1 hour 24 minutes

It’s retail week in Fargo and Ron makes the trip to help out on the sales floor. They take some time on a busy Wednesday night to talk about fireworks and play a friendly game of Fireworks Jeopardy

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Episode: # 20

Date Recorded:  Monday June 29, 2015

Title: The Greeks: They Bring Nothing to the Table

Hosts: Johnny Starr with Ron the Banker  

Very Special Guests: Joe

 

Running Time: 1 hour 14 minutes

It’s retail week in Fargo and Ron makes the trip to help out on the sales floor. They take some time on a busy Monday night to talk about fireworks.

Some other topics of conversation include;

~ Top ten things you don’t want to hear at Starr Fireworks

~ Thunder shirt

~ David Letterman

~ Syndey Australia’s NYE fireworks show

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Episode: # 19

Date Recorded:  Saturday June 27, 2015

Title: My Zamboni Has A Breathalyzer

Hosts: Johnny Starr with Ron the Banker  

Very Special Guests: Charlie Harper, Dino & Erica The Cleaning Lady

 

Running Time: 1 hour 21 minutes

It’s retail week in Fargo and Ron makes the trip to help out on the sales floor. They take some time on a busy Saturday night to talk about fireworks and play rock and roll Jeopardy.

Some other topics of conversation

~ Kick start my fireworks show

~ Zamboni DUI

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Episode: # 18

Date Recorded:  Sunday May 31, 2015

Title: When the Starr’s Away the Banker Will Play

Hosts: Johnny Starr with Ron the Banker  

Very Special Guests: Pat, Debbie & Pat

 

Running Time: 1 hour 29 minutes

Noted filmmaker and podcaster, Kevin Smith is the inspiration of this episode. Ron gathers his mother and cousins to talk while Johnny is in Fargo getting ready for the busy 4th of July season. We hope you enjoy.

Some other topics of conversation

~ Introductions

~ Memories of fireworks, smoldering garbage and home made nuts

~ Can you keep a gun in a safe deposit box?

~ Fireworks mishaps

~ Iggy sold fireworks, was crooked, landed in jail, but he was such a sweet guy

~  Sammy’s was also crooked, but he had wavy hair

~ Who let Frankies stinky feet in the kitchen!

~ The legend of “The Elegants”

~ What does a dream including fireworks mean?

~ Starr Chamber (“Purplicious” vs. “Movie Time” vs. “Happy Panda”)

~ Ron the Banker wore “feety pajamas”

~ Changing campfire colors

~  Pyro Playhouse “Very Bad Things”

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Episode: # 17

Date Recorded:  Saturday May 2, 2015

Title: Grab Your Batpoles!

Hosts: Johnny Starr with Ron the Banker  

Guests: Devyn, Dino, Louie & Steve

 

Running Time: 1 hour 17 minutes

This episode of the Fireworks Brigade was recorded around 1:00 am in Fargo, North Dakota. Johnny, Dino and the rest of the staff at Starr Fireworks were busy preparing for the annual Dealer Show when Ron the Banker shows up with a script, sound effects and his good friend Louie. Like most men their age, Johnny and Ron grew up watching Batman television shows with Adam West and Burt Ward so they decided to pay tribute in their own pyro sort of way. This episode is the Pyro Thespians dramatization of the Pilot Batman episodes “Hi Diddle Riddle” and “Smack in the Middle” which originally aired in January of 1966. This may very well be their “Citizen Kane”!

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Episode: # 16

Date Recorded:Saturday April 4, 2015

Title: Uncle Solly Is Our Leverage

Hosts:Johnny Starr with Ron the Banker

Guests: Jim the Banker

 

Running Time:1 hour 22 minutes minutes

Thisepisode of the Fireworks Brigade was recorded on Easter Eve in Chicago. John and Ron sit with Jim the Banker to discuss what it takes to finance a fireworks store. Some other topics of conversation include:

~ Banker jokes

~ What’s a consumer loan?

~ Can I use equity in my home to start a business?

~ Typical HELOC terms

~ Investors

~ Who’s Uncle Solly?

~ Will my supplier give terms?

~ The drought of 2012

~ The five C’s of credit

~ What’s does “Unlimited Recourse” mean?

~ A true business-man is a risk taker

~ What is Mezzanine Financing?

~ Inventory, receivable and business assets financing

~ Loan covenants

~ Pyro Playhouse – “Too Big To Fail”

~ What happens if you light a firework in space?

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Episode: # 15

Date Recorded:TuesdayMarch 3, 2015

Title: Den of Thieves

Hosts:Johnny Starr with Ron the Banker

Guests: Dino

 

Running Time:53 minutes

This special episode of the Fireworks Brigade was recorded during ASD Market Week at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas Nevada. Starr Fireworks is an Exhibitor at ASD and this episode was recorded on the convention floor. Dino (the Firecracker Kid)from Starr Fireworksjoins the conversation. Some other topics of conversation include:

~ Johnny’s Moon Pie deficiency

~ Johnny turns to Judaism the Jew and Dino the Gentile, will it sell more fireworks

~ Ron talks about powerful women

~ How to make an illegal Caesar Salad

~ Stripper, hooker or porn star?

~ Is La – Sa a name?

~ Congratulations to Mountain Ridge Little League Champions

~ Pyro Playhouse “Back to School”

~ How much to carry the box upstairs?

~ Handling logistics and conference costs for your fireworks business

~ Personal service will help you secure and keep customers

~ Congratulations to NDCP Varsity hockey team for beating Providence

~ Hockey logistics

~ Las Vegas wedding chapel nightmares

~ Johnny wants a piece of Caesar’s ass

~ Dino’s professional shave

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