Episode: #39
Date Recorded: Tuesday November 2, 2016~
Title: I’m Not Teflon; Just a Reject
Running Time: 1 Hour & 44 Minutes
Hosts: Johnny Starr with Ron the Banker~

In June, July, August and September Ron and John were on the road. Episodes of the Fireworks Brigade were recorded on location in North Dakota, Indiana and Michigan respectively. The guys were on location and talked a lot of fireworks with many passionate pyros. This episode finds Ron and John all alone and back home safely in Illinois. They are safely secured in Ron’s basement recording studio and John’s been out of pocket and in China for over a month. John travels to China twice a year to design, test and purchase fireworks for the Fourth of July season. Some of the topics covered in this 38th episode include:

~ John’s teflon tendencies
~ Creaky door or flatulent roommate?
~ Election madness and the need for a rape shower
~ Lick the Tomahawk
~ The painting village of Dafen
~ What is John buying for the 2017 Fourth of July season?
~ Finally a Fireworks Brigade 500 gram cake!!!
~ CPSC, PHIMSA, DOT, ATF
~ Pyro Playhouse, “A Bronx Tale”
~ Cub fan suicide watch
~ How do you make a 9-shot rack?
~ The good work of Starburst Fireworks
~ India restricts Chinese fireworks
~ Reindeer jerky
~ What would Johnny do?

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Date Recorded: Friday September 9, 2016
Title: Behai French Fry
Running Time: 1 Hour & 25 Minutes
Hosts: Johnny Starr with Ron the Banker
Very Special Guest: Nancy Blogin, Executive Director National Fireworks Association (nationalfireworks.org)
Also Appearing: John Mo, Brothers Pyrotechnics (brotherspyrotechnics.com) ~ Bob Blake, Vice President National Fireworks Association (nationalfireworks.org) ~ Doug Burda, Red Apple Fireworks (redapplefireworks.com) ~ Chuck Decker, Uncle Sam Fireworks (unclesamfireworks.com
 

The mission of the NFA is to work diligently to ensure that the Fireworks Industry is regulated in a fair and sensible manner. They promote the safe use of fireworks in all sections of the industry. This is the second night of the NFA convention in Grand Rapids Michigan and John and Ron are recording from the “After the Smoke” party. They speak about the passion of fireworks with some of the most influential names in the world of pyro. Some of the topics covered in this 38th episode include:
 

~ Party Pooper
~ Too much of a good thing
~ That’s one disturbing statue!
~ Brothers Pyro is a classy and family affair
~ Nancy can’t listen to Bon Jovi in Peter’s car
~ Behai French Fries
~ John questions his life choices
~ “Starnac” the Magnificent
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Episode: #37
Date Recorded: Thursday September 8, 2016
Title: I Never Blew an Envelope
Hosts: Johnny Starr with Ron the Banker
Special Guests: Peter from Revolution Pyro (REVOLUTIONPYRO.COM) &
Ricky from Cannon Fireworks (CANNONFIREWORKS.COM)
Running Time: 71 minutes

The National Fireworks Association (NFA) presents their annual convention in Grand Rapids, Michigan. John and Ron take the time to talk fireworks. Some other topics covered in this 37th episode include:
~ Is there anyone famous from Grand Rapids?
~ NFA recap
~ Turtle eggs and fireworks don’t mix
~ Political corruption night
~ What would Johnny do?
~ “Starnac” the Magnificent

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Date Recorded: Sunday August 7, 2016
Title: Johnny Starr Comes From a Long Line of Mavericks
Hosts: Johnny Starr with Ron the Banker
Running Time: 66 minutes

The Pyrotechnics Guild International presents “Fire in the Sky, The Sequel” the PGI’s 2016 Convention in LaPorte Indiana. John and Ron take the time to talk fireworks. Some other topics covered in this 36th episode include:

~ Indiana Wants Me
~ Cherry pickers convention
~ PGI
~ Danger zone
~ Olympics
~ Pyrolympics
~ John’s a Maverick
~ WWJD “What Would Johnny Do?”
~ Indiana Trivia
~ The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

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Date Recorded: Sunday July 3, 2016
Title: Pappie Don’t Do No Bull****
Hosts: Johnny Starr with Ron the Banker
Special Guests: Mama Stol a/k/a Pauline
Running Time: 95 minutes
 

It’s late night during retail week at Starr Fireworks in Fargo. John’s feeling a bit disheartened as life after the Fourth of July once again slaps him in the face. Ron and his girlfriend Pauline try to cheer him up and they all manage to have some fun talking about fireworks. Some other topics covered in this episode include:
 

~ Pauline’s Long Train Ride to Fargo
~ Johnny Doesn’t Eat Vegetables
~ Pyro Purge: Wholesale & Retail Recap
~ Fargo Drama
~ Vicki Dog
~ You Eat and You Go
~ Grandpa Chucky’s Bathroom Habits
~ James Bond Replacements
~ Summertime Soundtrack
~ Dino Roast Redone
 

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Episode: #34
Date Recorded: Thursday June 30, 2016
Title: One Step Above Labrador
Running Time: 63 minutes
Hosts: Johnny Starr with Ron the Banker
Special Guests: Clay, Jeffrey & Isaac
Guest Contributor: Ryan The Non Pedestrian

It’s after midnight and it’s retail week at Starr Fireworks in Fargo. John, Ron and some guests a/k/a the “Diaper Dandies” have some fun talking about fireworks. Some other topics covered in this episode include:
~ John’s long road trip to Cabo
~ Firework scofflaw phone app
~ Pyro purge and the healing power of Jesse
~ Walmart fireworks incident
~ Canister shells versus double break
~ Johnny’s rating system
~ Ryan’s “Non-Pedestrian Movie Review”
~ The Real “Match” Game

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Episode: # 33
Date Recorded: Monday June 27, 2016
Title: Poke the Bear
Running Time: 53 minutes
Hosts: Johnny Starr with Ron the Banker
Special Guests: Dino

It’s about midnight and it’s the first day of retail week in Fargo. If you have noticed anything in the previous 32 episodes it’s that John likes to give Dino a hard time. Ron has prepared a montage of some of John’s best Dino “digs”. Some other topics covered in this episode include:
~ Minot fireworks show financing
~ Choteau City Montana City Council
~ Dubai students study firework safety
~ Poke the bear
~ Ways to beat a DUI

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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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Episode: #30
Date Recorded: Saturday March 12, 2016
Title: Rock Chalk Madness
Running Time: 114 minutes
Hosts: Johnny Starr with Ron the Banker

Things heat up after a show or two with not much to talk about in the world of pyro. John and Ron re-focus their efforts and take a comprehensive look at recent pyro events. John talks about what to expect for the upcoming 2016 selling season. Some topics covered in this episode include:
~ The Apple falls far from the tree
~ March Madness Pyro Style
~ Year of the Monkey
~ Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor Fireworks
~ NDSU Bison win again
~ Blowfish Baseball
~ Do fireworks really effect egg production?
~ Pioneer Day
~ 3 Tunisian Camel Jockeys and 1 Tasmanian Firework Holiday
~ Under no circumstances do you ever shoot a rocket through your ex girlfriends bedroom!
~ Who wants to take a Pyro Cruise?

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