#104: Welcome to Long Beach: It’s As Cold As Nancy Pelosi

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

This episode of the Fireworks Brigade was recorded in Gary, Indiana. Some other topics discussed in this episode include:

Some of the topics covered during the discussion include
  • Long Beach Shipping Issues
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#103: VOMOH

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

This episode of the Fireworks Brigade was recorded at Casa Starr in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Some other topics discussed in this episode include:

Some of the topics covered during the discussion include
  • New Cabo Open
  • Where to go in Cabo Past Curfew
  • Go Bodly to the Dark Side
  • Pyro Purge: More Shipping Issues
  • Viewer Email Questions
  • Pyro Groupie = Pyro Slut
  • Fireworks News
  • Fake Q’s
  • Things To Do When You Can’t Travel
  • What If I Wrote a Book
  • Biden Vs. Montana
  • Saloon Bar Fire Show Update
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#102: Land of 100 Masks

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

This episode of the Fireworks Brigade was recorded at Fireworks Brigade Studios in Chicago, Illinois. Some other topics discussed in this episode include:

Some of the topics covered during the discussion include
  • Sopranos deleted fireworks scene
  • Remote learning from the Red Onion in Racine
  • Wear the mask
  • Pyro Purge (shipping costs continue to rise and 60 days late)
  • What have we learned from recent challenges?
  • Kiss 2020 Goodbye Pyro BTS and Finale
  • Fireworks News
  • Fake Q’s
  • ND News
  • WWJD (Greenlights, Matthew McConaughey)
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#101: Pyro Slut Club “when a tramp is not enough”

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

This episode of the Fireworks Brigade was recorded at Fireworks Brigade Studios in Chicago, Illinois. Christmas is close and John & Ron talk Covid, Pyro and sing a song. Some other topics discussed in this episode include:

Some of the topics covered during the discussion include
  • Christmas vacation open
  • Covid discussion
  • Best fireworks in cold weather
  • Pyro Purge
  • Shipping Costs on the rise
  • Master Class (Spider Nebula)
  • Your Show (Pyro Parody)
  • Master Class (Pyro Slut – 100 shot)
  • WWJD
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#100: Centennial

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

This benchmark episode of the Fireworks Brigade was recorded at Casa Starr in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Thanksgiving has just ended and John & Ron escape the cold for white sand and lands end. Considering all of the challenges faced in 2020, it’s a miracle we made it to this memorable episode. We had planned something special for 100, but like many other plans in 2020, we had to pivot and accept something much smaller. Nevertheless, we are proud to present our 100th episode and look forward to recording more. Some other topics discussed in this episode include:

Some of the topics covered during the discussion include
  • Television Programs By Episode
  • 100 Shot Salute With Cody B
  • Pyro Purge
  • Stand With The NFA Campaign
  • New Administration’s Effect on Fireworks
  • Fireworks News
  • John’s Therapy
  • 25 Things You Didn’t Know About Johnny Starr
  • Johnny Starr Most Interesting Man in Fireworks
  • 25 Things You Didn’t Know About Ron the Banker
  • Pyro Parody “Light A Sparkler For Me”
  • What Would Johnny Do?
  • Joe Biden vs. Tony Montana
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#99: Kissing Hands and Shakin’ Babies

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

Very Special Guests: Gadd, Gadd Music

This episode of the Fireworks Brigade was recorded at Fireworks Brigade Studios in Chicago, Illinois. It’s Halloween, the cold weather is coming and John and Ron settle in for their 99th episode of the podcast. Considering it’s off season and there’s still a pandemic to endure there’s not a lot of urgency in the industry. John and Ron casually discuss the current challenges and reminisce about their first episode some 5+ years ago. Also included is an exclusive interview with Gadd from Gadd Music. Gadd is the exclusive voice of all the pyro parody songs you hear on this show.

Some of the topics covered during the discussion include
  • First Episode Reminisce
  • Pyro Purge
  • Hawaii Issues
  • 30 MM Rule issue
  • Shipping Issues, Closed Ports
  • Fireworks News
  • Fireworks Judge
  • Gadd Interview
  • “Your Pyro” Pyro Parody
  • Other News
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#98: I’d Send Bruce Zoldan

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

This episode of the Fireworks Brigade was recorded at Fireworks Brigade Studios in Chicago, Illinois. There’s a lot of unique challenges facing the consumer fireworks business in 2020 and Ron and John discuss it all. They talk about the disappointment of missing the NFA Expo and the 30 MM rule that is threatening to challenge the industry further.

Some of the topics covered during the discussion include
  • NFA Expo 2020 Cancellation discussion
  • NFA Spring Expo Scheduled for Mobile, Alabama
  • 30 MM Rule issue
  • Pyro Purge
  • Spider Nebula From Winda
  • Pyro News
  • Welcome to the Demo Sing Parody
  • Fireworks Brigade – Master Class “Smoking Gun
  • What Would Johnny Do?
  • Other News
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#97: I Coulda Been a Contender

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

Special Guests: Steve Houser, President NFA & Larry Farnsworth, Gavel Public Affairs

This episode of the Fireworks Brigade was recorded at Fireworks Brigade Studios in Chicago, Illinois. Ron and John have had some time to relax after the hectic selling season and aside from some Covid talk they get into a new episode of “What Would Johnny Do?” In addition, the guys talk to Steve Houser, President of the National Fireworks Association about the after effects of the season and what to expect for 2021. You can go to our YouTube channel to see video of the Steve and Larry discussion.

Some of the topics covered during the discussion include
  • Pyro Purge
  • Covid Talk
  • What Would Johnny Do?
  • “Go Big Go Loud” song parody
  • Interview with Steve Houser and Larry Farnsworth
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#96: Yucca Flats After the Blast

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

This episode of the Fireworks Brigade was recorded at Starr Fireworks in Fargo, North Dakota. It’s July 4th and Ron and Johnny have just endured one of the most challenging fireworks seasons ever.

Some of the topics covered during the discussion include
  • War Machine
  • Media Coverage
  • Politics and Fireworks News
  • 2021 Outlook, What Do You Buy Next?
  • Mt. Rushmore Fireworks Recap
  • You Have a Choice
  • Light The Fuse World Premiere
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#95: Pyro Poser

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

This episode of the Fireworks Brigade was recorded at Starr Fireworks in Fargo, North Dakota. It’s June 30th and the selling season has arrived!

Some of the topics covered during the discussion include
  • Cold Open
  • Best of 2019
  • Fireworks News
  • Fireworks Safety
  • Pyro or Poser Debut
  • Cabo Update
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