#111: My Face Tingles

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

This episode of the Fireworks Brigade was recorded in the Fireworks Brigade Studios in suburban Chicago, Illinois.

Some of the topics covered during the discussion include
  • Cabin in the Woods Intro
  • NFA Expo Recap
  • Pyro Purge, More Shipping Issues
  • Pinball Expo 2021 Recap
  • Listener EMail Christian Kang
  • Fireworks News
  • Fireworks Brigade Master Class – Black Out
  • I’m The Captain Now
  • Fargo News
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#110: Analog in a Digital World – NFA Expo 2021

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

Special Guests: Chris Dekoeyser, Frosty Fireworks; Nathan Callson, Johnny Fireworks; Chuck Decker, Uncle Sam Fireworks

This episode of the Fireworks Brigade was recorded in Erie Pennsylvania, the site of the National Fireworks Association’s Fall Expo.

Some of the topics covered during the discussion include
  • Trade Show Day 1
  • Young Ideas For an Aging Industry
  • E-Commerce Ideas
  • Lesser Known NFA Seminars
  • Name You Favorite Demo
  • Sweet Pyro Time Parody Song
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#109: The Pyro’s Are Back in Town; NFA Expo 2021

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

Special Guests: Steve Houser, President of the NFA & John from “Red Rooster”

This episode of the Fireworks Brigade was recorded in Erie, Pennsylvania — the site of the National Fireworks Association’s Fall Expo.

Some of the topics covered during the discussion include
  • Shipping Issues
  • Meet John
  • State of the industry with Steve Houser
  • Pyro job openings
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#108: Gotta Stay For the Encore

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

This episode of the Fireworks Brigade was recorded in Chicago, Illinois in August 2021. The guys recap the recent PGI convention in Fargo and then look ahead to the NFA convention in mid September in Erie, Pennsylvania. Some other topics discussed in this episode include:

Some of the topics covered during the discussion include
  • Guns & Roses Debacle
  • The Legend of Pyro Slut Grows
  • Shipping Issues Worsen
  • Covid’s Effect on the Global Watch Market
  • NFA Preview and the Chute Rooster
  • Nancy Blogin Retires
  • Drop Ship Discussion
  • Pyro’s Smilin’ Parody Song
  • Fireworks in the News
  • India Fireworks
  • Pyro Slut Censored!
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#107: Get The Specteeze

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

This episode of the Fireworks Brigade was recorded in Fargo, North Dakota on the Fourth of July. Ron and John discuss the challenges of the 2021 season and look ahead to 2022. Some other topics discussed in this episode include:

Some of the topics covered during the discussion include
  • 2021 Season Challenges
  • 2022 Season Optimism
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#106: Playing Craps With Pesos

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

This episode of the Fireworks Brigade was recorded in Fargo, North Dakota from the Starr Fireworks warehouse. As the number of days before the Fourth continued to dwindle, John and Ron take some time to discuss the industry and the craziness of the 2021 season. Some other topics discussed in this episode include:

Some of the topics covered during the discussion include
  • 2021 Season
  • 4th of July
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#105: I’ve Got Absolutely Nothing For Sale

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

This episode of the Fireworks Brigade was recorded in Fargo, North Dakota. Some other topics discussed in this episode include:

Some of the topics covered during the discussion include
  • 2021 Challenges
  • PyroPurge
  • Fireworks News
  • Fake Q’s
  • WWJD
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#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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