Episode: #6

Date Recorded: Saturday August 9, 2014

Title: Invasion Iowa

Hosts: Johnny Starr with Ron the Banker and Dino

Special Guest: Robin Cleveland, Membership Services Manager (PGI)

Running Time: 57minutes and 30 seconds

Episode: #6

Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker meet at the Pyrotechnics Guild International (PGI) Convention in Mason City Iowa. This year’s convention “Iowa Thunderstorm” is held at the North Iowa Events Center from Saturday, August 9th through Friday August 15th. The PGI is everything fireworks and includes public displays, seminars, a trade show, open shooting and much more. For more information about PGI please visit their web site at

Some of the topics discussed in this episode include:


~ What is the PGI and what’s all the noise

~ Why Johnny doesn’t go camping more often

~ Boating tales with “Peter Pan” on the Chicago River

~Ron’s depressing dinosaur story

~ How to make shells with hemi’s

~ We don’t dust crops in the winter time and Buddy Holly doesn’t fly on February 3rd

~ The fireworks effect planned for the evening’s shoot and what to expect

~ Great Escape

~ Assorted Candle

~ Tommy Gun

~ Energizer Battery

~ Glint in the Eye

~ Angry Cock

~ Crack the Whip

~ End of the Line

~ Wild Bill

~ Dino’s irony impaired story

~ A possible trip to the “Stinky Finger” in Hong Kong

~ Generic wrapped fireworks and the women that sell them

~ Dino gets a chance to redeem himself but talks about the Pirate Convention

~ A conversation about PGI with Robin Cleveland, Membership Services Manager

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