#123: NFA Fall Expo 2022, Back It Up Terry

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

Special Guests: Tami Bridgeman and Reed Treend from Britton Gallagher; John Manglis from Pyro Bucs Fireworks; Adam Keeley from Pinnacle Fireworks; Steve Houser, President of the National Fireworks Association

This episode of the Fireworks Brigade, a Pyro Podcast was recorded directly from the Afterglow of the NFA’s Fall Expo 2022 on Friday, September 9th. 2022. The 2022 edition of this annual convention is being held in Kingsport, Tennessee. A wide variety of guests sit with John and Ron to discuss all that is going on in the fireworks industry. Some other topics covered in this episode are:

Some of the topics covered during the discussion include
  • NFA Fall Expo 2022
  • Fireworks Industry
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#122: NFA Fall Expo 2022, Return of Kudzu

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

Special Guests: Steve Houser, President of the National Fireworks Association &
Amy from Happy Family Fireworks

This episode of the Fireworks Brigade, A Pyro Podcast was recorded directly from the Afterglow of the NFA’s Fall Expo 2022. The 2022 edition of this annual convention is being held in Kingsport, Tennessee. Steve Houser of the NFA sits with John and Ron to discuss all that is going on in the fireworks industry. John and Ron also talk with the charming Amy from Happy Family Fireworks. This special episode of Fireworks Brigade includes an update on all things going on in the industry. Some other topics covered in this episode are:

Some of the topics covered during the discussion include
  • NFA Fall Expo 2022
  • Return of Kudzu
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#121: Someone Bought a Foreigner Franchise?

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

This episode of the Fireworks Brigade – A Pyro Podcast was recorded at Pyro Podcast Studios in Chicago, Illinois. The selling season is now a memory but there are still a lot of challenges in the industry. Ron and John get together after a few weeks to relax and regroup. They’re excited about NFA Expo in September and still frustrated with shipping issues. If you like our podcast, you’ll love our Youtube channel! Some other topics covered in this episode are:

Some of the topics covered during the discussion include
  • John’s Like a Caged Animal
  • Pyro Purge
  • Pyro News
  • PGI Recap
  • PGI Parody Song
  • Fake Q’s (Tennesse Edition)
  • Cabo News
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#120: Work at Nothin’ All Day

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

This episode of the Fireworks Brigade – A Pyro Podcast was recorded at Starr Fireworks in Fargo, North Dakota on July 4th 2022. The selling season is just about over and Ron and John get together after a long day in Fargo at Starr Fireworks.

Some of the topics covered during the discussion include
  • What’s Next for Us
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#119: Juicy and All Wet

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

This episode of the Fireworks Brigade – A Pyro Podcast was recorded at Starr Fireworks in Fargo, North Dakota. The challenges in the industry seem to be mounting and Ron and John get together after a long day in Fargo at Starr Fireworks.

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  • Industry Challenges
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#118: Two Girls One Couch

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

This episode of the Fireworks Brigade – A Pyro Podcast was recorded at Starr Fireworks in Fargo, North Dakota. The challenges in the industry seem to be mounting and Ron and John discuss the preliminary re-sults for the selling season.

Some of the topics covered during the discussion include
  • Most Interesting Man in Fireworks
  • Pyro Purge
  • 2022 Selling Season Update
  • Silver Linings
  • Staffing Update
  • Women in the Workplace?
  • Restocking Fee Discussion
  • That’s How America Won The War
  • Steve-O’s Epic 4th of July Spectacular
  • Fireworks Safety
  • Fireworks Judge
  • Fake Q’s
  • Elon Musk’s Thoughts on Working From Home
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#117: Beatings Shall Continue Until Morale Improves

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

This episode of the Fireworks Brigade – A Pyro Podcast was recorded at the Pyropodcast Studios in Chicago, Illinois. The challenges in the industry seem to be mounting and Ron desperately attempts to make John smile.

Some of the topics covered during the discussion include
  • Kevin Smith Closet Fan Club
  • Pyro Purge
  • Shipping and Inventory Update
  • My Pyro (Tribute to Taylor Hawkins)
  • What happened to all the Happy News?
  • Commercial Real Estate 101
  • Fake Q’s
  • Labor Woes
  • WWJD
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#116: Paul McCartney’s a Hack

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

This episode of the Fireworks Brigade A Pyro Podcast was recorded in Mobile, Alabama at the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel. The discussion took place during the evening’s Afterglow event. John and Ron to discuss all challenges in the fireworks industry and some new and exciting NFA Expo pick up lines. To learn more about how to get involved go to nationalfireworks.org or email the NFA at office@nationalfireworks.com.

Some of the topics covered during the discussion include
  • Fireworks industry challenges
  • NFA Expo pick up lines
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#115: NFA Spring Expo 2022

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

Special Guests: Steve Houser – President of the National Fireworks Association and Ed Vasel – Vice President of the National Fireworks Association

This episode of the Fireworks Brigade A Pyro Podcast was recorded in Mobile, Alabama at the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel. The discussion took place during the evening’s Afterglow event. Steve and Ed sit with John and Ron to discuss all challenges in the fireworks industry and some new and exciting NFA initiatives. To learn more about how to get involved go to nationalfireworks.org or email the NFA at office@nationalfireworks.com.

Some of the topics covered during the discussion include
  • NFA Spring Expo 2022
  • Industry challenges
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#114: You Haven’t Rolled Since 2003

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

Special Guest: Steve Houser, President of the National Fireworks Association

This episode of the Fireworks Brigade was recorded at the Casa Starr in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Closing out the show, Steve Houser joins us from Joplin, Missouri to discuss what’s been happening in the industry.

Some of the topics covered during the discussion include
    Cabo Open

  • 3 Seconds from an orgasm or a homicide
  • Expo Pickup Lines
  • Pyro Purge

  • Ottawa Canada Noise Law Consequences
  • Wedding Mishap
  • Donors Wanted
  • Abilene
  • Fireworks Scams and More
  • Black Market Fireworks
  • NFA Spring Expo in Mobile, Alabama

  • March 16 – 18, 2022
  • Steve Houser, President of the NFA Interview
  • www.nationalfireworks.com
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