30 episodes

Welcome to the Fireworks Brigade podcast. The idle chit-chat and mischievous banter offered in this Pyromaniacs Forum are provided by Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker. Johnny Starr, owner of Starr Fireworks in Fargo, North Dakota, has been designing, importing and selling fireworks and pyrotechnic effects for over three decades. After listening to just the first few minutes of any episode, you will understand that John’s expertise in pyrotechnics is unquestionable. Ron the Banker, part time volunteer and collaborator, spends his Fourth of July with Johnny in the Fargo / Moorhead area selling fireworks to local consumers and national wholesalers. In addition, Ron knows how to use “Garage Band”, owns a couple of microphones and has friends capable of uploading the files to the internet.

Everyone from the casual backyard enthusiast to the serious pyrotechnician will be informed, enlightened and entertained. John’s frequent trips to China as an importer, Ron’s life as a commercial real estate banker, and their 30+ year friendship will undoubtedly become topics of discussion. Regular features such as “Pyro-Playhouse” and featured guests from the fireworks industry will also add variety to the show.

The show is sponsored by Starr Fireworks in Fargo North Dakota.

Fireworks Brigade - A Pyro Podcast Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

    • Comedy
    • 4.5, 8 Ratings

Welcome to the Fireworks Brigade podcast. The idle chit-chat and mischievous banter offered in this Pyromaniacs Forum are provided by Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker. Johnny Starr, owner of Starr Fireworks in Fargo, North Dakota, has been designing, importing and selling fireworks and pyrotechnic effects for over three decades. After listening to just the first few minutes of any episode, you will understand that John’s expertise in pyrotechnics is unquestionable. Ron the Banker, part time volunteer and collaborator, spends his Fourth of July with Johnny in the Fargo / Moorhead area selling fireworks to local consumers and national wholesalers. In addition, Ron knows how to use “Garage Band”, owns a couple of microphones and has friends capable of uploading the files to the internet.

Everyone from the casual backyard enthusiast to the serious pyrotechnician will be informed, enlightened and entertained. John’s frequent trips to China as an importer, Ron’s life as a commercial real estate banker, and their 30+ year friendship will undoubtedly become topics of discussion. Regular features such as “Pyro-Playhouse” and featured guests from the fireworks industry will also add variety to the show.

The show is sponsored by Starr Fireworks in Fargo North Dakota.

    Yucca Flats After the Blast

    Yucca Flats After the Blast

    #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...

    • 38 min
    Pyro or Poser

    Pyro or Poser

    #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!

    • 43 min
    It Ain’t My Glovebox

    It Ain’t My Glovebox

    #94: It Aint My Glovebox 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 26th and the selling season has...

    • 58 min
    The Starr Abides

    The Starr Abides

    #93: The Starr Abides Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker Special Guests: Steve Houser, President of the National Fireworks Association and Larry Farnsworth, President of Gavel Public Affairs This episode of the Fireworks Brigade...

    • 1 hr 23 min
    NFA Spring Expo 2020, Nancy Blogin

    NFA Spring Expo 2020, Nancy Blogin

    Episode #92: NFA Spring Expo 2020, Nancy Blogin Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker Very Special Guests: Nancy Blogin, Executive Director of the National Fireworks Association This episode of the Fireworks Brigade Pyro Podcast...

    • 40 min
    NFA Spring Expo 2020 Trade Show

    NFA Spring Expo 2020 Trade Show

    Episode #91: NFA Spring Expo 2020 Trade Show Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker Very Special Guests: Steve W. Houser, Secretary of the National Fireworks Association & Robert Kellner, Treasurer of the National Fireworks...

    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Slim shady#2 ,

Pyro Podcast

Very interesting and super informative! Just watched episode 73 with Cody B! Round of applause to Ron The Banker and Johnny Starr for providing this awesome podcast.

CaboDad ,

Pyro Passion

Johnny Starr sure knows Pyro. These guys travel all over the world to talk about fireworks. I love the show. It’s well produced, funny and interesting.

Dan9754 ,

Pyro Passion

Johnny Starr and Ron have the passion for pyro. I enjoy each episode and learning about pyro. Check out the Starnac from a few episodes back. It's classic.

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