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

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    • 4.6 • 10 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.

    The Pyro’s Are Back in Town — NFA Expo 2021

    The Pyro’s Are Back in Town — NFA Expo 2021

    #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...

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Gotta Stay For the Encore

    Gotta Stay For the Encore

    #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...

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Get The Specteeze

    Get The Specteeze

    #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...

    • 49 min
    Playing Craps With Pesos

    Playing Craps With Pesos

    #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...

    • 50 min
    I’ve Got Absolutely Nothing For Sale

    I’ve Got Absolutely Nothing For Sale

    #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:

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Welcome to Long Beach: It’s As Cold As Nancy Pelosi

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

    #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...

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

conservative immigrant ,

Episode Jan 26th

Just subscribed. Fellow Pyro & Patriot here! Great Episode! 🇺🇸

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.

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