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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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.

    Poetry’s Not in My Toolbox

    Poetry’s Not in My Toolbox

    Episode #89: Poetry’s Not in My Toolbox Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker The holidays have recently passed and John and Ron are shivering cold back in Chicago. They spend some time recapping the...

    • 1 hr 27 min
    19.5588 MXN

    19.5588 MXN

    Episode #88: 19.5588 MXN Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker Very Special Guests: Joey Indiana John and Ron head to Cabo San Lucas for the Holidays. The guys spend some time in the sun...

    • 54 min
    That’s Not How Flow Charts Work

    That’s Not How Flow Charts Work

    Episode #87: That’s Not How Flow Charts Work Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker Very Special Guests: Steve W. Houser, President of the National Fireworks Association Contributing Guests: Cody B., Cody B. Pyrotechnics John...

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Super Glue & Syrup

    Super Glue & Syrup

    Episode #86: Super Glue & Syrup Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker In what has become somewhat of a tradition, Ron and John get together just before Halloween to talk about fireworks amongst the...

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Breaking News: We Saved Our Fireworks…For Now!

    Breaking News: We Saved Our Fireworks…For Now!

    Episode #85: Breaking News: We Saved Our Fireworks…For Now! Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker Very Special Guests: Steve W. Houser – President of the National Fireworks Association & Larry Farnsworth – President of...

    • 23 min
    NFA Expo 2019, Afterglow Roundtable

    NFA Expo 2019, Afterglow Roundtable

    Episode #84: NFA Expo 2019, Afterglow Roundtable Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker Very Special Guests: Steve W. Houser – Secretary of the National Fireworks Association & Larry Farnsworth – President of Gavel Public...

    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

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.

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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