Sumo Kaboom

Sumo Kaboom

Sumo Kaboom! A weekly podcast dedicated to our favorite sport - sumo wrestling. We chat about tournaments, current events, history, and our favorite wrestlers. Both Collins sisters have been performers, improvisers, creators, and comedians for over 20 years. Having lived in Japan, Leslie loves researching the history and traditions of sumo. She also has a deep love for sumo karaoke singers. Laurie is fascinated by Japanese television, the sumo training regimen, and Hakuho. Together, they serve up exciting sumo treats for curious sumo fans. These kooky sisters share an enthusiasm for sumo and like all sisters, they work amazingly well together. All of the time. There are never any issues. Ever.

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May 25, 2022 53 min

Sumo BINGO has gotten fierce, and we tell you about our 2 winners, the final 4 days of the May tournament, and answer a few questions from listeners.

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We cover the sumo, "underperforming ozeki," whether we love or hate the henka, the "lobster claw technique," British accents, crumpets, shortbread and Spencer's. Ya know, our normal sumo commentary. We have NO idea how this is going to shake out. All bets are off the table.

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May 10, 2022 55 min

Funny fights. Surprising fights. Amazing fights. This basho already has it all, and it's only day 3.

We break down our favorite moments and wonder about gyoji training, training for head butting, and why it will NEVER get old watching a small wrestler take down a much larger one. Sometimes we get technical, but most of the time, we are just two fans watching this cool sport and loving what we see.

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May 3, 2022 37 min

A banzuke and prediction episode. Plus, what little we could find about Azumaryu and Midorifuji, two men who are back in the top division.

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April 20, 2022 60 min

There's a little something for everyone in this episode. Confusing sumo kimarite terms. Gyoji outfits. Would-you-rather. How much time do you spend researching? Do you talk sumo away from the podcast? Do you believe in ghosts? What job would you want as a retired rikishi? And so much more.

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April 13, 2022 48 min

We meet people all the time who ask "what is it about sumo? I don't get it." This is our answer. Uncomplicated. Without unfamiliar terms. Back to the basics explanation of history, sumo, and what we love about it.

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April 6, 2022 37 min

Leslie explores when and why wrestlers started getting paid for their wrestling. Laurie breaks down the different ways that a pro sumo wrestler might earn money today.

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March 30, 2022 59 min

Y'all, Leslie may never recover from this one. We relive the emotional rollercoaster and recap days 11-15 of the March 2022 basho.

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March 22, 2022 52 min

This tournament is an exciting one, y'all. Leslie is trying to not get too attached to the idea of her ex-boyfriend winning this one, and Laurie is cheering for Shodai to hold onto that ozeki rank.

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March 15, 2022 49 min

We're watching the sumo and loving it! This is the time where we become fan girls and simply enjoy the show, and then we come chat about it here. Do we have anything smart to say? Who knows. But we imagine Brooding Class 101 and that's enough joy for an entire day.

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Going over the banzuke for the March tournament refreshes our memory about what happened in the last basho. Also, Leslie gives you a quick spotlight on the newest person to the top division, Jasper Kenneth, or his sumo name - Kotokuzan.

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March 2, 2022 36 min

A primer on who these two wrestlers are, how they are related, and what people love about them.

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February 23, 2022 38 min

Oof. Sumo elders. We spent a week trying to understand the world of sumo elders, and we didn't get very far. It's a maze of information, changing rules, and mystery name changes. We unpeel a layer or two, but there's still SO MUCH we don't get.

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February 15, 2022 55 min

We asked. You answered. This episode is devoted to who YOU think is sexy. It's raucous, ridiculous and raunchy, so this episode is definitely for adult ears only! Extra special BONUS: sumo erotica from the Grand Sumo Breakdown.

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The one and only Konishiki joins us to explain the significance of sumo retirement ceremonies. And to answer questions from listeners about sumo hair. Salty language ahead!!

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February 2, 2022 59 min

This episode is devoted to hair and the tokoyama - the hair dressers of the sumo world. Who knew so much history is tied up in a simple top knot?!

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Our breakdown of the final few days of the tournament. Big congratulations to our BINGO winners and Hatsu 2022 sumo winners. Everyone rest up and heal those injuries, ok?

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January 19, 2022 63 min

A rambling discussion on days 4-10 of the January 2022 basho. What is Hakuho most worried about these days? (It's not what you think) Which large man is moving with surprising speed and agility? (Mr. Sumo) Which small man is keeping us entertained? (Ura) How are we, 2 non-wrestlers, describing the best throw downs? (with underwear and submarines) Apologies, we get a little potty-mouthed in this episode, too.

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January 12, 2022 34 min

THE BOYS ARE BACK, and we are cheering on our favorite wrestlers. The week began with a sneak peek of Kakuryu singing "My Way" and just got better from there.

We love sumo!

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January 5, 2022 41 min

Happy 2022! We're back to discuss BINGO, the banzuke, and who is new to the top division. It's Oho and Wakamotoharu, and their tales are FULL of drama. Earthquakes, trouble with the JSA, glory, addiction, and mystery. What will become of these boys?

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