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 5, 2021 55 min
If you've ever wondered what it's REALLY like being a sumo wrestler, this is your week. Konishiki said to ask him anything, so we did. We asked about living in a sumo stable, how dating works, what it's like leading up to a basho. We asked about the JSA, training, his coach, his style of sumo, cussing, and so much more. The full interview (1.5 hours) is on Youtube here. (https://youtu.be/Ppxikxwb9-M) More about our gue...
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Fans go crazy for the smaller men of sumo, so this week, we dive into Mainoumi (maybe his is a new name for you?) and the men who desperately wanted to be taller and would do anything to get there. Of course, we discuss Enho and Terutsuyoshi. If you ever wonder where we get our research, check out our Show Notes (https://sumokaboom.fireside.fm/articles/episode-62-the-small-boys). Where you can find us: Twitter @SumoKaboom In...
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April 21, 2021 40 min
Historic big boys of the past and present. We introduce you to some of the biggest wrestlers of the past and then look into 2 of the largest wrestlers of today - Ichinojo and Kaisei. What are their birth names? What are their personalities like? What foods do they love? If you ever wonder where we get our research, check out our Show Notes (https://sumokaboom.fireside.fm/articles/episode-61-the-big-boys-of-sumo). Where you can fin...
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April 14, 2021 42 min
The week's episode is all about art, from the artist and sumo wrestler Kototsurugi to Ukiyo-e prints and modern manga. Also, boobs. And mangos. And dinosaurs. And Patrick Swayze and Harrison Ford. It's informative and little kooky. And, very, very "adult." Also, we'd love for you to fill out a survey for us so we can learn more about what you like. We'll throw in a $50 Amazon gift card for 1 lucky survey res...
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Want to know about getting kids involved in sumo? This is your episode! We talk with Jake Book of Ohayo Sumo about his sumo training and how he's building a program for kids. Then we switch gears and discuss the Hakuho Cup, a youth sumo tournament that happens in Japan. And, because we are who we are, we also discuss Dorothy Hamill, Wham!, Gene Kelly, Scott Hamilton, and Mark Hamill. For Details on each episode: If you ever w...
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March 31, 2021 57 min
Our conversation meanders from BINGO winners through news and then to the basho results. There's also some discussion of He-Man, horror movies, imaginary sumo moves, heartbreak, and lots of sound effects. Quotes: “A double inside leg trip? How do you a double? You’d need both legs. Straddling from the front?…Like a koala?… You and I might try that.” “My heart broke into a million pieces.” “This is why I love sumo, because it we...
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March 23, 2021 62 min
We break down some of our favorite fights from days 4-10 of the March basho. But, it hard, because there's so much good sumo! If you ever wonder where we get our research, check out our Show Notes (https://sumokaboom.fireside.fm/articles/episode-57-march-basho-days-4-10) Check out our ever-changing Sumo Kaboom merch at Red Bubble (https://www.redbubble.com/people/SumoKaboom/shop?asc=u). Please subscribe or send us a rev...
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Take a breath because days 1 - 3 are a blur of great sumo and rollercoaster news. Oh my goodness. If you ever wonder where we get our research, check out our Show Notes (https://sumokaboom.fireside.fm/articles/episode-6-march-basho-1-3-full-circle-hakuho) Check out our ever-changing Sumo Kaboom merch at Red Bubble (https://www.redbubble.com/people/SumoKaboom/shop?asc=u). Please subscribe or send us a review. It all helps! Th...
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March 10, 2021 42 min
Brothers competing in sumo at the same time isn't as unusual as you might think. This week we look at the Wakanohana, Takanohana, Hidenoumi, and Tobizaru. And, because we watched the Oprah interview, who is most like William or Harry? What we know about them, and what we've made up completely. If you ever wonder where we get our research, check out our [Show Notes] (https://sumokaboom.fireside.fm/articles/episode-55-sumo-...
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March 3, 2021 43 min
*Eros Armstrong *is the heavyweight representative on the 2020 Women's U.S. National Sumo Team. She's athletic, talented, and driven to be the best. And, she wants to bring more women into the sport. Eros speaks eloquentrly about soul combat, warrior spirit, and leading other women to the sport of sumo - either through sumo clinics like the one at the WINS tournament or by walking up to other women at the grocery story and...
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February 24, 2021 31 min
We love learning new things, so this week, we decided it was time to focus on the contributions that POC have made to sumo wrestling. From myth and legend to modern history, there's plenty to explore here. Today, we celebrate Yasuke, Henry Sentoryu Miller, and "Tiny" Manny Yarbrough. If you ever wonder where we get our research, check out our Show Notes (https://sumokaboom.fireside.fm/articles/episode-53-black-history-m...
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February 17, 2021 43 min
It's February- the season of love! Time for some love related sumo poetry, stories, and the skinny on sumo marriage.
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February 10, 2021 35 min
What do wrestlers need before a sumo match? Shiko! Power water! Salt! Belly thwacks! Shuffles! Crab walks! Big flexes! And so much more! We breakdown the rituals that come from Shinto and the individual rituals we all love to watch.
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Yokozuna Tochinoumi, would just passed, who was he? And, are you confused about Special Prizes? Why did 3 guys get the same prize? Why did no one get a prize? This is the episode for you! Plus, we manage to throw in Burgess Meredith, beauty pageants, silicone, yoga, Barb and so much more.
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January 26, 2021 50 min
Beginning with our BINGO winner, we move to highlights from days 11 - 15 of the January basho. What a treat that was, and congratulations to all the winners. We can't wait for more! If you want more information on Daieisho, check out Sumo Kaboom's episode 28 where we discuss Okinoumi and Daieisho.
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January 20, 2021 52 min
We break down days 4 -10 in a weird, wild basho. So many wrestlers are out due to covid restrictions. What's wrong with Takakeisho? Shodai's style of sumo. Terunofuji gives me high blood pressure. Learning kimarite.
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January 13, 2021 47 min
We welcome a brand new sumo club to the area and review the January basho days 1-3. Who is looking strong? Who is under pressure? Who drew blood? And because we are who we are... Carrie, that horror film/musical and Bo Taoshi. Plus, our struggles learning the kimarite! Special Guest: Corey Morrison of the Dallas Sumo Club.
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January 6, 2021 51 min
News that covers Bingo to Coronavirus. Discussion of the January banzuke and spotlights on Akiseyama, Midorifuji, and Ikioi. We cover a lot in this episode! Plus we manage to weave in shaky weights, Lauren Bacall, Nicholas Cage, boy bands, and Friends while we're at it. Who would YOU like to see using shaky weights? Who would be in YOUR sumo boy band? Should they still host the January basho? Why is Akiseyama so beloved? Which...
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December 16, 2020 46 min
We feature YOU today- your favorite moments in sumo and your choice for sexiest wrestler of 2020. featuring Sumo Mainichi, the Grand Sumo Breakdown boys, and Tachiai blog. Special Guests: Andy from the Tachiai Blog and Dave and Amy from Sumo Mainichi podcast.
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December 9, 2020 36 min
What do profesional sumo wreslers do over the holidays?
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