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 are performers, improvisers, and creators and have absolutely no sumo training. But, they are huge sumo fans. Having lived in Japan, Leslie loves the history and traditions of sumo. She also has a deep love for sumo karaoke singers. Laurie is fascinated by sumo wrestler fandom, the sumo training regimen and physicality of the sport. Together, they serve up exciting sumo treats for sumo-curious 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. We also occasionally send out sumo related content. It is NOT hard-hitting sumo journalism and is usually very silly. If you want to receive our writing about all things sumo or receive notification when Sumo BINGO cards are available, join our Substack below. We won't ever share your info.

Episodes

May 15, 2024 40 mins
This discussion of the May basho moves from great sumo to unfortunate and confusing sumo. What was he thinking? How did he do that? And, wow what an unfortunate picture. Sumo is always great fun and terrifying at the same time. We're here for it. More about Sumo Kaboom and our BINGO game: www.sumokaboom.com Big Sumo Fan sponsors our BINGO game. Need sumo merch from the US? www.bigsumofan.com Twitter @SumoKaboom Instagram https://w...
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We have two brand new men in the top division! Wanna know who they are and little bit about them? More about Sumo Kaboom and our BINGO game: www.sumokaboom.com Big Sumo Fan sponsors our BINGO game. Need sumo merch from the US? www.bigsumofan.com Twitter @SumoKaboom Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sumokaboom/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SumoKaboom/ YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/SumoKaboomPodcast Check out our Sumo Ka...
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We reached out to several people making quality sumo content for English speakers - Sarah, Patricia, Emilien, and Tobias. Curious about who these folks are and how they make their content? This ep is for you! Perhaps you know them as : @SarahlovesSumo @patriciajaydee @grenotemilien @HakkeyoiSumo More about Sumo Kaboom and our BINGO game: www.sumokaboom.com Big Sumo Fan sponsors our BINGO game. Need sumo merch from the US? www.bigs...
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April 24, 2024 34 mins
We were treated to a charity sumo event recently. Not only did the wrestlers do sumo for us, THEY SANG. And, our hearts always go pitterpat when these boys sing. Today, we are breaking down the music and performances at the Kanjin Sumo Charity event. Who sang? Who got the crowd going? Who looked like the perfect professional? More about Sumo Kaboom and our BINGO game: www.sumokaboom.com Big Sumo Fan sponsors our BINGO game. Need su...
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April 17, 2024 52 mins
Akebono was the very first foreign-born man to reach the level of yokozuna. He remains a bridge between cultures and will be remembered for his ferocity and size in the ring, his generosity, kindness and care for others outside the ring. Thank you to John Jacques, Bumbo Kalima, and Lynn Matsuoka for sharing your memories of Chad (who later became Akebono). You knew him personally, and you give us all the gift of your stories. More ...
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April 10, 2024 35 mins
We get two questions ofen. 1. I'm new to sumo. Where do I watch it? 2. How do you do all that research? Where do you go for your info? We're peeling back the curtain today, so you can see the best websites for beginners and where to go for sumo research. There's a special highlight on the sumo food channel, which Leslie loves. We're also looking for a little help from you! More about Sumo Kaboom and our BINGO game: www.sumokaboom....
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April 3, 2024 43 mins
Terutsuyoshi just announced his retirement, and he was an Isegahama wrestler. The winner of the March basho, Takerufuji, was a a rookie wrestler from Isegahama stable. After a sumo scandal rocked his own heya, Hakuho and his wrestlers will go to Isegahama stable, at least for a while. Terunofuji trains at Isegahama. So do several other top level sumo wrestlers. So, who leads Isegahama stable? Who is the Isegahama oyakata (coach)? M...
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March 27, 2024 50 mins
Unpacking the last few days of the March basho - our favorite moments and fights. And, our BINGO winners this time come from the US and Canada, so we'll give you a breakdown on them! More about Sumo Kaboom and our BINGO game: www.sumokaboom.com Big Sumo Fan sponsors our BINGO game. Need sumo merch from the US? www.bigsumofan.com Twitter @SumoKaboom Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sumokaboom/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/S...
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March 20, 2024 65 mins
The March basho is turning out to be a surprising one! We've got people going out with injuries. Others simply aren't performing up to their own standards. We've got rookies surprising everyone, and we just may have a winner who has never won a basho before! Lots to love as we break down the sumo. More about Sumo Kaboom and our BINGO game: www.sumokaboom.com Big Sumo Fan sponsors our BINGO game. Need sumo merch from the US? www.bi...
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March 13, 2024 41 mins
We're fans of sumo. We're watching sumo. Sometimes we get technical, and sometimes we don't. Sometimes we make up dramatic storylines. It's all fun :) More about Sumo Kaboom and our BINGO game: www.sumokaboom.com Big Sumo Fan sponsors our BINGO game. Need sumo merch from the US? www.bigsumofan.com Twitter @SumoKaboom Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sumokaboom/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SumoKaboom/ YouTube https://www.y...
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March 6, 2024 45 mins
The March basho begins on March 10th, so who is the newest man at M17? We'll also give you a beginner-friendly rundown of the banzuke. More about Sumo Kaboom and our BINGO game: www.sumokaboom.com Big Sumo Fan sponsors our BINGO game. Need sumo merch from the US? www.bigsumofan.com Twitter @SumoKaboom Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sumokaboom/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SumoKaboom/ YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/Sum...
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February 28, 2024 41 mins
This week, sumo fans were surprised to hear about an abrupt retirement of a top-level sumo wrestler. So, what happened? Why would a 22 year-old wrestler retire so suddenly? And, what does that mean for his coach and stable master? We'll give you the timeline of what happened and discuss the levels of elder status in the sumo association. More about Sumo Kaboom and our BINGO game: www.sumokaboom.com Big Sumo Fan sponsors our BINGO ...
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February 21, 2024 42 mins
After 200 episodes, we've learned a few things about sumo. But that's not often what we remember and love about running this podcast. We're chatting in this episode about our favorite moments behind the mic and behind the scenes. If you want more information about some of the people we mention in this episode: JWags (https://www.youtube.com/@TheDohyo) Sumo Mainichi (https://www.youtube.com/@sumomainichi158) Grand Sumo Breakdown (ht...
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February 14, 2024 47 mins
Happy Valentines Day! In honor of love (or maybe lust?), it is time to reveal who YOU think is the sexiest sumo wrestler of 2024. We ask our listeners every year who they think the sexiest sumo wrestler is, AND WE HAVE AN ANSWER. So. Much. Laughter. Y'all are brilliant. Thank you for voting! More about Sumo Kaboom and our BINGO game: www.sumokaboom.com Big Sumo Fan sponsors our BINGO game. Need sumo merch from the US? www.bigsumo...
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February 7, 2024 42 mins
We have a new ozeki, "fluffy" Kotonowaka, and he's been talking a LOT about his grandfather recently. Why? Who was he? And, what was their relationship? For more information on Kotonowaka see episode 129: Mitoryu and Kotonowaka (https://youtu.be/2aIEjtWtBwI) Also, HonuSumo in Sand Diego, CA is hosting a sumo event on February 24th, 2024. Christina Griffin-Jones tells us all about it and shares a bit of her sumo experience on the wo...
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January 31, 2024 53 mins
We had another exciting basho with lots of drama - promotions, big losses, injuries, a play-off and pledges to do better. We love it, and we know you do, too. More about Sumo Kaboom and our BINGO game: www.sumokaboom.com Big Sumo Fan sponsors our BINGO game. Need sumo merch from the US? www.bigsumofan.com Twitter @SumoKaboom Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sumokaboom/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SumoKaboom/ YouTube https...
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January 23, 2024 42 mins
Injuries. So. Many. Injuries. We don't like it. But we're always game for a good Midorifuji win. We discuss what happens when a judge loses his clothing and when a yokozuna gets mad. More about Sumo Kaboom and our BINGO game: www.sumokaboom.com Big Sumo Fan sponsors our BINGO game. Need sumo merch from the US? Try Big Sumo Fan! Twitter @SumoKaboom Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sumokaboom/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Su...
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January 18, 2024 39 mins
Will Terunofuji make it through all 15 days? Will Kirishima get that white belt? Who got his very first kinboshi? How do these guys wrestle while injured? More about Sumo Kaboom and our BINGO game: www.sumokaboom.com Big Sumo Fan sponsors our BINGO game. Need sumo merch in the US? Try Big Sumo Fan! Twitter @SumoKaboom Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sumokaboom/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SumoKaboom/ YouTube https://www.y...
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January 10, 2024 42 mins
There's more news and fan gossip to share on several wrestlers, but really this is a love letter episode to Atamifuji, Onosato, and Shimazuumi. More about Sumo Kaboom and our BINGO game: www.sumokaboom.com Big Sumo Fan sponsors our BINGO game. Need sumo merch in the US? Try Big Sumo Fan! Twitter @SumoKaboom Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sumokaboom/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SumoKaboom/ YouTube https://www.youtube.com/...
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January 4, 2024 46 mins
The banzuke is so exciting that we decided to break it into 2 weeks. This first week, we'll chat about who is at the very top - the sanyaku. And, of course, we'll talk about Ura, the newest wrestler to this elite level. Why is Ura's story so amazing? Why do people love him so much? More about Sumo Kaboom and our BINGO game: www.sumokaboom.com Big Sumo Fan sponsors our BINGO game. Need sumo merch in the US? Try Big Sumo Fan! Twitter...
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