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.

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May 31, 2023 65 mins
We might as well call this the yokozuna, sekiwake and Hokuseiho hour, because that's what we talk about. A LOT. What can we say? We loved it. Congratulations to all the winners - the yusho winner, our new ozeki, and of course, our BINGO winners. More about Sumo Kaboom and our BINGO game: www.sumokaboom.com Twitter @SumoKaboom Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sumokaboom/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SumoKaboom/ YouTube https...
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The sumo race is narrowing down to a few, and we are ON BOARD for it ALL. The wrestling is good, y'all. And I'm sure the BINGO game is heating up as well! More about Sumo Kaboom and our BINGO game: www.sumokaboom.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 ever-changing Sumo Kaboom merch at Red...
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May 16, 2023 32 mins
Our favorite moments from days 1 - 3 of the May basho. More about Sumo Kaboom and our BINGO game: www.sumokaboom.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 ever-changing Sumo Kaboom merch at Red Bubble: SumoKaboom.redbubble.com (https://www.redbubble.com/people/SumoKaboom/explore?page=1&sortOr...
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Surprise! Ichinojo retired, and no one saw it coming. Hear the strange way it went down. Also, get your stats on the henka. Who REALLY is the Henka King? More about Ichinojo in this earlier episode: Sumo Kaboom: The Big Boys of Sumo (https://sumokaboom.fireside.fm/61) More about Sumo Kaboom and our BINGO game: www.sumokaboom.com Twitter @SumoKaboom Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sumokaboom/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Su...
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If you are meeting a sumo wrestler, expect it to be awkward. Hear the story of Leslie meeting Gagamaru, and then listen to our chat about the latest banzuke. Curious about Gagamaru? See episode #125. (https://sumokaboom.fireside.fm/125?t=0) We also have an earlier episode on Kiribayama (https://sumokaboom.fireside.fm/90) if you are interested. More about Sumo Kaboom and our BINGO game: www.sumokaboom.com Twitter @SumoKaboom Instagr...
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The Battle Huggers vs. the Pusher Thrusters. How sumo has changed over the last few decades and why. There's a LOT of variety in these styles of sumo and nothing is as simple as it seems. Some kimarite evolved from judo and others are more like swift reactions to what's happening on the clay. We discuss techniques as well as who is really good at certain techniques. "The yorikiri... the ubiquitous battle hug." "Oshi sumo... if you...
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After some news and sumo poetry, we launch into a discussion of kimarite with Bruce, who thinks we need more of them! To prove his point, he launches into a discussion of the henka. There's a lot of variety in this one simple move! We break down of some of best varieties of this move from Haramafuji, Hakuho, Chiyoshoma, and more. "The henka is generally frowned upon..." "You may hear some older fans grumble about Chiyoshoma... the...
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Part 1 of a multi-episode feature on kimarite, the techniques used in sumo. We start by learning how you can win a sumo match without using any techniques at all. If it sounds confusing, it's all part of the fun! You can win by doing nothing at all. More about Sumo Kaboom and our BINGO game: www.sumokaboom.com Twitter @SumoKaboom Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sumokaboom/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SumoKaboom/ YouTube h...
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March 29, 2023 50 mins
Who we loved watching. Who we found fascinating. Who turned up their simmer stare. And who won the March 2023 sumo tournament in Osaka. We thoroughly enjoyed this basho! BIG THANK YOUs to bigSUMOfan.com and Codiak Wood Artistry for sponsoring our Sumo BINGO! More about Sumo Kaboom and our BINGO game: www.sumokaboom.com Twitter @SumoKaboom Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sumokaboom/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SumoKaboom/ ...
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March 22, 2023 64 mins
Days 4-10 of the March basho. It's an exciting free for all sumo tournament. Breaking it down. We're loving it. Thanks be to the sumo gods! More about Sumo Kaboom and our BINGO game: www.sumokaboom.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 ever-changing Sumo Kaboom merch at Red Bubble: SumoKa...
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March 15, 2023 35 mins
Y'all. Try as we might, we still manage to bungle up names of sumo wrestlers. It happened in this episode. Wakatakamoto? Wakatakakento? Oof. WakaMOTOHARU. Sorry. Mistakes aside, here's our breakdown of some of our favorite fights in days 1-3 of the March basho. More about Sumo Kaboom and our BINGO game: www.sumokaboom.com Twitter @SumoKaboom Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sumokaboom/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SumoKabo...
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March 8, 2023 33 mins
We're chatting about another newbie to the highest division, Bushozan. What's his story? Also, remember Daishoho? Yeah, we coludn't either, so we looked him up to refresh our memory. Knowing a little more about the guys in the top division helps us appreciate them more. More about Sumo Kaboom and our BINGO game: www.sumokaboom.com Twitter @SumoKaboom Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sumokaboom/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/...
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March 1, 2023 41 mins
Fans are thrilled to see Hokuseiho and Kinbozan in the top division. As in, people haven't been this excited since the invention of sliced bread. Find out why so many people are excited to watch them. More about Sumo Kaboom and our BINGO game: www.sumokaboom.com Twitter @SumoKaboom Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sumokaboom/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SumoKaboom/ YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/SumoKaboomPodcast Check ...
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February 23, 2023 41 mins
Two parts to this episode. In part 1, we cover the history of the banzuke and how it is created. In part 2, Robert from Big Sumo Fan teaches us how to read the date of a banzuke. If you've ever wanted to make sense of the banzuke, this is the episode for you. More content about the banzuke will be uploaded to our Youtube channel because sometimes, you just gotta see what we're talkign about! Subscribe, watch, enjoy! YouTube https:...
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February 14, 2023 53 mins
We asked. You voted. The Sexiest Rikishi of 2023 as determined by YOU. More about Sumo Kaboom and our BINGO game: www.sumokaboom.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 ever-changing Sumo Kaboom merch at Red Bubble: SumoKaboom.redbubble.com (https://www.redbubble.com/people/SumoKaboom/expl...
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February 8, 2023 31 mins
This week, Leslie gives you the skinny on the love lives of some of your favorite sumo wrestlers, and Laurie asks the AI Chatbot to write you some sumo romance. Think of this episode as your warm up for next week's Valentines Day episode. More about Sumo Kaboom and our BINGO game: www.sumokaboom.com Twitter @SumoKaboom Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sumokaboom/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SumoKaboom/ YouTube https://www....
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February 1, 2023 48 mins
If you're new to sumo, you may not know Hakuho, the man who officially retired over the weekend. The Greatest Of All Time. The Goat. Hakuho Sho. His retirement ceremony did not disappoint. More about Sumo Kaboom and our BINGO game: www.sumokaboom.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 ever...
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January 25, 2023 51 mins
The January, 2023 sumo basho is over. Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. We're breaking down our favorite moments of the final days of the tournament. And, we're sharing a little about our Sumo BINGO winners. More about Sumo Kaboom and our BINGO game: www.sumokaboom.com Twitter @SumoKaboom Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sumokaboom/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SumoKaboom/ YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/SumoKaboomP...
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January 18, 2023 59 mins
You can't deny that sumo is made up of dynamic athletcism, hilarious falls, and sex appeal. This basho has it all! And so does this episode - pugs, dragonflies, the Mupper Movie, Dirty Dancing, and wishful injury recovery. We are officially cheering on the underdogs, celebrating the dominant wins, wondering why there are so many henkas, and discussing every mawashi slip. FYI This episode has adult content (and it's all based on a t...
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January 11, 2023 34 mins
Our breakdown of some of the best sumo from days 1-3 of the January basho, 2023. More about Sumo Kaboom and our BINGO game: www.sumokaboom.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 ever-changing Sumo Kaboom merch at Red Bubble: SumoKaboom.redbubble.com (https://www.redbubble.com/people/SumoKa...
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