217 episodes

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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    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

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.

    217: Oyakatas of the Futagoyama and Arashio Stables

    217: Oyakatas of the Futagoyama and Arashio Stables

    In today's episode, we're exploring the oyakatas, or head coaches, of two popular sumo rooms - Futagoyama and Arashio stables. Futagoyama is the stable featured on the popular Sumo Food YouTube channel, and Arashio is the stable where you can watch sumo training from outside the windows every morning.


    If you know your sumo wrestlers, Roga trains at Futagoyama. Wakatakakage, Wakamotoharu, Wakatakamoto, and Kotokuzan train at Arashio.


    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 Kaboom tshirts and sweatshirts at Bonfire.


    If you'd like to buy us a mawashi or support us monthly, go to: https://ko-fi.com/sumokaboom There's no way we could do this without you, so thank you!


    Ever wonder where we get our research? Check out the Show Notes section of our website.


    Please follow or send us a review. It all helps! Thank you so much!
    Support Sumo Kaboom

    • 33 min
    216: What Happens After Retirement?

    216: What Happens After Retirement?

    Leslie tackles what happens to sumo wrestlers in lower ranks after they retire. Where do they work? What businesses do they start? And how can we support them?


    Laurie shouts out all the medalists at the USSF Nationals. Congratulations to you all, and happy training to those headed for Poland!


    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 Kaboom tshirts and sweatshirts at Bonfire.


    If you'd like to buy us a mawashi or support us monthly, go to: https://ko-fi.com/sumokaboom There's no way we could do this without you, so thank you!


    Ever wonder where we get our research? Check out the Show Notes section of our website.


    Please follow or send us a review. It all helps! Thank you so much!
    Support Sumo Kaboom

    • 38 min
    215: Kotoeko and a Whole Lotta Retirement Goin’ On

    215: Kotoeko and a Whole Lotta Retirement Goin’ On

    Kotoeko announced his retirement, and his fans are heartbroken. Akiseyama and Ishiura had their retirement ceremonies, and we are loving their new hair cuts.


    Retirement is just one part of a professional sumo wrestler's life. Luckily, it is as celebrated as any other phase.


    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 Kaboom tshirts and sweatshirts at Bonfire.


    If you'd like to buy us a mawashi or support us monthly, go to: https://ko-fi.com/sumokaboom There's no way we could do this without you, so thank you!


    Ever wonder where we get our research? Check out the Show Notes section of our website.


    Please follow or send us a review. It all helps! Thank you so much!
    Support Sumo Kaboom

    • 32 min
    214: Days 10-15 of the May Basho

    214: Days 10-15 of the May Basho

    Congratulations to our BINGO winners, Rafael (and family) and Peter, who came in super fast with BINGOs on day 11 and 13. After BINGO and a little news, we jump right into the sumo on day 10.


    Enjoy our breakdown of the co-leaders' fights on the final days of the May 2024 basho. What a blast!


    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 Kaboom tshirts and sweatshirts at Bonfire.


    If you'd like to buy us a mawashi or support us monthly, go to: https://ko-fi.com/sumokaboom There's no way we could do this without you, so thank you!


    Ever wonder where we get our research? Check out the Show Notes section of our website.


    Please follow or send us a review. It all helps! Thank you so much!
    Support Sumo Kaboom

    • 55 min
    213: Days 4-9 of the May Basho

    213: Days 4-9 of the May Basho

    So. Many. Injuries. We never like seeing this. But, we may have a first-time winner at this basho. And, for a few days there, we could say that Ura was in the lead, and that was 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.youtube.com/c/SumoKaboomPodcast


    Check out our Sumo Kaboom tshirts and sweatshirts at Bonfire.


    If you'd like to buy us a mawashi or support us monthly, go to: https://ko-fi.com/sumokaboom There's no way we could do this without you, so thank you!


    Ever wonder where we get our research? Check out the Show Notes section of our website.


    Please follow or send us a review. It all helps! Thank you so much!
    Support Sumo Kaboom

    • 49 min
    212: Days 1-3 of the May Basho 2024

    212: Days 1-3 of the May Basho 2024

    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://www.instagram.com/sumokaboom/


    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SumoKaboom/


    YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/SumoKaboomPodcast


    Check out our Sumo Kaboom tshirts and sweatshirts at Bonfire.


    If you'd like to buy us a mawashi or support us monthly, go to: https://ko-fi.com/sumokaboom There's no way we could do this without you, so thank you!


    Ever wonder where we get our research? Check out the Show Notes section of our website.


    Please follow or send us a review. It all helps! Thank you so much!
    Support Sumo Kaboom

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

dipperfc12 ,

Very kool

A lot of fun & great for a new-ish sumo fan
Trivia episode 5star

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