37 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 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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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.

    Doreen Simmons and Katrina Watts

    Doreen Simmons and Katrina Watts

    Doreen Simmons and Katrina Watts. Two sumo commentators and experts in the field. Don't know their names? You should!

    • 32 min
    Mongolian Wrestling Makes Us Twitterpated

    Mongolian Wrestling Makes Us Twitterpated

    Mongolian wrestling is why so many Mongolians are good at sumo. And, dang, those outfits! Time to get to know this wrestling style.


    "The sexy sport of Mongolian wrestling. Yes, it IS sexy. We'll get to that." Sunk Kaboom

    • 39 min
    International Sumo, Mixed Martial Arts, and the Consulate Cup

    International Sumo, Mixed Martial Arts, and the Consulate Cup

    Just HOW does a person become a professional sumo wrestler? Especially, if you can't show up on the doorstep of a sumo stable in Japan, how do you train in sumo? You participate in international sumo and martial arts! That's what we discuss today. From judo to ju-jitzu and sumo, what's the purpose of international sumo? We talk to two teachers and athletes - Derrick Garza of Dark Clan Fight Lab and Justin Kizzart of Dark Circle Sumo.

    • 38 min
    Aki Basho Days 10 - 15

    Aki Basho Days 10 - 15

    We break down the last few days of the September, 2020 basho. Who won and how. Who ALMOST won. Who cried sumo tears. Who is the new Draco Malfoy. Who got Enho'ed. Who got injured. And who deserves a valentine.

    • 46 min
    Basho Day 3 - 9 Weeblewobbles, Andre the Giant and Danny Devito

    Basho Day 3 - 9 Weeblewobbles, Andre the Giant and Danny Devito

    What happened in sumo this week? Who got Enho'ed? Weeblewobbles! Square dancing! Andre the Giant vs Danny Devito! Dimples! Slow motion injury replays! Good God, we love it.

    • 42 min
    BINGO, Aki Basho, and Andy from the Tachiai Blog

    BINGO, Aki Basho, and Andy from the Tachiai Blog

    Learn who won the first round of BINGO and how we're expanding the game. Hear our non-technical breakdown of the sumo tournament, days 1 and 2, and meet Andy from the Tachiai blog, one of your best english online resources for sumo. Just what is the Tachiai blog, and who contributes to it?
    Special Guest: Andy from the Tachiai Blog.

    • 53 min

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