About the show
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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163: May Basho Days 4 - 10
May 23rd, 2023 | 1 hr 2 mins
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Sumo breakdown!! We're chatting about the boys of sumo in this day by day breakdown of the May 2023 sumo tournament.
162: Days 1-3 of the May Basho 2023
May 16th, 2023 | 32 mins 37 secs
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Our favorite moments from days 1-3 of the May basho.
161: Ichinojo Retires and Henka Stats
May 10th, 2023 | 39 mins 19 secs
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Ichinojo's surprise retirement and henka stats!
Leslie Meets Gagamaru and the May Banzuke
May 2nd, 2023 | 35 mins 47 secs
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Leslie met retired rikishi Gagamaru over the weekend. Hear the story and hear our discussion of the latest banzuke for May 2023.
Kimarite Part 3: Yorikiri and Oshidashi with Bruce Henderson
April 26th, 2023 | 34 mins 38 secs
bruce henderson, hazu, kimarite, kimitaoshi, nage, oshidashi, oshisumo, otske, tachiai, taoshi, yorikiri
More discussion with Tachiai Blog's Bruce Henderson about the styles of sumo.
Kimarite Part 2: the Henka with Bruce Henderson
April 19th, 2023 | 28 mins 27 secs
chiyoshoma, henka, henka no henka, hot and hit, mainoumi, meet and move
Our discussion of kimarite continues with the illustrious Bruce Henderson of the Tachiai blog.
Kimarite Part 1: How to Unwin Your Way to a Win
April 5th, 2023 | 37 mins 53 secs
asashoryu, fouls, fusen, kimarite, unwinning
How to win a sumo match by unwinning.
Days 11-15 of the March Basho
March 29th, 2023 | 50 mins 23 secs
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We have 2 Sumo BINGO winners, and 1 new yusho winner! Learn about them as we break down a few fights from the exciting final days of the March basho.
Days 4-10 of the March Basho
March 22nd, 2023 | 1 hr 4 mins
Well... this is fun!!!
Let the Sumo Begin! Days 1-3
March 15th, 2023 | 35 mins 8 secs
2023, basho, japan, sumo
Days 1 - 3 of the March basho, 2023!
Bushozan and Daishoho
March 8th, 2023 | 33 mins 34 secs
Bushozan is a newbie to the top division. Daishoho hasn't been seen in the top division in a few years.
Hokuseiho and Kinbozan
March 1st, 2023 | 41 mins 13 secs
There are three new guys in the top division, and we're discussing two of them this week.
Reading the Banzuke
February 23rd, 2023 | 41 mins 34 secs
banzuke, star chart
With just a bit of knowledge, you can read the date of your banzuke.
Sumo Love Part 2: Sexiest Rikishi of 2023
February 14th, 2023 | 53 mins 12 secs
2023, sexiest, sexy, sumo, wrestler
Find out who wins the title of Sexiest Rikishi of 2023
Sumo Love Part 1
February 8th, 2023 | 31 mins 46 secs
ai chatbot, love, love life, poetry, sumo
February is the month of love, so we're beginning our series about sumo and love. BTW, did you vote for your favorite sumo wrestler in our Annual Sexiest Rikishi Poll?
February 1st, 2023 | 48 mins 35 secs
Hakuho's retirement ceremony happened over the weekend. We thought it a good time to recap his career and give a play by play of his retirement celebration.