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.
December 6th, 2023 | 36 mins 27 secs
female sumo, kelly ann ball, ozumo, sumo, women, women's sumo
Kelly Ann Ball is the first adult US woman to medal in international sumo. We finally got a chance to talk with her after her historic wins in October.
November 28th, 2023 | 51 mins 52 secs
atamifuji, kirishima, kyushu, november
We have BINGO winners and sumo winners! Storylines and take aways from the end of the November basho in Kyushu, 2023.
November 22nd, 2023 | 46 mins 6 secs
basho, kyushu, november
The basho is heating up and it's anyone's trophy!
November 14th, 2023 | 52 mins 35 secs
days 1-3, kitanowaka, kyushu
An short overview on Kitanowaka and then we get right into the latest basho.
November 8th, 2023 | 33 mins 22 secs
chiranoumi, roga, tohakuryu
There are 4 new faces in the top division of sumo this basho. We'll tell you about 3 of them this week.
October 31st, 2023 | 42 mins 11 secs
halloween, mawashi, naked, scary, spooky
Three "scary" sumo related Halloween stories and lots of talk about nakedness.
October 25th, 2023 | 41 mins 43 secs
organize, shunjeun incident, underdog, union, unionize, unions
Did you know that sumo wrestlers tried to organize to fight for improvements? And, have you ever wondered why we all love rooting for the underdog?
October 18th, 2023 | 39 mins 34 secs
hawaii, hawaiian sumo, musashigawa, musashimaru
Musashigawa was in the news this week, so let's talk about the former yokozuna Musashimaru.
October 11th, 2023 | 38 mins 53 secs
japanese, lingo, slang, sumo
This one is all about words. Words used mostly (or only) in the sumo world.
October 4th, 2023 | 39 mins 49 secs
kaisei, okinoumi, retirement
We watched the retirement ceremonies of Okinoumi and Kaisei this weekend, and they led us down very different rabbit holes.
September 27th, 2023 | 1 hr 1 min
2023, aki, atamifuji, basho, takakeisho
Who won our Sumo BINGO game? And who won the 2023 Aki Sumo Tournament?
September 20th, 2023 | 45 mins 19 secs
As always, we're LOVING this basho and can't wait to see who wins.
September 13th, 2023 | 39 mins 14 secs
2023, aki, basho
Our favorite moments from days 1-3 of the September, 2023 basho.
September 6th, 2023 | 39 mins 47 secs
nishikigi, slow rise, ydc
Here's to all those who take a while to get to the top. The Slow Risers!
August 30th, 2023 | 39 mins 8 secs
death, jsa, scandal, sumo, violence
What happened in a heya in 2007 and how it changed sumo. ** This episode contains descriptions of violence. **
August 23rd, 2023 | 52 mins 16 secs
cannabis, drinking, drugs, haramafuji, pot, scandal
Yet another sumo scandal. This week, it's drugs and drinking.