Sumo Kaboom

Leslie and Laurie Collins, Texan sisters and diehard sumo fans, talk about all things sumo.

Episode 48: January Basho Days 4 - 10

We jump right into sumo today and discuss some of our top fights day by day. We also can't help but discuss our favorite Japanese terms, most of which we say with our Texan accents. We mention a lot of sumo wrestlers in this episode, so if you're new to sumo, welcome to our wonderful world! Keep listening to learn more about these amazing athletes.

3:00 Day 4
10:30 Day 5
14:15 Welcome Back Kotter
17:30 Shodai's style of sumo
27:25 Angry Birds
38:45 Terunofuji gives me high blood pressure
47:00 Midorifuji, Ichinojo
48:45 zerberts and farts


To watch sumo wrestling online, go to NHK Sumo Highlights at

Intro/Outtro music by MARiAN - Tokyo Trap.