December 5th, 2023
fashion, formal kimono, mawashi, yukata
We had a couple oof listener questions related to what sumo wear, so we're breaking it down as our last episode of the year. Enjoy!
November 28th, 2023
atamifuji, basho, kirishima, november
What we loved about the November basho.
November 22nd, 2023
basho, kyushu, sumo
Our favorite moments from the Kyushu basho, days 4-10.
November 14th, 2023
2023, kitanowaka, kyushu, november
Here we go again! Yay! The boys are back, and the sumo is STRONG. Will Takakeisho win that yokozuna belt he has wanted for so long? Will one of the new ozekis snag the win instead? Or, will it be someone newer to the top division? Because, I tell ya, they all look good on days 1 - 3.
November 7th, 2023
chiranoumi, roga, tohakuryu
What do we know about the newest faces to the top division? Sometimes NOT MUCH. And other times, QUITE A LOT.
October 31st, 2023
anatomy, halloween, mawashi, naked, scary, spooky
We are starting a new holiday tradition. For Valentines Day and now Halloween, we are going distinctly lowbrow and ridiculous. With Halloween as our inspiration, we share 3 “scary” stories of sumo related haunting and terror.
October 24th, 2023
incident, organize, shunjeun, underdog, underdogs, union, unions
An interesting story about organizing sumo wrestlers. Also, some interesting research on why we all love underdogs.
October 17th, 2023
hawaii, hawaiian sumo, musashigawa, musashimaru
An episode about Musashimaru. Who was he and what's his connection to Hawaii?
October 11th, 2023
ingo, japanese, language, lingo, slang, sumo
This one is all about words. Words used mostly (or only) in the sumo world.
October 3rd, 2023
kaisei, oki sumo festival, okinoumi, retirement
We watched the retirement ceremonies of Okinoumi and Kaisei this weekend, and they led us down very different rabbit holes.