September 27th, 2023
2023, aki, basho
What happened to finish to 2023 Aki basho.
September 13th, 2023
Our favorite moments of Aki, 2023, days 1-3.
September 5th, 2023
nishikigi, slow riser
Nishikigi and his record as the third slowest rise to sanyaku.
August 30th, 2023
death, scandal, violence
This episode describes one of sumo's darkest moments - a death of a sumo wrestler in 2007. We discuss the incident and then focus on what the JSA says it is doing to prevent this from happening again.
August 23rd, 2023
drinking, drugs, haramafuji, scandal
First, some of you got to meet The GOAT, Hakuho, so of course, we have to share some of your stories! It's not every day that you get to meet a piece of sumo history. After feel-good fan stories, we talk about Haramafuji's scandal and the incident that began random drug testing in the Japan Sumo Association.
August 15th, 2023
match-fixing, scandal, sumo, yaocho
Part 2 of a multi-episode series on sumo scandals. The concept of "yaocho," or match-fixing, is nothing new in sumo. In this episode, we take a deep dive into accusations, evidence, and changes that have been made to try to keep this practice out of the ring.
August 8th, 2023
betting, gambling, sumo scandal, yakuza
Part 1 of a series about sumo scandals.
August 2nd, 2023
We're chatting about the retirement of Chiyonokuni with one of his biggest fans - Dave from the Sumo Mainichi Podcast.
July 27th, 2023
hakuho, hokutofuji, hoshoryu, nishikigi, playoff
Our favorite moments from the July basho, 2023.
July 19th, 2023
basho, days 4-10, july, nagoya
A breakdown of some favorite moments, burning questions, and great storylines from the July basho, 2023.