July 7th, 2020
comedy, corona virus, grand sumo, grand sumo highlights, improv comedy, japan, nhk, sports, sumo, sumo wrestling, tournament
News, corona virus funk, and some science behind how fans affect sports.
June 30th, 2020
June 23rd, 2020
akebono, cellulitis, japan, professional wrestling, skin infections, sumo, sumo wrestling, tochinoshin, yokozuna
Leslie focuses on the great American yokozuna, Akebono while Laurie focuses on sumo and skin infections.
June 16th, 2020
banzuke, grand sumo, japan, sumo, sumo wrestling
What the heck is a banzuke? How do I read it?
June 9th, 2020
hakkeyoi, healing, injury, john gunning, mariah holmes, sumo folk singing, sumo folk song, tamawashi
Sumo and injury. We talk about the prevalence of injury in the sport and what it takes to heal after one. We also manage to talk about John Gunning, Mariah Holmes, Tamawashi's baking prowess and sumo folk singing.
June 2nd, 2020
May 26th, 2020
Let's talk female trailblazers and hear from one of America's top sumo athletes and advocates, Mariah Holmes.
May 19th, 2020
Sumo and comedy are a good match. This is the perfect week to honor two wrestlers who excelled at them both, Shobushi and Byamba. Also, we explain the comedy sumo routine - shokkiri.
May 12th, 2020
google translate, kakuryu, yokozuna
This week, Laurie and Leslie talk all about yokozunas in the shadows (insert echo effect here). We talk about great and no so great yokozunas throughout history who have been overshadowed by other great yokozunas. We take a deep dive into the awesomeness that is Kakuryu and TRY to pronounce his real Mongolian name. Ya'll, we are terrible at pronouncing Mongolian.
May 5th, 2020
justin kizzart, us sumo