February 23rd, 2023
banzuke, star chart
Two parts to this episode. In part 1, we cover the history of the banzuke and how it is created. In part 2, Robert from Big Sumo Fan teaches us how to read the date of a banzuke. If you've ever wanted to make sense of the banzuke, this is the episode for you.
January 3rd, 2023
banzuke, brothers, january
Brothers in professional sumo together? Why, yes! It's happened before, and Leslie will tell ya about it. Plus, Laurie breaks down the the highest section of this banzuke.
May 3rd, 2022
azumaryu, banzuke, midorifuji
The banzuke, Azumaryu and Midorifuji.
March 9th, 2022
2022, banzuke, haru, kotozukan, march
Our breakdown of the Haru banzuke and a short spotlight on Jasper Kenneth/Kotozukan
November 2nd, 2021
2021, banzuke, november
The banzuke - from the lone yokozuna at the top to the guy who needs a new mawashi at the bottom. Who is back and ready to rumble? Who is on his way out?
August 31st, 2021
banzuke, enho, myogiryu, pollyanna, slumps, terunofuji
The banzuke is out, and it's a slider. Leslie discusses sumo slumps and Laurie goes with the Pollyanna view.
January 5th, 2021
akiseyama, banzuke, boy band, coronavirus, covid, ikioi, midorifuji, nicholas cage, sumo
News that covers Bingo to Coronavirus. Discussion of the January Banzuke. And spotlights on Akiseyama, Midorifuji, and Ikioi.
September 8th, 2020
banzuke, bingo, endo, sumo
Sumo and bingo. They go together like shamalama dippity dingy dong.
June 16th, 2020
banzuke, grand sumo, japan, sumo, sumo wrestling
What the heck is a banzuke? How do I read it?