November 22nd, 2023
basho, kyushu, sumo
Our favorite moments from the Kyushu basho, days 4-10.
October 11th, 2023
ingo, japanese, language, lingo, slang, sumo
This one is all about words. Words used mostly (or only) in the sumo world.
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.
June 21st, 2023
dead body, dead body rule, rule, rules, sumo
What is the "Dead Body" Rule in sumo??
Every once in a while, there's a real close sumo match. One person is declared a winner, and fans have feelings! WHO WON? WHAT THE...? WE'VE BEEN ROBBED! FAVORITISM!
When this happens, usually there is some talk about the "Dead Body" Rule, so what is this rule? Turns out, it's more of an exception.
June 14th, 2023
belly, belly rubbing, belly touching, karaoke, singing, sumo
Sumo The Belly Touching Event was held in Japan in June, 2023 and it was a huge hit with us!
May 23rd, 2023
2023, basho, may, sumo, tournament
The boys are back, and we are breaking down our favorite moments from days 4-10.
February 6th, 2023
ai chatbot, love, love lives, sumo
This week, Leslie gives you the skinny on the love lives of some of your favorite sumo wrestlers, and Laurie asks the AI Chatbot to write you some sumo romance. Think of this episode as your warm up for next week's Valentines Day episode.
October 11th, 2022
fan event, grand sumo, jungyo, rikishi, sumo
From jungyos to fan events, this week we talk about how to get up close and personal with your favorite rikishi.
August 24th, 2022
Test your sumo-related knowledge, and play sumo-related trivia along with us!
April 12th, 2022
101, basics, sumo
We meet people all the time who ask "what is it about sumo? I don't get it." This is our answer. Uncomplicated. Without unfamiliar terms. Back to the basics explanation of history, sumo, and what we love about it.