Sumo Kaboom

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

87 episodes of Sumo Kaboom since the first episode, which aired on March 4th, 2020.

  • What is Ura's story? Who is Chiyonoo?

    June 30th, 2021  |  35 mins 26 secs
    basho, chiyonoo, comedy, grand sumo, grand sumo highlights, improv comedy, japan, july, kaboom, nhk, podcast, sumo, sumo kaboom, sumo wrestling, tournament, ura

    The July basho is almost here, so we thought we'd learn about some of the newer (returning) faces you will see in the highest division- Ura and Chiyonoo.

  • US National Sumo Championship

    June 23rd, 2021  |  45 mins 10 secs
    captain americus, comedy, eros armstrong, grand sumo, grand sumo highlights, heavyweight, improv comedy, japan, jose galindo, justin kizzart, kaboom, lightweight, middleweight, nhk, podcast, sumo, sumo kaboom, sumo wrestling, tournament

    We were there to watch the best in the US compete for the title. Find out who won and what it was it like. Hear directly from wrestlers and fans.

  • Wakatakakage - When Sumo Runs in Your Family

    June 16th, 2021  |  42 mins 49 secs
    comedy, grand sumo, grand sumo highlights, improv comedy, japan, kaboom, nhk, podcast, sumo, sumo kaboom, sumo wrestling, tournament, wakabayama, wakatakakage

    This week, we learn about Wakatakakage's grandfather, Wakabayama, and his sumo family. The chankonabe runs deep in this family, from grandad all the way to his 3 grandsons.

  • One Does Not Simply Become a Yokozuna

    June 9th, 2021  |  49 mins 13 secs
    asashoryu, comedy, grand sumo, grand sumo highlights, hakuho, haramafuji, improv comedy, japan, kaboom, kakuryu, kisenosato, nhk, podcast, sumo, sumo kaboom, sumo wrestling, takakeisho, terunofuji, tournament, yokozuna

    What does it take to become a yokozuna?

  • John Gunning Talks Sumo (and a bunch of other fun stuff)

    June 2nd, 2021  |  58 mins 31 secs
    comedy, grand sumo, grand sumo highlights, improv comedy, japan, john gunning, kaboom, nhk, nhk world, podcast, sumo, sumo kaboom, sumo wrestling, tournament

    You may know John Gunning from his sumo commentating, but did you also know that he was in a band called Libido? Ever wondered just who this guy is that's talking about sumo on NHK and in the Japan Times? This is your episode!

  • May Basho Finish & BINGO winners

    May 25th, 2021  |  47 mins 30 secs
    2021, basho, comedy, grand sumo, grand sumo highlights, improv comedy, japan, kaboom, may, nhk, podcast, sumo, sumo kaboom, sumo wrestling, terunofuji, tournament

    Wow! What a basho! We're dizzy from the ride but want to introduce you to our BINGO winners and break down the basho days 10-15.

  • May Basho Days 4-9 & Hot Takes with Konishiki

    May 18th, 2021  |  46 mins 30 secs
    asanoyama, comedy, grand sumo, grand sumo highlights, improv comedy, japan, kaboom, kagayaki, may, nhk, podcast, sumo, sumo kaboom, sumo wrestling, takakeisho, terunofuji, tournament

    The May basho! Hot Takes with Konishiki! There's nothing better!

  • May Basho Days 1-3

    May 11th, 2021  |  49 mins
    bingo, comedy, grand sumo, grand sumo highlights, improv comedy, japan, kaboom, nhk, podcast, sumo, sumo kaboom, sumo wrestling, tournament

    Let the sumo and BINGO begin!

  • Konishiki

    May 5th, 2021  |  55 mins 50 secs
    comedy, grand sumo, grand sumo highlights, improv comedy, japan, kaboom, konishiki, nhk, ozeki, podcast, sumo, sumo kaboom, sumo wrestling, tournament

    This week, we're chatting with Konishiki, the first non-Japanese born sumo wrestler to reach ozeki.

  • The Small Boys of Sumo

    April 28th, 2021  |  53 mins 44 secs
    comedy, enho, grand sumo, grand sumo highlights, improv comedy, japan, kaboom, mainoumi, nhk, podcast, short, small, sumo, sumo kaboom, sumo wrestling, terutsuyoshi, tournament

    This week's episode is all about the smaller men of sumo- the ones who desperately wanted to be taller and would do anything to get there, the oh-so-popular ones (Enho), and the mighty tough ones (Terutsuyoshi).

  • The Big Boys of Sumo

    April 21st, 2021  |  40 mins 46 secs
    big boys, comedy, grand sumo, grand sumo highlights, ichinojo, improv comedy, japan, kaboom, kaisei, nhk, podcast, sumo, sumo kaboom, sumo wrestling, tournament

    We LOVE 'em big and tall. So, this week we're highlighting the biggest of the past and the biggest of them now - Ichinojo and Kaisei.

  • Sumo Art

    April 14th, 2021  |  42 mins 2 secs
    art, comedy, grand sumo, grand sumo highlights, hinomaru sumo, improv comedy, japan, kaboom, kototsurugi, manga, nhk, podcast, sumo, sumo kaboom, sumo wrestling, tournament, ukiyo-e

    The week's episode is all about art, from the artist and sumo wrestler Kototsurugi to Ukiyo-e prints and modern manga.

  • Kids in Sumo. Jake Book. The Hakuho Cup.

    April 7th, 2021  |  38 mins 41 secs
    comedy, grand sumo, grand sumo highlights, hakuho cup, improv comedy, jake book, japan, kaboom, kids, nhk, ohayo, podcast, sumo, sumo kaboom, sumo wrestling, tournament, youth

    It's all about kids in sumo.

  • March Basho Days 11-15

    March 31st, 2021  |  57 mins 19 secs
    basho, comedy, grand sumo, grand sumo highlights, improv comedy, japan, kaboom, march, nhk, ozeki, podcast, sumo, sumo kaboom, sumo wrestling, takayasu, terunofuji, tournament

    Our special blend of March 2021 Basho commentary. Leslie's heartbreak. Laurie's excitement.

  • March Basho Days 4-10

    March 23rd, 2021  |  1 hr 2 mins
    basho, comedy, grand sumo, grand sumo highlights, haru, improv comedy, japan, kaboom, march, nhk, ozeki, podcast, sumo, sumo kaboom, sumo wrestling, takayasu, terunofuji, tournament

    So much good sumo! We give you an overview of days 4-10 of the March basho.

  • March Basho Days 1-3, The Hakuho Full Circle

    March 16th, 2021  |  1 hr 8 mins
    asanoyama, comedy, daieisho, days 1 - 3, grand sumo, grand sumo highlights, hakuho, improv comedy, japan, kaboom, march basho, midorifuji, nhk, podcast, shodai, sumo, sumo kaboom, sumo wrestling, terunofuji, tournament

    We covered a lot of ground here, because there's a lot of good sumo happening! We go full circle on Hakuho, break down our favorite matches and yet still can't seem to do the conversion of kilos to pounds.