Sumo Kaboom

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • 181: Aki Basho Days 11-15

    September 27th, 2023  |  1 hr 1 min
    2023, aki, atamifuji, basho, takakeisho

    Who won our Sumo BINGO game? And who won the 2023 Aki Sumo Tournament?

  • 180: Aki Basho Days 4-10

    September 20th, 2023  |  45 mins 19 secs

    As always, we're LOVING this basho and can't wait to see who wins.

  • 179: Days 1-3 Aki Basho 2023

    September 13th, 2023  |  39 mins 14 secs
    2023, aki, basho

    Our favorite moments from days 1-3 of the September, 2023 basho.

  • 178: Nishikigi and the Slow Risers

    September 6th, 2023  |  39 mins 47 secs
    nishikigi, slow rise, ydc

    Here's to all those who take a while to get to the top. The Slow Risers!

  • 177: Sumo Scandals Part 4 - Violence

    August 30th, 2023  |  39 mins 8 secs
    death, jsa, scandal, sumo, violence

    What happened in a heya in 2007 and how it changed sumo. ** This episode contains descriptions of violence. **

  • 176: Sumo Scandals Part 3 - Drinking and Drugs

    August 23rd, 2023  |  52 mins 16 secs
    cannabis, drinking, drugs, haramafuji, pot, scandal

    Yet another sumo scandal. This week, it's drugs and drinking.

  • 175: Sumo Scandals Part 2 - Match-Fixing

    August 16th, 2023  |  44 mins 1 sec
    freakanomics, match-fixing, media, scandal, statistics, yaocho

    Accusations of match-fixing in sumo are nothing new.

  • 174: Sumo Scandals Part 1 - Gambling and the Yakuza

    August 9th, 2023  |  42 mins 19 secs
    betting, gambling, scandal, sumo scandal, yakuza

    Part 1 in a series about the scandals of sumo.

  • 173: Chiyonokuni's Retirement

    August 2nd, 2023  |  42 mins 23 secs
    chiyonokuni, dave, sumo mainichi

    We're chatting about the recent retirement of Chiyonokuni with one of his biggest fans - Dave from the Sumo Mainichi Podcast.

  • 172: Days 11-15 of the July 2023 Basho

    July 27th, 2023  |  57 mins 29 secs
    basho, hoshoryu, playoff

    Did we like how the July basho ended? We sure did!

  • 171: Days 4-10 of the July Basho

    July 18th, 2023  |  44 mins 27 secs
    basho, days 4-10, hokutofuji, july, nishikigi

    A few of our favorite moments and story lines from the July basho.

  • 170: Shonnanoumi and Days 1-3 of the July Tournament

    July 11th, 2023  |  50 mins 25 secs
    2023, july, nishikigi, shonnanoumi, terunofuji, tournament

    A primer on Shonnanoumi and a break down of what happened on days 1 - 3 of the July tournament.

  • 169: Gonoyama and Hakuoho

    July 5th, 2023  |  50 mins 37 secs
    gonoyama, hakuoho

    Who ARE Gonoyama and Hakuoho?

  • 168: Takarafuji and Tsurugisho

    June 28th, 2023  |  49 mins 14 secs
    takarafuji, tsurugisho

    Who ARE these pro sumo wrestlers? One remains a bit of a mystery while the other is a character and a half.

  • 167: The "Dead Body" Rule

    June 21st, 2023  |  35 mins 57 secs
    dead body, dead body rule, exception, rule, rules, sumo rule

    What is this rule we hear about sometimes in sumo?

  • 166: The Sumo Belly Touching Event

    June 14th, 2023  |  47 mins 10 secs
    belly, fan event, hiradoumi, ichiyamamoto, karaoke, rubbing, sadanoumi, shodai, singing, sumo, ura

    Oh Ma Lawd. The Belly Touching Sumo Event was everything we needed and more. Karaoke, giggles, awkwardness, and oh so much fun to watch.