Sumo Kaboom

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • BINGO, Yutakayama and bigSUMOfan

    September 8th, 2021  |  52 mins 16 secs
    big sumo fan, bigsumofan, bingo, comedy, grand sumo, grand sumo highlights, improv comedy, japan, kaboom, march, nhk, podcast, sumo, sumo kaboom, sumo wrestling, tournament, yutakayama

    A spotlight on BINGO, Yutakayama, and sumo merch in the US.

  • The Banzuke, Sumo Slumps, and Pollyanna

    September 1st, 2021  |  38 mins 5 secs
    banzuke, comedy, grand sumo, grand sumo highlights, improv comedy, japan, kaboom, nhk, podcast, pollyanna, slump, slumps, sumo, sumo kaboom, sumo wrestling, tournament

    The banzuke is out, and it's a slider. Leslie discusses sumo slumps, and Laurie goes with the Pollyanna view.

  • Sumo Karaoke

    August 25th, 2021  |  42 mins 32 secs
    comedy, grand sumo, grand sumo highlights, improv comedy, japan, kaboom, karaoke, nhk, podcast, singing, sumo, sumo kaboom, sumo wrestling, tournament

    Sumo and Singing. They go together like peanut butter and jelly.

  • Terunofuji's Inspiration - Doing Sumo with 1 Arm

    August 18th, 2021  |  40 mins 28 secs
    comedy, disability, fuse, futabayama, grand sumo, grand sumo highlights, improv comedy, japan, kaboom, nhk, podcast, sumo, sumo kaboom, sumo wrestling, tournament

    A sumo wrestler with one arm. A yokozuna blind in one eye.

  • The Wonderful World of Ushizumo

    August 11th, 2021  |  32 mins 2 secs
    bull sumo, comedy, grand sumo, grand sumo highlights, improv comedy, japan, kaboom, kimarite, nhk, olympics, podcast, sumo, sumo kaboom, sumo wrestling, tournament, ushizumo, yokozuna

    Ushizumo, or bull sumo, is a sport in Japan! Yes, sumo with bulls.

  • Cannabis Sumo Scandals

    August 4th, 2021  |  37 mins 17 secs
    cannabis, comedy, grand sumo, grand sumo highlights, improv comedy, japan, kaboom, nhk, podcast, pot, sumo, sumo kaboom, sumo wrestling, takagenji, tournament

    This week, we're chatting about the recent cannabis sumo scandal. We also discuss past cannabis scandals. Yep, there have been a few.

  • What is Terunofuji Doing Now?

    July 28th, 2021  |  29 mins 49 secs
    comedy, grand sumo, grand sumo highlights, improv comedy, japan, kaboom, meiji, nhk, podcast, sumo, sumo kaboom, sumo wrestling, terunofuji, tournament, tsuna, yokozuna

    You say I'm a yokozuna? What happens now?

  • July Basho Days 10-15

    July 21st, 2021  |  59 mins 16 secs
    bingo, comedy, grand sumo, grand sumo highlights, hakuho, improv comedy, japan, july, kaboom, nhk, podcast, sumo, sumo kaboom, sumo wrestling, terunofuji, tournament, yokozuna

    What a basho and what a BINGO! Wow! We can't cover all the bouts but we talk about a few that stood out to us on days 10-15. Here are your BINGO and sumo winners.

  • July Basho Days 3-9

    July 13th, 2021  |  42 mins 34 secs
    comedy, grand sumo, grand sumo highlights, hakuho, improv comedy, japan, kaboom, nhk, podcast, sumo, sumo kaboom, sumo wrestling, terunofuji, tournament

    Our enthusiastic sumo watching at its best. Who fears Hakuho the most? Who Leslie wants to cuddle. So many movie references, and the best commentating slip ever.

  • Meisei's Story. Ichiyamamoto's Story. Day 1 and 2 of the Basho.

    July 5th, 2021  |  46 mins 59 secs
    comedy, grand sumo, grand sumo highlights, hakuho, ichiyamamoto, improv comedy, japan, july, kaboom, meisei, nhk, podcast, sumo, sumo kaboom, sumo wrestling, terunofuji, tournament

    We cover a LOT of ground today- Meisei, Ichiyamamoto and days 1 and 2 of the Nagoya Basho.

  • 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.