Laurie Collins is an avid sumo wrestling fan, actor, director, and storyteller.
She's got a healthy fascination with the human body and how it moves, as she's spent most of her life dancing, acting, doing yoga, studying rolfing and movement and/or teaching others how to do the same.
She performs regularly at the Dallas Comedy House and other venues in the DFW area.
September 20th, 2023 | 45 mins 19 secs
As always, we're LOVING this basho and can't wait to see who wins.
September 13th, 2023 | 39 mins 14 secs
2023, aki, basho
Our favorite moments from days 1-3 of the September, 2023 basho.
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!
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. **
August 23rd, 2023 | 52 mins 16 secs
cannabis, drinking, drugs, haramafuji, pot, scandal
Yet another sumo scandal. This week, it's drugs and drinking.
August 16th, 2023 | 44 mins 1 sec
freakanomics, match-fixing, media, scandal, statistics, yaocho
Accusations of match-fixing in sumo are nothing new.
August 9th, 2023 | 42 mins 19 secs
betting, gambling, scandal, sumo scandal, yakuza
Part 1 in a series about the scandals of sumo.
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.
July 27th, 2023 | 57 mins 29 secs
basho, hoshoryu, playoff
Did we like how the July basho ended? We sure did!
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.
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.
July 5th, 2023 | 50 mins 37 secs
Who ARE Gonoyama and Hakuoho?
June 28th, 2023 | 49 mins 14 secs
Who ARE these pro sumo wrestlers? One remains a bit of a mystery while the other is a character and a half.
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?
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.
June 7th, 2023 | 41 mins 52 secs
ikioi, kakuryu, kiribayama, kirishima
Sumo wrestlers step into new chapters of life.