Leslie Collins is an actor, comedian, director and producer of children's content originally from Dallas, TX.
Leslie has been performing improv, musical improv and sketch comedy for over 17 years. She trained with incredible teachers from the Upright Citizens Brigade, The Peoples Improv Theater, Second City, Groundlings and the Magnet Theater.
November 28th, 2023 | 51 mins 52 secs
atamifuji, kirishima, kyushu, november
We have BINGO winners and sumo winners! Storylines and take aways from the end of the November basho in Kyushu, 2023.
November 22nd, 2023 | 46 mins 6 secs
basho, kyushu, november
The basho is heating up and it's anyone's trophy!
November 14th, 2023 | 52 mins 35 secs
days 1-3, kitanowaka, kyushu
An short overview on Kitanowaka and then we get right into the latest basho.
November 8th, 2023 | 33 mins 22 secs
chiranoumi, roga, tohakuryu
There are 4 new faces in the top division of sumo this basho. We'll tell you about 3 of them this week.
October 31st, 2023 | 42 mins 11 secs
halloween, mawashi, naked, scary, spooky
Three "scary" sumo related Halloween stories and lots of talk about nakedness.
October 25th, 2023 | 41 mins 43 secs
organize, shunjeun incident, underdog, union, unionize, unions
Did you know that sumo wrestlers tried to organize to fight for improvements? And, have you ever wondered why we all love rooting for the underdog?
October 18th, 2023 | 39 mins 34 secs
hawaii, hawaiian sumo, musashigawa, musashimaru
Musashigawa was in the news this week, so let's talk about the former yokozuna Musashimaru.
October 11th, 2023 | 38 mins 53 secs
japanese, lingo, slang, sumo
This one is all about words. Words used mostly (or only) in the sumo world.
October 4th, 2023 | 39 mins 49 secs
kaisei, okinoumi, retirement
We watched the retirement ceremonies of Okinoumi and Kaisei this weekend, and they led us down very different rabbit holes.
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?
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.