Sumo Kaboom

Leslie and Laurie Collins, Texan sisters and diehard sumo fans, talk about all things sumo.

About the show

Sumo Kaboom!

A weekly podcast dedicated to our favorite sport - sumo wrestling. We chat about tournaments, current events, history and our favorite wrestlers.

Both Collins sisters are performers, improvisers, and creators and have absolutely no sumo training. But, they are huge sumo fans.

Having lived in Japan, Leslie loves the history and traditions of sumo. She also has a deep love for sumo karaoke singers. Laurie is fascinated by sumo wrestler fandom, the sumo training regimen and physicality of the sport.

Together, they serve up exciting sumo treats for sumo-curious fans. These kooky sisters share an enthusiasm for sumo and like all sisters, they work amazingly well together. All of the time. There are never any issues. Ever.

We also occasionally send out sumo related content. It is NOT hard-hitting sumo journalism and is usually very silly. If you want to receive our writing about all things sumo or receive notification when Sumo BINGO cards are available, join our Substack below. We won't ever share your info.

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Episodes

  • Ladies of Sumo

    April 8th, 2020  |  39 mins 27 secs
    amateur sumo, comedy, female sumo, grand sumo, grand sumo highlights, improv comedy, japan, nhk, onna-zumo, sumo, sumo wrestling, tournament, women in sumo

    From the historical to the cheeky. From the onna-zumo to the fierce female wrestlers of today.

  • Babies, Bodies and Babes

    April 1st, 2020  |  45 mins 10 secs
    april, babies, baby crying festival, comedy, fat, grand sumo, grand sumo highlights, improv comedy, japan, marriage, nai sumo baby crying festival, nhk, physique, science, sexy, sexy sumo, single, sumo, sumo wrestler, sumo wrestling, tournament, tradition

    Why are there so many pictures of sumo wrestlers with babies? Why do sumo wrestlers look like they do? And, why do ladies find them sexy?

  • March Basho Day 8 - 15

    March 25th, 2020  |  1 hr 1 min
    aoiyama, comedy, coronavirus, dohyo-iri, grand sumo, grand sumo highlights, hakuho, improv comedy, japan, kakaryu, nhk, sumo, sumo wrestling, tournament, yokozuna showdown

    Our breakdown of the second week of the March basho 2020.

  • March Basho Through Day 7

    March 18th, 2020  |  51 mins 21 secs
    comedy, coronavirus, grand sumo, grand sumo highlights, hakuho, haru basho, highlights, improv comedy, japan, kakuryu, kyujo, mitakeumi, nhk, nishikigi, osaka, quiet, spring in japan, sumo, sumo wrestling, takakeisho, takayasu, tokushoryu, tournament, yokozuna

    March sumo highlights, crickets, sweet Takayasu and a Hakuho Love Fest

  • Sumo Techniques

    March 11th, 2020  |  38 mins 36 secs
    bout, comedy, grand sumo, grand sumo highlights, historic bout, historic sumo, improv comedy, japan, kamasutra, kimarite, nhk, sumo, sumo wrestling, tournament

    Winning moves, breakdowns of historic bouts, and sumo squats. Sumo and the kamasutra.

  • March 2020 Basho Preview

    March 10th, 2020  |  34 mins 53 secs
    basho, comedy, grand sumo, grand sumo highlights, grand tournament, improv comedy, japan, march 2020, nhk, sumo, sumo wrestling, tournament

    Coronovirus. Cherry blossoms. A single Ozeki. Who to watch at the March basho starting March 8th.

  • Extra NHK Charity Sumo Event

    March 10th, 2020  |  21 mins 18 secs
    comedy, grand sumo, grand sumo highlights, improv comedy, japan, nhk, sumo, sumo wrestling, tournament

    Sumo wrestling, karaoke, and little dogs, oh my! What sumo wrestlers do between grand tournaments.

  • Sumo Ranking

    March 10th, 2020  |  39 mins 45 secs
    comedy, goeido, grand sumo, grand sumo highlights, improv comedy, japan, nhk, ozeki, ranking, social media, sumo, sumo tradition, sumo wrestling, tournament, yokozuna

    Sumo news, yokozuna, and the wonderful world of sumo ranking.

  • Episode 1: Intro to Sumo Kaboom

    March 4th, 2020  |  20 mins 22 secs
    comedy, grand sumo, grand sumo highlights, improv comedy, japan, nhk, sumo, sumo wrestling, tournament

    Introducing Sumo Kaboom, the brainchild of Laurie and Leslie Collins.