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.

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Episodes

  • Sumo's Best and Sexiest of 2020

    December 16th, 2020  |  46 mins 59 secs
    comedy, favorite, grand sumo, grand sumo highlights, improv comedy, japan, nhk, podcast, sexiest, sexy, sumo, sumo kaboom, sumo wrestling, tournament

    We feature YOU today- your favorite moments in sumo and your choice for sexiest wrestler of 2020.

  • Sumo Holidays

    December 9th, 2020  |  36 mins 48 secs
    bintsuke, cake, christmas, comedy, grand sumo, grand sumo highlights, holidays, improv comedy, japan, kfc, nhk, podcast, santa, sumo, sumo kaboom, sumo wrestling, tournament

    What do sumo wrestlers do over the holidays?

  • Takakeisho and All the Prizes

    December 2nd, 2020  |  43 mins 11 secs
    comedy, grand sumo, grand sumo highlights, improv comedy, japan, nhk, podcast, prizes, sumo, sumo kaboom, sumo wrestling, takakeisho, tournament, yokozuna

    Curious about what these guys win at a tournament? Does he keep that big trophy? This is your episode!

  • November Basho Days 10-15 and BINGO

    November 24th, 2020  |  53 mins 40 secs
    comedy, grand sumo, grand sumo highlights, improv comedy, japan, nhk, november, podcast, sumo, sumo kaboom, sumo wrestling, takakeisho, terunofuji, tournament

    Our break down of the absolute best sumo moments, BINGO winners, and our special blend of humor.

  • November Basho, days 3-9

    November 17th, 2020  |  39 mins 29 secs
    comedy, grand sumo, grand sumo highlights, improv comedy, japan, lose, movies, nhk, podcast, sumo, sumo kaboom, sumo wrestling, tournament, win

    The boys are back, and we've been enjoying the sumo! Who is in the lead? Who is looking surprisingly strong? Who got Enho'ed? Who went out injured?

  • Sumodo Review and the November Basho days 1 and 2

    November 10th, 2020  |  41 mins 26 secs
    bingo, cheerleading, comedy, grand sumo, grand sumo highlights, improv comedy, japan, nhk, nokazuna, november basho, podcast, sumo, sumo kaboom, sumo wrestling, sumodo, tournament

    Review of Sumodo, the latest sumo documentary, and SUMO is BACK! November basho- days 1 and 2. Somehow we manage to discuss Ryuden's laugh, juryo treats, BINGO, cheerleading moves and more.

  • Sumo Snack and Chat

    November 4th, 2020  |  46 mins 8 secs
    comedy, grand sumo, grand sumo highlights, improv comedy, japan, nhk, sumo, sumo kaboom, sumo wrestling, tournament

    A relaxed conversation about Akua, injuries, bingo, what it's like at a sumo tournament, blood type personalities, bento boxes, and a lot of laughter. A LOT of laughter.

  • The 3 T's - Takanosho, Takayasu, and Terunofuji

    October 28th, 2020  |  44 mins 15 secs
    comedy, grand sumo, grand sumo highlights, improv comedy, japan, nhk, november basho, sanyaku, sumo, sumo kaboom, sumo wrestling, takanosho, takayasu, terunofuji, tournament

    Everything you ever wanted to know about Takanosho, Takayasu, and Terunofuji... or as we call them - Riceball, the Geyser, and the Come Back King.

  • Doreen Simmons and Katrina Watts

    October 21st, 2020  |  32 mins 56 secs
    comedy, grand sumo, grand sumo highlights, improv comedy, japan, nhk, sumo, sumo wrestling, tournament

    Two famous sumo experts.

  • Mongolian Wrestling Makes Us Twitterpated

    October 14th, 2020  |  39 mins 42 secs
    comedy, consulates cup, football, grand sumo, grand sumo highlights, improv comedy, japan, mongolia, mongolian wrestling, nhk, sumo, sumo wrestling, texas, tournament

    Mongolian Wrestling. The men, the history, the outfits.

  • International Sumo, Mixed Martial Arts, and the Consulate Cup

    October 7th, 2020  |  38 mins 36 secs
    comedy, consulate cup, dark circle sumo, dark clan fight lab, grand sumo, grand sumo highlights, improv comedy, japan, nhk, sumo, sumo wrestling, texas, tournament

    International sumo - where some of our professional sumo wrestlers come from and a fantastic training ground!

  • Aki Basho Days 10 - 15

    September 30th, 2020  |  46 mins 33 secs
    comedy, enho, grand sumo, grand sumo highlights, ikioi, improv comedy, japan, nhk, ozeki, shodai, sumo, sumo wrestling, takakeisho, tobizaru, tournament

    An overview of how the September basho ended. Who won the sumo and BINGO.

  • Basho Day 3 - 9 Weeblewobbles, Andre the Giant and Danny Devito

    September 22nd, 2020  |  42 mins 54 secs
    comedy, grand sumo, grand sumo highlights, improv comedy, japan, nhk, square dancing, sumo, sumo wrestling, tournament, weeblewobble, wrestlers

    The Aki Basho? It's filled to the brim with athletic sumo, surprises and cringe-worthy moments.

  • BINGO, Aki Basho, and Andy from the Tachiai Blog

    September 15th, 2020  |  53 mins 25 secs
    comedy, grand sumo, grand sumo highlights, improv comedy, japan, nhk, sumo, sumo wrestling, tournament

    We pack so much into this episode! Our first 2 Bingo winners! The non-technical breakdown of the basho days 1 and 2. And, Andy from the Tachiai blog.

  • Banzuke, Bingo and Endo

    September 9th, 2020  |  28 mins 47 secs
    ando, basho, bingo, comedy, endo, grand sumo, grand sumo highlights, improv comedy, japan, nhk, sanyaku, september, sumo, sumo wrestling, tournament

    Sumo and bingo. They go together like shamalama dippity dingy dong.

  • Ozeki Takakeisho and Asanoyama

    September 2nd, 2020  |  44 mins 3 secs
    asanoyama, comedy, grand sumo, grand sumo highlights, improv comedy, japan, nhk, ozeki, sumo, sumo wrestling, takakeisho, tournament

    Interesting facts, great nicknames, and random thoughts about these two very different ozeki. And, can someone please explain what an extreme vacuum hand is??