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Professional wrestler Benjamin Banks brings you into his ring to talk about all things nerd culture. Along side his co-host Trav, they dive deep into their nerdom with special guests to discuss the evolution of the video game culture, comic books and their live action portrayal and yes, even the greatest anime of all time, Dragon Ball! Join Banks and Trav on a journey through nostalgia as they talk about their favorite childhood video games, anime and what is happening now in those worlds!

Professional wrestler Benjamin Banks brings you into his ring to talk about all things nerd culture. Along side his co-host Trav, they dive deep into their nerdom with special guests to discuss the evolution of the video game culture, comic books and their live action portrayal and yes, even the greatest anime of all time, Dragon Ball! Join Banks and Trav on a journey through nostalgia as they talk about their favorite childhood video games, anime and what is happening now in those worlds!
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United States

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Professional wrestler Benjamin Banks brings you into his ring to talk about all things nerd culture. Along side his co-host Trav, they dive deep into their nerdom with special guests to discuss the evolution of the video game culture, comic books and their live action portrayal and yes, even the greatest anime of all time, Dragon Ball! Join Banks and Trav on a journey through nostalgia as they talk about their favorite childhood video games, anime and what is happening now in those worlds!

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English

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7576906142


Episodes

Madd Fatality…..FINISH HIM!

4/23/2019
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On today's episode of Leveling Up, Benjamin Banks and Trav bring on fellow professional wrestler and one of Benjamin Bank's best friends, Madd Maxx Morrison! As they talk about his wrestling career and how it all got started, they also dive into his acting career and brand new movie, Deathboard. Not only are we talking wrestling, but we are talking about one of the biggest video game franchises of all time, Mortal Kombat! To celebrate the release of MKXI, the boys talk about the first Mortal...

Duration:01:38:30

The Sounds of Anime

4/15/2019
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On todays podcast, Benjamin Banks and Trav sit down with their good friend Wayne Harrison Hawkins to talk about something very important to an anime but doesn't always get the attention it deserves, the score! Listen as they talk about their favorite anime scores and how it contributed to making these animes what they have become!

Duration:01:41:25

#KOFIMANIA

4/9/2019
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KOFIMANIA IS RUNNING WILD!!! Today's episode, Banks and Trav recap this historic Wrestlemania weekend with their boy, James Brown. Listen to the 3 of them recap all the events over the weekend and give their opinions on their favorite matches and events. Join us for an extra spicy episode of Leveling Up!

Duration:02:02:05

AYE YAI YAI RANGERS!

4/2/2019
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They got a power and a force that you never seen before this week on Leveling Up! Banks and Trav decided to tread through international waters and get their friend Matt Willis from The Matt Attack Podcast to talk all things Power Rangers, from the infamous Mighty Morphin, all the way to the new Beast Morphers airing on Nickelodeon. Whether you still watch the series, or are just a fan of the original lineup, Matt drops some serious knowledge on the evolution of the Rangers and everything...

Duration:01:48:19

What's A Hero To A Bully?

3/26/2019
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This week on Leveling Up we are talking the surge in superhero shows and how hot they have become, but Banks and Trav can't do that alone! So they decided to bring on Florida's own bully, Big Dre Parker! We talk a little bit about how he got into the business, where he trained, who his favorite wrestler is and a little story about the time he had dinner with the legendary Rob Van Dam and Sabu! Wrestling and Superhero shows, what more do you want from us!?

Duration:01:34:14

You Don’t Even Know My Momma!

3/19/2019
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Today on Leveling Up, we bring on rapper, producer, engineer, comedian, streamer and workout junkie Roy Cota! Among the cluster of laughs and trolls, Roy talks about what got him into making music and why he loves streaming video games. In what might be the funniest episode yet, you won't want to miss what Banks and Trav bring you this week! Stay connected with Roy Cota down below: https://www.roycota.com

Duration:01:34:24

The Midnight Mermaid Spirit Detective

3/12/2019
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Check it out this week as Benjamin Banks and Trav had their friend and professional wrestler Aspyn Rose call in! Learn all about where Aspyn trained, what shes done in her career, her goals and one of her favorite animes of all time, Yu Yu Hakusho! For wrestling and anime fans, you wont want to miss this week of Leveling Up with Benjamin Banks!

Duration:01:26:31

The Elric Brothers and the Philosopher's Stone

3/5/2019
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This week Banks & Trav got their boy Devin Hahn on the phone to talk about one of their favorite animes ever, Full Metal Alchemist. Listen as they discuss the difference between the original anime and the newer Brotherhood take. They talk all things Full Metal, including video games, manga, and yes, even the live action movie. If you are a fan of the series you will definitely want to tune in this week!

Duration:01:21:37

Mog's Adventure - The PlayStation Era

2/26/2019
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February 11th, 1999, Final Fantasy VIII is released in Japan. We are here to celebrate with our first installment in the Mog's Adeventure. On today's show, Banks and Trav sat down with Trav's long time friend Tseng Fayt, from Rhythm Knights, to talk about the PlayStation Era of Final Fantasy.

Duration:02:38:52

Shirley, You Can’t Be Serious?!

2/19/2019
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On today's podcast, Benjamin Banks and Trav called in with one of the best up and coming female cosplayers in the community right now, from the showing Becoming Marvel, their friend Surley Shirley. Listen in as they talk about her love for cartoons and comics growing up and who got her into cosplay, some of her favorite outfits she has done and some behind the scenes scoops on the show Becoming Marvel! You won't want to miss this weeks episode of Leveling Up!!

Duration:01:22:39

Where All My FighterZ At?

2/12/2019
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Today we bring on Trav's good friend Joey, and his buddy Doyal, to discuss the evolution of fighting games from a 2d arcade, to the realistic 3d movements that were made famous with Tekken. Join us as we bring up some of our favorite fighting games, and hell even the worst, the competitions like EVO and how players can now make a living off of simply playing video games!

Duration:01:18:56

Playing Online With My Idiot Friends

2/5/2019
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Today we bring on good friend and make up artist Kelly Zee to talk about the shift in video games from story driven RPGs, that became popular on the Playstation, to the new craze over MMO that has taken the industry by storm. Hear their opinions on what they like, what they don't like and what they really miss in today's video games.

Duration:00:45:59

Your Friendly Neighborhood Superhero…Bob

1/29/2019
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This week on Leveling Up, Benjamin Banks and Trav interview fellow wrestler and martial arts instructor Bob McQuade. Listen to him talk about his journey through martial arts and how he got into wrestling, while they all also talk about their love for the Dragonball series. You do not wanna miss thus episode

Duration:01:18:29

Carry On My Wayward Castiel

1/22/2019
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Join Benjamin Banks and his co-host Trav as they chat with their good friend Dan, from the YouTube channel Z Fighter Gengar, about their love for one of the longest running TV shows on television currently, the CW's Supernatural! From Dan's love of Castiel to Banks man crush on Dean Winchester, they explore the world of Supernatural and talk about their favorite episodes and how much longer can they continue the series. If you are a fan of the series, you are definitely going to want to tune...

Duration:01:14:42

You Had Me At Cowboy....

1/15/2019
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Today Banks & Trav talk one of the most iconic animes of all time, Cowboy Bebop. Bringing on their boy Josh, aka thelordks, to breakdown the series and explain to listeners and new otakus, why Bebop is so important to the anime community and how it still holds up 20 years later.

Duration:00:58:19

Leveling Up: Rock The Dragon

1/8/2019
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Banks and Trav are live with the very first episode of Leveling Up! They talk about one of the hottest topics around the anime community right now, Super Broly! Listen to them give their opinion on the released trailers, spoilers and the excitement of the Funimation dub coming to theaters January 16th!

Duration:00:43:34