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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

Spider-Man: Into The Podcast Verse

6/11/2019
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Leveling Up with Benjamin Banks is back with a new episode and we are talking Spider-Man, specifically the Toby Maguire Spider-Man verses the Andrew Garfield Spider-Man. As we compare the two different sets of adaptions, you'll get the thoughts and feelings of both Banks and Trav, as well as their guest and good friend Armando. Don't worry though, per usual, the guys go off the rails and talk all things Spidey as well. So sit back and relax and enjoy another episode of Leveling Up!

Duration:01:43:41

RPGs Not Named Final Fantasy

6/4/2019
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The boys are back in town and talking about one of Trav's favorite subjects, RPGs. Today on Leveling Up with Benjamin Banks, the guys sat down with one of Bank's childhood friends and talked all RPGs not named Final Fantasy. Covering all eras and consoles, they bring out a list of games you are sure to remember and love. Get your daily dose of nostalgia and enjoy!

Duration:01:37:15

The X-Men Sent Us…..Bub

5/28/2019
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Today on Leveling Up with Benjamin Banks, Trav and Banks brought on their boy Eddie Cannon to talk one of the greatest cartoon series of the 90s, X-Men: The Animated Series. Join them as they talk about why they loved this cartoon so much and how it translated the comics so beautifully and even has played a staple in the live action movies we have all grown to love.

Duration:01:10:28

A Star Wars Podcast - Episode I

5/21/2019
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Benjamin Banks and Trav are back yet again with a brand new series of podcasts. This time around they are tackling the Star Wars universe and discussing the infamous prequels, Episode I-III. Love them or hate them, they are a staple in the Star Wars universe and are they being discussed today! Bringing on fellow wrestler Jay Kirby, these 3 sit down and talk about what they loved, what they hated and if this trilogy deserves the hate it gets from the fans. If you are into Star Wars you wont...

Duration:01:11:12

Playing Hard With Yourself

5/14/2019
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Yes you read that right, on today's episode we talk about the difference in difficulty between games of the past and the current generation of games. Filled with immature laughs and "that's what she said" jokes, you will sure be kept laughing throughout the pod. Benjamin Banks and Trav just want to thank everyone for their continued support of the pod and listening every single week! Enjoy!

Duration:01:20:39

The Infinity Podcast

5/7/2019
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This is it! 11 years in the making! We have finally reached the End Game! Today, Benjamin Banks and Trav sat down with one of VAs most talented artist and one of Trav's best friends, Chaotik, to wrap up the 11 year journey that started with Iron Man. But beware, this podcast does contain spoilers, so if you have not seen the final movie in the series, Avengers: End Game, I suggest you wait to listen until you have seen the movie!

Duration:02:22:44

Love + Death = An Angry Robot

4/30/2019
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On today's episode of Leveling Up with Benjamin Banks, we take a look at one of the biggest releases for Netflix this year, Love, Death & Robots. Along side Bank's good friend, the host of “Da” Podcast, Steve "Finga Stylz", these 3 break down all 18 episodes and give you the scoop of what they like and didn't like. If you are on the fence about watching this series and wanna know more about it, this is the episode for you!

Duration:01:39:39

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