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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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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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Episodes

Bank's & Trav's Tales From The Podcast: The Curse of the Black Controller

10/15/2019
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Welcome back to another episode of Leveling Up! This is another installment in the month long series, Tales From The Podcast!! In today's episode, the boys sat down among themselves and talked some of the biggest and scariest video games of all time. From the OG Resident Evil all the way to the beloved The Last of Us, you won't want to miss today's episode! Support the show

Duration:01:08:36

Bank's & Trav's Tales From The Podcast: The Terrifier Sketch Ball

10/8/2019
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Welcome back to episode 2 of our new segment Tales From The Podcast! This week we brought on a brand new friend to podcast. You might know her as Tara from the hit movie Terrifier, Jenna Kanell. The boys sat down with Jenna and talked what it was like filming the movie and to see how successful it has become over the years. Learn all about Jenna and how she doubles as actress, stunt woman, director, writer and a martial artists. For all the Terrifier fans, you won't want to miss this weeks...

Duration:01:26:16

Bank's & Trav's Tales From The Podcast: The One Armed Man Mosh Pit

10/1/2019
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Spooky season is upon us over at Leveling Up and the boys are taking the whole month to talk horror. They start off this week by bringing back The Headbanger Extraordinaire Madd Maxx Morrison to talk some of their favorite scary movies and franchises. If you are a fan of horror and are looking for some laughs, you won't want to miss this weeks episode! Support the show

Duration:01:29:11

Down with the B.....As In Bulbasaur

9/24/2019
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This week on Leveling Up with Benjamin Banks, the boys invited their friend Zach, from the podcast Down B, and took a stroll down memory lane to discuss the launch of Pokemon and how big it was here in America. Listen as they talk about the first games to come out on the Gameboy and their love for Pokemon TCG that remains strong to this day. This is an episode you wont want to miss! Support the show

Duration:01:32:45

Sega Celebration: 20 Years of Dreamcast

9/17/2019
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Welcome to a brand new episode of Leveling Up with Benjamin Banks! This week the boys decided to sit among themselves in a room and celebrate not only the 20 year anniversary of the Sega Dreamcast, but Sega as a whole. As they go through the history of consoles that Sega has released, Banks and Trav talk about how iconic the Genesis was and how before its time the Dreamcast was too. If you are a Sega junkie like these two, you will definitely wanna tune in this week! Support the show

Duration:01:15:58

Disney, Take My Money!

9/10/2019
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On today's episode of Leveling Up with Benjamin Banks the guys had to bring back their boy and professional wrestler Big Dre Parker! These men sat down and talked about all the announcements at D23 with the arrival of Disney's new streaming app, Disney+, while discussing all the new trailers for Star Wars and Marvel! Hear all the thoughts and opinions from the boys and let us know what you think! Enjoy! Support the show

Duration:01:37:25

Wheels and the Mighty X-Men

9/3/2019
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Welcome to another week of Leveling Up with Benjamin Banks! This week the guys wanted to bring on their good friend Billy Selmi Jr. to discuss the live action adaption of the X-Men franchise. Strictly discussing the first 3 movies (but not really) the guys talk about everything they did right and everything they did wrong, including The Last Stand, what characters they would have liked to see more and how X-Men United is the greatest X-Men movie ever to be made! So make sure you sit back and...

Duration:01:33:36

Titans Have Feelings Too!

8/27/2019
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Welcome back to another week of Leveling Up with Benjamin Banks! On today's podcast, Banks and Trav brought on their good friend Selina Ivy to talk about one of the most popular animes out right now, Attack On Titan. As they specifically only talk about the anime, they sum up seasons 1-3 as we get ready for the 4th and final season, due to come out fall of 2020. So if you have not seen all of season 3 yet or even plan on watching the anime at some point but haven't, we suggest you to listen...

Duration:01:29:11

The Hijabe Hero Maliha Fairooz

8/20/2019
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On today's episode of Leveling Up, the boys bring on their new pal and Muslim cosplayer Maliha Fairooz to discuss living in Nerd York City and turning her cosplay into a theme that matches her religion. We know here at Leveling Up that we have a number of Muslim listeners and we always want to represent and bring something for everyone. We hope you enjoy! Support the show

Duration:01:04:31

Leveling Up with Chris Dontrell Piper??

8/13/2019
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This week on Leveling Up with Benjamin Banks, we have on a very special guest and he goes by name of Chris Dontrell. He has done voice over work for one of the biggest animes of all time, Dragonball Super, and is voicing Ulgar in the new anime Astra Lost In Space which you can stream on the Funimation App. Join us as Chris talks about what its like to voice over such an iconic anime franchise, what its like being on set on some of the biggest tv shows on cable and the experience of filming...

Duration:00:59:21

LEVELING UP: TWO POWERFUL RIVALS! THE DBZ MOVIES ARE INCREDIBLY INVINCIBLE

8/6/2019
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Welcome to another week of Leveling Up with Benjamin Banks! This week is very special because this is the first time since week 1 that Banks and Trav decided to hold down the podcast by themselves and talk more Dragonball as they sat down and talked about each movie from Dead Zone all the way to the brand new Dragonball Super: Broly! Join the guys as they discuss why they like or don't like each film and what they ranked as their top 5 favorites! Don't forget to sign up for the Patreon...

Duration:01:35:07

The Caped Crusader....Batman: The Animated Podcast

7/30/2019
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Today on Leveling Up with Benjamin Banks, we talk one of the greatest, if not THE greatest, super hero animated series of all time, Batman: The Animated Series. Iconic to its name, this series has stood the test of time and is still the measuring stick for what a Batman series should be. Bringing on their friend Danny, these dudes sat down and talked about their favorite episodes, the animated movies and why this animated series is arguably the greatest of all time. If you love Batman you...

Duration:01:09:49

SNICKelodeon

7/23/2019
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Nostalgia is in full effect this week on Leveling Up with Benjamin Banks! Your boys sat down with fellow professional wrestler Jake Gomez to talk about what every 90s kids was watching on Saturday nights, SNICK. They talk about the line up changes over the years and how iconic the shows were. If you grew up in the 90s you wont want to miss this weeks episode! Support the show

Duration:01:12:42

Go Ninja, Go Ninja, Go!

7/16/2019
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Welcome back to another episode of Leveling Up with Benjamin Banks. This week we finally reveal the mysterious Rondell that Banks has been mentioning for some time now as all 3 sat down and talked about the iconic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies. Keeping it strictly to the first three movies, the guys discuss how iconic the first movie was, the changes they made making the second movie and just how horrible the third movie was. You won't want to miss today's episode of Leveling...

Duration:01:17:58

DCEU, WE CHOOSE YOU!

7/9/2019
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On today's episode of Leveling Up with Benjamin Banks, the boys invite fellow professional wrestler Beau Crockett (also the star of The Beau Show) to talk about the DCEU. Starting with Man of Steel and going all the way to Shazam!, the boys talk the good, the very horribly bad, what they love and what they absolutely hated. If you have a love/hate relationship with the DCEU like we do, you won't want to miss today's episode! Support the show

Duration:01:30:14

Tekken: The King of Iron Fist Podcast

7/2/2019
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Today's episode of Leveling Up with Benjamin Banks features a topic that has been going strong since 1994, Tekken. Along side guest Brandon Allison, the boys dive in and discuss the history of one of the greatest fighting games ever made and talk about some of their favorite characters to play with. Not only are the guys talking the video games, they also discuss the animated and live action adaptions and give their opinions on what was good and what wasn't. There's plenty to talk about this...

Duration:01:12:02

Banks & Trav Forever: The Return of Batman

6/25/2019
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It's the 30 year anniversary of Tim Burton's Batman and the boys decided to grab their buddy James Brown and talk about it. Starting with Batman and ending with Batman & Robin, the guys talk about how much they loved the movies and which one not so much (Can you take a guess which one?). This is another episode of Leveling Up with Benjamin Banks you are going to want to tune into! Support the show

Duration:01:21:33

Bustin' Makes Me Feel Good (Who Ya Gonna Call?)

6/18/2019
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Welcome back to another week of Leveling Up with Benjamin Banks! This week we are bringing you a cult classic and one of the biggest blockbusters of the 80s, Ghostbusters! But we aren't just talking movies, we are talking all things Ghostbusters from the Extreme cartoon all the way to the 2009 adaptation video game, Ghostbusters: The Video Game. If you are a pop culture fanatic and a Ghostbusters freek, you won't want to miss this weeks episode! Support the show

Duration:01:13:09

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! Support...

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! Support the show

Duration:01:37:15