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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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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!

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 Up!

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!

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!

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!

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!

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

4/16/2019
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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