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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!

Latest Episodes

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

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!

68 MIN13 hours ago
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Bank's & Trav's Tales From The Podcast: The Curse of the Black Controller

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

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 episode!

86 MIN1 weeks ago
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Bank's & Trav's Tales From The Podcast: The Terrifier Sketch Ball

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

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!

89 MIN2 weeks ago
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Bank's & Trav's Tales From The Podcast: The One Armed Man Mosh Pit

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

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!

92 MIN3 weeks ago
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Down with the B.....As In Bulbasaur

Sega Celebration: 20 Years of Dreamcast

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!

75 MINSEP 17
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Sega Celebration: 20 Years of Dreamcast

Disney, Take My Money!

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!

97 MINSEP 10
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Disney, Take My Money!

Wheels and the Mighty X-Men

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 relax and enjoy this weeks episode!

93 MINSEP 3
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Wheels and the Mighty X-Men

Titans Have Feelings Too!

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 with caution or turn back now!

89 MINAUG 27
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Titans Have Feelings Too!

The Hijabe Hero Maliha Fairooz

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!

64 MINAUG 20
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The Hijabe Hero Maliha Fairooz

Leveling Up with Chris Dontrell Piper??

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 on a bug budgeted hollywood movie like Batman v Superman. Listeners are in for a treat this week, so prepare yourself!

59 MINAUG 13
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Leveling Up with Chris Dontrell Piper??

Latest Episodes

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

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!

68 MIN13 hours ago
Comments
Bank's & Trav's Tales From The Podcast: The Curse of the Black Controller

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

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 episode!

86 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Bank's & Trav's Tales From The Podcast: The Terrifier Sketch Ball

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

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!

89 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
Bank's & Trav's Tales From The Podcast: The One Armed Man Mosh Pit

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

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!

92 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
Down with the B.....As In Bulbasaur

Sega Celebration: 20 Years of Dreamcast

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!

75 MINSEP 17
Comments
Sega Celebration: 20 Years of Dreamcast

Disney, Take My Money!

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!

97 MINSEP 10
Comments
Disney, Take My Money!

Wheels and the Mighty X-Men

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 relax and enjoy this weeks episode!

93 MINSEP 3
Comments
Wheels and the Mighty X-Men

Titans Have Feelings Too!

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 with caution or turn back now!

89 MINAUG 27
Comments
Titans Have Feelings Too!

The Hijabe Hero Maliha Fairooz

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!

64 MINAUG 20
Comments
The Hijabe Hero Maliha Fairooz

Leveling Up with Chris Dontrell Piper??

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 on a bug budgeted hollywood movie like Batman v Superman. Listeners are in for a treat this week, so prepare yourself!

59 MINAUG 13
Comments
Leveling Up with Chris Dontrell Piper??