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The Withering Effect is a podcast all about Minecraft. Each week join DuDs and Jimbo from The Ripple Effect server as they avoid the Wither to bring you the latest news, experiences, ideas and opinions on the world’s best selling game. Whether you’re down the darkest mine or building your base to the sky, take us on your next Minecraft adventure.

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Latest Episodes

Episode 122: Minecraft 1.18 is (almost) here!

In this episode, DuDs and Jimbo discuss Pre-Releases two through five for Minecraft 1.18, Caves & Cliffs, which updates the version of Java Minecraft uses to 17, the new terrain will not generate if you have removed the Bedrock (or other non-air block) at height 0, and many many texture updates. Plus, we have two listener comments, the first from mkdogman about what DuDs and Jimbo would want to see in a horse revamp, and the second from lokkon4 who asks how they got their Minecraft usernames. Also, DuDs and Jimbo discuss which mechanics in the game should be revised, they look at moving faming objects, leads and combat. Get excited as Minecraft 1.18 comes out on November 30th!More

Episode 121: Java or Bedrock? How to choose

In this episode, DuDs and Jimbo discuss the first Pre-Release for Minecraft 1.18, Caves & Cliffs, which brings back the Amplified and Large biome worlds in the Create World screen, now they have been adapted to the new terrain. World types “Caves” and “Floating islands” have been removed from the world creation screen and the transition between new and old terrain is less “cliffy”. Plus, we have two listener comments, the first from not_red_fox about resource packs, and the second from kpopkebam who asks which three things DuDs and Jimbo would want to be changed/removed/added in the forthcoming combat update. Also, DuDs and Jimbo discuss the pros, cons, and parity differences between Java Edition and Bedrock Edition to help you choose which to play.More

Episode 120: Magic meets Minecraft with Zelda

In this episode, DuDs and Jimbo are joined by shortzelda22 from Hourglass SMP to discuss snapshot 21w44a for Minecraft 1.18, Caves & Cliffs, which includes new world generation when updating a current world, a new online options screen, and sleeping now only resets the weather cycle if it was raining. Plus, we have a listener comment from Blackhole Nerd about ideas for an exclusive item in the Deep Dark, and one from KitKittyCat2 about a good use for the Fletching Table. Also, shortzelda22 gives her thoughts on Minecraft 1.18 and 1.19 and tells us all about Hourglass SMP, where they are transforming five Mushroom Islands into the Mana Cycle from Magic: The Gathering, including builds for Plains, Islands, Swamps, Mountains and Forests.More

Podcast Team

DuDs_vs

DuDs is the founder of the podcast, which came about during a live stream in early 2019. He has a background in architecture and likes to apply that to Minecraft by building in some interesting shapes and adding lots of detail, this can be seen in his Build series and Ripple Effect SMP videos on his YouTube channel. He always brings up interesting topics and outlooks on the game as well as ideas to improve the blocks, mobs, structures and biomes.

JimboSlice23

Jimbo joined the show at the start of 2020 after a successful guest appearance towards the end of 2019. Every week he brings a mix of humour, personality and ideas to the show along with his all-important note. Before joining The Ripple Effect for Season 2 he was a member of the Kamicraft server with DuDs and DiiKoj, where he also made content. This season he’s embarking on a mega-base, which you can follow on his YouTube channel.

CarlRyds

Carl has been playing Minecraft since 2015 and has been making content ever since, initially with a few short single-player series before joining Lake Laogai in 2017. More recently, he helped start The Ripple Effect SMP where he also makes content for his YouTube channel. When it comes to the podcast, he is responsible for editing, posting and marketing each episode, in addition to booking guests, running our Mending Minecraft vote and the Discord server.

DiiKoj

DiiKoj likes to combine two of his passions in life – Minecraft and Music. He has produced a range of amazing music for the podcast including the intro, outro, and interludes. He is a very talented musician both in and outside of the game and has over 16,000 views on his short note block cover of Lena Raine’s “Pigstep” music disc on his YouTube channel, where he also produces relaxed content from both his single player world and The Ripple Effect SMP for his over 8,000 subscribers.

Help support the show

The Withering Effect main show we all love will always be FREE. However, if you want to, you can select a membership level on Patreon to help support the show and get access to exclusive benefits including pre and post shows, listening to the show being recorded LIVE, and your name in our show notes. Check out our Patreon page for more information.

Recent Reviews

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Awesome

I have been listening for a while and love this podcast somehow every single episode is amazing and it helps me through my day you bring so much more information than any other podcasts or YouTube channel that I know of you guys are the best.

turtwig rocks | Apple Podcasts | 02/18/2021

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Best Minecraft podcast

I listen to spawn chunks and this. this one is good. I subscribed to you guys and everyone else on ripple you are awesome I’m going to summon the wither now. Ahhh

zllsmxbd | Apple Podcasts | 02/17/2021

Rating: 5 out of 5.

It’s nice to listen to

I really like to listen to this podcast. Sometimes when I’m bored, I just listen to this. I really like Block of the Week and the intro music. The intro music is short, not in your face, and recognizable. Keep up the good work!

EBprince | Apple Podcasts | 01/04/2021

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Mine carts need an update

This is an awesome podcast Wednesdays are now one of the best days of the week 😃 plus I like the intro music it is catchy

lego mincraft | Apple Podcasts | 05/31/2021

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Subscribe to this podcast!

If you like listening to podcasts and you love Minecraft, this is a show you should subscribe to. DuDs, Jimbo, Carl, and Diikoj have done a great job putting this together and really engage with the audience by answering questions and discussing the Block of the Week— voted for by listeners on their Discord!

RebelJC_92 | Apple Podcasts | 06/22/2020

Rating: 5 out of 5.

It’s nice to listen to

II really enjoy this Podcast great for the very beginners to the most advance. I listen while at work or driving around town. Great up to date Minecraft Info , and insight into the personalities of Minecraft Youtubers. I highly recommend this to anyone!!

Sandman500 | Apple Podcasts | 06/19/2019

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