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 worlds 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 105: Reviewing Minecraft Structures

In this episode, DuDs and Jimbo discuss the second experimental snapshot of Minecraft 1.18, Caves & Cliffs, which includes improved biome placement to make it smoother and less noisy, clouds have been raised from 128 to 192 and many more changes across the game. Plus, we have listener comments from High Hopes about bringing a custom character creator, similar to the one on Bedrock to Java. Also, they set out their arguments for the best looking, most useful, Interesting and best farmable structures in Minecraft, as well as the worst.More

Episode 104: Experimenting with Caves and Cliffs

In this episode, DuDs and Jimbo discuss the first experimental snapshot of Minecraft 1.18, Caves & Cliffs, which includes changes to the light level in which monsters can spawn, Integrates mountains, caves, and cave entrances, and adds natural variation in terrain shape and elevation, independently of biomes. Plus, we have listener comments from Beanman about favourite, least favourite, and most disappointing updates, KitKittyCat2 about favourite atmospheric addition to 1.17, and two questions from High Hopes about what types of Minecraft content our hosts like to watch. Also, in response to a tweet from kingbdogs, DuDs and Jimbo share ideas on how to transition away from the F3 screen for coordinates, biome boundaries and more.More

Episode 103: Cave Game 1.17.1 is here!

In this episode, DuDs and Jimbo discuss the final release of Minecraft 1.17.1 which includes raised drop rates for copper ingots from Drowned, a rare chance to get Screaming goats and Blue axolotls from breeding, and Powdered snow now fills cauldrons two times faster. Plus, we have listener comments from DirtyBlonde655 about which updates the game needs most, Mangoes about alternative names for Minecraft, and PrimeGamer3133 about which mobs add the most to the immersion. Also, which Minecraft 1.17 features DuDs and Jimbo have yet to use and why.More

Podcast Team


DuDs is the founder of the podcast, which came about during a livestream 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 an interesting up interesting topics and outlooks on the game as well as ideas to improve the blocks, mobs, structures and biomes.


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 and personality to the show along with his all-important note and ideas for the game. 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.


Carl has been playing Minecraft since 1.8 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 videos 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 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.

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.


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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