The Withering Effect is a podcast all about Minecraft. Each week join content creators DuDs and Jimbo 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 148: Our Minecraft 1.19 experience so far

In this episode, DuDs and Jimbo discuss Snapshot 22W24A for Minecraft 1.19.1, which adds the ability to duplicate Allays and adds the ability to report a player for sending abusive messages in the game chat. Plus, We have a listener comment from SLS about Minecraft 1.20 potentially being a Structure update, Soulfire about DuDs and Jimbos opinions on farm animals in the game, and JesseW about if the Ancient City could later become involved with the Archeology update. Also, in the main topic, DuDs and Jimbo discuss their secret from last week and let us know how The Wild Update has been treating them.More

Episode 147: Secrets and Legends with Carl and DiiKoj

In this episode, DuDs and Jimbo are joined by CarlRyds and DiiKoj to discuss the release of Minecraft 1.19, The Wild Update, which now supports ARM 64-bit CPUs including Apple’s M1 chips. Optifine for 1.19 is currently at 50% as of 6/12 and Mojang have announced a brand new game, Minecraft Legends. Plus, We have a listener comment from Dive Clops and Kitzen about the potential for more new biomes in the Nether. Also, in the main topic, Carl and DiiKoj give us their thoughts on Minecraft 1.19 now its been fully released, and on the 19th of June it’s our third birthday and we have a range of changes and improvements coming including an AMA/Q&A you can get involved in, check out the Discord for information.More

Episode 146: Way too early predictions for 1.20

In this episode, DuDs and Jimbo discuss Release Candidate 2 for Minecraft 1.19, The Wild Update, which fixes a crash bug in Release Candidate 1, by the time you hear this episode the full version of Minecraft 1.19 should have been released. Plus, We have a listener comment from BU88AMINOR about the potential for a Forest and Fossils update, and a listener comment from Term about using Litematica to help with huge or repetitive builds. Also, in the main topic, DuDs and Jimbo discuss their way too early predictions for what kind of update Minecraft 1.20 could be, and we have the results of last week’s Spotify poll at the end of the show.More

Podcast Team


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. Recently he has also joined the Channel 64 Minecraft server. During the show, he always brings up interesting topics and outlooks on the game as well as ideas to improve the blocks, mobs, structures, items, 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, 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. Recently he has also joined the Channel 64 Minecraft server.


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 and streams on Twitch. 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, the Discord server, and our Patreon.


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.

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Check out our ‘Support’ page for more information.

Apple Podcast 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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