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 113: Ender Pearl Cannons

In this episode, DuDs and Jimbo discuss snapshot 21w37a for Minecraft 1.18, Caves & Cliffs, which includes a parity change for the Enchanting table, it will now produce a light level of seven on both Java and Bedrock. Other changes include typing while in a bed will no longer close the chat when you wake up, the Dripstone Caves underground biome will contain extra copper, and you can now toggle sneak and sprint. Plus, we have three listener comments, one from Viperoustuna about the possibility of 1.19 being an inventory update, and two from llynxfire. The first is about which features, other than mobs, from Minecraft Dungeons do DuDs and Jimbo think would be a good fit for the vanilla game, and the second is about raytracing feeling very gimmicky. Also, DuDs and Jimbo discuss how to improve transport, other than the Elytra, in Minecraft. They take a look at the Minecart, Boat, and Ender Pearl.More

Episode 112: Minecraft 1.19, Ruins and Remnants?

In this episode, DuDs and Jimbo discuss the seventh experimental snapshot of Minecraft 1.18, Caves & Cliffs, which includes several changes to the Elytra, making the rocket boosts a bit weaker to try and reduce the amount you fly into unloaded chunks and it will no longer take durability damage when gliding, only when using rockets. Plus, we have three listener comments, one from IAmKaraDanvers about the possibility of a structure update for 1.19, one from IronHart about going back and re-fixing a block, mob or biome, and one from CalamariKing about large content creators influencing the mob vote at Minecraft Live. Also, DuDs and Jimbo discuss which Minecraft items they have stopped using over time.More

Episode 111: Bringing Earth Mobs to Minecraft

In this episode, DuDs and Jimbo discuss the sixth experimental snapshot of Minecraft 1.18, Caves & Cliffs, which includes a number of changes including bringing back the underwater ravines, tweaking the placement of the new mountain biomes so they match the mountain terrain and temperature better. Horses, mules, and donkeys now follow players holding golden carrots, golden apples, and enchanted golden apples. Plus, we have a listener comment from Enderguy about how deer and butterflies could be included in this years Minecraft Live mob vote and help bring some more interesting environment to the game. Also, following on from that listener comment, DuDs and Jimbo discuss which three Minecraft Earth mobs they would like to see come to the main game, they look at passive, neutral and hostile mobs.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. He always brings 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, 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.


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 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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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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