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 163: The Piglins aren’t the bad guys

In this episode, DuDs and Jimbo discuss the new features and changes in Snapshots 22w44a, 22w45a, and 22w46a, for Minecraft 1.19.3/1.20, a few of the improvements are that Monster Spawners no longer default as a Pig, there’s a new Operator Tab in the creative inventory, and mob sounds will play when you put a Mob Head (including the new Piglin Head) on a Noteblock. Plus, We have three listener comments; the first is from LiinkRock letting us know that you might need to keep the XBOX App instead on your PC to use the new Minecraft Launcher. The second is from JesseW about adding new weather to the game, like maybe Sandstorms in the Desert and Dry Haze in Badlands. The final comment is from Watermeloons letting us know they found the Chiseled Bookshelf texture in Minecraft Dungeons on the Obsidian Pinnacle level. Also, DuDs and Jimbo look at ways to fix the winner of our Mending Minecraft vote for Mob of the Week between the Tropical Fish, Armorer, and Wither.More

Episode 162: The Self-Expression Update?

In this episode, DuDs and Jimbo discuss the new features and changes in Snapshot 22w43a, for Minecraft 1.19.3/1.20, these include tweaked Camel walk cycle animation and a colour change for its Spawn Egg. Fence Gates no longer provide centre support beneath them. The Chat Reporting screen now shows when the player being reported rejoined chat, and you can now save draft Player Reports. Plus, a range of changes to the Creative Inventory. We don’t have any listener comments this week, but you can send them in for future episodes via our Discord, Spotify Q&A, Anchor Voice Message, YouTube Comments, Twitter, or E-Mail. Also, DuDs and Jimbo discuss their current thoughts on where the update is now and what could be coming in the future.More

Episode 161: Minecraft 1.19.3, a Minor Version with Major Features

In this episode, DuDs and Jimbo discuss the new features in Snapshot 22w42a/Preview, for Minecraft 1.19.3, these include experimental features for Minecraft 1.20 which are available through built-in experimental data packs (which Jimbo was seemingly unaware of). These include Bundles (Java only), Hanging Signs, Chiseled Bookshelves, Bamboo Wood, and Camels. In addition, this snapshot reworks the Creative Inventory tabs and adds a new “Panorama Scroll Speed” accessibility option. Plus, We have three listener comments; the first is from Jronman asking which update we would like to see after an Inventory update, assuming 1.20 is the Inventory update (which we now know it’s not). The second is from JesseW asking about adding more ancient mobs in the future now we are getting the Sniffer, perhaps a more hostile one similar to a raptor or T-Rex? The final question is from BooN asking what we think of the new Bamboo wood type and if other blocks should get a patterned version. Also, they look at ways to fix the winner of our Mending Minecraft vote for Structure of the Week.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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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.

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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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