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 116: Minecraft Live 2021 Final Predictions

In this episode, DuDs and Jimbo discuss snapshot 21w40a for Minecraft 1.18, Caves & Cliffs, which includes a range of world generation tweaks and more changes to mob spawning. Plus, we ran a poll on Spotify to find out what our listeners think Minecraft 1.19 will be and the response didn’t surprise us, but we have to disagree. We also asked ‘What’s your favourite thing about Minecraft Dungeons?’ and got some good responses from The Labseor and Blackhole Nerd. Also, DuDs and Jimbo discuss their ‘gimme’ prediction for Minecraft Live, predictions for what the theme could be for Minecraft 1.19, and a ‘where did that come from?’ wildcard prediction.More

Episode 115: Minecraft Dungeons with Laura

In this episode, DuDs and Jimbo are joined by Senior Game Designer on Minecraft Dungeons, Laura De Llorens from Mojang, to answer your questions about the game, what SPOOKEYFEST is all about, and how she got involved in ClimateReplay. Plus, we have a listener comment from llynxfyre about which features other than mobs from Minecraft Dungeons do we think would be a good fit for the vanilla game. Also, they discuss snapshot 21w39a for Minecraft 1.18, Caves & Cliffs, which includes a redesign to how effects look in the inventory screen, to allow them to show even with the recipe book open, zombies will no longer spawn in dripstone caves instead drowned will spawn if there’s an aquifer.More

Episode 114: Logical Changes to Minecraft

In this episode, DuDs and Jimbo discuss snapshot 21w38a for Minecraft 1.18, Caves & Cliffs, which includes more ore distribution changes such as Copper ore generating up to Y95 (as originally designed) and Lapis now generates in blobs, like other ores (instead of being spread out). Mojang has also added new simulation distance settings to go along with render distance, and the game now handles collisions differently when the player is sprinting. Plus, we have a listener comment from ol about how mining will work in 1.18, they ask what would be the best way to find diamonds, would it be just by exploring or would you set up different strip mines at different elevations. Also, DuDs and Jimbo discuss a video from a past guest, LogicalGeekBoy, as he responds to Dinnerbone with his 20 small ideas to Improve Minecraft.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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