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 98: Unused Nether Features

date, Part 1. Plus, a reminder that Minecraft Earth will come to an end on June 30th with player data (excluding Character Creator and Minecoin entitlements) will be deleted on July 1st. Also, DuDs and Jimbo answer listener comments from Awesam2399 asking if they would like to see Bedrock and Java become one version or not, Paint asking if they like one big update or a couple of smaller updates throughout the year and DirtyBlonde655 asking if Minecraft 1.9 was a good update.More

Episode 97: Missing Block Variants in Minecraft

In this episode, DuDs and Jimbo discuss Pre-release 1, for Minecraft 1.17, which brings back Candles that now have a different texture when lit and adds eleven new advancements. Plus, this snapshot also adds an outer glow to signs when using Glow Ink making them more readable. Also, DuDs and Jimbo discuss a tweet from kingbdogz about missing variants of existing blocks in the game, and we have listener comments from Link and RebelJC.More

Episode 96: Minecraft 1.17, The Tier List

In this episode, DuDs and Jimbo discuss snapshot, 21w20a, for Minecraft 1.17, which actually makes Geodes rarer this time, tilling Rooted Dirt with a Hoe will now convert it into Dirt; popping out a Hanging Roots item, Axolotls will now only play dead when in water and Llamas no longer spit at players in peaceful mode. Plus, this snapshot also adds a new NBT tag for entities “HasVisualFire”, which will cause the entity to visually appear on fire, even if they are not actually on fire. Also, DuDs and Jimbo set out their Tier List for the new blocks, mobs and features of 1.17, and we have three questions from ESpeedyD in listener comments.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 USA | 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 USA | 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 USA | 01/04/2021

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