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 93: Switching from Java to Bedrock?

In this episode, DuDs and Jimbo discuss snapshot, 21w17a, for Minecraft 1.17, which makes the Large Ore Veins slightly rarer and slightly smaller (but they are still large!), Copper Ore now drop 2-3 raw copper when mined or more with Fortune and Small Dripleaves can now also be placed on Moss Blocks. Plus, we have an e-mail from Noi about taming a Ravager from Episode 5 and a Discord question from DirtyBlonde655 about what features could tempt DuDs and Jimbo away from Java and have them switch to Bedrock? Also, DuDs now has doors on his office and Jimbo has been getting into the 3rd life series on YouTube.More

Episode 92: Improving Vanilla with Datapacks

In this episode, DuDs and Jimbo discuss snapshot, 21w16a, for Minecraft 1.17, which tweaks the textures of raw ores and raw ore blocks, introduces dripstone growth and large, rare, snake-like underground ore veins. Plus, we have a question from our Discord members Genisis9032 about what new building DuDs and Jimbo would like added to villages and what kind of villager would work there. Also, the top ten datapacks they think should be part of vanilla Minecraft including shulker box tooltips, workstation highlights and mob/player head drops.More

Episode 91: The Butter Beans update?

In this episode, DuDs and Jimbo discuss the recent announcement from Mojang that the Caves and Cliffs update will be split into two. The first will be 1.17, which will be released in summer without the new world height or cave generation (although a datapack will be available); this update will include the Goat, Axolotl and Glow Squid along with the new blocks, items and ores. The second update, which will be known as 1.18, is planned for release around the holiday season and will include all the new generation of caves and cliffs. Unfortunately, archaeology will not be included in either of these updates and will be released at a later date. Plus, we have snapshot, 21w15a, for Minecraft 1.17, that allows the Goat to ram anything that moves, including armor stands, among many other changes. Also, we have listener comments from High Hopes, Beanman6649 and DirtyBlonde655 and a very topical Mending Minecraft.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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