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 143: Was Update Aquatic peak Minecraft?

In this episode, DuDs and Jimbo discuss Minecraft Java Snapshot 22W18A for Minecraft 1.19, The Wild Update, which makes changes to the Allay, which now follows their liked player even if they can’t see them and will only lose track of them if the player is more than 64 blocks away. The texture of the sonic boom particle has been updated, and Sculk Sensors, Sculk Shriekers and Wardens now listen to the closest vibration instead of the first vibration in a game tick. Plus, We have three listener comments from ShortZelda22, Kitzen and Raker. Also, in the main topic, DuDs and Jimbo discuss a question from HelenAngel, asking if Mojang gave up on the core gameplay design loop after the Village & Pillage update and where they rank the Update Aquatic against the newer Minecraft updates.More

Episode 142: Inspecting Mojang’s to-do list

In this episode, DuDs and Jimbo discuss Minecraft Java Snapshot 22W17A for Minecraft 1.19, The Wild Update, which adds the Goat Horn to the Java Edition of the game, this is an item that drops when a Goat rams a tree or any other naturally occurring hard block. There are eight Goat Horn variants, four of them are exclusive to the screaming Goats and can sometimes be found in Pillager Outposts. Plus, they reflect on how the suggestions in the podcast have become less out-there and more “Minecrafty” over time. Also, DuDs and Jimbo take a look back at all the features and updates we have been looking forward to that haven’t been added yet, including Birch Forest, Fireflies, Archaeology, Combat update and Bundles.More

Episode 141: Layered Storylines with Jes7ix and Peeporp

In this episode, DuDs and Jimbo are joined by Jes7ix and Peeporp from Channel 64 SMP to discuss Minecraft Java Snapshot 22W16A for Minecraft 1.19, The Wild Update, which introduces new tracks to the game from The Wild Update Soundtrack, we also have new Music Disc 5 which is a made from Disc 5 Fragments, new paintings have been added from Bedrock to Java (Earth, Wind, Fire and Water), and changes to the Allay and Frogs. Also, we have a listener comment from Jronman about multiple end-game sets of Armor with differing features. Plus, the group discuss how Channel 64 SMP layers a server-wide storyline with personal builds and storylines; and how that all comes together.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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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.

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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