The Spawn Chunks - A Minecraft Podcast

By Joel Duggan & Pixlriffs: Podcasters, YouTube content creators, Minecraft players, all around swell chaps.

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Fantastic Minecraft Podcast
 Aug 8, 2019
I listen to Johnny and Joel each week and each week I learn something new. The guys introduce humor into each episode and as well as great information. Give a listen if you enjoy Minecraft.

 May 27, 2019
A fantastic, interesting podcast on minecraft, and I often find myself learning something new! Hosted by the charismatic PixlRiffs and Joel Duggan, this weekly podcast always brings me up to date on all the MC news, and makes me think too.

 Dec 8, 2018


The Spawn Chunks is a podcast all about Minecraft. We dig into Minecraft related news and development snapshots, explore game content and the Minecraft community, and craft our personal thoughts and experiences about the game we love.

Episode Date
The Spawn Chunks 061: Stuck On Honey Blocks
Jonny and Joel get stuck on honey blocks in the latest snapshot, and so should you! Bees in Bedrock Beta, and pondering the piglin past, all in the latest episode.
Oct 14, 2019
The Spawn Chunks 060: Perfecting Fun with impulseSV
Joel and Jonny welcome impulseSV to podcast to talk about the work/life balance of a Minecraft content creator, snapshots, streaming, and what he’s looking forward to in the future of Minecraft.
Oct 07, 2019
The Spawn Chunks 059: Minecon Live Recap
Jonny and Joel are joined by fWhip as they recap all of the news coming out of Minecon Live this past weekend and discuss the potential of The Nether Update.
Oct 01, 2019
The Spawn Chunks 058: The Ascent of Team Mountain
Joel and Jonny discuss character creation in Bedrock Beta and breakdown the biome update vote set to happen during Minecon Live, September 28. Plus, first impressions on the badlands biome details in the bonus Render Distance.
Sep 23, 2019
The Spawn Chunks 057: Building Entertainment
Community panels have been announced for Minecon Live later this month. Jonny and Joel discuss Minecraft communities, mini games and pushing Minecraft to the creative limit. Plus, who doesn’t like a good boat burning?
Sep 16, 2019
The Spawn Chunks 056: Technically Not Technical
Joel and Jonny take a look at the not-new, new features in the latest Java Edition snapshot, discuss achievements in Bedrock Edition, music to accompany accomplishment, and their redstone comfort zone.
Sep 09, 2019
The Spawn Chunks 055: Sounds Like Bugs
Jonny and Joel discuss the focus on bugs in the new Minecraft snapshot update and run with a listener Chunk Mail suggested topic about the direction of Minecraft sound.
Sep 02, 2019
The Spawn Chunks 054: To Bee Or Not To Bee
Joel and Jonny are buzzing about the new bees in the latest Minecraft snapshot, a swarm of news happening around Minecraft: Dungeons at Gamescom, and speculation on how Mojang will pollinate the next update.
Aug 26, 2019
The Spawn Chunks 053: How Are The Graphics?
Jonny and Joel push up their nerd glasses and talk ray tracing in Minecraft Bedrock Edition, the latest custom combat update from Jeb, and plenty of listener Chunk Mail.
Aug 19, 2019
The Spawn Chunks 052: Have Our Cake And Eat It Too
The Spawn Chunks celebrates one year orbiting the square Minecraft sun with a listener Chunk Mail deep dive, Joel shares a hiking fuelled desire for more nature blocks, and Pixlriffs brings cake that is not a lie.
Aug 12, 2019
The Spawn Chunks 051: Don’t Call It A Comeback
Jonny and Joel talk about big farming tools, submitting bugs to Mojang through JIRA, and discus the recent mainstream attention Minecraft is getting in the gaming community.
Aug 05, 2019
The Spawn Chunks 050: Don’t Mind The Grind
Joel and Jonny look forward to Minecon Live in September which is likely the next reveal for updates to Minecraft, Minecraft Earth and Minecraft Dungeons. Plus, Chunk Mail about gateway portals and a discussion about the (not always) dreaded Minecraft grind.
Jul 29, 2019
The Spawn Chunks 049: Early Minecraft Earth
Jonny and Joel unpack feature changes, bug fixes and performance improvements in the full release of Minecraft 1.14.4, and follow along with some prominent YouTube creators who were given early beta access to Minecraft Earth.
Jul 22, 2019
The Spawn Chunks 048: Plug ‘n Play with TheHotDish
Joel and Jonny welcome TheHotDish to the podcast for a round table discussion on managing multiplayer servers and keeping Minecraft fresh, and up to date. The latest look at Minecraft Earth and latest snapshot are also on the table.
Jul 15, 2019
The Spawn Chunks 047: The Blocks of Summer
Jonny and Joel break down the latest snapshots for Minecraft 1.14.4 and discuss the slower pace blanketing the Minecraft community in summer, despite a large uptick in Minecraft popularity online.
Jul 08, 2019
Building Better Combat
Joel and Jonny give their feedback on the latest Minecraft update, 1.14.3 and take a swing at the special combat mechanics test released on Reddit. Can Minecraft be built better?
Jul 01, 2019
The Spawn Chunks 045: Avoiding The Void
While Jonny and Joel patiently wait for the 1.14.3 update - Spoiler! It drops during the show. - they have been spending a lot of time in The End and share some thoughts after their prolonged exposure to the void. Plus, listener Chunk Mail.
Jun 24, 2019
The Spawn Chunks 044: Minecraft Dungeons Breakdown
Joel and Jonny break down the latest Minecraft news out of E3 2019, including some hands on reports from Minecraft Earth and a deeper look at Minecraft Dungeons.
Jun 17, 2019
The Spawn Chunks 043: Wizardry and Wonder with Adam Clarke
Jonny and Joel welcome special guest Adam Clarke to the show to talk about his creative and educational projects in the Minecraft space. Minecraft Earth debuted gameplay at WWDC and Minecraft Dungeons has a release date.
Jun 10, 2019
The Spawn Chunks 042: Life, The Universe, and Pillaging
Joel and Jonny discuss Pillager problems, the new Minecraft graphic novel, and their in game experiences in the latest 1.14.2 release so far. Bonus! A quick look at 1.14.3 Pre-release 1 in the post show, Render Distance.
Jun 03, 2019
The Spawn Chunks 041: Show Me The Muddy Pig
Jonny and Joel break down the latest news out of the Minecraft Creator Summit, discuss missed block opportunities in the latest release and speculate automation in the round table.
May 27, 2019
The Spawn Chunks 040: Minecraft Turns Ten
Minecraft celebrates 10 years! Joel and Jonny discuss the Minecraft Earth augmented reality app, the many shortcomings of the 1.14 Village and Pillage update rollout, and we have a date for MINECON Live, coming this September.
May 20, 2019
The Spawn Chunks 039: Turning The Tables
Jonny and Joel take a look at the improvements made in the fresh Minecraft 1.14.1 update, answer listener chunk mail about profession blocks and ponder the power in new villager trading.
May 13, 2019
The Spawn Chunks 038: Wandering Chunk Mail
A light news week has Joel and Jonny reaching into the Chunk Mail bag to respond to listener questions and discussion topics. Plus, speculation on some cryptic social media posts from Mojang.
May 06, 2019
The Spawn Chunks 037: Village And Pillage With Python
Jonny and Joel are joined by Python to discuss the release of Minecraft 1.14 that Mojang squeezed out, perhaps a bit prematurely, on April 23rd. In our monthly roundtable we talk about new villager trading, Minecraft update constipation, and managing playtime on multiple servers.
Apr 29, 2019
The Spawn Chunks 036: The Wrap Up Aquatic
With the Village and Pillage update upon us, Joel and Jonny take one last look ahead, gaging expectations, as well as a look back at the Update Aquatic and features that became game favourites and some that sank to the bottom.
Apr 22, 2019
The Spawn Chunks 035: Backing Up Into Pre-release
Jonny and Joel talk about some of the pre-release details for Minecraft 1.14, how they are preparing in game for the Village and Pillage update, and answer Chunk Mail listener email about multiplayer servers.
Apr 15, 2019
The Spawn Chunks 034: Achieving Advancements
Joel and Jonny discuss some of the many bugs addressed in the latest Minecraft snapshot, listener email response to “cheats” and some advancements that could be made to achievements to make them more rewarding.
Apr 08, 2019
The Spawn Chunks 033: Food For Thought
Hunger bar warning. This episode will drive you to snack. Jonny and Joel discuss Minecraft food, or the lack there of, and how they think it could be made more appetizing to players. Plus, lots of news in the latest snapshot updates and finding the right version of Minecraft for you.
Apr 01, 2019
The Spawn Chunks 032: An Artisan Sausage
Joel and Jonny are joined by MythicalSausage for a round table discussion about the future of Minecraft weapons and combat, if switching between game modes is considered cheating, and at what point to data packs push Minecraft beyond the walls of vanilla.
Mar 25, 2019
The Spawn Chunks 031: Fair Trade
Jonny and Joel spend this episode discussing the changes to villages, villagers and villager trading and the trickle down to iron farms announced in the latest Minecraft snapshot for the Village and Pillage update.
Mar 18, 2019
The Spawn Chunks 030: Getting Creative with Grian
Joel and Jonny are joined by Grian for an in depth chat about creativity in Minecraft, the transition from creative to survival game play, Hermitcraft Season 6 shenanigans and listener questions.
Mar 11, 2019
The Spawn Chunks 029: A Bright Idea
Jonny and Joel chime in on new note block sounds in the latest snapshot, wander around aimlessly looking or useful mobs in listener chunk mail, and discuss some issues in Minecraft brought to light in a video by Cubfan135.
Mar 04, 2019
The Spawn Chunks 028: A Logical Approach
Joel and Jonny are joined by LogicalGeekBoy for the February round table to discuss how to keep technical Minecraft players interested in the game, the evangelical challenge of efficiency, and what we think Mojang could do to increase the excitement of exploring the Minecraft world.
Feb 25, 2019
The Spawn Chunks 027: What Did You Say, Michael J?
Jonny and Joel leap into details about the new foxes in the latest Minecraft snapshot, talk about one player's crafted nation, and reply to a chunk mail question on the direction of Minecraft leaning towards fantasy, or the realm of the future.
Feb 18, 2019
The Spawn Chunks 026: Nitwit Dynamics
Joel and Pixlriffs take a look at the upcoming dynamic professions that will be assigned to villagers in your Minecraft world, get particular about particles and spitball ideas for improving mine carts.
Feb 11, 2019
The Spawn Chunks 025: The Trouble With Traders
Pixlriffs and Joel talk about the changes coming to Minecraft trading and in the latest Java snapshot. Additional changes to villager behaviour have been spotted in the latest beta release of the Bedrock version of the game, and the wandering trader sparks a conversation about renewable resources in Minecraft.
Feb 04, 2019
The Spawn Chunks 024: 100,000 Blocks on the fWhip Side
Joel and Pixlriffs welcome special guest fWhip on the first round table episode. We touch briefly on the stone cutter functionality coming in 1.14, then move on to discuss making your Minecraft builds feel alive, Minecraft features that don't make sense, and how to overcome the overwhelm of a huge project.
Jan 28, 2019
The Spawn Chunks 023: One Player’s Trash
Jonny and Joel talk trash, well, talk composting in Minecraft with the new composter block in the latest snapshot, and listener questions about the lectern. Looking ahead to the round table episode next week with special guest fWhip, and thoughts on woodland mansions.
Jan 21, 2019
The Spawn Chunks 022: A-Camping We Will Go
Joel and Pixlriffs discuss the first 1.14 snapshot of 2019 that includes a look at the new campfire block, as well as added functionality for the cartography table and the lectern.
Jan 14, 2019
The Spawn Chunks 021: Hytale-ing It Into 2019
Pixlriffs and Joel share what they are looking forward to doing in 2019 as Minecraft players and Minecraft fans in general. Plus a look ahead to Hytale from Hypixel Studios, Minecraft Dungeons and of course, Minecraft 1.14.
Jan 07, 2019
The Spawn Chunks 020: A Barrel of Chunk Mail
To wrap up 2018, Joel and Pixlriffs dig into listener submitted Chunk Mail questions over the past few weeks and weave them into a chat about everything from the latest snapshot, new blocks and Minecraft's development future.
Dec 17, 2018
The Spawn Chunks 019: Fixxitting on The Realm of Vasten
Joel and Pixlriffs are joined by special guest Fixxitt who is here to talk about The Realm of Vasten, a long standing survival multiplayer world where players share resources and collaborate to build huge fantasy projects in a world rich in history and lore.
Dec 10, 2018
The Spawn Chunks 018: We Dragon At The End
The hour grows late and Joel and Pixlriffs are found discussing big plans in Minecraft, Snapshot 18w48b showcases the grind... stone, and The Minecraft Survival Guide showcases the Ender Dragon fight. Plus, a special guest announcement for next week!
Dec 03, 2018
The Spawn Chunks 017: Aesthetic Automation
Pixlriffs and Joel ponder the new Pillager Outpost, speculate on spawn mechanics and evaluate texture evolution in Snapshot 18w47b, then articulate their opinion on Minecraft automation.
Nov 26, 2018
The Spawn Chunks 016: Vanilla Twist
We illuminate our listeners with the first look at the lantern in Snapshot 18w46a, chunk mail about what coloured lighting might look like in Minecraft and a discussion on vanilla vs. modded as the lines are becoming blurry.
Nov 19, 2018
The Spawn Chunks 015: Hold My Torch
Pixlriffs and Joel speculate on illager patrol mechanics, give first impressions of the new scaffolding block, and shed light on a few other things including the newly teased lantern block.
Nov 12, 2018
The Spawn Chunks 014: Don’t Judge A Block By Its Cover
Pixlriffs boots up his brand new PC to join Joel in talking about the new Minecraft snapshot, ten new blocks coming to the game, and Mojang has released version 3.1 of the new default Minecraft textures.
Nov 05, 2018
The Spawn Chunks 013: A Snapshot Looms
Pixlriffs and Joel take a look at some of the new features coming to Minecraft 1.14 in the latest snapshot like running from illager beasts, questionable walls and some fishy sand.
Oct 29, 2018
The Spawn Chunks 012: Preaching Phantoms
Minecraft update 1.13.2 has arrived, squashing bugs and optimizing performance. Dinnerbone teases a potential new feature coming in the Village and Pillage update, the lectern, and Joel and Pixlriffs discuss the membrane of our existence, the Phantom.
Oct 22, 2018
The Spawn Chunks 011: Stairway To Nether
Pixlriffs clears up a few things about what and when MINECON Earth changes are coming to the Java edition of Minecraft. We talk new stairs, slabs and walls that are coming to the game and listener email transports Joel and Pixlriffs into a nether discussion.
Oct 15, 2018
The Spawn Chunks 010: Welsknight’s Kingdom
Joel and Pixlriffs welcome special guest Welsknight to the podcast for a chat about his creative process in Minecraft. From building his Kingdoms to becoming part of Hermitcraft, to modded Minecraft and moderate sleep deprivation. Pull on your building boot and enjoy.
Oct 08, 2018
The Spawn Chunks 009: MINECON Earth Panda-monium
Pixlriffs and Joel unpack MINECON Earth, which was live streamed over the weekend. Mojang announced a completely new game called Minecraft Dungeons, new Minecraft features like pandas and pillager beasts, and the taiga biome won the player vote by a landslide.
Oct 01, 2018
The Spawn Chunks 008: Flying The Savanna Flag
MINECON Earth is coming and Mojang wants you to vote on what biome gets updated first. Pixlriffs and Joel discuss their ideas for improving desert, taiga, and savanna biomes, chunk mail on Minecraft structures and our plans to cover MINECON live.
Sep 24, 2018
The Spawn Chunks 007: Structures And Speculation
Joel addresses an important artistic point brought up in Chunk Mail and Pixlriffs leads a discussion on Minecraft generated structures. From villages to woodland mansions, jungle temples and shipwrecks, we discuss current structures and speculate on new ones.
Sep 17, 2018
The Spawn Chunks 006: The OK Coral
More MINECON news! Panels are back with a wide spread of topics and guests. Legacy Console Edition edition gets the Update Aquatic and Bedrock Edition gets dedicated servers. Listener email tackling textured chests and Joel and Pixelriffs put on their snorkels and talk coral.
Sep 11, 2018
The Spawn Chunks 005: Storage Wars
September is MINECON month! Find a watch party near you or watch from home. Jappa - as if on queue - has some new block textures to share and Pixlriffs and Joel lead you down the long chest filled corridor of Minecraft storage.
Sep 03, 2018
The Spawn Chunks 004: Ink Sacs And Resource Packs
Joel and Pixlriffs discuss resource packs. What are they? Do we use them? What do we like? Also, Minecraft 1.13.1 has been released and it has fixed some issues, for some people, some of the time.
Aug 27, 2018
The Spawn Chunks 003: Murlocs of Minecraft
Minecraft 1.13.1 prerelease 1 is out with more updates set to flow in later, Pixlriffs is at odds with The End in the Update Aquatic and Joel leads a deep dive discussion on the drowned mob.
Aug 20, 2018
The Spawn Chunks 002: A Minecraft Prologue
Joel and Pixlriffs take a brief look ahead to key changes coming in Minecraft 1.13.1, and how to use Minecraft to solve a Sudoku puzzle, then turn the clock back to discuss how they first got started in Minecraft.
Aug 13, 2018
The Spawn Chunks 001: We Love Bubbles
Welcome to The Spawn Chunks! Pixlriffs and Joel discuss Minecraft news, upcoming patch changes, and their first impressions of Minecraft 1.13 the Update Aquatic.
Aug 10, 2018