The Spawn Chunks - A Minecraft Podcast

By Joel Duggan & Pixlriffs

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 Jan 13, 2021
I love this podcast it covers everything in Minecraft even the spin-offs like minecraft dungeons!

 Sep 29, 2020
I voted for the Moobloom :(

 Apr 28, 2020
love this podcast!!!

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.


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 124: Laying Out Listener Ideas
Joel and Jonny touch on the release of Minecraft 1.16.5 fixing specific server crashes before digging into listener email about horizontal blocks, switching mobs, and axolotl appetites.
Jan 18, 2021
The Spawn Chunks 123: Farewell To Minecraft Earth
Jonny and Joel say goodbye to Minecraft Earth and discuss Minecraft Dungeons speed runs before an email lead conversation about Minecraft music, and the trickle out Caves & Cliffs update release schedule.
Jan 11, 2021
The Spawn Chunks 122: Crafting The Year Ahead
Joel and Jonny take a brief look back at the 2020 Minecraft properties Mojang Studios has released, lay out their plans for new Minecraft projects, and discuss what they’re excited about doing in Minecraft in 2021.
Jan 04, 2021
The Spawn Chunks 121: Holiday Chunk Mail Bag
Jonny and Joel touch lightly on the Minecraft Dungeons “Chills & Thrills” seasonal event before diving into a stocking full of Chunk Mail from listeners about everything from Bedrock and The Deep Dark, to copper hoppers and LEGO.
Dec 28, 2020
The Spawn Chunks 120: Axolotls And A Lot Of RTX
Joel and Jonny are followed around by new aquatic companions the axolotls in the final Minecraft Caves and Cliffs snapshot of 2020 as they discuss the new mob, changes to sculk sensors, frequencies and Minecraft RTX for Windows 10.
Dec 21, 2020
The Spawn Chunks 119: Quiet Speculation
Jonny and Joel touch on a few light news bullets like the release of Minecraft RTX on Windows 10, before discussing the potential mechanics of The Warden, and speculating on what the future may hold for the Caves & Cliffs Update.
Dec 14, 2020
The Spawn Chunks 118: Skulk Sensory Overload With LogicalGeekBoy
Joel and Jonny sound off with guest LogicalGeekBoy on the new Caves & Cliffs snapshot with the first look at skulk sensors, additional dripstone formations, and custom world build height value adjustments that may open up your Minecraft world to new horizons.
Dec 08, 2020
The Spawn Chunks 117: The Dripstone Dilemma
Jonny and Joel get under the new dripstone blocks in the latest snapshot, dump out the changes to bundles, and wax poetic about copper oxidation, tough tuff textures, and the potential future of abandoned mineshaft in the Caves & Cliffs Update.
Nov 30, 2020
The Spawn Chunks 116: Realms, Rabbits, And Responsibility
Joel and Jonny take a look at new Minecraft moderation programs, Realms coming to PS4, and some Caves and Cliffs screen shot updates tweeted by developers.
Nov 23, 2020
The Spawn Chunks 115: A Bundle Of Ideas
Jonny and Joel unpack the latest Caves and Cliffs snapshot, powder snow, and new textures, then tie off a full stack of ideas on bundles and accessibility.
Nov 16, 2020
The Spawn Chunks 114: A Semi-Weathered Snapshot
Joel and Jonny light a candle under a full episode conversation about the latest Minecraft Snapshot, our first look at some of the features coming in the Caves & Cliffs Update.
Nov 09, 2020
The Spawn Chunks 113: Mountain Goats And Minecraft Ghosts
Jonny and Joel dive head first into goats, and see what all the fluff is about with powder snow in the new Bedrock Beta, before discussing the Ask Mojang Q&A all about Caves & Cliffs, and how quickly Jonny died in Minecraft Dungeons Apocalypse+.
Nov 02, 2020
The Spawn Chunks 112: Migrating Minecraft Geodes
Joel and Jonny talk about migrating Java Edition players to Microsoft accounts, the polarizing potential of geodes in the Caves & Cliffs update, and answer a ream of listener email.
Oct 26, 2020
The Spawn Chunks 111: Warden Deep, Mountain High
Jonny and Joel discuss Java Edition Pre-release 1.16.4, the upcoming Spooky Fall Event in Minecraft Dungeons, listener feedback on the glow squid, and what potential world height changes could mean for Minecraft.
Oct 19, 2020
The Spawn Chunks 110: A Glow Squid Glow-up
Joel and Jonny breakdown the Minecraft Dungeons news coming out of Minecraft Live as well as additional comments form Mojang on the Caves and Cliffs update before discussing the glow squid.
Oct 12, 2020
The Spawn Chunks 109: Caves & Cliffs & Minecraft Live
Joel and Jonny give their first impressions of the Caves & Cliffs update revealed by Mojang this past weekend during Minecraft Live. Plus, new Minecraft Dungeons DLC, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and more!
Oct 05, 2020
The Spawn Chunks 108: Iceology For Beginners
Joel and Jonny talk about the upcoming October 3, Minecraft Live event, the mob vote, and what we know so far about the “new mobs”. Plus, listener email about leaf layers.
Sep 28, 2020
The Spawn Chunks 107: Blasting Email With fWhip
fWhip joins Joel in discussing Minecraft Dungeons on mobile, and answering listener email about Minecraft seasonal rotation, ghast blasts, and more on the September Chunk Mail Dispenser.
Sep 22, 2020
The Spawn Chunks 106: Achieving Winter In Minecraft Dungeons
In a light news week, Joel brings everyone up to speed on his All Of Fabric 3 modded Minecraft experience and Jonny has bare fist impressions on the Minecraft Dungeons Creeping Winter DLC.
Sep 14, 2020
The Spawn Chunks 105: The Fabric Of Modded Minecraft
Jonny and Joel look ahead to what may be coming to Minecraft at Minecraft Live, an online event on October 3 before answering listener email and unfolding Joel’s first experience in modded Minecraft.
Sep 07, 2020
The Spawn Chunks 104: Expanding Minecraft Dungeons
With the Creeping Winter Minecraft Dungeons DLC around the corner, Joel and Jonny talk about the latest Developer Diaries info, and speculate on where Dungeons could be headed next.
Aug 31, 2020
The Spawn Chunks 103: Move The Player Not The World
Jonny and Joel discuss speed runs, dinosaurs and the new Minecraft combat snapshot before chiming in on new world envy and interesting mob fights.
Aug 24, 2020
The Spawn Chunks 102: Gift Wrapped Golden Axes
Joel and Jonny run down the new features of the release of Minecraft 1.16.2 before discussing Minecraft Dungeons DLC news and lots of listener email.
Aug 17, 2020
The Spawn Chunks 101: Every Part Of The Mooshroom
Jonny and Joel touch on the latest pre-release and release candidates for the pending 1.16.2 update before some philosophical listener email and discussing Minecraft features they consistently overlook.
Aug 10, 2020
The Spawn Chunks 100: Many Respawns Later
To celebrate the milestone, Joel and Jonny share the Render Distance with everyone! Pre-show D&D adventures and podcast recommendations, the latest Minecraft snapshot, listener email and a discussion on how they make The Spawn Chunks each week. Plus, a post show Satisfactory wish list for Minecraft.
Aug 03, 2020
The Spawn Chunks 099: Sodium Solutions
Jonny and Joel quickly cover the latest snapshot before talking Fabric performance mods for Minecraft and how to potentially make Minecraft loot chests into closets of fun.
Jul 27, 2020
The Spawn Chunks 098: Bartering For Inventory Space
Joel and Jonny quickly review the latest Minecraft snapshot before diving into the mail bag inventory and answering listener questions in the July Chunk Mail Dispenser episode.
Jul 20, 2020
The Spawn Chunks 097: Nether Survival Is The New Hotness
Jonny and Joel review custom biomes and bartering tweaks coming in a new snapshot before discussing how they feel about The Nether Update after a couple weeks of play time.
Jul 13, 2020
The Spawn Chunks 096: Xisuma Tweaks The Nether
This week, Joel and Jonny welcome Xisuma to the podcast to talk about how the Hermitcraft server has been adapting to The Nether Update and piglin bartering, as well as the admin side of one of the most popular Minecraft creator servers on YouTube.
Jul 06, 2020
The Spawn Chunks 095: Exploring The Nether Update
The Nether Update is here! Jonny and Joel talk about their first week spelunking through the massive changes to the Nether dimension in Minecraft, the piglin brute, and new Minecraft Dungeons DLC.
Jun 29, 2020
The Spawn Chunks 094: Queue The Nether Update
Joel and Jonny sum up the final release candidate for The Nether Update before diving into listener email on Minecraft 1.16 plans, Minecraft Dungeons, and more on this month’s Chunk Mail Dispenser episode.
Jun 22, 2020
The Spawn Chunks 093: From Dungeons To Minecraft
Jonny and Joel recap the ream of revisions in The Nether Update Pre-releases 3, 4 and 5, discuss the future of bug based resource farms, and explore art and mechanics from Minecraft Dungeons that would be great in Minecraft.
Jun 15, 2020
The Spawn Chunks 092: Prepping For A Better Nether
Joel and Jonny take a look at the first pre-release for The Nether Update, and what custom, data pack dimensions could mean for Minecraft.
Jun 08, 2020
The Spawn Chunks 091: Minecraft Dungeons Deep Dive
Jonny and Joel touch on the latest Minecraft snapshot before plunging into a full episode discussion on Minecraft Dungeons and their play experience in the game.
Jun 01, 2020
The Spawn Chunks 090: Rolling Into Minecraft Dungeons
Joel and Jonny cross their i’s and dot their t’s as they discuss the latest Minecraft snapshot changes to redstone, world generation and bug fixes before pulling on their Boots of Swiftness in anticipation of Minecraft Dungeons launching tomorrow!
May 25, 2020
The Spawn Chunks 089: Advancements In Nether Goop
With a lighter Minecraft snapshot this week, Jonny and Joel take a brief look at changes to advancements, and game mode switching before tackling bastion feedback, and mob spawning control in the listener Chunk Mail Dispenser episode for May.
May 18, 2020
The Spawn Chunks 088: Looking Ahead In The Nether
Joel and Jonny break down the changes to spawning mechanics in the latest Minecraft snapshot before moving mobs around via Chunk Mail and discussing build ideas for The Nether Update.
May 11, 2020
The Spawn Chunks 087: Rewiring The Nether Update
Jonny and Joel get wrapped up in the changes to redstone wire in the latest Minecraft snapshot and tackle a critical chunk mail question before discussing the state of the Nether Update so far.
May 04, 2020
The Spawn Chunks 086: A Ghastly Idea
Joel and Jonny discuss some of the technical changes coming to Minecraft in the latest snapshot, and answer listener Chunk Mail about savvy screen shots, bastion behemoths, and a ghastly idea.
Apr 27, 2020
The Spawn Chunks 085: Minecraft RTX and Deconstructing Bastions
Jonny and Joel shine a light on the new Minecraft RTX for Windows 10 now in beta release, before getting out their sledge hammers and breaking down the latest Minecraft snapshot and answering listener email.
Apr 20, 2020
The Spawn Chunks 084: Basalty About Blackstone
Joel and Jonny explore Basalt Deltas, the new biome in the latest Minecraft Snapshot, and all the new features and blocks that come along with it, then change their tune to talk about new music in The Nether.
Apr 13, 2020
The Spawn Chunks 083: Minecraft Dungeons Beta
Jonny and Joel share their hands on, beta impressions of Minecraft Dungeons, discuss the latest Minecraft snapshot, and answer listener email about video game violence.
Apr 06, 2020
The Spawn Chunks 082: Saddle Up Your Striders
The floor is lava! But that’s OK, because we have… striders? Joel and Jonny talk about the new Minecraft mob and related news in the latest snapshot, along with Minecraft Dungeons beta play footage and answering listener email on build scale.
Mar 30, 2020
The Spawn Chunks 081: Drop The Respawn Anchor
Jonny and Joel jump hook, line and sinker into the latest Minecraft snapshot that has both added and removed new game mechanics. Plus, a listener email puts a new leash on dogs in Minecraft.
Mar 23, 2020
The Spawn Chunks 080: Uncensored Redstone
Joel and Jonny flick the redstone lever on the new Minecraft snapshot and discuss The Uncensored Library project by Reporters Without Borders and Blockworks. Lots of listener email!
Mar 16, 2020
The Spawn Chunks 079: Ambience and Inspiration
Jonny and Joel check out the changes and new Nether sounds in the latest snapshot, discuss balancing Minecraft chores, and share some creative resources for building inspiration.
Mar 10, 2020
The Spawn Chunks 078: That New Server Smell
Joel and Jonny take a look at the new blocks and features in the latest Minecraft snapshot before discussing when - and if - you should reset your Minecraft world.
Mar 02, 2020
The Spawn Chunks 077: A Creative Conversation with GeminiTay
Creative builder GeminiTay joins Jonny and Joel to talk about her creative process in Minecraft, her thoughts on the new blocks in The Nether and managing ma-hoo-sive community Minecraft projects.
Feb 24, 2020
The Spawn Chunks 076: Piglins vs. Hoglins
Podcasters ponder potential piglin peak profits! Joel and Jonny explore the new piglin and hoglin mobs added in the latest Minecraft snapshot and discuss item rarity.
Feb 17, 2020
The Spawn Chunks 075: Netherite and New Nether Biomes
Jonny and Joel break down the first official look at The Nether Update in the latest Minecraft snapshot, explore the building potential of new Nether blocks and discuss how netherite may or may not change the game.
Feb 10, 2020
The Spawn Chunks 074: Nether Update Teasers
Joel and Jonny discuss their latest Minecraft Skyblock predicaments and speculate on the details of the upcoming Nether Update before diving into related, and unrelated, listener email.
Feb 05, 2020
The Spawn Chunks 073: Blocking Out Combat with Fixxitt412
Jonny and Joel are joined by friend of the show Fixxitt412 to talk about the latest Java Edition release, the future of combat mechanics, and Minecraft Dungeons sounds. On the roundtable we bang out building better armour, textures and biomes.
Jan 28, 2020
The Spawn Chunks 072: A Skyblock Leap Toward Modded Minecraft
More bees! Well, more frequent bees. Joel and Jonny discuss the latest Java Edition snapshot, and combat snapshot news, read 1.15 listener feedback, and stand on the precipice of Skyblock maps in Minecraft.
Jan 20, 2020
The Spawn Chunks 071: Buzzing Along With Buzzy Bees
On the first episode of 2020, Jonny and Joel recap what they’ve been up to in Minecraft 1.15, explore some Minecraft Dungeons gameplay footage and take a look at how the pollen has fallen on the Buzzy Bees update.
Jan 14, 2020
The Spawn Chunks 070: The Buzzy Bees Update
Joel and Jonny stop to smell the roses and explore the full release of bees in the latest update, Minecraft Buzzy Bees, then raise their antennae and talk bug fixes, performance improvements the reception of Buzzy Bees across multiple platforms.
Dec 16, 2019
The Spawn Chunks 069: Backpacking Around Minecraft
Jonny and Joel and anticipate the release of Minecraft 1.15 Buzzy Bees and review the final pre-release news before reaching into the Chunk Mail Dispenser to discuss listener emails on Minecraft inventory, advancements and the hot bar interface.
Dec 09, 2019
The Spawn Chunks 068: Wandering Back Through Village & Pillage
Joel and Jonny and break down “Buzzy Bees” Pre-release 2 and 3 and take a swipe at the latest Combat Snapshot before taking a walk down memory lane discussing the highs and lows of Minecraft Village & Pillage.
Dec 02, 2019
The Spawn Chunks 067: Re-Inventing Inventory
Jonny and Joel discuss “Buzzy Bees” Pre-release 1 set to release December 10, 2019. On the round table, we ask, does villager trading makes Minecraft too easy. What could be done to improve the player inventory? And, should Minecraft drop more building hints?
Nov 25, 2019
The Spawn Chunks 066: Accessing Minecraft Earth
Joel and Jonny discuss everything from accessibility concerns in Minecraft Earth to resource pack creation and home base for bees in response to listener emails in the November Chunk Mail Dispenser episode.
Nov 18, 2019
The Spawn Chunks 065: Adventures In Minecraft Earth
Jonny and Joel discuss Minecraft Earth Adventures now that the UK has early access and the Minecraft Java Edition snapshot squashes more bugs. Plus, reindeer?
Nov 12, 2019
The Spawn Chunks 064: Tapping Into Minecraft Earth
Joel and Jonny take a look at what the latest snapshots mean for Minecraft Bedrock, Java Edition and the future of player combat. Plus, Joel gives first impressions of Minecraft Earth, now in early access in Canada.
Nov 04, 2019
The Spawn Chunks Special: Hal-Con 2019 Minecraft Panel
The live recording of "A Minecraft Conversation", The Spawn Chunks Q&A panel from Hal-Con 2019. Lots of great questions from fans young and old, long time players and new folks curious about getting into Minecraft.
Oct 31, 2019
The Spawn Chunks 063: Ray Tracing Your Steps
Jonny and Joel recap the first Spawn Chunks convention panel from Hal-Con, touch on some of the first crazy honey block builds from the technical Minecraft community and review some first hand experience with RTX Minecraft gameplay.
Oct 29, 2019
The Spawn Chunks 062: Hoglin the Honey Block
Joel and Jonny discuss the changes to the honey block in the new Minecraft snapshot, the piglin beast has a new name, and Minecraft Earth is in early access. Plus, lots of listener Chunk Mail.
Oct 21, 2019
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
The Spawn Chunks 046: 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