The Spawn Chunks 159: Snap Back To Reality

The Spawn Chunks 159: Snap Back To Reality

Jonny and Joel tackle the huge new snapshot for The Caves & Cliffs Update, Part 2, and a listener email about high hopes for archaeology, and Minecraft collectables.

The Spawn Chunks 158: The Elytra Experiment

The Spawn Chunks 158: The Elytra Experiment

Joel and Jonny take to the skies to share their thoughts on the changes to elytra flight in Experimental Snapshot 7, answer listener email, and discuss the future of snapshot experiments.

The Spawn Chunks 156: More Changes Spring Up

The Spawn Chunks 156: More Changes Spring Up

Joel and Jonny break down the finer tweaks of Experimental Snapshot 5 for Minecraft 1.18, talk Bedrock beta terrain, and end game wood, all before exploring the idea of Minecraft interpreting the natural world.

The Spawn Chunks 155: The Great GeminiTay

The Spawn Chunks 155: The Great GeminiTay

Joel welcomes GeminiTay back to the podcast to discuss beach front property, and getting around in Minecraft 1.18. Gem and Joel also discuss her recent adventures on the Hermitcraft and Empires servers, as well as YouTube milestones, and the challenges of creating Minecraft content full time.

The Spawn Chunks 154: Spawning Experiments Resurface

The Spawn Chunks 154: Spawning Experiments Resurface

Joel and Jonny discuss the latest changes in Experimental Snapshot 3 for Minecraft: The Caves & Cliffs Update, then answer listener email about long standing game mechanics, connected oceans, and organizing player inventory.

The Spawn Chunks 153: 3 Years Of The Spawn Chunks

The Spawn Chunks 153: 3 Years Of The Spawn Chunks

Jonny and Joel celebrate The Spawn Chunks anniversary episode with some light Minecraft news, listener email about terrain generation, and then share their highlights in Minecraft, and on the podcast, over the past three years.

The Spawn Chunks 152: The Hills Are Alive With Henrik Kniberg

The Spawn Chunks 152: The Hills Are Alive With Henrik Kniberg

Joel and Jonny are joined by Minecraft game developer Henrik Kniberg to discuss the team effort behind the new terrain generation planned for The Caves & Cliffs Update Part 2, floating around in the Echoing Void DLC, and pleasant surprises surfacing in Minecraft community feedback.

The Spawn Chunks 151: A Mountain Of Mail

The Spawn Chunks 151: A Mountain Of Mail

Jonny and Joel take a look at the terrain changes in Experimental Snapshot 2 before answering a mountain of email in the July Chunk Mail Dispenser.

The Spawn Chunks 150: Caves & Cliffs Gets Experimental

The Spawn Chunks 150: Caves & Cliffs Gets Experimental

Joel and Jonny review the details of the Echoing Void Minecraft Dungeons DLC announcement and share their thoughts on exploring the new Minecraft terrain generation in the first Caves & Cliffs Experimental Snapshot.

The Spawn Chunks 149: Mapping The Road Ahead

The Spawn Chunks 149: Mapping The Road Ahead

Jonny and Joel touch on the release of Minecraft Java Edition 1.17.1, answer listener email about snowy mountain mechanics, and discuss what the next few months of Minecraft news may look like.

The Spawn Chunks 148: Hard To Find, Easy To Farm

The Spawn Chunks 148: Hard To Find, Easy To Farm

Joel and Jonny hit the major bug fixes in the latest Pre-release and Release Candidates for Minecraft 1.17.1 before donning their farming hats and discussing the balance of hard to find, and easy to farm in The Caves & Cliffs Update: Part 1.

The Spawn Chunks 147: The Slow Drip Of Caves & Cliffs

The Spawn Chunks 147: The Slow Drip Of Caves & Cliffs

Jonny and Joel take a look at some of the balance changes in the Minecraft Bedrock Edition Beta, and discuss their experience attempting to farm new blocks a few weeks into The Caves & Cliffs Update: Part 1.

The Spawn Chunks 146: From Modding To Mojang With Kingbdogz

The Spawn Chunks 146: From Modding To Mojang With Kingbdogz

Joel and Jonny welcome Minecraft Gameplay Developer, Brandon Pearce (@Kingbdogz) to the podcast to talk about early days developing mods for Minecraft, working at Mojang Studios, and the inspiration for The Warden, and The Deep Dark.

The Spawn Chunks 145: Minecraft 1.17 First Impressions

The Spawn Chunks 145: Minecraft 1.17 First Impressions

Jonny and Joel share their first impressions of The Caves & Cliffs Update: Part 1, answer listener email about new Minecraft 1.17 features, and discuss the gates between players, and new blocks in the game.

The Spawn Chunks 144: The Nether Update Wrap-Up

The Spawn Chunks 144: The Nether Update Wrap-Up

Joel and Jonny rundown the latest tweaks to The Caves & Cliffs Update Part 1, coming to Minecraft tomorrow, before answering listener email and taking a look back at their personal highlights from The Nether Update.

The Spawn Chunks 143: Hidden Depths And Pre-Releases

The Spawn Chunks 143: Hidden Depths And Pre-Releases

Jonny and Joel cover the imminent release of Minecraft The Caves & Cliffs Update Part 1, with bug fixes and tweaks in pre-release builds, then get their feet wet in the Minecraft Dungeons Hidden Depths DLC.

The Spawn Chunks 142: Blocks In Focus

The Spawn Chunks 142: Blocks In Focus

Joel and Jonny talk tweaks in the latest Minecraft snapshot, the release date and some features of the Minecraft Dungeons Hidden Depths DLC, and discuss their block priorities in anticipation of The Caves & Cliffs Update Part 1.

The Spawn Chunks 141: A Birthday Without Candles

The Spawn Chunks 141: A Birthday Without Candles

Jonny and Joel light a candle for candles, listen for clues on the future of sculk sensors, and celebrate Minecraft’s birthday before bundling together some listener email for the May Chunk Mail Dispenser.

The Spawn Chunks 140: Pointing Out Signposts

The Spawn Chunks 140: Pointing Out Signposts

Joel and Jonny review changes in goat behaviour in the latest #Minecraft snapshot, as well as ore distribution in The Caves & Cliffs Preview data pack, then discuss the idea of more signposts to guide players in Minecraft.

The Spawn Chunks 139: Can’t Catch Me, Copper

The Spawn Chunks 139: Can’t Catch Me, Copper

Jonny and Joel talk about tweaks and adjustments in latest Minecraft: Java Edition snapshot before answering email about mobscicles, The Caves & Cliffs copper conundrum, and cloud saves in Minecraft Dungeons.

The Spawn Chunks 138: The Vein Of Our Existence

The Spawn Chunks 138: The Vein Of Our Existence

Joel and Jonny mine through ore veins, dripstone growth, and another pass at the raw ore, and raw ore block textures before answering listener email in the April Chunk Mail Dispenser.

The Spawn Chunks 137: The Caves And Cliffs Split

The Spawn Chunks 137: The Caves And Cliffs Split

Jonny and Joel discuss the news that Mojang is splitting The Caves And Cliffs Update into two separate updates, slated for summer and holiday 2021, as well as the new features and textures introduced in the latest Minecraft: Java Edition snapshot.

The Spawn Chunks 136: Raw Ores And More

The Spawn Chunks 136: Raw Ores And More

Joel and Jonny share their thoughts on the addition of new raw ores in Minecraft and how these changes to mining, and the recent changes to ore distribution, may effect the Minecraft mining meta in the future.