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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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.