The Spawn Chunks 298: Pushback On Pistons

The Spawn Chunks 298: Pushback On Pistons

Joel, and Jonny celebrate 15 years of Minecraft talking changes to witch drops, and piston sounds in the latest snapshot, then answer listener email about cold crops, music on repeat, and the elements of inventory sorting.

The Spawn Chunks 297: What’s In A Name?

The Spawn Chunks 297: What’s In A Name?

Jonny, and Joel take a look at the squishy changes to the mace in the latest Minecraft: Java Edition snapshot, then answer listener email about creepy Nether portals, and naming things in your Minecraft world.

The Spawn Chunks 296: Painting Possibilities

The Spawn Chunks 296: Painting Possibilities

Joel, and Jonny share the latest Minecraft snapshot changes as the Tricky Trials update adds new music, new paintings, and a host of other important technical updates, and bug fixes.

The Spawn Chunks 295: Tricky Trials Track List

The Spawn Chunks 295: Tricky Trials Track List

Jonny, and Joel cover the drop of Minecraft: Java Edition 1.20.5 Armored Paws, the tricky name reveal of the next major update, and the release of twelve new Minecraft music tracks composed by Aaron Cherof, Kumi Tanioka, and Lena Raine.

The Spawn Chunks 294: Pre-releases, Productivity, And Pace

The Spawn Chunks 294: Pre-releases, Productivity, And Pace

Joel, and Jonny cover some of the final changes to Minecraft 1.20.5 before its anticipated release later this week, speculate how wooden beams might function in Minecraft, and discuss downshifting Minecraft play from the high-octane grind of YouTube, to something more sustainable, and fun.

The Spawn Chunks 293: Rolling Out New Paintings

The Spawn Chunks 293: Rolling Out New Paintings

Jonny, and Joel anticipate the arrival of Minecraft 1.20.5 with details of the first pre-release, share their first impressions of new Minecraft paintings coming in the following update, and answer listener email about ominous difficulty, enchanting, and villager trading.

The Spawn Chunks 292: The A-mace-ing Ulraf!

The Spawn Chunks 292: The A-mace-ing Ulraf!

Joel, and Jonny welcome Minecraft Game Designer Ulraf to the podcast to talk about working on the mace, and the process of taking the new weapon from concept on through implementation in the game. Ulraf also shares his history with Minecraft as a player, and developer, what it was like interviewing at Mojang, and how he treats his friends in Minecraft.

The Spawn Chunks 291: Ominous Events

The Spawn Chunks 291: Ominous Events

Jonny, and Joel run through the big changes to Trial Chambers in the new Minecraft: Java Edition snapshot. New potions, new enchantments, and ominous events are replacing bad omen while at the same time expanding the trial chamber experience. There is a lot to consider when you look at everything coming in the next major update!

The Spawn Chunks 290: Superflat Chat With Mogswamp

The Spawn Chunks 290: Superflat Chat With Mogswamp

Joel, and Jonny welcome Mogswamp to the podcast to chat about the new mace, and the ups, and downs of pounding away in a twelve year old superflat world. There is also a new snapshot this week, and the Minecraft Marketplace now has a subscription option.

The Spawn Chunks 289: Is The Mace A Smash Hit?

The Spawn Chunks 289: Is The Mace A Smash Hit?

Jonny, and Joel give their first impressions of the new mace weapon coming to Minecraft, along with breeze rods, and new armour trim, then answer listener email about chalky cliffs, dying water, and XP debuffs in the March Chunkmail Dispenser.

The Spawn Chunks 288: Wolves Of The World

The Spawn Chunks 288: Wolves Of The World

Joel, and Jonny explore the Minecraft landscape looking for the eight new types of wolves added in the new snapshot, and discuss some starry eyed listener ideas about astronomy, and where to best invest your stockpiles of XP.

The Spawn Chunks 287: Wolf Pyjamas

The Spawn Chunks 287: Wolf Pyjamas

Jonny, and Joel explore new features in the latest Minecraft: Java Edition snapshot, including dyed wolf armour, mushroom sprouting bogged, and a large technical update concerning item data. Plus, Hardcore comes to Bedrock, and an email lead discussion around XP.

The Spawn Chunks 286: Leggo My Add-ons

The Spawn Chunks 286: Leggo My Add-ons

Joel, and Jonny discuss how add-ons coming to Minecraft: Bedrock Edition have huge potential to change the way players experience the game, take a look back their own Minecraft experiences, and look forward to challenges ahead.

The Spawn Chunks 285: Bogged Down With Ideas

The Spawn Chunks 285: Bogged Down With Ideas

Jonny, and Joel review the new slimy skeleton variant, the bogged, see through the veil of a ghost block, bring new life to old items, and blend everything together in the Nether in the February Chunk Mail Dispenser.

The Spawn Chunks 284: Wind Charges Breeze In

The Spawn Chunks 284: Wind Charges Breeze In

Joel, and Jonny take a closer look at the new wind charge item dropped by the breeze in the latest Minecraft snapshot, answer listener email about remote control allay vision, and discuss adding experimental features like the crafter to Minecraft ahead of their official release.

The Spawn Chunks 283: Building Quality Of Life

The Spawn Chunks 283: Building Quality Of Life

Jonny, and Joel discuss new technical details about the vault block in the latest Minecraft snapshot, answer listener email about villager trades vs. high output technical farms, and pitch potential quality of life features for Minecraft builders.

The Spawn Chunks 282: Unlocking The Vault

The Spawn Chunks 282: Unlocking The Vault

Joel, and Jonny bounce around new details about the balled up armadillo in the latest Minecraft snapshot, answer listener email about the absence of quartz in generated structures, and attempt to unlock the details of the new vault block.

The Spawn Chunks 281: Rolling Into 2024

The Spawn Chunks 281: Rolling Into 2024

Jonny, and Joel navigate the first Minecraft: Java Edition snapshot of 2024, discuss listener email about new structures, and look ahead to what’s coming in Minecraft this year, both in the game, and in their personal build plans.

The Spawn Chunks 280: The Gnembon Phenomenon

The Spawn Chunks 280: The Gnembon Phenomenon

Joel, and Jonny welcome Gnembon – Senior Game Developer for Minecraft: Java Edition – to the podcast! Gnembon shares the story of his history with Minecraft, his love for the technical aspects of the game, and insight into how the Minecraft team carefully add new game features like the armadillo.

The Spawn Chunks 279: A Break From The Blocks

The Spawn Chunks 279: A Break From The Blocks

Jonny, and Joel roll into the new year with new changes to the armadillo, the latest Minecraft Bedrock Edition news, and the pros, and cons of taking a break away from playing Minecraft, and Minecraft content.

The Spawn Chunks 277: Chunk Mail Stocking Stuffers

The Spawn Chunks 277: Chunk Mail Stocking Stuffers

Jonny, and Joel share hands on feedback on with the armadillo in the latest Minecraft: Java Edition snapshot, then unwrap listener email on breeze horns, wolf armour, Minecraft pets, and blending your builds into icy surroundings. Happy holidays!

The Spawn Chunks 276: Armadillos And Ancient Mobs

The Spawn Chunks 276: Armadillos And Ancient Mobs

Joel, and Jonny share some thoughts on the armadillo making its first appearance in Minecraft experimental features, and answer listener email about ancient mobs, overworld structures, environmental crafting, and user interface guidance.