The Spawn Chunks 174: New Year, New Ambition

The Spawn Chunks 174: New Year, New Ambition

Joel and Jonny talk about what they hope to see from Mojang Studios in the new year, answer email about slime, and wither mining, then discuss what they’d like to accomplish in Minecraft in 2022.

The Spawn Chunks 173: Tiny Little Lights That Twinkle

The Spawn Chunks 173: Tiny Little Lights That Twinkle

Jonny and Joel answer listener email in the December Chunk Mail Dispenser about Minecraft music achievements, lighting up your lush cave like a Christmas tree, and the age old question of the inventory you have vs. the inventory you want.

The Spawn Chunks 172: Frog Hops And Slime Drops

The Spawn Chunks 172: Frog Hops And Slime Drops

Joel and Jonny take a look at Minecraft frogs, hopping into the Bedrock Beta in time for the holidays, review listener email about slime, and talk block control and Cloudy Climb launching in Minecraft Dungeons in the December Roundtable.

The Spawn Chunks 171: Is Minecraft 1.18 Too Easy?

The Spawn Chunks 171: Is Minecraft 1.18 Too Easy?

Jonny and Joel touch on the bullet points of the Minecraft 1.18.1 release, as well as instructions from Mojang on the security vulnerability in Minecraft: Java Edition, followed by listener email sparked discussion on modern Minecraft difficulty.

The Spawn Chunks 170: Minecraft 1.18 Has Arrived

The Spawn Chunks 170: Minecraft 1.18 Has Arrived

Joel and Jonny share their first impressions of The Caves & Cliffs Update, Part II as Minecraft 1.18 has changed the landscape for players everywhere, then answer listener email about different ways to approach the new terrain.

The Spawn Chunks 169: Preparing For New Terrain

The Spawn Chunks 169: Preparing For New Terrain

Jonny and Joel review the final tweaks of The Caves & Cliffs Update, Part 2 ahead of the November 30th release, answer emails about how gameplay may shift in the update, and talk about how they’re preparing new, and existing worlds for mountainous change.

The Spawn Chunks 168: A Look Back At Caves & Cliffs Part 1

The Spawn Chunks 168: A Look Back At Caves & Cliffs Part 1

Joel and Jonny review the landslide of Pre-releases for The Caves & Cliffs Update Part 2 ahead of the November 30th release date, answer emails about Minecraft pets, and take a look back at their experience in playing Part 1 of this massive update.

The Spawn Chunks 167: An Amplified Pre-Release

The Spawn Chunks 167: An Amplified Pre-Release

Jonny and Joel look up at the new amplified world types in the pre-release for Minecraft, The Caves & Cliffs Update, Part 2 before trekking across large biomes to answer listener email for the November Chunk Mail Dispenser.

The Spawn Chunks 166: Tuning Up The Terrain

The Spawn Chunks 166: Tuning Up The Terrain

Joel and Jonny review how Mojang is pushing terrain around in the latest Minecraft snapshot, dial up listener email about the allay and music, and discuss how they will tempo their Minecraft play ahead of update 1.18.

The Spawn Chunks 165: World Blending Jargon

The Spawn Chunks 165: World Blending Jargon

Jonny and Joel spin around in the world blending changes in the latest Caves & Cliffs Part 2 snapshot, ponder the allay’s history with cookies, and discuss Minecraft jargon.

The Spawn Chunks 164: Votes And Notes

The Spawn Chunks 164: Votes And Notes

Joel and Jonny discuss the latest Caves & Cliffs snapshot with new music from Lena Raine and Kumi Tanioka, the sculk sliding into the Bedrock Beta, and the 2021 Minecraft Live mob vote results.

The Spawn Chunks 162: The Mob Vote Glares Back

The Spawn Chunks 162: The Mob Vote Glares Back

Joel and Jonny review the latest Minecraft Java and Bedrock snapshots for The Caves & Cliffs Update, Part 2, take a look at Minecraft Live player voting history, and give first impressions of the glare.

The Spawn Chunks 161: Achieving New Heights

The Spawn Chunks 161: Achieving New Heights

Jonny and Joel look at the latest Minecraft Java Snapshot for The Caves & Cliffs Update, the Spookier Fall event in Minecraft Dungeons, and discuss their gameplay plans for when 1.18 drops later this year.

The Spawn Chunks 160: Below The Bedrock

The Spawn Chunks 160: Below The Bedrock

Joel and Jonny discuss the progression of the latest Minecraft snapshot, and Bedrock Beta versions before answering listener email on the September Chunk Mail Dispenser episode.

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.