Beers With A Miner Podcast

Australia's 1st Mining Podcast! Listen to other miners & those supporting our industry

Beers With A Miner Podcast

Welcome to the “Beers With a Miner Podcast” My name is Mad Mumzie and I have been driving the huge dump trucks in Australian Open Cut mines for over 10 years now. I wish I had a dollar for everyone who said to me:

“How does a little thing like you drive those big trucks? You must be Rich! How do I get a job doing that?”

My mining friends are asked these questions all the time too. This is what started the Mad Mumzie journey to share stories and tips from living a mining lifestyle, and to let others know what it is really like.

Tune in each episode as I sit down for a relaxed chat, usually over a few beers, with a fellow miner. Women and blokes with various experience, roles and opinions share their lessons and stories with you. Not everyone is cut out to be a miner. Why not? What does it take to thrive and survive in this industry?

Audio Blog episodes are also shared. Just you and Mad Mumzie.

****Some content explicit. It's the nature of the industry you're trying to get into. Tip No 1. If you can't handle swearing don't even bother looking into mining. ***

Now….lets dig in…get it? Dig? Mining? Ha ha I crack me up!!

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"Excellent insights and insider knowledge. I would recommend to anyone that is wanting to work in this industry and those that are already there. Congratulations on a great initiative! Cheers Tanya p.s you have a great voice for podcasting :-D"

- Tanya Pavey

Feeling of de ja vu. All I'm listening to on the way to and from work is Mad Mumzie on my podcast. Using your techniques in my current crappy urban jungle job. ohhh I so need to escape and get out there. Thanks for making this available. Fingers crossed :)

Your Instructor

Mad Mumzie
Mad Mumzie

Mad Mumzie AKA Leanne Drew has been a Dump Truck, water cart, grader and loader Operator in the mines for 13 years.

At first working on a crew of 60 men and 2 women was challenging and she struggled to comprehend how to drive a truck and deal with crew culture. Finally, it all began to click, and she chose to continue her mining career.

As a Nanna heading towards retirement, she began to speak of her experiences, why she chose to keep going and strategies for others who may also find it challenging. “Mad Mumzie” the brand was born.

A blog led to writing for Shift Miner magazine and starting a podcast called “Beers with A Miner.” Interview and solo episodes with stories, tips and strategies from past and present miners as well as those supporting the industry’s workers and families. An online teaching hub with courses enables Leanne to teach others how to thrive and survive in the industry, how to get a start, and to know if you are actually cut out to be a miner?

Creating these courses using the Teachable platform inspired Leanne to also begin creating online courses for others. This is her new passion, helping people to share their talents and knowledge online with the world!

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

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