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Mad Mumzie shares stories and tips on living a mining lifestyle in Australia. As a dump truck operator for over 12 years, she wants you to know what it's really like. How to get in, how to thrive and survive in the mining industry-especially as a woman, how to make the most of your time working long hours, shift work and away from home. Interview style and audio blog episodes in a fun way help to shed light on a mysterious mining lifestyle to many.

Mad Mumzie shares stories and tips on living a mining lifestyle in Australia. As a dump truck operator for over 12 years, she wants you to know what it's really like. How to get in, how to thrive and survive in the mining industry-especially as a woman, how to make the most of your time working long hours, shift work and away from home. Interview style and audio blog episodes in a fun way help to shed light on a mysterious mining lifestyle to many.
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Mad Mumzie shares stories and tips on living a mining lifestyle in Australia. As a dump truck operator for over 12 years, she wants you to know what it's really like. How to get in, how to thrive and survive in the mining industry-especially as a woman, how to make the most of your time working long hours, shift work and away from home. Interview style and audio blog episodes in a fun way help to shed light on a mysterious mining lifestyle to many.

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English


Episodes

57 Survivor Chic. Audio Blog

6/22/2019
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Mad Mumzie shares with you her rediscovered writings about when she first started driving a truck in the mines. Reflecting back from the future. Helpful to those looking to work in the mines and also to learn more about Mad Mumzie, and how she got her start in the mines. How long ago? What was she doing before that? How did she hack it? What was the hardest part? Show Notes Page: https://www.madmumzie.com/beers57 Are you looking for a job in the mines but don't know where to start? Head to...

Duration:00:48:47

Stop Adani Convoy v Go Galilee Basin Rally

5/4/2019
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Passionate speakers share their thoughts on The "Stop Adani convoy" with Bob Browne leading the charge all the way from Hobart! Coming into our region to voice their opinion on the Carmichael coal mine, and the locals aren’t happy. Why was it on? Why were we there? 80% of the crowd put up their hands when asked if it was their first rally too? It was time to stand up for our region. The convoy drove past dirty brown coal mines and power stations in Vic and NSW to protest against the...

Duration:01:13:34

55 Next of Kin or Social Media ?

3/5/2019
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We lost yet another beloved miner recently which spurred me to share these thoughts with you. Firstly, I want to send love and angels to family, friends and work mates of all those involved. News travels fast when a serious incident occurs at one of our mine sites. Someone close to me was immediately affected so I knew quickly. Wanting to learn more I went to social media. Local groups had not yet picked up on it, or perhaps-wisely-chosen not to share just yet? I was tagged in a post...

Duration:00:23:22

53 Will Part 2. Prospecting days

1/11/2019
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Will delves deep into his prospecting days. Metal detecting, dredging and of course a few stories about the wildlife encountered in the Qld outback searching for the golden nuggets every prospector is searching for. Tips and tricks passed down from his Uncle are shared, just for you. Part 2 of our chat with digger driver Will is a good laugh and his inquisitive mind provokes a convo about the strange pot on MM’s veranda when he ducked out for a smoke. Show notes:...

Duration:01:22:21

Bonus. Inspired, MM talks about guns, mining & community

12/9/2018
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Inspired by a group of Women Podcasters speaking about how guns affect their communities #womenpodcastersinsolidarity It was close to remembrance day in Oz and this subject hit home. It is a short episode and just may get you thinking about your views on guns and how they may be affecting those around you in the community? How did it roll back to relating to mining? Listen in to this bonus episode to see. Thanks to #shepodcasts for the inspiration. Love you-mean it...both of you! Show...

Duration:00:23:28

52: Will - Digger Driver for 25 plus years

11/13/2018
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Will started on diggers when he was 16 up in Weipa, Qld. Stories of his mining journey and tips for newbies are gold. He’s a real character and I am sure you will enjoy this insight into the mining lifestyle as much as MM did. What ah-ha moment did Mad Mumzie have about a dream the night before? Freaky! Show Notes Page (with time stamps): https://www.madmumzie.com/beers52 Are you looking for a job in the mines but don't know where to start? Head to...

Duration:01:53:00

51 Peter Finn

10/29/2018
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Mad Mumzie enjoys a chat with a fellow mining podcaster! Listen in as they talk about Safety Weirdo’s, real mining, and Peter’s passion about employees being people not just numbers. Peter Finn heads up FACE Contracting and is the voice behind the Full Production Podcast. What are his thoughts on how to get into the industry? Women in mining and what happened to his steel caps when he worked underground? Show notes here:...

Duration:01:25:27

50: Golden Nuggets Shared From MM Guests. Milestone Episode

10/4/2018
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After I (MM) nearly stopped Podcasting a few times, getting to half a century is amazing! What to do for such a special occasion? On RuOk day I decided to pull a few snippets from past guests about how they deal with life when it gets a little tough. What is their happy place? Going back and listening to my awesome guests and their golden nuggets, especially about how they have been supported through their mining journey, has been a real treat for me. My guests, and you, my listener have me...

Duration:01:19:54

49 FIFO not for me. Or is it? How about you?

9/4/2018
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FIFO life. How do people do it every time they go to work? Mad Mumzie is a DIDO gal, drive in, drive out. After a few flights to visit her sister Drewie aka Hard Hat Mentor in WA, words needed to be shared! Starting off with an audio blog, followed by a convo with 2 sisters living the mining lifestyle who haven't seen each other for 2 years. It is an eye opener, different outlooks! The Hard Hat Mentor's journey has evolved since her first 2 episodes, and new things are unfolding, hence my...

Duration:00:42:15

48 Dr. Kirstin Ferguson

7/26/2018
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Celebrating 2 women, from all walks of life and from anywhere in the world, every single day for a year. Her widely acclaimed efforts saw her celebrate approximately 750 women, from more than 37 countries and led to her creating a social media movement…..and now a new upcoming book called Women Kind. After being one of those 750 women involved in the #celebrating women campaign, it was lovely to catch up with Dr. Ferguson, and MM was excited to also get a scoop just for you! Working in the...

Duration:00:42:00

47 Dani Tamati THE Resources Hub

6/15/2018
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MM was keen to chat with Dani Tamati from THE Resources Hub about her views on autonomous machines, driver-less trucks. How will this new mining system affect the workforce in the future? (44 mins) Dani’s knowledge of the mining and resources industry workforce and careers is hands on, up to date and so very helpful for all of us. As a Recruitment Professional, Principal of THE resources Hub, is an award-winning, high profile Recruitment, Career Development, Human Resources and OHS...

Duration:01:10:28

46 Aus Podcast Awards Finalist! Anti Bullying Week

5/22/2018
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Anti bullying week sparked some old memories. What can we do if being bullied? Are you a bully or always stirring people up? It can affect them in a bad way, and you wouldn’t even know perhaps. There is a lot of help out there for us miners and their families. MM loves seeing new organisations coming to site to share their stories and ideas to help us get through living this mining lifestyle. This podcast was a In the Australian Podcast Awards 2018 in Careers and Industry Category. MM chats...

Duration:00:21:59

45 How hot is it at your work?

3/23/2018
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Mad Mumzie chats with you about how bloody hot it has been and the effects on mine workers in the heat. This episode was inspired by social media. MM noticed a few people getting stuck right into an article about a person who got heat stroke, “harden up!” What does your site do to help manage extreme heat? As workers we need to make sure they are listening to us and help us hack it out here, summer after summer, fixing and operating their machines, blowing up the dirt and getting the...

Duration:00:24:21

44 Mad Bazz and our mining language.

2/12/2018
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Pineapples, shiny nuts, koalas, seat covers, or “your flux capacitor is hanging down, call the workshop.” Listen in as Mad Bazz & Mad Mumzie cover the deep dark insides of our mining culture, language and crew interactions. Know what to expect if you’re a newbie/trainee or have a laugh if you’re an old hand at this game. The first 30 minutes are a few “official” mining terms out of the book, then the fun begins. Be warned, this episode may offend some people and is explicit in...

Duration:02:08:24

43 Renee Coman Distance Assistance

1/15/2018
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How is Renee Coman helping fifo/bibo/dido families stay connected when away for work? A start up entrepreneur, podcaster and fifo wife she shares her why, passion and drive to use new technologies like Virtual Reality during the process of on boarding to new sites. What is the camp like? Where is the mess? Do they have internet, and what provider should you be with? Distance Assistance has a growing list of experts to help with retention of workers, mental health support, gamifying your time...

Duration:01:28:49

42: New Years Questions to Mad Mumzie

12/31/2017
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This is the final episode for 2017. I put a call out on social media to ask me anything they want me to answer on the podcast. Undergrounder…Harry: "How big are the trucks you drive?" -How do you tell a person that? MM stepped it out at the mess with a dinner plate in hand! Johnno through Facebook: “What trucks and gear do you drive?” MM was surprised at how many she has operated over the years. Driller Rick MM’s No 1 twitter fan had a question of course, as did her daughter’s mother in...

Duration:00:42:33

41: My Dad is A FIFO Dad author Jo Emery

11/30/2017
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After having to do a “tuck and roll” drop off at the airport, Steve and Jo Emery's 3 kids were devastated. They didn’t get to say a proper goodbye-not even a trip to Maccas helped! That night Jo sat in bed with a glass of wine and wrote the "My Dad Is A FIFO Dad" book. Her daughter cried when she read it the next day. "That’s about me and Dad." But where does Dad go when he gets on the plane? This popular, well illustrated book and optional activity cards help many families across...

Duration:00:46:29

Your listening choices at work. Radio stations listen up!

11/2/2017
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Listening choices on mine sites. We spend a long time at work, personally I do 13 hour shifts on a 7/7 roster. The crew have been complaining about the radio station lately, and it got me thinking.... What's it like at your site? Do you get lots of radio stations, none, or 1 like us? Can you listen to usbs, your phone running on the aux plug, or nothing except the two way? Radio stations catering to mining towns need to acknowledge that not all of us are 9-5 like they make out and MM has a...

Duration:00:35:00

38: Brendan Waddington-No Bullshit Wellness

9/22/2017
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Brendan Waddington is the author of “The Wellness Bible: A No Bullshit guide to health and wellness.” He’s also a Naturopath, Clinical Masseur, Personal Trainer, and Yoga Instructor. If you're skeptical, don't worry. So is Brendan, but he's ready to blast through the bullshit, find the truth, and help you live a healthy life right now, miner style! Listen in to the end when MM discovers his latest role as an operator! Show notes and links can be found here: http://www.madmumzie.com/beers38

Duration:01:06:01

Bonus Ep: RuOK? Day 2017, Pod farts and MM Musings

9/13/2017
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“A conversation could change a life.” More than just a hashtag for RuOK?Day. Australians all over the country, not just those living a mining lifestyle, are being encouraged to take notice of people around you. Have a conversation, and see if they “R OK? In this audio blog Mad Mumzie talks with you about Ruok? Day 2017, pod farts and what is your exit strategy? Have you even thought about what you really would like to be doing, right now and getting paid for it. Show notes here:...

Duration:00:16:28