Life of Mine is a podcast all about different aspects of Australia’s underground mining industry, presented by somebody who’s in the industry himself. Matt Michael says that the idea for the podcast germinated from visiting the pub after a shift with other miners on a mining site and listening to all the different kinds of stories the other miners shared. He wanted to record those stories, and that became Life of Mine.
Matt says he gets listeners from inside and outside of the mining industry, including people who are outside of the industry but are looking for a job in it. The kinds of stories he features have led him to find out more about different aspects of the business himself. He discusses a series that he did on battery metals that introduced him to people working in a mining fund, and that opened up a whole new side of the business.
In fact, Life of Mine is about to diverge into two podcasts. Life of Mine will continue to focus on stories from miners and general interest topics about mining. Money of Mine will focus on mining news and mining investment and will also branch into premium analysis and interviews.