Cover image of Michael Weston

Michael Weston Podcasts

Read more

7 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Michael Weston. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Michael Weston, often where they are interviewed.

Read more

7 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Michael Weston. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Michael Weston, often where they are interviewed.

Updated daily with the latest episodes

Episode artwork

5. Michael Weston 'Westy' - 1st XV Coach, schools rugby & the gym

Read more

Paul Eynon meets a very busy Michael Weston to discuss his life in rugby, what he's been up to in his many roles at the club and the plans for the coming season.

Jul 04 2020 · 49mins
Episode artwork

Coping With Mental Health Issues In The Workplace – with Michael Weston

Read more

Mental health is a topic that features heavily in the news these days. In this podcast we interview Michael Weston, an advocate & keynote speaker around mental health providing both the public and workplaces with an insight into his personal life experience, whilst highlighting the importance of mental health and wellbeing.

Michael worked in the Western Australian mining industry for twenty years, when one day back in 2013 (ready for work), he was found by his neighbour, unconscious and not breathing. 

Whilst Michael survived, he spent the next two years searching for a diagnosis and answers to why he couldn't function as well as he had prior to the incident. As doctors and specialists began investigating further, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and an acquired brain injury (ABI) were diagnosed. The conclusion they came to was that work and a stressful work environment had contributed to his collapse, and so this episode may resonate with many of those who might be suffering similar conditions in the workplace.


  • Michael spent many years working in the mining industry in Australia, in some of the most high-pressured and diverse sectors. But although the stress was high, Michael loved the job.
  • One of the first signs that Michael was not doing well, was the change in his personality. His wife noticed to begin with, and commented that he wasn’t acting like himself. Soon afterwards, Michael was found collapsed, face-down on his driveway.
  • The problem is that many people don’t receive physical warning signs when a collapse is imminent. Lack of concentration, and mindfulness, is often put down to simple fatigue, instead of being treated as a major warning beacon.
  • Ultimately, Michael’s body refused to cooperate with his mind and shut itself down. Michael’s state of mind was seriously deteriorating, and had taken far too much on in the workplace.
  • Anxiety and depression manifest early, and should always be discussed. Treatment should be sought as soon as possible, in order to prevent collapse and subsequent health issues.
  • The first place to admit you’re feeling overwhelmed is at work. Tell your workplace that you are feeling consumed, and be honest. 
  • Finding a work life balance is as essential to lasting happiness as an efficient and healthy workplace. Allowing flexibility, and listening to our staff when they are troubled will save many issues down the line.


’There was a bit of gold at the end of the tunnel’

‘Red isn’t always bad’

‘I need to get to work. I’m going to be late for a meeting…'

‘We were all under the pump’

‘You’ve got to put your hand up for help’


Dig Deep – The Mining Podcast on iTunes


Michael Weston LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelweston1/?originalSubdomain=au

Michael Weston Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/MichaelWestonBrainInjury

Michael Weston Twitter - https://twitter.com/michaelweston26


Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight to peoples experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics.

Rob is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia. We source, headhunt and discover new and top talent talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients organisation in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace.








See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 23 2019 · 1hr 14mins

Similar People

Brian Huskey

Steve Agee

Janet Varney

Gerard Wood

Rick Rule

Dana Gould

Andy Daly

Barbara Niven

Patti Stanger

Judy Greer

Alistair Ross

Scott Adsit

Richard Horvitz

Ryan Lambert

Michael Hitchcock

Episode artwork

Michael Weston - The Former Mine Worker Inspiring Thousands Globally With His Mental Health Story

Read more
Michael shares his journey from workplace stress to brain injury and beyond.
Michael was working as a Maintenance Superintendent in the mining industry in an extremely demanding and stressful environment, when in April 2013, life for Michael and his family changed forever.
Michael tells us about living with an acquired brain injury, along with being diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety & Depression.
Michael’s motivation in sharing his personal lived experience story has reached over 100 Countries and helps provide HOPE to people who have had a similar experience, or potentially prevent a similar incident as he has experienced.
HOPE – Hold On, Pain Ends.
You can find out about Michael's current work here:
Mar 07 2019 · 1hr
Episode artwork

EP.23 Michael Weston Lived Experience Motivational Speaker and Mental Health Advocate on How Stress Nearly Killed Him

Read more

Sometimes life sweeps us up. We’re too busy thinking about work responsibilities, or other duties, and we forget to appreciate the simple things in life. It’s a common story.

But for Michael Weston, who had a 20-year career in mining, this form of living nearly killed him.

On the latest episode of Full Production, Michael and I had the chance to chat about his stress-induced incident that left him unconscious and not breathing on the front of his driveway.

It’s a harrowing story, but one that has an important message behind it. You can’t afford to miss this one.

We also chat about:

  • The physical and mental symptoms Michael had prior to his accident
  • Why miners need to be having regular conversations with their families
  • How Michael found purpose after his accident
  • The importance of reaching out for help when things get tough
  • The warning signs that can present themselves when you’re too stressed
  • Why you should always listen to your gut
  • How some cultural traits in the mining community can keep us from seeking the help we need
  • How to find good mental health care in Australia


Michael Weston - Website

Michael Weston - LinkedIn

Michael Weston - YouTube

Michael Weston - Facebook

Aug 28 2018 · 1hr 22mins

Most Popular

Elon Musk

Barack Obama

Bill Gates

LeBron James

Mark Cuban

Michelle Obama

Melinda Gates

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Kevin Hart

Terry Crews

Mike Tyson

Episode artwork

Michael Weston Interview | AfterBuzz TV’s Spotlight On

Read more
AFTERBUZZ TV - AfterBuzz TV's Spotlight On edition, is a long form interview series featuring actors discussing their roles and shows as well as their thoughts, passions and journeys. In this episode host Kari Lane  interviews Michael Weston.

RSS Feed: http://www.afterbuzztv.com/aftershows/afterbuzz-tvs-spotlight-on/feed/

Michael Weston is an actor and writer, known for Garden State (2004), The Dukes of Hazzard (2005) and State of Play (2009). He most recently starred as one of the title characters, Harry Houdini, in Houdini and Doyle.

Follow us on http://www.Twitter.com/AfterBuzzTV
"Like" Us on http://www.Facebook.com/AfterBuzzTV
Buy Merch at http://shop.spreadshirt.com/AfterbuzzTV/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Oct 30 2016 · 1hr
Episode artwork

PMC 94: Brooklyn Brothers (Ryan O'Nan and Michael Weston)

Read more

Brooklyn Brothers (actor/musicians Ryan O'Nan and Michael Weston, stars of the indie rock n' roll road trip comedy "Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best") stop by to chat with Cole and Vanessa about Choccywoccydoodah, Seth MacFarlane, saggy old vampires, John Hughes films, Green Day vs. the IHeartRadio festival, Portland's potent brews, RPatz and KStew's reconciliation, Steve Garvey, tandem flutists, poop rivers, playing music live, moonshiners, our terrible approximation of a "roaring crowd" noise, and Ryan's problem with ketchup and avocado.Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first movie soundtrack you can remember being obsessed with) on our website for a chance to win a comfy cozy Pop My Culture T-Shirt!

Oct 08 2012 · 1hr 9mins
Episode artwork

Milling About with Ryan O'Nan & Michael Weston

Read more
The Brooklyn Brothers Beat The Best stars Ryan O'Nan and Michael Weston join host Robin Milling to talk about their buddy music film. The two actors tell Robin they became fast friends after meeting on an audition just three months before shooting began.
Ryan wrote and directed the film as well as penned several of the soundtrack tunes, now available on CD from Rhino Records. Their first single Come On Girl is featured at the end of the show.
Both actors brought their musical talents to the film; Ryan is a guitarist/vocalist for indie outfits such as  Against The Wall, while Weston is an accomplished keyboardist but his character's instruments came from his childhood toybox.
The story of a musician who wants to graduate from playing for mentally challenged audiences in a fuzzy moose suit is a frustration Ryan and Michael can relate to as they tell Robin about their nightmare gigs.
Sep 20 2012 · 22mins