Welcome to DFI’s Podcast Channel: Broadcasting Common Ground

Welcome to Broadcasting Common Ground, DFI’s podcast channel. We have two new series starting later this year, DFI’s Rumble – a facilitated argument between two industry positions and, Morgan’s Mentors – a series aimed at providing career advice across the industry spectrum.

Our first series – Interview with a survivor has wrapped up for the time being; all episodes are available for viewing below.

Sponsorship opportunities are currently available for our two new series, please click on the sponsorship opportunity buttons below to find out more. If you have any questions or would like to get involved, please reach out to [email protected].

Podcasts are available on these platforms:

Newest Episode

DFI’s Rumble: Dynamic Pile Testing: Fiction or Reality

This episode describes the history and current practice of dynamic pile testing. Paul Axtell of Dan Brown and Associates, and Greg Canivan of S&ME explore the advantages and positive aspects as well as myths and potential difficulties. All arguments are considered to identify the best use and application of this technology: from successful projects to questionable results.

The episode is hosted by Lucky Nagarajan and refereed by Sebastian Lobo-Guerrero.

Sponsored By ECA

November 9, 2022


In this series (primarily intended for young professionals and undergraduate students), Morgan NeSmith will be discussing with various professionals about mentoring and being mentored. Each episode will follow a standard format with the purpose of providing general advice on career development and being mentored from a range of perspectives.

In this series, “DFI’s Rumble,” we will be pairing opposing positions for debate, across multiple industry topics. Each episode will consist of a short introduction to the topic and speakers, followed by two rounds of debate, broken up by a sponsor commentary section – similar to a halftime match commentary.

In the first series, Interview with a Survivor, hosts Lucky Nagarajan and Tim Siegel will be speaking with industry experts about their near misses, problem projects and resolutions.

DFI’s ‘Live at Game Day podcast’ with special guest hosts, including Chris Woods and Lucky Nagarajan, speaking to several attendees at DFI Annual Conferences.