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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

Morgan’s Mentors Episode 3: Helen Robinson

Once again, it’s almost time to move the needle. In this episode, we take a deep dive into being active within the industry’s various organizations, and what the demands and rewards can be. And we couldn’t have a better guest than Helen Robinson of GEI Consultants, former executive editor of Deep Foundations magazine, the inaugural chair of the DFI Women in Deep Foundations Committee, and a member of the DFI Educational Trust Board and the Board of Governors of the ASCE Geo-Institute. Helen shares her experience with industry service including how to get started and how to get the most out of your activity.

Sponsored by Dan Brown and Associates

Release date: August 2, 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.

Our field host Chris Woods, vice president at Densification, spoke with various attendees at the DFI46 Annual Conference, while live broadcasting over DFI’s YouTube channel.