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Welcome to DFI’s Podcast Channel: Broadcasting Common Ground

Welcome to Broadcasting Common Ground, the Deep Foundations Institute podcast channel. Our catalog of podcasts offers diverse perspectives on a variety of deep foundations topics. Within each series, our expert hosts speak with industry professionals on everything from career advice to technical deep dives.

Sponsorship opportunities are currently available. If you are interested in supporting the conversation or would like to get involved, please reach out to podcast@dfi.org.

Newest Episode

Morgan’s Mentors Episode 12: Karen Armfield, P.E.

Host Morgan NeSmith is moving the needle for the final time in 2023. Karen Armfield, P.E., director of the NYC Geotechnical & Tunneling Group of WSP USA, joined us to talk about career development and when to take a chance.

October 18, 2023


Deep Foundations Institute goes even deeper in its newest podcast series, Deep Dive! Join host Tim Siegel, P.E., G.E., D.GE, of Dan Brown and Associates, as he discusses a range of topics related to pile foundations.

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.

DFI’s newest podcast series for 2023 is Interview with a Trailblazer. Hosts Lucky Nagarajan of Bauer Foundation and Tim Siegel, P.E., G.E., D.GE, of Dan Brown and Associates, talk with leaders who forged their paths in the deep foundations industry on a wide variety of topics.

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.