There’s elephants in the room. Welcome to new LifeSearch podcast series Searching for Elephants. It’s fortnightly discussion and debate, interviews and insights, and real people’s real stories. It’s an honest look at the talking points inside and outside our business, our industry, our lives.
We’ve spent over 20 years making life insurance - or protection as well call it - easier and more transparent. In that time we’ve made protection advice more accessible to anyone who wants it - and now our award-winning advice and more lands on Spotify, Apple, and YouTube every two weeks.
Created and hosted by Angus Baigrie with regular appearances from his Dad, LifeSearch CEO Tom, we invite you to come and meet the elephants.
Mark Twigg - How do we build the UK to a better future?
Mark Twigg is an executive director at Cicero/AMO, he was born in Rotherham before working for the Labour Party in the late 90's. A lifelong diversity and inclusion campaigner he specialises in government relations and lobbying.
Tony Langham - Nuance in the world of PR
Tony Langham, CEO of Lansons, joins Tom and Angus and dives into his and Lansons' history, horse racing and why he's happy defending the offshore banking sector.
Katie Crook Davies - Diversity, Inclusion and Everest
Katie Crook Davies co-hosts the podcast Risky Mix, a podcast on diversity and inclusion in financial services. She also has her own consultancy, Tabei, and she’s just become a first time Mum. Massive congratulations to you Katie!
Johnny Timpson and Peter Hamilton - Making the protection industry more accessible
Industry giants do battle! Well it may not be a battle but it's definitely heavy hitting. Join Johnny Timpson, Peter Hamilton and Tom Baigrie as they talk about how they are attempting to make Protection better for everyone.
Debbie Kennedy and Tom Baigrie; What could possibly go wrong?
The handover from successful entrepreneur to successor CEO is notoriously fraught with danger. Join Tom Baigrie and LifeSearch's new CEO, Debbie Kennedy, as they look to draw up a map through the whirlpools.
Melvyn Nwajei – Leadership and Black History Month
Tom and Angus sit down with a leader from inside LifeSearch, Melvyn Nwajei leads a team of telephone interviewers but also after George Floyd's murder was one of the founding members of LifeSearch's Fairness and Diversity Squad.
Wasfi Kani - When I'm 80 what would I regret not doing?
Wasfi Kani is a violinist turned computer programmer turned Opera CEO and whether you are an Opera lover or snoozer she won’t fail to interest you. Welcome to the first episode of Searching for Elephants Season 2.
Disability with Ste Clark, Fi Rooney and Maddy Gunn
Angus talks to 3 Searchers who have disabilities about their lives, covering subjects like working from home and how important that flexibility is to them, internalised ableism, and what able-bodied people do that really bugs them.
Luke Ambler on the Health, Wealth and Happiness Report: The Pandemic (3/3)
Join Luke Ambler, Baz Moffatt, Davinia Tomlinson, Nina Skero, Ally Millar and Tom Baigrie as they discuss the findings of the LifeSearch Health, Wealth and Happiness Pandemic Report. The last of our 3-part series focuses on happiness and how the picture might change as we move cautiously into the future.
Davinia Tomlinson on The Health, Wealth and Happiness Report: The Pandemic (2/3)
Join Davinia Tomlinson, Baz Moffat, Luke Ambler, Nina Skero, Ally Millar and Tom Baigrie as they discuss the findings of the LifeSearch Health, Wealth and Happiness Pandemic Report. The second of our 3-part series focuses on wealth and how the picture might change as we move cautiously into the future.
Baz Moffat and The Health, Wealth and Happiness Report: The Pandemic (1/3)
Join Baz Moffatt, Davinia Tomlinson, Luke Ambler, Nina Skero, Ally Millar and Tom Baigrie as they discuss the findings of the LifeSearch Health, Wealth and Happiness Pandemic Report. The first of our 3-part series focuses on health and how the picture might change as we move cautiously into the future.
Mental Health with The Listening Ears
Some LifeSearchers have undertaken mental health first aid training making them LifeSearch's first line of defense against mental health issues. They are called The Listening Ears. Join Angus and The Listening Ears as they talk all things mental health.
The Adviser Edition
Poonam Khan and Ben Burgess are in the hot seats this week, they tell Tom Baigrie all about what it's like to be a LifeSearch Adviser. In a frenetic conversation that bounces from Chile to Leeds to Neverland there are some stronger words used that you may not want your child to hear.
The LifeSearch Awards Winner's Podcast
Hear from all the winners and the Searchers that voted for them at the LifeSearch Awards 2021
LGBTQ+ History Month
This week we talk LGBTQ+ History Month. Angus is joined by Shaukat Ali, Maddy Gunn and Andrew Parker and they talk about everything from Queer as Folk and It's a Sin creator Russel T. Davies to eating Cake in the Garden centre.
LifeSearch's Fairness and Diversity Squad
Tune in to hear about the experiences of LifeSearch's fairness and diversity squad and the changes they are helping to bring to LifeSearch today.
Racial Inequality with Darren Sturdy and Tom Baigrie
Darren Sturdy is an advisor of colour at LifeSearch. He and Tom Baigrie spoke in July 2020 about what it has been like growing up as a Black man in Britain and how George Floyd's death is changing things.
Shaun Barker is retiring after 14 brilliant years with LifeSearch, he and Tom Baigrie have a conversation that covers all areas. From the early days of LifeSearch's Leeds branch to more recent memories both positive and negative, no holds barred.
6 Searchers tell us all about their festive plans. A wonderful and weird selection of things are chatted about including everyone's thoughts on parsnips, Hawaiian Pizza and eco-friendly Christmas lights!
End of Year Winner's Speeches
Our winners from this year's End of Year Celebration tell us how they feel in an 8 minute mash up. Well done winners!