Llanbedrgoch, Anglesey, UK – In the small town of Llanbedrgoch, on the island of Anglesey, an unlikely friendship between two comedians, Kiri Pritchard-McLean and Rachel Fairburn, led to the creation of a crime-themed podcast that has gained a loyal following over the past decade. The two grew up fascinated by all things macabre, and their combined interest in serial killers sparked the idea for their podcast, “All Killa No Filla.”
After years of working separately in the comedy scene in Manchester, the two women eventually crossed paths and discovered their mutual love for true crime stories. Thus, they decided to collaborate on a podcast that delves into the world of serial killers, with each episode exploring the fascinating and often chilling details of infamous cases.
The podcast, which began as a passion project recorded in Fairburn’s back bedroom, has since grown into a successful venture with over 100 episodes covering a wide range of notorious killers, from Jack the Ripper to Charles Manson. Despite the dark subject matter, Pritchard-McLean and Fairburn emphasize that their podcast does not glorify or romanticize serial killers.
Their success with “All Killa No Filla” has not only allowed them to explore their shared interest in true crime, but also provided a platform for them to address issues of sexism and misogyny in the comedy industry. Both women have experienced discrimination in their careers and are dedicated to creating more opportunities for female comedians.
As they prepare to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their podcast with a live UK tour, Pritchard-McLean and Fairburn reflect on the journey they’ve taken, the challenges they’ve faced, and the impact of their work in a genre that continues to captivate audiences with its dark allure.