Manchester, UK – Comedians Kiri Pritchard-McLean and Rachel Fairburn have always been drawn to the strange and macabre. Growing up in different areas of the UK, both women had early encounters with the darker side of human nature that sparked their fascination with true crime.
Despite living so close to each other in Manchester, it wasn’t until 2013 that the two comedians finally met and started working together on their podcast, All Killa No Filla, which has now been running for a decade and has covered notorious figures like Jack the Ripper and Charles Manson.
The podcast’s success speaks to the growing interest in true crime, but for both Fairburn and Pritchard-McLean, the goal is not to glorify or romanticize these criminals. They are intentional in their approach, making it clear to their audience that their discussions are not about idolizing these killers.
Their interest in true crime has deep personal connections for both women. For Fairburn, the crimes committed by the Moors murderers hit close to home, while Pritchard-McLean finds the case of Jeffrey Dahmer particularly intriguing for what it reveals about societal attitudes.
As they approach their 10th anniversary of the podcast, the two friends reflect on the significant milestones and personal challenges they’ve faced, all while navigating an industry with its fair share of sexism and misogyny.
With a live UK tour planned for March, the duo remains committed to providing compelling content while maintaining a thoughtful and respectful approach to their work. Their dedication to their craft and their ability to navigate sensitive subject matter with care has contributed to the success of their podcast.