Pod of Wales

13th March 2023


Two of Wales’ brightest comedy stars set about exploring their homeland as they launch a brand new travel podcast, Pod of Wales, in association with Visit Wales and Little Wander. Helping to mark Visit Wales’ Year of Trails, Kiri Pritchard-McLean (Have I Got News for You?, Would I Lie to You?)  and Esyllt Sears (Live from Aberystwyth Pier, Late Night Football Club) have set themselves the task of documenting the best that Wales has to offer. This hilarious new travelogue, brought to you by the team behind the internationally renowned Machynlleth Comedy Festival, has launched with an opening episode exploring Llangollen and Wrexham.

Pod of Wales is the audio equivalent of hitching a ride around Wales with two of the country’s funniest people, visiting well known landmarks and attractions, sampling regional cuisine, meeting local characters, and staying in the most stunning locations.

Speaking about the launch of the new podcast, co-host Kiri Pritchard-McLean said “I’m delighted to be a part of Pod of Wales, I already think Wales is the best country in the world but as we’ve been travelling around and discovering just how many wonderful places she has to offer I’m now confident I’d fight to the death over it. I also get to travel the country with a fantastically funny Welsh woman, dreamy. I’m still annoyed they wouldn’t let me call the podcast Thelma a Llouise but I’ll get over it, I’m sure.”

Fellow comedian and co-host Esyllt Sears also had to say “I always knew Wales was something special but allowing myself to be a tourist in my own country has opened my eyes to so much that I had never encountered or dared explore before. We have eaten, drank, laughed and spoken to so many passionate advocates across the length and breadth of this land in the hope it inspires others to come and experience it for themselves. A little bit like dogs when they leave scent marks for other dogs wherever they go – I like to think that’s what Kiri and I have done. But in a much more sanitary way.”

Episode one, Wrexham and Llangollen, is already available wherever you get your podcasts, with shows exploring Carmarthenshire, Rhondda Valley & Pontypridd, the Ceredigion Coast, Portmeirion & Blaenau Ffestiniog and Elan Valley & Llanidloes to follow. So hit subscribe on Pod of Wales and be sure to follow @podofwalespod on Instagram and Twitter.