Marriage. Parenthood. Relationships. Family. All parts of day-to-day life, all things easily failed. The hosts of Why Did We Ever Meet, Ashley & Wes Allen, know these things and are willing to share their failures with you.
Why Did We Ever Meet gives you a candid look into "The Allen Club", a family you may already be familiar with due to their involvement in independent film, podcasts, etc. Join them each week (with plenty of interruptions by kids & pets) to find out what blew up in the Allen House & laugh along with them...and at their expense!
May 5th, 2021 | 1 hr 16 mins
allen club, episode 67, family, why did we ever meet
Mom & Dad are back in the saddle again. As life continues to whiz by, they try to make sense of it all. We talk about the toll the pandemic has taken on kids, fighting with mental health & how a cartoon helped Wes realize some things he needed to fix in his relationship with his family.
April 28th, 2021 | 1 hr 51 mins
episode 66, family, marty and sarah, why did we ever meet
HEEEEY BUDDIES!!!! We've got a WONDERFUL episode because we have WONDERFUL guests. This week, you get to sit in on our "catching up with friends" Zoom session where we're joined by Sarah Shockey & Marty DeRosa.
April 21st, 2021 | 1 hr 34 mins
episode 65, family, jeff caudill, why did we ever meet
We've got another fun interview episode for you guys-and it's a solo Wes episode (sorry, to Ashley fans). This week, I am joined by Jeff Caudill. Many of you are familiar with him as the frontman of the massively influential band Gameface, but Jeff's musical career has been active well beyond them.
April 14th, 2021 | 1 hr 10 mins
episode 64, family, why did we ever meet
Mom & Dad are back to business this week! It's been a while since you've heard from just us, and let's be honest...we missed ya'!
April 7th, 2021 | 2 hrs 39 mins
episode 63, family, why did we ever meet
Our guests this week are known to many as the hosts of This Ends At Prom, but in this house? They're known as Aunt BJ & Aunt Harmony. We've often mentioned one another on our respective podcasts because we're supporters of one another. But also because we truly are family!
April 1st, 2021 | 2 hrs 6 mins
allen club, april fools, family, why did we ever meet
FOOLED YOU! Daniel and Bonesaw take a trip down memory lane on this super-sized, two-part episode of Why Did We Ever Meet?!
April 1st, 2021 | 2 hrs 9 mins
april fools, family, part b, why did we ever meet
FOOLED YOU! Daniel and Bonesaw take a trip down memory lane on this super-sized, two-part episode of Why Did We Ever Meet?! It's Part B, and we're getting drunker!
March 31st, 2021 | 2 hrs 50 mins
episode 62, family, why did we ever meet
Our guests this week are Jen Joyce and Lars Laing-Peterson. This couple has a lot in common with your hosts: One extrovert, one not so much. Jen is known to many on TikTok as knitpurl where she's created her own special community of tattooed knitters, crocheters, and all things maker.
March 24th, 2021 | 2 hrs 23 mins
episode 61, family, why did we ever meet
This week's guest, Jonah Matranga, is a crucial part of the emo & post-hardcore scene that shaped an entire generation of music. His band Far has an influence still being felt today. But, much like his music, there's far more to Jonah.
March 17th, 2021 | 2 hrs 2 mins
episode 60, family, why did we ever meet
The 60th episode calls for a landmark guest...and baby, do we have a landmark guest for YOU! Andre Gower is known to SO MANY of us as Sean, leader of the gang in the cult hit The Monster Squad.
March 10th, 2021 | 1 hr 59 mins
cryptic closet, episode 59, family, moses gibson, vinny malave, why did we ever meet
What started out as a single guest episode turned into 2 guests...more bang for your buck! Vinny Malave is a name you may be familiar with. He's been a frequent guest on the PWT Cast. He's also a member of the Pro Wrestling Tees crew. But, WE know Vinny from his passion project that's become his future...The Cryptic Closet. Joined by his brother, Moses Gibson, the 2 of them have carved a unique niche in the horror and pop culture world with their left-of-the-dial designs that stand out in a sea of black t shirts.
March 3rd, 2021 | 1 hr 58 mins
chris, episode 58, family, lamartina, melissa, why did we ever meet
This week's guests are one prolific couple of artists! As a filmmaker, Chris's career has had a profound influence on low budget independent filmmaking. His films WNUF Halloween Speial & Call Girl of Cthulhu are beloved amongst horror & cult movie lovers. She is an actress (see the aforementioned movies), singer, producer, director AND moonlights as horror host Aurora Gorealis (phew!)! In addition to all of this, they also have a band together called Beach Creeper. Would you believe me if I said Chris also curates an oddities museum as well? At this point, I'm sure you would!
February 24th, 2021 | 1 hr 33 mins
episode 57, family, why did we ever meet
We're back at it, baby! Some classics have been pulled out for this episode. We talk about Judas & The Black Messiah, Saint Maud, Twin Peaks, and special guests Drew Kistler (The Draft Pod) and Kevin Aldridge (Musician, Genius) tell harrowing poop tales! Get into it!
February 17th, 2021 | 1 hr 38 mins
allen club, episode 56, family, why did we ever meet
This is what we call a BIG GET here at WDWEM! Our guest this week fronted the influential punk rock band New Bomb Turks (We's favorite band EVER!). Ohio, the pandemic, and even the Italian mafia makes an appearance in this conversation. We were honored to have Eric on the show!
February 10th, 2021 | 1 hr 52 mins
episode 55, family, why did we ever meet
What an action packed episode! We've got movie talk (Love & Monsters, Midsommar Director's Cut), Bigfoot, growing up and growing apart from childhood friends, shitty weather, and the return of both Conspiracy Corner AND We Fuckin'.
February 3rd, 2021 | 1 hr 13 mins
episode 54, family, why did we ever meet
Special episode this week. Dad & Cash sit down for a one on one. I try and get into the head of a teenager...it's a strange place.