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!
January 19th, 2022 | 1 hr 1 min
episode 102, family, why did we ever meet
We follow up the flu with fun! GCW: Most Notorious recap, The Tragedy of Macbeth, Encanto, and a bunch of other chaotic stuff. Enjoy!
January 13th, 2022 | 39 mins 21 secs
episode 101, family, why did we ever meet
What is life without roadblocks, right? We've got a short, high powered episode for you. And...you get an ol' fan favorite-Dad rants about how much he hates conservatives & the religious right. Worth the price of admission alone. We also discussing the upcoming GCW show we're attending on Friday. Crammed a lot of chat into a little episode. Enjoy!
January 5th, 2022 | 58 mins 43 secs
episode 100, family, why did we ever meet
It's our 100th episode! WHAAAA??!!! Hope you also enjoy our new theme song courtesy of our dear friend Kevin Aldridge. We're honored he did this for us. He's the absolute best. Pay him money. We love all of YOU, too. Thanks for being with us.
December 30th, 2021 | 1 hr 7 mins
episode 99, family, why did we ever meet
Last show of the year. Wish we could tell you the holidays were good. But, we lost a family member in the form of Spaghetti the Hedgehog. Not to fear, we're coping with healthy methods. We try to talk about the good things of the year we wish had never occurred. AND we have a surprise guest in the form of our nephew! Hope you all had a safe holiday!
December 22nd, 2021 | 1 hr 24 mins
episode 98, family, why did we ever meet
In the home stretch of the holidays...let's shake those grumpy vibes together. We talk about theatrical experiences, vomiting preschoolers, Benedetta, blocking out childhood memories...and more chaos! We wish you all the warmest of holiday greetings and thank you for the support.
December 15th, 2021 | 58 mins 4 secs
episode 97, family, why did we ever meet
The holidays are rough. Today is rough. Let's get candid about it & discuss the small things that lead us careening into anger, frustration, and irrational behavior...but make it FUUUUUN!
December 8th, 2021 | 55 mins 42 secs
episode 96, family, why did we ever meet
Houseful of teenagers for Cash's birthday...Ash goes down hard with food poisoning...will Wes survive on his own?? Listen in to find out!
December 1st, 2021 | 1 hr 7 mins
episode 95, family, why did we ever meet
The holidays are upon us and that can only mean one thing...people are stressed out. Well, so are our faithful hosts and they talk about it. The gang is with you and we'll all get through this together. Oh, and lots of movie talk! We're back!
November 17th, 2021 | 58 mins 12 secs
episode 94, family, jim howes, why did we ever meet
This is one of those fun interviews where you can hear 2 people becoming friends in real time. Jim Howes is an incredible musician & artist. As a member of a collective of musicians running the roads between Chicago & Toledo, Jim and our dear ol' host have lots of things and friends in common. The conversation runs the gamut from Samiam love to sobriety to reverence for Toledo's one true rock star, Matt Truman.
November 10th, 2021 | 1 hr 8 mins
episode 93, family, why did we ever meet
Mom & Dad have returned! As exhaustion begins to subside, things are slowly getting back to normal. Movies are discussed: Lamb, Dune, and The Great Yokai War. TV is discussed: What We Do In The Shadows & Chucky. AAAAND we preview this weekend's AEW Full Gear.
November 4th, 2021 | 56 mins 50 secs
episode 92, family, why did we ever meet
TW: Discussions on mental health, suicide The purpose of this show was to give you a glimpse into our life and always be open & transparent with what our family is going through. With that spirit in mind, Cash is here to tell you his story about his recent stay in a crisis care unit.
October 20th, 2021 | 1 hr 8 mins
episode 91, family, ryan shelkett, why did we ever meet
We're very excited to be sharing this episode with everyone. Cross My Heart's emergence in late 90's post-hardcore/emo scene was a part of wave of incredible bands that would shape punk, indie, and hardcore over the next 2 decades. As a part of the powerhouse Deep Elm Records roster, Cross My Heart would carve a path that made them beloved to fans the world over.
October 13th, 2021 | 1 hr 19 mins
episode 90, family, why did we ever meet
Mom & Dad go deep into the frustrations of raising a teenager and trying not to screw up. We also talk horror movies, Danielson vs. Suzuki, mental health check-ins, overreacting to seasonal allergies, and a buncha other shit. Enjoy!
October 6th, 2021 | 1 hr 1 min
episode 89, family, why did we ever meet
Mom & Dad are back. Horror movies! Homecoming dances! Free Britney! Mental health checks! It's all here!
September 29th, 2021 | 1 hr 47 mins
episode 88, family, jeff smith, jeromes dream, why did we ever meet
Jeromes Dream return serves as a reminder of how much impact that band had on post-hardcore as it stretched the boundaries & perceptions of punk fans. We speak with Jeff Smith about his band's influence/legacy within punk & hardcore and where such intense music is birthed from.
September 22nd, 2021 | 1 hr 15 mins
episode 87, family, joshua king, narcissus, why did we ever meet
A stroll down memory lane this week. Josh & Wes go waaaaay back, having been friends and played shows together since 1999. Josh is a member of beloved and newly reformed metalcore stalwarts Narcissus. Narcissus is headed to Alabama this weekend for a reunion show of monolithic proportions at Furnace Fest.