About the show

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!

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  • Thank You For Letting Cash See Himself.

    May 20th, 2022  |  1 hr 23 mins
    episode 119, family, why did we ever meet

    2 days late and worth the wait! A complete tonal shift from last week. We get a little emotional on this one...but it's good tears! We love you. Be safe.

  • Anger

    May 11th, 2022  |  1 hr 17 secs
    episode 118, family, why did we ever meet

    The weight of the world is enough to break you. We know. We're angry too. So...we talk about it. We're in this together.

  • Shits and Tits

    May 4th, 2022  |  1 hr 15 mins
    episode 117, wdwem

    Let's call it a potpourri. We talk about Jackass Forever, Metal Lords, and Monkey Kung Fu. Ashley farts a lot. Cash is disruptive. And then we get into Ash's fear of stepping out of her comfort zone.

  • I Met Minoru Suzuki...

    April 27th, 2022  |  1 hr 19 mins
    episode 116, family, why did we ever meet

    Do we talk about life in this episode? Yes, of course. But none of that matters. Dad met Minoru Suzuki. This is the only thing that you need to know.

  • Trust Your Instincts

    April 20th, 2022  |  1 hr 10 mins
    episode 115, family, why did we ever meet

    Some real shit. Some silly shit. Some wrestling shit. Some undying love shit. Enjoy!

  • This Is Who I Am

    April 13th, 2022  |  1 hr 5 mins
    episode 114, family, why did we ever meet

    Total chaos. That's it. This one is just total chaos. And Cash takes over the end of the show...again. He's a terrorist.

  • It's Cody...Who Cares?

    April 6th, 2022  |  1 hr 2 mins
    episode 113, family, why did we ever meet

    Wrestlemania weekend recap is HERE! We talk about all the fantastic indie shows from The Collective, our favorite moments from Mania and then Cash just sorta takes over the show. So, strap in for the back end of the show.

  • We Know You're Listening

    April 1st, 2022  |  59 mins 44 secs
    episode 112, family, why did we ever meet

    Exhaustion be damned, it's Mania weekend! We talk about all the wrasslin', Trixie & Katya LIVE, new listeners...and a lot more!

  • Riot In The Lunchroom!

    March 23rd, 2022  |  1 hr 16 mins
    episode 111, family, why did we ever meet

    You get some real "inside baseball" on this one. Ash explains lunchroom politics amongst children, the inner workings of the hardest mosh pit known as Dance Fridays, how Cash's lawless nature is received throughout the day, and his ability to scam extra food. We also get some "vintage Wes" as ol' Dad airs his grievances & fights for his right to share them with the people he's angry at. This one turned out pretty interesting if we do say so ourselves.

  • Hey Yo.

    March 16th, 2022  |  59 mins 51 secs
    episode 110, family, why did we ever meet

    We're doing this one for The Bad Guy, Chico. We talk about the passing of Scott Hall, Cash's trip to Atlanta & some of the silly things that happened there. OF COURSE there's some movie talk. We talk about Pixar's Turning Red & the new Scream, as well as Hellbender (A Shudder exclusive worth seeking out. Plus some music talk. Quite a mix bag, enjoy!

  • Parents, Interrupted

    March 9th, 2022  |  47 mins 6 secs
    episode 109, family, why did we ever meet

    Truthfully, we intended to record 1 episode...then got interrupted by a houseful of teenagers. So, we lost track of what we were talking about. Honestly, as I type this, I'm curious myself. So, we'll find out together!

  • Too Tired, Can't Talk

    March 2nd, 2022  |  1 hr 2 mins
    episode 108, family, why did we ever meet

    Guys. We're really tired. BUT, we didn't forget about ya'! We make our AEW Revolution predictions, talk about preschoolers coughing on each other's food. Normal stuff...for you us anyway.

  • I Just Do Stuff

    February 23rd, 2022  |  1 hr 1 min
    episode 107, family, why did we ever meet

    Ashley is a member of the community. Dad describes in detail why the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre is a piece of shit. It is decided that no one cares if Cody is around or not when it comes to pro wrestling. So, something for everyone!


    February 16th, 2022  |  1 hr 21 mins
    episode 106, family, why did we ever meet

    Doublewide Edition this week! We talk about night terrors, Hot Water Music/Be Well/Tim Barry live shows, the movie Spencer & Ashley's obsession with the Royal Family, and Cash does some really, really, really weird shit (which is what you're all here for anyway). Enjoy!

  • You Look Naked

    February 9th, 2022  |  1 hr 31 mins
    episode 105, family, why did we ever meet

    Cash's dating tips, prison yard 1st graders, shitting on The Oscars...we got it all on this episode. Enjoy!


    February 2nd, 2022  |  1 hr 14 mins
    episode 104, family, why did we ever meet

    Holy shit this one is wild! We start on the weather...and the chaos ensues. Royal Rumble talk, we discuss The Mighty Peking Man. All you Cash fans will get full tilt Cash for this one. We return to the Conspiracy Corner that gets DEEP. After you listen, keep an eye out and we will put the heavily discussed Bigfoot TikTok on our account.