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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Episodes

  • BJ & Harmony Colangelo (This Ends At Prom Podcast)

    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!

  • Fool Me Once, Part A

    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?!

  • Fool Me Once, Part B, Fooled You Again

    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!

  • Jen Joyce (TikTok Creator @knitpurl) & Lars Laing-Peterson (musician)

    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.

  • Jonah Matranga (Far, onelinedrawing, New End Original, Gratitude)

    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.

  • Andre Gower (The Monster Squad, Wolfman's Got Nards)

    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.

  • Vinny Malave & Moses Gibson (The Cryptic Closet)

    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.

  • Untitled Episode

    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!

  • TED Talk: Poop In A Bag

    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!

  • Eric Davidson (New Bomb Turks, Livids, Author "We Never Learn: The Gunk Punk Undergut, 1988-2001")

    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!

  • The Mothman Is An Owl!

    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'.

  • Father & Son

    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.

  • Got My Window Back

    January 27th, 2021  |  1 hr 19 mins
    episode 53, wdwem

    TRIGGER WARNING: THEMES OF SEXUAL ASSAULT AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE
    The fanfare is over, the dipshits lost and we have a new president. What a wild ass few months it's been! So, we don't shy away from that. We get into it, the feelings behind seeing a regime change after 4 awful years. We also discuss 2 films: Hunted & Promising Young Woman and the conversation does get heavy.

  • Special Guest: Scrump!

    January 20th, 2021  |  2 hrs 2 mins
    episode 52, guest, scrump, why did we ever meet

    We're joined this week by our buddy and yours, Scrump! Scrump is one of the hosts of the PWT Cast-The Official Podcast of Pro Wrestling Tees. While we know Scrump as someone we love like family, we thought it would be EVEN BETTER to share that wonderful human being with you.

  • The Ballad of Roxie

    January 13th, 2021  |  1 hr 47 mins
    episode 51, why did we ever meet

    Look...we all saw how the week played out. May as well address this insanity head on! The Club chats about the absolute disaster that was the insurrection that took place in Washington, along with making fun of the various idiots involved. Mocking by the truckload! Roxie's terrible week is discussed along with how ol' Dad is feeling about little idiots who made his daughter sad.

  • Cartoons: An Oral History

    January 6th, 2021  |  1 hr 52 mins
    episode 50, why did we ever meet

    Happy New Year, kids! We're back & giving you an episode of no direction, off-the-cuff, conversation. We talk resolutions/revelations/self-manifested prophecies, and our kids' cartoon favorites.