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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  • 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.

  • Cryin' For Katch

    January 26th, 2022  |  53 mins 49 secs
    episode 103, family, why did we ever meet

    Winter storms! Binging Servant on Apple TV! GCW PPV! Rambling and sidetracking! It's all here...

  • And I Will DIE on That Hill!

    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!

  • *Influenza Has Entered The Chat*

    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!

  • Hundredversary!

    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.

  • The Ballad of Spaghetti...

    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!

  • Trying Not To Be A Grinch

    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.

  • The Day That Shouldn't Have Been

    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!

  • Weekend At Barfy's

    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!

  • Family + Trauma = Holidays

    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!

  • Jim Keck Howes (Oscar Bait/Cobra Pit)

    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.

  • Spaghetti The Hedgehog

    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.