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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  • I'm Tired. You're annoying.

    October 28th, 2020  |  1 hr 58 mins
    episode 40, family, why did we ever meet

    Week 3 of Halloweening finds a grumpy dad who's annoyed by everything...which you all seem to love anyway!

  • *Insert Clever Title Here*

    October 21st, 2020  |  1 hr 48 mins
    episode 39, family, why did we ever meet

    The Halloween Spectacular continues! We discuss the movie Spontaneous (now streaming), Rosemary's Baby, and other devilish fun.

  • Why Would You Live In Alaska?

    October 14th, 2020  |  2 hrs 1 min
    episode 38, family, why did we ever meet

    Double sized horror episode! We talk everything from Hubie Halloween to 30 Days of NIght in this one. Also, we dissect what living in Alaska is like and why Ashley is dumb for wanting to do so. The family also discusses age limits on trick or treating & whether teenagers are too cool for Halloween.


    October 7th, 2020  |  2 hrs 1 min
    episode 37, family, why did we ever meet

    Our month-long Halloweening has begun! This is a mom & dad heavy episode this week because the kids suck. There's horror movies, unsetting Spongebob tales, and a DELICIOUS Pass or Trash that'll get you in the holiday spirit!

  • Pinhead Has Sex Appeal

    September 30th, 2020  |  1 hr 52 mins
    episode 36, family, why did we ever meet

    'Tis the Halloween season! Let's talk pumpkins! Let's talk spice! Let's talk HORROR MOVIES!!! Spiral, The Lost Boys, The Silence Of The Lambs, Don't Look Now, Halloween III, Hellraiser.

  • 2 Hours Isn't THAT Long!

    September 23rd, 2020  |  1 hr 46 mins
    episode 35, family, why did we ever meet

    We catch up on another week of misery in America and try to help you escape it for an hour or so. The kids check in about school, Roxie's traumatic summer, and how it affected things. As always, movies are on the agenda, Conspiracy Corner is ALL about Brittany...but not the one you think, and a big helping of Pass Or Trash: Fried Food Edition.

  • The Name's Slim...

    September 16th, 2020  |  1 hr 24 mins
    allen club, episode 34, family, why did we ever meet

    A wild week where the kids returned to school gives Cash some stories of homophobic bullies and rising above the B.S. We also get an interruption from Wes's parents mid-episode.

  • Why Did I Just Watch?

    September 9th, 2020  |  1 hr 46 mins
    episode 33, family, why did we ever meet

    Getting an extra day to your weekend means you've got more dumb stuff to talk about! The Allen Club talks about online schooling and how well it's NOT going. And on this week's Conspiracy Corner leads to us finding out Ashley went to school with a really stupid person.

  • Scale it Back A Bit, Lady Gaga

    September 2nd, 2020  |  1 hr 35 mins
    episode 32, family, why did we ever meet

    Life is getting back to normal. The Allen Club is prepped for the first day of (online) school and Wes is back to work. BUT...lots to discuss!

  • Kids Really Are The Worst

    August 26th, 2020  |  2 hrs 19 mins
    episode 31, family, why did we ever meet

    Got a special FAMILY SIZE episode this week! Not intentionally, we just had a lot we were talking about & a million interruptions.

  • Well, We Didn't Die

    August 19th, 2020  |  1 hr 36 mins
    episode 30, family, why did we ever meet

    Vacation week is over and we're still getting back into the swing of things. The fam details their vacation that finished off with a car accident!


    August 5th, 2020  |  2 hrs 4 mins
    episode 29, family, why did we ever meet

    A wild and wooly episode of chaos. The Allen Club has experienced its fair share of hardships throughout the pandemic, but fortunately, things are starting to look up!

  • We Gotta #FreeBritney, Guys!

    July 29th, 2020  |  2 hrs 28 secs
    allen club, episode 28, family, why did we ever meet

    Coming off a bummer of a rained out beach day, the conversation starts out with frustration. Frustration with the world, frustration with ignorance, just FRUSTRATION! It's good to air those things out and the Allen Club does just that.

  • Bonus Episode: Tammy and the T-Rex WATCHALONG!!!

    July 24th, 2020  |  1 hr 34 mins
    bonus, family, tammy and the t-rex, watchalong, why did we ever meet

    We check out the absurd early 90's accidental cult phenomenon, Tammy & The T-Rex. Starring Denise Richards and Paul Walker, this movie doesn't do anything it's supposed to do...and for THAT, we love it.

  • Well, Not With THAT Attitude!

    July 22nd, 2020  |  1 hr 31 mins
    episode 27, family, why did we ever meet

    The train keeps rollin' during the Allen Club's pandemic/laid off summer. A much needed weekend away brought back stories of sunburns and boat people.

  • What's The Frequency, Hiromu?

    July 15th, 2020  |  1 hr 38 mins
    episode 26, family, why did we ever meet

    This episode was recorded on a WILD day...