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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  • Chris Seaver & Zach Olivares

    June 22nd, 2022  |  1 hr 36 mins
    episode 124, family, why did we ever meet

    It's a returning & new guest all in one shot! Chris Seaver comes back on the show to discuss his latest project in the works, the series Wellsville Nights as well as the upcoming documentary (of which he is the subject of) directed by Zach Olivares. Great talk with 2 tremendous dudes. Enjoy!

  • This Wasn't The Plan.

    June 15th, 2022  |  38 mins 38 secs
    episode 123, family, why did we ever meet

    If this episode seems haphazard, it is. This was supposed to be an interview, but due to some wild weather, electricity & wifi was sketchy. SO...we hobbled this one together. It's short for a reason.

  • Survival Is A Win

    June 8th, 2022  |  1 hr 5 mins
    episode 122, family, why did we ever meet

    We made it! We survived the school year! Hear about that, our anniversary spent at Olde Wrestling, what we've learned in nearly 20 years together, and a buncha other stuff. Strap in!

  • Chris Enriquez (On The Might Of Princes, Light Tower, Wreck-Age Records)

    June 3rd, 2022  |  1 hr 11 mins
    chris enriquez, episode 121, family, why did we ever meet

    Interview season has returned and we're starting off HOT! Chris Enriquez is a staple of the storied Long Island Hardcore scene. His time in legendary bands like On The Might of Princes has lead him to his latest solo venture Light Tower where he's the primary songwriter and frontman.

  • A Wave Crashes

    May 25th, 2022  |  56 mins
    episode 120, family, why did we ever meet

    The turnaround between episodes was shorter, yet we ended up being busier than ever. Listen to mom & dad recall the weekend. All good things...but we're sleepy!

  • 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!