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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  • Tomorrow Is Another Day

    November 9th, 2022  |  1 hr 20 mins
    episode 141, family, why did we ever meet

    We're doing this life together and that's how we get by. Let's talk about it.

  • Cash Destroys The Jabroni U Network

    November 2nd, 2022  |  50 mins 27 secs
    episode 140, family, why did we ever meet

    We're sorry in advance. Cash was not busy tonight & that turned out to be a bad thing. He basically takes over the show and steers into c*m talk. As he does on every podcast that dares let him on. So, we're sorry. We love you. Please don't leave.

  • Cash, One Year Later...

    October 26th, 2022  |  1 hr 1 min
    episode 139, family, why did we ever meet

    TW: Conversation regarding suicide, depression
    A year removed, Cash talks about life after hospitlization. This conversation may be shocking or offensive at moments, but it's a beautiful story that we're grateful he can tell.

  • Liquid Death Should Sponsor Us

    October 19th, 2022  |  1 hr 13 mins
    episode 138, family, why did we ever meet

    THIS IS A VERY SPOILER HEAVY EPISODE SO BE WARNED BEFORE LISTENING. We talk about Halloween Ends, Hellraiser, MEN, and more. We're hanging on...thanks for hanging with us.

  • Q Badass OnOn

    October 5th, 2022  |  52 mins 14 secs
    episode 137, family, why did we ever meet

    Total chaos. That's all you're getting on this one. NSFW total chaos.

  • I Like Your Salad

    September 30th, 2022  |  56 mins 41 secs
    episode 136, family, why did we ever meet

    Homecoming Rd. 1 for Cash, Elvis, farts, salads, weird kids. It's all here.

  • Dating Advice With Mom & Dad

    September 21st, 2022  |  55 mins 34 secs
    episode 135, family, why did we ever meet

    Ash is back this week! Per listener request, we address some dating questions and try to offer up some advice. Can't tell if we pulled it off or not. Enjoy!

  • Hangin' With Roxie

    September 14th, 2022  |  31 mins 37 secs
    allen club, episode 134, family, why did we ever meet

    Mom & Cash are at a My Chemical Romance show, which means it's time to check in with Roxie. She's on the mend after COVID and shares her experience. We talk about Halloween, how 4th grade is going, and her favorite horror movies. She's cranked up...you'll love it!


    September 7th, 2022  |  47 mins 49 secs
    episode 133, family, why did we ever meet

    We cram the last 2 chaotic weeks of life into less than an hour! Olde Wrestling, Effy's Big Gay Brunch, All Out, Chicago, hanging with family and friends, new beginnings...LET'S GO!

  • A Conversation With My Mom: Terri Allen

    August 24th, 2022  |  1 hr 38 mins
    episode 133, family, why did we ever meet

    I genuinely didn't want to have my mom on the show in this capacity, but it's a great opportunity for her to tell her story. On June 20th, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. The course of action is in play and she's begun her chemo treatment. This is the most special story we've ever been able to share.

  • Jolie Lindholm (The Darling Fire, The Rocking Horse Winner)

    August 17th, 2022  |  1 hr 1 min
    episode 132, family, why did we ever meet

    Jolie Lindholm is our guest this week! We talk about coming up in 2 scenes (NY & FL) and how she went from helping her friend's band out with some background vocals to fronting a beloved band. Jolie gives us the details on how The Darling Fire came to be. The Darling Fire's new album will be available in September courtesy of our friends at Iodine Recordings. Great talk!

  • Ceramic Cat Third Episode!!!

    August 12th, 2022  |  22 mins 44 secs
    ceramic cat, episode 3

    Warning: Cash Allen is a dangerous animal.

  • Wig Out At Buc-ee's

    August 10th, 2022  |  1 hr 9 mins
    episode 131, family, why did we ever meet

    Rarely do we have 3 weeks of shit to catch up on with ya...loaded show with some Cash & Roxie invasion as well. Have fun with this one!

  • Dave Gorman (Orange Island)

    August 3rd, 2022  |  1 hr 45 mins
    episode 130, family, why did we ever meet

    Back to back Why Did We Ever Meet hall of fame episodes? Yep! This week's guest is Orange Island vocalist Dave Gorman. Holy cow, what a great conversation! This is a MUST LISTEN!

  • Dad & Roxie: A Discussion

    July 27th, 2022  |  50 mins 12 secs
    allen club, episode 129, family, why did we ever meet

    Roxie is our very special guest. We hear about her favorite foods, her favorite cartoons, how much she loves ASMR, and so much more. A very WHOLESOME episode this week! Enjoy!

  • Ceramic Cat Second Episode!!!

    July 14th, 2022  |  26 mins 42 secs
    ceramic cat, episode 2

    From Cash's Dad: "Here it is! I guess it can just be scheduled first thing Thursday morning? We'll just use that image I sent you that he made with him holding the ceramic cat."