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!
No Lashley For Ashley
Mom & Dad are back to business this week! It's been a while since you've heard from just us, and let's be honest...we missed ya'! We talk about Ashley finishing up yoga instructor school, Roxie's proclamation of greatness, and we dig into Wrestlemania. Spoiler alert: Ashley still hates WWE. We're back!
BJ & Harmony Colangelo (This Ends At Prom Podcast)
Having family on as guests could be dicey...unless it's the good kind of family. 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! We get into all the things you'd expect family members to get into. Lots of reminiscing and silly conversations to be had! We miss them terribly.
You can find BJ at @bjcolangelo on Twitter & Instagram
You can find Harmony at @veloci_trap_tor on Twitter & Instagram
AND you can find This Ends At Prom at @ThisEndsAtProm on both (as well as wherever you get your podcasts!)
Fool Me Once, Part B, Fooled You Again
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! Daniel and Bonesaw talk about High School and College, and reminisce about going to shows, anime, and Adult Swim! And maybe Iron Chef! I can't remember if that was on Part A or Part B! At this point I've been drinking for four hours! Also, a New Japan edition of We F*****g?, and Daniel suggests doing a draft from said game of We F*****g?, but then both of them forget to do it because of alcohol!
Fool Me Once, Part A
FOOLED YOU! Daniel and Bonesaw take a trip down memory lane on this super-sized, two-part episode of Why Did We Ever Meet?! In Part A, they talk about how they met in middle school, and how video games, The Simpsons, and Pro-Wrestling turned them into fast friends! Then, they do a classic NES version of Pass or Trash!
Jen Joyce (TikTok Creator @knitpurl) & Lars Laing-Peterson (musician)
Did we think TikTok would lead to us finding incredible guests and new friendships? No, but here we are! 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. But how did she land on OUR radar? By acknowledging and celebrating what's known as the "elder emo". What's an elder emo? Well, if you're of a certain age, poured over getting your hands on The latest Emo Diaries comp, sported a Quicksand pin on your gas station worker's jacket, and made sure to include Samiam on your mixtapes for that person you're crushin' on to give yourself the right kinda cred...then you're an elder emo. Beyond the music discussion, we're 2 couples getting to know one another and you're privy to the first time meeting. They're wonderful folks who we feel like we'd known for 20 years. We had a blast with them and you can expect us to do it again.
You can find Jen on TikTok (and Instagram & Twitter) at: @knitpurl and you can find Lars on Instagram at: @larsgarvey
Jonah Matranga (Far, onelinedrawing, New End Original, Gratitude)
When you set up an interview like this, it always leaves you a little nervous. You worry whether they'll be receptive to the discussion. Well, as you're soon about to find out, that's not the case with our guest. 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. The conversation is open, beautiful, candid, and at times, emotional. When we say heavy, we mean it in the absolute best way possible. What you'll find out (if you didn't already know) is that Jonah is a beautiful and gifted performer and music is his tool by which he does so. We're incredibly proud of this episode and we feel certain you'll love it.
Jonah's latest album, PSONGS, is available now. To find out more, visit: www.jonahmatranga.com OR find him on instagram & twitter at @jonahmatranga
Meltzer 5 Star Review
You’re missing out
If you aren’t listening to this podcast, you’re a forking loser. How Wes every got Ashley to give him the time of day, I’ll never know 🤷🏼♀️
What an awesome family and the kids are the best!
Absolutely love the balance of the crazy mayor Wes and the soothing voice of hot mama Ashley. Perfect perfect perfect