Episode from the podcastBoobies & Noobies: A Romance Review Podcast

Call Me Maybe

Released Saturday, 20th March 2021
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This episode is sponsored by Love at First, an uplifting and unforgettable story of love and second chances by critically acclaimed author, Kate Clayborn. The Novel:Call Me Maybe The Author: Cara BastoneThe Noobie:Adam Murphy IG: @photography.by.acmThe Synopsis: Paint your toes. Pick up the wrong coffee and bagel order. Drive from Brooklyn to Jersey in traffic so slow you want to tear your hair out. It’s amazing all the useless things I can accomplish while on hold for three hours with customer service. Three hours when I should be getting the Date-in-a-Box website ready to launch at the big business expo in a few days. Except my shiny new website is glitching, and my inner rage-monster is ready to scorch some earth… when he finally picks up. Not the robot voice I expected but a real live human named Cal. He’s surprisingly helpful and really knows his stuff, even if he’s a little awkward…. in an adorable way.And suddenly I’m flirting with him? And I think he’s flirting back.And suddenly it’s been hours, and we’re still on the phone talking and ordering each other takeout while he trouble shoots my website.And suddenly we’re exchanging numbers and sending texts and DMs every day, leaving voice mails (who even does that anymore?!).And suddenly I’m wondering if it’s possible for two people fall in love at first talk.Because I’m falling… hard.***Vera Hoffman has just days to make sure her website for her new Date-in-a-Box business launches. When the darn thing glitches, she calls her IT company and connects with Cal Kantola. An intense week of phone calls, DMs, voice messages, and texts ensue, and in between troubleshooting, these two start to develop feelings. But will their systems be compatible when they actually meet face-to-face?Show Notes:- Sponsored promo for Love at First by Kate Clayborn (00:00:05 - 00:01:42)- Introducing IT dude and friend-of-the-pod, Adam- A Very Corona-Quarantined Birthday Part Two- Audiobook noobies!- Remembering "books on tape", the original audiobook - Other Audible originals to check out: Getting Schooled by Emma Chase and The A.I. Who Loved Me by Alyssa Cole- Call Me Maybe by Cara Bastone (00:11:10)- Writing for an Audible Original vs. a traditionally-published book- Shoutout to My Worst Date!- The not-so-brief synopsis for Call Me Maybe (00:15:34)- Overall impressions- Vera is the new Sookie- The romanticism of falling in love with a telemarketer- "Jack of all trades, master of none"- Date in a Box - the subscription box we all need! (00:36:40)- Gifting an experience vs. a gift- Real life IT woes (00:40:43)- The modern "You've Got Mail" (but without AIM)- A minor obsession with true crime- To catfish or not to catfish? (00:49:20)- Heart & Humor Ratings - Absolutely no heat (00:54:20)- A very delayed discussion of Adam's history with romance- Check out Patreon for our alien-romance talk!- Adam's beautiful photographyFollow Boobies & Noobies on Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook @boobiespodcast and check out our blog, merch, and more on our brand new Boobies & Noobies website.*Boobies & Noobies is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts*