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Storybeater Episode 095: Romeo & Juliet

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Release Date: 02/08/2021

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With Valentine's Day just around the corner, Anthony and Andrew revisit the greatest love story ever told, William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. But is it actually a great love story, or just a tale about two stupid kids?

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