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1,235 - Joining a Secret Society

August 19th, 2016

Episode 443 of 489 episodes

Can you keep a secret? If you can, then I have the perfect group for you. Learn all about it in this episode. Slow dialog: 1:19 Explanations: 3:46 Fast dialog: 17:12 Nathan: Can you keep a secret? Mia: Sure. Nathan: I’ve been initiated into a secret society at school. I’m one of the chosen few. Mia: Is it supposed to be a big deal? Nathan: Of course it is. It’s very exclusive. Not many people are invited to join. Mia: But what’s the purpose of this secret society? Nathan: Well, we have a secret handshake and we have some really mysterious rites and rituals. Mia: What kinds of rites and rituals? Nathan: I can’t tell you. I’ve been sworn to secrecy. Mia: But what is the purpose of the society? Do you have some goal to accomplish, some reason for existence? Nathan: The point is that the members are bound by an allegiance to each other and to the society. Mia: You mean like you’d take a bullet for each other? Nathan: Well, no. Mia: Or protect each other at all costs, even by lying and cheating? Nathan: No, at least I wouldn’t. Mia: Then what does it all amount to? Nathan: If anyone asks us about it, we deny its existence. We have a secret that no one else knows. Mia: Not anymore. Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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