Ep. 75: Do The Right Thing

Nate and Ryan are back from a brief break to discuss Spike Lee’s masterpiece Do the Right Thing. In celebration of the film’s 30th anniversary, Nate and Ryan are doing an appreciation episode to give a much deserved re-watch to a movie that has proven to be more timely and prescient with each passing year. Listen as they discuss what they think makes the movie work so well and how the movie has impacted the way they see the world.

A word of caution: this episode contains clips from the movie that contain racial slurs. If such content typically is a trigger for you, you may want to skip over any clips we use.

Share your thoughts on Spike Lee: genius? provocateur? both? Does Do the Right Thing belong in the conversation of all-time great films ever? Let us know!

Read Wesley Morris’ terrific analysis in the New York Times of what makes Do the Right Thing stand out from other Hollywood movies about race.

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