Thanks to everyone who made PodConf 2023 an amazing experience!

Asad Butt / Invisible Hate

Here’s our interview with Asad Butt, the host of the Invisible Hate podcast.

Asad is an award-winning producer, serial entrepreneur, and startup advisor. In 2020, Asad launched Rifelion Media to create podcasts and movies to elevate diverse voices. In 2021, he created and co-produced the award-winning King of the World podcast series.

Asad is also a professor of entrepreneurship and media ventures at Boston University’s School of Communication.

Connect with Asad on Twitter, @abuttinportland, and come meet Asad at PodConf 2023!

Asad Butt / Invisible Hate / PodConf

How many episodes have you published?


Describe your podcast in 2 or 3 sentences

Invisible Hate is a podcast that sheds light on the worst true crimes that are motivated by things like race, religion, or sexual orientation and are usually perpetrated against minorities.

In each episode, we examine one crime in depth and then discuss whether or not it should be classified as a hate crime. Trust us, Invisible Hate is a podcast you’ll hate to love.

Why did you start this podcast and what do you love about it?

Too many crimes against minority communities are not getting the attention they deserve.

Who is your target audience?

20-45 year olds.

What’s the number 1 thing listeners love about your podcast?

Good sound design.

Are you monetizing this podcast? If so, how?

We sell ad spots.

What advice would you give a new podcaster?

Just start. Figure it out as you go.

There are people waiting to hear what you have to say.

What’s your favorite podcast you listen to?

The Town

Anything else people should know about you or your podcast?

Yup, go check it out!

Where can people follow you?

The best place to follow me is on Twitter, @abuttinportland, and Instagram, @rifelionasad.

Scroll to Top