Rifelion Flagship “American Muslim Project” Returns for Highly-Anticipated Season 2

For more than 500 years, Muslims have had a presence in North America and have made lasting contributions to American life, culture and history. The show proposes that it’s a great time for the rest of the population to get to know Muslim community and culture a little better. 

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The show has been on hiatus since 2021. Now it's back with more influential Muslim voices than ever before.

After a two year hiatus, Rifelion’s podcast “American Muslim Project” has returned for a highly-anticipated second season. The show platforms Muslims who are shaping America. The show's second season aims to be shorter, with a focus on being more bingeable and more conversational.

For more than 500 years, Muslims have had a presence in North America and have made lasting contributions to American life, culture and history. The show proposes that since there are over 3 million Muslims in America, it’s a great time for the rest of the population to get to know Muslim community and culture a little better. 

Each week, the show’s host Asad Butt interviews a different Muslim guest who is impacting American life and culture. Guests include Muslim artists, actors, musicians, politicians, activists and much more. "American Muslim Project" focuses on Muslim creatives who are breaking ground with their work; case in point, the show's most recent guest, filmmaker Aizzah Fatima, is known for writing and starring in the "Americanish" (2021), the first American Muslim rom-com made by American Muslim women. Other notable previous guests include actor Shahjehan Khan of the award-winning podcast “King of the World” and DEI specialist Nadia Butt, whose podcast “Inclusive Collective” recently won at the 2023 Golden Crane Podcast Awards.

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In 2020, Butt launched Rifelion Media to help elevate diverse voices, with “American Muslim Project” as the company’s first production. Butt is also a startup advisor and investor, primarily working with pet care and education founders, as well as accelerator programs. Prior to his work in the startup industry, Butt worked in broadcast television and video production. In 2004, he helped launch Bridges TV, the first American Muslim lifestyle network, serving as its first news director, producer and anchor.

New episodes of “American Muslim Project” release every Friday. Listen to the latest episode below, or catch up on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts.

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