The Murders of Leo Frank and Mary Phagan

On this week’s episode, Khan and Butt discuss the story of Leo Frank, who was convicted of the murder of a 13-year-old employee named Mary Phagan in 1913. Khan and Butt share their stories and discuss if Frank actually was the killer.

The Murders of Leo Frank and Mary Phagan

All across America, thousands of hate crimes are committed every year, but only a small number of them get reported. An even smaller fraction are ever prosecuted. The podcast “Invisible Hate” is here to figure out why.

“Invisible Hate” is a true crime podcast about underreported hate crimes. Cohosted by Saadia Khan (“Immigrantly”) and Asad Butt ("American Muslim Project"), the podcast sheds light on the worst true crimes that are motivated by things like race, religion or sexual orientation and are usually perpetrated against minorities.

Each week, the two hosts share the details of a crime committed in North America along with a debate about how to classify it, as well as little-known facts about hate crimes, a discussion about why these crimes are underreported (and why it matters) and personal anecdotes.

On this week’s episode, Khan and Butt discuss the story of Leo Frank. In 1913, Frank was convicted of the murder of a 13-year-old employee named Mary Phagan. His trial attracted national attention. Later, when Frank’s death sentence was commuted, he was kidnapped from prison and lynched. Khan and Butt share their stories and discuss if he actually was the killer.

“Invisible Hate” is a collaboration between Rifelion Media and Immigrantly.

New episodes of “Invisible Hate” release every Thursday. Listen to the latest episode, titled “The Murders of Leo Frank and Mary Phagan,” below or catch up wherever you listen to podcasts.

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