84 episodes

The Opportunist tells true stories of regular people who turn sinister by embracing opportunity. How does an everyday person turn into a thief, a scammer or a cult leader? Perhaps the most dangerous person is the one who appears the most normal. Perhaps there is a dark potential lurking inside all of us that is just waiting for the right opportunity to emerge. The Opportunist is an original podcast hosted by Hannah Smith.

The Opportunist Opportunist

    • True Crime
    • 4.8 • 878 Ratings

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The Opportunist tells true stories of regular people who turn sinister by embracing opportunity. How does an everyday person turn into a thief, a scammer or a cult leader? Perhaps the most dangerous person is the one who appears the most normal. Perhaps there is a dark potential lurking inside all of us that is just waiting for the right opportunity to emerge. The Opportunist is an original podcast hosted by Hannah Smith.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    DAVID GHANTT Part 1 of 1: A Capital M

    DAVID GHANTT Part 1 of 1: A Capital M

    For David Ghantt, the morning of October 4th, 1997 started out like any other work day. But by the time his shift was over, David was on his way to Mexico to start a new life, as an international fugitive.

    KIM McMORRIES Part 1 of 1: A Family Secret

    KIM McMORRIES Part 1 of 1: A Family Secret

    Kim McMorries was a small town doctor, highly regarded and beloved by his patients. But he was keeping a secret. And in 2019, that secret was revealed, first to east Texas, then to the world.

    DAN WARREN Part 1 of 1: Service Dog Fraud

    DAN WARREN Part 1 of 1: Service Dog Fraud

    From the outside, Dan Warren's farm in Madison County, Virginia looked idyllic. A place where life-saving Diabetic Alert Dogs were carefully bred and trained. But in 2011, a cruel fraud was exposed and the families he hurt would search for justice.

    CANDACE CLARK Part 1 of 1: Serial Scammer

    CANDACE CLARK Part 1 of 1: Serial Scammer

    Serial scammer Candace Clark preyed on vulnerable people who believed she was a friend - but her relentless greed would be her downfall.

    Vigilante - Byron David Smith: THE DEER HUNTER

    Vigilante - Byron David Smith: THE DEER HUNTER

    Byron Smith was tired of his home being burgled. He said it had been broken into at least a half dozen times. And he was determined not to let it happen again.

    So, Smith set a trap and laid in wait to protect his “castle.”

    When two teenage cousins broke into his house on Elm Street, it set off a true-life horror story.

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    • 19 min
    TARA LEE Part 2 of 2: The Perfect Scam

    TARA LEE Part 2 of 2: The Perfect Scam

    After discovering Tara's scam, her lawyers, adoptive parents and the FBI all work to build a case against her.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
878 Ratings

878 Ratings

N1n1;) ,

Phenomenal Podcast

Hanna is a fabulous story teller. I have listened to all the episodes more than once. These cases are fascinating and the way are presented is top tier podcasting.

Teppytimewarp ,

Who are the opportunists now?

A full paywall….Listen to you audience. Why not just accept more adds so more people can listen.

Unfortunate. I liked this show. But not for 109$ a year. 👎🏼

Originale1 ,

Could use tighter editing

The story is interesting but some of the interviews are much too detailed and get quite boring. The whole series could be much shorter. I stopped halfway through because I lost concentration especially when we got to Amanda’s interview

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