52 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 a Kast Original podcast hosted by Hannah Smith.

The Opportunist Kast Media

    • True Crime
    • 4.7 • 410 Ratings

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 a Kast Original podcast hosted by Hannah Smith.

    AUBREY LEE PRICE Epilogue: A Terrible Road

    AUBREY LEE PRICE Epilogue: A Terrible Road

    Hannah Smith speaks with Lee Price to hear his side of the story, and also shares a conversation with another Opportunist producer about the many discrepancies between Lee's version of the events and other interviews.

    Listen to The Opportunist ad-free, with bonus content, at KastMedia.com/KastPlus

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    You can reach out to us at TheOpportunist@kastmedia.com

    Find the episode transcript here: tinyurl.com/opppodcast

    You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/ 

    The ending credits song is called "The Crow" by Paul Graham Stanborough.

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    • 53 min
    AUBREY LEE PRICE Part 4 of 4: You're Gonna Be Famous

    AUBREY LEE PRICE Part 4 of 4: You're Gonna Be Famous

    Lee's time on the run comes to an unexpected end. And those who mourned his death are stunned to learn he is alive.

    Listen to The Opportunist ad-free, with bonus content, at KastMedia.com/KastPlus

    Listen to The Opportunist ad-free on Amazon Music

    You can reach out to us at TheOpportunist@kastmedia.com

    Find the episode transcript here: tinyurl.com/opppodcast

    You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/ 

    The ending credits song is called "The Crow" by Paul Graham Stanborough.

    Thank you to our sponsors:

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    • 58 min
    AUBREY LEE PRICE Part 3 of 4: Strangers

    AUBREY LEE PRICE Part 3 of 4: Strangers

    After faking his own death, Lee starts a new life as "Jason" in Florida. Meanwhile, Lee's family and friends react to the shocking news of his disappearance. 

    Listen to The Opportunist ad-free, with bonus content, at KastMedia.com/KastPlus

    Listen to The Opportunist ad-free on Amazon Music

    You can reach out to us at TheOpportunist@kastmedia.com

    Find the episode transcript here: tinyurl.com/opppodcast

    You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/ 

    The ending credits song is called "The Crow" by Paul Graham Stanborough.

    Thank you to our sponsors:

    The Vanished: Follow the Vanished on Amazon Music, Apple Podcasts or listen early and ad-free by joining Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.

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    • 56 min
    Lost in Panama is Available Now

    Lost in Panama is Available Now

    In 2014, Dutch friends Lisanne Froon and Kris Kremers disappeared while hiking a jungle trail in Panama. Two months later, investigators found their remains, as well as a backpack with a digital camera filled with photos that hinted at a darker story. What happened to Kris and Lisanne? In this investigative series, journalists Mariana Atencio and Jeremy Kryt retrace the last steps of the doomed women. Their search for the truth immerses them in eight years’ worth of conflicting evidence, testimonies, and rumors, as on-the-ground witnesses in Panama come forward for the first time. This explosive new evidence sets off a real-time race to reopen the case, and finally get justice for Kris and Lisanne.https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/lost-in-panama/id1650171879https://open.spotify.com/show/552v0bU0KQrnNDoeinrYU9?si=iVTRQlLbQ7et-65Cx4EQ7A
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    • 7 min
    AUBREY LEE PRICE Part 2 of 4: Root of Evil

    AUBREY LEE PRICE Part 2 of 4: Root of Evil

    In a last ditch effort to recoup the losses at his hedge fund, Lee buys a failing bank. And while Lee is praised for the acquisition, behind closed doors, things aren't what they seem. And then, in June of 2012, Lee makes a decision that will land him in the headlines and leave his community shocked and devastated. 

    You can reach out to us at TheOpportunist@kastmedia.com

    Find the episode transcript here: tinyurl.com/opppodcast

    You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/ 

    The ending credits song is called "The Crow" by Paul Graham Stanborough.

    Thank you to our sponsors:

    Shopify: Sign up for a free trial at shopify.com/OPP

    June's Journey: Solve mysteries and download June’s Journey free today on the App Store or Google Play

    Dipsea: For an extended 30 day free trial, go to dipseastories.com/opp

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    Thrive Market: Join Thrive Market and get 80 dollars in free groceries at thrivemarket.com/opp

     
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    • 53 min
    AUBREY LEE PRICE Part 1 of 4: Double Time

    AUBREY LEE PRICE Part 1 of 4: Double Time

    Beloved pastor and family man Aubrey Lee Price ("Lee") shocks his community by leaving his position at his church to start a hedge fund. After collecting millions of dollars in investors’ money, Lee realizes he’s in over his head.

    You can reach out to us at TheOpportunist@kastmedia.com

    Find the episode transcript here: tinyurl.com/opppodcast

    You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/ 

    The ending credits song is called "The Crow" by Paul Graham Stanborough.

    Thank you to our sponsors: 

    The Jordan Harbinger Show: Check out jordanharbinger.com/start for some great episode recommendations.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
410 Ratings

410 Ratings

JJGlebe ,

Hannah Smith is REALLY good at what she does

I love this podcast. The single episode stories are brilliantly done, but the longer form reporting is even better. It takes so much skill to distill a big story into logical chapters, but The Opportunist always does it in a compelling way. I’m never bored listening to Hannah Smith tell these stories. Keep up the great work :-)

l_w_58 ,

Fantastic

Really love this podcast!

Jacx6 ,

Good

It’s a decent podcast , the host is very good and the stories are interesting. I don’t mind so much with regards to Adverts , however there is an awful lot of them in the episodes each one seems to go on forever . It becomes irritating.

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