46 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.

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    • True Crime
    • 5.0 • 5 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.

    RACHEL LEE Part 1 of 1: Mist to Fill a River

    RACHEL LEE Part 1 of 1: Mist to Fill a River

    When Ralph Raines Junior stepped into Rachel Lee’s psychic shop in 2004, he was a lonely tree farmer in his 50s looking for love advice. Rachel became his friend and confidant, but over the next decade, what began as a $10 psychic reading would end up costing him more than he could ever have known.

    Our theme song is Waltz for Zacaria from Blue Dot Sessions.

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

    Find the episode transcript here: tinyurl.com/opppodcast

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    • 51 min
    GREG BROOKS Part 1 of 1: Gold Fever

    GREG BROOKS Part 1 of 1: Gold Fever

    Greg Brooks is a veteran deep sea salvager who claimed to discover a shipwreck off of Cape Cod carrying a billion-dollar treasure. He promised to share that treasure with friends and neighbors if they funded his mission to retrieve it. What started as a simple expedition led to an FBI investigation and a looming question: was there really treasure on that ship?

    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/ 

    Our theme song is Waltz for Zacaria from Blue Dot Sessions.

    Thank you to our sponsors:

    Daily Harvest: For up to $40 off your first box, go to dailyharvest.com/OPP

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

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    • 52 min
    JEFFREY CALDWELL Part 1 of 1: On the Trail

    JEFFREY CALDWELL Part 1 of 1: On the Trail

    Melissa met Jeffrey through an online dating site. At first they seemed like the perfect match-- they wanted all the same things in life. But Jeffrey wasn't who he said he was. He had a long, storied past as a con man, including once at an annual event for long distance hikers.  

    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/ 

    Thank you to our sponsors: 

    Rothy's: Get $20 off your first purchase at rothys.com/OPP

    Everlywell: Get 20% off an at-home lab test at everlywell.com/OPP

    BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month at BetterHelp.com/OPP

    Daily Harvest: For up to $40 off your first box, go to dailyharvest.com/OPP

    NordVPN: Keep your information encrypted and private with 30 day money back guarantee at nordvpn.com/OPP 
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 52 min
    PEGGY FULFORD Epilogue: A Conversation with Peggy

    PEGGY FULFORD Epilogue: A Conversation with Peggy

    Financial manager Liz Campos explains what an ethical business management practice looks like, highlighting where Peggy got it wrong. Hannah then interviews the opportunist herself and Peggy offers her side of the story, touching on her mental health struggles, Rodman's relationship issues, and her plans to pay people back. 

    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 "Take Me to the Water" by David Gerard Lawrence and Samuel Kenneth Brookes.

    Thank you to our sponsors: 

    Athena Club: Get 20% off your first razor kit at athenaclub.com, use promo code opportunist

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

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

    NordVPN: Keep your information encrypted and private with 30 day money back guarantee at nordvpn.com/OPP 

    Blender's Eyewear: For 15% off at blenderseyewear.com, use promo code oppvip

     
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 57 min
    PEGGY FULFORD Part 4 of 4: Web of Lies

    PEGGY FULFORD Part 4 of 4: Web of Lies

    Ricky Williams and his wife Kristin receive a notice from the IRS after their car is repossessed, leading to serious questions about Peggy. After the fallout from his trip to North Korea, Dennis Rodman finally calls it quits with King Management. Meanwhile, an FBI investigation is under way, showing a system of bank accounts that illustrates the depths of Peggy's deceit. 

    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 "Take Me to the Water" by David Gerard Lawrence and Samuel Kenneth Brookes.

    Thank you to our sponsors: 

    BetterHelp: Our listeners get 10% off their first month at BetterHelp.com/opp.

    Upstart: Check your rate today at Upstart.com/opp.

    Rothy's: For $20 off your first order, go to Rothys.com/opp.

    Everlywell: Get 20% off an at-home lab test at everlywell.com/opp.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    PEGGY FULFORD Part 3 of 4: Mother

    PEGGY FULFORD Part 3 of 4: Mother

    Rodman honors Peggy in his Basketball Hall of Fame speech, while AJ keeps getting calls about unpaid bills. Vanessa Prieto, Rodman's family lawyer, faces continual problems with Peggy and begins to suspect criminal activity. Then, it is revealed that Peggy has been keeping a family secret from all her clients. 

    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 "Take Me to the Water" by David Gerard Lawrence and Samuel Kenneth Brookes.

    Thank you to our sponsors:

    Pepper Body: Get 20% off your first order of bras when you go to wearpepper.com/OPPORTUNIST

    Upstart: Check out personal loan rates at upstart.com/opp

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    • 59 min

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