82 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 • 9.7K 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

    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.

    Listen to Vigilante:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/vigilante/id1622288667
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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.

    TARA LEE Part 1 of 2: Tara Trance

    TARA LEE Part 1 of 2: Tara Trance

    Tara Lee was an adoption facilitator in Detroit, loved by many. In the Fall of 2018 a group of adoptive parents and attorneys discovered she wasn't who she said she was. 

    OOBAH BUTLER Part 1 of 1: Internet Prankster

    OOBAH BUTLER Part 1 of 1: Internet Prankster

    Before he even opened its doors, Oobah Butler's restaurant was number one on TripAdvisor. He had no staff, no menu, and no real location. In fact, the restaurant was a lie. It would launch his career as an internet prankster, blurring the line between reality and illusion, begging the question: can you take a joke too far?

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
9.7K Ratings

9.7K Ratings

TheMaidenFair ,

Great for a winding ride when you’ve got some time to kill

I enjoy this show, I think it’s great.

I gotta say though, I cannot shake off the impression that the narrator, while having a smooth radio friendly voice, makes these strange consistent repetitive (I think for dramatic effect?) comments and pauses. I don’t know if it is intended or not? But Anyways I still enjoy this channel loads and completely think you NEED to post about that The Love Has Won cult. I heard about it when the Pelee fiasco was going on in Hawaii and that ish is BANANAS!! 🍌 I think yall wil enjoy checking into it even if you don’t end up covering it.

Keep em coming, thanks for the content!

sass_sa_frass ,

Disappointed

Had to change my five star rating. Waited for a new season/episodes only to get a pay wall. Your money grab is OPPORTUNISTIC.

UrluKat ,

Pay wall

I liked this podcast, but now I can’t afford to listen to it

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