17 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
    • 4.9 • 5.5K 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.

    ROBERT COURTNEY Part 2 of 4: Caught in the Act

    ROBERT COURTNEY Part 2 of 4: Caught in the Act

    The allegations against Robert Courtney are so heinous, the FBI initially assumes there has been a mistake. They move quickly, setting up a sting operation to catch him in the act.

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    • 54 min
    ROBERT COURTNEY Part 1 of 4: A Deadly Prescription

    ROBERT COURTNEY Part 1 of 4: A Deadly Prescription

    In August 2001, Robert Courtney, a respected church deacon and family man, would find himself at the center of a massive FBI investigation.

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    • 46 min
    The Opportunist: Season 2 Coming June 15th, 2021

    The Opportunist: Season 2 Coming June 15th, 2021

    How does a family man, pharmacist, and well-respected member of his community become a cold, calculating criminal? Sometimes the most dangerous person is the one who appears the most normal. Season 2 of The Opportunist follows a pharmacist who carried out a decades-long fraud that became the FBI's top priority in 2001 prior to 9/11. One man's actions left an entire city betrayed and changed the industry of pharmacy forever. How did this happen and could it happen again? Season 2 launches June 15th.

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    • 2 min
    SHERRY SHRINER Epilogue: A New Queen

    SHERRY SHRINER Epilogue: A New Queen

    In the Sherry Shriner epilogue we talk about the history of orgone, update you on the current status of the Orgone Warriors, and reveal more information about Sherry’s death. We also bring you a brand new interview with a former Orgone Warrior.

     

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    • 55 min
    SHERRY SHRINER Part 8 of 8: Day of Reckoning

    SHERRY SHRINER Part 8 of 8: Day of Reckoning

    Sherry goes viral after Stephen’s death. Meanwhile, Barbara is charged and tried for murder.

     

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    • 53 min
    SHERRY SHRINER Part 7 of 8: The Lion and The Lamb

    SHERRY SHRINER Part 7 of 8: The Lion and The Lamb

    Angered by his exile, Stephen becomes obsessed with taking Sherry down. A distressing night fighting with Orgone Warriors online ends with his death.

     

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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
5.5K Ratings

5.5K Ratings

DustinND ,

Very good and informative podcast

This is a very good podcast with so much research. The stories are intriguing and ones I’ve never heard of.

AliRob39 ,

MindBlowing

It’s amazing the lengths people will go for attention or cash or power. This podcast shines a light on sinister folks with seemingly innocent motives that ultimately became detrimental to others.
I haven’t been able to stop listening since learning about it over at “And That’s Why We Drink” podcast.
Definitely worth the listen.

Djthomas9676 ,

It’s definitely a rare find!

So many podcasts have narrators who can’t help but interject their own feeling, assumptions and opinions into the stories they tell. This goes double for true crime podcasts. It’s refreshing when a narrator can say upfront “I don’t believe this” but still empathize with those who do. To be clear this is definitely a cult, but I appreciate the empathy.

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