The Opportunist

By Kast Media

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Subscribers: 805
Reviews: 4

Jeni
 Apr 9, 2021
Really intriguing and great storytelling. Only complaint is a few too many ads that are pretty long.

LarsT
 Mar 13, 2021

Ray S
 Mar 8, 2021


 Feb 22, 2021

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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 a Kast Original podcast hosted by Hannah Smith.


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BONUS: And That’s Why We Drink! in conversation with The Opportunist
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In this bonus mini crossover episode, we're joined by Em Schulz and Christine Schiefer of And That's Why We Drink, a podcast where murder and the paranormal finally meet! Grab your wine and milkshakes and listen in as Em and Christine share their own take on stories of opportunists with Hannah.  Check out And That's Why We Drink for more chilling ghost stories and downright terrifying true crime stories. And be sure to check out the second part of this crossover HERE on the And That's Why We Drink feed, where Hannah shares the story of disgraced pharmacist Robert Courtney from season two with Em and Christine.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 13, 2021
S2 / E5 ROBERT COURTNEY Epilogue: Could It Happen Again?
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In the season epilogue, we talk about Kansas City (some more), discuss Robert Courtney's family, and answer the question, "Could it happen again?"  Thank you to Jason Dearen for speaking with us about his book, Kill Shot.  Thank you to our sponsors:  Better Help - Get 10% off your first month by going to betterhelp.com/opp Athena Club- Go to Athenaclub.com and use promo code opportunist to get 20% Mejuri - Head to mejuri.com/opp for 10% off your first order Dipsea - For Opportunist listeners, Dipsea is offering an extended 30 day free trial when you go to DipseaStories.com/opp See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 06, 2021
S2 / E4 ROBERT COURTNEY PART 4 of 4: Diluted Trust
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Robert Courtney’s impending release spurs a public uproar and brings up questions about how the disgraced pharmacist has been perceived and treated as an upper class white criminal. Thank you to our sponsors: The Jordan Harbinger Show: You can’t go wrong with adding The Jordan Harbinger Show to your rotation. It’s incredibly interesting, there’s never a dull show. Search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Upstart: Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to UPSTART.com/OPP. Nuts.com: New Nuts.com customers get free shipping on your first order when you text OPP to 64-000. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 29, 2021
S2 / E3 ROBERT COURTNEY Part 3 of 4: The Path to Hell
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While awaiting sentencing, Robert Courtney agrees to debrief investigators on the extent of his unthinkable crimes.  Thank you to our sponsors: Dipsea: Go to dipseastories.com/OPP for an extended 30 day free trial Wondery- This is Actually Happening: Listen to the latest episode of This is Actually Happening on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, or you can listen ad-free by joining Wondery Plus in the Wonder app.    Mejuri: Head to mejuri.com/OPP for 10% off your first order  Aura Frames: Go to auraframes.com and use code OPPORTUNIST to get $30 off your Carver WiFi frame See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 22, 2021
S2 / E1 ROBERT COURTNEY Part 1 of 4: A Deadly Prescription
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In August 2001, Robert Courtney, a respected church deacon and family man, would find himself at the center of a massive FBI investigation. Thank you to our sponsors:  Athena Club: Go to athenaclub.com and use code opportunist for 20% off your first order Upstart: Learn more at upstart.com/OPP BetterHelp: Get 10% your first month by going to betterhelp.com/OPP Dipsea: Go to dipseastories.com/OPP for an extended 30 day free trial See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 15, 2021
S2 / E2 ROBERT COURTNEY Part 2 of 4: Caught in the Act
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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. Thank you to our sponsors:  Daily Harvest: Go to dailyharvest.com and use code opp for $25 off your fist box Wondery- This is Actually Happening: Listen to the latest episode of This is Actually Happening on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, or you can listen ad-free by joining Wondery Plus in the Wonder app.  Canva: Go to canva.me/opportunist for a free 45-day extended free trial of Canva Pro Aura Frames: Go to auraframes.com and use code OPPORTUNIST to get $30 off your Carver WiFi frame See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 15, 2021
S2 / The Opportunist: Season 2 Coming June 15th, 2021
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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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 02, 2021
S1 / E9 SHERRY SHRINER Epilogue: A New Queen
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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.   Thank you to our sponsors:  Care/Of - Go to TakeCareOf.com and enter code opp50 for 50% off your first order Daily Harvest - Go to DailyHarvest.com and enter code opp to get $25 off your first box Audible - Visit Audible.com/opp or text opp to 500-500 to start your free trail See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 06, 2021
S1 / E8 SHERRY SHRINER Part 8 of 8: Day of Reckoning
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Sherry goes viral after Stephen’s death. Meanwhile, Barbara is charged and tried for murder.   Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Get 10% off your first month by going to betterhelp.com/opp Amazon Pharmacy - Learn more at Amazon.com/opportunist Athena Club - Go to Athenaclub.com and enter code opportunist to get 20% off your first order See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 30, 2021
S1 / E7 SHERRY SHRINER Part 7 of 8: The Lion and The Lamb
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Angered by his exile, Stephen becomes obsessed with taking Sherry down. A distressing night fighting with Orgone Warriors online ends with his death.   Thank you to our sponsor:  Daily Harvest - Go to DailyHarvest.com and enter promo code opp to get $25 off your first box. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 23, 2021
S1 / E6 SHERRY SHRINER Part 6 of 8: Unraveling
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Shortly after Barbara Rogers and Stephen Mineo start dating, Sherry Shriner declares Barbara to be a witch. Stephen is thrown into a state of distress when Sherry makes him choose between Barbara and the Orgone Warriors.   Thank you to our sponsor:  Care/Of - for 50% off your first order, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter code opp50 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 16, 2021
S1 / E5 SHERRY SHRINER Part 5 of 8: A Warrior Betrayed
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Sherry, increasingly paranoid and power hungry, turns on her inner circle.   Thank you to our sponsors: Audible -  Audible.com/opp or text OPP to 500-500 to start your free 30 day trial  BetterHelp - Betterhelp.com/opp for 10% off your first month See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 09, 2021
S1 / E4 SHERRY SHRINER Part 4 of 8: Building an Army
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Sherry, after being rejected from several ministry groups, realizes she can gain more followers through the internet. She also becomes friends with Stephen Mineo. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 02, 2021
S1 / E3 SHERRY SHRINER Part 3 of 8: Decoding the End of the World
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In the aftermath of Kelly’s death, Sherry sees an opportunity to promote her ministry and she predicts the end of the world by decoding messages in the bible. Thank you to our sponsor: Care/of: For 50% off, go to takecareof.com - and enter code "opp50" See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 23, 2021
S1 / E2 SHERRY SHRINER Part 2 of 8: The Elect
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After a member of Sherry Shriner’s cult dies, her friends and family recount how she went from a well-rounded young woman to a dedicated follower obsessed with the end of the world. Subscribe to The Opportunist wherever you listen to podcasts, and look for new episodes every Tuesday. Thank you to our sponsors: Betterhelp: BetterHelp.com/OPP for 10% off your first month See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 16, 2021
S1 / E1 SHERRY SHRINER Part 1 of 8: Internet Prophet
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When Barbara Rogers murdered her boyfriend Stephen Mineo, it looked like a domestic dispute gone wrong, until investigators learned they were both involved in an internet doomsday cult led by Sherry Shriner. Subscribe to The Opportunist wherever you listen to podcasts, and look for new episodes every Tuesday. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 16, 2021
S1 / The Opportunist: Coming February 16th, 2021
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The Opportunist: Coming February 16, 2021. From Kast Media. kastmedia.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 28, 2021