The Opportunist

By Kast Media

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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

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 Feb 22, 2021

Description

The Opportunist tells true stories of regular people who turn sinister simply by being opportunistic. How does an everyday person turn into a thief, a cult leader, or a scammer? Instead of portraying criminals as distinctly “other,” we explore our similarities and reveal the dark potential lurking inside of all of us. The Opportunist will launch with an episodic series on Sherry Shriner, a midwest mom and life-long churchgoer turned internet cult leader. Hosted by Hannah Smith, the series follows Sherry as she gains thousands of followers online by promoting her own religion (a blend of biblical doomsday predictions and popular alien/reptilian conspiracy theories) and profits on selling spiritual weapons that defeat aliens and demons. As she rises to the status of infallible goddess, she leaves a trail of death and destruction in her wake. We speak with family & friends of deceased cult members, prosecutors, police officers, a high profile cult expert and more. Through thought-provoking interviews and investigative reporting, The Opportunist invites the listener along with us on a thrilling journey of discovery.


Episode Date
S1 / E9 SHERRY SHRINER Epilogue: A New Queen
3311
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
3210
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
2784
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
2807
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
2924
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
2460
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
2684
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
2576
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
2453
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 whoever 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