The Opportunist

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Subscribers: 1141
Reviews: 9

J Edward Zegal
 May 25, 2022
Great podcast but the number of ads is ridiculous.

Jessie
 May 25, 2022
Absolutely love this podcast. True crime without all the blood, murder and blantant voyeurism. The host is thorough, curious and invested in the humanity of the people's stories she tells. Definitely different than other true crime podcasts that seem to exist just for entertainment.

chimyo
 May 19, 2022

Tam
 Apr 14, 2022
Love the content but unsubscribing simply because vocal fry is so annoying, for some reason the worst culprits are North American, no need for it. I think Dalek or frog DNA has somehow found a way into the North American gene pool.


 Feb 15, 2022

Description

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.


Episode Date
RACHEL LEE Part 1 of 1: Mist to Fill a River
3099

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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Sep 20, 2022
GREG BROOKS Part 1 of 1: Gold Fever
3164

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

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Sep 13, 2022
JEFFREY CALDWELL Part 1 of 1: On the Trail
3153

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

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

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Aug 23, 2022
PEGGY FULFORD Epilogue: A Conversation with Peggy
3429

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 

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Jul 26, 2022
PEGGY FULFORD Part 4 of 4: Web of Lies
3731

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.

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Jul 19, 2022
PEGGY FULFORD Part 3 of 4: Mother
3563

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:

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Jul 12, 2022
PEGGY FULFORD Part 2 of 4: Star of the Show
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Family friend Pamela Carrie recalls growing up with Peggy Barard in New Orleans and introduces her to future client Ricky Williams, a star running back for the Saints. After divorcing her third husband, Peggy enlists the help of a new business partner, a man she introduces as her brother Elkin. Both become enmeshed with Dennis Rodman, blurring the lines between business and family. 

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:

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

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

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Jul 05, 2022
PEGGY FULFORD Part 1 of 4: Dripping in Diamonds
3491

In the mid-2000s, Dennis Rodman hired a new financial manager named Peggy, the CEO of King Management Group. Peggy looks like the picture of success and promises to help her clients achieve generational wealth. But as time goes on, Rodman's team begins to  question her credibility.

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:

Better Help: get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/opp

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Jul 05, 2022
The Opportunist: Season 5 Coming July 5, 2022
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Peggy Fulford was a business manager for high profile athletes in professional sports, including former NBA star Dennis Rodman. To everyone who knew her, she was the picture of success - a strong woman in a male dominated world. Her clients trusted her completely. Deception was unimaginable. But Peggy was not who she said she was. 

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Jul 04, 2022
ALLIE CONTI: On Making Season One of Vigilante
783

Allie Conti gives Hannah Smith a behind-the-scenes look at the making of season one of Vigilante. She talks about the unsolved Texas Killing Fields murders, her reporting trips to Texas, and what it's like to report on someone's real life tragedy. This conversation is edited down but you can listen to the entire conversation on the Vigilante podcast feed. But first, go listen to season one of Vigilante, available now wherever you listen to podcasts!

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Jun 24, 2022
FALLON BLACKWOOD Part 1 of 1: A Double Life
2720

When Lindsay Reichard set out to find a new home for her horse, Willie, she stumbled upon Fallon Blackwood's cruel scheme that spanned state lines and victims by the dozen.

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:

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May 24, 2022
VIGILANTE IS AVAILABLE NOW!
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Tim Miller is a famous search-and-rescuer in Dickinson, Texas, who's helped track down more than 300 missing persons. After 38 years of searching, he’s now convinced that he’s finally solved his own daughter’s murder.  In the first season of VIGILANTE, Allie Conti (New York TimesVice) explores the human cost of Tim’s singular obsession with the case—from the people he’s falsely accused in the past, to the current girlfriend he’s put in the crosshairs of a possible serial killer. As Allie prepares to interview the suspect in person, she grapples with whether she might be the latest victim of Tim’s vigilantism.

 

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May 23, 2022
STEVEN BENSON Part 1 of 1: Family Business
3158

The quaint community of Naples, Florida is rocked by a deadly explosion that reveals the darkside of a picture perfect family.

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:

Daily Harvest: Go to Dailyharvest.com/opp to get up to $40 off your first box! 

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May 17, 2022
DAVID GHANTT Part 1 of 1: A Capital M
3429

For David Ghantt, the morning of October 4th, 1997 started out like any other work day. But by the time his shift was over, David was on his way to Mexico to start a new life, as an international fugitive.

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:

Daily Harvest: Go to Dailyharvest.com/opp to get up to $40 off your first box! 

Athena Club: Sign up today and you’ll get 20% off your first order. Go to Athenaclub.com and use promo code opportunist.

Upstart: Check your rate at Upstart.com/opp

June's Journey: Download June’s Journey free today on the Apple App Store or Google Play.

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Apr 26, 2022
CHRIS BATHUM Part 5 of 5: Criminal
3244

Multiple investigations close in on Chris Bathum as his behavior leads to dire consequences, including a drug arrest with a former CRLA client named Erika Littell. As his criminal trial gets underway, the prosecution battles with the idea of victim credibility, and Chris' defense is unintentionally reinvigorated thanks to evidence provided by Cliff Brodsky. 

 

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:

Better Help: get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/opp

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Mar 29, 2022
CHRIS BATHUM Part 4 of 5: The Sleeping Bear
3103

Rose searches for evidence to bring to law enforcement and comes across a CRLA laptop, as Jill realizes the awful truth behind Chris' behavior. A hopeful new client named Amanda enters CRLA with the intent to stay sober, but suddenly finds herself isolated and alone with Chris Bathum.

 

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:

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Mar 22, 2022
CHRIS BATHUM Part 3 of 5: Rumors
3235

More rumors circulate around Chris Bathum, especially over the death of a beloved client named Mo. Meanwhile, a devoted employee named Jill is skeptical of CRLA's insurance billing and Rose sets out to find the truth behind the biggest rumor of them all.

 

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:

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Mar 15, 2022
CHRIS BATHUM Part 2 of 5: Hypnotist
3034

Chris tells Rose that all the rumors about him are because of Cliff Brodsky, a former investor in CRLA’s predecessor, Walking Miracles. Chris paints Brodsky as his nemesis, an unhinged wild card who wants to destroy their community. But his battle against Brodsky gets out of hand when he suggests desperate measures to stop him. 

 

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: 

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Mar 08, 2022
CHRIS BATHUM Part 1 of 5: Rehab Mogul
3350

In 2013, Rose Stahl sought the help of Christopher Bathum, a therapist and CEO of a burgeoning recovery organization called Community Recovery Los Angeles. Chris would eventually offer Rose a job at CRLA. But after a while, she started hearing unsettling rumors surrounding Chris’ behavior, especially towards female 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/ 

Thank you to our sponsors: 

Better Help: Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/opp

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Mar 08, 2022
KIM McMORRIES Part 1 of 1: A Family Secret
2330

Kim McMorries was a small town doctor, highly regarded and beloved by his patients. But he was keeping a secret. And in 2019, that secret was revealed, first to east Texas, then to the world.

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: 

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Feb 15, 2022
DAN WARREN Part 1 of 1: Service Dog Fraud
2835

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.

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Dec 07, 2021
OOBAH BUTLER Part 1 of 1: Internet Prankster
2769

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?

You can email us at TheOpportunist@gmail.com

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Nov 16, 2021
CANDACE CLARK Part 1 of 1: Serial Scammer
2653

Serial scammer Candace Clark preyed on vulnerable people who believed she was a friend — but her relentless greed would be her downfall.

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Nov 09, 2021
SHERYL RUTHVEN Epilogue: What Kind of Power?
2680

Hannah and producer Patia discuss making Season 3. We bring you more information on Sheryl’s finances and her connection to local law enforcement in Tennessee and we ask the question: what happens to someone after they leave a cult? We also have a brand new interview for you with one of Sheryl’s former’s followers.

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Oct 19, 2021
SHERYL RUTHVEN Part 4 of 4: The Exodus
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When her ministry and cat rescue gain unwanted notoriety in Whatcom County, Sheryl Ruthven plans a mass exodus, shrouded in secrecy.

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Oct 12, 2021
SHERYL RUTHVEN Part 3 of 4: Creating Eden
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When Sheryl Ruthven’s cat passes away, she calls on her followers to build “Eva’s Eden,” a cat rescue, unlike any other, with a mission that extends far beyond rescuing cats. She also plots to get rid of her ex-husband.

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Oct 05, 2021
SHERYL RUTHVEN Part 1 of 4: A New Mary Magdalene
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In 2001, Sheryl Ruthven started her own church: Freedom Fire Ministries. But gradually, her uplifting sermons gave way to unorthodox teachings and doomsday prophecies. Over the last fifteen years those who believed her have seen families destroyed, their bank accounts drained and their homes filled… with cats.

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

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Sep 28, 2021
SHERYL RUTHVEN Part 2 of 4: You've Been Conned
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When one of Sheryl Ruthven's followers dares to question her need for a $170,000 trip to Scotland, he is excommunicated. We begin to see a pattern, a wake of destruction that follows anyone who dares to question Sheryl's authority.

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

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Sep 28, 2021
TARA LEE Part 2 of 2: The Perfect Scam
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After discovering Tara’s scam, her lawyers, adoptive parents and the FBI all work to build a case against her.

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Aug 31, 2021
TARA LEE Part 1 of 2: Tara Trance
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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. 

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Aug 24, 2021
DIRTBAGS AT DOPE LAKE Part 1 of 1
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In 1976, a plane carrying around 5000 pounds of weed crashed in Yosemite National Park. For a group of rock climbers living off the grid, this was the opportunity of a lifetime.

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Aug 10, 2021
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. 

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Jul 13, 2021
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?" 

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Jul 06, 2021
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.

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Jun 29, 2021
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. 

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Jun 22, 2021
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.

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Jun 15, 2021
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.

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Jun 15, 2021
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.

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Apr 06, 2021
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.

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Mar 30, 2021
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.

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Mar 23, 2021
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.

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Mar 16, 2021
SHERRY SHRINER Part 5 of 8: A Warrior Betrayed
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Sherry, increasingly paranoid and power hungry, turns on her inner circle.

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Mar 09, 2021
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.

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Mar 02, 2021
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.

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Feb 23, 2021
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.

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Feb 16, 2021
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.

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Feb 16, 2021