The Opportunist

A weekly Society, Culture and True Crime podcast
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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.
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great first season so far
The first season is turning out to be amazing. I love that the host is approaching this story from a position of compassion and curiosity, not judgement.
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Podcast Details

Created by
Kast Media
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Jan 28th, 2021
Latest Episode
Apr 6th, 2021
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
10
Avg. Episode Length
42 minutes
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic
Language
American English

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