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The Opportunist

English, Social, 8 seasons, 148 episodes, 4 days, 19 hours, 55 minutes
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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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KIMBERLY SMITH Part 1 of 5: Bad Wrong

In August of 2010, 78-yr-old Goldie Mae Robinson disappeared. The police investigation upended the quiet little town of South Daytona, Florida. Goldie was in good health, knew her neighbors and had lived in the same mobile home park for over 30 years. Her son Fred was astounded that she has just vanished. The search for Goldie Robinson revealed that her life was intricately intertwined with her neighbor, friend and caretaker, Kimberly Smith. Listen to The Opportunist ad-free at KastMedia.com/KastPlus You can reach out to us at [email protected] Find the episode transcript here: tinyurl.com/opppodcast You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/ Thank you to our sponsors: Hello Fresh: Go to Hellofresh.com/50opp and use code 50opp for 50% off plus free shipping!Go to HelloFresh dot com slash 50opp and use code 50opp for 50% off plus free shippingGo to HelloFresh dot com slash 50opp and use code 50opp for 50% off plus free shipping!”○ Repeat offer, vanity URL, and promo codeGo to HelloFresh dot com slash 50opp and use code 50opp for 50% off plus free shipping!”○ Repeat offer, vanity URL, and promo code Shopify: sign up for a $1-per-month trial at shopify.com/opp Dipsea: sign up for a 30-day free trial at DipseaStories.com/opp Sports Explains the World: To hear incredible stories from the wide world of sports, listen to Sports Explains the World on the Wondery App or wherever you get your podcasts. Canva: Get a free 45-day trial when you go to Canva.me/opp Better Help: This show is sponsored by Better Help. Go to Betterhelp.com/opp to get 10% off your first month.  
8/22/202341 minutes, 41 seconds
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MARION BERNTSEN Part 1 of 1: Paper Terrorist

Marion Berntsen was in her 70s when she began renting rooms in suburban Illinois, appearing to be a quiet, elderly lady. What her housemates didn't realize is that Marion was actually a domestic terrorist, determined to upend their lives.  Listen to The Opportunist ad-free, with bonus content, at KastMedia.com/KastPlus Listen to The Opportunist ad-free on Amazon Music You can reach out to us at [email protected] Find the episode transcript here: tinyurl.com/opppodcast You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/ Thank you to our sponsors: Babbel: Get up to 55% off and start speaking a new language at babbel.com/OPP Earth Breeze: Subscribe and save 40% by going to earthbreeze.com/OPP to get started with eco-friendly laundry detergent Better Help: Find an online therapist and enjoy 10% off your first month at betterhealth.com/OPP Shopify: Get a $1 per month trial period and start selling on Shopify at shopify.com/OPP Zocdoc: Download the Zocdoc app for FREE and book a top-rated doctor today at zocdoc.com/OPP  
7/4/202343 minutes, 51 seconds
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GREG GUMUCIO Part 1 of 1: Circle of Trust

Greg Gumucio was the founder of a yoga empire called Yoga to the People, professing that yoga was for everyone. But behind the loving mantras and thriving studios, was a man obsessed with making money and controlling women.  Listen to The Opportunist ad-free, with bonus content, at KastMedia.com/KastPlus Listen to The Opportunist ad-free on Amazon Music You can reach out to us at [email protected] Find the episode transcript here: tinyurl.com/opppodcast You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/ Thank you to our sponsors: Babbel: Get up to 55% off and start speaking a new language at babbel.com/OPP Earth Breeze: Subscribe and save 40% by going to earthbreeze.com/OPP to get started with eco-friendly laundry detergent Canva: Start creating with a FREE 45-day extended trial at canva.com/OPP Dipsea: Start your 30 day FREE trial and listen to sexy stories at dipsea.com/OPP  Shopify: Get a $1 per month trial period and start selling on Shopify at shopify.com/OPP  
6/27/202347 minutes, 15 seconds
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GAYLE PALMER Part 7 of 7: Criminally Minded

Gayle Palmer moves her program into Nevada after being denied a license to operate in Utah. The Suttons seek justice for Michelle by suing Gayle and Summit Quest. Listen to The Opportunist ad-free, with bonus content, at KastMedia.com/KastPlus Listen to The Opportunist ad-free on Amazon Music You can reach out to us at [email protected] Find the episode transcript here: tinyurl.com/opppodcast You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/ Thank you to our sponsors: Athena Club Razor: Go to athenaclub.com and use code OPP for 25% off your first order. Microdose: To learn more about microdosing THC go to Microdose.com and use code OPP to get free shipping & 30% off your first order Dipsea app: Get an extended 30 day free trial when you go to dipseastories.com/OPP. Earth Breeze:  Get 40% off your first order of eco-friendly laundry detergent at earthbreeze.com/OPP
5/30/202345 minutes, 55 seconds
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GAYLE PALMER Part 6 of 7: Window of Loss

After discovering the truth about Michelle’s death, Cathy goes on a crusade to shut down Summit Quest. But Gayle is determined to fight. Would she be held responsible for what happened to Michelle? Listen to The Opportunist ad-free, with bonus content, at KastMedia.com/KastPlus Listen to The Opportunist ad-free on Amazon Music. You can reach out to us at [email protected] Find the episode transcript here: tinyurl.com/opppodcast You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/ Thank you to our sponsors: Athena Club Razor: Go to athenaclub.com and use code OPP for 25% off your first order. Canva: get a FREE 45-day extended trial when you go to Canva.me/OPP ZocDoc: Find a top rated doctor within 24 hours by going to zocdoc.com/OPP and download the app for FREE  Better Help: Visit BetterHelp.com/OPP today to get 10% off your first month.
5/23/202341 minutes, 28 seconds
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GAYLE PALMER Part 5 of 7: Far From Over

Amanda and the other survivors are uncertain of their fate. Gayle Palmer continues to operate Summit Quest even as she’s being investigated for Michelle’s death. Meanwhile, Cathy Sutton begins to piece together the truth of what happened. Listen to The Opportunist ad-free, with bonus content, at KastMedia.com/KastPlus Listen to The Opportunist ad-free on Amazon Music You can reach out to us at [email protected] Find the episode transcript here: tinyurl.com/opppodcast You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/ Thank you to our sponsors: Dipsea app: Get an extended 30 day free trial when you go to dipseastories.com/OPP. Canva: get a FREE 45-day extended trial when you go to Canva.me/OPP Microdose: To learn more about microdosing THC go to Microdose.com and use code OPP to get free shipping & 30% off your first order Better Help: Visit BetterHelp.com/OPP today to get 10% off your first month.
5/16/202342 minutes, 11 seconds
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GAYLE PALMER Part 4 of 7: I Hate This Place

Amanda DeRose attended Summit Quest with Michelle in May of 1990. She shares her experience of the program, including what happened to Michelle on the last day of her life. Listen to all 7 episodes of Season 7 now, ad-free, with bonus content, at KastMedia.com/KastPlus Listen to The Opportunist ad-free on Amazon Music You can reach out to us at [email protected] Find the episode transcript here: tinyurl.com/opppodcast You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/ Thank you to our sponsors: Better Help: Visit BetterHelp.com/OPP today to get 10% off your first month. Athena Club Razor: Go to athenaclub.com and use code OPP for 25% off your first order. Earth Breeze:  Get 40% off your first order of eco-friendly laundry detergent at earthbreeze.com/opp.
5/9/202344 minutes, 33 seconds
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GAYLE PALMER Part 3 of 7: Damage Control

The Sutton family continues to search for answers as an investigation is opened into Michelle’s death. Gayle Palmer tries to convince the Suttons, the police, and the media that Summit Quest is not at fault, even as evidence to the contrary begins to emerge. Listen to all 7 episodes of Season 7 now, ad-free, with bonus content, at KastMedia.com/KastPlus Listen to The Opportunist ad-free on Amazon Music You can reach out to us at [email protected] Find the episode transcript here: tinyurl.com/opppodcast You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/ Thank you to our sponsors: Microdose: To learn more about microdosing THC go to Microdose.com and use code OPP to get free shipping & 30% off your first order Babbel: Get up to 55% off and start speaking a new language at babbel.com/OPP
5/2/202340 minutes, 58 seconds
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GAYLE PALMER Part 2 of 7: The Price of Admission

Before Summit Quest, Gayle Palmer worked at another wilderness therapy program called Challenger. Challenger was founded by Steve Cartisano, who is generally viewed now as a con artist.  Listen to The Opportunist ad-free, with bonus content, at KastMedia.com/KastPlus Listen to The Opportunist ad-free on Amazon Music You can reach out to us at [email protected] Find the episode transcript here: tinyurl.com/opppodcast You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/
4/25/202344 minutes, 8 seconds
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GAYLE PALMER Part 1 of 7: The Deadly Mirage

In May of 1990, 15-year-old Michelle Sutton attended a wilderness therapy program called Summit Quest. It was a 63-day program promoted as a way to help stuggling teens, founded by Gayle Palmer. But after only nine days, Michelle Sutton was dead. Was this a tragic accident, or the result of a more calcuated pattern of abuse in a burgeoning industry?  Listen to The Opportunist ad-free, with bonus content, at KastMedia.com/KastPlus Listen to The Opportunist ad-free on Amazon Music You can reach out to us at [email protected] Find the episode transcript here: tinyurl.com/opppodcast You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/ Thank you to our sponsors: Athena Club Razor: Go to athenaclub.com and use code OPP for 25% off your first order Babbel: Start speaking a new language for up to 55% off at babbel.com/OPP Earth Breeze:  Get 40% off your first order of eco-friendly laundry detergent at earthbreeze.com/OPP Dipsea App: Get a 30 free trial and explore hundreds of sexy audio stories at dipseastories.com/OPP
4/25/202343 minutes, 51 seconds
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Season 7 Coming April 25th

In the summer of 1990, 15-year-old Michelle Sutton attended a wilderness therapy camp in Utah. A week later, she was dead. What happened to Michelle? This is what her mother, Cathy, wanted to know. But the search for answers would thrust Cathy into the national spotlight and call into question the founder and director of Summit Quest, Gayle Palmer. Was Michelle’s death a tragic accident or part of a more sinister pattern emerging in the rapidly growing troubled teen industry? 
4/18/20233 minutes, 26 seconds
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SHAWN PARCELLS Part 1 of 1: The Assistant

In 2018, Katrina Gay turned to National Autopsy Services to get answers about her mother’s death. The man performing the autopsy, Shawn Parcells, claimed to be a forensic expert. But an investigation into his past would call into question Shawn Parcells' credentials. Was he really qualified to be performing autopsies? And what would that mean for the hundreds of grieving families who had used his services? Listen to The Opportunist ad-free, with bonus content, at KastMedia.com/KastPlus Listen to The Opportunist ad-free on Amazon Music You can reach out to us at [email protected] Find the episode transcript here: tinyurl.com/opppodcast You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/ Thank you to our sponsors: Brooklinen: Presidents Day Sale - get the deals of your dreams at Brooklinen.com with promo code OPP. Dipsea app: Get an extended 30 day free trial when you go to dipseastories.com/opp. Canva: get a FREE 45-day extended trial when you go to Canva.me/OPP
2/21/202351 minutes, 38 seconds
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DR. SCOTT CHARMOLI Part 1 of 1: Broken Trust

Trusted Wisconsin dentist Dr. Scott Charmoli had a thriving practice. But his new patient, Jackie, began to suspect there was a dark side to his work.  Listen to The Opportunist ad-free, with bonus content, at KastMedia.com/KastPlus Listen to The Opportunist ad-free on Amazon Music You can reach out to us at [email protected] Find the episode transcript here: tinyurl.com/opppodcast You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/   
12/20/202247 minutes, 52 seconds
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ALL-STAR #3 Part 1 of 1: Comic Conned

In 1940, the comic book All-Star #3 introduced the world to the Justice Society for the very first time. 70 years later, All-Star #3 made headlines again—this time for being at the center of not one, but two crimes. Listen to The Opportunist ad-free, with bonus content, at KastMedia.com/KastPlus Listen to The Opportunist ad-free on Amazon Music You can reach out to us at [email protected] Find the episode transcript here: tinyurl.com/opppodcast You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/   
12/13/202246 minutes, 30 seconds
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AUBREY LEE PRICE Epilogue: A Terrible Road

Hannah Smith speaks with Lee Price to hear his side of the story, and also shares a conversation with another Opportunist producer about the many discrepancies between Lee's version of the events and other interviews. Listen to The Opportunist ad-free, with bonus content, at KastMedia.com/KastPlus Listen to The Opportunist ad-free on Amazon Music You can reach out to us at [email protected] Find the episode transcript here: tinyurl.com/opppodcast You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  The ending credits song is called "The Crow" by Paul Graham Stanborough.
11/15/202248 minutes, 22 seconds
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AUBREY LEE PRICE Part 4 of 4: You're Gonna Be Famous

Lee's time on the run comes to an unexpected end. And those who mourned his death are stunned to learn he is alive. Listen to The Opportunist ad-free, with bonus content, at KastMedia.com/KastPlus Listen to The Opportunist ad-free on Amazon Music You can reach out to us at [email protected] Find the episode transcript here: tinyurl.com/opppodcast You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  The ending credits song is called "The Crow" by Paul Graham Stanborough.  
11/8/202252 minutes, 42 seconds
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AUBREY LEE PRICE Part 3 of 4: Strangers

After faking his own death, Lee starts a new life as "Jason" in Florida. Meanwhile, Lee's family and friends react to the shocking news of his disappearance.  Listen to The Opportunist ad-free, with bonus content, at KastMedia.com/KastPlus Listen to The Opportunist ad-free on Amazon Music You can reach out to us at [email protected] Find the episode transcript here: tinyurl.com/opppodcast You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  The ending credits song is called "The Crow" by Paul Graham Stanborough.
11/1/202250 minutes, 54 seconds
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Lost in Panama is Available Now

In 2014, Dutch friends Lisanne Froon and Kris Kremers disappeared while hiking a jungle trail in Panama. Two months later, investigators found their remains, as well as a backpack with a digital camera filled with photos that hinted at a darker story. What happened to Kris and Lisanne? In this investigative series, journalists Mariana Atencio and Jeremy Kryt retrace the last steps of the doomed women. Their search for the truth immerses them in eight years’ worth of conflicting evidence, testimonies, and rumors, as on-the-ground witnesses in Panama come forward for the first time. This explosive new evidence sets off a real-time race to reopen the case, and finally get justice for Kris and Lisanne.https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/lost-in-panama/id1650171879https://open.spotify.com/show/552v0bU0KQrnNDoeinrYU9?si=iVTRQlLbQ7et-65Cx4EQ7ASee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/31/20228 minutes, 24 seconds
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AUBREY LEE PRICE Part 2 of 4: Root of Evil

In a last ditch effort to recoup the losses at his hedge fund, Lee buys a failing bank. And while Lee is praised for the acquisition, behind closed doors, things aren't what they seem. And then, in June of 2012, Lee makes a decision that will land him in the headlines and leave his community shocked and devastated.  You can reach out to us at [email protected] Find the episode transcript here: tinyurl.com/opppodcast You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  The ending credits song is called "The Crow" by Paul Graham Stanborough.
10/25/202246 minutes, 24 seconds
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AUBREY LEE PRICE Part 1 of 4: Double Time

Beloved pastor and family man Aubrey Lee Price ("Lee") shocks his community by leaving his position at his church to start a hedge fund. After collecting millions of dollars in investors’ money, Lee realizes he’s in over his head. You can reach out to us at [email protected] Find the episode transcript here: tinyurl.com/opppodcast You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  The ending credits song is called "The Crow" by Paul Graham Stanborough.
10/25/202250 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Opportunist: Season 6 Coming Oct 25, 2022

How does a southern, small town pastor end up on the FBI’s most wanted list? And why did the people closest to him believe he was dead? In season six of The Opportunist, we follow Aubrey Lee Price – a once beloved community member and family man. He parlayed the trust of his friends and congregants into a scheme that would implode under the weight of an unthinkable betrayal. The first two episodes drop on October 25, 2022. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/20/20223 minutes, 41 seconds
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RACHEL LEE Part 1 of 1: Mist to Fill a River

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 [email protected] Find the episode transcript here: tinyurl.com/opppodcast
9/20/202249 minutes, 5 seconds
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GREG BROOKS Part 1 of 1: Gold Fever

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 [email protected] 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.
9/13/202248 minutes, 5 seconds
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JEFFREY CALDWELL Part 1 of 1: On the Trail

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 [email protected] 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 Everlywell: Get 20% off an at-home lab test at everlywell.com/OPP BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month at BetterHelp.com/OPP Daily Harvest: For up to $40 off your first box, go to dailyharvest.com/OPP NordVPN: Keep your information encrypted and private with 30 day money back guarantee at nordvpn.com/OPP See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/23/202257 minutes, 8 seconds
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PEGGY FULFORD Epilogue: A Conversation with Peggy

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 [email protected] 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  Blender's Eyewear: For 15% off at blenderseyewear.com, use promo code oppvip  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/26/202255 minutes, 4 seconds
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PEGGY FULFORD Part 4 of 4: Web of Lies

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 [email protected] 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. Upstart: Check your rate today at Upstart.com/opp. Rothy's: For $20 off your first order, go to Rothys.com/opp. Everlywell: Get 20% off an at-home lab test at everlywell.com/opp.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/19/20221 hour, 1 minute, 57 seconds
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PEGGY FULFORD Part 3 of 4: Mother

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 [email protected] 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: Pepper Body: Get 20% off your first order of bras when you go to wearpepper.com/OPPORTUNIST Upstart: Check out personal loan rates at upstart.com/opp Best Fiends: Download Best Fiends game FREE on the App Store or Google Play & get $5 worth of in-game rewards when you reach Level 5.  Thrive Market: Join Thrive Market and get 80 dollars in free groceries at thrivemarket.com/opp Mejuri: Buy yourself jewelry for any occasion at mejuri.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/12/202257 minutes, 31 seconds
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PEGGY FULFORD Part 2 of 4: Star of the Show

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 [email protected] 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 Dipsea: For an extended 30 day free trial, go to dipseastories.com/opp Pepper Body: Get 20% off your first order of bras when you go to wearpepper.com/OPPORTUNISTSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/5/202256 minutes, 12 seconds
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PEGGY FULFORD Part 1 of 4: Dripping in Diamonds

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 [email protected] 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 Daily Harvest: Get up to $40 off your first box at dailyharvest.com/opp Upstart: Check out personal loan rates at upstart.com/opp Audible: New members free for 30 days at Audible.com/opp or text "opp" to 500-500 Pill Club is now Favor: Become a new patient at heyfavor.com/opp and Favor will donate $10 to Bedsider.org. Your donation will help low-income individuals get access to birth control.  Mejuri: Buy yourself jewelry for any occasion at mejuri.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/5/202254 minutes
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ALLIE CONTI: On Making Season One of Vigilante

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!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/24/202214 minutes, 3 seconds
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FALLON BLACKWOOD Part 1 of 1: A Double Life

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 [email protected] Find the episode transcript here: tinyurl.com/opppodcast You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  Thank you to our sponsors: Favor: For every The Opportunist listener who becomes a patient, Favor is offering a $10 donation to bedsider.org. Visit heyfavor.com/opp. 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 today at upstart.com/opp. Audible: Visit audible.com/opp or text OPP to 500-500. Best Fiends: Download your new favorite getaway, BEST FIENDS, for FREE today on the App Store or Google Play. You'll even get $5 worth of in-game rewards when you reach Level 5. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/24/202241 minutes, 47 seconds
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STEVEN BENSON Part 1 of 1: Family Business

The quaint community of Naples, Florida is rocked by a deadly explosion that reveals the dark side of a picture perfect family. You can reach out to us at [email protected] 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. BetterHelp: Opportunist listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/OPP June's Journey: Download June’s Journey free today on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Dipsea: Dipsea is offering an extended 30 day free trial when you go to DipseaStories.com/OPP      See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/17/202250 minutes, 15 seconds
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DAVID GHANTT Part 1 of 1: A Capital M

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 [email protected] 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. Rothy's: Get $20 off your first purchase today at Rothys.com/OPP Jordan Harbinger Show: jordanharbinger.com/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/26/202253 minutes, 44 seconds
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CHRIS BATHUM Part 5 of 5: Criminal

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 [email protected] 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 Dipsea: For an extended 30 day free trial, go to dipseastories.com/opp Rothy's: Get $20 off your first purchase at rothys.com/opp June's Journey: Download June’s Journey free today on the Apple App Store or Google Play Upstart: Lower your monthly payments at upstart.com/opp L'Occitane: Explore skin care products at loccitane.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/29/20221 hour, 9 seconds
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CHRIS BATHUM Part 4 of 5: The Sleeping Bear

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 [email protected] Find the episode transcript here: tinyurl.com/opppodcast You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  Thank you to our sponsors: Daily Harvest: Get up to $40 off your first box at dailyharvest.com/opp  Lumineux: Find Lumineux on Amazon and get $7 off Mejuri: For 10% off your first order, go to mejuri.com/opp Upstart: Lower your monthly payments at upstart.com/opp L'Occitane: Explore skin care products at loccitane.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/22/202257 minutes, 48 seconds
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CHRIS BATHUM Part 3 of 5: Rumors

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 [email protected] Find the episode transcript here: tinyurl.com/opppodcast You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  Thank you to our sponsors: Athena Club Razor Kit: Get 20% off your first order at athenaclub.com, promo code opportunist Wondery: Listen to Season 9 of Disgraceland for free on Amazon Music, or tell your Amazon Echo Device to play Disgraceland Best Fiends Game: Download Best Fiends FREE on the App Store or Google Play Canva: Get a FREE 45-day extended trial by going to canva.me/oppSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/15/202259 minutes, 30 seconds
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CHRIS BATHUM Part 2 of 5: Hypnotist

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 [email protected] Find the episode transcript here: tinyurl.com/opppodcast You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  Thank you to our sponsors:  Audible: Get your 30 day free trial at audible.com/opp or text opp to 500-500 Dipsea: For an extended 30 day free trial, go to dipseastories.com/opp The Pill Club: Get your first birth control care package and donate to help more women in need of affordable birth control at thepillclub.com/opp Mejuri: For 10% off your first order, go to mejuri.com/oppSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/8/202255 minutes, 39 seconds
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CHRIS BATHUM Part 1 of 5: Rehab Mogul

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 [email protected] 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 Daily Harvest: Get up to $40 off your first box at dailyharvest.com/opp Upstart: Lower your monthly payments at upstart.com/opp Bombas: Get 20% off your first purchase at bombas.com/opp L'Occitane: Explore skin care products at loccitane.com Wondery: Listen to Season 9 of Disgraceland for free on Amazon Music, or tell your Amazon Echo Device to play Disgraceland.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/8/202259 minutes, 24 seconds
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KIM McMORRIES Part 1 of 1: A Family Secret

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 [email protected] Find the episode transcript here: tinyurl.com/opppodcast You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  Thank you to our sponsors:  Betterhelp: Betterhelp.com/opp for 10% off your first month. Daily Harvest: DailyHarvest.com/opp for up to $40 off your first box.  Athena Club: For 20% at AthenaClub.com, use code opportunist.  Upstart: Upstart.com/opp Oral Essentials: GetLumineux.com/opp and code opp for 15% offSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/15/202243 minutes, 25 seconds
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DAN WARREN Part 1 of 1: Service Dog Fraud

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. You can reach us at [email protected]. You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  Thank you to our sponsors:  Raycon: Go to BuyRaycon.com/opp to get 15% off your entire Raycon order.  Dipsea: Dipsea is offering an extended 30-day free trial when you go to Dipseastories.com/opp  Apostrophe: Save $15 off your first visit with an Apostrophe provider by going to Apostrophe.com/opp and using code OPP BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month at BetterHelp.com/opp Mejuri: Get 10% off your first order at Mejuri.com/oppSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/7/202153 minutes, 21 seconds
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OOBAH BUTLER Part 1 of 1: Internet Prankster

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 [email protected] You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  Thank you to our sponsors:  Mejuri - For 10% off your first order, go to mejuri.com/opp Firstleaf - Join today and you’ll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping. Go to TryFirstLeaf.com/opp HelloFresh - Go to HelloFresh.com/opp14 and use code opp14 for up to 14 free meals and 3 free gifts. Everlywell - For 20% off an at-home lab test, go to Everlywell.com/opp See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/16/202151 minutes, 44 seconds
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CANDACE CLARK Part 1 of 1: Serial Scammer

Serial scammer Candace Clark preyed on vulnerable people who believed she was a friend — but her relentless greed would be her downfall. You can reach out to us at [email protected]  You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  Thank you to our sponsors:  Better Help: Go to betterhelp.com/opp to get 10% off your first month Dipsea: Go to Dipseastories.com/opp for a free 30 day trial Apostrophe: Go to apostrophe.com/opp  and use that code OPP to get your dermatologist-crafted treatment plan for $5 Raycon: Go to BuyRaycon.com/opp to unlock exclusive deals up to 20% off your Raycon order.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/9/202148 minutes, 48 seconds
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SHERYL RUTHVEN Epilogue: What Kind of Power?

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. Hear more of Rachael's on The Ex Files The Safe Passage Foundation - https://safepassagefoundation.org/ You can reach out to us at [email protected]  You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  Thank you to our sponsors:  BetterHelp Wondery, Against The Odds: Plane Crash in the Andes  Dipsea - For an extended 30 day free trial, go to Dipseastories.com/opp  Everlywell - Go to everlywell.com/opp for 20% off your at-home lab test. -  June’s Journey - • Download June’s Journey free today on the Apple App Store or Google Play!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/19/202149 minutes, 15 seconds
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SHERYL RUTHVEN Part 4 of 4: The Exodus

When her ministry and cat rescue gain unwanted notoriety in Whatcom County, Sheryl Ruthven plans a mass exodus, shrouded in secrecy. You can reach out to us at [email protected]  You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  Thank you to our sponsors:  Philo: For 25% off your first 2 months, go to Philo.tv/opp Firstleaf: To get 6 bottles of wine for $29.5 + free shipping, go to TryFirstLeaf.com/opp Mejuri: Go to Mejuri.com/opp for 10% off your first order. BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month at BetterHelp.com/opp  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/12/202150 minutes, 13 seconds
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SHERYL RUTHVEN Part 3 of 4: Creating Eden

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. You can reach out to us at [email protected]  You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  Thank you to our sponsors:  Apostrophe: Go to Apostrophe.com/opp and use code OPP to get your dermatologist-crafted treatment plan for $5. Olive & June: For 20% off your first Mani System, go to Oliveandjune.com/opp and use code OPP Raycon: For 15% off your Raycon order, go to BuyRaycon.com/opp Everlywell: Go to Everlywell.com/opp to get 20% off your at-home lab test.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/5/202152 minutes, 53 seconds
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SHERYL RUTHVEN Part 1 of 4: A New Mary Magdalene

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 [email protected]  You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  Thank you to our sponsors:  BetterHelp: Visit BetterHelp.com/opp to get 10% off your first month.  Dipsea: For an extended 30 day trial, visit DipseaStories.com/opp.  Obé Fitness: Get one month free by going to obefitness.com and using code OPP. June's Journey: Download June’s Journey free today on the Apple App Store or Google Play!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/28/202151 minutes, 34 seconds
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SHERYL RUTHVEN Part 2 of 4: You've Been Conned

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 [email protected]  You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  Thank you to our sponsors: Mejuri: For 10% off your first order go to mejuri.com/opp Philo: Get 25% off your first two months by going to Philo.tv/oppSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/28/202153 minutes, 51 seconds
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TARA LEE Part 2 of 2: The Perfect Scam

After discovering Tara’s scam, her lawyers, adoptive parents and the FBI all work to build a case against her. You can reach out to us at [email protected]  You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  Thank you to our sponsors:  Feals: Become a member today by going to Feals.com/opp and you'll get 50% off your first order with free shipping. Obé Fitness: visit obefitness.com and get one month free with the promo code OPP. June’s Journey: Download June’s Journey free today on the Apple App Store or Google Play.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/31/202147 minutes, 39 seconds
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TARA LEE Part 1 of 2: Tara Trance

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.  You can reach out to us at [email protected]  You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  Thank you to our sponsors:  Better Help - Our listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/opp. Feels - Become a member today at Feals.com/OPP and get 50% off your first order with free shipping. Mejuri - Go to Mejuri.com/opp for 10% off your first order. Dispsea - For a 30 day free trial, go to dipseastories.com/opp.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/24/202156 minutes, 18 seconds
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DIRTBAGS AT DOPE LAKE Part 1 of 1

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. You can reach out to us at [email protected]  You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  Thank you to our sponsors:  Mejuri - Go to Mejuri.com/opp for 10% off your first order Upstart - Go to Upstart.com/opp to get started Better Help - Our listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/opp Feals - Go to Feals.com/opp to become a member and get 50% automatically taken off your first order with free shipping.  Obé Fitness - To give it a test ride, Opportunist listeners can visit obefitness.com and get one month free with the promo code OPP. Email us with your Opportunist suggestions at [email protected] omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/10/202150 minutes, 51 seconds
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BONUS: And That’s Why We Drink! in conversation with The Opportunist

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.
7/13/202150 minutes, 12 seconds
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ROBERT COURTNEY Epilogue: Could It Happen Again?

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.  You can reach out to us at [email protected]  You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  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/oppSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/6/202155 minutes, 14 seconds
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ROBERT COURTNEY Part 4 of 4: Diluted Trust

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. You can reach out to us at [email protected]  You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  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.
6/29/202157 minutes, 57 seconds
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ROBERT COURTNEY Part 3 of 4: The Path to Hell

While awaiting sentencing, Robert Courtney agrees to debrief investigators on the extent of his unthinkable crimes.  You can reach out to us at [email protected]  You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  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 frameSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/22/202155 minutes, 7 seconds
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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. You can reach out to us at [email protected]  You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  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 trialSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/15/202145 minutes, 32 seconds
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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. You can reach out to us at [email protected]  You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  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 frameSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/15/202152 minutes, 46 seconds
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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. You can reach out to us at [email protected]  You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  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 trailSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/6/202154 minutes, 8 seconds
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SHERRY SHRINER Part 8 of 8: Day of Reckoning

Sherry goes viral after Stephen’s death. Meanwhile, Barbara is charged and tried for murder. You can reach out to us at [email protected]  You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  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 orderSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/30/202155 minutes, 25 seconds
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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. You can reach out to us at [email protected]  You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  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.
3/23/202151 minutes
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SHERRY SHRINER Part 6 of 8: Unraveling

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. You can reach out to us at [email protected]  You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  Thank you to our sponsor:  Care/Of - for 50% off your first order, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter code opp50See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/16/202149 minutes, 44 seconds
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SHERRY SHRINER Part 5 of 8: A Warrior Betrayed

Sherry, increasingly paranoid and power hungry, turns on her inner circle. You can reach out to us at [email protected]  You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  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 monthSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/9/202149 minutes, 59 seconds
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SHERRY SHRINER Part 4 of 8: Building an Army

Sherry, after being rejected from several ministry groups, realizes she can gain more followers through the internet. She also becomes friends with Stephen Mineo. You can reach out to us at [email protected]  You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/2/202146 minutes, 5 seconds
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SHERRY SHRINER Part 3 of 8: Decoding the End of the World

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. You can reach out to us at [email protected]  You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  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.
2/23/202147 minutes, 39 seconds
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SHERRY SHRINER Part 2 of 8: The Elect

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. You can reach out to us at [email protected]  You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  Thank you to our sponsors: Betterhelp: BetterHelp.com/OPP for 10% off your first monthSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/16/202146 minutes, 28 seconds
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SHERRY SHRINER Part 1 of 8: Internet Prophet

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. You can reach out to us at [email protected]  You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/16/202145 minutes, 29 seconds
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AUBREY LEE PRICE Part 3 of 4: Strangers

After faking his own death, Lee starts a new life as "Jason" in Florida. Meanwhile, Lee's family and friends react to the shocking news of his disappearance.  Listen to The Opportunist ad-free on Amazon Music You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  The ending credits song is called "The Crow" by Paul Graham Stanborough.                 
1/1/150 minutes, 54 seconds
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DAVID GHANTT Part 1 of 1: A Capital M

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 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. Rothy's: Get $20 off your first purchase today at Rothys.com/OPP Jordan Harbinger Show: jordanharbinger.com/subscribe
1/1/153 minutes, 44 seconds
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SHERRY SHRINER Part 6 of 8: Unraveling

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. You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  Thank you to our sponsor:  Care/Of - for 50% off your first order, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter code opp50
1/1/149 minutes, 44 seconds
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STEVEN BENSON Part 1 of 1: Family Business

The quaint community of Naples, Florida is rocked by a deadly explosion that reveals the dark side of a picture perfect family. 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. June's Journey: Download June's Journey free today on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Dipsea: Dipsea is offering an extended 30 day free trial when you go to DipseaStories.com/OPP
1/1/150 minutes, 15 seconds
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PEGGY FULFORD Epilogue: A Conversation with Peggy

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 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  Blender's Eyewear: For 15% off at blenderseyewear.com, use promo code oppvip                 
1/1/155 minutes, 4 seconds
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SHERYL RUTHVEN Part 3 of 4: Creating Eden

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. You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  Thank you to our sponsors:  Apostrophe: Go to Apostrophe.com/opp and use code OPP to get your dermatologist-crafted treatment plan for $5. Olive & June: For 20% off your first Mani System, go to Oliveandjune.com/opp and use code OPP Raycon: For 15% off your Raycon order, go to BuyRaycon.com/opp Everlywell: Go to Everlywell.com/opp to get 20% off your at-home lab test.
1/1/152 minutes, 53 seconds
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KIM McMORRIES Part 1 of 1: A Family Secret

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. You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  Thank you to our sponsors:  Daily Harvest: DailyHarvest.com/opp for up to $40 off your first box.  Athena Club: For 20% at AthenaClub.com, use code opportunist.  Upstart: Upstart.com/opp Oral Essentials: GetLumineux.com/opp and code opp for 15% off
1/1/143 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Opportunist: Season 6 Coming Oct 25, 2022

How does a southern, small town pastor end up on the FBI's most wanted list? And why did the people closest to him believe he was dead? In season six of The Opportunist, we follow Aubrey Lee Price - a once beloved community member and family man. He parlayed the trust of his friends and congregants into a scheme that would implode under the weight of an unthinkable betrayal. The first two episodes drop on October 25, 2022.                  
1/1/13 minutes, 41 seconds
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CHRIS BATHUM Part 2 of 5: Hypnotist

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 purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  Thank you to our sponsors:  Audible: Get your 30 day free trial at audible.com/opp or text opp to 500-500 Dipsea: For an extended 30 day free trial, go to dipseastories.com/opp The Pill Club: Get your first birth control care package and donate to help more women in need of affordable birth control at thepillclub.com/opp Mejuri: For 10% off your first order, go to mejuri.com/opp
1/1/155 minutes, 39 seconds
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Show Announcement + Mini Episode

Enjoy today's mini episode about a guardianship scam and please send your stories and questions to:  [email protected] or on Instagram or Twitter/X @hannahpodcasts  Thank you Lindsey Dominguez for sharing your story! Her podcast is called What's Up ABQ.  
1/1/115 minutes, 42 seconds
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CHRIS BATHUM Part 5 of 5: Criminal

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 purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  Thank you to our sponsors: Dipsea: For an extended 30 day free trial, go to dipseastories.com/opp Rothy's: Get $20 off your first purchase at rothys.com/opp June's Journey: Download June's Journey free today on the Apple App Store or Google Play Upstart: Lower your monthly payments at upstart.com/opp L'Occitane: Explore skin care products at loccitane.com
1/1/11 hour, 9 seconds
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SHERRY SHRINER Part 4 of 8: Building an Army

Sherry, after being rejected from several ministry groups, realizes she can gain more followers through the internet. She also becomes friends with Stephen Mineo. You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/ 
1/1/146 minutes, 5 seconds
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Season 7 Coming April 25th

In the summer of 1990, 15-year-old Michelle Sutton attended a wilderness therapy camp in Utah. A week later, she was dead. What happened to Michelle? This is what her mother, Cathy, wanted to know. But the search for answers would thrust Cathy into the national spotlight and call into question the founder and director of Summit Quest, Gayle Palmer. Was Michelle’s death a tragic accident or part of a more sinister pattern emerging in the rapidly growing troubled teen industry?                 
1/1/12 minutes, 26 seconds
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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. You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  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
1/1/154 minutes, 8 seconds
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CHRIS BATHUM Part 3 of 5: Rumors

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 purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  Thank you to our sponsors: Athena Club Razor Kit: Get 20% off your first order at athenaclub.com, promo code opportunist Wondery: Listen to Season 9 of Disgraceland for free on Amazon Music, or tell your Amazon Echo Device to play Disgraceland Best Fiends Game: Download Best Fiends FREE on the App Store or Google Play Canva: Get a FREE 45-day extended trial by going to canva.me/opp
1/1/159 minutes, 30 seconds
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PEGGY FULFORD Part 4 of 4: Web of Lies

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 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:  Upstart: Check your rate today at Upstart.com/opp. Rothy's: For $20 off your first order, go to Rothys.com/opp. Everlywell: Get 20% off an at-home lab test at everlywell.com/opp
1/1/11 hour, 1 minute, 57 seconds
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FALLON BLACKWOOD Part 1 of 1: A Double Life

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 purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  Thank you to our sponsors: Favor: For every The Opportunist listener who becomes a patient, Favor is offering a $10 donation to bedsider.org. Visit heyfavor.com/opp. 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 today at upstart.com/opp. Audible: Visit audible.com/opp or text OPP to 500-500. Best Fiends: Download your new favorite getaway, BEST FIENDS, for FREE today on the App Store or Google Play. You'll even get $5 worth of in-game rewards when you reach Level 5.                  
1/1/141 minutes, 47 seconds
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PEGGY FULFORD Part 3 of 4: Mother

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 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: Pepper Body: Get 20% off your first order of bras when you go to wearpepper.com/OPPORTUNIST Upstart: Check out personal loan rates at upstart.com/opp Best Fiends: Download Best Fiends game FREE on the App Store or Google Play & get $5 worth of in-game rewards when you reach Level 5.  Thrive Market: Join Thrive Market and get 80 dollars in free groceries at thrivemarket.com/opp  
1/1/157 minutes, 31 seconds
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ROBERT COURTNEY Epilogue: Could It Happen Again?

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.  You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  Thank you to our sponsors:  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/oppSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/1/155 minutes, 14 seconds
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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. You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  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 Dipsea: Go to dipseastories.com/OPP for an extended 30 day free trial
1/1/145 minutes, 32 seconds
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PEGGY FULFORD Part 1 of 4: Dripping in Diamonds

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 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: Daily Harvest: Get up to $40 off your first box at dailyharvest.com/opp Upstart: Check out personal loan rates at upstart.com/opp Audible: New members free for 30 days at Audible.com/opp or text "opp" to 500-500 Pill Club is now Favor: Become a new patient at heyfavor.com/opp and Favor will donate $10 to Bedsider.org. Your donation will help low-income individuals get access to birth control.                  
1/1/154 minutes
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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. You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  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
1/1/152 minutes, 46 seconds
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AUBREY LEE PRICE Epilogue: A Terrible Road

Hannah Smith speaks with Lee Price to hear his side of the story, and also shares a conversation with another Opportunist producer about the many discrepancies between Lee's version of the events and other interviews. Listen to The Opportunist ad-free on Amazon Music You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  The ending credits song is called "The Crow" by Paul Graham Stanborough.                 
1/1/148 minutes, 22 seconds
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OOBAH BUTLER Part 1 of 1: Internet Prankster

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 purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  Thank you to our sponsors:  Mejuri - For 10% off your first order, go to mejuri.com/opp Firstleaf - Join today and you'll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping. Go to TryFirstLeaf.com/opp HelloFresh - Go to HelloFresh.com/opp14 and use code opp14 for up to 14 free meals and 3 free gifts. Everlywell - For 20% off an at-home lab test, go to Everlywell.com/opp 
1/1/151 minutes, 44 seconds
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AUBREY LEE PRICE Part 2 of 4: Root of Evil

In a last ditch effort to recoup the losses at his hedge fund, Lee buys a failing bank. And while Lee is praised for the acquisition, behind closed doors, things aren't what they seem. And then, in June of 2012, Lee makes a decision that will land him in the headlines and leave his community shocked and devastated.  You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  The ending credits song is called "The Crow" by Paul Graham Stanborough.                 
1/1/146 minutes, 24 seconds
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CHRIS BATHUM Part 4 of 5: The Sleeping Bear

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 purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  Thank you to our sponsors: Daily Harvest: Get up to $40 off your first box at dailyharvest.com/opp  Lumineux: Find Lumineux on Amazon and get $7 off Mejuri: For 10% off your first order, go to mejuri.com/opp Upstart: Lower your monthly payments at upstart.com/opp L'Occitane: Explore skin care products at loccitane.com
1/1/157 minutes, 48 seconds
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SHERRY SHRINER Part 8 of 8: Day of Reckoning

Sherry goes viral after Stephen's death. Meanwhile, Barbara is charged and tried for murder. You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  Thank you to our sponsors: 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
1/1/155 minutes, 25 seconds
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SHERRY SHRINER Part 3 of 8: Decoding the End of the World

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. You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/ 
1/1/147 minutes, 39 seconds
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SHERRY SHRINER Part 2 of 8: The Elect

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. You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/ 
1/1/146 minutes, 28 seconds
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DR. SCOTT CHARMOLI Part 1 of 1: Broken Trust

Trusted Wisconsin dentist Dr. Scott Charmoli had a thriving practice. But his new patient, Jackie, began to suspect there was a dark side to his work.  Listen to The Opportunist ad-free on Amazon Music You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  
1/1/147 minutes, 52 seconds
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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. You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  Thank you to our sponsor:  Daily Harvest - Go to DailyHarvest.com and enter promo code opp to get $25 off your first box.
1/1/151 minutes
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DIRTBAGS AT DOPE LAKE Part 1 of 1

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. You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  Thank you to our sponsors:  Mejuri - Go to Mejuri.com/opp for 10% off your first order Upstart - Go to Upstart.com/opp to get started Feals - Go to Feals.com/opp to become a member and get 50% automatically taken off your first order with free shipping.  Obé Fitness - To give it a test ride, Opportunist listeners can visit obefitness.com and get one month free with the promo code OPP.
1/1/150 minutes, 51 seconds
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ALLIE CONTI: On Making Season One of Vigilante

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!                 
1/1/114 minutes, 3 seconds
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ALL-STAR #3 Part 1 of 1: Comic Conned

In 1940, the comic book All-Star #3 introduced the world to the Justice Society for the very first time. 70 years later, All-Star #3 made headlines again—this time for being at the center of not one, but two crimes. Listen to The Opportunist ad-free on Amazon Music You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  
1/1/146 minutes, 30 seconds
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SHERYL RUTHVEN Part 1 of 4: A New Mary Magdalene

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 purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  Thank you to our sponsors:  Dipsea: For an extended 30 day trial, visit DipseaStories.com/opp.  Obé Fitness: Get one month free by going to obefitness.com and using code OPP. June's Journey: Download June's Journey free today on the Apple App Store or Google Play!
1/1/151 minutes, 34 seconds
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ROBERT COURTNEY Part 3 of 4: The Path to Hell

While awaiting sentencing, Robert Courtney agrees to debrief investigators on the extent of his unthinkable crimes.  You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  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
1/1/155 minutes, 7 seconds
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TARA LEE Part 1 of 2: Tara Trance

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.  You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  Thank you to our sponsors:  Feels - Become a member today at Feals.com/OPP and get 50% off your first order with free shipping. Mejuri - Go to Mejuri.com/opp for 10% off your first order. Dispsea - For a 30 day free trial, go to dipseastories.com/opp. 
1/1/156 minutes, 18 seconds
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AUBREY LEE PRICE Part 4 of 4: You're Gonna Be Famous

Lee's time on the run comes to an unexpected end. And those who mourned his death are stunned to learn he is alive. Listen to The Opportunist ad-free on Amazon Music You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  The ending credits song is called "The Crow" by Paul Graham Stanborough.  
1/1/152 minutes, 42 seconds
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Lost in Panama is Available Now

In 2014, Dutch friends Lisanne Froon and Kris Kremers disappeared while hiking a jungle trail in Panama. Two months later, investigators found their remains, as well as a backpack with a digital camera filled with photos that hinted at a darker story. What happened to Kris and Lisanne? In this investigative series, journalists Mariana Atencio and Jeremy Kryt retrace the last steps of the doomed women. Their search for the truth immerses them in eight years' worth of conflicting evidence, testimonies, and rumors, as on-the-ground witnesses in Panama come forward for the first time. This explosive new evidence sets off a real-time race to reopen the case, and finally get justice for Kris and Lisanne. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/lost-in-panama/id1650171879 https://open.spotify.com/show/552v0bU0KQrnNDoeinrYU9?si=iVTRQlLbQ7et-65Cx4EQ7A                 
1/1/18 minutes, 24 seconds
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GREG BROOKS Part 1 of 1: Gold Fever

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 purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  Our theme song is Waltz for Zacaria from Blue Dot Sessions.                 
1/1/148 minutes, 5 seconds
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SHERYL RUTHVEN Epilogue: What Kind of Power?

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. Hear more of Rachael's on The Ex Files The Safe Passage Foundation - https://safepassagefoundation.org/ You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  Thank you to our sponsors:  Wondery, Against The Odds: Plane Crash in the Andes  Dipsea - For an extended 30 day free trial, go to Dipseastories.com/opp  Everlywell - Go to everlywell.com/opp for 20% off your at-home lab test. -  June's Journey - * Download June's Journey free today on the Apple App Store or Google Play!
1/1/149 minutes, 15 seconds
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CHRIS BATHUM Part 1 of 5: Rehab Mogul

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. Find the episode transcript here: tinyurl.com/opppodcast You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  Thank you to our sponsors:  Daily Harvest: Get up to $40 off your first box at dailyharvest.com/opp Upstart: Lower your monthly payments at upstart.com/opp Bombas: Get 20% off your first purchase at bombas.com/opp L'Occitane: Explore skin care products at loccitane.com Wondery: Listen to Season 9 of Disgraceland for free on Amazon Music, or tell your Amazon Echo Device to play Disgraceland.
1/1/159 minutes, 24 seconds
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RACHEL LEE Part 1 of 1: Mist to Fill a River

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.                 
1/1/149 minutes, 5 seconds
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SHERRY SHRINER Part 5 of 8: A Warrior Betrayed

Sherry, increasingly paranoid and power hungry, turns on her inner circle. You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  Thank you to our sponsors: Audible -  Audible.com/opp or text OPP to 500-500 to start your free 30 day trial 
1/1/149 minutes, 59 seconds
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BONUS: And That’s Why We Drink! in conversation with The Opportunist

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.&nbsp
1/1/150 minutes, 12 seconds
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SHAWN PARCELLS Part 1 of 1: The Assistant

In 2018, Katrina Gay turned to National Autopsy Services to get answers about her mother's death. The man performing the autopsy, Shawn Parcells, claimed to be a forensic expert. But an investigation into his past would call into question Shawn Parcells' credentials. Was he really qualified to be performing autopsies? And what would that mean for the hundreds of grieving families who had used his services?  Listen to The Opportunist ad-free on Amazon Music You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  Thank you to our sponsors: Brooklinen: Presidents Day Sale - get the deals of your dreams at Brooklinen.com with promo code OPP. Dipsea app: Get an extended 30 day free trial when you go to dipseastories.com/opp. Canva: get a FREE 45-day extended trial when you go to Canva.me/OPP                 
1/1/151 minutes, 38 seconds
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DAN WARREN Part 1 of 1: Service Dog Fraud

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. You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  Thank you to our sponsors:  Raycon: Go to BuyRaycon.com/opp to get 15% off your entire Raycon order.  Dipsea: Dipsea is offering an extended 30-day free trial when you go to Dipseastories.com/opp  Apostrophe: Save $15 off your first visit with an Apostrophe provider by going to Apostrophe.com/opp and using code OPP Mejuri: Get 10% off your first order at Mejuri.com/opp
1/1/153 minutes, 21 seconds
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ROBERT COURTNEY Part 4 of 4: Diluted Trust

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. You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  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.
1/1/157 minutes, 57 seconds
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PEGGY FULFORD Part 2 of 4: Star of the Show

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 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 Dipsea: For an extended 30 day free trial, go to dipseastories.com/opp                 
1/1/156 minutes, 12 seconds
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SHERRY SHRINER Part 1 of 8: Internet Prophet

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. You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/
1/1/145 minutes, 29 seconds
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AUBREY LEE PRICE Part 1 of 4: Double Time

Beloved pastor and family man Aubrey Lee Price ("Lee") shocks his community by leaving his position at his church to start a hedge fund. After collecting millions of dollars in investors’ money, Lee realizes he’s in over his head. You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  The ending credits song is called "The Crow" by Paul Graham Stanborough.                 
1/1/150 minutes, 39 seconds
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JEFFREY CALDWELL Part 1 of 1: On the Trail

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 purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  Thank you to our sponsors:  Rothy's: Get $20 off your first purchase at rothys.com/OPP Everlywell: Get 20% off an at-home lab test at everlywell.com/OPP Daily Harvest: For up to $40 off your first box, go to dailyharvest.com/OPP NordVPN: Keep your information encrypted and private with 30 day money back guarantee at nordvpn.com/OPP   
1/1/157 minutes, 8 seconds
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CANDACE CLARK Part 1 of 1: Serial Scammer

Serial scammer Candace Clark preyed on vulnerable people who believed she was a friend - but her relentless greed would be her downfall. You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  Thank you to our sponsors:  Dipsea: Go to Dipseastories.com/opp for a free 30 day trial Apostrophe: Go to apostrophe.com/opp  and use that code OPP to get your dermatologist-crafted treatment plan for $5 Raycon: Go to BuyRaycon.com/opp to unlock exclusive deals up to 20% off your Raycon order.
1/1/148 minutes, 48 seconds
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SHERYL RUTHVEN Part 4 of 4: The Exodus

When her ministry and cat rescue gain unwanted notoriety in Whatcom County, Sheryl Ruthven plans a mass exodus, shrouded in secrecy. You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  Thank you to our sponsors:  Philo: For 25% off your first 2 months, go to Philo.tv/opp Firstleaf: To get 6 bottles of wine for $29.5 + free shipping, go to TryFirstLeaf.com/opp Mejuri: Go to Mejuri.com/opp for 10% off your first order.
1/1/150 minutes, 13 seconds
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SHERYL RUTHVEN Part 2 of 4: You've Been Conned

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 purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  Thank you to our sponsors: Mejuri: For 10% off your first order go to mejuri.com/opp Philo: Get 25% off your first two months by going to Philo.tv/opp
1/1/153 minutes, 51 seconds
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TARA LEE Part 2 of 2: The Perfect Scam

After discovering Tara's scam, her lawyers, adoptive parents and the FBI all work to build a case against her. You can purchase Opportunist merchandise here: https://theopportunistpodcast.com/  Thank you to our sponsors:  Feals: Become a member today by going to Feals.com/opp and you'll get 50% off your first order with free shipping. Obé Fitness: visit obefitness.com and get one month free with the promo code OPP. June's Journey: Download June's Journey free today on the Apple App Store or Google Play.
1/1/147 minutes, 39 seconds
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MARC ST-ONGE Part 1 of 1: The Mudman

In early 2021, a new product went viral in health and wellness spaces on Facebook. Black Oxygen Organics (or BOO) was an MLM selling what was touted as the "miracle cure." What was it? It was mud. Actual mud that people were eating, drinking, bathing in and giving to their babies and pets. Many claimed it cured their COVID symptoms. But this product was not what it claimed to be. What was it actually doing to people? The man behind it all was Marc St-Onge and he watched as millions of orders flooded in.
1/1/139 minutes, 40 seconds
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End of Year Wrap Up 2023

In this wrap up episode for 2023, Hannah revisits some of your favorite episodes and seasons and gives updates! She also takes questions and voicemails from listeners, including one listener who writes in with a bizarre mystery that she wants your help to solve.  Hannah checks back in with people she interviewed years ago as well as gives an update on Sherry Shriner's followers and speaks with someone who has a very personal relationship with Orgone. Links from the episode: Check out C.C.’s plant-urns at boycestudio.com   If you want to stay up-to-date with Nora's project on her father, you can find her on Instagram @Noracroftcutsmyhair  Visit the Adrienne Wilson Liver Cancer Association at bluefaery.org  You can reach out to Hannah on Instagram or X @hannahpodcasts 
1/1/11 hour, 3 minutes, 40 seconds
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Welcome To Varnamtown! Available now!

Two years ago, Kyle MacLachlan, the star of Twin Peaks, called investigative journalist Joshua Davis with a strange story. Kyle had heard a rumor that Pablo Escobar did a deal in the early 1980s with a remote, coastal Southern town of 300 people. In exchange for vast wealth and limitless cocaine, Escobar would be allowed to land planes and ships in the area. Over the last 24 months, Josh and Kyle investigated the rumor, journeying to Varnamtown to knock on doors and find out what really happens when a firehose of money and cocaine is turned on a small, tight knit community. Listen to and follow Varnamtown at Apple Podcasts now! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/varnamtown/id1725195343
1/1/13 minutes, 9 seconds
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Vault Release: CHRIS BATHUM Part 1 of 5: Rehab Mogul

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. Find the episode transcript here: tinyurl.com/opppodcast
1/1/155 minutes, 24 seconds
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Vault Release: CHRIS BATHUM Part 2 of 5: Hypnotist

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. 
1/1/150 minutes, 53 seconds
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Vault Release: CHRIS BATHUM Part 3 of 5: Rumors

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.
1/1/154 minutes, 58 seconds
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Vault Release: CHRIS BATHUM Part 4 of 5: The Sleeping Bear

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.
1/1/152 minutes, 7 seconds
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Vault Release: CHRIS BATHUM Part 5 of 5: Criminal

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. 
1/1/154 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ransom! Available now!

Ransom: Season 1 - Position of Trust is a story of greed and betrayal and how one’s outward appearance can be dangerously deceiving. Go to ransompodcast.com, or follow Ransom on your favorite podcast app. Twelve-year-old McKay Everett disappeared from his Texas home in September 1995. His father Carl returned from an Amway meeting to find the back door ajar and the telephone ringing. On the line, a woman with a raspy voice demanded $500,000. Over the next week, the FBI played a game of cat-and-mouse with the kidnappers, who used inside information to stay one step ahead of the investigation. Ultimately the FBI uncovered a series of crimes that started long before McKay was taken. Most shocking of all was the suspect. McKay had been betrayed by someone he trusted – a pillar of the community hiding a dark secret. But decades later, McKay’s mother, Paulette, still isn’t satisfied with the official story. She doesn’t think everyone involved has been brought to justice.
1/1/116 minutes, 18 seconds