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The Opportunist
The Opportunist tells true stories of regular people who turn sinister simply by being opportunistic. How does an everyday person turn into a thief, a cult leader, or a scammer? Instead of portraying criminals as distinctly “other,” we explore our similarities and reveal the dark potential lurking inside of all of us. The Opportunist will launch with an episodic series on Sherry Shriner, a midwest mom and life-long churchgoer turned internet cult leader. Hosted by Hannah Smith, the series follows Sherry as she gains thousands of followers online by promoting her own religion (a blend of...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.8 stars from 6,037 ratings
New listener, now obsessed.
Hit N Run via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/18/21
Very good!
Enjoyed listening to this podcast very much. Entertaining, well-researched, good narration. I listened to this thrilling story (almost) in a row.
Hi_my_name_is_ via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 04/17/21
Great podcast
Such an interesting and well-told story
oliviagrace12 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/17/21
Recent Episodes
In the Sherry Shriner epilogue we talk about the history of orgone, update you on the current status of the Orgone Warriors, and reveal more information about Sherry’s death. We also bring you a brand new interview with a former Orgone Warrior.   Thank you to our sponsors:  Care/Of - Go to...
Published 04/06/21
Sherry goes viral after Stephen’s death. Meanwhile, Barbara is charged and tried for murder.   Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp - Get 10% off your first month by going to Amazon Pharmacy - Learn more at Athena Club - Go to and...
Published 03/30/21
Angered by his exile, Stephen becomes obsessed with taking Sherry down. A distressing night fighting with Orgone Warriors online ends with his death.   Thank you to our sponsors:  Daily Harvest - Go to and enter promo code opp to get $25 off your first box. See...
Published 03/23/21
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