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The Opportunist
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 an original podcast hosted by Hannah Smith.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.8 stars from 11,599 ratings
Classy and fascinating
I’m very selective in my listening. I’ve never written a review of a podcast, but I’m persisting through all the “taken” nicknames to find a unique one, so I can send this review. The Opportunist is excellent. The stories are well researched, told by Hannah Smith without sensationalism or...Read full review »
Allthesenamestaken? via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/27/24
Conclusions are Unsatisfactory
I enjoy listening to this podcast, but find it rarely gives a good conclusion. You want to know what happened to the con artist, but it leaves you without much of an answer. The Candace Clark episode just stopped abruptly. I had to google it to find out what happened with her. There needs to be...Read full review »
Ksmithagain via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/26/24
Heck yes, listen!
Excellent show. Interesting stories. Well paced, great host. Thank you!!!
Lisa David Olson via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/26/24
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