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The Opportunist tells true stories of regular people who turn sinister simply by being opportunistic. How does an everyday person turn into a thief, a cult leader, or a scammer? Instead of portraying criminals as distinctly “other,” we explore our similarities and reveal the dark potential lurking inside of all of us. The Opportunist will launch with an episodic series on Sherry Shriner, a midwest mom and life-long churchgoer turned internet cult leader. The series follows Sherry as she gains thousands of followers online by promoting her own religion (a blend of biblical doomsday predictions and popular alien/reptilian conspiracy theories) and profits on selling spiritual weapons that defeat aliens and demons. As she rises to the status of infallible goddess, she leaves a trail of death and destruction in her wake. We speak with family & friends of deceased cult members, prosecutors, police officers, a high profile cult expert and more. Through thought-provoking interviews and investigative reporting, The Opportunist invites the listener along with us on a thrilling journey of discovery.
S1 / E3 SHERRY SHRINER Part 3: 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. 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.
|Feb 23, 2021|
S1 / E2 SHERRY SHRINER Part 2: 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 whoever you listen to podcasts, and look for new episodes every Tuesday. Today's sponsor: Betterhelp: BetterHelp.com/OPP for 10% off your first month See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
|Feb 16, 2021|
S1 / E1 SHERRY SHRINER Part 1: Internet Prophet
When Barbara Rogers murdered her boyfriend Steve 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 whoever you listen to podcasts, and look for new episodes every Tuesday. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
|Feb 16, 2021|
S1 / The Opportunist: Coming February 16th, 2021
The Opportunist: Coming February 16, 2021. From Kast Media. kastmedia.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
|Jan 28, 2021|