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Hannah Smith

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I make long form narrative true crime podcasts with a human-centered focus. Every victim’s welfare is considered a top priority while simultaneously upolding my commitment to a tough-minded journalistic reporting style.
Member since 2017


  • Los Angeles, CA




Hannah is available for

I am available for producing and story producing work on short or long form podcasts.
  • Producing
  • Recording
  • Scripting
  • Voice
  • Writing

About Hannah

For the past three years, I developed, produced, wrote and hosted the hit true crime podcast, The Opportunist. With 8 seasons and 75 episodes, I established a dedicated listener base and shepherded the podcast's growth into a top performing show, with 18 million total downloads. I managed a team of producers and editors, found compelling stories, conducted interviews, wrote scripts, recorded narration, and oversaw all stages of production and post-production.

Before that, I worked with the Maximum Fun network producing comedy and interview shows (One Bad Mother, Judge John Hodgman) as well as independent podcasts. I have produced narrative non-fiction shows, news interview shows and fiction podcasts.



  • Story Editing
  • Show Development
  • Research
  • Reporting
  • Producing
  • Interviewing
  • Hosting
  • Field Recording
  • Field Producing
  • Voiceover


  • Adobe Audition
  • Zoom H6
  • Rode NTG2

Previous Work

  • Senior Producer, Writer, Host at The Opportunist (Kast Media) (Oct 2020)
  • Producer at One Bad Mother (Maximum Fun) (Oct 2020)
  • Producer at Judge John Hodgman (Maximum Fun) (Feb 2020)
  • Producer at WeedWeek News Podcast (Dec 2019)
  • Producer/ Sound Designer at Centered (Independent podcast) (May 2019)
  • Producer at Green & Gold (Tablecakes) (2019)
  • Producer/ Host / Creator at You At Home (Independent podcast) (2017)