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Money. Romance. Tragedy. Deception. The story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos is an unbelievable tale of ambition and fame gone terribly wrong. How did the world's youngest self-made female billionaire lose it all in the blink of an eye? How did the woman once heralded as "the next Steve Jobs" find herself facing criminal charges -- to which she pleaded not guilty -- and up to 20 years in jail? How did her technology, meant to revolutionize healthcare, potentially put millions of patients at risk? And how did so many smart people get it so wrong along the way? ABC News chief business, technology and economics correspondent Rebecca Jarvis, along with producers Taylor Dunn and Victoria Thompson, take listeners on a journey that includes a three-year-long investigation. You'll hear exclusive interviews with former employees, investors, and patients, and for the first-time, the never-before-aired deposition testimony of Elizabeth Holmes, and those at the center of this story.

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Money. Romance. Tragedy. Deception. The story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos is an unbelievable tale of ambition and fame gone terribly wrong. How did the world's youngest self-made female billionaire lose it all in the blink of an eye? How did the woman once heralded as "the next Steve Jobs" find herself facing criminal charges -- to which she pleaded not guilty -- and up to 20 years in jail? How did her technology, meant to revolutionize healthcare, potentially put millions of patients at risk? And how did so many smart people get it so wrong along the way? ABC News chief business, technology and economics correspondent Rebecca Jarvis, along with producers Taylor Dunn and Victoria Thompson, take listeners on a journey that includes a three-year-long investigation. You'll hear exclusive interviews with former employees, investors, and patients, and for the first-time, the never-before-aired deposition testimony of Elizabeth Holmes, and those at the center of this story.

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4.7 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Mrs_Hump ,

5 Star Listening

Such a good podcast, I couldn’t put my phone down!

enelle85 ,

Wild

This podcast was great I binged listened then sent it to everyone I know who would love it and I’m getting the same reviews back! Just wow.

Levi the spunk ,

Shorter than expected

I guess it had nowhere to really go after getting the different perspectives of people who knew her and the fraud she was committing.

It’s a fascinating character examination and shows how people create their own ‘reality distortion field’ for better or worse.

I wish it was told in a more serialised way, I was left wondering - how Walgreens didn’t realise sooner and how they did realise after all that the instruments weren’t actually performing any tests... like was there just someone under the desk that would wisk the blood samples away?

More explanation of the devices would have been interesting

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