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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 • 1.3K Ratings

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.

    'Tulsa's Buried Truth': The Lost Graves (Ep. 3)

    'Tulsa's Buried Truth': The Lost Graves (Ep. 3)

    Presenting the third episode of the ABC News podcast special, "Tulsa's Buried Truth," from the makers of ABC's "Soul of a Nation" series. Continue listening on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/3dmfJW2), Spotify (https://spoti.fi/3foYgi4), or wherever you listen: https://bit.ly/3sxIeWR
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    A century after the Tulsa Race Massacre, the search for mass graves begins. But as Tulsa contends with its past, questions about the future of Greenwood may divide the city even further.

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    'Tulsa's Buried Truth': The Ashes (Ep. 2)

    'Tulsa's Buried Truth': The Ashes (Ep. 2)

    Presenting the second episode of a special three-part ABC News podcast, "Tulsa's Buried Truth," from the makers of ABC's "Soul of a Nation" series. Continue listening on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/3dmfJW2), Spotify (https://spoti.fi/3foYgi4), or wherever you listen: https://bit.ly/3sxIeWR
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    An angry mob descends upon Greenwood. What happens next will change the future of Tulsa and leave a deep scar on its Black citizens for generations.

    • 37 min
    'Tulsa's Buried Truth': The Trigger (Ep. 1)

    'Tulsa's Buried Truth': The Trigger (Ep. 1)

    Introducing the first episode of a special three-part ABC News podcast, "Tulsa's Buried Truth," from the makers of ABC's "Soul of a Nation" series. Continue listening on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/3dmfJW2), Spotify (https://spoti.fi/3foYgi4), or wherever you listen: https://bit.ly/3sxIeWR
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    A generation of freed slaves create a new home for themselves in Tulsa, Oklahoma. But all of that is jeopardized after an encounter in an elevator.

    • 29 min

    What Now?

    What Now?

    As Elizabeth Holmes awaits a criminal trial, how is she spending her days? A former employee who had a chance encounter tells us some surprising new details about just that, while an old classmate emerges to share some insight into her past. Plus former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara shares his analysis on Elizabeth's potential legal fate...and then there's Balto.

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    The Dropout is produced by Rebecca Jarvis, Victoria Thompson, and Taylor Dunn and is a product of ABC News Nightline & ABC Radio. More info: http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com

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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

MLB.100 ,

Great podcast!

Such a crazy story. Very well told in the podcast. Great information.

michelle_flowers ,

GREAT but...

I really enjoyed listening, but every episode had large gaps in audio. A couple minutes of complete silence. Really threw me off at first - thought it was just the first episode. Was surprised that the level of reporting had that error.

PatStonge ,

Missing audio

The central part of most episodes, between the two ad breaks, is totally missing audio, I've tried reloading it a couple of times

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