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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.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
803 Ratings
803 Ratings
Mh1cx ,

Great Podcast

Excellent journalism, written to a great standard & very entertaining. I've listened to three times in two days, each time I pull more from the story.

This is like a hollywood blockbuster & really lifts the lid off silicon valley (or at least the attraction to that place by people looking for easy money selling the modern snake oil).

"Fake it until you make it!"

A+

GreenhalghR ,

Excellent

Excellent investigative journalistic podcast. I couldn’t stop listening to them in a row. Look forward to a follow up podcast after the court case

Superstef 99 ,

Powerful story, no punches pulled

Professional coverage of a story of a fraud who conned people out of millions and put at risk the lives of thousands. How did Elizabeth Holmes keep the con going so long?

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