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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, 23 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.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Doncha wish yaa ,

A must listen for everyone interested in corporate fraud

I read the book Bad Blood by John Carreyrou. The book is an expose of lies, toxic working enviroment and business malpractices by Theranos and its founder Elizabeth Holmes and her then Indian origin boyfriend Sunny Balwani. Since then I am hooked to her story and development in the cases against her. The podcast is not as great as the book, but still does great job in showcasing the true face of scammer like Elizabeth Holmes. She was fooling everyone in the plain sight but the media, investors and poor customers did not see at all. I am more annoyed by the media. It was media which created a huge image of a Stanford dropout.

Bhooka Bheriya ,

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The book Bad Blood was a great read, but hearing the people involved talk about it adds a new dimension.

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