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She was once the world's youngest self-made female billionaire. Now Elizabeth Holmes, founder of the blood-testing startup Theranos, stands accused of leading a massive fraud, and lying to investors, doctors, and patients about the capabilities of her technology. If convicted, she faces up to 20 years in prison. But Elizabeth may be able to sway a jury with her charisma, highly unusual defense strategy and the fact that key evidence has gone missing. John Carreyrou broke the Theranos scandal. Now he’ll take you into the courtroom as he examines Silicon Valley’s fake it-til-you-make it culture, and the case against Holmes.

Bad Blood: The Final Chapter Bad Blood

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    • 4.9 • 87 Ratings

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She was once the world's youngest self-made female billionaire. Now Elizabeth Holmes, founder of the blood-testing startup Theranos, stands accused of leading a massive fraud, and lying to investors, doctors, and patients about the capabilities of her technology. If convicted, she faces up to 20 years in prison. But Elizabeth may be able to sway a jury with her charisma, highly unusual defense strategy and the fact that key evidence has gone missing. John Carreyrou broke the Theranos scandal. Now he’ll take you into the courtroom as he examines Silicon Valley’s fake it-til-you-make it culture, and the case against Holmes.

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    Episode 1: The Sympathy Play

    Episode 1: The Sympathy Play

    Elizabeth Holmes, founder of Theranos, is headed to trial for allegedly defrauding investors and patients by misrepresenting the capabilities and accuracy of her blood-testing technology. Winning the jury’s sympathy is her best option to get acquitted. There are several ways she can do that.
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    • 42 min
    Coming Soon: Bad Blood: This Week in Court

    Coming Soon: Bad Blood: This Week in Court

    Subscribe to Bad Blood on Apple Podcasts for our weekly bonus series, Bad Blood: This Week in Court. New episodes every Monday, beginning 9/6

    Episode 2: Ebola

    Episode 2: Ebola

    If Theranos was still in business, would it have tried to exploit the Covid-19 pandemic? Based on how Elizabeth Holmes tried to use the 2014 Ebola epidemic to land a big investment, the answer is very likely yes.
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    • 49 min
    Episode 3: Sunny and Elizabeth

    Episode 3: Sunny and Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Holmes is likely to allege at trial that former Theranos President Sunny Balwani was an abusive boyfriend who held her in his thrall and deprived her of her free will. But text messages between the former lovers don’t back up that narrative.



    In this episode the actors Ali Farahnakian and Rachel Butera read the texts between Sunny and Elizabeth. 
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    • 54 min
    This Week in Court #1: Jury Selection

    This Week in Court #1: Jury Selection

    John Carreyrou and Emily Saul recap the first week of the trial of Elizabeth Holmes. They share their insight about the courtroom and the jury selection process. Plus, their predictions about how the makeup of the jury could affect the verdict.

    Episode 4: Guilty Conscience

    Episode 4: Guilty Conscience

    A note Elizabeth Holmes wrote to herself one night in late October 2014 suggests she knew she was committing fraud.
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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
87 Ratings

87 Ratings

deekcheese ,

Well researched and well presented

As a researcher myself, I understand the time and effort that goes into producing anything of substance in my field. This podcast seems to be very well researched and also very well presented. I appreciate the time that the creators put in to produce work of this quality.

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Brilliant

So interesting and well researched

mindtpi ,

Not as good as The Dropout

Not as comprehensive and irregularly released

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