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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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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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    This Week in Court #13: The Trade Secret Defense

    This Week in Court #13: The Trade Secret Defense

    Host John Carreyrou and reporter Emily Saul discuss Elizabeth Holmes' big admission and her attempt to reframe key parts of the prosecution’s case, like Theranos' secret use of third-party blood-testing machines.

    This Week in Court #12: The Defense Calls Elizabeth Holmes

    This Week in Court #12: The Defense Calls Elizabeth Holmes

    Host John Carreyrou and reporter Emily Saul discuss the testimony of two patients, revelations from journalist Roger Parloff, and Elizabeth Holmes’ momentous decision to take the stand.

    This Week in Court #11: Technical Difficulties

    This Week in Court #11: Technical Difficulties

    Host John Carreyrou and reporter Emily Saul discuss disruptions in the courtroom and the testimonies of Theranos' last lab director and another investor witness.

    Episode 10: Tyler and George

    Episode 10: Tyler and George

    One of the enduring mysteries of the Theranos scandal is how Elizabeth Holmes managed to turn former Secretary of State George Shultz against his own grandson. New information sheds light on how she did it.
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    This Week in Court #10: Prosecutors Make a Big Mistake

    This Week in Court #10: Prosecutors Make a Big Mistake

    Host John Carreyrou and reporter Emily Saul discuss a big blunder by the prosecution, another falsified pharmaceutical report, and the estate attorney who connected several billionaire families to Theranos.

    Episode 9: The Military

    Episode 9: The Military

    Elizabeth Holmes wowed investors with claims that Theranos was working for the U.S. military. But the truth was that her repeated attempts to land contracts with the Department of Defense had gone nowhere.
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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

Pauachick ,

Outstanding

Really enjoyed the military episode, brilliant in-depth research, so interesting to hear all that went on whilst Elizabeth was "courting" the DOD.........so fascinating!!

FionaJane2017 ,

Scandalous!!

I enjoy listening to you John! I’m hooked and will be searching for other podcasts you’ve done. Thrilling story about the fraudster. I find it extremely hard to listen to her fake deep voice, it’s grating and it doesn’t suit her. I don’t believe for one second that’s her real voice, it’s definitely an part of her act.

VOR45 ,

Advertising in Subscription Edition?

I love the podcast and subscribed happily but am disappointed to get to episode 8 and find that it has advertising inserted throughout, I subscribe partly to avoid this so am hoping it’s a one-off error.

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