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.
Episode 6: Holmes and the Media
For two years, Elizabeth Holmes enjoyed the type of glowing media coverage most entrepreneurs can only dream of. But then she gave one interview too many—an interview with The New Yorker’s Ken Auletta that planted the seeds of her downfall.
This Week in Court #3: Employees Who Raised Alarms
Host John Carreyrou and reporter Emily Saul discuss the three former Theranos employees who testified last week. One testified about the company's huge losses and lack of audited financial statements, another said she repeatedly raised concerns about the accuracy of test results, and a third said she confronted Elizabeth Holmes with her concerns when she resigned.
Episode 5: Fake it 'Till You Make It
Elizabeth Holmes is the latest in a long line of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who’ve hyped and overpromised — sometimes to the point of outright lying. It’s that culture, as much as Holmes herself, that's on trial.
This Week in Court #2: Opening Statements
Host John Carreyrou and reporter Emily Saul discuss the highlights of the prosecution and defense's opening statements, how the pandemic could impact the trial and the mole reporters discovered in their midst.
Episode 4: Guilty Conscience
A note Elizabeth Holmes wrote to herself one night in late October 2014 suggests she knew she was committing fraud.
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.
This is why we need journalists that find out facts. You know, things that can be proven not bizarre conspiracy theories.
Great news reporting
Great example of news reporting a d digging into the truth … good thing you all did this
I cannot stand the commercial lady’s voice omg