7 episodes

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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    • True Crime
    • 4.6, 17.9K 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

4.6 out of 5
17.9K Ratings

17.9K Ratings

Lei1994 ,

Supposed to be financial fraud...

... but told in a true crime-style. No murders, no one’s missing, or anything like that, but the podcast somehow delivers the same intensity. Crazy story!

123800uh ,

Incredible Story

Really compelling story. Binged the whole series in a day. Worth a listen!

Jiujitsujj ,

Incredible story, boring podcast

As a lover of podcasts, it pained me to listen to this (having read Bad Blood). Rebecca, the host, feels unaffected by the many stories swirling in the Theranos downfall and sounds more news reporter than empathetic narrator.

To me, that just kills the story. Another full episode or two would have also allowed her to go into more detail about the product and why it wasn’t working. Everything felt surface level and like she cherry picked rather than really storytelling in full.

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