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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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    • 4.6, 12.1K 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
12.1K Ratings
12.1K Ratings
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very interesting and well done. my only issue with it is that the background music sometimes sounds like a vibrating cellphone which sends me into a mini panic every time i hear it

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S.G.Casteel

This podcast was fascinating and Rebecca Jarvis is an excellent story teller. The only comment I take exception with is; “Elizabeth Holmes is highly educated.”
Ms. Holmes is very intelligent, charming, attractive, persuasive and definitely narcissistic, but not highly educated in the formal educational sense, at least. As the title of the podcast indicates, Ms. Holmes is a college dropout. Ms. Holmes does not even have a bachelor’s degree.

NOVA Dad ,

One of the Best Podcasts I’ve Heard

I first came to this podcast series at the recommendation of a friend, who said she had binged it because it was so compelling and such an incredible series. At the end of this, I agree 100%; it is one of the best podcast series I’ve ever heard. An incredible retelling of the story of Theranos and the alleged (I’ll even use the word apparent) fraud the executives committed. If you’re looking for a limited-run series to listen to, this is it!

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