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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    • 4.6, 14.4K 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
14.4K Ratings

14.4K Ratings

Kaerbs ,

Fascinating story

I had never heard of theranos or elizabeth holmes until i came across this podcast. I was looking for another true story white collar crime series like gangster capitalism. Each episode of the dropout had me hooked. The abc team did a great job telling this story and i hope they produce more quality content like this in the future.

Gator JC ,

Annoying

Listening to Whistleblower episode. Why does narrator ask question then interrupt answers?

Rachel Are ,

Sterile

This podcast has no heart... it feels completely sterile. The story itself is interesting but it’s delivered in such a bland way.

If you’re going to make a podcast, you should learn how to speak to your audience. This podcast sounds like someone is reading from a script. It’s so weird and draws on and on, when it could’ve been produced much better with a host who doesn’t sound like she’s reading from a script.

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