38 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 decades in prison? How did her technology, meant to revolutionize health care, 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 multi-year 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. Then, go inside the courtroom as 12 jurors decide the fate of the Theranos founder; three years after she was first charged, we find out how this saga finally ends.

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    • 4.6 • 23.4K 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 decades in prison? How did her technology, meant to revolutionize health care, 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 multi-year 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. Then, go inside the courtroom as 12 jurors decide the fate of the Theranos founder; three years after she was first charged, we find out how this saga finally ends.

    Introducing 'Reclaimed: The Forgotten League'

    Introducing 'Reclaimed: The Forgotten League'

    For decades, Black baseball players were excluded from the major leagues and forced to create their own space: the Negro Leagues. In the new season of ABC Audio's award-winning podcast "Reclaimed," Vanessa Ivy Rose, granddaughter of Negro Leagues star Norman “Turkey” Stearnes, brings us on a quest to excavate his story and those of other Black players who were shut out of the majors, a legacy that still haunts the sport. Check out "Reclaimed: The Forgotten League" on Apple Podcasts (https://tinyurl.com/27krwnxr), Spotify (https://tinyurl.com/mvejpt2t), Amazon Music (https://tinyurl.com/mrxxfkmu), or wherever you're listening now.
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    • 3 min
    Introducing 'The King Road Killings: An Idaho Murder Mystery'

    Introducing 'The King Road Killings: An Idaho Murder Mystery'

    It began as a weekend of football, parties, late-night food and good friends -- a normal Saturday night in the college town of Moscow, Idaho. But Sunday morning, four University of Idaho students are found stabbed to death in their beds. Through friends, witnesses, video surveillance and social media footage, we get to know who the victims were and reconstruct their final hours. Presenting the first episode of the new true-crime podcast "The King Road Killings: An Idaho Murder Mystery," a series that goes behind the scenes of the investigation into the savage murders of four University of Idaho students -- a case that captivated and horrified the nation in the winter of 2022. Find new episodes weekly on Apple Podcasts (https://tinyurl.com/2p8tbm6r), Spotify (https://tinyurl.com/yc2wj534), Amazon Music (https://tinyurl.com/3akehrhk) or wherever you're listening now.
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    • 32 min
    The King Road Killings: An Idaho Murder Mystery

    The King Road Killings: An Idaho Murder Mystery

    Follow the new true crime podcast from ABC News, "The King Road Killings: An Idaho Murder Mystery," to hear the full five-part series, debuting June 7 on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, and other major podcast platforms.
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    • 4 min
    'Boston Strangler' | Ep. 1: The Women

    'Boston Strangler' | Ep. 1: The Women

    In June 1962, a woman opens the door to a stranger. What happens next will shock the country and haunt the streets of Boston for years to come. Sixty years later, the story of the Boston Strangler still has a hold on the public imagination. The new ABC Audio podcast, "Truth and Lies: The Boston Strangler," retraces the tragic fate of the victims and explores why a killer’s confession never closed this decades-old case. "Truth and Lies: The Boston Strangler" -- a new three-part series, available on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/3wgRdzb), Spotify (https://spoti.fi/3XFQm6X), Amazon Music (https://amzn.to/3ksWvFj), or wherever you're listening now.
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    • 32 min
    Introducing "Truth and Lies: The Boston Strangler"

    Introducing "Truth and Lies: The Boston Strangler"

    Sixty years later, the story of the Boston Strangler still has a hold on the public imagination. The new ABC Audio podcast, "Truth and Lies: The Boston Strangler," retraces the tragic fate of the victims and explores why a killer’s confession never closed this decades-old case. "Truth and Lies: The Boston Strangler" -- a new three-part series, available on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/3wgRdzb), Spotify (https://spoti.fi/3XFQm6X), Amazon Music (https://amzn.to/3ksWvFj), or wherever you're listening now.
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    • 1 min
    'The Informant' | Ep. 1: There's No Place Like Home

    'The Informant' | Ep. 1: There's No Place Like Home

    Today we bring you Ep. 1 of "Truth and Lies: The Informant," a new five-part series from ABC Audio that tells the remarkable story of an ordinary man who risked his life as an FBI informant to stop what would've been one of the worst terrorist attacks in U.S. history. Follow along and listen to the next episode right now on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/3wgRdzb), Spotify (https://spoti.fi/3XFQm6X), Amazon Music (https://amzn.to/3ksWvFj), or your app of choice.
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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
23.4K Ratings

23.4K Ratings

Simy2006 ,

Riveting podcast

This is one of my absolute favorite podcasts. The topic was well covered, Jarvis is an excellent journalist and the diversity of people in the case interviewed was great. I really enjoyed it. The only weak parts were with attorney Caroline Polisi. I’m not sure how she has managed to be so successful, her predictions and opinions were wrong at every turn- almost comically and she had an annoying tick of laughing when talking about things that weren’t funny. Sort of strange. The other attorneys interviewed were great.

Allison B 21 ,

First part great

The first part of the series was amazing. Very engaging. But once they get to the trial it’s very repetitive I couldn’t listen to the whole thing.

JulianZ13 ,

Good but gets old

The first season is good, after that, it feels like every other audio clip was something reused from season one. By the end I felt sure I had heard certain clips dozens of times. It was distracting and made it feel way more drawn out than it had to be.

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