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Bad Blood: The Final Chapter

Bad Blood: The Final Chapter

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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.
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Bad Blood: The Final Chapter tells the story of the breathtaking rise and fall of the tech founder Elizabeth Holmes. Hosted by John Carreyrou, the investigative journalist who broke the scandal, the season will give listeners a front row seat at Holmes's criminal trial and dive into the evidence against her. The first two episodes arrive August 26. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Elizabeth Holmes, founder of Theranos, is headed to trial for allegedly defrauding investors and patients by misrepresenting the capabilities and accuracy of her blood-testing technology. Winning the jury’s sympathy is her best option to get acquitted. There are several ways she can do that. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 2: Ebola

Episode 2: Ebola

2021-08-2648:5428

If Theranos was still in business, would it have tried to exploit the Covid-19 pandemic? Based on how Elizabeth Holmes tried to use the 2014 Ebola epidemic to land a big investment, the answer is very likely yes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Elizabeth Holmes is likely to allege at trial that former Theranos President Sunny Balwani was an abusive boyfriend who held her in his thrall and deprived her of her free will. But text messages between the former lovers don’t back up that narrative. In this episode the actors Ali Farahnakian and Rachel Butera read the texts between Sunny and Elizabeth.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A note Elizabeth Holmes wrote to herself one night in late October 2014 suggests she knew she was committing fraud. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Host John Carreyrou and reporter Emily Saul discuss prosecutors' introduction of private texts between Elizabeth and Sunny, the testimony of retired general James Mattis, and the trial's most important witness so far: former lab director Adam Rosendorff, who said Theranos prioritized PR and fundraising over patient care. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We'll be back with new full episodes on October 21st. Here's a little preview of what we've been working on. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Sarella

👌Good stuff

Oct 15th
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Kowalski Stefan

buuuuu

Oct 15th
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Jocelyn Allan

As a daughter who was raised by my journalist father, this story gladdened and heartened me. That journalists cannot be seduced or fooled by wolves. That they keep asking questions until truth is found. Good on you! Thankyou for fighting the good fight.

Oct 15th
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Catherine Boland

I've been following this salutary tale of greed, delusion, ruthless ambition from the get go. The broadcast here suddenly cuts out? Are we going to get more detailed reports- transcripts maybe - from the court proceedings? If not can anybody tell me where I could find them? Listening and watching with baited breath from Ireland 🇮🇪 🍀🍀☘

Oct 14th
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beth kuhn

I can’t listen to these ads simply because of the awful vocal fry. Yuck

Oct 10th
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Leanne

This is a really great podcast, impossible not to binge listen. I usually skip forward through ads anyway, but sometimes if I'm busy I just let them play out. With this podcast, as soon as the ads start I have to stop everything and grab my phone! The vocal fry of whoever is doing the advertisements is unbearable. It's 2021, why is this nonsense still a thing? Open your throat!

Oct 5th
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TheZ

Sorry, her vocal fry makes it really difficult for me to listen to what she's saying.

Oct 4th
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miinty fresj

Good luck with the sympathy defense. She is not likeable... like, at all.

Sep 20th
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Janet Lafler

Why do you refer to her as "Elizabeth," rather than "Holmes"?

Sep 19th
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Lin

The people whose blood tests were done incorrectly and/or were given completely wrong results definitely suffered and my heart goes out to them. The stupid ultra rich people like Rupert Murdoch who lost their money, I couldn't care less. Their greed made them blind and I don't think any of them are doing it tough as a result of her scam.

Sep 12th
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Old man

I cannot stand the sound of her voice.

Sep 11th
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Jill K

I cannot stand the way she talks. It's absolutely ridiculous.

Sep 10th
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ID19799166

What can kids learn from Elizabeth’s experience? Stay in school and learn what is truly feasible in your field. These two people are examples of the relationship between US Politics and media. “Willingness to lie”

Sep 10th
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Lin

Hmmmm, wonder if the "pretty", rich, white girl is going to do much prison time?? I absolutely think she should for all the outright lies and fabrications but the cynical side of me thinks she probably won't get anything like the punishment she deserves.

Sep 8th
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Brooke Venning

I love this podcast but this episode was hard to take seriously because it sounds like Sunny is talking to Kermit the Frog 😂😂😂

Sep 7th
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Amanda Williams

Those texts won't help her defense that she was a victim of emotional abuse and control. Suni sounds like a emotional support cheerleader.

Sep 4th
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I despise what Thanos did, but that aside, the lady in the interview sounds like a very typical bean counter.

Sep 4th
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Stephanie Womack

Ohhhh Lordy, I can't wait till next week. I listened to another entire podcast about this but this one gives much better chronological insight. I also remember this story breaking. I am serious science nerd nurse and followed closely. I cant wait to get home and check the court TV commentary.

Sep 3rd
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Kari Moore

Absolute Best Podcast, I cannot recommend this more. I have followed this story from the beginning of first exposure and I so hope the trial to begin next week is aired on live TV. The voiceovers are great performers also and the narration is superb. Even though I know the story well, I am on the edge of my seat waiting for the Episode 4 drop ;)!!

Sep 3rd
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Staci BAMS

Wow, no wonder people don't trust the Covid test, much less the vaccine. Greed kills!

Aug 27th
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