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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. New episodes post Wednesdays.
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The Whistleblower
With Theranos technology now being used by real customers, many employees are at a breaking point. They are horrified by what they believe to be widespread deception and dangerous practices, but Theranos has implemented increasingly extreme measures to stop them from speaking out. As the threat of litigation lingers, one brave and unlikely whistleblower, with close ties to Elizabeth Holmes and the board of directors, emerges.Support this podcast with a review: http://bit.ly/2REHEs9====================Recommended listening:-- No Limits with Rebecca Jarvis: Rebecca speaks to bold and influential women about their paths to success, their choices and tradeoffs along the way, and their pitfalls and lessons learned. Conversations focus on practical advice and never-before-shared wisdom from across industries. Plus, Rebecca always asks her signature question "What's the worst advice you've ever received?" Apple Podcasts: http://abcn.ws/nolimits | Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2Uc8Dbo-- Start Here: The daily 20-minute news podcast from ABC News. Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2pvq8Ws | Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2JZSK70-- Nightline: Listen to full episodes of ABC News' award-winning late-night news program. Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Dq57Ew | Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2HEg7mb====================The Dropout is produced by Rebecca Jarvis, Victoria Thompson, and Taylor Dunn and is a product of ABC News Nightline & ABC Radio. More info: http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com

The Whistleblower

2019-02-1300:45:2323

A Star is Born
Elizabeth becomes a celebrity as Theranos breaks out of stealth mode and onto the main stage. The media can't get enough, and neither can many investors as Theranos Wellness Centers start popping up at Walgreens. To take advantage of the moment, Elizabeth spends millions on advertising, recruiting the same agency as Apple and even an Oscar-winning director. But real patients are now getting Theranos tests, and for some the results are shocking.Support this podcast with a review: http://bit.ly/2REHEs9====================Recommended listening:-- No Limits with Rebecca Jarvis: Rebecca speaks to bold and influential women about their paths to success, their choices and tradeoffs along the way, and their pitfalls and lessons learned. Conversations focus on practical advice and never-before-shared wisdom from across industries. Plus, Rebecca always asks her signature question "What's the worst advice you've ever received?" Apple Podcasts: http://abcn.ws/nolimits | Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2Uc8Dbo-- Start Here: The daily 20-minute news podcast from ABC News. Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2pvq8Ws | Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2JZSK70-- Nightline: Listen to full episodes of ABC News' award-winning late-night news program. Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Dq57Ew | Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2HEg7mb====================The Dropout is produced by Rebecca Jarvis, Victoria Thompson, and Taylor Dunn and is a product of ABC News Nightline & ABC Radio. More info: http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com

A Star is Born

2019-02-0600:44:1241

The Enforcer

2019-01-3000:41:0850

Myth-Making
On the premiere episode of The Dropout, you'll meet a young Elizabeth Holmes. Convinced of her own destiny even as a young child, she would come to drop out of Stanford in her late teens, intending to mold herself after the great tech icons of our time. Her obsession with Steve Jobs -- down to his signature black turtlenecks -- would become particularly pronounced as she launched her company Theranos.Support this podcast with a review: http://bit.ly/2REHEs9====================Recommended listening:-- No Limits with Rebecca Jarvis: Rebecca speaks to bold and influential women about their paths to success, their choices and tradeoffs along the way, and their pitfalls and lessons learned. Conversations focus on practical advice and never-before-shared wisdom from across industries. Plus, Rebecca always asks her signature question "What's the worst advice you've ever received?" Apple Podcasts: http://abcn.ws/nolimits | Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2Uc8Dbo-- Start Here: The daily 20-minute news podcast from ABC News. Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2pvq8Ws | Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2JZSK70-- Nightline: Listen to full episodes of ABC News' award-winning late-night news program. Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Dq57Ew | Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2HEg7mb====================The Dropout is produced by Rebecca Jarvis, Victoria Thompson, and Taylor Dunn and is a product of ABC News Nightline & ABC Radio. More info: http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com

Myth-Making

2019-01-2300:47:0379

Comments (24)

Nada Clontz

I just can't wait for each new episode! I am totally hooked and want to see how this sad excuse for a human being will be taken down. It makes me wonder - how many seemingly amazing entrepreneurs we admire today that we will hate tomorrow? How many whistleblowers are being bullied into silence around the world right now? This story makes me think of the movie Michael Clayton. I wonder how far Theranos was willing to go to protect the multi-billion dollar illusion...

Feb 15th
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SFBEX

The scandal that rocked Silicon Valley. I remember when the Theranos office got built on Page Mill. Such a beautiful office.

Feb 15th
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PanamaJoe

Excellent, a great addition to the book if you’ve read it. Very interesting clips from depositions etc. and it’s all

Feb 14th
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Alisha Thomson

prime example of White privilege SMH

Feb 13th
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Sheldon Clark

Wednesday morning drive into work is the best because I get to listen to a new episode!

Feb 13th
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Regina Rose

What's startling about this podcast is the exposure of possible lives put in serious danger where health care testing was used as the tool to gain trust....for financial gain. Thank you for your work.

Feb 13th
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Regina Rose

Calvin Jiang Right! What is the REAL extent of what happened.

Feb 14th
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Calvin Jiang

Regina Rose Yeh there must have been so many people that used results from Theranos faulty equipment to make medical decisions that ended up harming themselves. I honestly don't know how she lives with herself...

Feb 14th
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WatchDawg

What a hideous voice.

Feb 13th
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Alex W

just binged the first 4 episodes... now to wait a week for each new episode... torture!!!!!

Feb 13th
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wenchao DU

Alex W 😂

Feb 13th
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Calvin Jiang

Elizabeth Holmes is insane and a sociopath... I really hope she never gets a chance to start another company

Feb 11th
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Annie

So glad to see another episode was available today, but 45 minutes went by so fast! I want to binge the whole series

Feb 6th
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Ashley Witherspoon

Wow. This podcast is amazing. Thank you. I will be tuned in every Wednesday.

Feb 6th
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mary trujillo

I'm a lab tech, and I cannot get over how they stayed in business so long??!?! I'd demand to see validation data, plans, etc....and have the FDA on speed dial! Great pod cast!

Jan 31st
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mary trujillo

great pod cast!

Jan 31st
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pris

i'm already in love with this podcast

Jan 30th
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Heather Boylen

is anyone else having problem with it playing at 9:10 mark?

Jan 30th
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Nicola Gastaldi

Heather Boylen Yes, me too. On any podcast platform, even on iTunes.

Jan 30th
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mary trujillo

this is a great pod cast! very informative!

Jan 29th
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nike crew

.the one. the world most deaded.

Jan 28th
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Matthew Cibellis

o m g keep it up. this is truly great. im so glad to listen to the b.s. being exposed and commenting along the way about this generational honesty gap.

Jan 27th
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Saugat Bolakhe

very interesting to listen to it.

Jan 25th
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Nuage Laboratoire

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Jan 28th
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