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The Dropout
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,...
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4.6 stars from 5,859 ratings
Rebecca Jarvis Rocks
Excellent podcast with many lessons offered in the nature of man and woman; nuances of startups and Silicon Valley; America’s fading corporate aristocracy and more. Rebecca Jarvis and her team have done an excellent job telling a very twisted and complex story.
jkjksksk via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/18/19
I’ve listened to every episode of The Dropout at least three times. It also inspired me to purchase the audiobook which I have since listened to. The advantage of the podcast is that we get to listen to the voices of the people affected she’s really impactful. I wonder if they could’ve just have...Read full review »
tommosser via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/18/19
What great reporting and story telling of a classic case of what can go wrong with large investments. Sometimes, the smartest people in the room show terrible lapses in judgement. I wonder who else had an opportunity to invest and passed (Bill Gates? Warren Buffett?). Some questions I hope...Read full review »
TexasHokie via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/18/19
Recent Episodes
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...
Published 02/13/19
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,...
Published 02/06/19
Elizabeth brings on an unexpected character as her right-hand man at Theranos and it turns out they are hiding a big secret. They strike a monumental deal with Walgreens that could potentially put millions of lives at risk while insiders say a culture of fear and intimidation at the company leads...
Published 01/30/19
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