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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 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,...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.7 stars from 31,737 ratings
I had a great time listening to this podcast, very thoughtful review of the story.
moranmono via Apple Podcasts · Israel · 01/22/23
Story is told well
I first came across the drop-out on Hulu and was intrigued. I ended up watching the series and then finding the podcast. This is very well done and kept my attention. Great reporting!
Leann4194 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/24/22
No love for Sunny?
Was looking forward to a “Sunny gets sentenced” minisode…
fc8tgb via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/18/22
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