The Dropout

The Dropout

ABC News
True Crime
10 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 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.
  • Presenting the third episode of the ABC News podcast special, "Tulsa's Buried Truth," from the makers of ABC's "Soul of a Nation" series. Continue listening on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/3dmfJW2), Spotify (https://spoti.fi/3foYgi4), or wherever you listen: https://bit.ly/3sxIeWR - A century af...
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  • Presenting the second episode of a special three-part ABC News podcast, "Tulsa's Buried Truth," from the makers of ABC's "Soul of a Nation" series. Continue listening on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/3dmfJW2), Spotify (https://spoti.fi/3foYgi4), or wherever you listen: https://bit.ly/3sxIeWR - An...
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  • Introducing the first episode of a special three-part ABC News podcast, "Tulsa's Buried Truth," from the makers of ABC's "Soul of a Nation" series. Continue listening on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/3dmfJW2), Spotify (https://spoti.fi/3foYgi4), or wherever you listen: https://bit.ly/3sxIeWR - A...
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  • As Elizabeth Holmes awaits a criminal trial, how is she spending her days? A former employee who had a chance encounter tells us some surprising new details about just that, while an old classmate emerges to share some insight into her past. Plus former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New...
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  • Elizabeth Holmes, once the darling of Silicon Valley, is under a different kind of spotlight. Now under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission, she is forced to answer tough questions under oath. The claims that Elizabeth had been repeating over and over again to the public, investo...
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  • 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 l...
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  • 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 t...
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  • 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 to...
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  • 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 s...
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  • The Dropout tells the story of the rise and fall of former Silicon Valley darling Elizabeth Holmes, the youngest self-made female billionaire. She dropped out of Stanford to launch her company Theranos -- claiming her technology could detect hundreds of diseases from a drop or two of blood. If it wo...
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