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The Dropout

ABC News
True Crime

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 multi-year 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. Then, go inside t... more


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4.6 out of 5 stars from 31.6k ratings
  • Interesting but SO REPETITIVE

    Great story but they couldn’t afford an editor or just milked it to fill space generate ad revenue??

    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 days ago
  • Bait and switch.

    This isn’t about the case they purport to cover. They are trying to trick me into listening to George snuffleupagus

    Apple Podcasts
    United States3 months ago
  • Fascinating story being told the right way

    I had a great time listening to this podcast, very thoughtful review of the story.

    Apple Podcasts
    Israel5 months ago
  • 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!

    Apple Podcasts
    United States6 months ago
  • No love for Sunny?

    Was looking forward to a “Sunny gets sentenced” minisode…

    Apple Podcasts
    United States6 months ago

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