Bad Blood: The Final Chapter

Bad Blood: The Final Chapter

Bad Blood: The Final Chapter

CATEGORY: Society & Culture
She was once the world's youngest self-made female billionaire. Now Elizabeth Holmes, founder of the blood-testing startup Theranos, stands accused of leading a massive fraud, and lying to investors, doctors, and patients about the capabilities of her technology. If convicted, she faces up to 20 years in prison. But Elizabeth may be able to sway a jury with her charisma, highly unusual defense strategy and the fact that key evidence has gone missing. John Carreyrou broke the Theranos scandal. Now he’ll take you into the courtroom as he examines Silicon Valley’s fake it-til-you-make it culture, and the case against Holmes.
  1. July 08, 2021
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    Introducing Bad Blood: The Final Chapter
    Bad Blood: The Final Chapter tells the story of the breathtaking rise and fall of the tech founder Elizabeth Holmes. Hosted by John Carreyrou, the investigative journalist who broke the scandal, the season will…
  2. August 26, 2021
    42 min
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    Episode 1: The Sympathy Play
    Elizabeth Holmes, founder of Theranos, is headed to trial for allegedly defrauding investors and patients by misrepresenting the capabilities and accuracy of her blood-testing technology. Winning the jury’s sym…
  3. August 26, 2021
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    Episode 2: Ebola
    If Theranos was still in business, would it have tried to exploit the Covid-19 pandemic? Based on how Elizabeth Holmes tried to use the 2014 Ebola epidemic to land a big investment, the answer is very likely ye…
  4. September 02, 2021
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    Episode 3: Sunny and Elizabeth
    Elizabeth Holmes is likely to allege at trial that former Theranos President Sunny Balwani was an abusive boyfriend who held her in his thrall and deprived her of her free will. But text messages between the fo…
  5. September 09, 2021
    41 min
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    Episode 4: Guilty Conscience
    A note Elizabeth Holmes wrote to herself one night in late October 2014 suggests she knew she was committing fraud.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
  6. September 16, 2021
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    Episode 5: Fake it 'Till You Make It
    Elizabeth Holmes is the latest in a long line of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who’ve hyped and overpromised — sometimes to the point of outright lying. It’s that culture, as much as Holmes herself, that's on tr…
  7. September 23, 2021
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    Episode 6: Holmes and the Media
    For two years, Elizabeth Holmes enjoyed the type of glowing media coverage most entrepreneurs can only dream of. But then she gave one interview too many—an interview with The New Yorker’s Ken Auletta that plan…
  8. September 30, 2021
    14 min
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    This Week in Court #4: PR Over Patient Care
    Host John Carreyrou and reporter Emily Saul discuss prosecutors' introduction of private texts between Elizabeth and Sunny, the testimony of retired general James Mattis, and the trial's most important witness…
  9. October 14, 2021
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    We Return Next Week
    We'll be back with new full episodes on October 21st. Here's a little preview of what we've been working on.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
  10. October 21, 2021
    49 min
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    Episode 7: The ADVIA Project
    In the summer of 2013, as a deadline to launch in Walgreens stores loomed and Theranos was running out of money, Elizabeth Holmes and Sunny Balwani put in motion a covert plan to hack third-party blood-testing…
  11. October 26, 2021
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    Introducing: Smoke Screen: The Sellout
    From Neon Hum Media and LA Taco, this is Smoke Screen: The Sellout, a podcast about a politician dogged by allegations of corruption, harassment and pathological pettiness. It’s about the residents who fought g…
  12. October 28, 2021
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    Episode 8: Fake Demos
    Elizabeth Holmes wowed investors, board members and journalists with live, in-person demonstrations that made it seem like her blood-testing machine worked. But most of these demos were faked. Behind the scenes…
  13. November 04, 2021
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    Episode 9: The Military
    Elizabeth Holmes wowed investors with claims that Theranos was working for the U.S. military. But the truth was that her repeated attempts to land contracts with the Department of Defense had gone nowhere.Learn…
  14. November 11, 2021
    50 min
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    Episode 10: Tyler and George
    One of the enduring mysteries of the Theranos scandal is how Elizabeth Holmes managed to turn former Secretary of State George Shultz against his own grandson. New information sheds light on how she did it.Lear…
  15. December 02, 2021
    54 min
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    Episode 11: Investors
    With a conference call, a magazine interview and a doctored pharmaceutical report, Elizabeth Holmes convinced a small group of very wealthy investors to put hundreds of millions of dollars in her unproven blood…
  16. January 06, 2022
    59 min
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    Episode 12: The Verdict
    Host John Carreyrou and reporter Emily Saul revisit the drama of Elizabeth Holmes’s guilty verdict, dissect its meaning, and discuss sentencing. And a surprise guest comes on the show.Learn more about your ad c…
  17. February 15, 2022
    6 min
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    Introducing: Chameleon: Wild Boys
    The latest season of the wildly popular con-themed podcast Chameleon takes place in the summer of 2003 when two half-starved young men turned up in a small Canadian town telling an incredible story. They’d been…
  18. March 17, 2022
    7 min
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    DNA Deception - Introducing BioHacked: Family Secrets
    From the company behind Bad Blood, a new podcast that tells startling true stories of the people caught between two multi-trillion-dollar industries — medicine and technology — and chronicles how their lives ar…
  19. July 11, 2022
    11 min
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    Introducing: A Theranos Whistleblower from A Slight Change of Plans
    Sharing a special episode this week from another podcast, A Slight Change of Plans. On the show, host Dr. Maya Shankar and guests help us better understand who we are and who we become in the face of big change…

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