The Dropout

The Dropout

The Dropout

CATEGORY: 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 the courtroom as 12 jurors decide the fate of the Theranos founder; three years after she was first charged, we find out how this saga finally ends.
  1. August 11, 2022
    50 min
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    Bonus: Amanda and The Other Liz
    Amanda Seyfried, the lead actress of Hulu’s “The Dropout” and the show’s creator and showrunner Liz Meriwether join host Rebecca Jarvis for a wide-ranging conversation about the making of the Hulu limited serie…
  2. July 08, 2022
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    The Sunny Balwani Verdict
    Rebecca Jarvis sits down with Brad Mielke, host of ABC News’ “Start Here” podcast to talk about the conviction of former Theranos president Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani. Follow “Start Here” on Apple Podcasts (https:/…
  3. June 09, 2022
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    Introducing 'Reclaimed: The Story of Mamie Till-Mobley'
    You may know the story of Emmett Till. But you might’ve never heard his story if it weren't for one woman: Mamie Till-Mobley. In a new three-part season of ABC News' "Reclaimed" podcast, host Leah Wright Rigueu…
  4. April 18, 2022
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    Help Us Win a Webby!
    Exciting news! “The Dropout” is up for two Webby Awards: Best Crime & Justice Podcast – General Series and Best Crime & Justice Podcast - Individual Episode. Click the links to cast your vote and help us get th…
  5. March 06, 2022
    1 hr 21 min
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    '20/20': The Rise and Con of Elizabeth Holmes
    The new Hulu limited series based on this podcast and starring Oscar-nominee Amanda Seyfried as Elizabeth Holmes is out now. And in case you missed 20/20’s behind-the-scenes look at the show, we wanted to drop…
  6. March 02, 2022
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    An Update from 'The Dropout'
    "The Dropout" is coming to ABC and Hulu.
  7. January 05, 2022
    49 min
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    The Verdict
    Three years after Elizabeth Holmes was charged with 11 counts of fraud, the verdict we’ve all been waiting for is finally in. After seven days and over 50 hours of deliberation, the 12 members of the jury -- on…
  8. January 04, 2022
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    Next Up: The Verdict
    We'll be back soon with the latest on the trial of Elizabeth Holmes.
  9. December 21, 2021
    1 hr 18 min
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    Closing Arguments
    More than three months, 32 witnesses and three juror dismissals after the criminal trial of Elizabeth Holmes began, attorneys for the prosecution and defense had the chance to make their final appeals with clos…
  10. December 14, 2021
    59 min
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    The Defense Rests
    The testimony of Elizabeth Holmes continues this week, finally concluding after seven days. And in a surprising move, the defense calls no further witnesses, resting its case. So after three months and dozens o…
  11. December 07, 2021
    1 hr 16 min
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    Accusations and Evasions
    This week, the most jaw-dropping testimony in this trial yet. Elizabeth Holmes fights back tears telling the court she was raped when she was at Stanford and claims she was in an emotional and physically abusiv…
  12. November 30, 2021
    54 min
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    Reframing the Narrative
    This week, Elizabeth Holmes returns to the stand, presenting herself as a confident CEO with a noble mission who also naively took experts at their word. She meticulously details how she built her business -- e…
  13. November 23, 2021
    1 hr 6 min
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    The Prosecution Rests & Elizabeth Speaks
    In a monumental week in the trial of United States v. Elizabeth A. Holmes, the prosecution introduced its final week of witnesses before resting its case. Among them, a patient who received troubling results fr…
  14. November 16, 2021
    48 min
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    The Beginning of the End
    In this episode, we hear from two Theranos lab directors -- one who never met Elizabeth or stepped foot into the company’s lab, another who ultimately voided more than 50,000 Theranos tests after a damning gove…
  15. November 09, 2021
    42 min
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    Patterns
    Nine weeks into the criminal trial of Elizabeth Holmes, we’ve heard from dozens of witnesses -- Elizabeth’s colleagues, board members, investors, clients, scientists, accountants and corporate executives. It's…
  16. November 02, 2021
    46 min
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    The Investors
    This week, we hear from high-profile companies and individuals who invested millions of dollars into Theranos, the prosecution reiterating that these investments were made on the basis of what they say was a pa…
  17. October 26, 2021
    40 min
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    The Therabros
    This week, we got a peek into how things at Theranos could at times be a full-on family affair. Elizabeth recruited her brother Christian to the company. He, in turn, recruited five of his Delta Tau Delta frate…
  18. October 19, 2021
    44 min
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    The Clients
    Theranos’ biggest clients, Walgreens and Safeway, are on the stand this week, testifying to what exactly they say they were told before signing multimillion-dollar deals with the blood testing startup. In email…
  19. October 12, 2021
    34 min
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    Crime and Punishment
    This week, two jurors ask to be excused, citing stress around punishment and the responsibilities in deciding the future of Elizabeth Holmes. A young woman, with unusual ties to this case, gives her perspective…
  20. October 05, 2021
    40 min
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    Sounding the Alarm
    This week, we hear some shocking insights from a former Theranos lab director who says he tried to stop the train before it ran off the tracks. From failing machines to a lack of proficiency testing, he tells o…

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