Bad Blood: The Final Chapter

Bad Blood: The Final Chapter

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.

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July 8, 2021 2 min
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 give listeners a front row seat at Holmes's criminal trial and dive into the evidence against her. The first two episodes arrive August 26. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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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 sympathy is her best option to get acquitted. There are several ways she can do that. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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August 26, 2021 49 min
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 yes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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September 2, 2021 54 min
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 former lovers don’t back up that narrative. In this episode the actors Ali Farahnakian and Rachel Butera read the texts between Sunny and Elizabeth.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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September 9, 2021 41 min
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
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September 16, 2021 40 min
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 trial. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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September 23, 2021 49 min
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 planted the seeds of her downfall. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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September 30, 2021 14 min
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 so far: former lab director Adam Rosendorff, who said Theranos prioritized PR and fundraising over patient care. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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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
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