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The Dropout

The Dropout Really Into This ABC
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The Dropout

Podcast by ABC Radio & ABC News Nightline

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 20 years in jail? How did her technology, meant to revolutionize healthcare, 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.

The Dropout

The crazy story of Theranos & Elizabeth Holmes continues.

More Bad Blood

Y’all already know I am really into true crime podcasts. The Dropout is one is no different. I’m wild about Bad Blood & The Dropout brings the story even further to life. If you’ve been waiting for a great time to read the book by John Carreyou, I highly encourage you to read it! It’s wild, addictive & hard to believe it’s true. If nothing else, read this article by John that sent Theranos into a tailspin. The more you know about this case, the whole thing becomes more fascinating.

A Voice to the Name

After reading & loving Bad Blood, I need more of the story! I want to hear the voices & see the faces! The Dropout delivers on the voices with multiple interviews. While it doesn’t put a face to the name, I will bide my time listening to it until The Inventor drops on HBO March, 18th. I’m excited about that too!

Why Am I So Intrigued By Deceit?

Much like Dirty John, I just can’t get enough of this story. What is about devious people that is so interesting to me? I suppose its that it deceit can & does happen to everyone. These are highly intelligent people in Silicon Valley, yet they are seemingly duped by Theranos & Elizabeth Holmes. The web she weaves is so tangled.

As the story unravels, everything becomes more & more unbelievable. The wildest thing to me about The Dropout is Elizabeth’s voice. I swear, I will never say the word, “bones” the same again. Ultimately, I think we want to give people the benefit of the doubt. Yet, as Jarvis & her colleagues gather the truth, we can’t. While Elizabeth may have started out with good intentions, she doesn’t deliver as promised. Sure, she may have started Theranos to change the world & revolutionize healthcare, but it falls flat. Rather than owning up to it, she continues down the path of deceit. As her web of lies crashes, I want to know why. Why all the lies? For what? Also, how did you change your damn voice?

THE VERDICT

I am Really Into The Dropout. Jarvis & ABC give us a second part of the story. With three years worth of research, they dig a bit further into the story. We hear from Elizabeth & those around her. All the while trying to make sense of this giant & harmful mess.

 

About Rebecca Jarvis

Rebecca Jarvis The Dropout ABC
Rebecca Jarvis | ABC

Rebecca Jarvis is the ABC News Chief Business, Technology & Economics Correspondent. Jarvis is the host and creator of “The Dropout,” a top rated podcast which chronicles the rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes and her company, Theranos; Jarvis also hosts and created the “No Limits with Rebecca Jarvis” podcast; and the Host and Managing Editor of “Real Biz with Rebecca Jarvis”. Jarvis reports for all ABC News programs and platforms including “Good Morning America,” “World News Tonight with David Muir,” “Nightline,” “20/20,” and “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.”

Jarvis has conducted news making interviews with the biggest names in business and technology, including Warren Buffett, Richard Branson, Sheryl Sandberg, Jessica Alba, Bill and Melinda Gates, Ursula Burns; the first African American woman to run a fortune 500 company and General Motor CEO Mary Barra; the first female CEO to run a car company. She has conducted worldwide exclusive interviews with the likes of Apple CEO Tim Cook and was the first and only reporter to interview United CEO Oscar Munoz in a worldwide exclusive following the controversy surrounding the airline’s forceful removal of a passenger.

Momma, wife, baker, reader & smart ass. I am Really Into doughnuts, inside jokes, trash TV, pizza, 48 Hours & George Michael.

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