The Dropout

The Dropout by ABC News

ABC News

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.

Categories: Society & Culture

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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 series based on the ABC News podcast. Seyfried has been nominated for an Emmy in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for her portrayal of Elizabeth Holmes, one of six nominations for the Hulu series this year.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Previous episodes

  • 40 - Bonus: Amanda and The Other Liz 
    Thu, 11 Aug 2022
  • 39 - The Sunny Balwani Verdict 
    Fri, 08 Jul 2022
  • 38 - Introducing 'Reclaimed: The Story of Mamie Till-Mobley' 
    Thu, 09 Jun 2022
  • 37 - '20/20': The Rise and Con of Elizabeth Holmes 
    Sun, 06 Mar 2022
  • 35 - The Verdict 
    Wed, 05 Jan 2022
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