Bad Blood: The Final Chapter

Bad Blood: The Final Chapter

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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.


A New Case: The Criminal Empire of Scam Calls

Elizabeth Holmes and Sunny Balwani were convicted on several counts of fraud earlier this year but fraud, cons and scams continue to play out all around us. Chameleon: Scam Likely, the latest season of the chat-topping series from Campside Media, takes you on a worldwide hunt to track down the mysterious criminals behind scam phone calls. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts to binge all episodes ad-free.  When a small team of government investigators learns that ordinary citizens all around the U.S. are losing their life savings to scam callers, they go on the hunt for the shadowy multinational mob behind the con, unraveling their plot from strip malls in suburban Texas to office towers in one of India's largest cities. In the latest season of Chameleon, host Yudhijit Bhattacharjee retraces the steps of the cops and the crooks, and goes deep into the Indian underworld looking for the alleged masterminds who got away. Search for Chameleon: Scam Likely wherever you get your podcasts to start listening today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
19/08/22·8m 50s

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. In this preview, Maya talks to Theranos whistleblower Erika Cheung. Erika’s first job out of college was as a scientist at the now infamous biotech company. Erika realized early on that the company’s proprietary technology was not delivering accurate blood results to patients. And even though she had so much to lose by speaking out, she saw no other option. You can hear the full interview, and more Slight Change of Plans episodes, at Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
11/07/22·11m 4s

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 are transformed. In season 1, the children of anonymous sperm and egg donors — some with dozens or hundreds of half-siblings — take on the fertility industry. As they uncover the identities of their donors and gather vital medical information, unexpected ethical, scientific, and political challenges arise that will leave you questioning everything you thought you knew about the baby business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
17/03/22·7m 6s

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 raised in the British Columbia wilderness, and this was their first-ever contact with society — they’d never seen a TV, gone to school, or registered for IDs. So the community took them in and set about introducing them to the modern world. Before long, the international media descended on the town, enthralled by the mysterious “Bush Boys.” There was just one problem: not a word the boys said was true. Nearly 20 years later, award-winning comedian and journalist Sam Mullins uncovers the bizarre true story of the strangers who turned his hometown upside-down. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
15/02/22·6m 57s

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 choices. Visit
06/01/22·59m 4s

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-testing startup. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
02/12/21·54m 33s

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
11/11/21·50m 44s

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 more about your ad choices. Visit
04/11/21·46m 46s

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, the blood samples were tested either manually or on third-party lab equipment. It's an astoundingly bold deception that was enabled by a software application Sunny Balwani wrote. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
28/10/21·43m 2s

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 machines to hide the limitations of Theranos' technology. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
21/10/21·49m 23s

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
14/10/21·2m 11s

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 so far: former lab director Adam Rosendorff, who said Theranos prioritized PR and fundraising over patient care. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
30/09/21·14m 39s

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 planted the seeds of her downfall. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
23/09/21·49m 2s

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 trial. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
16/09/21·40m 34s

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
09/09/21·41m 2s

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 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
02/09/21·54m 16s

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 yes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
26/08/21·49m 19s

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 sympathy is her best option to get acquitted. There are several ways she can do that. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
26/08/21·42m 50s

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 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
08/07/21·2m 37s
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