She was once hailed as America’s first self-made female billionaire, a visionary about to rock the world with her company, Theranos, which promised to screen patients for hundreds of diseases—all from a single drop of blood. But this week, Elizabeth Holmes goes on trial accused of defrauding investors and lying to patients whose blood was testing on Theranos equipment.
ABC News chief business, technology and economics correspondent Rebecca Jarvis has covered Holmes and Thernos extensively, and this week her podcast, The Drop Out, returns for a new season focused on the trial. “For me, part of the joy of doing the work with The Drop Out: Elizabeth Holmes on Trial was both the investigative side, but also this creativity where I was in this entirely new format...it was like painting with a paintbrush and getting to test things.”
For a broadcast journalist used to writing to video, the podcast presented a challenge: giving listeners a sense of each character and scene in the story. “It is really important to create that visual, the vignettes for people...that’s what I really strive to get to in each episode, to get to this point where you can really stew in it. I want you to sit there and feel like you’re sitting in the room with the people we’re talking about.”
Listen to my full podcast conversation with Rebecca Jarvis:
Holmes and Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani are charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and nine counts of wire fraud. According to the indictment,...
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