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Bad Blood: The Final Chapter

Sony Music

True Crime, News, Society & Culture

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Overview

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.

25 Episodes

Cover Up: The Anthrax Threat - The Hidden Story Behind the Bioterror Panic

In 2001, a series of letters laced with a deadly powder called anthrax appeared on the desks of prominent journalists and politicians in New York City and Washington D.C causing a national panic. But what started as an unprecedented case soon turned into an unsettling mystery. Who had sent these letters? And why? Join us as we trace the FBI’s costly investigation into the attacks, all with an eye toward the question that remains today: Did the FBI identify the true killer, or is this case still unresolved? Unravel the story the played out behind closed doors on Cover Up: The Anthrax Threat, listen now wherever you get your podcasts Subscribers to The Binge can listen to all episodes of Cover Up: The Anthrax Threat right now, completely ad-free. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 5 March 2024

Behind the Body Brokering Scammers at Sunset Mesa Funeral Home

In the small town of Montrose, Colorado - Megan Hess ran the Sunset Mesa funeral home. Known for her kindness and warmth, Megan was beloved by her customers. But behind this sweet demeanor, Megan was hiding a dark, twisted and shocking secret operation. What was going on in the back room of Sunset Mesa funeral home? Find out on this season of Cover Up: Body Brokers, listen now wherever you get your podcasts. Subscribers to The Binge can listen to all episodes of Cover Up: Body Brokers right now, completely ad-free. Catch new episodes of Cover Up: Body Brokers every week wherever you get your podcasts or subscribe to The Binge and unlock all episodes ad-free today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 8 January 2024

'The Horse Queen' Scammer That Destroyed Dixon, IL (From The inside Out)

It's the 1990's and in the world of show horses, Rita Crundwell was the name on everyone's lips. Known as "The Horse Queen," she was the proud owner of hundreds of champion quarter horses on her ranch outside the small city of Dixon, Illinois. But something wasn't adding up with Crundwell's equestrian empire. A shocking FBI investigation revealed a decades long scam that Rita was running from inside the halls of Dixon City Hall, a scam that drained the town completely dry. How did this horse-crazed criminal get away with the largest municipal embezzlement in American history? Reveal the secrets of The Horse Queen on the new season of Crooked City: Dixon IL, listen wherever you get your podcasts. Subscribers to The Binge can listen to all episodes of Crooked City: Dixon, IL right now, completely ad-free. Catch new episodes of Crooked City: Dixon, IL every week wherever you get your podcasts or subscribe to The Binge and unlock all episodes ad-free today. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Crooked City show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you listen. A Truth Media & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 2 October 2023

Murder, Drugs, & Chemical Warfare: The Untold Story of the Abortion Pill in America

You may have heard of the abortion pill, especially in the wake of the overturning of Roe v. Wade last year. But the story of how the pill became legal in America is closer to an action film than to a courtroom drama—with covert operations, heists, and even murder. On the new season of Cover Up: The Pill Plot, travel back to the ‘90s and join the ragtag group that plotted an international drug smuggling scheme and set up a secret lab to get the abortion pill to America. Get a front row seat to the epic struggle facing activists who battled presidents, the Supreme Court, militant anti-abortionists and so much more. Subscribers to The Binge can listen to all episodes of Cover Up: The Pill Plot right now, completely ad-free. Catch new episodes of Cover Up: The Pill Plot every week wherever you get your podcasts or subscribe to The Binge and unlock all episodes ad-free today. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Cover Up show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you listen. A Sony Music Entertainment production. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 10 July 2023

Introducing Infamous: A 3-part Story on 23andMe

Behind every infamous news story is a journalist trying to hold power to account. Join reporters Vanessa Grigoriadis and Gabriel Sherman as they take an in-depth look at the most explosive scandals of this century. From high-profile divorces to sex cults to the lies that started a war, they’ll guide you through the juiciest, most outrageous, celeb-filled stories of the last two decades, and give you a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to shine an unflattering light on the world’s most powerful people. A Campside Media & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 14 June 2023

From Deception to Hollywood's Dark Side: Unveiling Death on The Lot

This season, we’re getting into 1950s Hollywood, ground zero for a cultural transformation that would upend every aspect of Americans’ lives. A movie theater in every city, a TV in every living room, and a Post-war America determined to be happy at any cost. Also, during this period… a slew of untimely Hollywood deaths. The rules of the road for the next seventy years were being written in real-time, and not everyone would make it out alive. This is the story of how Hollywood sold us on a new American Dream, and left a few unlucky stars holding the bag. Hosted by Adam McKay (The Big Short, Vice, Succession), DEATH ON THE LOT arrives June 1st. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 1 June 2023

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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 19 August 2022

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 https://link.chtbl.com/badbloodslightchange Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 11 July 2022

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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 17 March 2022

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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 15 February 2022

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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 6 January 2022

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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 2 December 2021

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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 11 November 2021

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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 4 November 2021

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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 28 October 2021

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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 21 October 2021

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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 14 October 2021

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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 30 September 2021

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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 23 September 2021

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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 16 September 2021

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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 9 September 2021

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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 2 September 2021

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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 26 August 2021

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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 26 August 2021

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 podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 8 July 2021

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