From Theranos’ trial to ‘The Dropout’ on Hulu: 5 podcasts and episodes about Elizabeth Holmes’ notorious saga

True Crime March 8, 2022

Last fall and earlier this year, we were glued to Elizabeth Holmes’ trial updates, the former self-made billionaire whose company claimed to revolutionize blood testing with groundbreaking technology. In January, the final ruling was in, and the former Theranos CEO was found guilty on four counts of fraud. This March, Elizabeth’s saga and story leading up to the trial are portrayed in Hulu’s scripted series, The Dropout, starring Amanda Seyfried.

We’ve rounded up podcast episodes recapping Hulu’s weekly show so far. One episode fact-checked the events on-screen and interviewed The Dropout’s show-runner. Of course, we included essential podcasts all about the trial and Elizabeth Holmes’ infamous story.

20/20

Listen to ‘The Dropout: The Rise and Con of Elizabeth Holmes’ on ’20/20′

This episode of ABC News’ “20/20” dove into Holmes’ charges, conviction, and behind-the-scenes tidbits of the new TV show. Tune into this 81-minute episode for a summary of Elizabeth Holmes’ rise, Theranos’ fraudulent activity, and how the story was developed for TV.

The Prestige TV Podcast

The Prestige TV Podcast

Listen to ‘The Dropout Season Premiere Recap’ on ‘The Prestige TV Podcast’

The Ringer’s “The Prestige TV Podcast” recapped The Dropout’s premiere in a 58-minute episode. Host Joanna Robinson and Ringer staff writer Jodi Walker unpacked the first three episodes and analyzed Holmes’ real-life story and her rise to infamy. They also discussed performances on screen by the ensemble cast.

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The Dropout

Listen to ‘The Dropout’

If you’d like to learn more about Elizabeth Holmes’ trial, ABC News’ “The Dropout” has all the background info for listeners in 28 episodes. This podcast went inside the courtroom with correspondent Rebecca Jarvis and producers Taylor Dunn and Victoria Thompson with detailed episodes leading to the verdict in January 2022.

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Still Watching by Vanity Fair

Listen to ‘The Downfall of StartUps: Episode 1’ on ‘Still Watching by Vanity Fair ‘

Vanity Fair’s Richard Lawson sat down with Julie Miller to recap The Dropout’s first three episodes. Julie fact-checked the on-screen portrayal of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos’ events. Then, Richard interviewed The Dropout’s show-runner, Liz Meriwether. This episode also covered the premiere of Showtime’s Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber.

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Bad Blood: The Final Chapter

Listen to ‘Bad Blood: The Final Chapter’

“Bad Blood: The Final Chapter” is hosted by John Carreyrou, the journalist who investigated Theranos and broke the scandal in a series of articles for The Wall Street Journal. In over 25 episodes, John covered the trial and shared what he learned from his extensive research and reporting on Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes.

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