A POP CULTURE DEEP DIVE
Jan. 25, 2022

The Rise & Fall of Elizabeth Holmes: Tried and Convicted


The verdict is in, and while it was a mixed bag, Elizabeth Holmes was found guilty on 4 charges of defrauding investors.

Pop culture writer and critic Kayleigh Donaldson joins us as we deep dive the never-ending Elizabeth Holmes story. From the rise and fall of her company Theranos, that promised to revolutionize the healthcare industry by running hundreds of tests through just a few drops of blood, to going from the cover of Forbes to potentially serving time behind bars. We break it all down for you, as we try to answer the big questions (how did she convince investors to give her hundred of millions of dollars, what does this mean for the future of Silicon Valley, how likely is it that she'll serve time, why did nobody ask questions!?)

Perhaps the biggest question is how Elizabeth Holmes will reinvent herself in her second act. Because if it's one thing we know, it's that America loves a good comeback story.
We love engaging with listeners, so follow along and let us know what you think on Instagram @haveyouheardpodcast. We're doing a giveaway of the 'Bad Blood' book by John Carreyrou who broke this story wide open, so follow us on IG to see how you can get your hands on a copy (a must read!)

Follow the wonderful Kayleigh Donaldson on Twitter @Ceilidhann. You can read her work at Pajiba. You can find us on Twitter @MahsaSays


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Helpful links we reference during the show / pop culture homework:
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup (John Carreyrou)
The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (HBO)
The Drop Out (Apple Podcasts)
Bad Blood: The Final Chapter (Apple Podcasts)