The Dropout


45:27 | Jan 23rd, 2019

9 recommendations

On the premiere episode of The Dropout, you'll meet a young Elizabeth Holmes. Convinced of her own destiny even as a young child, she would come to drop out of Stanford in her late teens, intending to...Show More


sippola21 recommended:Dec 21st, 2019

Crazy story! I've got to say, though, you've got to read the book "Bad Blood". I think it's a little bit of a better storytelling.

mmDec 21st, 2019

@sippola21 Do you mean Bad Blood or this podcast is better storytelling? Haven't read Bad Blood, but tempted. Unsure if too much repetition though. Also, not sure if you've listened to The Missing Cryptoqueen. Very similar vibe to The Dropout: More

sippola21Dec 21st, 2019

@mm @sippola21 Bad Blood is better. It's one of my favourite books. There's a lot of overlap, though.

mmDec 21st, 2019

@sippola21 Ah, thanks!

jnkDec 23rd, 2019

@mm @sippola21 The podcast is a great companion to the book, in that it enlivens the depositions and characters in the book, and it adds some new interviews. The book and the podcast each have a different aspect of the Theranos story to tell. Both are worthwhile, and I didn't find too much annoying ...Show More

mm recommended:Jan 24th, 2019

Oh wow. Holmes sounds much worse and more problematic than what was reported in the media. The interviews with advisors and employees are insightful.

epekilisFeb 23rd, 2019

@mm thx, I’m adding this to my list on your recommendation

mmFeb 23rd, 2019

@epekilis So excited about the series. Let me know what you think after you give this episode a listen.

mmMay 8th, 2019

@williamlau This is the one I mentioned about the medical device scammer.

williamlauMay 8th, 2019

@mm thanks! I’ll give this a listen :D

mchuaSep 9th, 2019

@mm wow great series! Thanks for echoing. I've gone through it all in one day!

mmSep 10th, 2019

@mchua So glad you enjoyed it (and binged it)! One of my favourites. You should echo the episodes :) Also more binge-worthy white collar crime series on my playlist here: I suggest "The Dream". Episode 1 is "Wanna Swim in Cash?" Let m...Show More

mmSep 10th, 2019

@mchua Here's a direct link to The Dream for convenience! It's a deep investigation about multilevel marketing schemes.

danny recommended:Jan 31st, 2019

Oh boy! this is gonna be a fun mini-series.

mmMay 14th, 2019

@acserrano This is the Theranos series we mentioned. I don’t know how similar it is to the show you watched, but there’s one episode in here about the office lying incident. The last episode of the series is good too about Holmes today after exit from Theranos. That definitely should be new material...Show More

acserranoMay 15th, 2019

@mm cool thanks! Will have a listen.

sarah recommended:Jul 14th, 2019

This whole show was incredible!! Such a terrifying, infuriating and addicting podcast.

dannyJul 14th, 2019

alicekoJul 14th, 2019

@sarah The first podcast I binged on :)

aliceko recommended:Dec 27th, 2019

I'm creating my 'best of 2019' list right now and I cannot recommend this series enough. This was the very first podcast series I accidently binged on. Reporter Rebecca Jarvis does an excellent job of storytelling through diverse interview segments with different people and an analysis into Elizabet...Show More