ABC News’ podcast The Dropout will return with all new episodes leading up to and during Elizabeth Holmes' trial.

What’s Happening:

  • ABC News’ podcast The Dropout returns with new episodes as Elizabeth Holmes – once the youngest self-made female billionaire – goes on trial for alleged fraud, facing decades in prison, if convicted.
  • The Dropout: Elizabeth Holmes on Trial is hosted by Rebecca Jarvis, who’s spent more than a decade covering business and five years investigating Holmes.
  • Holmes is a Stanford University dropout turned founder and CEO of the blood-testing company Theranos. She  suffered an astounding fall from grace amid the accusations of alleged widespread fraud.
  • The Dropout: Elizabeth Holmes on Trial” debuts with two new episodes on Tuesday, August 31st. New episodes post Tuesdays throughout the trial with bonus episodes as news warrants.

About The Dropout: Elizabeth Holmes on Trial:

  • Each week the podcast will take listeners inside the courtroom and track the trial in real-time, providing key updates along the way on the most important developments. The new episodes will feature conversations between Jarvis and:
    • Holmes’ former colleagues and acquaintances
    • Theranos patients
    • Top legal experts
    • And more
  • The podcast will also bring listeners up-to-speed on the twists and turns since Holmes was first charged including her high-profile relationship with a wealthy hotel heir and a pregnancy, which delayed the start of her trial.
  • The series is written by Rebecca Jarvis, Victoria Thompson and Taylor Dunn.
  • Jarvis and Dunn are producers, and Thompson is executive producer.  
  • The podcast is a production of ABC Audio. For ABC Audio, Liz Alesse is executive producer.

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Did You Know:

  • The Dropout debuted in 2019, featuring exclusive interviews with former employees, investors, patients and the never-before-aired deposition testimony of Holmes and others at the center of the story.
  • “The Dropout” is the recipient of multiple awards, including:
    • Podcast of the Year at the iHeartRadio Podcast Awards (2020)
    • 2020 Murrow Award for Podcasts
  • The upcoming Hulu Original limited series The Dropout, from Searchlight Television and Disney Television Studios’ 20th Television, is based on the ABC News podcast of the same name.
  • The Dropout comes from creator, executive producer and showrunner Liz Meriwether and is scheduled to debut in 2022.