September 18, 2018

The Bad Blood of Theranos’s Elizabeth Holmes

On this week's episode, a mystery guest turns up to talk Elizabeth Holmes, Theranos, and the John Carreyrou book about it all: Bad Blood. Holmes's peculiarities are examined: her Steve Jobs emulation, her fake deep voice, and whether or not she believed in her own BS. Isaac wonders if she got as far as she did because of feminism, while Charles thinks it's standard tech industry goo-goo.

Also discussed: terrible 9/11 social media posts, why companies behaving like cults is a good indication they are selling fraudulent products, and the likelihood of a Not a Huge Fan YouTube show.

Bad Blood: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/549478/bad-blood-by-john-carreyrou/9781524731656/

Vanity Fair article: https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/09/elizabeth-holmes-theranos-exclusive

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