Episode 40: Bad Blood by John Carreyrou Discussion, plus what we love about investigative journalism and book recommendations

The true story of Theranos is stranger than fiction. From its conception to its downfall, this Silicon Valley startup reveals truths about human nature and questions about its founder. In Bad Blood, John Carreyrou exposes Elizabeth Holmes as a fraud and crafts a narrative about the power of FOMO, the fear of missing out. You don’t have to like nonfiction, business, science, or medicine to enjoy this story. It’s a page-turning tale about human nature, privilege, and justice. We read and loved Bad Blood over summer, and it got us thinking about the appeal of investigative journalism in general.

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Seven Fallen Feathers by Tanya Talaga
Unbelievable: My Front Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History by Katy Tur
Tiger Force: A True Story of Men and War by Michael Sallah and Mitch Weiss
All the President’s Men by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein
Spotlight (Film)
All the President’s Men (Film)
State of Play (Film)
Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink
The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright 
The Looming Tower (Hulu)
The Black Count by Tom Reiss

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