She was once the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire. Now Elizabeth Holmes, founder of the blood-testing startup Theranos, stands accused of leading a massive fraud. If convicted, she faces up to 20 years in prison. But Elizabeth may be able to sway a jury with her charisma, highly unusual defense strategy and the fact that key evidence has gone missing. John Carreyrou broke the Theranos scandal. Now he’ll take you into the courtroom as he examines Silicon Valley’s fake it-til-you-make it culture and the case against Holmes.
Staggering success, unexpected loss, over-the-top parties, shocking betrayals, and profound intimacy are woven together into a high-profile family-therapy session. The Just Enough Family follows the meteoric rise and staggering fall of the Steinbergs, once one of America’s richest families, through the eyes of Liz Lange— successful fashion designer, captivating storyteller, and niece of the infamous corporate raider Saul Steinberg. Host Ariel Levy (The New Yorker, The Rules Do Not Apply), Liz’s friend, gets an inside look at what happened to the once seemingly invincible clan. New money, old secrets, and the fine line between success and excess
Death at the Wing examines the shocking number of promising basketball stars who lost their lives in the 80’s and early 90’s. At the dawn of the 1980s, the world was moving faster, the media was growing bigger, and greed was finally good. For the NBA, it was a chance to finally step into the spotlight. But all that wealth and stardom came at a deep cost. This is the story of how basketball reflected a moment when Reagan’s America doubled down on some of its core values: selfishness, violence, and racism — and the players who paid the price.
Diffusing a bomb, landing an airplane, performing open heart surgery… very few people in the world need instructions on topics, like these. Luckily Ari Cagan is here to talk to the few experts in these fields and then teach you everything you’ll never need to know.
Do the Work is a podcast hosted by Brandon Kyle Goodman, about race and our personal relationships. Each episode is an intimate conversation between two people who know each other well — family, old friends, lovers or colleagues. We bring them together so they can finally have a real conversation about race, and we can all learn how to be anti-racist in our daily lives. We all have bias; let’s talk about it!
Jeffrey Epstein is dead, but the search for justice continues. This season, host and investigative reporter Tara Palmeri follows Epstein’s survivors as they fight to reveal the truth about his prolific sex trafficking and abuse operation. From his employees to his powerful legal team, many others helped Epstein commit or cover up his crimes. Find out the real story of how Epstein escaped justice for more than a decade and why his survivors aren’t backing down now that he’s gone.
The economy is bananas, even scary. Old pathways to success are no longer an option for most of us. But some people are thriving, and we’re going to figure out how. Adam Davidson, New Yorker writer, longtime contributor to This American Life, and the creator of NPR’s Planet Money, unearths stories from regular people. People who have cracked the code to success in our new economic reality: There is a window of opportunity for small, passion-fueled endeavors.
Let us advise you on how to stay calm and avoid cabin fever. Let us give you entertainment recommendations. Let us give you constant updates on the squirrel vs. bird war happening right outside our window. Let us not talk about the C word at all. And most of all, let us take all of the proceeds from this podcast and spread it amongst charities that are helping those who are hit hardest by this quarantine.
Meet the Team
Head of Creative and Editorial
Laura Mayer is Head of Creative and Editorial at Three Uncanny Four Productions. Based in Brooklyn, Laura runs the company’s day-to-day operations, manages overall production and creative strategy, and supports the business’s creative content development.
Previously, Laura served as Executive Producer for Show Development at Stitcher, where she was responsible for the development, production, and launch of new podcasts for the company’s comedy-focused Earwolf network and Stitcher label. At Stitcher she created, developed, and Executive Produced the first season of The Dream podcast. She also worked at Panoply Media, where she served as the Managing Producer for all podcast production and launched dozens of shows, including the first season of Revisionist History. Laura started her career at WNYC, New York Public Radio, where she held several production roles for nationally distributed programs.
She has her Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University.
HOST & SENIOR EDITOR
DEVELOPMENT PRODUCER & BOOKER
Nuna Ali Charafeddine
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Three Uncanny Four is a podcast production company, co-founded in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment, that creates original series across all genres and topics. We are focused on creating powerful shows that feel urgent and essential for the people who hear them. Led as an editorially independent division, Three Uncanny Four uses original journalism to tell important and impactful stories.