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Did Elizabeth Holmes get off easy? Why does biotech bother with SXSW? And what does shoving a tube into a dead cow’s throat have to do with biotech?

We run through all that and more on the latest episode of “The Readout LOUD,” STAT’s new biotech podcast. There are cameos by a dancing robot, the blockchain, and STAT’s own Eric Boodman. Plus Adam Feuerstein answers for a tweet that made the internet mad and goes on arguably too long about circumcision.

For more on all the topics we cover, here’s the Theranos news; here’s the SXSW story; here’s Eric’s piece on cow foam; and here’s Adam’s offending tweet.


We’ll be back next Thursday evening — and every Thursday evening — so be sure to sign up on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts.

And if you have any feedback for us — topics to cover, guests to invite, vocal tics to cease — you can email [email protected].