Episode 240: YouTube Mayhem: Dying To Be Famous

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By Esther Ludlow & Studio71 and Esther Ludlow. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

A young couple on a quest for internet fame record a prank for their YouTube channel with tragic results.

Resources:

YouTube Prankster Jailed, BBC News, March 15, 2018

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43410816

The Last Moments Before a YouTube Stunt Went Fatally Wrong, Buzzfeed News, June 22, 2018.

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tasneemnashrulla/failed-youtube-stunt-killing-videos

Who Was Pedro Ruiz?, The Sun, March 15, 2018

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3908168/pedro-ruiz-youtube-star-killed-girlfriend-monalisa-perez-shooting-stunt-jail-latest/

Stunt Gone Wrong, Valley News, June 27, 2017

https://www.valleynewslive.com/content/news/Family-says-it-was-a-YouTube-stunt-gone-wrong-a-22-year-old-man-is-dead-after-being-shot-in-the-chest-431170773.html

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