100% Zeit Verlag vibes when we tried to replay our own version of a German newspaper classic: “Auf eine Lunte mit MICHEL ABDOLLAHI.” For the record, the Persian-German journalist didn‘t smoke anything when he was visiting us at the office. Even though it was Friday in the afternoon — casual, as you can see — he refused to join in, because he had a meeting later with RTL’s program director. Very responsible, Michel. So the author had to smoke the prepared joint(s) on his own, which didn‘t make it easier to follow the smart entertainer.
For us, he’s the good soul of German TV journalism. Fortunately one can see him across many channels and he even runs his own broadcast service: Viertes.tv — where he promises to submit the uncut voices of their young and diverse editors. They got all the hot topics. From anti-rascism to climate crisis, from sexism to gender debate, from LGBTQIA+ to the legalization of drugs, you will find all socially relevant threads. “Michel the German shephard” has a good nose. And, again and again he’s willing to use his disarming charm to explain to the Germans, why they are wrong again.