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Michael Wigge, TV Reporter and Author

Michael Wigge will be familiar to DW TV fans from his series on the daily show euromaxx, which recently took him across the whole of Germany on a scooter.

He's also published a book about his experiences as a roving reporter. On "Talking Germany," he'll be discussing what it is that makes him keep seeking new adventures.

Michael Wigge was born in a small town in eastern Germany in 1976. After graduating from high school, he was able to complete his alternative civilian (instead of military) service in the United States. His next stop was London, where he studied filmmaking. Since 2003 he has been a roving reporter for a variety of TV shows. Wigge is often presenter and cameraman in one – a dyed-in-the-wool video journalist who has won many awards for his informative and entertaining brand of reporting.
His adventures have ranged from travelling to the “end of the world” without any money to bartering his way to getting a house in Hawaii in 200 days. His unconventional and unflinching approach normally gets Michael Wigge to his destination. His biggest dream is a trip into outer space. For the time being, however, he’s happy to keep on globetrotting.