BELGIUM/SPAIN - In the hot summer of 1996, the square in front of the Cathedral of Oviedo is full of people saying goodbye to their cycling hero 'El Tarangu'. Jose Manuel Fuente, only 50 years old, is buried. But seven years later, he sits opposite another cycling icon Lucien van Impe, eating mussels in the Flemish town of Geraardsbergen. Lucien looks him in the eye and does not know what he is seeing. Has his old rival really staged his death? Or is something else going on here? One thing is certain, someone is lying. But who? And above all, why?
El Tarangu (the 'go-getter') is a six-part podcast series in which AudioCollectief SCHIK goes in search of a man who was supposed to lie in his grave. Along northern Spanish mountain flanks and Flemish cycling cafés, they end up in a world of ancient heroes, unreliable sources and twisted ghosts. Closer and closer they come to the truth, until they clash with lies from their own past...
The three journalists of AudioCollectief SCHIK were awarded the title of Master Storyteller 2019 by the Dutch Stichting Verhalende Journalistiek (Narrative Journalism Foundation) for their podcast. More info.