Square Peg

Square Peg

Square Peg is an 8-part podcast about how in 2017, Rob Collins, an American suburban dad, accidentally got sucked into the bizarre world of Frank Carver, a vengeful, one-eyed British curmudgeon who’d been on a decades-long mission to have his brother imprisoned. Rob’s two-year quest to help Frank and learn the truth led him across England, to a psychiatrist in Berlin, and ultimately to a funeral—which Rob officiated. It’s a bizarrely heartfelt story about bitterness, family secrets, and the things we bury in the past. ”…riveting enough that I couldn’t stop listening, and am so glad this show has completely dropped, I would have died if I wouldn’t have been able to binge it.” — Lauren Passell, Podcast the Newsletter “This is what David felt like when he slew Goliath. The Square Peg podcast, an indie production, has released an eight-episode narrative series that is comparable to—and in many ways —better than any production a large podcast network could create, develop, finance and produce.” — Frank Racioppi, EarWorthy

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April 2, 2022 2 min

After a mistyped email address connects them, an American suburban dad gets sucked into the bizarre world of a vengeful, one-eyed British curmudgeon who’s been on a decades-long mission to have his brother imprisoned. It’s a bizarrely heartfelt story about bitterness, family secrets, and the things we bury in the past. 

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How did an American suburban dad end up officiating a funeral in Scunthorpe, England, for a man he’d only known a short while? Because of a typo.

Flashback two years, as Rob Collins learns the bizarre story of Frank Carver, a vengeful British provocateur on a decades-long mission to have his brother imprisoned for allegedly stabbing his left eye out.

Transcript: squarepegpodcast.com/part1 

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April 8, 2022 28 min

Despite a lack of journalistic experience and the bewilderment of his wife and friends, Rob travels overseas to investigate. After struggling through Frank’s legal documents and left-side driving, he gets some local help and tracks down a source who deepens the mystery of Frank’s story.

Transcript: squarepegpodcast.com/part2 

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April 8, 2022 34 min

The investigation runs into problems. Rob uncovers conflicting evidence, and John, Frank’s brother, won’t reply to a request to be interviewed. To top it off, Frank seems to have a change of heart about the whole thing. What the hell is going on?

Transcript: squarepegpodcast.com/part3 

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April 8, 2022 33 min

Moment of truth: Rob and his team attempts to track down and meet the dreaded John Carver, Frank’s brother. It doesn’t go as expected.

Transcript: squarepegpodcast.com/part4 

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April 8, 2022 32 min

His story in shambles, Rob has to figure out how to proceed. But a fortuitous tip suggests a clue to learning who Frank really is.

Transcript: squarepegpodcast.com/part5 

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April 8, 2022 32 min

Rob brings Frank to Berlin to be evaluated by Dr. Michael Linden, a renowned psychiatrist who developed the concept of post-traumatic embitterment disorder. It’s a revelatory session.

Transcript: squarepegpodcast.com/part6 

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April 8, 2022 40 min

Because of what happened in Berlin, Rob’s mission changes. He races against the clock of Frank’s cancer to bring reconciliation. As Frank dies, they find something better.

Transcript: squarepegpodcast.com/part7

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Credits: squarepegpodcast.com/credits 

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April 8, 2022 33 min

Rob eulogizes this fascinating and deeply flawed man. Even in death, Frank has some surprises up his sleeve.

Transcript: squarepegpodcast.com/part8 

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Credits: squarepegpodcast.com/credits 

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