First up though, we're heading down to Penzance for a special travelogue-style episode of the show!
Next up - we're talking about the big films of 1987 before chitter-chatting about James Bond!
Here we are for episode 265! Paul catches up with Nick and Andy to discuss the big hits in film of 1987 - but plans to also discuss James Bond films are threatened by an outside force! What EVER is going on?! Thanks again to my special guests this time! Our next episode, #266 sees us catching up with Mr Toppie Smellie of The Smellcast - although there are one or two barriers in the way which slow matters down! Don't worry - our rescheduled chat about James Bond will appear as episode #267! Do join us, won't you?! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any comments - you can even send me a sound-file and I'll include it on the show. The music is by Shy Yeti and Luca. All content of this episode is Copyright Paul Chandler, 2019. Episode 265 was recorded between the 30th March and the 6th July 2019, with Sutton Park clips from #1606-1608 from mid-February 1997.
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Next up - Toppie Smellie is back as our very special guest, but management is causing problems...
Here we are for episode 266! Paul and Toppie Smellie are back together for another edition of The Shy Life Podcast - but thanks to interference from Paul's new management team, Control Inc. they have to keep stopping to do live adverts for the ridiculous sponsors they've been set up with! All this and there is rivalry with Aunt Tappie and her new podcast, "Aunt Tappie's Coffee Morning" which is shooting up the download charts! I would also like to thank both Toppie Smellie and Aunt Tappie for all their help with putting together this edition of the show. Our next episode, #267 sees us returning to our conversation about the James Bond franchise with Nick and Andy! Do join us, won't you?! Please email me at email@example.com if you have any comments - you can even send me a sound-file and I'll include it on the show. The music is by Shy Yeti and Luca. Sound effects by Paul Chandler and Soundbible. All content of this episode is Copyright Paul Chandler. This episode was recorded between the 29th and the 30th June 2019, with additional material with Aunt Tappie from Spring 2019. We also have material from mid-late-90s Sutton Park and some short clips from episode 489 of The Smellcast, Copyright Toppie Smellie, 2019.
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Next up I am excited to be able to tell you more about my forthcoming collection of poems and prose!
Here are the 53 pieces (poems and flash prose) that make up the new book - they all made their debut on the blog between 2015 and 2017, but many have since been slightly reworked.
This time we'll be looking at the "pieces" from the second half of the new book... A while ago we looked at the first half of the book - you can check it out here: http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.com/2019_04_28_archive.html The book is available on Lulu.com and on Amazon.
LIVING IN A FANTASY WORLD
Flights of fancy can sometimes get you into trouble - but does that mean you shouldn't have them!?
LOOKING DOWN ON ME
Looking down on your own funeral may seem intriguing - but beware...
LOVERS DON’T LIVE LONGER
ABBA once claimed that "Lovers live a little longer..." We beg to differ!
LYON AND I
Thoughts about the city of Lyon - falling in love with a city is far from a rare experience...
So much goes on in Monte-Carlo - a lot of it hidden from the prying eyes of the public...
MOUNT VERNON, NW3
Tragedy and death walk hand in hand; but what would you do if you could prevent your own demise?
MY CAT OWNS ME...
Being owned by your cat is often a mixed blessing - but most of us wouldn't change it for anything!
MY VERY OWN SECRET GARDEN
Sometimes when you have a secret place to hide out in you don't want to share it with anyone...
OUR YETI... GONE!!
Sometimes we must go to extremes to prevent the loss of our most precious yeti!
Being a psychopath can be tiring work and sometimes you're simply not in the mood for it!
THE PROOF OF THE PUDDING
Preparing for a dinner party can be tiring work - especially when your guests have exotic tastes!
More thoughts on the feline way of life - we do love our purry friends in yeti-land.
THE SELFLESS SELFIE
A fanciful look at the world of "selfies" and those who take them! "Smile, please - say cheese!"
THE SHUSH POLICE
Librarians such as myself are well-versed in the art of shushing their customers; please take note!
A Halloween-themed piece - once again, it's not a tradition that we ever like to forget about!
SPRING CAME TOO SOON
Have you ever considered what might occur should Spring arrive early!?!
SQUIRREL DRAG AND KINDLY APPARITIONS
Squirrels in drag?! Yes, indeed! These fluffy-tailed chaps and their ghostly chums are discussed here!
THE STAIRS (MAKING AN ENTRANCE)
It's important to make a bold entrance when you are faced with an impressive staircase...
TAKING THE LIFT
A sinister and scary tale of a potentially sentient lift and those who might choose to ride within...
THE THIEVING SHADOWS
Shadows may shift as the sun moves throughout the day; but sometimes they have a life of their own!
THE 32ND MAY
A story about the day after the 31st May... Which is, of course, the 32nd of May... Am I right!?
TIME IS THE THUG
In this piece we consider how time is a bully who is never happy just to let things be...
WHEN TIME MAKES YOU YOUNGER
Time usually goes forwards - but what happen when it decides to go backwards for a change...
A cat who is accused of all manner of awful things finally gets to speak up for himself...
WISHES DO COME TRUE...
Sometimes when your wish comes true it has a ripple effect and dreams come true for others!
WITHOUT HOPE OF RETURN
Trees can are funny things - who knows exacly what they are thinking!?!
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF SHY YETI
Next time we'll probably be talking about a trip to Scotland that I am heading off on in late-ish July...
Paul (aka Shy Yeti) xx
Anyway, here is our current schedule!
267. Shy Yeti... Shaken But Never Stirred!
Paul, Nick and Andy continue their film chat from a couple of episodes ago - this time focusing on the James Bond franchise!
268. Charlie Grrr's Surprise Birthday Party!
Charlie Grrr is about to have a significant birthday and Paul decides that they should throw him a surprise party!
269. Live Pride48 Show - July 2019
Paul and the regulars are back in the studio for their ever-unpredictable live show for July!
270. Shy Yeti's Land Of Make-believe!
Paul and Nick discuss the big hits of 1982 in both the UK and the US!
271. Please Do Not Disturb The Yeti!
Paul is busy with work for his Control Inc. managers and so Ikk has to take over the show - only thwe regulars don't get the message and poor Mr Yeti is bothered from every angle!
272. What Are We Going To Do About Big Fatty?
As "Big Fatty Online" reaches episode 3000 and draws to a close - The Shy Life Podcast comes up with a number of ways to cope without "the little show!"
273. Investigating Control Incorporated!
Paul and the gang begin to investigate the murky world of Control Incorporated!
274. Whatever Happened To Dusty The Scone-Eating Dandelion!?
Paul and the team receive a tip-off about an elusive acquaintance of theirs - Dusty The Scone-Eating Dandelion who went missing under mysterious circumstances some time ago... Paul, Yeti Uncle John and Calum head off to The Isle Of Wight in search of their friend; but will they find him!?!
275. Charlie Grrr and The Pie With The Pastry Plumage!
If all goes to plan with a trip to Venice in May then I plan to a record a pie-related giallo spoof with Charlie Grrr and some of the other regulars! I can promise that it'll be super silly.
276. Live Pride48 Show - August 2019
Paul and the regulars are back in the studio for their ever-unpredictable live show for August!
277. The Return Of Dameus The Interviewer
Dameus interviews all manner of podcasting celebrities as part of his return to the chat-show circuit.
278. The Will Of The People
There is bad feeling in Shy Life Podcast-land when the "will of the people" threatens to cause trouble for the show!
279. Caveman Logic - 10th Anniversary show
The second of three 10 year poetry anniversaries for Mr Yeti during 2019.
280. 1978 - You're The One That I Want!
Paul and Nick discuss 1978 - a year that is full of hits and which will probably get you dancing!
281. Keeping Mum...
Nick and I share more interesting conversations with our mothers!
There will - most probably - be live shows every month; but we also have plenty of other episodes either in planning or partially recorded.
### Robot Big Fatty Update!
We join Paul and the gang to see how The Big Fatty Robot is coping with life on The Shy Life little show...
### The Dragon And The Cacti!
Paul and Yeti Uncle John check in on Dragon Albert to see how he is getting on with Bert and Gert; John presumes that it will be a bit of a rescue mission - but they are both shocked by all that they find!!
### The Truth About The Shy Life Podcast!
We look back at some of the scandal that has affected the little show over the years - the lives - the loves and maybe we'll even learn the truth about who pushed Zap down the stairs in episode 200!
### The New Caretaker / "Where's Me Booook!?"
What with Yeti Uncle John often being up in space - Bettina gives Paul the details of a caretaker who used to work on her Estate... It seems like a good idea until it becomes evident that this gentleman swings from being extremely lazy to shovelling every last thing into a bin bag... What ever will happen when he reaches the basement and finds all the tat in Cromitty's laboratory; what will happen to all those priceless Sutton Park tapes? For that matter will Cuthbert make it through the night!?!
### Re-connecting With The Past
Paul catches up with Cromitty and Martin and is excited to learn that Cuthbert has a few added advances that makes it possible to re-connect with the past via old episodes of SUTTON PARK... Ikk is slightly doubtful about it all - but he and Paul soon get to experience the process first-hand. Unfortunately his upgrade also unearths the control of a certain app that was once installed on him!
### Bettina and the robot butler
This episode sees Paul visiting Bettina only to find out that the house has recently become robotically automated; also Wifey Jo play a card game with Cuthbert.
### The Great Bingo Scam
Someone is rigging the bingo so that they win - is it one of the regulars or someone more sinister?
### The Continuing Mystery Of Long Lost Cousin Algernon
A number of episodes that involve Martin's investigation into Long Lost Cousin Algernon. What will he find?
### Gordon The Crypt-keeper In Need!
Gordon is back - but he has recently lost his job! Mr Yeti does his best to try and help him out...
### The Shy Life (Poetry Collection) - 10th Anniversary show
Paul heads out and about to celebrate the third of three 10 year poetry anniversaries during 2019.
### Bits And Bobs and Bobs And Bits - Mk 2
More clips from the archives and recent conversations that don't have a home!!
### Shy Yeti And The Shame Inspectors
Shy Yeti gets more than he expects when he receives a visit from Isaac and Declan from That's A Shame podcast - they are constantly on the lookout for Shame sources - but this time they have Paul in their sights!
### Behind The Scenes - Fiction Within Fiction!
Paul looks back at how he used to film Sutton Park behind the scenes on some of Nick's films - with clips from both Tide Of Freedom and Evil Trophy and the equally as dramatic Sutton Park episodes recorded during these productions.
### Shy Yeti Gets Back To Scotland!
We join Paul and Calum as they head back to Dunbar for a few days. Paul's management is keen that Paul should offer himself as Nessie's exclusive biographer; only Nessie really doesn't want to be interviewed as he has a very large secret! (Recording late-July 2019!)
### Shy Yeti's Summer Retreat!
Paul heads back down to Kent for a week of creativity! Paul's manager wants him to stir up trouble to get more ghosts on the show!(Recording mid-August 2019!)
### Shy Yeti's Three Birthday Treats!
Paul reflects on three treats that he had for his recent birthday - involving activities with Nick concerning Paul's manager, the usual silliness with Toppie and a trip away with Jay and Ikk; all these treats are quite unusual to say the very least...
### Shy Yeti's Birthday Diary 2019
Paul shares his birthday diary with the listeners as he and Toby head off into the wilds of the UK for his birthday! Things are getting out of hand with his manager and Paul has some very shocking news! Can Mr Trowbridge be of any help?
### Episode One Billion
We look forward a year or two to see how things are going for The Shy Life Podcast as we hit episode One Billion. Things are a little more advanced - but all the gang are still on board!!
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