Friday, October 26, 2018



Hello beasties!

This time we're celebrating 200 episode of THE SHY LIFE PODCAST and we also have some more information about my latest book release - HOT STUFF - SEASON 3!!

First up though - our two most recent episodes of the little show...


Here we are for episode 200 and it's time for that long planned murder mystery weekend that we've all been talking about for ages now! All the regulars are here, along with special guests - Toppie Smellie and Aunt Tappie; not to mention a number of familiar callers with some anniversary wishes. It is time to celebrate and yet... darkness lurks in the shadows and somebody will not make it out alive... Thank you to everyone who contributed to this show or sent in messages; especially to our extra special guests, Toppie Smellie and Big Fatty! Our next episode, number 201 is our live show for October 2018 and there is gossip in the air after the events of episode 200! All that and recently recorded extra material. Do join us, won't you?! Please email me at 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 effect by Paul Chandler and Soundbible. All content of Episode 200 is Copyright Paul Chandler, 2018 and was recorded between the 9th June and the 15th October 2018.

This episode can be downloaded on iTunes, Acast, Podbean and also from Soundcloud at the following link:


Next up it's our live episode for October 2018 and Cromitty and Yeti Uncle John are full of gossip about The Murder Mystery Weekend. 


Here we are for episode 201! Mr Yeti presents his live show for October 2018 - and Cromitty and Yeti Uncle John are full of gossip and about recent events at The Murder Mystery Weekend. Meanwhile Paul catches up with the listeners - and presents some fun extra material recorded recently with Toppie Smellie and some visiting American folk. Our next show, number 202 is our Halloween episode for 2018 - but apparently some of the local spooks are on strike! Do join us, won't you?! Please email me at 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. All content of this episode is Copyright Paul Chandler, 2018. Episode 201 was recorded live on Sunday 21st October 2018; with extra material recorded on 9th June and 28th September 2018.

This episode can be downloaded on iTunes, Acast, Podbean and also from Soundcloud at the following link:


Next up - here is an updated list of podcast episodes which are due to be released over the next few months.


Here we are at the end of October and there are plenty of episodes in store and we're constantly recording new shows for you! Our schedule list does tend to change every time I post, but as you can see our next one is a biggie - our 200th edition of the show! 

Anyway, here is our current schedule!

202. Rebellious Spooks and Robot Seances! (Halloween 2018)

Paul and the gang find that celebrating Halloween is harder than usual in 2018.

203. Music From 1989

Nick and I discuss the big hits from 1989 on both sides of the pond; as recorded on 15/09/18.

204. An Ear-worm Named Todd

Inspired by a recent episode of Toppie Smellie's Smellcast Paul finds that he has his own "ear-worm", but it is only when Ikk and Cromitty attempt to assist that the truth is revealed...

205. A Trip To Vienna

Paul takes Cromitty and Toby to Vienna to revisit old haunts, although Cromitty soon becomes concerned that something strange may have happened to Paul on his first visit, 9 years before.

206/207. Shy Yeti's Birthday 2018 - Part 1 and 2

I am planning 2-3 episodes around the time of my birthday - although I am recording them on my actual birthday so they probably won't be out until mid-November; watch this space!

208. Live Pride48 Show - November 2018

Paul presents his live show for November - with more loopy extra material for those who download!

209. Catching Up With Cuthbert Computer!

Paul takes time out to catch up with Cuthbert - to find out about his favourite TV, music, food, books etc.

210. The Truth About The Murder Mystery Weekend!

It has taken a while but now we finally seem to have some answers about what ACTUALLY happened at the Murder Mystery Weekend back in October 2018 and the answers are REALLY going to shock you!

211. Music From 1979

Nick and I discuss the big hits from 1979 on both sides of the pond; as recorded on 15/09/18.

212. 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!!

### Additionally:

There will - most probably - be live shows every month; maybe even more than one closer to Christmas; but we also have plenty of other episodes either in planning or partially recorded.

### Getting To Know Aly G

We chat in more detail with Aly, wife of Nick Goodman - about her favourite TV, films, books, food, music, travel destinations and much much more!

### 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!?!

### The Return Of Dameus The Interviewer

Dameus interviews all manner of podcasting celebrities as part of his return to the chat-show circuit.

### 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.

### 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... Will they be able to find him with the help of Martin and his detective pals!?

### 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?

### Tales Of Deadiegrams

The regulars share their memories of times when they have encountered Deadiegrams in odd situations.

### Brocante Saves The Day?

Bettina needs to sell some of her treasures and Brocante The Antique Dealer is called in - but can he save the day?

### 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...

### More About The Alien Book

We learn a little more about The Alien Book which made Ikk so unwell at the start of the year - but, of course - things are never simple.

### Charlie Grrr and The Pie With The Pastry Plummage!

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...

### Digging Into Unheard Of Places

Paul digs through the archives to find a few interesting conversations that never made it onto shows. This episode has been postponed due to technical difficulties during summer 2018 and was replaced with another episode, but will be rescheduled once more material has been set aside.

Next... Here is a bit more about my recent book - the third season of HOT STUFF!!


Here we present season three of HOT STUFF!! In which Horner returns from holiday to find that Spectrum Library has changed dramatically in the short time that he has been away... It appears to be something to do with a mysterious gent known as D.J. Tom who has recently begun working in the library. But who is he and what is he up to?

Here are the covers - followed by further details and links:

The book is available in both hardback and paperback - it is 144 pages long and contains 8 scripts which make up the new season.

Pbk link:  £7.99

Hbk link:  £14.99

Here is a bit more about each of the season 3 episodes of HOT STUFF!!


So Far: Spectrum City Library is home to two phoenixes, Nixon (a female) and Inferno (a male). Horner ran the library for a while after the previous librarian died, but the new librarian is his old friend – Tula. The library has experienced a number of supernatural events lately; but things now seem to be calming down…


Tula says goodbye to Arthur and Fatima – Horner also feels restless. Back at the library things are getting back to normal, but Sebastian senses changes ahead…


Six weeks pass and Horner returns from his travels to find that much has changed. Many of the staff appear to be influenced by a mysterious and sinister D.J. named Tom… How did they meet him and what is he even doing working in the library!?!


Horner meets Tom Peacock whilst, later, Jo describes the night that they first met the eccentric D.J. Elsewhere Edie and Mavis hoover up as much gossip as they can find and Horner is shown a scandalous project that Tula has been working on…


Horner and Jo continue to resist the changes that have occurred at the library – they have an ally in Sebastian, but he seems depressed – is he prepared to help?


Horner feels forced to line up a reinforcement who can help him fight against DJ Tom… Sebastian begins to rally – but soon finds new dangers hidden in the library.


Horner and company are concerned over Tom’s plans with his box of Shelving Imps, but Tula refuses to believe a bad word about him. Meanwhile, Ashley and Sebastian have a plan – but will they be able to carry it out before the D.J. strikes.


Ashley recognises Tom’s photo, whilst the staff rally together – Tom’s powers over the others are diminishing, but he will not depart without a fight to the death...


D.J. Tom throws a leaving party which few will forget – the library staff fight back, but even if they succeed in getting Tom out, this may not be the end of the story…

Next time we'll be celebrating Halloween with a special episode of the podcast - we started recording it back in April - but it's finally ready to be released...

That's almost it for now - although we do have a transcript of the original script written for Big Fatty for episode 200...

Take care - more soon,

Yeti hugs,

Paul (aka Shy Yeti) xx


This will probably appear as the pre-titles scene of episode 200 of THE SHY LIFE PODCAST.

IKK: (talking to the listeners)

Goodness - it's been a long day listeners... We've got episode 200 ahead of us - in fact it's about to start any minute now - but I'm going to try and slip in 40 winks during the title music... You're going to like this, I promise you - there's a lot going on! We have a Murder Mystery Weekend to take part in - but I'm never going to get through it if I don't have a little nap. So, that's what I'm planning on doing until I'm called for. I'm all curled up on the sofa nice and snug, drinking one of those HOT-CHOC-O-LATE drinks with some of those delicious March mallows whilst I watch pop-vid-e-os on the tubes. Right now I'm feeling very sleepy now, listeners... Ever so sleepy... Sleepy... Sleepy....


Within seconds Ikk is asleep; snoring even! We hear the word "sleepy" echoing - but then hear a voice.

IKK'S DAD: (a little mysterious)


IKK: (nervously)

Ohh... Oh! Who is this? You're voice sounds familiar - but I can't place it... I'm trying to sleep, you know - I have a busy time coming up... I have to fly all the way to America from the UKKK in my space ship...

IKK'S DAD: (enthusiastically)

But Ikk - you ARE sleeping... I am speaking to you in your dream...

IKK: (surprised)

Goodness! How ever did you manage that!?

IKK'S DAD: (almost losing his temper)

Look, I don't have time to tell you that - I have a gentleman caller due any minute and I need to polish the special chair first...

IKK: (confused)

Oh my! Really? Hmm... You definitely DO sound familiar, father...

IKK'S DAD: (normal, then with more authority)

Shhh now... I have an important announcement to make... Okay... I hearby declare that there will be no more SHY LIFE PODCAST little shows ever again...

IKK: (over-the-top)


IKK'S DAD: (giving in, slightly dismissive)

Oh, alright then... I simply can't bear to hear a grown alien cry... You can keep going until episode 3000 and then you must stop...

IKK: (slightly more relaxed)

3000!! But that mean that there is only two thousand, eight hundred to go... Hmmm... Okay... Well... I guess that will be enough to deal with for at least a year or two... Mr Yeti is very prolific, you know...

IKK'S DAD: (reassuring)

So I've heard... I'm glad you've made yourself some nice friends on Planet Earth, little Ikk... It makes me and your Auntie Poodle very happy to hear it...

IKK: (enthused/concerned)

Thank you, Father... That's all I've ever wanted to do - make you both proud of me... You ARE proud of me, aren't you Father? FATHER? Are you still there?

IKK'S DAD: (distracted)

Oh yes? What? I was just clipping my toe-nails and got distracted... Yes, we're both very proud of you, Little Ikk... Now, listen... I've got to go now and it's time for you to wake up?

IKK: (taken aback)

Wake up!?! What? ALREADY!?!

IKK'S DAD: (taking control)

Yes... yes... Of course... Didn't you know? A very special episode of THE SHY LIFE PODCAST is about to begin - and you're needed... So wake up... Wake up Ikk...

IKK: (in protest)


IKK'S DAD: (insistent)

Goodbye for now... Just wake up... Wake up, Ikk... Wake up...

PAUL'S VOICE: (insistent)

Wake up Ikk...

IKK: (surprised)

Oh, Paul! It's you!

PAUL: (apologetic)

What's up? Had you dropped off? Sorry - did I disturb you?

IKK: (still a little sleepy)

I think I had, yes... Sorry... What's up?

PAUL: (excited)

It's time for episode 200, Ikk... Time for you to wake up... Time for us to run the theme music and get ourselves moving... It's all going to be terribly exciting...

IKK: (excited too)


This little script was written between 14th and 16th August 2018, with some slight revisions after this date...

This post and all contents are Copyright Paul Chandler, 2018.