Monday, August 19, 2019



Hello beasties!

This time we're going to be looking at some of the recent episodes of THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - before turning to photos and chatter about my recent return to a top secret location in Kent; my hidey-hole for the emergency recording of podcasts and the like! Yes... More holidays! Hoorah! :)

Before we go on - I have some announcements...

Hidden Tiger has just published a book about Nick Goodman's series, Life After - which I contributed stories to back in the early 90s. Here are the details and also an interview with Nick about the series.

The book:

The interview:

There is also a new Round The Archives episode that I am involved in...

Episode 38: (August 2019):

There are many articles by all manner of persons; mine is about the 70s kids show, Animal Kwackers.

I have also loaded some new Sutton Park clips onto youtube:

Episodes 111-112 (Summer 1993):

Episodes 1606-1608 (February 1997):

Episodes 1704-1705 (July 1997):

Episode 1847: (November/December 1997):

Next up though , Paul is busy - but the regulars, especially Ikk, are keen to record a show...



Here we are for episode 271! Paul is busy with work for his Control Inc. managers and so Ikk has to take over the show - only the regulars don't get the message and poor Mr Yeti is bothered from every angle! Thank you to the LOTSL team for the use of a clip of LOTSL #291 on which I appeared. There is also a clip from my article about Prisoner: Cell Block H which first appeared in episode 37 of Round The Archives in July 2019. Thank you to Andrew and Lisa for commissioning me for that one! Thanks also to Toppie Smellie for his brief cameo! Our next episode, #272 sees Paul and the gang celebrating the 3000th episode of Big Fatty Online - only it isn't the last episode after all!! 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, Harry F and Luca. Sound effects by Shy Yeti. All content, except the clips from LOTSL and Round The Archives are Copyright Paul Chandler, 2019. Episode 271 was recorded on the 5th July 2019.

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


Next up - we originally recorded this episode when Big Fatty had planned to end his little show at episode 3000 - only he changed his plan (yay!) - but we're still celebrating this special milestone!



Here we are for episode 272! As "Big Fatty Online" reaches episode 3000 and draws to a close - The Shy Life Podcast team somehow manage to make their celebration of the BFO all about themselves! Oh well... the little show never finished in the end anyway; we recorded this before Big Fatty changed his mind! (Hooray!) There are also poems, a brief Sutton Park clip from late November 1997 and all manner of BFO-inspired clips. Thank you to Big Fatty for the use of clips from old episodes of the show. Our next episode, #273 sees us investigating the mysteries of "Control Incorporated"! Who is the shady figure behind the company? 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, Harry F and Luca. All content of this episode - except "Big Fatty Online" clips are Copyright Paul Chandler, 2019. Episode 272 was recorded between 12th June and the 31st July 2019, with some extra clips first used on old BFO editions.

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


Next up - we take a look into the mysterious company known as Control Incorporated...



Here we are for episode 273! Paul and the gang begin to investigate the murky world of Control Incorporated - the management company which Paul mistakenly got involved with some months ago; it would appear that there are worrying links back to the past... We also have poems and a bumper-crop of clips from both the 90s and early 2010s! Keep listening right until the end for an exclusive advert for the event of Autumn 2019! Our next episode, #274 sees us heading back onto the Pride48 live stream for August 2019 - a day or two early! 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 and Soundbible. All content of this episode is Copyright Paul Chandler. This episode was recorded between the 8th and 12th July 2019, with extra material recorded between the 1st and the 9th August 2019. We also have a Sutton Park clip from 1997 and a slightly re-envisioned version of episode 1 of 2010s Sutton Park - SW1 mini-series which can also be found on Paul's MRSHYYETI Youtube page. 

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


Finally - our most recent episode is all about Albert The Dragon...



Here we are for episode 274! Paul and the team follow Albert’s Progress as he takes a rather extraordinary summer job! Our next episode, #275 sees us exploring the archives for episodes that we never got to finish and which you never heard! 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 Shy Yeti and Soundbible. Episode 274 was originally supposed to be our LIVE episode for August, but this has had to be postponed until later in the month due to technical issues with the stream. All content is Copyright Paul Chandler, 2019. Episode 274 was recorded on the 2nd August 2019, with Sutton Park clips from the later 90s and additional material recorded between the 13th and 14th August 2019.

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


As mentioned, I've been away in Kent this week - so what did I get up to? I won't say too much as there will be a podcast all about my trip, but I will give you a brief overview...

I headed off to Folkestone on Saturday - spending the next few days editing and working on podcasts... I won't reveal who I recorded with yet as I have so many exciting episodes raring to be released and I don't know quite what order they'll be released. That said, I'll be releasing my Kent Diary episode in early September and you'll get to hear a few clips from some of these forthcoming chats. On the Monday I visited Canterbury for a spot of shopping and a cinema trip (Blinded By The Light) and on Tuesday and Wednesday I continued working on podcasts. Old School Friend Harry came to stay for the end of the holiday - there was another trip to Canterbury to see the new Tarantino film Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and on Friday we worked on recording another his songs, before returning on Saturday.

I didn't take a lot of photos this time as I've visited the area so often - but I'll share the ones that I did take when it comes to releasing the Diary episode next month...

Next time we'll be sharing with you a script that we wrote for another podcast - scenes that features Bettina Du Pres (from THE SHY LIFE PODCAST) and Aunt Tappie (from THE SMELLCAST); featuring on another show... More on that next time!!!

That's all for now...

Take care - more soon,

Yeti hugs,

Paul (aka Shy Yeti) xx



August is well under-way and we have lots of new episodes in the pipe-line! Our schedule list does tend to change every time I post, but right about now this is a pretty good guide to the episodes that we are hoping to release over the next few months; not to forget our monthly LIVE episode! Anyway - take a look at what else we have in store...

Anyway, here is our current schedule!

275. Some More Shy Life Episodes You Never Heard!

This time we collect together some scenes from episodes of the show which were never completed!

276. Shy Yeti And The Pride48 Impression Contest!

The Shy Life Podcast team are keen to send a member of the team forward to the big variety contest at this year's Pride48 event in New Orleans; but, of course - nothing goes very smoothly at all!

277. Live (Late) Pride48 Show - August 2019

Our second attempt at doing a live edition of the show in August 2019!

278. Off To The Movies With DJ And Toppie!

Paul catches up with DJ Starsage and Toppie Smellie to look back at the films that they discussed during the first season of their podcast, Matinee Minutiae!

279. 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!) 

280. Art With The RTA Gang!

My co-hosts Andrew, Lisa and Martin Holmes from Round The Archives join me to discuss art and comics and all manner of exciting creative actives - illustrations will be provided!

281. George In Atlanta Is Back!

Paul chats to George In Atlanta about all manner of subjects and catches up with some of the things they've been up to since they last chatted back in November 2018.

282. Caveman Logic - 10th Anniversary show

The second of three 10 year poetry anniversaries for Mr Yeti during 2019.

283. You Can Never Have Enough Martins!!

Paul and Martin H from Round The Archives discuss writing and whatnot - before moving on to music of a James Bond-shaped kind... There were quite a few big hits - on both sides of the pond!

284. Live Pride48 Show - September 2019

Paul and the regulars are back in the studio for their ever-unpredictable live show for September!

285. 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!?!

286. What Else Went On Back In Venice...

We finally learn what else occurred during Paul's trip to Venice back in March...

287. Charlie Grrr and The Pie With The Pastry Plumage!

Charlie relates the tale of the pie with the pastry plumage... Not everyone is impressed!

288. Do Not Meet The Gaze Of The Great Shy Yeti!

In which Shy Yeti appears to be getting a bit too big for his boots - or is there more to it than that!

289. When 1983 Came To Visit And **** Came Too!

Paul and Deeley have a guest to their little house - and some 1980s musical discussions occur too!

290. Hen Nights And Stag-Dos - The Bettina And Dameus Way!

It is the night of Bettina's Hen Night and Dameus's Stag-Do and the two evening really couldn't be more different!!

291. We Have Detected An Alien In Disguise!

Ikk and Cromitty detect an alien in disguise who is living far closer to them than they ever expected!

292. Getting Freaky Again!

Paul and the gang catch up with Freakquincy from The Gay Wasteland for a bit of a chat about creativity and music!

293. 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!

294. Shy Yeti Gets Back To Scotland!

We join Paul and Calum as they head back to Dunbar for a few days. Nessie is having problems and seeks help with the podcast gang, meanwhile 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! We also speak to Lisa and Trowby about some quite obscure "mythical" beasties.

295. Live Pride48 Show - October 2019

Paul and the regulars are back in the studio for their ever-unpredictable live show for October!

296. 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!

297. The Shy Life Halloween Episode - 2019

The Shy Life team do their best to pull together a Halloween episode for 2019.

298. 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.

299. 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...

300. The Wedding Of Bettina Du Pres and Dameus Twinklehorn!

It's the wedding of the year - but will it go smoothly; you'll have to listen and find out...

301. A Catchy Tune... But It's Too Much Information!

Harry asks Paul whether he'd help sing another song with him - but this time he calls in old friend Tallulah Twinklehorn to give him a few extra singing lessons!

302. Keeping Mum...

Nick and I share more interesting conversations with our mothers!

### Additionally:

There will - most probably - be live shows every month; but we also have plenty of other episodes either in planning or partially recorded. 

### The Return Of Dameus The Interviewer

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

### 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 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...

### 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'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!!

### The First Last Shy Life Podcast Episode

This is the last episode of The Shy Life Podcast episode... or is it? 
(Recorded in July 2019 - but not scheduled for release, as yet)

### The Second Last Shy Life Podcast Episode

This is our Second attempt at a last episode of The Shy Life Podcast... Might it be real this time!?

This post and all contents are Copyright Paul Chandler, 2019