Sunday, September 22, 2019



Hello beasties!

This time we'll be talking about new episodes of the podcast; then we'll be launching my latest book - one that I've been working on for a number of years!

First up though, here we have the most recent releases from THE SHY LIFE PODCAST...



Here we are for episode 280! Paul chats to George In Atlanta about all manner of subjects and catches up with some of the things they've both been up to since they last chatted back in November 2018. Our next episode, #281 sees us chatting with podcasting colleagues Lisa, Andrew and Martin from Round The Archives. 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. All content of this episode is Copyright Paul Chandler, 2019. Episode 280 was recorded via Skype on the 11th August 2019 whilst Mr Yeti was away in Kent on his hols!

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


Next up - Paul hooks up with his R.T.A. colleagues to chat about art-work and comics...



Here we are for episode 281! My colleagues and friends Andrew, Lisa and Martin (Holmes) from Round The Archives (a.k.a. R.T.A.) join me to discuss art and comics and all manner of exciting creative activities; illustrations will be provided! Thank you to Martin Holmes for designing special cover-art for this episode - which is based on his popular comic strip for Round The Archives. Our next episode, #282 sees us heading out LIVE onto Pride48; who knows what we will find in the chat-room THIS month! 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 is Copyright Paul Chandler, 2019. This episode was recorded between the 4th and 5th August 2019.

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


Next up - we're celebrating the 2nd of 3 yeti-poetic anniversaries during 2019 - in fact we might even be a few weeks late - whoops... 



Here we are for episode 282! This time we're back LIVE on Pride48 for September 2019; the chat-room has a new look and suddenly it looks as if all the questions that were raised during our August show might be lost for any real answers! But then things get even weirder!! Our next episode, #283 sees us celebrating the 10th anniversary of Mr Yeti's poetry collection, CAVEMAN LOGIC! 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. All content of #282 is Copyright Paul Chandler, 2019. Episode 282 was recorded LIVE on Sunday 15th September 2019, with various extra material from Summer 2019 featuring Toppie Smellie, Harry F and a number of other special guests. Thank you also to all those of you who made it to the chat-room for the live show and to Martin AW Holmes for his artwork used with this episode on Soundcloud.

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


Our next episode is a yeti-poetry spectacular - but there is also a Yeti Uncle John related sub-plot!



Here we are for episode 283! This time we present to you the second of three 10 year poetry anniversaries for Mr Yeti during 2019. Meanwhile Yeti Uncle John embarrasses himself at a local pub; will the other regulars be able to stop him from getting arrested!? Our next episode, #284 sees us dipping back into the archives to find a missing adventure from Spring 2018 all about Mr Yeti being encouraged to approach a fortune teller... 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 30th April and 7th May 2019, with Sutton Park clips from episodes 2631 and 2632 from 1998/1999.

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


The verse (and prose) which feature in this special episode include:

Attack Cat
The Ballad Of Borough Market
Bears Aren't Meant To Be Ballerinas
Brand New Pulling Pants
Buy Me A New Poet's License
The Cactus Kid
Can't You Stop It Raining?
Caveman Logic
The Department Of Shoddy Workmanship
He's Not All That
I Hope I'll Be The Next In Line
I'm No Harder Than A Soft Marshmallow
You're Perfect!
You Got Me Where I Am Today!
The Great Book-shop In The Sky
The International Conspiracy Of Fish
The Last Love Letter

All poems are read by Mr Yeti except where another name appears by the poem title.

Next up I'm going to tell you a bit about my new book - just released - the 3rd season of my KENSINGTON GORE scriptbook series!



KENSINGTON GORE focuses on a group of friends who care-take a mysterious apartment block in the Kensington Gore area of London. They are Katrina and Warren; ably assisted by Warren’s mother, Ashley and his new beau, P.J. On this occasion their troubles continue with one of their tenants, the mysterious Adrianna and also a new arrival named Tom Peacock, who is most definitely not who he appears to be!

Hbk Edition: £14.99 // Pbk Edition: £8.99
160 Pages // Published: September 2019

You can find more about these books in different formats at the following links:



Please Note: At present this title is only available via Lulu, but in time will be available on Amazon. 

Here is a little more information on the 8 scripts that make up this season.


After the vampire massacre there is much to be resolved… P.J. is in hospital, Copernicus is missing, whilst others head home, Adrianna and Ashley try and save Frank and Terry, Lucy is gone and Warren and Katrina are left to cope alone...


The murders in Soho are finally avenged thanks to an unexpected source… Later, Felix thinks he has sighted an old enemy – whilst P.J. puts Warren into a difficult situation when he learns that Keith has been turned to stone…


Warren receives two surprising visitors, learns the fate of an old friend – and then goes for lunch at P.J.’s. Meanwhile, Katrina investigates a forgotten text message and has to contact Ashley in Nice to get clarification… Meanwhile, an old rogue is slowly setting down roots in the area – all in the name of revenge...


Ashley is on her way back to London and Warren catches up with Sebastian – meanwhile, love is in the air for Adrianna, whilst Tom is up to his old tricks…


Ashley arrives back in town and begins her investigations to track down Tom – meanwhile, Katrina is concerned about the imps in the HQ and Warren and P.J. explore another avenue – but Adrianna’s secret looks likely to be revealed…


Disasters are averted – but it’s a close thing and it’s also all the fault of Tom Peacock. Meanwhile, the spotlight falls on Adrianna and time is running out!


Tom Peacock is losing control – but that makes things all the more dangerous for everybody else… What has happened to P.J. and Adrianna and can Frank and Jennifer survive the fallout from Tom’s quickly unravelling sanity?


Events reach a crescendo as Ashley takes the lead as far as trying to rid them of the evil that is Tom Peacock… Escape routes are planned and some familiar faces return at the last moment – but will things ever be quite the same?!?

Next time we'll be talking more about our latest episodes of THE SHY LIFE PODCAST and I'm sure they'll be something else special to discuss - sadly I can't release a new book or go on holiday every post; but I'll do my best...

That's all for now...

Take care - more soon,

Yeti hugs,

Paul (aka Shy Yeti) xx

PS Happy 27th birthday to Sutton Park tomorrow - 23/09/2019!



We're well into September now - with lots of exciting new episodes in the pipe-line on the run up to episode 300! 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!

284. Shy Yeti And The Fortune Teller

Paul reflects on a previously unheard adventure with the regulars involving a fortune teller and a vision of a possible future!

285. 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!

286. When Nick Brought 1983 To Visit!

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

287. What Else Went On In Venice...

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

288. 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!

289. 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!?!

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 evenings really couldn't be more different!!

291. Live Pride48 Show - October 2019

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

292. The Shy Life Halloween Episode - 2019

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

293. 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!

294. Shy Yeti And The Bite Of The Shelving Imp!

In which Mr Yeti encounters a shelving imp in his library and it doesn't end well!

295. Live Pride48 Show - November 2019

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

296. Shy Yeti's 2019 Birthday Diary

Paul is away for his birthday - and this is the diary that he recorded during his week off!

297. 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.

298. 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!

299. Getting Ready For The Big Day!

Paul catches up with the regulars as the date of the big wedding draws closer - all seems quite normal until Ikk uncovers a sinister hidden message...

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. After The Wedding!

Paul and the gang report back about things that have happened since the recent wedding!

302. 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!

303. 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.

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

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

305. 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!

306. Lost Episodes, Radio Days and A Returning Guest!

This episode we chat with a special guest and also dip into the Yeti Archives to take a peek at a lost episode that was never completed back in 2018 - all that and we're also back on Radio Wey!

307. Live Pride48 Show - December 2019

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

308. Christmas Stories From The Archives...

Paul shares a previously untold story about when they went to visit Albert The Dragon just before Christmas last year - whilst meanwhile there is drama for some of the rest of the cast!

309. Christmas And New Year Diary...

Paul shares some of what he got up to during his Christmas And New Year break!

310. Keeping Mum...

Nick and I share more interesting conversations with our mothers!

311. Groove Is In The Love Shack!

Nick and I discuss the big hits of 1990 on both sides of the pond!

312. 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...

313-3??. Shy Life Podcast Review Episodes For 2019!

Plans for the 2019 Review episodes are already under-way - with a number of guests lined up!

31?-3??. Live Shows For The Christmas And New Year Break!

There will be a number of live episodes over Christmas and New Year - TBC!

3??. A Surprise Visitor!

Mr Yeti receives a surprise visitor - and there is plenty of chatter!

3??. Hits Of The Jubilee Year!

Nick and I discuss the big hits of 1977 as we approach the 1970s backwards... Weird, aye!?!

### 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 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!

### 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 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 (except cartoons Copyright, MAW Holmes, 2019) are Copyright Paul Chandler, 2019. Thank you to Toby W for all the Deeley photos!