Saturday, December 14, 2019



Hello beasties!

This *is* actually true - episode 300 is (indeed) the 301st episode of the show - some of you may recall that we started off with a pilot episode way back in May 2016 and then worked up from there...

Anyway! Talking of podcasts, here are our most recent trio of shows!



Here we are for episode 298! This time we take a breath before wedding events take over for a trio of shows. This episode we are catching up with people - Wifey Jo, Harry, Tim on the radio, Old Friend Paul - not to mention one or two others; we also dip into the Yeti Archives to take a peek at what remains of a lost episode that was never fully completed back in 2018! Our next episode, #299 sees us making preparations for the wedding of the year - only Ikk discovers something slightly sinister... 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 298 was recorded between 21st October and 29th November 2019, with an extract of a lost episode of the show recorded between the 2nd February and the 7th March 2018 and also Sutton Park clips from late-October 1994.

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


As you will hear when you listen to this episode Yeti Uncle John and I went on Tim M's Radio Wey show again on Saturday 23rd November 2019 - not only did I get to plug the newest (released that day!) episode of Round The Archives - and wish Dr Who a happy 56th birthday, but I got to record 7 poems and choose some obscure ABBA album tracks (Hey! Hey! Helen!, King Kong Song and The Piper) not to mention my favourite "lost" Buck's Fizz top 10 hit, (When We Were Young). Yeti Uncle John and I also helped Tim out with the first round of his quiz and then completely took over and collaborated on a 90s music quiz later in the evening!

Throughout the evening I also chose 10 poems from my old SHY YETI RULES OK compilation and numbered them 1 to 10 and then asked Tim to select the numbers. In the end these were the poems that I ended up reading and in the order that I read them - the number that follows each poem is the number that it was given which Tim selected.

Read 1st.  MY DOG IN A DRESS (#4)
Read 2nd. READY-TEDDY-GO! (#7)
Read 6th.  DISCO YETI (#1)
Read 7th.  LITTLE PIG (#3)

The following poems were numbered but not selected:


I found it a fun way to bring some unpredictability into reading the poems - I'd definitely do it again!

Next up - the wedding of the year is almost upon us - but there are still preparations to be made!



Here we are for episode 299! Paul and the team prepare for the "wedding of the year"! 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... We also catch up with Nick... In a phone-box... As you do. Our next episode, #300 sees us - surprisingly enough - celebrating the 300th episode of the show with the wedding of Bettina Du Pres and Dameus Twinklehorn - we've very excited about this and we're sure you are too! Don't you dare miss it, will 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 Paul Chandler and Soundbible. All content of this episode is Copyright Paul Chandler. This episode was recorded between the 11th September and 30th November 2019, with an additional insert from "Aunt Tappie's Coffee Morning" recorded on the 4th August 2019 and Sutton Park clips from episodes 54 and 55 recorded during Easter 1993.

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


Next up - it's finally here - episode 300 - and it's time to celebrate a very important event!



Here we are for episode 300! We're there! Finally! It's the wedding of the year between Bettina Du Pres and Dameus Twinklehorn! It full of excitement and special guests - but will it all be plain sailing!?! (Ha! What do YOU think!?!) Thank you to all our guests who helped out with this episode! Our next show, #301 sees us looking back at "The Wedding Of The Year" and considering what EXACTLY comes next following the recent revelations!?! 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 Paul Chandler and Soundbible. All content of this episode is Copyright Paul Chandler. This episode was recorded between the 16th August and the 12th December 2019.

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


Next time we'll be looking forward to see what occurs after episode 300 - at the same time Christmas is also swiftly approaching!

That's all for now! Take care - more soon,

Yeti hugs,

Paul (aka Shy Yeti) xx



December is here 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!

301. The One After The Wedding!

Paul and Co. report back about things that have happened since the wedding! Mysteries deepen!

302. Live Pride48 Show - December 2019

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

303. 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 elsewhere there is drama for some of the rest of the cast!

304. Christmas Day 2019 - Live With Shy Yeti!

Our live Christmas Day show on Pride48 - who knows what will occur!

305. Shy Life Podcast Review For 2019! - Part 1 of 2

Here we review the first 6 months of The Shy Life Podcast for 2019 - with special guests!

306. Happy New Year 2020 - With Shy Yeti!

Welcome in the New Year with The Shy Life Podcast - it's also a new decade of the show!

307. Shy Life Podcast Review For 2019! - Part 2 of 2

Here we review the second half of 2019 on The Shy Life Podcast - again, with special guests!

308. Christmas And New Year 2019 Diary...

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

309. 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.

310. 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.

311. A Surprise Visitor!

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

312. Ikk's Questions Round The Archives!

Ikk has questions for the RTA gang - but will Yeti Uncle John's curiosity get the better of him!?

313. Whatever Happened To Dusty The Scone-eating Dandelion?

We head back a few months to the summer as Paul and company head to the Isle Of Wight in search of a long-lost friend called Dusty! It's also Calum's birthday!!

314. Saying Goodbye To LOTSL...

When one of their favourite podcasts calls it a day the gang worry about how Ikk will take the news!

315. Shy Yeti And The Podfading Charity Event!

Paul and Co. report back about things that have happened since the wedding! Mysteries deepen!

316. Groove Is In The Love Shack!

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

317. The Truth About Deeley Cat!

When Ikk obtains some new equipment, Paul learns a shocking truth about Deeley's true identity!

318. His Name Is Shy Yeti - But You Can Call Him Bob!

Paul gets anxious about getting called by the wrong name in a coffee shop and the regulars chat!

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

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

320. Dr Ikk Will See You Now!

Bettina is in hospital - Yeti Uncle John visits Tallulah - and Ikk gets his tentacles out to help Paul!

321. Harry The Fanboy And Other Entertaining Amusements!

Harry talks to Paul about his love for a certain pop group and we also catch up with additional chat!

322. Shy Yeti And The Bubble Of Time!

An accident during one of Ikk's experiments leaves some of the cast trapped in a time-bubble! Yikes!

323. 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!

324. Shy Yeti Valentine's Day Edition For 2020!

It's a tricky time of year and Mr Yeti is never certain quite how to celebrate it... well, here it is!!

325. Hits Of The Jubilee Year!

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

326. 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...

327. Keeping Mum...

Nick and I share more interesting conversations with our mothers for Mother's Day - 22 March 2020!

328. Shy Yeti And The Dancing Queen...

Paul and Nick discuss the big hits of 1976 on both sides of the pond!

329. 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...

330. Ikk's Extra Super Special Day Out!

Ikk fixes his space ship and offers to take the regulars on a trip - will Paul regret not going!?

### Additionally:

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

### A Whole Lot Of Smellcast Goings On!

Paul and Jay realise that they have missed celebrating the 500th episodes and 10th anniversary of The Smellcast; but they're not sure quite HOW to do it! Ikk has a brilliant idea!

### 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?

### 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... 

### 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!?

All photos, except the very first, were taken by Toby W. 
Artwork by MAW Holmes.
This post is Copyright Paul Chandler, 2019