Monday, January 04, 2021





Hello beasties!

This time we're celebrating our 400th episode of THE SHY LIFE PODCAST! (It's actually out 401st episode as we started with a pilot episode right at the very beginning!) It's also our first post for 2021!



Here we are for episode 400! It's a big one and also a celebration of the festive period during 2020 - recorded before, during and after the Christmas period. We have a lot of familiar special guests showing up this time for our socially distanced Festive Party - but we're also rather concerned about Long Lost Cousin Algernon becoming The Controller, whilst wondering where poor old Dameus has ended up! Thank you to all our Special Guests this time - we don't want to name them all here as it will spoil the surprise! Our next episode, #401 sees us dealing a little with the fall-out from episode 400 - and we also share with you a special edition of the show that was recorded on your actual Christmas Day with Toppie, Yeti Uncle John, Aunt Tappie, Ikk and I... up in space! 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, The S.H. Singers and Luca. The sound effects are by Shy Yeti and Soundbible. All content of this episode is Copyright Paul Chandler, 2020. Episode 400 was recorded between the 9th November and 30th December 2020; with Sutton Park clips from Winter 1994.

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


We didn't want to mention it in our description above but we'll give some more detailed thanks below:

Thank you to all those who contributed to episode 400...

Richard from This Is The Doomed Show, Wifey Jo, Andrew Trowbridge and Lisa Parker, Mum, Alena, Toppie Smellie, Jay The Hauntcub, Martin Holmes, Tim and James from Tastes Like Burning, Harry F, Nick G and many more... 

Next time we'll be talking about some of the first episodes of 2021 - many of them which were first performed in December 2020...

That's all for now...

Take care - more soon,

Yeti hugs,

Paul (aka Shy Yeti) xx


December 2020 is gone and here we are at the start of January 2021 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...

** - episode completely recorded
(**) - episode mostly or partially recorded
All other episodes mentioned here have not yet been recorded, yet are planned.

Anyway, here is our current schedule!

Here are a few shows that may or may not get completed and released in the next few months, but which for one reason or another have been left until last... for the moment...

**401. The One After 400 + Christmas Day In Space!

The team attempt to get over what occurred in episode 400 and decide where they go from here... They must balance the good news with what Paul has to tell them about The Controller...

**402. Shy Yeti's Review Of 2020 - Part 1!

We join Shy Yeti during the Christmas period for a review of episodes from the first half of 2020!

403. Shy Yeti's LIVE Pride48 show - New Year's Eve 2020!

Shy Yeti heads onto the live stream on Pride48 show for his LIVE New Year's Eve show!

404. Shy Yeti's Review Of 2020 - Part 2!

We join Shy Yeti during the Christmas period for a review of episodes from the second half of 2020!

** 405. Looking Back With Toppie and Nick...

Paul, Nick and Toppie discuss their memories of some very 70s and 80s things!

** 406. Shy Yeti And The Hit Songs Of 1993...

Paul and Nick discuss the big hits of 1993 on both sides of the pond!

407. Bettina And Cuthbert The Robot Butler

This episode sees Paul visiting Bettina only to find out that the house has recently become robotically automated and Cuthbert is moonlighting as her butler. All this and we have some recent chatter with some of our regular guests saved over from late last year.

** 408. 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.

(**) 409. More Of Them Quizzes!

We flashback to early-autumn 2020 as Calum and Paul catch-up once again and quizzes occur!

410. The Hidden Truth Of The Shy Life Podcast

We answer listener's questions about The Shy Life Podcast? If we can get any...

** 411. The Big Hits Of 1966!

Paul and Martin discuss some of the big hits of 1966 on both sides of the pond!

** 412. Look-in With Paul and Nick! (Book-club 5)

Paul and Nick discuss a famous comic series "Look-in" from the 70s and 80s...

413. Shy Yeti's Miscellaneous Poetting!

Cuthbert goes back into the archives to explore more select nuggets from some of Paul's poetry videos!

414. Haunt-club And The Eight-legged Chatterbox! 

During A Visit Jay and Ikk are able to communicate with Jay's eight-legged family member... but that is just the beginning of the surprise! (He is also good at quizzes!!) Ikk also arranges for Jay to achieve one of his greatest wishes - to meet a real living dinosaur! What on earth could go wrong?

** 415. Shy Yeti's Second First And Last!!

Paul and Nick cast their minds back to select more personal first and lasts!

416. Ikk And Andrew's Big Day Out!

Trowby and Ikk take a space-ship to Venus to do some scientific experiments - meanwhile back at the flat Nick and Jo have shown up to discuss another old Dr Who story from 1979! Paul really enjoys a chat, but this time he wishes that he'd gone up into space!

** 417. Behind The Scenes - Filming In The 00s!

Paul looks back at how he used to film Sutton Park behind the scenes on some of Nick's films - with clips from Nick's from the 00s and what Paul was recording too.

418. The New Caretaker / "Where's Me Booook!?"

With Toby busy with work and Paul spending all hours editing podcasts, things have gotten a little untidy during lock-down and so 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 shoveling 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!?!

419.The Revenge Of Robot Big Fatty! 

The inner personality of Robot Big Fatty returns to cause us much concern! What has he been up to?

420. The Continuing Mysteries Of Ethel The Landlady!

Mr T has found more evidence concerning Ethel The Landlady... Might it finally be time to ask Ikk to return us to 1992 so that we can speak with the lady herself!?

421. Shy Yeti - King Of Libraries!

Shy Yeti is over-joyed when he finds that he is about to be crowned King Of Libraries for 2021 - a competition that his co-hosts put him up for without him realising. It is awfully glamorous being King Of Libraries - but little did he realise that his groupies were all going to be Shelving Imps!

** 422. The Big Hits Of 1967!

Paul and Martin discuss some of the big hits of 1967 on both sides of the pond!

(**) 423. Nick And Paul's TV Chat! (A Flashback To September 2020!) 

This time we're looking back a few months to September 2020 - to see how then compares with now. Nick and Paul chat about some recently watched TV and also about their friends - with a few clips from Sutton Park to stir it all around!

**424. Shy Yeti's Home Sweet Home!

Nick and Paul share some stories about the many homes they've had over the years!

** 425. The Big Hits Of 1994!

Paul and Nick discuss some of the big hits of 1994 on both sides of the pond!

** 426. Eurovision From A UK Perspective!

Nick and Paul discuss the different songs that the UK have entered in the Eurovision Song Contest over the last 60 plus years; some did very well - some achieved nil points or avoided the charts!

** 427. Those Were The Days... We Remember!

Paul and Nick discuss some of the big events that have occurred during their lifetime and if they remember them!

** 428. Nick's Very Special Ray Phase Shift Episode!

Nick tells us all about his Dr Who tape-zine RPS which he ran in the late 80s into the 90s.

** 429. Regrets Etc. (Part 1)

Paul and Nick consider their regrets in life - would they have done anything differently?!

### Additionally:

Episodes that may or may not make it to us one of these days...

### The Curse Of The Halloween Machine!

This will probably be our Halloween episode for 2021 - it relates to a machine that first appeared during episode 400... with more story attached this time!

### You'd Be A Fool To Ban Easter!

This episode is sort of April Fool and Easter-related! 

(This show was postponed and is currently incomplete either released next year or as a lost episode.)

### The Lost Tapes Of Dameus The Interviewer

Paul and the gang use some lost interview tapes of Dameus interviewing podcasting celebrities to help remind the mysterious August Evans of his true identity...

### 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!

** ### 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 other contents are Copyright Paul Chandler, 2021