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THE SHY LIFE PODCAST

This is THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - each episode provides a glimpse into the slightly batty and bizarre world of Mr Shy Yeti. You will meet his friends, hear tales of his life in the library, travel with him as he gallivants about - and if you're good he might even read you one of his daft poems!
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Nov 21, 2017

Here we are for episode 123 and we join Mr Yeti who is still trapped in Bettina Du Pres' cellar. He intends to do a live show no matter what and there is even extra material featuring DJ Starsage recorded earlier this month. Thanks DJ, for your time! Thanks also to Deeley for his appearance as "Deeley-hallucination!" Our next episode, number 124 resolves all the recent troubles between Mr Yeti and Dameus Twinklehorn - but will it end well or with even more trouble!?! Do join us, won't you?! Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk 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, 2017.  Episode 123 was recorded between 5th and 19th November 2017, with extra material recorded on 5th November 2017 .

Nov 18, 2017

Here we are for episode 122 as we follow Mr Yeti through his flights of fancy and land ourselves in Verona, Italy so that he can celebrate his birthday... But, of course, nothing is ever quite as it seems, is it? Thank you to Calum W and Wifey Jo for their help with this episode and to Big Fatty for the use of clips from Big Fatty Online #2554. Our next show, number 123 finds Mr Yeti doing a live show whilst still trapped deep underground. Do join us, won't you?! We promise it won't be too damp and cold! Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk 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, 2017.  Episode 122 was recorded between 12th October and 10th November 2017.

Nov 13, 2017

Here we are for episode 121 and whilst Mr Yeti remains under lock and key he reflects back to and shares a recent chat that he and the regulars had with DJ Starsage from The Faraway Nearby and Surely, You Jest! podcasts. Along the way we also get to hear a recording of Paul from 1991 as he reads us the first episode of his series, The Muddled Memoirs Of Sir Roland Quaverall. Thanks again to DJ for chatting with me for the show! Our next episode, number 122 returns to the cellar - but also finds us in Italy... Or does it?! Do join us, won't you?! Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk 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, 2017.  Episode 121 was recorded between the 4th and 5th November 2017. This episode also includes archival material over 25 years old which might be of a slightly lower sound quality. 

 
Nov 4, 2017

Here we are for episode 120 and it's almost time for Mr Yeti to head away to Italy for his birthday holiday - but the last thing that he plans to do before he goes is to take Dameus Twinklehorn out for the night to help cheer him up after his recent upset with Bettina Du Pres! The team head to the bingo with Nick G and friends - but, of course, things don't quite go as planned... Thank you to our special guests this time - Nick Goodman and Wifey Jo! Our next episode, number 121 reveals what has happened to Paul... Did he make it to Italy or is something else going on? Find out soon! Do join us, won't you?! Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk 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. This episode also includes Mr Yeti's new single "The Swooning", which is not available from any good record shops - because most of them closed years ago. Sound effects by Paul Chandler and Soundbible. All content of this episode is Copyright Paul Chandler, 2017.  Episode 120 was recorded between 1st September and 31st October 2017.

Oct 30, 2017

Here we are for episode 119 - where we find Mr Yeti home alone on Halloween night waiting for his flat-mates to come home; even Deeley is out! Paul is glad to have some listeners to spend his time with and there is time for quizzes, stories and some pre-recorded chattered with Nick G. But eventually Paul's mind begins to wander as to what Cromitty is working on in his laboratory - especially those robots that we previously met in our last live episode, #116. What he finds will send shivers of fear through you and that's no word of a lie!! Our next episode, number 120 sees Mr Yeti and the gang trying to cheer up Dameus Twinklehorn - but things do not quite go to plan!! Do join us, won't you? Thank you to Nick Goodman for his help with this episode. Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk 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. Sounds effects by Shy Yeti. All content of this episode is Copyright Paul Chandler, 2017.  Episode 119 was recorded between the 17th and 21st October 2017.

Oct 28, 2017

Here we are for episode 118 - and it's our 2017 Halloween Special!! This time we head into the countryside to share a scary adventure recorded back in the summer; proving that not all Halloween stories take place in October! Paul and Yeti Uncle John return to a literal(!) old haunt but find that not all the ghosts are welcoming!!! Our next episode, number 119 takes place on an apparently normal day at home for Mr Yeti; but of course nothing is ever completely normal on this show! Do join us, won't you? Thank you to Toppie Smellie from The Smellcast for his help with this episode and also to Andrew T from Round The Archives podcast for his assistance. Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk 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. Sounds effects by Shy Yeti. Phone by Soundbible. All content of this episode is Copyright Paul Chandler, 2017.  Episode 118 was recorded between the 3rd April and 4th October 2017.

Oct 18, 2017

Here we are for episode 117 - where this time we head out into familiar territory to help Yeti Uncle John hone a growing talent - with the help of some of his friends. Why is our episode called what it is? Because we are visiting a circular park in an old London Square; that's why! Our next episode, number 118 is our Halloween Special, recorded on location earlier in the year. Do join us, won't you? Thank you to Big Fatty for the use of a clip from Big Fatty Online, also many thanks to Toppie Smellie from The Smellcast for arranging access to record with Aunt Tappie. Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk 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. Sounds effects by Shy Yeti and Soundbible. All content of this episode is Copyright Paul Chandler, 2017.  Episode 117 was recorded between the 9th and 13th October 2017. 

Oct 16, 2017

Here we are for episode 116 - where this time we join Mr Yeti for his 14th LIVE Pride48 show, ably assisted by Cromitty and Yeti Uncle John. We also have updates from Bettina, Ikk and Dameus and Lisa assists us in the chat-room. It's quite a science-y episode with robots galore - but also with some poems and stories in our extra content section this month. Our next episode, number 117 sees Yeti Uncle John developing his skills as a tour-guide. Do join us, won't you? Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk 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, 2017.  Episode 116 was recorded live on Sunday 15th October 2017 from around 9pm-10.15pm (GMT) / 4pm - 5.15pm (EDT). Additional inserts were recorded  between the 10th and 14th October 2017. 

Oct 14, 2017

Here we are for episode 115 - where we head back to Lille for an alternative view of the recent events of episode 112; recorded behind the scenes at the same time - but with added Ikk, Yeti Uncle John and Cromitty! There are also poems... Thanks also to Harry F and Toppie Smellie for arranging for Aunt Tappie to be available for the recording of this episode. Our next show, number 116 should be a recording of our 14th live Pride48 show, as broadcast on Sunday 15th October (4pm EDT/9pm GMT). Do join us, won't you? Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk 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. Sounds effects by Shy Yeti and Soundbible. All content of this episode is Copyright Paul Chandler, 2017. Episode 115 was recorded between the 22nd and 30th September 2017. 

Oct 8, 2017

Here we present a brief trailer for THE SHY LIFE PODCAST from February 2017. Do check us out if you get a chance - we're full of special guests, silly stories and all manner of daftnesses! You can find us on iTunes, Acast, Podbean and Soundcloud.

Oct 7, 2017

Here we are for episode 114 - where this time we are very pleased to announce the return of an old friend! Yes, Albert The Dragon is back home and all manner of mischief breaks lose! All this and we also get a chance to catch up with Wifey Jo - hear some more of Mr Yeti's really short stories and... there are other things too; well, there must be, surely!? We would also like to thank Toppie Smellie for arranging for Aunt Tappie to be available for the recording of this episode. Our next show, number 115 returns us to Lille for a rather daft behind the scenes look at our recent trip to France. Do join us, won't you? Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk 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. Sounds effects by Shy Yeti and Soundbible. All content of this episode is Copyright Paul Chandler, 2017. Episode 114 was recorded between the 8th September and 3rd October 2017.

Oct 4, 2017

Here we are for episode 113 - where this time we head to a convention for classic TV, where Bettina and Dameus are two of the guests! There are also poems - Nick and Paul discuss the similarity between tapezines and podcasts and Toppie Smellie wonders about Aunt Tappie's unexpected friendship with Ikk The Alien! To find out more do please join us! Thank you to Nick G and Toppie S for their contributions this time around - not to mention some of the other voices that I may have recorded along the way! Next time, for episode 114 we will be welcoming Dragon Albert back home for a visit; but will his time at school have changed him at all!? Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk 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, 2017.  Episode 113 was recorded between 2nd September and 1st October 2017.

Oct 3, 2017

Here we are for episode 112 - where this time we head to Lille, France with Old School Friend Harry, for our 30th friendship anniversary where all our big decisions are made by the roll of a dice. To find out all about the weekend do please join us! Thank you to Harry and also to Wifey Jo for their contributions this time around! Next time, for episode 113 we will be heading for a classic TV and film convention where both Bettina and Dameus are the star guests!! Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk 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, 2017.  Episode 112 was recorded between the 13th September and 2nd October 2017. 

Sep 26, 2017

Here we are for episode 111 - where this time we head to a place called Q-Gardens (no relation, of course, to the famous gardens with a similar name!) Whilst Paul and Toby explore - Ikk and Yeti Uncle John meet a talking plant! All this and there are poems and a number of the regulars check in with words of wisdom! Thanks to Toby, Big Fatty and James and Tim from Tastes Like Burning for their help with this episode! Our next episode, number 112 is all about our recent visit to Lille with Harry F, for our 30th friendship anniversary. To find out all about the weekend do please join us, won't you? Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk 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. All content of this episode is Copyright Paul Chandler, 2017.  Episode 111 was recorded between the 6th August and 20th September 2017. 

Sep 20, 2017

Here we are for episode 110 - where Mr Yeti finally goes where no Pride48 podcaster has gone before - up into SPACE in Ikk's space ship!! He is accompanied by both Cromitty and Yeti Uncle John - managing to keep in touch with the chat-room as he goes! There are also poems - some music and we also catch up with Bettina and Dameus. Who is the mysterious caller bothering Ikk? Will Dameus finally manage to woo his love? What was in the bowl that Yeti Uncle John delved into on the space ship? Find out all the answers and more in this exciting episode of the show! Our next episode, number 111, is coming soon and in it we head to Kew Gardens where we meet a quite unusual plant! To find out more, please join us, won't you? Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk 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 in this episode - except for clips from other podcasts - are Copyright Paul Chandler, 2017.  Thank you to the LOTSL team for use of a recent clip from the show. Episode 110 was recorded on Sunday 17th September 2017, with inserts recorded between 12th and the 13th September 2017. 

 
Sep 15, 2017

Here we are for episode 109 - where Mr Yeti not only catches up with his regular cast but also three very special guests. We hear from Wifey Jo, Toppie Smellie and also close confidante of Charlie Grrr Dr Neph. There are also poems and prose too, of course! Our next episode, number 110, is our 13th live Pride48 show as broadcast on Sunday 17th September 2017. To find out more, please join us, won't you? Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk 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, 2017.  Episode 109 was recorded between the 15th May and the 11th September 2017. 

Sep 12, 2017

Here we are for episode 108 - where this time we take a trip to Greenwich with Paul and his friends - we also hear Mr Yeti on the radio and catch up with the regulars to find out what is going on with Bettina and Nathan! Thank you to OtherPaul, Alex, Tim M and anyone else involved in this edition of the show. Our next episode, number 109, is coming soon and in it we catch up with a number of different people who we have spoken to before. To find out who please join us, won't you? Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk 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, 2017.  Episode 108 was recorded between the 27th June and the 11th September 2017,with an additional piece of archive material from 25 years ago! 

Sep 9, 2017

Here we are for episode 107 - where this time we finally return to Hamburg to hear that exclusive interview that Cromitty recorded with Ikk back in the summer. Why is Ikk so afraid of water? Will Cromitty be able to shed light on this mystery? Will Paul still get to read some of his poems? Will we hear from the regulars? Who are the mysterious callers phoning in to Bert and Gert? So many questions!! Our next episode, number 108 is a snapshot of a busy summer's day in London - a postcard from a season gone by as we head into autumn. Do join us, won't you? Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk 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, 2017.  Episode 107 was recorded between the 23rd March and the 9th September 2017, with some mysterious inserts recorded about 25 years ago. 

Sep 5, 2017

Here we are for episode 106 - and in place of our scheduled episode we have a surprise from the archives! This week's podcast was only recently converted from tape by Mr Nick Goodman and is - well, it's almost a podcast and it was recorded way back in Autumn 1989 when Mr Yeti was just 15 years of age! It features his mum, dad, brother Graham and also his favourite Great Aunt Jessie. Listen as he visits a Dr Who exhibition - survives Graham's screams and then gets lost in a maze! Yeti Uncle John and Ikk are also here to comment on this new discovery and we also get to hear a rare episode of a series called "Spectrum" that Paul wrote in the very early 90s. You may well recognise some of the voices involved in this brief production. Enjoy this and... well, one or two other bits too! Thanks to Nick Goodman for his help with this episode - additional thanks to Andrew T, Keith M and Lee F. Our next episode, number 107 is the show that I promised last time that involves Gert, Bert, Cromitty and the secret of Ikk's fear of water - all recorded in Hamburg back in June 2017. Do please join us, won't you? Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk 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, 2017.  Links for episode 106 were recorded between the 4th and 5th September 2017. "Lost In Longleat" was recorded during October 1989 and the other archive clips come from unknown dates during the early 1990s.

Sep 3, 2017

Here we are for episode 105, where trouble has broken out after Mr Yeti misunderstands random comments about Bigfoot and aliens during an episode of the L.O.T.S.L. podcast! Can rifts be repaired? Will Ikk and his alien pals invade the earth in revenge? Will there be poems this episode or might things really get out of hand? Thanks to the  L.O.T.S.L. team - Toppie, Jay, Brenda, Peter and Wes for their contribution to this episode - and for use of several clips from old shows. Thanks also to James and Tim - Tim and James for hosting Ikk on an episode of Tastes Like Burning, a clip of which also appears this time. In our next episode we find out what happens when Bert and Gert hop aboard the podcasting train and also we finally learn why Ikk is so afraid of water! To hear all that and more do please join us, won't you? Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk 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, 2017, except for the aforementioned clips from other shows.  Episode 105 was recorded between the 7th August and 2nd September 2017. 

Sep 1, 2017

Here we are for episode 104 - where this time we investigate stories and storytellers... It's a bit of a writer's special where Mr Yeti speaks with Nick Goodman about inventing characters for their creative projects over the years! Experience the wonder of The Mighty Twiddler along the way, why don't you? But that is not all... There are plenty of tall tales to share with you! Thank you to Nick G and Aunt Tappie for their contributions to this episode. Our next episode, number 105 is all about how misunderstandings can suddenly break out between podcasts? Which podcast is it and what did they do to cause such dismay? To find out all the goss do please join us, won't you? Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk 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, 2017.  Episode 104 was recorded between the 31st January and 24th August 2017.

Aug 28, 2017

Here we are for episode ONE HUNDRED AND THREE - where this time we catch up with the chat-room and discuss what's been going on since our last live show... We hear from some of the regulars, Aunt Tappie is in a panic and Ikk has a plan that Dameus approves of! There are also some of Mr Yeti's poems as extra content in the podcast version of the episode. Our next episode, number 104 is all about stories and storytellers and there are a number of special guests lined up to tell their tales! Do join us, won't you? It'll be a blast! Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk 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, 2017.  Episode 103 was recorded on Sunday 27th August 2017, with some pre-recorded inserts recorded on the 22nd August 2017. Thanks also to Toppie Smellie for liasing with Aunt Tappie for her contribution to this episode.

Aug 26, 2017

Here we are for episode ONE HUNDRED AND TWO - where this time we listen into a chat between Mr Yeti and Pride48's Babaloo! There are also poems and we hear from some of the regulars; Aunt Tappie is also hoping to connect with Ikk! Thanks to Babaloo for agreeing to be interviewed, to our regulars for connecting and also to Aunt Tappie for contributing some important messages. Our next episode, number 103 is our 12th live Pride48 show and Ikk is looking for someone to share a secret with! Do join us, won't you? It'll be a party! Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk 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, 2017.  Episode 102 was recorded between the 22nd July and 8th August 2017. 

Aug 24, 2017

Here we are for episode ONE HUNDRED AND ONE - where this time we return to Mr Yeti's home town of Salisbury to catch up with some of his family at the same time as Alena, his niece, is visiting over from America. Alena encounters the regulars, answers some random questions and also investigates Mr Yeti's Harry Potter credentials. This episode we also chat with Nick G about some of the adventures from the early days of their friendship - and, of course, there are also poems. Thanks to all who took part in this edition of the show! Our next episode, number 102 - features an interview with a familiar name from Pride48, but you'll have to wait and see who that might be! Do join us, won't you? It'll be fun! Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk 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, 2017.  Episode 101 was recorded between the 6th May and 21st August 2017. 

Aug 19, 2017

Here we are for episode ONE HUNDRED - where this time we take time out to celebrate a mile-stone in the history of THE SHY LIFE PODCAST with a number of friends, whilst at the same time organising a big reunion between Bettina Du Pres and Aunt Tappie on the Island of Jersey in The Channel Islands. There is also a poem! Thanks to all the regulars for their help and for their support in producing the podcast every week. Special Guests include: Wifey Jo, Lisa P, Andrew T, Aly and Nick G, Paul H and Alex, Jay The Hauntcub, DJ Starsage, Taffy Carlisle Huffington, Tim and James (James and Tim!), Deeley, Harry F, Alena and anyone else that I may have forgotten! Extra Special thanks to Peter G and Toppie Smellie. Our next episode, number 101 will be coming soon - we're not sure which one it will be yet, but do join us, won't you? It'll be fun! Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk 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, 2017.  Episode 100 was recorded between the 5th May and 18th August 2017. Do make sure to check out episode 450 of The Smellcast to hear the full story Aunt Tappie told Toppie about the reason for her falling out with Bettina Du Pres!!

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