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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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Sep 24, 2016

Here we are for episode TWENTY-FOUR - and we have a new guest - his name is Carey and he is an American studying in France... We discuss music, literature and writing amongst other topics. I also have some poems to share with you from my collection, GO 4TH & DIVIDE (2003) and there are also messages from a number of familiar voices - and one slightly newer one! Our next episode, number 25 - will be out in a week or so. Thank you again to Carey for being my special guest this episode. and also to James and Tim for allowing me to use clips from Tastes Like Burning. 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, with sound-effects from Soundbible. This episode and all contents are Copyright Paul Chandler, 2016. Episode 24 was recorded between the 1st August and the 22nd September 2016 and is available on iTunes, Acast, Podbean and Soundcloud.

Sep 20, 2016

Here we are for episode TWENTY-THREE - and we return to our chat with Elaine, which began in episode 22. This time we are discussing music and what we're really keen on - and I've also got some audio messages to share with you from some aliens that recently kidnapped me. Don't worry - they were friendly! Our next episode, number 24 - will be out by the end of the month. The poem LOVE-GO-ROUND appears on my digital album, THE KISS-ME-QUICK E.P. available from: https://shyyeti.bandcamp.com/album/the-kiss-me-quick-e-p Thank you again to Elaine for being my special guest this episode and also to Tim and James from the TASTES LIKE BURNING podcast for allowing me to be very silly on their show. 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, with sound-effects from Soundbible. This episode and all contents are Copyright Paul Chandler, 2016. Episode 23 was recorded between the 1st August and the 19th September 2016. This episode can be downloaded on iTunes, Acast, Podbean and also from Soundcloud at the following link: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-23-elaine-and-the-aliens

Sep 18, 2016

Here we are for episode TWENTY-TWO - and we join Mr Yeti for our last episode down in Kent... Help is at hand - but what can be done about the ghost that is pursuing Shy - and what does this spook want exactly? We also hear more from one of Paul's oldest friends - known to some as Madame Elaine! This is the third of three rather off-kilter, unnerving and possibly quite silly episodes of THE SHY LIFE PODCAST. Our next episode, number 23 - should be posted before the end of September. Thank you again to my special guest 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, with sound-effects also by Mr Yeti. All poems in this episode can be found in my book, POEMS TO MAKE BEARS GROWL, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year - it's available from www.lulu.com.This episode and all contents are Copyright Paul Chandler, 2016. Episode 22 was recorded between the 1st and 5th August 2016.

This episode can be downloaded from iTunes, Acast and Podbean - and is also available on Soundcloud at: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-22-exorcism-by-poetry-3-of-3

Sep 13, 2016

Here we are for episode TWENTY-ONE where Mr Yeti continues his week's holiday down in Kent... Something very strange has been occurring, but Shy tries his best to convince himself that it was all in his imagination. Returning to normal, he goes shopping, chats to an old friend on Skype, shares with you another Shy Yeti script and then heads to Canterbury for the day... It is there that he unexpectedly meets someone! This is just the beginning of further weird goings on... This is the second of three particularly off-kilter, unnerving and possibly quite silly episodes of THE SHY LIFE PODCAST. Episode 22 - the third in this trilogy - should be posted later this month. Thank you to my special guests 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, with sound-effects from Soundbible. This episode and all contents are Copyright Paul Chandler, 2016. Episode 21 was recorded between the 1st and 3rd August 2016, with some additional links recorded on 13th September 2016. This episode can be downloaded on iTunes, Acast, Podbean and also from Soundcloud at the following link: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-21-my-canterbury-tales-2-of-3

Sep 5, 2016

Here we are for episode TWENTY - and this time we're on holiday down in Kent for a week. Mr Yeti is enjoying his own company - spending time in the gardens and sharing some of his writing with the listeners... But something isn't quite right, people almost seem to look straight through him - he sees strange figures standing in the shadows and spiders leave webs in doorways. Something strange is going on - but what exactly is happening? This is the first of three slightly off-kilter, unnerving and possibly quite silly episodes of THE SHY LIFE PODCAST. Episode 21 - the second in this trilogy - should be posted later this month. 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, with sound-effects from Soundbible. This episode and all contents are Copyright Paul Chandler, 2016. Episode 20 was recorded between the 30th and 31st July 2016.

This episode can be downloaded on iTunes, Acast, Podbean and also from Soundcloud.

Sep 1, 2016

Here we are for episode NINETEEN - and this one really is our longest show, so far! Our special guest is Erik From The Hysteria Continues Podcast - the podcast that got me into listening to podcasts in the first place! We mainly talk about horror films and the 80s - with a very special edition of Vinyl Vault!! Not only that but Mr Yeti takes you for a walk through Hyde Park and Kensington to have a little natter about what he's been up to and also has a quick chat with Calum... Our next three episodes 20-22 are a trilogy of shows recorded down in Kent in early August! Things get a little different... I am aiming to get episode 20 posted in the next week or so! Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk if you have any comments. The music is by Shy Yeti and Luca. This episode and all contents are Copyright Paul Chandler, 2016. Episode 19 was recorded between the 27th and the 28th July 2016, with additional links recorded on 29th August 2016.

Aug 29, 2016

Here we are for episode EIGHTEEN - and I have recorded probably the strangest and silliest episode yet! My brother, Graham and niece, Alena were visiting my parents and it gave me the chance to catch up with them. I'd not seen them for three years! Things all begin quite normally with a chat about horror films and music - but then suddenly things take an odd turn... Have you ever heard of the band, Bee-Bumble!? No... But you will do... Wanna try Alena's jelly-bean challenge! (I'd take care if I were you!) There is also a new prose piece from Mr Yeti, BUTTERFLY HONEY. It really is a bizarre episode, but fun, I hope!! Thank you to Graham, Alena for appearing on this show and also to mum and dad who also briefly cameo. I am aiming to get episode 19 of the show ready in the week or so! Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk if you have any comments. The music is by Shy Yeti and Luca. This episode and all contents are Copyright Paul Chandler, 2016. Episode 18 was recorded between the 24th and the 25th July 2016. BUTTERFLY HONEY appears on my blog at the following link: http://thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2016_07_31_archive.html

This episode can be downloaded on iTunes, Acast, Podbean and is also available from Soundcloud.

Aug 20, 2016
Here we are for episode SEVENTEEN - and we're behind the scenes on a local hospital radio show, following Mr Yeti as he travels to the radio station with his friend DJ Tim as they discuss Mr Yeti's recent involvement with podcasting. We also listen in as they prepare the show and as Yeti reads a number of new poems from his recent A YETI WAY OF THINKING collection. Thank you to Tim Mitchell and Radio Wey for inviting me on the show and also to Toppie Smellie for speaking to me recently and allowing me to include him in this episode. I am aiming to get episode 18 of the show ready in the next ten days! Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk if you have any comments. The music is by Shy Yeti and Luca. This episode and all contents are Copyright Paul Chandler, 2016. Episode 17 was recorded on the 23rd July 2016. The poem THE UNAFFORDABLE FJORD appears on Mr Yeti's recent 12-track E.P. THE KISS-ME-QUICK E.P. available on BANDCAMP at: https://shyyeti.bandcamp.com/album/the-kiss-me-quick-e-p

This episode can be downloaded on iTunes, Acast, Podbean - it is also available on Soundcloud.

Aug 18, 2016

Here we are for episode SIXTEEN - and we're back again to talk about Dark Shadows and having a coughing-fit during a live broadcast!! This time we also take a look at a number of odd little recordings that Mr Yeti has sent to Toppie for THE SMELLCAST over the last few months. It's all good fun and what is more Toppie is approached for an acting job on PICKLE HOLLOW! This is, most certainly, not the last time you will hear Toppie on THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - he will be back again for our Halloween episode in October!!  I am aiming to get episode 17 of the show ready by late August/early September! Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk if you have any comments. The music is by Shy Yeti and Luca. Sound-effects by Soundbible, especially Sarasprella and Daniel Simon. This episode and all contents are Copyright Paul Chandler, 2016. Episode 16 was recorded on the 23rd July 2016, with links recorded on the 16th August 2016. THE SMELLCAST clips are from episode 415, which can be accessed on iTunes or from Toppie's site: https://smellcast.wordpress.com/2016/07/15/sc-415-theres-a-shy-yeti-on-the-telley-part-two/

Aug 14, 2016

Here we are for episode FIFTEEN - and it's a very special one because we've got Toppie Smellie as a guest and without Toppie there would be no SHY YETI LIFE PODCAST! Toppie and Mt Yeti discuss all manner of podcasting business and also compare notes on their many various projects over the years. Toppie also gets to speak with another show regular! I am aiming to get episode 16 of the show ready before the end of August! Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk if you have any comments. The music is by Shy Yeti and Luca. Special effects by  Soundbible. This episode and all contents are Copyright Paul Chandler, 2016. Episode 15 was recorded on the 23rd July 2016, with links recorded on 15th August 2016.

Aug 12, 2016

Here we are for episode FOURTEEN!! This time Mr Yeti delves into some forgotten treasures that he has been meaning to share with you for some time. We head off with him on a bus, hear about a number of lost poems and are presented with another of his Shy Yeti sketches... All that and much, much more! Thank you to Christina and Nicole from Greetings From Nowhere for allowing me to use a clips from episode 315 - The Great Sitcom Debate. Coming soon: Episode 15... The first of two episodes starring Toppie Smellie from The Smellcast! Should be up in the next week to ten days. Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk if you have any comments. The music is by Shy Yeti and Luca. Sound effects by Soundbible and Sabine Eismeyer. Episode 14 was recorded between the 17th July and the 10th August 2016. This episode and all contents are Copyright Paul Chandler, 2016.

Aug 8, 2016

Here we are for episode THIRTEEN!! This time Mr Yeti is speaking to two different friends - Andrew "Trowby" Trowbridge and Lisa Parker - whom he first met back in the early 90s through their shared love of cult TV, namely Dr Who. Over the years Mr Yeti appeared in a lot of home-made movies with the pair - and they both became SUTTON PARK regulars. Listen carefully as they discuss these days in a pub in Winchester and also recommend to you a number of obscure TV shows from the 60s and 70s that they have recently enjoyed. I am aiming to get episode 14 of the show ready by mid-to-late August! Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk if you have any comments. The music is by Shy Yeti and Luca. This episode and all contents are Copyright Paul Chandler, 2016. Episode 13 was recorded on the 16th July 2016. This episode is available on iTunes, Acast, Podbean and also on Soundcloud.

Aug 4, 2016

Here we are for episode TWELVE!! This time Mr Yeti is speaking to two different friends - the first he has known for many years and the second he only just met for the first time in person last month. Guest Number One is Mr Yeti's Pretend-Wife, Jo who he first met exactly twenty years ago to the month and Guest Number Two is Rich Harris - one of the poets from July's A YETI WAY OF THINKING Poetry Café Show. This episode also includes poems by both Paul and Rich that were recorded on that night, but which have not yet appeared on the podcast. My latest book is called A YETI WAY OF THINKING which can be bought from www.lulu.com... Rich Harris(@richie_rich77 on Twitter) has a book, DARK which can be purchased from Amazon.co.uk. I am aiming to get episode 13 of the show ready before mid-August! Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk if you have any comments. The music is by Shy Yeti and Luca. This episode and all contents are Copyright Paul Chandler, 2016. Episode 12 was recorded between the 8th and the 21st July 2016.

Jul 31, 2016

Here we are for episode ELEVEN!! This time Mr Yeti is speaking to Julie Howell, who he has known for twenty years... Find out how they met and all about what happened when Julie was briefly Mr Yeti's manager... They also discuss politics, music and pets - and you'll hopefully find it quite an inspiring chat! This episode also features some further poems from Mr Yeti's Poetry Café show earlier in July 2016. Episode 12 should be ready within the first few days of August! Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk if you have any comments. The music is by Shy Yeti and Luca. This episode and all contents are Copyright Paul Chandler, 2016. Episode 11 was recorded between the 8th and the 12th July 2016. As of this episode I am proud to announce that we are now officially part of the Pride48 family of podcasts. This episode is also available on iTunes, Acast, Podbean and also on Soundcloud at: https://soundcloud.com/shyyeti/the-shy-life-podcast-11-oh-julie

Jul 29, 2016

Here we are for episode TEN - and this really is our longest episode yet!! This time Mr Yeti is back down in Salisbury - visiting friends and family. We meet his old friend Nick Goodman, who has been on the show before (via the telephone!) and they discuss how they met, preserving their films from the 1990s and their latest writing project. You will also receive an audio tour of the village, Yeti Manors, where Shy grew up! All that and we also catch up with his mum who has a strange plant growing in her garden and also tells a story about how Shy was once a naughty yeti. All that and some left-over poems from Mr Yeti's recent London show and we catch up with Yeti Uncle John and Dameus Twinklehorn. There is also a little tune that long-time followers of Mr Yeti may recall! I am aiming to get episode 11 of the show ready before mid-August! Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk if you have any comments. The music is by Shy Yeti and Luca. This episode and all contents are Copyright Paul Chandler, 2016. Episode 10 was recorded between the 8th and the 10th July 2016.

Jul 22, 2016

Here we are for episode NINE - and it's our longest episode yet!! This time Mr Yeti is having one of his little poetry shows at The Poetry Café near Covent Garden in London. There are two other guest-poets joining us - John Smallshaw and Rich Harris and you may also recognise one or two familiar faces in the crowd. Mr Yeti would like to thank John and Rich for performing on the night and also would also like to offer very many thanks to those who came to support the show on the night. I will be away early in August, but hope to get another episode out before I leave - I will see what I can do!! Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk if you have any comments. The music was by Shy Yeti. This episode and all contents are Copyright Paul Chandler, 2016. Episode 9 was recorded between the 8th and the 10th July 2016. My latest book is called A YETI WAY OF THINKING which can be bought from www.lulu.com... Rich Harris(@richie_rich77 on Twitter) has a book, DARK which can be purchased from Amazon.co.uk. John Smallshaw @jsirony on Twitter) does not have a book - but he does have a blog: https://pantechniconpoet.wordpress.com/ or even http://linesofjohn.com/

Jul 17, 2016

Here we are for episode EIGHT!! This time Mr Yeti catches up with a member of his family - tries to make peace with some grumpy house-mates, looks back at his "SUTTON PARK" days and shares another poem. Dameus Twinklehorn also reports in and we get another incite into Mr Yeti's vinyl collection. He also gets very excited about his recent appearance on THE SMELLCAST. The clips from SUTTON PARK were recorded back in the 1990s and I'd like to thank Andrew T and Harry F for allowing me to use these scenes. I would also like to thank Toppie Smellie for allowing me to use clips of our chat from THE SMELLCAST 414. Our next episode should be available within the next ten days... Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk if you have any comments. The music was by Shy Yeti. This episode and all contents are Copyright Paul Chandler, 2016. Episode 8 was recorded between the 24th June and the 10th July 2016.

Jul 3, 2016

Here we are for episode SEVEN!! This time Mr Yeti catches up with an old friend over the phone and shares a couple of dark stories from his blog. Yeti Uncle John finds himself lost and Dameus Twinklehorn has a challenging new role! Not only that but we're back in vinyl vault, hear what Mr Yeti carries around with him and also say a quick hello to an old guest-star! All that and we've a funky (and slightly awful) new tune to dance around the living room to! Thanks again to my special guests this episode - we'll be back again soon - hopefully in the next week to 10 days... Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk if you have any comments. The music was by Shy Yeti. This episode and all contents are Copyright Paul Chandler, 2016. Episode 7 was recorded between the 21st and the 23rd June 2016.

Jun 25, 2016

Here we are for episode SIX!! This time we see what happens when Shy Yeti is asked to write a musical, both Dameus and Yeti Uncle John return to update us on their goings on... This time Harry is back to complete our chat and we discuss night's out on the town and holidays we have shared all over the world. I also enthuse about an old movie that I just discovered and plunge back into the vinyl vault to see what is lurking down there! Thanks again to Harry for speaking with me - we'll be back again soon - hopefully in the next week to 10 days... Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk if you have any comments. The music was by Shy Yeti. This episode and all contents are Copyright Paul Chandler, 2016. Episode 6 was recorded between the 13th and the 19th June 2016.

Jun 18, 2016

Episode FIVE!! We're longer still this week!! This time we have a monologue which first appeared on this blog - both Dameus and Yeti Uncle John are back to make comment. Our special guest is one of my oldest friends, Harry; this is part one of a two part interview where we chat about our school days, making films together and our shared music and TV favourites. Speaking of which, I also have a bit of a natter about what I've currently been watching! Thanks to Harry for speaking with me - we'll be back before the end of the month... Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk if you have any comments. The music was by Shy Yeti. This episode and all contents are Copyright Paul Chandler, 2016. Episode 5 was recorded between the 12th and the 14th June 2016.

Jun 11, 2016

We're BACK! Already!! It's our longest one EVER!! This time we're having trouble with our guests - but Mr Yeti does try to explain his 90s movie making pursuits... Dameus is about to make a film - there is a poem about fish and chips, a discussion on vinyl - more library gossip, some messages and a doughnut... Thanks to Nick G, Mr Trowbridge and LSF for their contributions to this episode. We'll be back again later in the month... Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk if you have any comments. This episode and all contents are Copyright Paul Chandler, 2016. Aside from the clips, which were recorded in 1996 - episode 4 was recorded between the 17th May and the 10th June 2016.

Jun 7, 2016

In this, our third full-length episode, Mr Yeti and his flat-mate Calum head off to Amsterdam for Calum's birthday! Alas all does not go quite to plan - but there is a lot chat about holidays gone by - a trip on the canal and some chatting with a zoo animal or two! This episode was recorded between the 29th May and the 5th June 2016. Our next episode will hopefully be out later in the month. All contents are Copyright Paul Chandler, 2016.

May 28, 2016

In this, our second full-length episode of THE SHY LIFE PODCAST, Mr Yeti returns to the location of one of his first full time jobs - which he began 20 years ago this year! His mum is also on hand to share stories of her library days... We also delve into listener's letters, hear this episode's poem, reacquaint ourselves with Dameus Twinklehorn and have a little chat about some second-hand vinyl... I wasn't expecting this episode to be posted so soon - but as I'm now away for a week Episode 3 probably won't arrive until the middle of June. Thank you again to my mum for appearing in this edition of the show! This episode was recorded between the 21st and the 26th May 2016 - all contents are Copyright Paul Chandler, 2016.

May 25, 2016

This time - in our first full length episode of THE SHY LIFE PODCAST - entitled SCHOOL DAYS AND SHELVING IMPS, Shy Yeti speaks to his old school friend - Also Paul, reads a sinister piece from his latest book and also discusses Shelving Imps in his continuing series about life as a librarian. We also receive feedback for our pilot episode, ask a cat his opinion and hear more stories of actor, Dameus Twinklehorn's time in the movie business. Big thanks to Paul H for agreeing to be interviewed at such short notice! Our next episode will be available in mid-June once I am back from my holidays!! Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk if you have any comments. This episode and all contents are Copyright Paul Chandler, 2016.

May 25, 2016

This is the pilot episode for my forthcoming THE SHY LIFE PODCAST which I hope to start posting regularly later in the summer. This is a shorter episode, with no guests - but it does give you an idea of some of the silliness that will be involved. In this pilot episode you will find some daft secrets about libraries - a poem from my latest E.P. (THE KISS-ME-QUICK E.P. available from Bandcamp) and there are also some musings from legendary actor Dameus Twinklehorn about his appearances in a number of horror films in the late 1960s. Hopefully I will return soon with a full-length episode and future installments will be available on various hosts to download. This episode was recorded between Saturday 14th and Monday 16th May 2016. Please email me at shyyeti@yahoo.co.uk if you have any comments. This episode and all contents are Copyright Paul Chandler, 2016.

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