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Satellite Sisters: Women's Humor, Health, Wellness, Pop Culture, Parenting, News

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Satellite Sisters is a pep talk for modern women. Writer Lian Dolan, Business Leader Liz Dolan and World Traveler Julie Dolan meet weekly to discuss health, wellness, travel, parenting, grandchildren, issues of interest to women, books and films. Two other sisters Monica and Sheila join from time-to-time. Satellite Sisters captures the issues of daily life and the sound of friendship. Their motto is "Not every conversation will change your life, but any conversation can.

Satellite Sisters is a pep talk for modern women. Writer Lian Dolan, Business Leader Liz Dolan and World Traveler Julie Dolan meet weekly to discuss health, wellness, travel, parenting, grandchildren, issues of interest to women, books and films. Two other sisters Monica and Sheila join from time-to-time. Satellite Sisters captures the issues of daily life and the sound of friendship. Their motto is "Not every conversation will change your life, but any conversation can.

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Satellite Sisters is a pep talk for modern women. Writer Lian Dolan, Business Leader Liz Dolan and World Traveler Julie Dolan meet weekly to discuss health, wellness, travel, parenting, grandchildren, issues of interest to women, books and films. Two other sisters Monica and Sheila join from time-to-time. Satellite Sisters captures the issues of daily life and the sound of friendship. Their motto is "Not every conversation will change your life, but any conversation can.

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English


Episodes

BIG Event Announcement, Lian's Birthday, Julie's Target Tutorial, Weinstein Verdict, Katherine Johnson, B. Smith

2/25/2020
ACTION REQUIRED! Today we announce Satellite Sisters LIVE: Our 20th Anniversary Live Podcast on May 17 at Sixth & I in Washington DC. Many details on our website here. Direct link to tickets sales for Sixth & I here. Thanks to our sponsor for their support of the podcast. Please support them by using these special urls and promo codes. Rothys www.rothys.comLiquid IV www.liquidiv.com Zip Recruiter www.ziprecruiters.com/sistersHarrys www.harrys.com/sisters Today's podcast includes salutes...

Duration:00:59:41

Listen to this: Book Club Girl Podcast with Author Jean Kwok

2/18/2020
Satellite Sisters is off this week, but we recommend the Book Club Girl Podcast. Hosts Jen & Tavia, two avid readers and believers in books, discuss great book club picks, talk to authors and offer audio samples of new books. In today's episode, they discuss the New York Times bestseller Searching for Sylvie Lee with writer Jean Kwok. Hear the dramatic personal story that inspired her to write this globe-trotting suspense novel. Find Book Club Girl on all podcast platforms and on social...

Duration:00:34:42

Oscars, Friendship, Sketchy Business Advice For Kardashians, Winners of The Sweeney Sisters Giveaway

2/11/2020
Enter our new contest to win an advance copy of Lian Dolan's new novel The Sweeney Sisters by posting a photo of you and your Satellite Sisters or Misters on Instagram or in our Satellite Sisters Facebook Group with the hashtags #TheSweeneySisters and #satsisters. Once a week, Lian will randomly pull one winner from each. Lian Dolan's new novel The Sweeney Sisters comes out on April 28. Thanks for preordering the book online and at your local Indie book stores. It means a lot. Also, please...

Duration:01:07:04

Lian's Latin Dance, WeWork WeCrashed, SOS Response, PREcrastination, The Sweeney Sisters Advance Copy Contest on Insta and FB.

2/4/2020
Lian Dolan's new novel The Sweeney Sisters comes out on April 28. Thanks for preordering the book online and at your local Indie book stores. It means a lot. Also, please ask your local library to order a copy. To follow all of Lian's activities, check out her new website. Enter our new Instagram contest for The Sweeney Sisters by posting a photo of you and your Satellite Sisters or Misters on Instagram or in our Satellite Sisters Facebook Group with the hashtags #TheSweeneySisters and...

Duration:01:08:21

The Death of Kobe Bryant & Liz's Relationship with the athlete, Sting in The Last Ship, Travel Tid Bits

1/28/2020
Kobe Bryant: A great athlete, a complex and complicated man. Such a sad loss. Lian cites this column about Kobe from Bill Plaschke in the LA Times. Liz tells the surprising story of how she originally met Kobe. Julie's getting her info on the new coronavirus from either a reliable source like the CDC or longtime Satellite Sister Erin who writes about Hiding From The Virus in the Deployment Diatribes from her home in Beijing. If Jeff Bezos can't keep his phone from getting hacked, how can...

Duration:01:01:38

Lian's Home Harvest, Julie's Putin Power Analysis, Liz's Jennifer Aniston Shout-Out plus Health Hodge-Podge!

1/21/2020
Thank you for supporting the Satellite Sisters podcast by supporting our sponsors. Please use these urls and promo codes. Framebridge: www.framebridge.com Use promo code sistersRitual: www.ritual.com/sisters Warby Parker: www.warbyparker.com/sisters Honey: www.joinhoney.com Lian's got news! The first event to promote her new novel The Sweeney Sisters is scheduled for Mission Viejo, CA on Feb. 16, 2020. Yes, the book will be in the swag bag! Order your tickets here. Lian Dolan's new novel...

Duration:01:02:03

Royal News! What say we about Harry and Meghan? Plus Revolutionary Marriage Tip, Where to Travel in 2020, Film + TV Recommendations

1/14/2020
Meghan and Harry's announcement about stepping down. We have MUCH to discuss. And by the way, congrats Canada! Plus: Oscar Nominations: Do we really have to go see The Joker? Liz is not feeling it. Instead she recommends the trio of Little Women, The Farewell and The Hustler. Nominations be damned. Julie's got strong thoughts about Marriage Story. Lian recommends Spinning Out on Netflix and Zoe's Extraordinary Playlist on NBC. 52 Places To Go. Great travel tips for the coming year from...

Duration:01:04:45

Visions for 2020, Ghosn's Great Escape from Japan, Harvey Weinstein Trial + Books, The Sweeney Sisters News

1/7/2020
We share our themes for the new year 2020. For Satellite Sisters, It's also the year of The Sweeney Sisters, Lian's new novel. Pre-order The Sweeney Sisters here. Her book launch will happen at Vroman's in Pasadena on April 28. Come celebrate with her. Lian also has a book event in Mission Viejo CA in February. Here's a link for tickets. Julie has the exciting details of auto exec escape from Japan. There are new charges against Harvey Weinstein in LA as his trial starts in NYC. Liz...

Duration:01:06:39

Holiday Cooking Tips, Best DIY Gifts + Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Travel Guide

12/17/2019
Lian and Julie welcome cookbook author Claire Tansey of Uncomplicated:Take the Stress Out of Home Cooking. Claire gives us her expert advice on Holiday Food and Easy Entertaining. Find her recipes, book and videos here: https://clairetansey.com . Plus, we have Lian's Insider's Guide to the Rose Parade, Rose Bowl and Pasadena. Julie's got book recommendations for young readers. Her list: Lalani of the Distant Sea by Erin Entrada Kelly A Wolf Called Wander by Rosanne Parry The Vanderbeekers...

Duration:00:59:02

Farewell Madam Secretary, Urban Nana's Best Books for Kids, Lian's Upcoming Book Event for The Sweeney Sisters

12/10/2019
Lian's got news! The first event to promote her new novel The Sweeney Sisters is scheduled for Mission Viejo, CA on Feb. 16, 2020. Yes, the book will be in the swag bag! Order your tickets here. Meanwhile, thanks for preordering the book at your local Indie book stores. It means a lot. Lian will be on the faculty at the Erma Bombeck Writers Workshop in Dayton, OH from April 1 to April 4. Registration starts December 12 and sells out FAST! Go here:...

Duration:01:03:29

What a 34 Year-Old Glamour Magazine Can Teach Us, Beignets No Bourbon Tour of New Orleans with Kids, A New Holiday - Unsubscribe Saturday

12/3/2019
Shop Satellite Sisters merch here. Visit our Satellite Sisters website here. Lian has breaking news from a 34 year old edition of Glamour Magazine, Liz has a bone to pick with Jack Dorsey in the Bitter Business Bureau installment and launches a new holiday - Unsubscribe Saturday to follow Black Friday. Julie promotes her personal Beignets No Bourbon tour of New Orleans with her grandchildren. Visit these spots: Audubon Nature Institute Zoo and Aquarium New Orleans City Park National...

Duration:01:05:35

Favorite Holiday Destinations, Flying with Food, Lian's Sous-Chef, Liz's Shrimpsgiving, New Music from Martin Davich

11/26/2019
Our Thanksgiving Special! From Liz's Shrimpsgiving and Lian's sous-chef son Colin to favorite holiday destinations and new music from Martin Davich, we've got you covered. The Edna Dolan Memorial "Flying With Food Report": Thanks to the L A Times for this report on how to get your Thanksgiving Dinner through TSA. Listener List of Favorite Holiday Travel Destinations from our Facebook Group plus Top 10 List of Popular Places to spend the holidays from Vacasa Rentals Martin Davich's new...

Duration:01:01:44

Birthday Surprise for Monica, Hibernation for Humans, Health, Mary Steenburgen, The Crown, Disney on Ice

11/19/2019
Happy Birthday, Monica! We tell the tale of our very special gift. - a Raleigh electric bike called The Retroglide! It was a huge hit!!! Thanks from Lian to all the listeners who responded to last week's episode about her colonoscopy and colon cancer. Plus, news, talk and laughs on: Hibernation-- Bears do it. Should people? Food marketing tricks: Don't fall for these! Dementia. Six major things you can do to prevent dementia. Mermaiding??? The newest fitness trend? Really? Healthy...

Duration:01:07:19

Lian's Unexpected Colon Cancer Diagnosis: Bad News, Good News, Important News.

11/12/2019
Today's episode is Lian's story of being diagnosed with colon cancer after a routine colonoscopy and how that early screening may have prevented a much more serious outcome. It's also the story of how being pestered by her friend Karah to get that screening may have saved her life. Satellite Sisters and Misters, this is what we do for each other. You have our permission to pester! Please share this show with your own Satellite Sisters and Misters. To read Lian's complete blog post on her...

Duration:01:10:00

Brain Science, Sports Refs, Baking, Old Space Shuttles, New Prince Book

11/5/2019
Julies bakes The Barefoot Contessa apple tart and Liz attends a college football game. What is this world coming to?? Plus Liz recommends visiting a retired Space Shuttle. Endeavor is at the California Science Center. There's a reffing shortage for youth sports and Lian is sad about it. Plus, when's the best time to buy plane tickets for your college student to come home for the holidays? Wait, what? We are using our brains TOO much? This new study says so. Excessive Brain Activity Linked...

Duration:01:03:44

Creative Sparks Fly! Plus Halloween Costume Dilemma and Dog Camp Graduation

10/29/2019
Want to get back in touch with your creative spirit? We welcome Laura Holson, New York Times journalist and creator of The Box Sessions, a star-studded creativity gathering at 1440 Multiversity that Liz will be attending in February 2020. Hear about how she got back in touch with her creative spirit. Click on the link to read more and register for The Box Sessions. Other pieces about creativity from Laura Holson include this and this. Julie recounts how close the tornadoes in Dallas came to...

Duration:01:09:07

Sheila's got snacks and a first date report, Julie's in our Wondery Studio with us and Liz is home from DC visit

10/22/2019
Sheila's got snacks! We run the gamut this week from new research on women in the workplace to some hot TV shows. First our Satellite Sisters Of The Week: Congrats to the astronauts who executed the first ever all-female space walk and to Ann McClain, the woman left behind who cheered them on. Personally, we would have behaved more like Aidy Bryant on the SNL skit. According to McKInsey and Fortune Magazine, what's between you and that last big promotion? It's not getting that first big...

Duration:01:05:22

Sheila's Here! Complete Wedding Report, New Hot Travel Destinations, UPS Guy Saves The Day, TV + Film Tips

10/15/2019
Mother-of-the-bride Sheila Dolan is here with her complete wrap-up from daughter Ruthie's wedding and some insights into Victoria Beckham's beauty regimen. Plus travel trends from Lauren Bates from Wild Terrains , a boutique women-only group travel company and our TV and film tips for the week. Thank you to our sponsors. Please use these special urls and links: Joybird: www.joybird.com/SISTERS25 Harry's: www.HARRYS.COM/SISTERS FabFitFun: www.fabfitfun.com Use coupon code...

Duration:01:06:23

Doha Diaries with 2022 World Cup Tips! Track and Field, Spacewalks, Chip + Joanna News, Ann Patchett

10/8/2019
We bring home the gold from the World Track + Field Championships in Doha, Qatar! Liz was behind-the-scenes and has sports news, art news and some travel hacks to share. Entertaining Sisters: Ann Patchett: Julie says "run don’t walk" to go see her on her 31 city book tour. Go to www.annpatchett.com Check out the movie: The Operative Many thanks to the sponsors of today's podcast. Please use these special urls and promo codes to support Satellite Sisters: Ritual:...

Duration:01:01:04

Using Improv to Spark Creativity and Fall Book Recommendations

10/1/2019
Today on the podcast, we follow-up on Liz Dolan's whereabouts (The World Track & Field Championships in Doha), the new law in California for college athletes, some Fall Organizing tips that we don't want to follow, our Fall Book Recommendations and interview Jorjeana Marie about using improv to spark creativity. Thanks to Jorjeana Marie for coming into the studio. Find out more about her and her book Improv for Writers here. Fall Books We Love: From Lian: The Dutch House-- Ann...

Duration:01:08:58