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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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Episodes

Farewell to Dr PM Forni, Our Envoy of Civility Plus Uncomplicated, A New Cookbook from Claire Tansey

12/11/2018
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Our fond farewell to Dr. PM Forni, our longtime Satellite Sisters Envoy of Civility who passed away last week. We reminisce about the many thoughtful conversations we had with Dr Forni about why we should all be kinder, calmer and stronger. Here's his NYT obit. You will be inspired by his books Choosing Civility: 25 Rules Of Considerate Conduct and The Civility Solution: What To Do When People Are Rude. Plus we welcome Claire Tansey to talk about her new cookbook Uncomplicated. Lian tested...

Duration:01:10:09

Lian Wants To Be An Influencer, Dick Van Dyke at Mary Poppins Returns Premiere, Urban Nana in Brooklyn

12/4/2018
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Julie has thoughts on George H. W. Bush, an Urban Nana report from Brooklyn and a review of the Radio City Holiday Spectacular. Lian tests recipes from Claire Tansey's new cookbook Uncomplicated, has advice from Rancho La Puerta on how to have a zen holiday season and speculates about the job skills needed to be an "influencer" based on the Palessi/Payless switcheroo. Liz has thoughts about Neil DeGrasse Tyson and the future of #metoo. Plus, a super special behind-the-scenes report about...

Duration:01:02:08

Thanksgiving Wins, Puppy News, Holiday Health and Wellness Tips

11/27/2018
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Hear our Thanksgiving reports from family events in Bend, Oregon and Dallas, Texas. Plus SO much dog news, including Lian roadtripping with her German Shepherd Steffi, Julie welcoming black lab puppy Oliver into her life and recommendation of new book from Meghan Markle His Royal Dogness Guy The Beagle. In other news, we love details of Monday's Mars landing from the team at JPL, the whole idea of "fitness snacking" and new ideas about how to say NO over the holidays. Operation Sea Turtle:...

Duration:01:08:31

Holiday Food and Entertaining Special!

11/20/2018
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Food and Entertaining Special. Welcome to our Holiday Food & Entertaining Spectacular featuring our list of Must Haves for the Season. Liz, Lian and Julie share their favorite food memories and traditions and we hear from listeners about what foods and rituals mean the most to them. Urban Nana brings the advice about finding a spot for all generations in the kitchen. And Liz has a fun game you can play at the table: Name the Top 6 Reasons People go the ER on Thanksgiving. We’d like to thank...

Duration:00:56:19

Alan Alda Visits For The Holidays: How To Improve Family Communications

11/16/2018
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HOLIDAY BONUS: On this Satellite Sisters Family Dynamics Special, Alan Alda visits to talk about improving family communications. Listen more. Laugh more. He shares great communication tools with us here and on his own podcast Clear + Vivid. The Satellite Sisters always say "Not every conversation will change your life, but any conversation can." This conversation with a longtime favorite Satellite Mister proves how true that is. We are grateful to him for this great pep talk. Ho Ho Ho. Ha...

Duration:00:48:35

Chip & Joanna TV, Amazon HQ2, How To Peel An Egg, Travel Tips

11/13/2018
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High energy today! Advice for Chip & Joanna Gaines on their new Magnolia TV, our #staynoisy report on women in the midterm elections, opinions on the sham process by Amazon to pick their HQ2, thoughts on taking a golden gap year and instructions on how to peel a boiled egg. You heard us right. How to peel an egg. Thank you to our sponsors. Please use these urls to take advantage of their Satellite Sisters deals. FabFitFun Use the promo code sisters Salsa Basket Use the promo code...

Duration:01:08:01

Whitey Bulger, Legos, Pandas, Martha Stewart DIY, Happy Birthday Joni Mitchell

11/5/2018
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Today's topics include Liz on the murder of Whitey Bulger in prison, Julie's tale of the swallowed Lego while Urban Nana was on duty and some compelling panda facts Lian wants you to know. Julie is going to tell you how to get into Harvard. Plus we recommend the new Netflix series Bodyguard, are skeptical we can pull off Martha Stewart's Thanksgiving DIY Decorative Turkey and wish Joni Mitchell a happy 75th birthday. Joni, you're the best. We are also grateful to all the Satellite Sisters...

Duration:01:06:04

Kindness vs. Hate, Halloween, Book Club: If You Love Me by Maureen Cavanagh

10/30/2018
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So much sadness about the Pittsburgh Tree Of Life Synagogue killings. We look for ways to express kindness and find joy. Plus our monthly book club discussion: Maureen Cavanagh tells us about If You Love Me - A Mother's Journey Through Her Daughter's Opioid Addiction. Thank you, Maureen, for your advocacy and all you do for others at Magnolia New Beginnings. You can reach Magnolia's addiction support groups on Facebook here. We have cool new Satellite Sisters products in the Satellite...

Duration:01:06:24

Justice O'Connor, Satellite Sisters Merch, Travel Trends, Snack News

10/23/2018
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On today's podcast, we remember the day we with spent with Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the California Women's Conference hosted by Maria Shriver in 2010. Read Lian's original blog post from that day here. We are saddened to hear of Justice O'Connors Alzheimers' diagnosis. What a heartbreak. Also today, travel trends from West Texas - Julie recommends Marfa, the McDonald Observatory and Big Bend National Park. Lian wants to know what's happening in the milk aisle at...

Duration:01:05:11

Thank you Meghan and Harry! Plus Rent The Runway, College Admissions and Weak Butt Cheeks

10/16/2018
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On today's podcast, Meghan and Harry's happy baby news could not make us happier. Well done, Sussexes! Special Satellite Sisters Shout-Out to this meteorologist who wore a special accessory on her weather cast. Her baby! And if that's not your choice, try Rent The Runway. New details on your work wardrobe solutions. And one last clothing note, we hear from the New York Times that dirndls are coming back. But longtime listeners will know that Liz brought them back on this podcast episode...

Duration:01:05:22

Personality Quiz, A Star Is Born, Dogs, Share The Sisters' New Trailer

10/8/2018
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On today's podcast: Lian tries a personality quiz. And wins! Liz reviews A Star Is Born including the scoop on Charlie. That's Bradley Cooper's real dog! And some health and fitness talk, from strength training to CBD. Good luck to everyone on Operation Sea Turtle, our wellness discussion on the Satellite Sisters Facebook Group. Great pep talk and support! We dispute the New York Times claim that dogs are NOT exceptional. Clearly, Laura Holson did not interview Hooper OR Steffi! Plus, Lian...

Duration:01:08:07

Share The Satellite Sisters Trailer!

10/5/2018
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Women's humor, health and happiness. Satellite Sisters is a weekly pep talk , a respite from the cray-cray. Hosted by Lian Dolan, Liz Dolan and Julie Dolan, real sisters with very different lives, this award-winning podcast entertains listeners with lively, fun conversation, smart advice and positive support - like catching up with your own friends over coffee. What do the Satellite Sisters talk about? Current events, family/friends + pets, health + wellness, culture + entertainment, TV and...

Duration:00:02:50

Madonna Birthday Party, Emotional Self Care, Poldark Recap, Run Like A Girl

10/2/2018
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On today's show, we provide a complete recap of Sheila's epic birthday party including the perfect Madonna theme for our material girl, provide advice to parents about preventing credit theft of your kids' identities and suggest listening to Run Like A Girl podcast to get info on Nag The Vote. We also thank listener Susan who is a psychotherapist and posted advice for in our Facebook Group for listeners who may have been triggered by the Senate hearings last weeks about sexual assault....

Duration:01:07:14

Sheila Party Prep, Beyonce + Bitter Business Bureau, Saving Mayo

9/24/2018
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On today's podcast, we fill you in on the party prep for Sheila's birthday, Lian has Beyonce in the house and has a bone to pick with Ticketmaster’s secret platform for scalpers, we debate the Weight Watchers new name and strategy and present a call to save mayonnaise for millennials starring a recipe from Meghan Markle's cookbook. We are also excited about Michelle Obama's Book Tour. And have a Vermont Country Store Shocker!!! On Entertaining Sisters: We recommend a new podcast called...

Duration:01:05:09

Driving Through Fire, Mark Wahlberg, Emmys, Science Fair Film

9/17/2018
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Julie has a hairy drive through a forest fire in a rental car. Liz has one on Lyft. Lian is thinking that maybe retiring at half-time is a fine way to go. Good work Vontae Davis of the Buffalo Bills. When you know, you know. Julie has concerns on Mark Wahlberg's daily schedule. Liz has data emotional support animals on airplanes. Flight attendants think they are out of control. Do you? Entertaining Sisters: We highly recommend the new documentary Science Fair from National Geographic....

Duration:01:06:01

Tracking Your Teens, Retiring at 35, Serena's Open & 9/11 Remembrance

9/11/2018
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On today’s podcast, Julie breaks down the US Open Women’s Final like a tennis fan and a Serena fan. Plus, we discuss the pros and cons of tracking teens, whether we could ever retire on FIRE and a remembrance for September 11th. Framebridge Use promo code SISTERS at checkout Beach Body on Demand Text SISTERS to 303030 Care.com Harry's Use our code sisters at checkout. For more on our entertainment recommendations: check out these links: TV: Yellowstone Atypical Books: New Satellite...

Duration:01:05:49

Season Premiere! Tutus! Spies! Trumpets!

9/3/2018
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Our season premiere has it all: Serena Williams' tutu on Center Court at the US Open, spies using microwaves to cook our brains and a design trend in supermarkets that we against. Plus Lian takes in a night at the Hollywood Bowl with John Williams and Steven Spielberg and today's Washington Post has a story about Nike's Just Do It campaign that includes Liz and some of her perspective on why the campaign has been so notable for 30 years. The news story was prompted by Nike's latest Colin...

Duration:01:08:18

BONUS: Ask Us Anything LIVE in Santa Monica 2017

8/20/2018
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This podcast is the live audio from the Satellite Sisters appearance at the Santa Monica Public Library on April 22, 2017. Liz Dolan, Lian Dolan, Sheila Dolan, Monica Dolan and Julie Dolan are all on stage for an Ask Us Anything session. The Satellite Sisters take questions from the live audience, reminisce about their favorite Satellite Sisters memories and share behind-the-scenes stories. Thanks to the Santa Monica Public Library for the great venue and to the Satellite Sisters listeners...

Duration:01:02:53

Ask Us Anything August 2018: Satellite Sisters Julie Dolan, Liz Dolan, Lian Dolan

8/14/2018
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We asked you to Ask Us Anything and you did. In this special BONUS podcast episode, you get a fresh installment of answers from Lian Dolan, Liz Dolan and Julie Dolan. We got to as many of your questions as we could, including a lightning round for each sister individually. What keeps us sane now? What's one thing we would do over? How do we produce Satellite Sisters? Were there times when we considered quitting? Do we ever fight? What are our hidden talents? Why did Liz step in and out of...

Duration:01:03:49

BONUS: Satellite Sisters "You're The Best" LIVE in Brooklyn NY

8/7/2018
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On this bonus LIVE show, we introduce you to the Satellite Sisters Next Generation, read from our book "You're The Best: A Celebration of Friendship" and give you our philosophy of friendship and Satellite Sisterhood. Plus, we answer your questions and introduce you to our brothers and cousins. This all took place at Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn NY in October 2015. This very special show includes Lian Dolan, Liz Dolan, Sheila Dolan and Julie Dolan plus the Next Gen contributors to our book:...

Duration:00:50:14