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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

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

11/19/2019
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

Downton Abbey Recap, #staynoisy Women, Investment Clubs for Women, Global Travel

9/24/2019
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Downton Gabby is back as Lian and Julie recap the Downton Abbey film. Disloyal tomfoolery, indeed! #StayNoisy shoutouts to Meghan Markle, Michelle Williams, Alex Borstein and Greta Thunberg. Well done, sisters. Julie's Tuesday trends: Mass Weddings Lavender Everything Where in the world is Liz Dolan? You can find out about her latest adventure by following @SatSisters on Instagram and #satsisterstravel. Liz has provided these clues: She'll be in a country she has never visited before,...

Duration:01:09:58

Anna Wintour's Management Course, DMV Alert, Pool Sharing App, Travel Trend, Satellite Sister Cokie Roberts

9/17/2019
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On today's show, Julie shares the wisdom of Anna Wintour's new management course, Lian gets on board the sharing economy with an app called Swimply and Liz becomes the Paul Revere of the new DMV License Renewal Process. Start now, people! First up, we remember the great Cokie Roberts. She was a guest on our show several times and always a favorite on the radio. The very definition of a Solid Gold Satellite Sister. Thanks to this week's sponsors. Please use these special urls and codes to...

Duration:01:07:11

SEASON PREMIERE! Plus Lian Dolan's got big news about her new novel The Sweeney Sisters.

9/10/2019
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It's the Satellite Sisters Season Premiere. We are thrilled to be back and share a BIG book announcement. It's all about Lian Dolan and her new book The Sweeney Sisters. Woo hoo! Julie's got the scoop on the college admissions scandal. Liz wants you to know the story of women being scammed on Facebook by fake soldiers. Even fake generals! She's also got the complete Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island report and behind-the-scenes at Sheila's daughter's wedding! Go Ruthie! Congrats...

Duration:01:07:25

Special Guest Rico Gagliano Gets Unsolicited Advice on Parenthood and Gives Solicited Advice on How Dinner Parties Can Save The World.

7/30/2019
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Rico Gagliano joins Liz, Lian and Julie to talk about his book Brunch Is Hell, summertime entertaining and his impending fatherhood. He'll become a first-time dad in September and Urban Nana has some totally unsolicited advice. Rico is Liz's co-host on her the podcast Safe For Work, a weekly workplace advice show. We also discuss guilty pleasures (Lian does not like the term), why we get sick on vacation (the let-down effect) and and a few of entertainment recommendations. Julie just saw...

Duration:00:58:58

Inner Fitness Life Coaching, Urban Nana, NASA's Artemis Program, Cheese-filled Wedding, Serena Williams and Steph Curry

7/23/2019
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Lian recounts the personal growth aspects of her visit to Rancho La Puerta with her husband and highly recommends the Inner Fitness Program from life coach Emily Boorstein. Emotional learning! Julie recaps Urban Nana's visit to Brooklyn during a heat wave. Liz is excited that NASA's new astronaut training program is named after the goddess of the moon Artemis (Apollo's twin sister). Nasa has promised to send a female astronaut to the moon on the next trip. Here's our favorite cheese-filled...

Duration:00:59:00

Travel Tips + Apps, DNA Testing, Girls' Weekend Report, Cow Cuddling

7/16/2019
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Big #satsisterstravel action today. Julie recommends Steamboat Springs, CO for a great girls' weekend. Lian's just back from wonderful Rancho La Puerta Wellness Resort and Spa in Tecate Mexico. Read more about on her visit at www.liandolan.com. Liz recommends great Apps to help you plan your next Girl's Weekend. Plus an update on what's happening in our Satellite Sisters Facebook Group in our Health and Wellness posts we call Operation Sea Turtle. Be sure to use our hashtag #satsisterstravel...

Duration:01:10:09

Earthquake! US Women's National Team Win + Coco Gauff, Geopolitical Flashpoints + Presidential Sippy Cups, Travel Reports

7/9/2019
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So many Satellite Sisters of the Week this week: We cheer the U.S. Women's National Team for their great Women's World Cup win, Coco Gauff for her Wimbledon successes and Dr. Lucy Jones, for guiding us through all of our Southern California earthquakes! Julie has the inside scoop on Geopolitical Flashpoints which she took in from a throne drinking white wine from a Presidential sippy cup. Plus she has 10 reasons you must see the movie Yesterday. Liz has a beef with a new law banning the use...

Duration:01:08:33

Big Cheesey Contest Winners Announcement, 4th of July Food, Fashion Trends

7/2/2019
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Today's the big cheesy day! We announce the winners of our 'I'd Rather Be Cheeseboarding" Photo Contest. Two lucky winners were drawn at random, one from Instagram entries and one from Facebook entries. They'll win a year's worth of delicious Cabot Cheese. What does a year supply of cheese look like? It is quarterly shipments of 25 pounds each (valued at $550) of the World’s Best Cheddar! All Cabot Cheddars are 100% Naturally Lactose-Free, Naturally Aged and Naturally Gluten-Free. You are...

Duration:00:58:33

Air Canada snafu, Dogs at amazon, Facebook cryptocurrency, Bigfoot FBI report, More Beach Bag Books

6/25/2019
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Waking up on a cold dark Air Canada plane? Facebook cryptocurrency? Dogs at amazon? Bigfoot breaking news from the FBI? And more on our Best Beach Bag Books list. WORST NIGHTMARE: Waking up on cold dark Air Canada plane. How did this happen? We must discuss. CREATURE REPORT:Dogs at Amazon. It's crazy. Bigfoot File from the FBI just released Facebook Cryptocurrency. Whose bright idea was THIS? NETWORKING POWER: Liz's report from her WISE event. Lian on her Pasadena Magazine Women in...

Duration:01:00:59

Parenting Patience, Paul McCartney, Gloria Vanderbilt, Witches

6/18/2019
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Julie hits the Paul McCartney Tour with her husband in Dallas. HER Beatle! Lian drives home from college with her son. Patience challenged! And we bid farewell to Gloria Vanderbilt. Such touching stories from her son Anderson Cooper. Plus International News Round-Up: Big things happening in Hong Kong and Argentina. Best and worst airports in the world? We debate the list. Witches. The next big thing? Lian thinks so. Go see Mindy Kaling's movie Late Night. We celebrate The Summer of Emma...

Duration:01:03:04

Best Beach Bag Books 2019 plus an interview with author Jennifer Weiner

6/11/2019
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It's our Summer Reading Special. We announce the titles on our Best Beach Bag Books list and we interview New York Times Bestselling author Jennifer Weiner about her new book, Mrs. Everything. Mrs. Everything is our Satellite Sisters Summer Reading Pick and an epic tale of two sisters over the course of 70 years. We talk to Jennifer about why her stories resonate with women and why it's more important now that ever to tell our stories. For more information about Jennifer Weiner, Mrs....

Duration:01:03:26

Star Wars Opening, Fosse/Verdon Screening, Lost Hiker, Cool Golfer and BIG Cheesy Contest Announcement

6/4/2019
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The ONLY news in LA media this weekend was the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Land at Disneyland. But we've got more: Liz and Liz hobnob with Michelle Williams and Sam Rockwell at the Fosse/Verdon screening, updates on the U. S. Women's Open golf winner with great name, problematic medical research for women, the apology from the hiker who was lost in a Hawaiian forest for 17 days and Julie's Tuesday Trend: Cash apps like Venmo and Zelle. Do you use them?? Like them?? Julie is not so...

Duration:01:10:49