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Five real-life sisters have the same parents but very different lives. The Dolans created the show in 1996 as a means of using radio, books and the web to explore the range of topics friends seek each other's opinions on: health, happiness and how to fix a bad dye job. They've earned the loyalty of listeners and readers by treating all their topics and guests with a mix of respect and humor.

Five real-life sisters have the same parents but very different lives. The Dolans created the show in 1996 as a means of using radio, books and the web to explore the range of topics friends seek each other's opinions on: health, happiness and how to fix a bad dye job. They've earned the loyalty of listeners and readers by treating all their topics and guests with a mix of respect and humor.
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Five real-life sisters have the same parents but very different lives. The Dolans created the show in 1996 as a means of using radio, books and the web to explore the range of topics friends seek each other's opinions on: health, happiness and how to fix a bad dye job. They've earned the loyalty of listeners and readers by treating all their topics and guests with a mix of respect and humor.




Partying with Oprah, Hamilton, #metoo, International News, Martha Stewart

Liz parties with Oprah (#wisdomofsundays) and plots secession from her HOA. Lian sees Hamilton and wants to work in a treehouse. Julie says world is going to hell in a handbasket but she's found some safe places on the internet. Plus we all comment on #metoo. Holiday Sale: Our book "You're The Best: A Celebration of Friendship" is currently 33% off at amazon so stock up for all of your own Satellite Sisters. Thanks to Away, the sponsor of today's episode. For $20 off a suitcase, visit...

Duration: 01:09:06

Jane Goodall, Harvey Weinstein, Travel Tips, Salad Robot

On today's podcast, Lian, Julie and Liz tackle why you should go see JANE, a new movie about Jane Goodall, why we will never speak of Harvey Weinstein again, why you need to book your holiday plane travel right now and why robots might be better at making salad than the people crowded around a salad bar. Plus, Julie tells all about Putin's plastic surgery. Today's episode is brought to you by BarkBox and Thanks for subscribing to Satellite Sisters at Apple Podcasts or Stitcher. In...

Duration: 01:03:36

Nobel Prize Announcements, Remembering Tom Petty, NYC Business Idea, Pumkin Spice Latte Products

Lian Dolan, Julie Dolan and Liz Dolan offer their thoughts on the Las Vegas Mass shooting and what can be done now to change the gun culture in America. Plus: Goodbye, Tom Petty. You were part of the soundtrack of our lives. And we'll always remember your Alice in Wonderland hat on MTV Nobel Prizes in Medicine and Physics have been awarded. Always inspirational to hear the science behind the prizes. Read about the work of the Medicine winners here and work of the Physics winners...

Duration: 01:08:54

NFL, Billie Jean King, International News, Raccoons in Canoes

On today's show, Lian, Julie and Liz tackle the NFL debate, how Billie Jean King made herself heard, Julie's International News Round-Up, why Lian will always love retail and Liz's Bitter Business Bureau. Plus, what are the attributes of the perfect Buffer Guest? Details on Marriage Hacks:… Plus we explain all the ways you can be in touch with online: our website, our Facebook Page,...

Duration: 01:01:52

Inside Shondaland, Emmys, Beauty Trends and how Starbucks is ruining Starbucks

Thanks to the sponsors of today's episode: BarkBox and Away. We love you guys! Liz Dolan gets a backstage tour of Shondaland and visits the sets of Scandal, Grey's Anatomy and How to Get Away With Murder. Liz talks Women and Work with Kerry Washington and other insights from the world of Shonda Rhimes. Plus: Julie has a special Satellite Sisters Shout-Out to the four young women from Boston College who were victims of an acid attack in Marseille. Liz goes to the Emmys with beachy waves....

Duration: 01:02:45

9/11 Remembrance, US Open, Emmys Update, The New Hygge is Lagom

Liz Dolan, Julie Dolan and Lian Dolan on the Satellite Sisters podcast on September 11, 2017. Today on the show, we celebrate Liz's Big Birthday with lobster, Springsteen on Broadway and a Grand Slam Star Sighting on the beach. We also talk tennis, with a big Satellite Sisters shout out to the US Women at the US Open ( and that moment at the net between Sloane Stephens and Madison keys) and we cheer for cheering. Plus: Urbana Nana has a new Role Model: Julie Andrews. here how's she...

Duration: 00:59:41

Season 18 Premiere! Houston, North Korea and Family Reunion Talent Show

Welcome to Satellite Sisters Season 18! Lian Dolan, Liz Dolan and Julie Dolan on the podcast today as we welcome new listeners to our new season of Satellite Sisters. Plus, Betsy from Houston gives us her first hand account of Hurricane Harvey. Betsy is a an active member of the Satellite Sisters Facebook Community and organized our Austin Meet-up a few years ago. She'll bring her story to Satellite Sisters of making it through the flood with her family, her son Henry who has a complex...

Duration: 01:12:47

College Drop-Offs: Hilarity Ensues

BONUS EPISODE: Liz and Lian discuss some crazy college drop-offs in our family's past. Hilarity ensues. No helicopter parents for us. Hear the details of Lian's drop-off at Pomona, Liz's at Brown, Monica's at Georgetown and Sheila's at a Howard Johnson Motor Lodge. Plus strategies for not eating that half a blueberry pie and a news round-up including the Chilean miners and Larry King. Lian and Liz both have suggestions for who should get Larry King's timeslot including Katie Couric, Bob...

Duration: 00:38:34

Eclipse 2017 Round-Up: Liz, Lian, Julie and Special Correspondent Jill Barancik

It's the day after Eclipse 2017 and we have a complete report from the totality + the partiality, the mountains and the plains, two wineries in Oregon, one stadium in Carbondale, IL, a parking lot in Dallas TX and a park bench in Pasadena, CA. Thanks to Away Luggage for sponsoring today's Satellite Sisters podcast. Was the totality as mind-blowing as you wanted? Liz, Monica and special Satellite Sister on the Spot Jill Barancik all say yes. Liz was camping at Faith, Hope and Charity...

Duration: 01:03:42

Eclipse 2017 Spectacular: Astronomer Robert Kirshner PhD Explains All To The Satellite Sisters

Eclipse 2017 Spectacular: Astronomer Robert Kirshner Explains All To The Satellite Sisters. Satellite Sisters Liz Dolan, Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan are joined by noted astronomer Dr. Robert Kirshner in a special podcast episode devoted entirely to #Eclipse2017 which will sweep across the United States on August 21. The Satellite Sisters know Kirshner as Cousin Bob, the family astronomer. He is also the Clowes Professor of Science at Harvard University and the Chief Program Officer for...

Duration: 00:37:10

Lian Dolan hears cousin Robert Kirshner explain Dark Matter, Dark Energy

In anticipation of our August 1 Eclipse 2017 Spectacular with astronomer Robert Kirshner, we replay a 2015 podcast where Lian attends a speech at CalTech by Dr. Kirshner. The Accelerating Universe: Lian attends a talk by astrophysicist Dr. Robert Kirshner about The Accelerating Universe. Dr. Kirshner happens to be our cousin, but that doesn't mean we know what he's talking about. Lian tries to break down what's happening in the world of Dark Matter and Dark Energy. Interested? Read more...

Duration: 01:01:35

Princess Diana, Martha Stewart, Summer Salads, Nana Camp, Phelps vs. Bogus Shark

Satellite Sisters podcast is brought to you by and Liz Dolan, Julie Dolan and Lian Dolan on the show this week bringing all the swimming news you can use: Bogus Sharks, Outrage in the Synchronized Swimming Community and Operation Sea Turtle hits the wall. Plus, an citing announcement about our Satellite Sisters podcast plans for Eclipse 2017. Plus: The Princess Diana Documentary on HBO Diana Our Mother. Get a glass of wine and a box of tissues to watch the moving...

Duration: 01:14:10

Sheila goes to Richard Simmons class, Lab Rats, Cozy Couch

It's the JV Satellite Sisters Lian Dolan, Monica Dolan and Sheila Dolan today. Sheila goes to the Richard Simmons Clubhouse to sweat to the oldies. Sheila's Summer of Love: She has an upcoming date. Lab Rats test Toothpaste. Listeners want new favors. Sheila's on the Cozy Couch with a Woman's World headline: Fat + Tired? Thanks to all of our Satellite Sisters sponsors including Harrys and HonestTea. For all of our sponsors and promo codes, go to our Satellite Sisters website...

Duration: 00:52:40

LPGA Dress Codes, USC Dean Scandal, Uber CEO Search & Royal Report

On today's podcast, Liz Dolan, Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan tackle the secret drug-fueled life of a USC med school dean, Julie's annual Nana Camp strategy, Lian's personal growth since college and Liz's suggestions for the new CEO of Uber. Plus Lian vs LPGA dress code, Michael Phelps vs Shark, Royal Report and Liz's new used car. Thanks to all of our sponsors including Honest Tea and Harry's. Go here for links to all of our sponsors. First up, how fast are you listening to us? Julie...

Duration: 01:07:50

Monica's Epic Cable Installation, Ice Cream Cake Contest Judging

Today's Satellite Sisters podcast features all five Dolan sisters: Liz Dolan, Lian Dolan, Monica Dolan, Julie Dolan and Sheila Dolan. Monica tells that classic tale of installing cable at the little vacation house in Bend in time to be ready for the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremonies. Things do not go well when Carl The Cable Guy refuses to go in the basement because of "active and aggressive spiders." Monica and our brother Dick team up to MacGyver it themselves. Success! Sheila...

Duration: 00:57:48

Eclipse 2017, Family Reunion Planning, Coffee Study, Olympics, Dogs

On the podcast today: We're staying away from any headlines that involve Russia, Emails or Rob Kardashian. Lian Dolan, Julie Dolan and Liz Dolan talk Eclipseolypse and why total solar eclipses trigger our lizard brains, Customer Service as rendered by LeBron and Honey (NG) versus Roman (VG), Lian’s new fashion motto, 3 great headlines from Julie, plus coffee, dogs and the big family reunion in Bend Oregon coming next month. The Talent Show portion of the BBQ is getting very...

Duration: 01:02:47

Best Beach Bag Books: Alison Larkin "The English-American"

Lian Dolan, Julie Dolan and Liz Dolan interview Alison Larkin, author of The English-American, part of the Satellite Sisters Best Beach Bag Books series. Sheila Dolan on the Cozy Couch. Repeat her mantra: Breathe, Reach and Snack. About The English-American: When Pippa Dunn,adopted as an infant and raised terribly British, discovers that her birth parents are from the American South, she finds that "culture clash" has layers of meaning she'd never imagined. Meet The English American, a...

Duration: 00:40:26

July 4th, Jancee Dunn, High School Reunions

On today's 4th of July show, Julie Dolan and Liz Dolan talk about the charm of 4th of July hometown parades, A Gentleman In Moscow and the new Satellite Sisters products you can find here at Cafe Press. Then we turn it over to Lian Dolan, Sheila Dolan and Monica Dolan who have a super fun interview with writer Jancee Dunn about her novel Don't You Forget About Me. Much hilarity ensues in this discussion of the 80's, life in high school and the pain of high school reunions. This was the...

Duration: 00:54:29

Girls Like Us: Carole King, Carly Simon, Joni Mitchell

Women we love, the songs they wrote and the men they slept with. On this episode of Satellite Sisters podcast from July 2, 2008, Liz, Sheila and Monica interview Sheila Weller about her New York Times Times Bestseller "Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon and the Journey of a Generation." On April 6, 1971, Carly Simon was about to take the stage at The Troubadour in Los Angeles. In the audience, James Taylor with his girlfriend Joni Mitchell. And back in NYC in the famed...

Duration: 00:57:18

Goop Wellness Summit, Royal Report, Socialite Seance, Eclipse Update, Tuesday Trends

We're all about totality on this week's Satellite Sisters. And Liz isn't sure she's totally sure about the level of legitimacy of Gwyneth's Goop Wellness Summit. We're all for Gut Health, but Liz has questions for Goop's wellness expert Nicole Richie and Goop Doctor. Really, Dr. Goop, do we have to give up tomatoes? Read the LA Times...

Duration: 01:06:59

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