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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.




Bitcoin Boom, College Graduation, Uncovering Sexual Harassment, Gifts

Are we betting on Bitcoin? Or Legos? Plus, the latest investments by Gates Foundation in Alzheimers Research, how NYT journalists cracked open the sexual harassment cases of Bill O'Reilly and Harvey Weinstein, Olympians testing whether the color of their uniforms makes a difference and Lian's reflections on her son's college graduation later this week. Queso or no queso? This week's sponsors are Away (promo code sisters20), RXBars (promo code sisters) (promo code sisters) and...

Duration: 01:13:27

Matt Lauer Sex Toys, Uterus Transplant, Movie and TV Picks, Book Club News

Fires in Southern California, Matt Lauer's sex toys, first ever uterus transplant and Julie's international news from Russia, Korea. Julie also begins new Meghan Markle segment: Royal Report - An American in the House Of Windsor. Plus movies we recommend including The Post about Katherine Graham starring Meryl Street, The Greatest Showman about P T Barnum starring Hugh Jackman and Zac Effron and Ladybird, written and directed by Greta Gerwig. Thanks to today's sponsors Away, Harry's,...

Duration: 01:06:41

Royal Engagement, Grammy Noms, Skate America, Unsolved Mystery

Congratulations to Prince Harry + Meghan Markle on their wedding now planned for May 2018. Julie has all the royal engagement details, Lian is happy that they've saved 2018 for us news-wise and Liz thinks Meghan's TV biz training is going to serve her well. Long may Princess Meghan reign. Plus we announce the big winner of our special Skullduggery Toys contest. Continue to use our promo code sisters for a 10% discount. Today's Satellite Sisters sponsors are: Away Luggage: Use our promo...

Duration: 00:59:17

Gretchen Rubin on The Four Tendencies, Friendsgiving

Lian, Liz and Julie interview author Gretchen Rubin about her new bestseller The Four Tendencies. Fascinating personality profiles. Which sister is which? To take the quiz yourself, go here. Plus, Lian has a question about appropriate scheduling and foods for Friendsgiving, Liz announces the Satellite Sisters Movie Screening of Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr story on Dec. 10 in LA, and Julie says kids may need to fight more to become more creative. So says expert Adam Bryant. Today's podcast...

Duration: 00:59:59

Thanksgiving Guesting, Cheerios, Pirates, Bitter Business Bureau

On today's podcast episode, Julie, Liz and Lian discuss how to be a great Thanksgiving guest, a family's amazing escape from pirates in the Amazon, Lian's dream bathroom app comes true and how to appear smarter than you are. Plus Bitter Business Bureau (we are talking about you, Roger Goodell), Celebrity Homeowner Disputes (including Martha Stewart, of course) and Lian's heart is broken by Honey Nut Cheerios. Today's episode of Satellite Sisters is brought to you by: Skullduggery Toys...

Duration: 00:56:16

Winter Olympians, Weinstein's Spies, Lian's Thriller Performance

On today's Satellite Sisters podcast, Lian, Julie and Liz meet with Olympic skaters, discuss the spies Harvey Weinstein hired to intimidate women, hear about Lian's Halloween night performances of Thriller and get Julie's latest International News Round-Up. Plus, Lian reflects on what her refrigerator says about her, Liz has an Operation Sea Turtle announcement and we share some of your posts from the Satellite Sisters Facebook Group. Today's show is brought to you by Skullduggery, great...

Duration: 00:54:04

Manafort Advice, Urban Nana Pep Talk, Rich Dead Celebs, Kitchen Makeover

On today's podcast, Liz Dolan provides career advice to Paul Manafort, Julie Dolan gives young urban moms a pep talk and Lian Dolan shares spooky news about rich dead celebrities and whether black licorice can kill. This episode is sponsored by Skullduggery, kid-tested, Urban Nana approved toys. Get 10% off using our promo code sisters and enter the drawing to win Tracer Racers! To subscribe to Satellite Sisters on Apple Podcasts, click here. To subscribe to Satellite Sisters on...

Duration: 01:08:06

VP Joe Biden Interview, Urban Nana Report, More Sexual Harassment News, Pep Talk for Kaitlyn

On today's Satellite Sisters podcast, Liz Dolan tells us all about her interview with Vice President Joe Biden at the Distinguished Speaker Series, Julie has an Urban Nana report from Brooklyn, Lian brings positive news from Dallas and Denmark. Plus, a special pep talk for Kaitlyn, a Satellite Sister who reached out to us in the Facebook Group. Today's episode is sponsored by MeUndies and by You're The Best: A Celebration of Friendship. To subscribe to Satellite Sisters on Apple Podcasts,...

Duration: 01:15:47

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...

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

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