Satellite Sisters

Women's Humor, Health and Happiness. Award-winning pep talk for modern women. Hosted by Lian Dolan, Liz Dolan and Julie Dolan, real sisters with very different lives, Satellite Sisters informs listeners daily lives with entertaining conversation, smart advice and positive support. With laughter and friendship, Satellite Sisters tackles life transitions and decisions, current events + trends, family/friends + pets, health + wellness, culture + entertainment, TV and film, work + careers.

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Satellite Sisters 09302013: Top Ten Brands; Mar...
Julie and Lian together in Dallas. One the show thsi week: Party for Elizabeth the First Wife Julie's High School Reunion Top Ten Brands around the worls plus some surprises Martha Stewart in TwitterWar with Apple Fashion trends Workplace Wellness Kale See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Satellite Sisters 09282013: Advice on Dating a ...
Liz, Sheila and Lian connect on thsi week's call: Sheila has Advice for Dating Younger Men Liz reveals her instructions for the worst meeting idea ever Lian gets emails from a Literary Dental Hygeniest and the Ocean Spray Cranberry Club Plus, Details on the Satellite Sisters Dalllas Meet-up See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Satellite Sisters 092413: Ladies Night Out Madn...
Julie and Lian Take on the Tuesday show: Lian's stint as celebrity auctioneer turns racy Julie's Picks and Pans.  Don't go see Prisoners but do read The Spy Who Loved by Claire Mulley Lian has advice for Katie Couric and The Barkiest Dogs Plus, we announce a Dallas Meet-up for September 30 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Satellite Sisters 09/22/13: Sheila, Monica, Ju...
Thanks to all the Satellite Sisters who gave us the Thumbs Up on Stitcher.  Keep it up!  It landed us on the list of What's Hot At Stitcher this week.  Woo hoo! Monica finally got around to getting her colonoscopy.  She's wants to share some actual Tips + Tricks. She had put it off for two reasons:  Fear + Laziness.  (We've all been there, right?) Sheila shares her three-pronged plan for her upcoming birthday. Spa services are definitely involved. Julie has made the shocking decision to attend a high school reunion this week.  It's her first after many decades.  Liz has a full report on her visit to Google Zeitgeist, complete with her test drive of the Google Driverless Car and a demo Google Glass.  See Satellite Sisters Facebook Group for photos! Plus, what's up with kale everywhere?  And why would someone decide to be "the Joan of Arc of Kale"?  Really?  Don't forget:  Lian and Julie are now doing a second Satellite Sisters show each Tuesday.  Subscribe.  Share with your sisters! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Satellite Sisters 091413: Sleepy Hollow; Worst ...
Julie and Lian take on mid-week with a new podcast: The New TV Season is On! Sleepy Hollow? Yes. Junior Master Chef? Not so much Our tribute to Millennials: what you need to know about this generation and what they will be growing in their garden The Worst Passwords of 2013 Crimes Against Real Estate Would you fly Hello, Kitty Air?  Old Dog/New Tricks: Lian learns to do a webinar and be a celebrity auctioneer See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Satellite Sisters 091142013: Putin the Peacemak...
Julie, Liz and Lian Cover: Putin the Peacemaker and Julie's classic Russion analogy Liz is off to the Google Zeitgeist Summit. Hear about her fellow Googlers Lian reports on breaking grocery store news Plus, Chico's Update, Mother/Son Communicationa nd our new fall schedule See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Satellite Sisters September 8, 2013: Lian, Jul...
On today's Satellite Sisters, written reports come in from Sheila and Monica. Sheila's already been back in the pool with Diana Nyad.  Yes! Again with Diana so Sheila could extend personal congrats from the whole Satellite Sisterhood. Monica's report had good news (walking with a group at her gym) and bad news (colonoscopy tomorrow. Ugh.) Julie is almost overcome with lavender sachets as she reports on her college roommate's daughter's wedding. Great party with real Roman ruins.  Nice touch. Liz was working all week in Madrid, a city she loves.  Now she feels even worse that Madrid did not win the 2020 Olympics yesterday. Lian's been home in the sweltering SoCal heat but staying inside gave her time to whip up a great Chico's and HGTV report! Plus some awesome letters from you, our true Satellite Sisters.  Thank you. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Satellite Sisters Sept 1: Introducing SS Next Gen!
Satellite Sisters Holiday Special! Liz and Sheila connect for the Labor Day holiday and introduce the newest Satellite Sister. Our niece Katherine Dolan is visiting from New York City with her fiance Alex.  We lured her into appearing as a special guest but during the course of the show, we managed to lock her into becoming a regular contributor for the coming year.  Woo hoo. Your Satellite Sisters are feeling like we want the voices of the Next Gen. Luckily we have our own supply of twenty-something Satellite Sisters.  Welcome to the show, young'uns'. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Satellite Sisters August 25, 2013: Julie inven...
On today's Satellite Sisters, Liz and Julie get news on what Lian, Sheila and Monica are up to on this August Sunday afternoon.  Yes, people.  Bamboo Dreams live. Todays headlines include: Julie invents a new language you are going to want to hear about.  Easy to learn and very effective. She'll be using it on a big adventure next week that's been decades in the planning. Liz examines a dog care trend.  When exactly did the Pet Boarding industry rename their facilities Pet Hotels?  And who thinks up all the adorable names?  Yes, there is such a place in Hollywood at Chateau Marmutt. Plus, Julie's reviving a Satellite Sisters tradition. Civility. She's already on Rule 2. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Satellite Sisters August 18: Special Summer Sur...
This week's show is a little longer than usual due to some surprise ringing-in at the very end.  Bedeviled as we were by some connectivity issues at the start, it all turned out quite okay.  You are going to want to hang in for the full show to get the advance word on "Bamboo Dreams".  And no, we are not going to provide any hints about what that could possibily be, except this one:  Felt is involved.  Enough said. Other topics tackled before we get the the Bamboo Dreams finale? Some theories on mean shopgirls around the world.  Oprah, you are not alone. Book recommendations: one to read and one we are staying entirely away from for reasons that will be obvious in the discussion. Movie Talk:  The Way Way Back And some mailbag notes from you and to you, including a special shoutout to THE MAN IN THE SEERSUCKER SUIT. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Bonus Chaos Chronicles Podcast: The Happiness E...
A bonus podcast this week from Lian Dolan and The Chaos Chronicles. It's (almost) all about the Happy:  A Hot Chocolate Study that made me happy ( for a short time) 9 Ways to take a Bliss Trip, thanks to Health Magazine. The article by Kate Lowenstein is not online but you can find lots of other articles on Healthy & Happy here at health.com.  To access and identify your Signature Strengths,  the free Values in Action Inventory of Strengths Survey, click here.  Click here to get Happier   Can a website really make you happier? Well, I've ceratingly enjoyed it for the first day of 'sharing happy' with total strangers. Want to join the Happier Community? Click here.  To read more about Happier founder Nataly Kogan, here is an article by here at The Huffington Post.  Here's Nataly Kogan's TedX talk and bio.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Satellite Sisters Aug 11: Wedding News, New Co...
On today's Satellite Sisters, Julie, Lian and Liz cover: Family Wedding Report:  Yes, we are all back from the big bash in Connecticut.  We've got a complete report and Julie's even got some awards to hand out. New Cold War:  Lian believes this bodes well for all things Bourne while Julie's got her own non-fiction perspective. Trend Report:  Would you eat this?  And what's with all the flags? Satellite Sisters of the Week:  Liz has shout-outs to Daniele Steel and Lake Bell.  Listen to find out why. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Satellite Sisters 07-21-13: Comic-Con update: t...
Liz Dolan and Lian Dolan connectfor today's topics; Liz updates all on her Comic-Con Trip, including The Walking Dead and Cosmos, the new Neil deGrasse Tyson and gives otu awards fro Best Comic-Con Costumes Lian has a Pea Soup Incident Lian and Liz discuss the Whitey Bulger Trial New creative directions for satellite Sisters; BlogTalkRadio and BlogHer.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Satellite Sisters July 14, 2013: Sheila establi...
On today's new Satellite Sisters, Sheila establishes connectivity with Julie, Liz and Monica from her new mobile unit parked in front her new base of operations.  Wifi, Skype, air conditioning, coffee and frozen yoghurt are all involved. A social media round-up from our email, blog and Facebook group include a great brithday email from Jill to Julie (see photo left!), birthday Facebook photo from Lu Ann (check the SS Open Group) and a trip in the wayback machine with Kathy Douglass about a show we recorded in November 2005. In the news: Julie has her own emissaries in the Moscow airport transit lounge checking on Edward Snowden.  (Wait until you here who they are!) She also has some thoughts for Kate Middleton, who must really need a Satellite Sister about now. Sheila has the complete update on wardrobe planning for the big family wedding in August.  You thought all the sisters had sworn off the high/lo look?  Not so fast! Monica learns a new bra-ism that might change her life. And Liz files her anticipated Thundershirt Report. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Satellite Sisters 070213: Edward Snowden; Beaut...
Julie, Liz and Lian on the show today from Bend, Oregon, Steamboat Springs, Colorado and Pasadena, California: Tour de Oregon update from Lian Julie knows where Edward Snowden is Major Celeb sighting Adive from the Sisters on health, beauty and a few words for Jennifer Lopez See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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New Satellite Sisters June 23: Julie, Sheila an...
On today's show,  we have a report from the Oregon leg of Lian's ELIZABETH THE FIRST WIFE book tour.  She wants to thank all the Satellite Sisters who have attended along the way.  She'll be at Powell's Cedar Hill on Portland/Beaverton this Thursday night at 7 pm with Monica as special guest introducer. Meanwhile, Julie has the scoop on Edward Snowden, the TSA surveillance program leaker, who turned up today in Moscow of all places. She happens to be a leading expert on this particular airport and the secret VIP lounge where Edward Snowden is no doubt being held right now. Julie also needs your help on a plan for how to make citizens' arrests for those who are texting and driving.  Sheila has the perfect suggestion. Tutor to the stars?  That was Sheila's new gig this week.  And she barely escaped her own Senior Moment at the pool. And Liz provides an update on her pneumonia.  Her doctor has an unusual prescription for her.  Can she pull it off? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Satellite Sisters June 16, 2013: Julie, Liz, Sh...
On this Father's Day, we are thinking of our own father Jim Dolan.  Sheila got a jump on the holiday by a whole week. Sheila has more News of the Naked.  Plus, now that her school year is over, she's been living on gift cards and making the best of it. Julie has her eye on two sports couples she's been watching and offers a little advice for both Maria Sharapova and Lindsay Vonn. Plus, how did Vladimir Putin end up with a Super Bowl ring, anyway? Liz is getting over a little touch of either tear gar or pneumonia,. She's feeling much better and has a complete report of how she used her downtime. Meanwhile, Monica is the advance team for the Oregon leg of our sister Lian's book tour for ELIZABETH THE FIRST WIFE.  Lian is making appearances in Ashland, Bend and Bend in the next week or so.  Monica's prepping everything, including lining up some fresh condiments and making a trip to the dump with some old ones. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Satellite Sisters June 2: Liz Live From Istanbu...
Today, over a better-than-expected Skype connection from Istanbul, Turkey, Liz talks with Sheila and Julie about what she sees going in the streets of Istanbul.  Mass public demonstrations and a harsh government crackdown have turned one of the most beautilful and fascinating cities in the world unstable and unpredictable.  Meanwhile Sheila, in a desperate attempt to avoid finishing this year's report cards for her third grade class, has a shockng report on wolf weddings.  Or weddings with wolves.  Whatever.  And Julie thinks there is still a place on TV for women who actually get along.  Good luck with that, sister. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Satellite Sisters 05-19-13: Russian Spies and B...
Julie, Liz, Monica and Lian connect for a new podcast. On the show today: Powerball Losers but LA Times Bestsellers Russian Spies and British Royalty And Awkward Moments abound for Monica and Liz Plus, information on the Summer with Shakespeare Sweepstakes in celebration of Lian Dolan's Bestselling Novel: Elizabeth the First Wife See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Satellite Sisters WordWrite Festival: Interview...
A wonderful Mother's Day interview with author Amy Hatvany. Her new book Heart Like Mine is a warm, engaging story of three women and their emotional journey to find a connection to each other and their pasts. Heart Like Mine explores relationships between mothers and daughters, stepmoms and stepkids, and husbands and wives. Amy herself is a warm and engaging interview. She shares her writing porcess, how she's makes time for her creative life in a house with kids and work and her special relationship with her own sister, who taught her the menaing of empathy. We loved talking to Amy. We hope you enjoy listening. For more information on Amy Hatvany, please visit Amyhatvany.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Satellite Sisters WordWrite Festival: Tracy Bec...
Satellite Sisters WordWrite Festival: Columnist Tracy Beckerman A series of interview with writers. In this episode, writer and humorist Tracy Beckerman talks about her new "momoir' Lost in Suburbia. Tracy's popular newpaper column Lost in Suburbia is een in over 400 newspapers. Her memoir tells the story of how she got pregnant, lost herself, and then got her cool back in the New Jersey suburbs. For more information about Tracy Beckerman, please check out her website Lost in Surbia  http://lostinsuburbiablog.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Satellite Sisters WordWrite Festival: Author Ca...
A series of interviews with authors. This episode features author Caroline Leavitt. She is the author of ten books, including the NYT bestseller Pictures of You and her latest novel Is This Tomorrow. Is This Tomorrow is a haunting literary thriller about a child disappearance in a Boston suburbs in the late Fifties and the aftermath of the case on family and friends decades later. Caroline Leavitt is a engaging interview, charming storyteller and generous teacher whose advice about writing is second to none. For more information on Caroline Leavitt and her work, please visit her website and blog http://www.carolineleavitt.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Satellite Sisters April 28: Monica Shares Her T...
On today's Satellite Sisters, Julie, Liz and Monica cover: Monica's tale of the Worst Seatmate Ever. REALLY, people.  EVER. Do not operate heavy machinery as she shares her transcontinental tale. Julie thanks the Satellite Sisterhood for alerting her to the fact that her Facebook page had been hacked and floats the theory that POTUS and FLOTUS must be listening to the show.  Hear her proof. Liz is excited about two upcoming cultural events:  Baz Luhrman's Great Gatsby and Nora Ephon's Lucky Guy.  She is signed up for both. And a complete update on the release of Lian's hilarious new novel ELIZABETH THE FIRST WIFE.  Both the book and the Kindle e-verion are available now.  Read, enjoy, and talk it up with your own Satellite Sisters! Join Lian at Vroman's in Pasadena on May 8.  Julie will be there to introduce her.  Or Diesel in Brentwood on May 19.  Liz and Sheila will both be there serving artisanal ice cream sandwiches! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Satellite Sisters April 21, 2013: Julie, Liz an...
On today's Satellite Sisters, we tackle the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing. Having lived in Russia, Julie has a personal perspective on the history of Chechen people.  Plus, Julie's daughter-in-law was born and raised in Kyrgyzstan, where the Tsarnaev brothers were born. Once again, she knows more about this than most of the people you are watching on TV. Growing up in New England, we've attended the Boston Marathon as a family.  We are happy to see the city back on it's feet so quickly. But we draw the line at supporting the Red Sox. Later, we share our plans to support Lian's new book Elizabeth The First Wife. Julie's flying in for the launch at Vromans in Pasadena on Wednesday May 8, then Liz and Sheila are hosting an ice cream social at Diesel at the Brentwood Country Mart on Sunday May 19. More details on Lian's Author Page on Facebook.  Be sure to go there and LIKE her. Finally, Lian's appearance at the L A Times Festival of Books yesterday was a success but her search for the fro-yo on the way home?  Not so much. Listen for the Sheila-like details. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Satellite Sisters April 14, 2013: All FIVE Sist...
Yes, it's true.  Julie, Liz, Sheila, Monica and Lian all have connectivity today.  At least for most of the show! Highlights include: Lian's update on her scary staph infection.  Sisters are gowned and gloved and ready to help. Monica and Sheila provide Finding Bruckner Blvd, Part Two.  Get in the way-back machine, people.  It's the Bronx. By popular demand on the Satellite Sisters Facebook Group, Julie provide's an update on North Korea.  Here's something worth remembering:  She's been there recently, which is more than we can say for most "experts" on television. And Liz stages our first ever LIVE Lottery Scratch-Off.  Thank you, longtime listener Kathleen. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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