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 Classic! Grab Bag! Annie Lam...
On today's Satellite Sisters Grab Bag, we bring you a classic Satellite Sisters from March 26, 2005.  On this show, Julie is still living in Moscow, Russia and Sheila is still a movie reviewer. Also on the this show, Liz and Lian.  Hear Lian's conversation with the amazing Annie Lamott upon the publication of her work Anne Lamott's Plan B.   Sheila reviews the Bruce Willis movie Hostage.   For the complete Satellite Sisters archive, find everything at iTunes or at  This Grab Bag choice came from the box of CD's under the bed in Liz's guest bedroom.  See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
31 min
MSec215: Madam Secretary Re-Cap
TV Re-cap from the Satellite Sisters. Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan re-cap the latest episode  of the CBS drama Madam Secretary . This week, the aftermath of the the Dirty Bomb attack: henry battles radiation poisoning, Elizabeth tracks down terrorists and nadine fends off accusation of being a Crazy Cat Lady.  See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
20 min
SS022316:Supersized Downton Abbey Re-Cap
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71 min
Satellite Sisters Feb 21, 2016: Election News, ...
On today's Satellite Sisters, Monica, Liz and Julie establish the whereabouts of the missing sisters: news on Sheila Dolan and birthday girl Lian Dolan. Monica made a quick work trip to Los Angeles for a conference and provides her updates on using Uber for the first time, renting from VRBO and finding the right Yelp spot for dinner.   You may be alarmed about what's happening in the election, but Julie is psyched about all the action at the First Ladies Desk.  Big Dog Bill Clinton. Slovenian Supermodel Melania Trump. It's heating up, people.  Julie is on the case.   Julie also has a report of the movie 45 Years and a list of who should see that movie and, more importantly, who should NOT.  Bravo to Charlotte Rampling for her performance but she's not so keen on the rest of it.  The Styles section of the New York Times has a fascinating story by Laura Holson about music mogul David Geffen in today's paper, full of lots of great quotes including his own instructions to the reporter:  "Write whatever you want." Hahaha.  He renamed a building at Lincoln Center after himself. So long, Avery Fisher.  Thanks for the early 70's effort.  It's Geffen's music hall on your building now.   Monica wants to know if you are interested at all in the new food trend: savory oatmeal.  Yes?  No?  Sounds delish under the right circumstance.  Follow us on Twitter @SatSisters.  Join us on Facebook at our Satellite Sisters Facebook Group. Email us at  And subscribe to our show Satellite Sisters  on iTunes.  Write a review.  Thanks! See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
63 min
MSEC214: Madam Secretary Re-Cap
Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan of the Satellite Sisters do their weekly re-cap of Madam Secretary, the CBs drama starring Tea Leoni and Tim Dally. Created by Barbara Hall. On this week's episode, Teen Girls are a metaphor for Global Diplomacy.... until the Dirty Bomb goes off!   We discuss:   How awesome did Tim Daly look as an Unlikely First Responder?  Julie's favorite topic of global concern that no one is concerned about: Loose Nukes Why dies the middle sister have to be a fashion blogger?  Saudie Arabia-- our Best Frenemy Madam Secretary's Breck Girl hair     See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
16 min
SS021616: Downton Abbey re-Cap, Grammys, Dogs &...
Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan on the Satellite Sisters Tuesday Podcast. This week on the show, we break down our favorite moments from the Grammys-- from Taylor Swift to Bonnie Raitt. And our head scratching moments-- like the David Bowie tribute and Justin Bieber's leopard print jacket. Don't worry, Adele. We know it wasn't your fault!    Plus:    Travel Trends from the New York Times New Slang you can use every day! A fashion trend to solve your fashion trends issues Julie is Confused and Cranky and she'll explain Austin Meet-up announced on March 3 Lian's all in for Rumor, the German shepherd favored to win Top Dog at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show   See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
62 min
Satellite Sisters Feb 14, 2016: Liz + Julie on ...
On today's Satellite Sisters: Liz shares two personal messages she got around Valentine's Day plus provides a eyewitness report of the Los Angeles Marathon as it runs through her neighborhood in Santa Monica. Julie comments on the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and how his jurisprudence was affected by being the father of nine.  We get it.  It's all about the tv.  Liz provides the report from the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and the return of the birds.  We are happy to have those cranes and swans were coming back to where they belong.  Julie is concerned that the trends coming out of Fashion Week in NY will not be suitable for Satellite Sisters.  Slip dresses, prairie dresses, bear pelts.  Come on. In an installment of the Bitter Business Bureau, hear about the $100 million dollar spec house in Beverly Hills and your rent-a-jet possibilities from the previously secret Wealth section of the New York Times.  Are you watching the Grammy's tomorrow night?  We are.  And we also recommend you take in the movie Mustang, France's nomination for Best Foreign Language Film in the Oscars.   If you want to see Liz and our niece Fiona Dolan appear together, check out the Muse Conference in Bend Oregon on March 5.   See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
53 min
SS020916: Downton Abbey Re-Cap, Super Bowl, Int...
Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan on the Satellite Sisters Tuesday Podcast. News, Talk, Laughs and our Downton Abbey Re-Cap. It's a Showcase House! The Crawleys open up Downton Abbey to the Masses and it reminds us of every volunteer organization we've every worked on! Ousted President! Backstabbing Newcomer! Mr. Helpful! and Mr. So Not Helpful! Plus, the One With All The Money. Get your tickets, pig famers, because we're going on a house tour!!    Plus: Urban Nana hits the Brooklyn Children's Museum Lian suffers Peak Internet Outrage Syndrome.  Crime-stopping Myths and Truths!  A Really Bad Geological Forecast for the West Coast The Hollywood Diet No One can Sustain!  Who is Liam Neeson dating? Where does Tim Daly Live?  Hallmark Movie Alert! Would you do Anything for Love?  See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
69 min
Satellite Sisters Feb. 7, 2016: Super Bowl + Sa...
On today's Satellite Sisters: Monica's got skin in the Super Bowl.  What's her bet? Lian's serving wienies and tortellinis.  And bellinis? Liz may be Patient Zero for the flu in California.  How does that work anyway? All the sisters have movie reviews.  Lian on Pride + Prejudice + Zombies.  Liz on Room starting Brie Larson. Monica on her experience watching the Oscar nominated shorts. Come see Liz at The World Muse Conference in early March in Bend.  She'll be appearing with our niece Fiona Dolan and sharing a bill with Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi. And we close with a salute to our formative radio favorites Bob + Ray.  We close with classic House of Toast and Slow Talkers of America.     See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
56 min
Madam Secretary Re-Cap 213: Invasive Species
The Satellite Sisters re-cap of Madam Secretary Season 2, Episode 13 Madam Secretary   Invasive species! ( I think that's what happened to Lord Granthem on Downtown Abbey!)    Putting the FUN back in Funeral   Very touching, self-contained episode where we get some good background information on henry and we get a superb performance by Kate Burton who NEVER ONCE in her career has played a light-hearted. carefree woman. She is the Queen of Embittered and her role as Henry's oldest sister Maureen is no different.    MSec gets the news that Henry's dad has died and the whole family heads to Pittsburgh -- remember Tom Skerritt in Season 1, union hero and agitator   And things go South right away. there is tension:   The teenagers in the family have no desire to be around the adults.  The siblings all have issues with each other The brother in law doesn't get to speak and noone cares Everyone resents Queen Elizabeth!   The truth comes out and there are consequences. I loved that the teens dug around and discovered the truth-- including PASSWORD.    we learn about the courtship, elizabeths sad and lonely childhood with Eric Stolz, the reason for the tension between academic son and union organizer father. and we learn that elizabeth can put a casket on a credit card and everyone hates her for it...   wrap up grieving in a few scenes.    back at the DOS--  Chief of staff send Nadine on wild goose chase that I'm sure will come back to bite them. All I could think about was that I hope Aaron Tveit who played Danny Zuco in grease would join the MSEC cast and get a bug duet with Patina miller at the karaoke bar!    Bonus!    Eric Stolz on facetime!  Madam Secretary wears casual clothes!  See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
21 min
SS020216: Downton Abbey, Barbie Makeover Bitter...
Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan on the Satellite Sisters Tuesday Podcast. News, Talk, Laughs and Downton Abbey Re-Cap. But today we take on Barbie in the Bitter Business Bureau. Love the new options, Barbie but honestly, what took you so long? Lian has issues with Mattel so hold your applause until you hear her two cents.    Plus: Democracy Rules! Yes, we're sick of Iowa but it's still the best system in the world.  Birthday Bash: If you have the chance to give an 80th Birthday, then do it. Crown, beads and Celebrations.  Who gives more money to charity-- Men or Women. Julie has the answers so tune in Olympic Preview: Thanks to Title 9 the US is set to clean up in Rio.  #NWGSD : That's the hashtag to use when you post your photos of girls and Women celebration the power of sports. Go ahead and tag your Satellite Sisters in your posts. We want to cheer on all our Satellite Sisters, young & old. @satsisters Cauliflower Crises: The Price of Popularity Grease Live: We loved it! Shout outs to all   Plus: Downton Abbey Re-Cap : Bloody HELL! Lord Grantham gives birth to an alien through his ulcer-- right there at the dinner table!    See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
55 min
Satellite Sisters Jan 31, 2016: Mid-Air Mayhem ...
On today's Satellite Sisters, Liz, Julie and Monica bring us: Mid-Air Mayhem: Liz has a bad flight that devolved into a terrible flight. How my dogwalker saved my life:  Ferris' caregiver arrives just in the nick of time to save Liz from herself. Julies loves Ikea.  She really does.  And she can explain it all to you. Monica's loving her Netflix trial.  Is she really going to give it up in 8 days? Monica visits the Portland Auto Show and has a report on her favorite cars. Sad news about kitchens from Julie.  She's not feeling good about the trends. Plus Julie's got an unusual medical question for you.  Can you help? Liz gets the worst gift ever.  From her airline.  Ugh. And join the movement to celebrate Galentine's Day with your own Satellite Sisters.    See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
66 min
SS012616: Downton Abbey Re-Cap, College Admissi...
Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan on the Satellite Sisters Tuesday show with our weekly Downton Abbey Re-Cap. We set your straight on the Winners & Losers at Downton Abbey, including the return of Matthew Goode and tears for Lady Sybil. Lots happened in  season 6, episode 4.    Plus:   Julie's Moving Tips.  Open Plan Living, pluses and minuses Assisted Living Positives Tuesday trends The New College Admissions Paradigm: Kindness over GPA Presence: Amy Cuddy's new book includes great advice on how women can improve their presence and increase confidence. One simple tip can make a big difference. Find information, interviews and articles here. War & Peace is too Pride & Prejudice See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
66 min
You're the Best Encore Interview: Space Shuttle...
A You're The Best Encore Interview from the satellite Sisters Archives. This week, we talk to Commander Eileen Collins.  When the space shuttle Columbia blasted off on July 23, 1999, pilot Eileen Collins became NASA's first female shuttle commander. Synopsis In 1990, Eileen Collins was only the second woman to graduate as a test pilot and be selected as a NASA astronaut. She became the first woman to pilot a space shuttle mission during the Discovery's rendezvous with the Mir space station in 1995. By 1999, she had logged 419 hours in space and was given command of the space shuttle Columbia, another first for a woman. Early Life and Education Like Amelia Earhart, Valentina Tereshkova (a Soviet cosmonaut and the first woman in space, in 1963), and Sally Ride (the first American woman in space, in 1983), Collins has become a pioneer in the world of aviation, as the first woman to command a space shuttle mission. From the time she was very young, Eileen Marie Collins wanted to be a pilot. She earned an associate's degree in science from Corning Community College in New York and a B.A. in mathematics and economics from Syracuse University in 1978. After college, Collins enrolled in the pilot training course at Oklahoma's Vance Air Force Base; her class was one of the first at the base to include women. She completed the course in 1979 and then stayed on at Vance for three years as an instructor. In 1983, Collins was transferred to Travis Air Force Base in California, where she flew C-141 cargo planes as part of various military and humanitarian missions all over the world. She received an M.S. degree in operations research from Stanford University in 1986 and an M.A. in space systems management from Webster University in 1989. That same year, she was accepted at the competitive Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, also in California. In 1990, she became only the second woman to graduate as a test pilot and was selected to be an astronaut by NASA. First Female Astronaut In February 1995, after several years of training with NASA, Collins became the first female astronaut to pilot a space shuttle mission, she served as second-in-command of the shuttle Discovery during its unprecedented rendezvous with the Russian space station Mir. In 1996, she took time off to give birth to a daughter, with her husband Pat Youngs, a former Air Force pilot who works for Delta Airlines. A year later, in May 1997, Collins piloted her second mission, on the shuttle Atlantis, during its delivery of 7,000 pounds of equipment to Mir. Collins had logged 419 hours in space by the time she was chosen by NASA to become its first female shuttle commander. The shuttle Columbia, under Collins' command, made history on July 23, 1999, when it blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on its way to the deployment of a $1.5 billion telescope into earth's orbit. In 2005, Collins retired from the Air Force and in 2006 from NASA. Since her retirement, Collins has received numerous awards and honors, including induction into the National Women's Hall of Fame and inclusion on the Encyclopedia Britannica's list of 300 Women Who Changed the World.   See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
19 min
SS012116: Shine On author interview with Claire...
Lian Dolan of the Satellite Sisters talks to Claire Cook. Ready to Shine On in 2016? So are we. Listen up to bestselling novelist and re-invention expert Claire Cook on how to grow AWESOME instead of OLD! The personal and profession pep talk you need to kick off the new you in the New Year.    More about Claire:  CLAIRE COOK wrote her first novel in her minivan at 45. At 50, she walked the red carpet at the Hollywood premiere of the movie adaptation of her second novel, Must Love Dogs, starring Diane Lane and John Cusack. She is now the New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Amazon bestselling author of 15 books and a sought after reinvention speaker. If you have a buried dream, take it from Claire, it is NEVER too late! Claire has reinvented herself once again by turning Must Love Dogs into a series, as well as writing her first nonfiction books, Shine On: How To Grow Awesome Instead of Oldand Never Too Late: Your Roadmap to Reinvention (without getting lost along the way), in which she shares everything she’s learned on her own journey that might help you in yours.   See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
36 min
Madam Secretary Re-Cap 212: The Middle Way
Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan of Satellite Sisters re-cap the latest episode of the CBS Drama Madam Secretary called The Middle Way.    Foreign Diplomacy Domestic Diplomacy The End of the World as we know It   Plus:    Blake has a Big Solo Madame Secretary has Big Shoulders and Nadine has A BIG son See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
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Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan of the Satellite Sisters re-cap this week's episode of Satellite Sisters. On the podcast this week, things happen! Correction for getting the wrong pig farmer Vow to be kinder to Lady Cora but...   Finally! Things are a Happening!    Let's Put on a Wedding!  Let's Edit a Magazine! Let's have a Have a Baby! Let's Emasculate Dr. Clarkson!  (we can take each of these separately)    In the Battle of the subplots:   daisy/Moseley and the Farm Sprat vs. Danka Thomas visits the ghost of Downton's future   My favorite is the Say Yes to the Dress subplot   And Mercifully, TOM RETURNS!!!!!   See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
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Satellite Sisters Jan. 17, 2016: Prisoner Exch...
On today's Satellite Sisters. Liz, Julie and Monica tackle: The Stand-off in Oregon:  Monica wants us to know about a Bend, Oregon demonstration called Birders Against Bullies.   The Pulpwood Queens in Nagadoches, TX:  Julie represented the Satellite Sisters at the Pulpwood Queen Girlfriend Weekend 2016. Real Life Iranian Prisoner Exchange Meets The Movie Bridge of Spies: Liz has observations about diplomacy in real life and in Hollywood. Netflix Trial:  Monica is breaking down and trying Netflix due to social pressure at work.  It should be good company after her root canal this week.  Love/Hate Relationship with Facebook:  Liz has a bone to pick with Facebook.  Do they really need to call out her saggy neck.  Really? Satellite Sisters Salute to David Bowie:  A special story of David Bowie supporting young artists from Bruce Springsteen to Butterfly.  Liz sets out some future goals:  One EGOT and a Grand Slam.  The EGOT is the rare case of performers who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.  Liz has ATTENDED 3 out of 4 so if you want to send some Grammy tickets her way, she can lock that up. Plus, she has attended 3 out of 4 Grand Slam events:  The US Open, The French Open and Wimbledon.  Australian Open tickets, anyone?? Anyone?  And a suggestion for Valentine's Day.  Why not host a You're The Best Party for your Satellite Sisters?  Give it a go.   See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
62 min
SS011216: Downton Abbey Re-cap, Moving News, Da...
The Satellite Sisters Tuesday Podcast, plus the Downton Abbey Re-Cap. On the show today, Julie and Lian cover the unexpected death of David Bowie and his brilliant and beautiful life.    Plus: Two Sisters, Two Moves: Julie funds her 'right-sized' homes after two years of looking at everything in Dallas. Lian prepares for her oldest sons departure after 2.5 years of being roommates, Brookes moves out.   Sports Pod: The National Championship Game between Clemson and Alabama. Lian calls for Nick Saban to step up on behalf of all college athletes. Plus, Congrats to Carli Lloyd and waiting for updates on the National Figures Skating competitions.   Julie reviews Carol and other Friendship News.  Lian on Apps she'll never use     See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
70 min
Madam Secretary Re-Cap Season 211
Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan of the Satellite Sisters Re-cap Madam Secretary, the CBS drama starring Tea Leoni and Tim Daly. Created by Barbara Hall and EP'd by Lori McCreary & Morgan Freeman. In the episode entitled, 'Unity Node," Madam Secretary is on the move to save the world, create peace and fulfill her mandatory volunteer work at the kids' school.    Lian and Julie discuss:   The Emotional and Political aftermath of the Maria Ostrov Assassination Shades of Blue, from moods to jackets Volunteer Work Kills       See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
27 min
Satellite Sisters Jan 10, 2016: El Chapo, Sean ...
On today's Satellite Sisters podcast, Liz + Julie tackle the world. Julie would have skipped the show if she had won Powerball, but that was not to be.  First the crazy tale of Sean Penn going to interview El Chapo.  Everyone in the world has an opinion on this and so do we.  We've also got some questions:  What do you think his actual goal was?  Would you feel differently if he was a journalist? And if you've already seen Narcos on Netflix, do we really need to see this movie get made too? Plus, Sean Penn,  Julie Dolan would like to introduce you to Kim Jong Un in North Korea. Julie's got her insights about the H Bomb explosion this week.   Julie and Liz both have their favorites on today's list in the New York Times Travel section  52 Places to Go in 2016. Mozambique, anyone?  Bordeaux?  Julie's thinking Scandinavia.  How about you?   Liz survives "The Week With No Shoes" despite being at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Explanation, please.  And have you heard of The Girls Lounge? Liz was there.  Julie closes with our look at upcoming entertainment events:  The Golden Globes, Madam Secretary, Downton Abbey and the premiere on Feb 8 of Samantha Bee's upcoming new show Full Frontal on TBS.   See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
59 min
Satellite Sisters Downton Abbey Re-cap Season 6...
Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan are back with the first podcast of 2016.  News, talk, laughs and TV Re-caps. It's bittersweet to re-cap the last season of Downton Abbey on our segment Downton Gabbey, but as Lord Granthem says on this week's episode, "We're off. " All the fun, the fashion, the best lines and Carson's sex life on this week's re-cap. (TMI much, Carson?) While we agree that many residents of our favorite corner of England are a little grumpy this week, we have high hopes for Season 6, including rehab for Lady Cora and a break out year for Edith and Mary. Bring back Tom! Please.   Thanks to Audible for their support of Satellite Sisters. Try a Free 30 day trial at our special URL: http:///  . We recommend the delightful social history To Marry and English Lord by Carol Wallace. To Marry An English Lord From the Gilded Age until 1914, more than 100 American heiresses invaded Britannia and swapped dollars for titles - just like Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham, the first of the Downton Abbey characters Julian Fellowes was inspired to create after reading To Marry An English Lord. Filled with vivid personalities, gossipy anecdotes, grand houses, and a wealth of period details-plus quotes and the finer points of Victorian and Edwardian etiquette - To Marry An English Lord is social history at its liveliest and most accessible. See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
20 min
SS010516: Downton Abbey Re-Cap, New Motto for 2...
Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan are back with the first show of 2016. It's bittersweet to re-cap the last season of Downton Abbey on our segment Downton Gabbey, but as Lord Granthem says on this week's episode, 'We're off. " All the fun, the fashion, the best lines and Carson's sex life on this week's re-cap. (TMI much, Carson?)  Plus: 7 Holiday Adventures for Julie, including movies, book and TV recommendations Lian announces her Theme for 2016 and Julie jump on the bandwagon. Plus, we offer up the inspiring themes that the satellite Sisterhood offered up at our Facebook page.  Julie is headed to The Pulpwood Queens Author Event in Nagadoches, Texas.  Plus, Affluenza Mom News from New York: Raccoons invade Brooklyn Martha Stewart invades the Four Season   Special thanks to Audible for supporting this podcast. Use our special URL for a free 30 day trial : . We recommend a social history title that will appeal to all Downton Abbey fans-- To Marry An English Lord- by Carol Wallace and Gail MacColl.      See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
60 min
You're the Best Encore Interview with Robin Rob...
The perfect way to kick off 2016-- with an inspiring interview from our archives with Robin Roberts. Warm, funny, Been through it and back, this conversation with Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts will renew your faith in family and friends and fighting the good fight. It's was a pleasure to talk to Robin about her work, her life, her inspiration and her sister. You can tell from this conversation why Robin turned to her sister when she needed her most-- for a bone marrow transplant a few years back.    You're the best, Robin Roberts. The best.  See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
19 min
You're the Best Encore Interview with Carlton C...
Losties, rejoice! The satellite Sisters talk to Exceutive Producers carlton Cuse and damon Lindelof mid-series. Be transported back to a moment in time of the glorious TV show that bonded us all. Okay, not all-- but some of us-- in it's complex web of crazy good fun. Listen to hear Lian call for the death of Charlie, much to the shock of Carlton and Damon. And hear a really great answer to why the castaways were alway perfectly sweaty and coiffed rather than grimy, dirty and disgusting like they should have been. We miss you, Jack and Kate. We miss you, Lost.  See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
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You're the Best Encore Interview: Peggy Fleming
A pre-Olympic conversation with one of our heroes-- the wonderful Peggy Fleming. Someone get Julie smelling salts because she just might faint talking to her idol! As lovely on the show as you imagine her to be. Thank you, Peggy Fleming. You're the best!  See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
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Satellite Sisters Final 2015 Podcast + Holiday ...
On today's Satellite Sisters, Lian, Monica, Julie and Liz tackle the world including: Julie's Star Wars report - Sending off three generations of her family in Dallas to see the new movie The Force Awakens complete with young Benjamin in his Storm Trooper costume. Liz reports on going to see Sisters starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at one of those fancy dine-in theaters.  It reminded her a little too much of being on an airplane (recliner. tray, movie - you know the drill) but otherwise a good time was had by all.  Most of all she enjoyed the trailers before the movie, tipping her off to new funny movies by and about women for release in 2016.   Coming right up, How To Be Single with Dakota Johnson, Alison Brie, Leslie Mann and Rebel Wilson. Next, you can look forward to My Big Fat Creek Greek Wedding 2.  You go, Nia Vardalos Finally, are you looking forward to The Boss? Another hilarious-looking turn by Melissa McCarthy about the wealthiest woman in the world who gets sent to prison for insider trading.  When she gets out, she's got plenty to prove. "Nuff said. Monica had a series of unfortunate events that were car-related, weather-related and include words that are always funny together:  "locked out" and "in pajamas." Liz has a "Ship of Fools" installment.  Yes, people, it can get worse in her building. You have to the find comedy in sewage backups. Lian recommends steering clear of the play "Bridges of Madison Country". Who knew it was a musical?  Well, some things are just not meant to be.  Plus, she has kudos for the Satellite Sisters fans in Manhattan Beach, the staff at Book Soup at LAX, soccer icon Abby Wambach and tennis badass/Sports Illustrated Athlete of the Year Serena Williams.  We love the annual neologisms list from The Washington Post. Are you going to enjoy?  Probsolutely.  For your holiday listening pleasure, we will be posting more "You're the Best" Encore interviews at   See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
64 min
Madam Secretary Re-Cap 210: The Great Good
Writer Lian Dolan and Former Foreign Correspondant Julie Dolan re-cap the latest episode of Madam Secretary , the midseason finale The Greater Good. It's World War 3! And, for some reason, Madam Secretary is wearing a jumper! The Powers that Be head to a summit in Geneva with the Russians, the Ukrainians and her puffer coat. Plus, handsome husband Henry on board Air Force one to save his spy Dmitri. The world avoids war-- but not before personal relationships break down, spies are captured and a man with an RPG.  See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
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SS121515: Madam Secretary Re-Cap, Serial Podcas...
 Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan on the Satellite Sisters podcast.  Breaking news from Southern California and the closure of all LAUSD schools. Plus, 15 Things To Do When the World Feels like a Terrible Place.    Also on the show today:  The new Serial Podcast. Will Bergdahl's attorneys pull the plug on the new Serial podcast, thanks to the latest news?  Plus, Book recommendations. Julie pans a few novels: Euphoria by Lily Lee and The Privledges. Lian liked The Privileges by Jonathon Dee.  Tidbits: new from around the globe  RIP Lillian Vernon. Read her obit here.    Madam Secretary re-cap: The Greater Good Does not include jumpers on adult women See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
51 min
SS121315: Real Estate News, Companies we love t...
Lian Dolan, Liz Dolan and Julie Dolan on the latest satellite Sisters podcast. This week, we cover business news from Companies We Love Too Much to the Bitter Business Bureau. From iPhones to Marissa Mayer. Plus:   Holiday Decorating Focus Group Low-Key Holiday Menu Offerings Gift-Giving Protocol Real Estate Updates from Condo Hell and Celebrity Listings Coming up: LAX signing and more   Thanks to casper for supporting Satellite Sisters. Use our special URL- and promo code : SISTERS for $50 credit towards your mattress purchase.  See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
51 min
SS120815: Holiday Fashion Tips, Dog News, Rose ...
Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan on the Satellite Sisters Tuesday podcast. Today on the show:   Lian goes to the theater and people eat nuts! Whaaat? But she loved The Christians at The Taper.    Dog News: german Shepherds and Corgis on the front page Tidbits: Grammy picks Holiday Entertaining Pramesan Crisp Rose Bowl match-up and Insider Parade Viewing guide The Satellite Sisters are in full support of Sisters. hear that, Amy & Tina?  Holiday Dressing Do's and Dont's . mainly Don'ts.   Thanks to for supporting Satellite Sisters. Please use promo code "sisters' for $5 off your holiday order.        See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
43 min
Satellite Sisters Julie and Liz on "You're the ...
On today's Satellite Sisters, Julie and Liz tackle: The latest on our Satellite Sisters "You're the Best" book tour:  reports from Dallas, Portland and Bend.  Sales are brisk.  A good time is being had by all.  Thank you, Satellite Sisters and Misters!  Good news about Jimmy Carter being cancer-free.  We are happy for you, Mr. President.  Why Vladimir Putin should not become your vegetable vendor despite what he claims in The New York Times. Julie has shopped for vegetables in Moscow with a geiger counter and has some tips of her own. The awful news from San Bernardino, CA. The Los Angeles Times has a story about the two sisters of the female perpetrator.  Mark Zuckerberg and Pricilla Chen's new baby and their plan to donate 99% of their wealth to charity.  To those people who have a beef with how they did this, we ask how many billions have you donated lately?? Stay tuned this week for some of our new Satellite Sisters "You're the Best" Encore Interviews.  Coming up next: George Foreman, Robin Roberts and Julie's teenaged heroine, the great Peggy Fleming.  Plus, we've already posted classics like Nora Ephron, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Elizabeth Gilbert and J J Abrams. We are loving all your photos of your "You're the Best" gifts to your own Satellite Sisters.  Keep 'm coming on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  Follow us @satsisters and use the hashtag #satsisters and #satsistersYTB.  See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
64 min
Madam Secretary Re-Cap 208 209
Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan re-cap the CBS drama Madam Secretary . It's a double re-cap, Episode 208 ( Lights Out) and Episode 209 (Russia) . It's all about Power Grabs and Polonium.  See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
20 min
SS120115: Book Tour, Holiday Gifts, Movie Revie...
Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan on the Tuesday show. We're back from Thanksgiving Break and we'll be talking about Thanksgiving and our book tour stops in Portland and Dallas. many thanks to the Satellite Sisterhood fro tremendous support of You're the Best: A Celebration of Friendship.   Plus: Holiday Gift Giving: The Science of the Perfect Gift Cyber Monday: The retail winners ( gap!) and the retail losers (julie!)  Holiday Stress: How to beat the blues Movie reviews: Creed Madam Secretary: Re-cap of Season 2, episodes 8 & 9 Thanks to our sponsore: with promo code sisters See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
60 min
You're the Best Encore Interview: Cartoonist Ro...
The Satellite Sisters talk to New Yorker Cartoonist and National Book Award winner Roz Chast upon the publication of Theories of Everything. Sheila, Monica and Lian Dolan in studio with the brilliant and hilarious cartoonist. We heart Riz Chast.    Roz Chast has loved to draw cartoons since she was a child growing up in Brooklyn. She attended Rhode Island School of Design, majoring in Painting because it seemed more artistic. However, soon after graduating, she reverted to type and began drawing cartoons once again. Her cartoons have also been published in many other magazines besides The New Yorker, including Scientific American, the Harvard Business Review, Redbook, and Mother Jones. Her most recent book is a comprehensive compilation of her favorite cartoons called Theories of Everything: Selected, Collected, and Health-Inspected Cartoons of Roz Chast, 1978-2006. She also illustrated The Alphabet from A to Y, with Bonus Letter, Z, the best-selling children's book by Steve Martin.   Her book Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? is a graphic memoir, combining cartoons, text, and photographs to tell the story of an only child helping her elderly parents navigate the end of their lives. It won the National Book Award fro Biography in 2014.  See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
19 min
SS112215: Thanksgiving Prep, Minnesota Book Tou...
Liz Dolan, Sheila Dolan, Monica Dolan and Lian Dolan on the Satellite Sisters Podcast . This week s show is all about the Turkey. Mostly. We talk Thanksgiving Prep as Liz prepares for her first Turkey and Monica prepares for her Cranberry Fest. Plus, how big a cutting board do you need?  Plus, Sheila and Liz recount their epic trip to Minnesota for the You're the Best Book Tour. Sheila gives Monica tips for the Portland Meet-up. Plus:   Liz gets her turkey on for the first time, Monica is concerned that she is under-preparing. Monica goes all in on Cranberries Sheila comments on the girls who want to be Boy Scouts. Lian and Liz on the Women in Hollywood cover story in the New York Times Magazine. You don't have to be a female director to appreciate the quotes. Plus, a preview for the You're the Best Encore Interviews this week: Roz Chast. Nick Hornby and more...        See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
44 min
YTB Encore Interview: Tina Brown
Journalist and master communicator Tina Brown talks to the Satellite Sisters about her biography of Princess Diana called The Diana Chronicles.  Ten years after her death, Princess Diana remains a mystery. Was she “the people’s princess,” who electrified the world with her beauty and humanitarian missions? Or was she a manipulative, media-savvy neurotic who nearly brought down the monarchy? Only Tina Brown, former editor-in-chief of Tatler, England’s glossiest gossip magazine; Vanity Fair; and The New Yorker could possibly give us the truth. A fascinating interview because Ms. Brown is an amazing storyteller and communicator. Part of of You're the Best Encore Interviews celebrating the tease of our new book.  See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
19 min
Satellite Sisters Madam Secretary Special Re-Ca...
On this podcast, Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan recap the latest Madam Secretary re-cap You Say You Want a Revolution which is all about Cuba, Kale and car Crashes. Then we interview the EP and show runner of Madam Secretary, Lori McCreary and Barbara Hall.    MADAM SECRETARY stars Téa Leoni as Elizabeth McCord, the shrewd, determined Secretary of State who drives international diplomacy, battles office politics and circumvents protocol as she negotiates global and domestic issues, both at the White House and at home. A college professor and a brilliant former CIA analyst who left for ethical reasons, Elizabeth returned to public life at the request of President Conrad Dalton following the suspicious death of her predecessor. The President values McCord apolitical leanings, her deep knowledge of the Middle East, her flair for languages and her ability to not just think outside the box, but to not even acknowledge there is a box. McCord’s team includes her Chief of Staff Nadine Tolliver, speechwriter Matt Mahoney, press coordinator Daisy Grant and her charming assistant, Blake Moran. As McCord debates third world problems, finesses foreign dignitaries at work and does battle with the President’s combative Chief of Staff Russell Jackson, that’s just a warm-up for when she goes home to her supportive husband, Henry, and their three children, where “politics” and “compromise” take on new meaning. Madam Secretary is on CBS at 8 pm on Sunday nights. You can find Season 1 on Netflix.    Barbara Hall, the creator and show runner of Madam Secretary,  is a longtime TV writer  and Executive Producer whose credits include a fantastic list of shows like Moonlighting, Norther Exposure and Chicago Hope.  She created both Joan Of Arcadia and Judging Amy and serves as the Co=-Executive Producer of Homeland. She is also a founding member of the Alt Country band The Enablers and released several solo albums.   Lori McCreary is the Executive Producer of Madam Secretary with her producing partner Morgan Freeman. She is a co-founder of Revelations Entertainment and has also produced such films as Invictus and  and TV series like Through the Wormhole. She is on the Board of Directors of the Producers Guild of America.    See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
44 min
SS111515: Paris; Minnesota Book Tour & Movie Re...
Today on the show, Julie Dolan, Monica Dolan and Lian Dolan connect and discuss the tragic events in Paris as well as a full round up of movies for the week. What to watch when it's raining, your sad or your husband wants to go to the movies: Spotlight; Brooklyn; and Spectre.    Plus:  Full Book Tour break-down:  Sheila and Liz go to St. Paul and shake up the Satellite Sisterhood at Subtext.  Julie throws down a book tour challenge. Dare to go to Dallas!  Plus, Urban Nana has some competition. Lian meets Charlotte in Pasadena.  Monica's big birthday activity. You'll never guess!  And -- spme neighbor news for downtown Abbey fans. See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
43 min
Madame Secretary Re-Cap 206: Catch & Release
Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan of the Satellite Sisters re-cap this week's episode of Madam Secretary: Catch & release. Lian Dolan is a writer and novelist who has written for TV and Julie has lived abroad for many years in Bangkok and Moscow and reports on foreign affairs for Satellite Sisters.    This week, the Madam Secretary triathlon:    Madam Secretary fly fishes Prof. Henry runs  and Dr. Eric Stoltz carves a chicken   Bess solves an Isis related crisis with the unwitting help of her brother, Some Kind of Wonderful Eric Stoltz.  See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
19 min
SS110915: Madam Secretary Re-Cap, First Ladies ...
Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan do the Tuesday #podcast on Monday. It was a busy, busy weekend for the Satellite Sisterhood in Pasadena. We had a fun, fun meet-up in Pasadena on Saturday night that features laughed, photos and Nothing Bundt Cakes at the evens. And then we packed the house for the official book launch event at Vroman's Thanks to all for coming. What a fantastic weekend. It was a true Celebration of Friendship.    Up next, St. Paul , Portland and Dallas.    Plus:   First Ladies Desk from Julie. Margaret Trudeau makes a quiet comeback.  Julie's Review of Suffragette   Germany has some issues with the World Health Organization   Plus:   Madam Secretary Re-Cap: Catch & Release An American joins Isis and MSec is on the case. Plus, hello Dr. Eric Stoltz!    See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
51 min
Satellite Sisters Live in Brooklyn
This podcast is a broadcast of our live Book Launch event in Brooklyn's Powerhouse Arena for You're The Best: A Celebration of Friendship. Lian Dolan, Liz Dolan, Sheila Dolan and Julie Dolan discuss the new book and read from You're the Best. Also in the house are the Satellite Sisters Next Gen: Fiona Dolan; Katherine Dolan Nordenson ; Meghan Dolan Saporita; Ruthie Marantz and Lauren Hinkson.    We also answer your questions and introduce the satellite Misters in our lives. Many thanks to Powerhouse Arena for their help and filmmaker Ruthie Marantz for producing the audio.      See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
52 min
Madam Secretary 205: The Long Shot
Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan of the Satellite Sisters re-cap the CBS drama Madam Secretary. This week on our re-cap, we break down the episode on the home front, on the work front and on the blouse front. This week:   Crisis management in the workplace bleeds into crisis management on the work front World War 3 is about to break out with political manipulations in London. Moscow and the Ukraine. Loungewear Shout-out! Wow, if you thought the blouses weren't enough, get a load of that blue cashmere sweater that makes taking to Russian exiles so much cozier. Henry wears boxers. Enough said.    See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
20 min
SS110315: You're the Best Book Launch in Brookl...
It's the Tuesday podcast with Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan. On the show today, we celebrate the launch of You're the Best: A Celebration of Friendship with a complete re-cap of our event at Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn. We had a great time meeting all the great Satellite Sisters who showed up in Brooklyn and made the evening a real treat. Plus, we announce a few more dates and a special broadcast this week.  Plus, our re-cap of Madam Secretary! World War III is coming-- at least on TV. We breakdown the story lines and rate the blouses. Plus, an oversized sweater to die for. A great hair episode for Tea Leoni.    News Items: Russian plane crash and an unexpected hero in the fall of the Berlin Wall.    Tuesday Trends: Julie brings us the latest from wall Street to Main Street.  Lian loves her Spirulizer! Who's with me? The zucchini noodles are really worth the 15 bucks.          See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
56 min
YTB Encore Interview with JJ Abrams
In a galaxy far, far away-- called the Disney studios in Burbank 2004-- we spoke to writer/director JJ Abrams about his awesome spy show Alias, starring Jennifer Garner. Lian Dolan of the Satellite Sisters leads the interview with this future director of the new Star Wars trilogy. Alias fans will ove to be taken back into the world of Sydney Bristow, And Star Wars fans will unearth some secrets about how JJ Abrams thinks about story, characters and action when he shares insights into his writing and creative procees.    We are all waiting for December, aren't we? So entertain your self for a few minutes with this bast from the past interview.  See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
19 min
YTB Encore Interview: Elizabeth Edwards
The next interview in our continuing podcast series, You're the Best Encore Interviews. This week, our conversation with the late Elizabeth Edwards recorded in 2006 upon publication of her book, Saving Graces.  Elizabeth Edwards came into the public eye as the wife of Vice Presidential candidate John Edwards. Elizabeth, a smart, down-to-earth lawyer, mother and friend was a favorite of many women in the US for her warmth and compassion. Her book Saving Graces explores the time period after the death of her 16 year old son and the unending grief after his car accident. It's personal, emotional and revelatory. Our conversation with Elizabeth Edwards is the same. After this conversation took place, her cancer returned, her marriage fell apart in a public  spectacle and she succumbed to her disease.   We were fans and she seemed like a true Satellite Sister.  See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
20 min
Madam Secretary Re-Cap 204: Stevie makes MORE B...
  Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan of the Satellite Sisters re-cap Madam Secretary, Season 2, Episode 4. In this episode, Bess is in the Dog House after Russian debacle, Nepal need money and they send their secret weapon, a 12 year old vigil goddesses and Stevie makes more bad choices.    Plus, more Tony Award winners! Binders Full of Blouses! and henry's Hoodies.  See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
21 min
SS101715: Madame Secretary Re-Cap and You're th...
Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan on the Satellite Sisters Tuesday show. Today we kick off our book launch on the publication date of You're the Best: A Celebration of Friendship . We give you the full scoop on the Brooklyn book signing plus an update on the event in St. Paul. To learn more about You're the Best: A Celebration of Friendship and our appearances in support of the book, please visit   Plus:    An update on the Literary Feasts in support of the LA Public Library. Lian gets the inside scoop on the next biography by Sally Bedell Smith. Her subject in Prince Charles and Lian gets preview.  Julie spend the weekend with her college friends and they talk about having it all-- or not. We talk work life balance, Paul Ryan's plea to spend more time with her family and we fully support cheerleaders. Go, Team!  Book Nook: Julie gives thumbs up to The Nightengale by Kristin Hannah.  Madame Secretary Re-Cap: Lian and Julie discuss the suspicious Chinese weather station, the vigil goddess and the continuing storyline of Stevie's bad choices. Plus, our Binders Full of Blouses. And Henry's Hoddies.          See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
52 min
Satellite Sisters on Benghazi, Brain Surgery an...
On today's Satellite Sisters podcast, we cover the world from the Benghazi hearings and Brain Surgery Live to Lian's last minute scramble to get ready for some book events.  Don't forget that this Tuesday October 27 is the official publication date of "You're The Best: A Celebration of Friendship" and this Friday October 30 is the first big NYC book launch bash at Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn at 7 pm.  More details on our Events page. In the news, Liz share's what it's like to wake up in a time zone far, far away and have the Benghazi hearings going on and on and on.  It drove her to her minibar. For the chocolate bar.  Lian and Monica are both curious about the National Geographic Channel show airing tonight: Brain Surgery Live.  Monica is definitely in.  Lian?  Not so much.  Liz also gives us a heads up on a new show about scientific advances called Breakthrough that will debut next month on the channel.  One of Monica's favorite blogs is Apartment Therapy. They posted this week about what you learn about yourself when you live alone.  Monica also shares some parenting duties  she has taken on this weekend with our niece Fiona Dolan.  Lian and Sheila are skeptical. Meanwhile, Sheila tests out Bank of America's new Teller Assist service.  The sisters don't understand what actual "assist" someone needs at an ATM but Sheila found it soothing.   Lian has some thoughts on this stupid job title story from the New York Times and some fears about a big book event she is attending tonight.  Apparently, she should have look ed at the invitation sooner. Finally a Facebook round-up that includes an Oryx on the loose and some awesome Satellite Sisters of the Week contributing to free dental work to the community in Seattle.   Coming up this week on our 'You're The Best" Encore Interviews are two of our all-time favorites: a very poignant discussion with Elizabeth Edwards and a blockbuster with @bad_robot  JJ Abrams, pre Star Wars but post Felicity.  Please listen and share.   We hope we will see you this Friday at Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn. Otherwise, have a little party of publication date Tuesday because You're The Best!     See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
67 min
YTB Encore Interview: President Bill Clinton
As part of the ongoing You're the Best Encore interview series, the Satellite Sisters interview President Bill Clinton.    Liz Dolan and Julie Dolan take the lead in this conversation with President Clinton upon the publication of his 2004 memoir My Life.   Liz handles the tough questions but Julie may be the first interviewer to ask President Clinton about becoming the First Lady.  See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
22 min
Madam Secretary Re-Cap: The Rusalka
Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan re-cap the CBS TV drama Madame Secretary. Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan are co-creators and two of the five Satellite Sisters. Julie Dolan has been the satellite Sisters foreign correspondent and lived in both Russia and bagkok for many years. Lian Dolan is a writer and broadcaster. She has written for TV, Radio and is the best-selling author of two novels.    Satellite Sisters is a long-running talk show and top-rated podcast for women on iTunes. For more information about Satellite Sisters, please visit    In this episode, we see a new leader rise to power in Russia AND a shocking array of blouses with usual cuffs. Whaaat? Plus, Henry and MSec have some sexy time, the Stade Department team takes a tent to Moscow and Rat-Faced Craig stabs MSec in the back over and over again.    Julie gives us her inside view of all the vodka, kissing the dead guy and the rise of the Black Widow.      See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
22 min
SS102015: New College Admissions App, Cheese Ne...
Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan on the Tuesday Satellite Sister podcast. Going Deep on Shallow Topics like Cheese News, Wedding Trends, Gilmore Girls Re-Cap and Dark Chocolate is a cure-all! Okay, not really but it has great health benefits.   Plus, our re-cap Madame Secretary on CBS. Julie weighs in on all things Russian in the crazy episode! Woah...   Plus: Is the new college application platform all that? The Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success think so. But we are not so sure. For more information, check out Frank Bruni's column in the New York Times.  Julie has a Bitter Business Bureau. Listen and you'll be bitter, too. Don't even say the words, 'Hello, Giggles" to Lian.  Block of Cheese!! Is Cheese Addictive? Are those crisps at Trader Joe's the Best Cracker Ever? And what's good news about Dark Chocolate.  Tiny Trends from Tuesday! Including Wedding Dress Trends.  Great Entertainment News! The Gilmore Girls are back. And the new Star Wars trailer made Lian cry.  Plus, We re-cap Madame Secretary season 2, episode 3. It all goes down in Mother Russia and it's big! Bring on the Binders of Bess's Blouses. We're kicking it upstairs for this one.    See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
69 min
Sensory Deprivation Tanks and Kangaroo Courts o...
On today's Satellite Sisters, Julie, Liz, Sheila and Monica start with announcements of this week's #satsistersYTB contest winners and the highlights of the 'You're The Best" kick-off speech in Pasadena this week for Pasadena Magazine.  It was a fun shakedown cruise for the book toyr that launches next Friday night October 30 at Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn, New York.  For the complete calendar of "You're The Best", go to the Events page at In the news, SNL did a great send-up of the Democratic Debate last night with the role of Bernie Sanders played by Larry David.  Perfect comedy casting! We'll never "Feel the Bern" the same way again.  Monica spent last weekend at the Bend Film Festival.  She has recommendation for some films you are going to want to watch out for including a documentary called Breaking A Monster, about a kids heavy metal band from Brooklyn.  It all happens in Brooklyn, doesn't it? Liz also needs some film recommendations and has the sisters vote on The Martian vs. Steve Jobs. Julie brings us a fascinating story about the Zappos management philosophy and their self-management approach.  Some sisters are all for it.  Some are skeptical.  What do you think? Meanwhile, she has launched a new tutoring business so she can engage in a little more of her own self-management.  For more information about her new business, you can check here.  She's also got a semi-successful flu shot situation to share. Need a little sensory deprivation?  Julie has a recommendation about some new float spas in Texas.  We urge her to test itself out this week and report back on her findings.  We close with Liz's favorite headline of the week. There are kangaroos involved. Urban kangaroos.  Check it out.    See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
54 min
YTB Encore Interview with Elizabeth Gilbert
Our ongoing series of You're the Best Interviews continue with an Elizabeth Gilbert classic. We spoke to liz Gilbert on the day Eat, Pray, Love was published. Before Oprah, before the Ted Talk, before guru status, Liz Gilbert was just a brokenhearted woman who went to Italy and gained 20 pounds eating pasta. Awesome.    In this conversation, you'll hear Liz, Lian and Monica talk to Elizabeth Gilbert, the way you share your vacation stories with your Satellite Sisters. Fun to hear again. Congratulations to Elizabeth Gilbert on the publication of her new book, Big Magic and her own podcast.   Elizabeth Gilbert, You're the Best!  See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
21 min
Madam Secretary Re-cap: Episode 202 The Doabili...
The Satellite Sisters Re-cap of Madam Secretary season 2, ep 2.   Writer Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan, Satellite Sisters Foreign Correspondent, analyze the latest episode with story lines about Afghanistan, Russia and where is the 21 year old daughter? Plus, a visit from actual Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.  See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
23 min
SS101315: Screen Time Recommendations, Wedding ...
Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan on the Satellite Sisters Tuesday show. Going deep on shallow topics like screen time recommendations for babies and have cell phones changed the way we converse face to face, even if the phone is silent? We discuss Sherry Turkle's article in the New York Times Stop Googling, Let's Talk.  How have our conversations changed since the proliferation of mobile devices.    Plus:  Exciting news for Coffee Drinkers!  Wedding Announcements meet Police Reports. Do we really need to know this in the middle of a perfectly delightful boy meets girl story? Do's and Don'ts for making the most of Work Events. How to network effectively. From the wall Street Journal.  How to change your name after your wedding Julie and Lian wish they'd just done this a million years ago.  Plus, can you wear tights with open toed shoes? FINALLY, we have the answer.  See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
64 min
Satellite Sisters on Putin, Malala and Bronze A...
On today's Satellite Sisters, Julie has much to say about her foe Vladimir Putin - his birthday, his hockey skills and his seizing the stage in Syria.  Plus, she fills us in on the new Nobel laureate for literature, Belarusian author Svetlana Alexievich.    Speaking of Nobel Prize winners, Liz reports from the London premiere of He Named Me Malala.  She was honored to have dinner with Malala's parents and filmmaker Davis Guggenheim at the event.  Liz's job at National Geographic Channel means she will be working on the movie when it comes to Nat Geo next next year.  Malala and her parents want to be sure that the film gets to the widest possible audience of girls and their parents everywhere. Sheila fills us in on celebrity news from Randy Quaid, Shia LeBoeuf and Gwyneth Paltrow. Gwynnie?  What could she possible have said on Twitter to upset Sheila?   Lian shares some archeological news from the New York Times about British mummies from the Bronze Age.  It's all about peat, apparently.  Plus, she reports on her outfit for the 80"s party she warned us about.   Julie recommends one thing for stress relief.  People, have you tried googling CorgiCon? We recommend.   And finally, it looks like Amazon has started to ship our new book "You're The Best: A Celebration of Friendship".  We hope you enjoy it.  If you do, we'd love for you to post reviews on and  See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
62 min
YTB Encore Interview Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Our series of You're the Best Encore Interviews continues with Julia Louis Dreyfus who gets our vote as the funniest women ever on TV. What a pleasure to talk to our comedic heroine from Seinfeld and today's Veep. We talked to her when her sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine was debuting on TV. JLD opens up about what it's like to really be a working mom on TV and her most embarrassing mothering moment.   See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
12 min
Madam Secretary Re-Cap 201: Singing, Dancing & ...
Satellite Sisters Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan recap Madam Secretary Season2, Episode 1. In this week's episode, MSec gets a promotion to President! Plus, singing, dancing, spying and oath-taking. A great start to season two for Madam Secretary.  See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
22 min
SS100615: College Admissions, Tuesday Trends & ...
Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan on the Satellite Sisters Tuesday podcast.   This week, a College Admission block. First, from Psychology Today, an article on the fragility of today's college students and the adjustments that faculty and staff at colleges have made because of this non-resiliant kids. Is it just the fault of Helicopters Parents? Or is there more at work? Plus, Lian recommends a novel about the high anxiety of getting into college and keeping up with the Joneses. Check out The Admissions by Meg Mitchell Moore. Finally, a college admissions podcast that you will want to  check out for actual admission experts... and Lian. Find the College Admission Toolbox podcast here.     Plus:    The New York Times steals from Urban Nana and she is justly outraged Tuesday Trends: Friends still very popular Is being a Follower the new Leader? More Magazine   Tiny bits: Man Buns Explained Who to clean your bathtub with a fruit   Madame Secretary Re-Cap It's Season 2, Ep 1! And Madam Secretary gets a promotion... to Madam President. Plus, singing, dancing, and drugging.  See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
64 min
SS100415: Oregon Shootings, Lab Rats Surprise,...
Julie Dolan, Lian Dolan and Sheila Dolan and Monica Dolan on the podcast today. The Lab Rats have prepared a mystery test for us. The Rats refuse to let us know WHAT they will be testing which makes us suspicious but we know we're in god paws because it's the Rats. Tune in to find out what the Lab rats are up to.   Plus: Julie's Doctor's Office Faux Pas: Mistaken identity leads to personal shame. We can all relate. Madame Secretary Season 2 preview before we start our re-caps on Tuesday. We fill you in so you can jumper on board tonight when the show debuted at 10 pm Sunday on CBS. For more information, click through to the CBS website.  Plus, #satsistersytb winners and Book Tour dates added to the calendar.   Thanks to Audible for supporting Satellite Sisters. Today on the show, we recommend Mindy Kaling's new book Why Not Me? Funny, funny, funny and special guests Greg Daniel and BJ Novak. For your free Audio Download, try  .  See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
40 min
SatSisters Encore Interview: Nora Ephron
Introducing a series of classic Satellite Sisters interviews with some of our favorite guests. You're the Best Encore Interviews. This week, we talk to the late Nora Ephron,    Ephron is best known for her romantic comedies and was nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Writing: for Silkwood, When Harry Met Sally..., and Sleepless in Seattle. She won a BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay for When Harry Met Sally.... She sometimes wrote with her sister Delia Ephron.[2] Her last film was Julie & Julia.[2]She also co-authored the Drama Desk Award–winning theatrical production Love, Loss, and What I Wore.[2][3] In 2013, Ephron received a posthumous Tony Award nomination for Best Play for her play Lucky Guy.   We spoke to Nora Ephron upon publication of her book, I feel Bad About My Neck. Funny, warm and wise, Nora Ephron makes us laugh and cry when talking about aging, friendship and death. We miss you, Nora. You're the best.    See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
20 min
SS093015: Malala Documentary, Women in the C-Su...
The Tuesday podcast with Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan. This week on the show, we cover the new Malala documentary for Davis Guggenheim, He Named My Malala . A wonderful new film about the Nobel Laureate from Pakistan who advocates for global education for Girls, a cause that First Lady Michelle Obama also advocates.    For more information about He Named Me Malala or the Malala Foundation, please visit this website.   For more information about Let Girls Learn, please visit this website.    Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In foundation and McKinsey & Co issued a new report this week about getting women in the top jobs. There's a little good news-- but more not so good news. Lian and Julie discuss the findings. You can read the full report here.    Plus, Julie gives the rundown on what to do in Brooklyn before and after our event at Powerhouse Arena.  See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
50 min
Satellite Sisters Announce St. Paul Event + Ne...
On today's Satellite Sisters, we announce a St. Paul event on Saturday November 14th at SubText at 4 pm.  For complete details on all of our events, go to our calendar page here.  Join us in Brooklyn October 30, Pasadena November 8 and St. Paul November 14. Julie announces two new winners for our "You're The Best" photo contest.  Post your fave photos of your own Satellite Sisters and tell us why they're the best.  Use the hashtag #satsistersytb on Facebook or Instagram and you can win a copy of our new book. Our third big announcement is this:  Starting October 1, we will post a new show every Thursday entitled Satellite Sisters "You're The Best" Encore Interviews.  There are our favorite conversations over the years with some of our solid gold Satellite Sisters and Misters.  The first three will you get in October will be Nora Ephron, Julia Louis Dreyfus and JJ Abrams.  Listen.  Laugh. Share.  Now to this week's news: Lian covers the Pope's visit. We're glad that humility, mercy and joy are making a comeback.  Plus, good week for you, Fiat. Bad week for Volkswagen. Monica's a longtime VW owner and she has a broken heart about the VW Jetta TDI, a car that's ubiquitous in her hometown of Portland, Oregon.  Plus, she wants you to know about her new fence.  You've asked so she's ready to fill you in. Liz has a report from Emmy Awards last week and some details about hobnobbing with Lady Gaga and Fred Savage. You are going to want to watch his new show that premieres this week called The Grinder. It's hilarious.  Liz and Lian will both be seeing He Named Me Malala this week.  We encourage you to go, too.  Lian will have a complete review on next week's show. Julie and Liz discuss Black Mass about James Whitey Bulger starring Johnny Depp. Our father was friends with his brother Billy Bulger played by Benedict Cumberbatch. We've got our own Whitey Bulger tales. Finally, tales of New York.  Julie has a new installment of Urban Nana.  Monica shares a hilarious letter to the Social Cues column at the New York Times.     See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
61 min
SS092215: Workplace dilemmas, #popeinUS , TV Talk
Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan on the Tuesday Satellite Sisters . We get a full report from Urban Nana on life in the big city. Julie gives us her ten observations on Dogs in the City, New Yorker Nice, Man Buns,  Pizza Rat, Gentrification and the #PopeinUS .  Lian on Work, Work place Issues ands why, of , why are we still so judge about women in the workplace? From her personal observations to a new book out on the Toxic Work Place.  From the New York Times: Anne-Marie Slaughter on the Toxic Work Place.  From our Facebook Page: How can Baby Boomer job seekers talk to Millennial recruiters. Erika gives advice and we seek yours. Share your tips on our  Satellite Sisters Facebook Group  Tuesday Trends: The Lived In Lip  . Get the look.  Easy ways to prevent colds . Check out these tip from Health Magazine  TV Talk Julie on board with Madam Secretary and the 20th Anniversary of a MAJOR TV event See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
54 min
SS092015: #Nursesunite , Emmys, VW Violations, ...
On the show today, Julie Dolan, Liz Dolan, Sheila Dolan and Lian Dolan tackle the world, one cup of coffee at a time. Lots of discuss this week, including the #nursesunite movement springing from comments by co-hosts of The View. Julie breaks down the controversy with a simple concept: this segment was all about women mocking other women.    Plus:  Who do you want on the $10 bill? That's the question that the presidential candidates were asked this week at the Republican debate and several of the had trouble coming up with one American woman at all ! What's up with that?  Clinton vs. Fiorina  Let's give it a whirl! Why not?  VW Cheats and We're Mad  VW sells a half a million cars with rigged software to report lower emissions numbers on emissions tests.  Urban Nana takes on NYC  New stroller, new subways and the Pope's coming to town.  Dating Tips for the Over 50 Set  Sheila debunks some dating advice from the HuffPo Liz Goes to the Emmys Liz is on the countdown clock for her appearance on the Red Carpet. Dress, brows, fake tan, new shoes, clean car and more... Plus, we announce our contest winners    See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
59 min
SS091315: Style Tips, US Open & Madame Secretary
On the Sunday Satellite Sisters podcast it's Lian Dolan, Julie Dolan and Sheila Dolan on the line. It's News, Talk & Laughs plus we get on the bandwagon with our new favortite show, Madame Secretary.  The CBS drama is now on Netflix and Sheila has raced through the whole season in three days. Sheila has her highlights of the season and they include stars Tea Leoni and Tim Daly. Plus, the wardrobe, the wardrobe, the wardrobe. To die for. Lian is making a pitch to do a re-cap for season two starting in a few weeks. Are you on board with Madame Secretary,  Satellite Sisters?    Plus:  The US Open Julie recommends Vinci & Pannetta for the Satellite Sisters Hall of Fame for their sportsmanship and thier friendship. We take a parliementarian vote. Sheila has a Dental Emergency. What is that cool wind blowing through her mouth. Lian is sick as a dog. wait til you hear what her sons does. The College Admissions game. If you have a high school senior, you know who your kid is up agianst, right? The two M's. Malala and Malia. Speaking of Malala, should a Nobel Laureate have to take the SATs? We discuss. Rrecreation rules! Slow hiking, Wanderlust Yoga Festival and more. 8 Simple Rules for style from Real Simple.     Plus, our new Facebook and Instagram contest for Fall. Post a picture of you and your Satllite Sisters on our Facebook Group or Instagram page and tell us why your Satellite Sisters are the best! Use the hashtage #satsistersytb and tag us @satsisters. We'll pull two winners every week-- one from Facebook and one from Instagram. Winners will win a copy of our book, You're The Best: A Celebration of Friendship. By posting your photos, you are giving us permission to use the photo for promotional purposes.   See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
48 min
SSWW Erica Jong
Satellite Sisters Word Wrire Festival 2015 wraps up with author, poet and feminist icon Erica Jong on Satellite Sisters for the first time. Erica joins Lian Dolan to talk about her new book, Fear of Dying, a follow-up to her 1973 blow-you-doors-off bestseller Fear of Flying. Never one ot be contained or constrained, Ms. Jong gives her thoughts on everything from Pope Francis to witchhunts to feminism.    Her new novel Fear of Dying is a delight. A complex, touching and somehow funny book on aging, caregiving, dogs, friends, dogs and, yes, sex.   To read more about Erica Jong, you can go to her website  To find Erica's books on Audible and get ne free download, go to  See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
31 min
SS090815: Serena vs. Venus vs. Erica Jong
Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan on the Satellite Sisters Tuesday show. Lian talks about talking ot novelist, feminist, icon Erica Jong about her new book, Fear of Dying. Or, what happens when an interview gets totally out of control. From Fear of Flying to Fear of Dying, Lian tries to make sense of theit conversation.  Serena vs. Venus: Julie doesn't buy it. She had nine questions about the sister match-up  at the US Open. Plus, we handicap Satellite Sisters vs. Satellite Sisters match-ups.  Julie reports on Friends at Work & Breastfeeding.  New Survey from the National Parks: what is the number one reason people visti our National Parks? And the new Every Kid in a Park Initiative. Every fourth grader gets into the National Parks for FREE! Information here: Letting Creativity into your life: From the New York Times, We're All Artists Now by Laura Holson.    See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
46 min
Satellite Sisters announce winners of #satsiste...
It's been a great summer of #satsisterssummerfun for all of us @instagram.  Thanks for the more than 1100 photos that got posted.  In a random drawing, we selected two winners.  Congratulations to @sosaysshe and @rustysun.  Email us at to tell us where to mail your prize - a fantastic package of Sol de Janeiro 2-Step Samba Foot Fetish Care to keep your summer fun going on.  Stay tuned for an upcoming announcement of a new contest for the fall. On today's Satellite Sisters podcast, Sheila anticipates Liz's birthday later this week and shares some very vague predictions from online horoscopes. Sheila's birthday comes later in the month but she's a Libra.  Sheila also has some offbeat practices about how to beat the heat.  Think fold-out couch, ceiling fan and Brazilian sarong.  Plus, she's wandering the aisles of Rite-Aid daily now and has spotted some new products worthy of her investigation.  She tries them out on Liz and Monica. It's not in her horoscope, but Monica is fine with the return of the fanny pack as predicted in the New York Times this week.  She believes in hands-free living.  Go for it sister.  Also on today's show,  Liz shares some information about an email she received from Mercy Corps in response to the drowning of 3 year old Aylan Kurdi. Here is the photo essay about about the special items Syrian refugees carried with them created by Mercy Corp workers in refugee camps.   See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
39 min
SS090115: Serena Williams, Uber for Teens, Pop...
Julie Dolan and Lian Dolan meet up on the Tuesday show to talk about topics in the news: the St. Paul Rape Case, Serena Williams goes for the Grand Slam and Uber for Teens. On the show this week: Misplaced Outrage: Why is this guy NOT a star? Oh, nevermind. He is.  Granny's Got a Gun: Julie shatters her grandchildren's sense of security The St. Paul's Rape Case: Is this the purpose of the Communications Decency Act. From the Wall Street Journal Serena Wiliams goes for the Grand Slam and the Sisterhood cheers her on. From the New York Times, The meaning of Serena Williams Uber for Teens: Is this the mots responsible thing a parent can do? Or are you punting your parental responsibility?  The Pope Comes to America: What will he say next? Reality TV Show Casting Call: Would you ever do a Trial Divorce on TV?  My Cat, the Political Refugee     See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
51 min
Heroes, Romance and our apology to Greta Gerwig.
On today's Satellite Sisters, Julie, Liz, Sheila and Lian discuss where heroes come from.  On a story in the New York Times, evolutionary dynamicists (whatever that means) tell us how evolution has favored heroes.  Thank goodness.  Sheila is trying to give up sugar.  She has a list of food she has had to deny herself.  It's not easy.  She also has a few new restaurant names around Pasadena and Altadena that are bugging her.  What do you think? Liz questions a couple of new anti-aging practices: one is this face fitness program in New York and the other is an anti-aging potion she saw advertised that allegedly "battles graying".  Julie has some commentary on two new movies:  She has a cultural issue with No Escape starting Owen Wilson and Lake Bell, and recommends Mistress America starring Greta Gerwig.  Speaking of Greta, we hereby issue an apology to Greta for the misinformation we spread about her midway through the show which we correct by the end.  Oops.  Here's her bio from IMDB. Love ya, Greta! Lian wants to draw our attention to this wedding announcement in the New York Times for one tiny detail: the romantic theatrical gesture of the pearl and the kiss.  She thinks maybe Sheila and Liz could find romantic partners on the stage! It's the final week of our instagram contest #satsisterssummerfun so be sure to follow @satsisters and tag your own fun photos #satsisterssummerfun to be eligible to win our great Sol de Janeiro 2 Step Foot Fetish Care.     See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
54 min
SS081525: Black Holes Explained, College Loan S...
Julie Dolan and Lian Dolan on the Tuesday #podcast. Usually we go deep on shallow topics. But today, we're going shallow on deep topics. We explain Black Holes, solve the College Loan problem and slw the drought through Shower Songs.    Plus,    BTS Block: where are all the school kids and keep posting those back to school photos!  More Millennials  Who are their parents? You are Boomers! But that's okay because there ae many lovely, well-raised Millennials.  Lian Explains Stephen Hawking's new theory about Black Holes. Amazingly, SH and Lian are asking the same questions about the universe.  Parisian bakers finally get to take a vacation in August and Parisians are forced to eat grocery store bread.  Book Recommendation:  Finding Livlihood by Nancy Nordenson   See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
43 min
SS082315: Ashley Madison Scandal; World's Best ...
Today on the Satellite Sisters Podcast, Monica Dolan, Julie Dolan and Lian Dolan tackle the world one cup of coffee at a time. Monica has a Contractor Nightmare and wants to knwo if she handled it correctly. Plus, should you take your cat on vacation?    Also on the show:   Glass Houses Syndrome: what makes a public figure like Josh Diggar think he can get away with his two Ashley Madison accounts ? And what about the founder of Ashley Madison who calls himself "the King of Infidelity."  International News Round-up: From hero Americans to North Korea ot the World's Best beaches. There's one beach for every sister!  Cats on Vacation: Yes or No? Satellite Sisterhood weigh in.  The World's Most Expensive Underwear  How much would you spend on a pair of panties. Is your life worth $100 panties? Check out these Zimmerli style and decide.  Instagram Tip! Let's all follow Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.  Follow @elisestafenik as she eats cheese! Rides on tractors! Goes for a run in her pink sneakers!  See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
48 min
SSWW Elisabeth Egan Author Interview
The Satellite Sisters Word Write Author Interviews continue with a conversation with Elisabeth Egan, debut novelist of A Window Opens. Author Egan tells us about her leap from the business side o fthe books business to the author side. She penned her first novel at her daughter's swim team practice. The result is A Window Opens, a warm, funny tale of woman caught between work, life and books.    For more information about Elisabeth Egan and her work, please visit her website.      See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
30 min
SS081815: Starbucks News, TV & Movie Recs and D...
On the Tuesday Show, Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan go deep on shallow topics. Today, we tackle Tuesday Trends and TV, Movie and Book Recommendations.  Plus, Julie brings us some Global News from Bangkok and Russia, her former hometowns.  Satellite Sister Salutes:  Two women pass the Army Ranger Test! a historic first. Well done.   My friend Leslie who made it to yoga! Not a small achievement when you are sandwiched by family caregiving obligations. Our Satellite Sister Millennial Samantha who has a great idea for her generation  Starbucks News: Real Pumpkin in your coffee. And real wine & beer in your coffeehouse. Good idea?  Tuesday Trends:  Two questionable ideas and one we can get behind Tuesday picks: Madame Secretary: It's not too late to buy into the concept that Tea Leoni is the Secretary of State. With volumized hair. Check out episodes here:  People Places Things  - A Grown-up Romantic Comedy that is actually romantic and funny. Yeah. Check it out on pay per view, in theaters or at iTunes. Delightful.  The Sparrow Sisters by Cape Cod Satellite Sister Ellen Herrick . Please check out her event calendar for signings on Cape Cope and in Boston See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
42 min
Satellite Sisters August 16, 2015: All Five Si...
On today's Satellite Sisters, we tackle workplace issues from thermostat wars and millenials who bring their parents to job interviews to today's eye-opening story about what its like to work at Amazon. First up, Monica has Science of the Obvious:  Men and women seem to prefer different temperatures in the workplace. It's actual science, people. What's her personal plan for dealing with this? Lian brings us a story from a career coach on Huffington Post about how the parents of millenials may actually be holding their adult children back.   Liz asks:  Just exactly how important is it to you to make sure customers get their toilet paper quickly?  The New York Times has a fascinating story today about the workplace culture at Amazon today.  Entitled INSIDE AMAZON; WRESTLING BIG IDEAS IN A BRUISING WORKPLACES, it's definitely worth a read.  Does your impression of Amazon change when you read male ex-employees say "Nearly every person I work with I saw cry at their desk." Or that a true Amazonian is called an "Amabot" because they enjoy the results of the "continual performance improvement algorithm."  Yikes.  Are we suprised that there's not a single woman on Amazon's top leadership team?  Discuss.  Julie has a complete International News Round-Up from Uzbekistan, Kurdistan, Thailand and Dubai. Sheila gives us the update on her successful baby shower and, finally, we get the complete Lab Rats chip quest 2015 report on Lay's Do Yourself A Flavor Please visit our website for the latest info on both our new book You're The Best: A Celebration of Friendship.   We also have a new Events page.  We'll be adding to it all summer and fall. Thanks for playing along with our @instagram contest #satsisterssummerfun.  It's a blast seeing all your photos.   See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
64 min
SS081115: Poldark Finale Re-Cap; College Tours;...
Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan return for the Tuesday Show. This week, it's the Poldark Finale Re-Cap. Pol, Dark & Handsome is back with galloping horses, Linen shirts,Looting & Pillaging and declarations of love. Julie and Lian re-cao the episode and talk about Season 2.   Lian goes on four college tours and reports back on what's important to college kids today. The answer may surprise you.  Julie's new segment: Butt In or Butt Out  Julie inserts herself into a situation and gets a mixed reaction.  Election News:  Half Pint runs for Congress!  Save the Romanian Crown Prince Julie on Dominique Browning's Essay: I'm Too Old for This. Read the essay here.  Plus, You may be too old for pastel hair, but try greige. Bobbi Brown sez it's the color of fall. Check out the Greige pallette here: Julie has pics n pans Pick: The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows Pans: John Wick (Worst movie Ever) and that commercila with the Fuzzy Letters Pol, Dark & Handsome: the Satellite Sisters Re-cap of the Finale of Masterpiece's Poldark.  The horses are exhausted and so are we.  See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
58 min
SSClassic11052013: Unstoppable Sparkle, Informa...
A Satellite Sisters Classic from 2013. A Tuesday show that includes: Broken Wrist Fashions from Chico's a First Ladies Desk Information Hodgepodge Picks n' Pans College Admissions Interviews   See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
45 min
SS072815: Poldark Re-Cap, Killer Robots, Olympi...
Lian Doln and Julie Dolan on the Satellite Sisters Tuesday Podcast. This week: Poldark Re-Cap, Killer Robots, Olympics & Parenting Advice on Tipping Cojnselors at Summer Camp, Preparing for the Empty Nest and Being your Kid's Concierge. Plus,vacation tales from Bend, Oregon.    Lian on Vacationing in a Small Town: Slow Service comes with the territory You're Welcome, Boston. Los Angeles is ready to step in for the 2024 Olympic games after Boston Bid falls apart. No problem, Beantown.  Beware the Killer Robots: First Stephen Hawking, then Elon Musk and now Julie Dolan raises concerns about Killer Robots.    From the Satellite Sisters Facebook Page: Tipping Counselors at Summer Camp Advice for surviving the Empty Nest   From a writer on The Simpsons; Adults We Failed to Raise . Are you your kids concierge? How to stop now.  Julie's Pick: Try The Walker on Refinery 29  Pol, Dark and Handsome: Our weekly re-cap of the PBS Masterpiece series Poldark. We were gearing up for the season finale next week, but this week Cornwall turns dark & stormy.  See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
59 min
Satellite Sisters on Chip Quest, Hot Yoga and W...
On today's Satellite Sisters, the Lab Rats Sheila and Monica Dolan go on a Chip Quest.  Monica is determined to participate in the Lays Do Us A Flavor Contest.  She convinced Sheila to get on board to test flavors Gyro, Truffle Fries, Biscuits & Gravy and New York Reuben,  but despite many store visits they could not find the new product.  Not to worry, sisters.  Monica will carry on this week even if it means ordering them from  Meanwhile, Sheila tries Bikram Yoga for the first time with less-than-ideal results. She has a complete report on that as well as the baby shower she is hosting at her home next weekend.  The workback schedule is being drawn up now.  Now all she needs is a place for guests to actually sit down.  Plus, she crosses town to her new CVS.  Also with mixed results, we'd say. Liz has a celebrity-sighting report from Superba Snack Bar in Venice, CA. Gotta love, JLD.  It was fun to see her and fun to just leave her alone to enjoy her lunch. Food there is superba, by the way.  We recommend it. Then Liz and a friend tried a new place in Santa Monica last night that is part butcher shop/part restaurant. True touch of Portlandia. Very high marks for Belcampo, including the best Beet Cocktail ever.  Yes, people.  Beets and tequila.  Give it a try.  Called Beets By J.  Hahaha.  You may also be interested in trying the camp the restaurant runs at their ranch in Northern California.  Women's Meat Camp.  Yes, people. Women's Meat Camp.  We want someone we know to try this camp that includes farm chores, pig butchery, food, wine and, of course, yoga.  Who's in?? Also on today's show, we give you the latest on our @instagram contest.  Are you posting your summer fun photos on Instagram with our hashtag #satsisterssummerfun and our tag @satsisters?  Prizes from Sol De Janeiro awarded at the end of the summer.  Join in the fun. For the fall, don't forget that we have two big book events coming up for You're The Best: A Celebration of Friendship. Join us October 29 in Brookly NY and November 8 in Pasadena.    Make plans with your own Satellite Sisters to join us.   See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
59 min
SS072115: Summer Fun, Vacation Tips, Book & TV ...
Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan connect on the Satellite Sisters podcasts for summer fun! Instragram contest, Facebook Follow-ups, Book and TV recommendations, Guest Towel etiquette, Tech gloating, Katy Perry and the Nuns, plus one great spy novel and one great TV show. Plus, the college admissions agony begins. Finally, Pol, Dark & Handsome, our re-cap of Episodes 5 of PBS Masterpiece series Poldark   #satsisterssummerfun on Instagram! Get on it, people. You and your Satellite Sisters celebrating summer fun for a great sexy prize of Sol de Janeiro Foot Fetish Cream. Are you having fun this summer? Let us know and post it on Instagram.  College Admissions begins  Round Two for Lian with son #2 starting the college application process. Lian is monitoting her nagging before it gets too much for all concerned.  Smart Vacation Tips from Julie  The keye is anticipation and unplugging.  Tech Stories: Glaoting over Ashley Madison breach Real Simple Etiquette  Have you stood in a guest bathroom and wondered. "What the heck am I supposed to dry my hands on?"  Facebook Follow-Up:  Katy Perry vs. Nuns Satellite Sisters No Poo Movement continues the VW Commercial with the wild boys Book Recs:  Julie loved Palace of Treason by Jason Matthew Lian wants the Satellite Sisterhood to get behind The Kicks, a new show for tweens about a middle school soccer team. Watch and Review this week to see more epsiodes of the show. here's how:   Here's how to watch, rate & review: 1. Watch the show: It’s free for anyone with an Amazon account in the US, UK and Germany. If you have ever ordered from Amazon, then you have an account. You do not need to be a Prime member to watch this episode of the show. *If you live in the UK, use this link to watch: * For the German version of the show, it's: Please know that Amazon pays attention to where in the show people stop viewing — so please be sure to watch the entire episode. But why would you stop? The show is awesome and Alex Morgan has a cameo towards the end! 2. After watching, Rate & Review the show on The Kicks Amazon page. This is like reviewing any other product on Amazon. Just scroll down the page to the "Customer Reviews" section, and click on the button "Write A Customer Review” to let everyone know what you thought of the pilot. 3. Fill out Amazon's Pilot Survey on our behalf. It’s a short questionnaire with specific questions about our show, yet it is super important when it comes to convincing Amazon to order more episodes - especially if you are an Amazon Prime member or have kids ages 6-14.  The Pilot Survey can be found here: Big orange button, right at the top of the page, above the show billboards. Then, if you can take just two more minutes… 4. Rate us on IMDb by going to our show’s page at this link: Click on LOGIN - and when it asks you to “Choose a Provider”, please select Amazon. Then once you’re in, click 1 to 10 stars to assign the show a rating — 10 is the highest. 5. Lastly, please share this information with anyone you think might enjoy the show. Kids 6-14. Their parents, aunts, uncles, and grandparents. Soccer aficionados. Your church congregation. Teachers.             See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
65 min
Satellite Sisters Launch Instagram Contest #sat...
On today's Satellite Sisters show, we launch ourselves into the world of Instragram with a new Satellite Sisters feed @satsisters and a new Satellite Sisters Photo Contest #satsistersummerfun.  Follow us @satsisters and post your best photos of your summer fun with your own family, friends and Satellite Sisters.  Use our hashtag #satsistersummerfun and at the end of the summer, we'll be awarding two prizes in a drawing.  One will go to a photo of #satesistersummerfun in the NEW category, current pics, and one will go to the photo in the #throwback category, for good times back in the day.  Check out our Facebook group and Like our Facebook page to get updates and check out the tutorials we have posted in case @Instagram is new to you.  Most of all, join the #satsisterssummerfun.  Prizes to be awarded from Sol de Janeiro   Also on today's show, we discuss our exictement about the new space age we are entering.  We are loving the Pluto mission and the SpaceX vision for life on Mars.  Listen to the Recode Decode podcast for more on Elon Musk, the visionary behind SpaceX and Tesla. There are new revelations in the dark, sad case of Bill Cosby drugging and raping women.  Here's a link to the latest reporting in the New York Times about this awful case and the conspiracy of silence around it to shame and silence his victims.  #staynoisy. Monica is ready for The Big One or The Really Big One.  Everyone is Oregon talking this week about the scientifc projects by a certain Dr. Goldfinger that were shared int he current issue of The New Yorker.  Monica's putting her earthquake/tsunami protocol into place asap, starting with a bathtun plug. Here's more with Dr, Goldfinger himself. Julie conducted Watercraft Week this week at her Nanacamp with 8 year old Alice and 6 year old Ben.  Rolling on the Colorado and the Yampa Rivers was a little more exciting than she wanted.  Expect to see her photos on Instagram #satsisterssummerfun Monica reviews and recommends the new documentary about Amy Winehouse, even if you just want to seek refuge from the heat.   See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
62 min
SSWW: Debut Mystery Authors Kris Calvin & Anne ...
On our continuing series the Satellite Sisters Word Write Festival, author Lian Dolan talks to two forst time mystery writers: Kris Calvin and Anne Flett-Giardano.    Kris Calvin One Murder More A former local elected official, Kris Calvin, author of debut novel One Murder More, knows politics from the inside out. She lives minutes from Sacramento, capital city of California and has been honored by the State Assembly and the California Governor’s office for her leadership in political advocacy on behalf of children.  Educated at Stanford and UC Berkeley in psychology and economics, Kris has been employed as a college-level lecturer in economics and as the CEO of a 5000-member nonprofit association in children's health.  Kris is a single parent of a daughter and two sons who make every day worthwhile, and the guardian (never owner) of  black cat Nigel  and cattle dog Lily, both strays who found their way to Kris and family and never left. You're most likely to run into Kris at regional mystery writers, readers conferences, in the halls of the Capitol of Sacramento or at a sporting venue or sports bar watching her favorite teams: the Golden State Warriors, the San Francisco Giants and the SF Forty Niners.  One Murder More is the first in Kris Calvin's new Maren Kane Mystery series.  Anne Flett-Giordano Marry, Kiss, Kill Anne Flett-Giordano is a five-time Emmy-winning television writer and producer whose credits include Frasier, Hot in Cleveland, Becker, and Desperate Housewives. In addition to the three Best Comedy and two Best Writing in a Comedy Series Emmys, Anne (with her screenwriting partner Chuck Ranberg) has won a Producer’s Guild Award and a Golden Globe and was nominated for the Writer’s Guild Best Writing in a Comedy Series award. Anne divides her time between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, California, where she shares a home with her husband, Arnie, and two book-blocking cats, Raider and Gracie. Marry, Kiss, Kill is her debut novel and the first in a series. See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
45 min
SS-71415: Poldark Re-Cap, Harper Lee, Pluto, Bo...
Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan tackle the world one cup fo coffee at a time. On today's show, we vote on whether we'll buy and read Harper Lee's Go Set A Watchman, based on reviews, the new version fo Atticus and the suspicious discovery of the manuscript in the first place.    Plus: Secrets to a Great Girls' Weekend: More Cheese!  Birthday on Facebook is the Best!  Pluto in the News! Pluto 'phones home' and the world waits to see the pictures fo the farthest thing ever seen from earth. Way to go, Science! Go Set A Watchman Reviews are in. Copies are in the bookstore. The biggest publishing happening since Harry Potter! But is it a good thing that the book surfaced 60 years after it wasn't published int he first place? We discuss.  Book Recommendations from Lian. Two books on the oppostite end of the women's fiction genre. Lian gives the thumbs to The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan and  Dietland by Sarai Walker, a subversive feminist read with a cupcake on teh cover.  Teen Athletes and Heroin Addiction: Read about the surprising connection in Sports Illustrated. Here is the link to the article.  Crime Report: El Chapo and Real Life Gone Girl  Pol, Dark and Handsome: Our weekly re-cap of the PBS Masterpiece series Poldark.This episode had it all! Pygmalion Week! Wifey talent Show! Horrendous medical care! Holiday Shopping! Pilchers! Copper! And Chest hair!    See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
66 min
Satellite Sisters Announce First Book Tour Dates
On today's Satellite Sisters, we lead off with announcements of our first two book tour dates to kick-off the publication of YOU'RE THE BEST; A CELEBRATION OF FRIENDSHIP. Join us Thursday October 29th at Powerhouse Arena in Brookyn, New York and Sunday November 8th at Vromans in Pasadena.  The Powerhouse appearance will feature what Lian describes a "a boatload of Satellite Sisters ioncluding many from the next generation".  The Vroman's appearance will headline Lian, Sheila and Liz.  More details about these dates and other book tour dates will be posted at and on our Satellite Sisters Facebook page so stay tuned.     Also on today's episode of Satellite Sisters: Liz files a complete report from her ComicCon experience, including a fun meet-up with some longtime listeners and a fascinatng discussion with an Academy Award winner.  Plus, heads-up on the new Muppet Show coming fin the fall and a new show she's working on called Outcast from Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead.   Lian has created a new way of looking at voting blocks in the U.S. so pay attention, Nate Silver of 538.  It's all about products from the Vermont Country Store. Julie shares some keen entertainment insights from the "next next gen" she is caring for at Nanacamp including a withering review of the Minions soundtrack from 8 year old Alice.  Sheila has been vacationing at a Vietnamese restaurant Atwater Village called Indochine, it seems, and has discovered a restaurant/tarot/gift space she wants to share but does not know the name of.  She explains.   Stay connected to the Satellite Sisters on Facebook, Twitter @SatSisters and our newest feed on Instagram @SatSisters   See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
60 min
SS070715: Poldark Re-Cap, Women's World Cup, Ro...
Poldark Re-Cap, Women's World Cup,  Greeke Economic Crisis, Observation about legalized Marijuana, Royal Christening & Cats in the News The Tuesday Show! With Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan Nana Camp Update Week #1 Women's World Cup- Let's give the USWNY a tickertape parade and some more money!  Royal Christening: Kate Rules! Plus, We love George and Camilla take fashion cues from the Smurfs Greece vs. the Eurozone: Lian adds nothing to the discussion Julie's Observation about Legalized Marijuana Cats in the News! Lian updates you all on Pom, her yard cat plus Cats in the LA Flower Mart.  Baby News! Plus, Pol, Dark and Handsome, our re-cap of PBS show Poldark See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
60 min
SS Word Write: Bestselling author Daniel Silva
  The Satellite Sisters Word Write Festival continues with an interview with Daniel Silva, of The English Spy. The English Spy is the 15th novel in the Gabriel Allon series. It's set in Northern Ireland and brings together charters from many of the series characters from the past.    Thanks to Audible for supporting the Satellite Sisters Word Write Festival. To download one free audiobook, use the special Satellite Sisters URL. See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
24 min
SS063015:Summer Camp, Alzheimer's Month, Nuns i...
On the Tuesday Podcast, Julie Dolan and Lian Dolan on the Satellite Sisters podcast. We cover the world one cup of coffee at a time. Today, our re-cap of Poldark on PBS. We call it Pol, Dark & Handsome. We talk about episode 2 that fetaured steamy swims, hot summer dances, dueling idiots, makeovers and great dating tactics!  Alos on the show:   Nana Camp is in Session. Here what's happening at Julie's house in Steamboat Springs this summer Summer Stories: Why you feel bloated-- It's the weather! Tips for a great family vacation Sibling Violence. A new report out from Pediatrics about sibling violence. Julie and Lian discuss what constitute a felony vs. a brotherly beat down.  Follow-Up to Glen Campbell doc on CNN with a discussion of care for Alzheimer's patients Katy Perry wants to buy a convent in LA and the nuns aren't so sure about that.  Sporting block: Womens World Cup, Wimbledon and the US Olumpic bid.  Pol, Dark & Handsome-- our re-cap of Episode 2 of Poldark on PBS. Everybody in the water!        See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
63 min
SS062815: SCOTUS, Cannes Creativity Festival, T...
On Satellite Sisters Weekend show: Liz Dolan, Sheila Dolan & Lian Dolan discuss the events of the week, including the Marriage Equality Decision from SCOTUS and the Funeral in Charleston.    Plus, Liz goes to the Festival fo Creativity in Cannes and reports back on hre dinnre with Boy George and Kris Jenner. Plus, a Monica Lewinsky sighting and Julia-Louis Dreyfus panel. What a week in the South of France like. Plus, the taxi strike in France and other Frenchy things about France. Plus, The Marriage Equality Decision by SCOTUS. Liz watching in Heathrown, Lian watching at home on Twitter and Sheila watching on the  Satellite Sisters Facebook feed.  The Satellite Sisters Stay Noisy Award goes to Taylor Swift this week. Thank fro setting Apple staight, T-Swizzle!  Sheila Makes up with her Dry Cleaner. And gets a giant cyst removed. Just a warning!  Lian reports on Panda Express 's search for the Next Orange Chicken. Hear what they are testing and what 8 year olds say about their new menu item. Read about the process here in the LA Times.  What to Watch on TV This week: The Women's World Cup! Wimbledon! and Poldark on PBS Masterpiece. Julie and Lian re-cap on Tuesday in Pol, Dark and Handsome.    Fourth of July Plans? You got it...       See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
50 min
SS062315: Poldark Re-Cap, Save The Gap, Health ...
Julie Dolan and Lian Dolan connect for the Satellite Sisters Tuesday Podcast. On today's show, the sisters take on the new PBS Masterpiece series, Poldark. Looking for something to watch after Outlander and before the new season of Downton Abbey? Check out Poldark on PBS starring Aiden Turner and his linen shirts. Lots of horses, lots of dogs, lots of craggy cliffs and some really, really bad British teeth.    Also on the show:   Presidential Motorcade in Pasadena, thanks to Marc Maron who hosted the President in a nearby garage. Lian gives you the details and talks about her new role as Podcasting Spokesperson Save The Gap Let's start with getting rid of the ugly clothes. Booth Moore of the LA Times with her analysis of what went wrong at the Gap.  Health Tips to Live to 100. Check out The Blue Zone Solution by Dan Beuttner. Stick with green veggies, beans, coffee &Tea and no meat.  Civility in the Workplace- what it pays off No Shampoo Update  Julie jumps on the bandwagon and reveals her surprising results Julie's Surprise Weekend See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
56 min
SSClassic Father's Day Show: Phil Rosenthal, To...
A rebroadcast of three great Dads ( and great guys) in honor of Father's Day:   Phil Rosenthal-- EP of Everybody Loves Raymond Tom Brokaw  Alan Alda See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
56 min
Satellite Sisters WordWrite Matthew Quick
Lian Dolan, Satellite Sisters and best-selling author interview Matthew Quick, author of several best-selling novels, including The Silver Linings Playbook which was made into the Oscar Winning film and The Good Luck of Right Now. His latest book is Love May Fail.   Love May Fail is contemporary adult fiction, now out in hardback and audiobook. It's a tale of love won, lost lost and the crazy life journey to get there. Matthew talks to us about his latest work, his process, finding your voice in print and what it's like to write fiction and play the Hollywood game. Who will like Love May Fail?  Women going through a divorce People who are fascinated by hoarders People who have loved and lost—to a realy jerk Motley Crue fans Folks from Jersey and Vermont Butchers Teachers Would be Novelists Nuns Fans of nuns People who like funny books People who like sad books And people who like hopeful books Find out more about Matthew Quick and his work, book tour schedule and bio here.  To download Love My Fail for free and try Audible for 30 days, use the special Satellite Sisters URL.   See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
39 min
SS 061615: How to Stop Worrying, Giving a Good ...
Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan on the Tuesday Satellite Sisters podcast. We cover a lot of topics today including: How to Stop Worrying, Giving a Good Pep Talk, the No Shampoo Method, Etiquette Questions about weddings, RSVPs and High School Proms Lian reports back on Day 3 of the No Shamposs Method. Plus, her other strategies ot stave off aging. At least in two areas.  Julie on The Drone convention in San Jose.  How to Give a Pep Talk: From the Wall Street Journal. What works and what doesn't? How to give you best Coach Taylor.  How to Stop Worrying and be More Mindful: From Business Insider, a Harvard Med School Professor has 5 tips on how to let the razy talk in your head go and focus on the moment. You are not your thoughst-- what ever that means. Read the article here.  Etiquette Questions on Weddings, RSVPs and Liability Contract for Post-Prom After-parties.  Plus, our strong opinions against Buddymoons. And, the worst wedding ever at the Waldorf Astoria.  Movie Recommendations: Far From the Madding Crowd and Jurassic Park TV Recs: Poldark on PBS If you are looking for Liz Dolan's article from Fortune Magazine, click here.      See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
53 min
Satellite Sisters International News Round-Up +...
On today's Satellite Sisters, Julie leads off with an International News Round-Up that starts in outer space and lands in Thailand.  We are all very happy to hear that the Philae comet lander has woken up and tweeted a message to earth.  Hello!  Also in Julie's tour of the world: A flood in Tblisi, Georgia has wild animals roaming the streets, Putin keeps the Pope waiting (again), eating live red ants in Thailand may be good for you but the raw fish might not. You heard it on Satellite Sisters first. The sisters discuss the comments of embattled Nobel Laureate Tim Hunt.  Kudos to the female scientists who tweeted their ridicule with the hashtag #Distractinglysexy.  Comedic revenge is always sweet, but Lian asks if some of the other punishment over the top.  Sheila's school year is over so she fills us in on her latest attempt at gift card living, an ill-fated hike that may be her last, a shoe injury that left a mark and some tension at the dry cleaners.  In other words, Pluto's moons. And Liz tips us off that a piece she wrote for Fortune Magazine about unconscious bias in the board room will be posted on the Fortune blog in the next day or two.  We'll share it around so you can post your own comments.       See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
50 min
Satellite Sisters: Defaulted Student Loans, Co...
Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan on the Satellite Sisters Tuesday podcast, including an in-depth discussion on College Admissions Tips from a former Stanford Dean., Julie Lythcott-Haims Have a rising Senior at home and got a check list for him or her for the summer? Think again. Order her book How to Raise and Adult here Plus, an Op-Ed from the New York Times advocates defaulting on your student loans without regret. Read the article Why I Defaulted on my Student Loans here and join in the discussion.    Community Service follow-up  Lian brings in comments from the Satellite Sisterhood on mandatory community serive requirements for middle school and high school.    Tuesday Trends: The Uniform. An Art Director wears exactly the same thing to work everyday. Would you? Take a look at the art director's style here.    Movie & TV Round-up:   Lian recommends Far From the Madding Crowd, Gemma Bovary and Odd Mom Out   See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
46 min
SS060215: Outlander Season Finale, Men Adrift, ...
Julie and Lian Dolan on the Tuesday podcast.  The Outlander Season 1 Finale: For one Satellite Sister, it was all too much. Gobsmacked is not a strong enough word. What did you think of this controversial episode? Our Outlander re-cap takes a shocking turn.   Plus: Caitlyn Jenner: Our first impressions about the revolutionary Vanity Fair cover.  Men Adrift: The Economist's cover story about just how far men are failing behind in Western educted countries. What are the solutions to solving the Men Crisis, unemployed, uninvolved in family life and socially adrift. Read the story here.  The Locks are off: Romantic Gesture? Or Vandalism? Julie and Lian discuss the locks on various bridges around the world. Find the No Love Locks website here.  Mandatory Community Service, Pros and Cons. Well, mainly just cons from Lian Whole Foods meets Stand-up Comedy. What could be better for Enetertaining Sheila.  Add a little Scandanavian into your life. And we're not talking meatballs!  Plus, More Triscuits! We discuss more flavors, lian test tastes the Balsamic Vinegar & basil flavor. Plus, another riduculous recipe! Thanks, Triscuit. You're more than a cracker.    Helpful links:   Listen to Lian Dolan interviewed on Reading with Robin on Friday afternoon at 4:30 EST. Find the podcast and live streaming information here. Robin has lots of great interview with writers. happy to be on her list. See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
56 min
Satellite Sister Julie Buys and Unbuys a House,...
On today's Satellite Sisters show, Julie buys and unbuys a house. What? Wait. Why? Blame it on the hatch. And no, this is not an episode of LOST. Monica has good news for Julie about parallel parking. No need to ever learn. Monica also has good news for Liz about an unstainable shirt. It's a potential lifesaver for Liz, a lifelong stainer. Liz has a terrifying tale of her ferocious Ferris trapping an unsuspecting painter in her bedroom. Sorry, Steve. It's not the first time Liz has gotten a message at work about a wild animal in her home. Who remembers the tale of the raccoon enjoying life on her living couch? Julie has a movie quiz for the sisters about the new movie Aloha. Despite what you've heard on Rotten Tomatoes,  Julie enthusiastically endorses Aloha.  She calls it  "pleasant" and ""it's not going to kill you." Really makes you want to run right out and buys your tickets, right? Julie's attitude:   A fine movie to see in Texas during a 300 year storm.  Breaking news on Triscuits, people.  Have you heard about Martha Stewart's new flavor?  It's all part of a "celebrity Triscuit" effort.  We've got some ideas about Satellite Sisters triscuits, including Monica's completely breakthrough flavor idea.  So new we can't even write it here.  You have to listen. We are not in business with Triscuits in any way, but we are longtime lovers of the savory cracker. Other items: Mindy Kaling is going to have her own Satellite Sister on The Mindy Project this year.  Yeah. Congratulations, Sister. Paul McCartney has changed his policy on pot.  Thanks, grandpa. Don't forget to watch the Women's World Cup that starts Saturday June 6. Thanks to all for LIKING our Facebook page, JOINING our Facebook Group and sharing our show with your own Satellite Sisters.   See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
46 min
SS052615: Outlander Re-Cap, Machu Picchu Part 2...
Julie Dolan and Lian Dolan on the Tuesdya Satellite Sister Podcast.   Julie has more tips for Machu Picchu. Plus, Yosemite, Appalachian Trail and Mt. Kilamanjaro  The End of High School: One parent is thrilled to no longer be a school parent. Read Joe Queenan's piece in the Wall Street Journal called School's Out Forever  Are you happy your school daze are over?  Poor Little Rich Wibes  One athropologist's look at the women of the Upper East Side. We discuss the lives of these modern women and whether or not the "wife bonus' is a real thing. Read the article here by Wednesday Martin.     Food trends:  Chefs want you to eat every, even the cauliflour core The Doritos Effect  Why junk food is like heroin. Read about the book here.    Vermont Country Store: Lemon Up and Snoopy Pajamas. Whaaaat? Yes, only at the store that time forgot. Find the link to Lemon Up here.  See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
53 min
SS052415: Machu Picchu, Fall TV Preview, Awe De...
Julie Dolan, Liz Dolan and Lian Dolan on the show this Memorial Day Weekend. A special show as we remember our cousin Anne.  Plus, Julie's trip to Macchu Pichu: 7 Highlights of Machu Picchu and Peru Lian tells us about the importance of Awe in our lives. Can experiencing awe make us better people? Yes it can, according to Social Scientists. Read the article from the New York Times here.  Liz has been watching TV all week for work and she gives each Satellite Sister a recommendation for the Fall TV Season: Oil, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The Family.  Medical Update from Liz! Why is her eye-twitching? She'll tell us.  Lian has a toast moment, thanks to Pepperidge Fram Cinnamon Swirl   Plus, we say goodbye to our beautiful cousin Anne.  See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
59 min