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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Best-Selling Author Patti Callahan, Allen v Far...
Author Patti Callahan kicks off Women's History Month telling us about Surviving Savannah and Wild Swan. Plus Lian and Liz discuss Allen v Farrow, Stanley Tucci's new series, Lady Gaga's dogs and entertainment recommendations.
71 min
Lucky Episode #888, Live Event Tickets on Sale,...
Live Event Ticket Sales Announced, Lucky Episode #888, Julie's Texas Report, Walk Like A Penguin
55 min
Our vote for GOAT, Changes in Pandemic Friendsh...
We discuss Tom Brady vs Serena Williams as GOAT, plus changing friendships during the pandemic, Putin's Palace, lying in job interviews and why reading is so healthy during these hard times.
67 min
Novelist Nancy Johnson on The Kindest Lie, Liz'...
Liz is back with a recovery report, writer Nancy Johnson joins us to talk about her acclaimed novel The Kindest Lie and all the sisters have news and entertainment tips.
56 min
Year of the Work Pivot, Pandemic Food Trends, T...
Partying with Larry King, Cooking with Claire Tansey, Poetry with Amanda Gorman
63 min
Update on Liz from Liz! Plus, Pandemic Design T...
On this podcast, Liz returns with a health update, Julie gets the Covid Vaccine and Lian buys too much sour cream.
56 min
Personal News, Marriage Tips, Pompeii Discoveri...
New Satellite Sisters podcast with news from Liz, the plight of working mothers during the pandemic, the discovery of an ancient snack shop in Pompeii and marriage tips from non-experts.
51 min
New Year! New Mottos! New Ins & Outs! New Pande...
First Podcast of 2021! Bringing new trends, new hobbies, new sports and same old sisterhood to the show. Here we go!
59 min
Hallmark Holiday Finale! And Satellite Sisters'...
Hallmark Channel CEO and EVP Programming join to talk about holiday movies and what's coming next from them in 2021. Plus Lian, Julie and Liz each have their own Top Ten List for 2020.
80 min
Joyful Gifting from Real Simple's Brandi Broxso...
Joyful gift suggestions from Real Simple Editor Brandi Broxson plus Julie's decorating enthusiasm this season, Lian's peak 2020 moment in a strip mall parking lot and Liz's realization that she has somehow achieved a lifestyle, not just a work style.
63 min
Perk It Up! Lifting Our Holiday Spirits, Doing ...
Satellite Sisters commit to perking it up in December - lifting our holiday spirits, doing The Undoing and talking to Nashville Hitmaker/Author Aimee Mayo.
73 min
Sheila and Monica Visit For Satellite Sisters T...
Sisters Sheila Dolan and Monica Dolan stop in to catch up with Julie, Liz and Lian before the holidays begin. The Lab Rats have a review of a small appliance.
47 min
A Celebration Of Female Firsts! Kamala, Emily +...
We welcome this Season Of Female Firsts! Congratulations to all 3 Satellite Sisters of the Week:Kamala Harris: First female Vice President-elect of the United States. Emily Harrington - the first female to solo free climb El Capitain in less than 24 hoursKim Ng: First female General Manager in Major League Baseball. Named by Miami MarlinsWe interview comedian Michael Ian Black about his new book A (Mostly Serious) Letter To My SonSHOP in our Satellite Sisters Shop here. We have locked in a SUNDAY AFTERNOON WITH THE SATELLITE SISTERS as a Virtual Zoom Event with Sixth & I for Sunday April 11. ALL FIVE DOLAN SISTERS. Hilarity will certainly ensue. Ticket prices and times will be announced soon on our newsletter Pep Talk and in the Sixth and I newsletter, so stay tuned. But for goodness sake, SAVE THE DATE.Visit our website Satellite Sisters: A Pep Talk For Modern WomenSubscribe to our new newsletter Pep Talk here.For more info on Lian Dolan's newest novel The Sweeney Sisters, visit her website here.For all of our booklists at, go to The Sweeney Sisters here on or here on amazon.Join our community: Facebook Page, Facebook Group and on Instagram and Twitter @satsisters.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
56 min
SPECIAL Satellite Sisters Listener Appreciation...
It's a SPECIAL Day. It's Listener Appreciation Day on Satellite Sisters. For the first time in 20 years, we are devoting an entire episode to thanking you, sisters and misters.
65 min
Locktober Finale: Friendship IS Healthy For You...
Friendship is good for you! Today's guest is Lydia Denworth, author of Friendship: The Evolution, Biology and Extraordinary Power of Life's Fundamental Bond. Plus Cooking With Liz and Listener Appreciation
62 min
Locktober V3: Nutrition & Self-Care During Covi...
Nutrition and self-care advice from Dr. Leslie Korn, backstage with Liz Dolan and Ina Garten, Halloween tips for adults and kids.
61 min
Locktober V2: Finding Connection + Joy Over the...
How can we find more joy and connection over the holidays even if we are not together? Rabbi Judy Greenfeld, the Relationship Rabbi, joins us with advice.
61 min
Locktober Begins! Advice on Goal Setting + Empa...
Locktober begins! All month the Satellite Sisters will bring you experts with advice on handling extended lockdown. Today its Dr. Stephanie Newman on managing anxiety, setting goals and empathy.
61 min
Claire Tansey + Dinner Uncomplicated, The Socia...
Claire Tansey joins to talk about her new cookbook Dinner Uncomplicated, the sisters discuss the new Netflix doc The Social Dilemma and announce winners of their #satsisterslookwhatidid drawing.
60 min
Thank you, Justice Ginsburg.
The Satellite Sisters thank Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and honor her life.
62 min
Interview with Chris Frantz of The Talking Head...
Chris Frantz of The Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club joins us to talk about his new memoir Remain In Love. Two iconic bands. One unforgettable life. A lovely guy married to rock goddess Tina Weymouth. What's not to love?
77 min
Lian's New Rhumba, School Daze, Russian Poisoni...
Lian catches us up on her dancing progress ( new Rhumba!), Julie accidentally invents a new beauty product and Liz goes from Yosemite to Nosemite. Plus: Russian poisonings are back in the news, we are all struggling with some covid-induced social awkwardness, we salute favorite teacher Shirley Thormann and share the little-known story of Olympic athlete Otis Davis who became a life-long teacher.NEW CONTEST: LOOK WHAT I DID!Our new contest on Instagram and in our Facebook Group begins today and runs through September 28th.Post photos of things you accomplished - big things or small! It's all worthy.Use the hashtag #satsisterslookwhatidid with your post.Got it? We want to celebrate what you are getting done so use #satsisterslookwhatidid when you post it in your own instagram feed or in the Satellite Sisters Facebook Group. We'll do a random drawing on the show Sept 29 and two sisters or misters will get a bag of Satellite Sisters swag. One from Instagram and one from the Facebook Group.ENTERTAINING SISTERSLiz recommend's Carl Hiassen's new book Squeeze Me.Julie recommends climate change thriller Occupied on Netflix.Lian recommends Netflix documentary The Speed Cubers.Lian Dolan's new dates for The Sweeney Sisters Book Clubs:September, October-- including a Brunch time slot! Sept 9 4 pm Pacific TimeSept 16 7 pm Pacific TimeOctober 14 4 pm Pacific TimeOctober 18 9 am Sunday PT/noon ET Visit our new website to our new newsletter Pep Talk here.For more info on Lian Dolan's newest novel The Sweeney Sisters, visit her website here.Buy The Sweeney Sisters here on or here on amazon.Join our community: Facebook Page, Facebook Group and on Instagram and Twitter @satsisters.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
59 min
New Season Begins! Chadwick Boseman + Colon Can...
We're back! Lian, Julie and Liz announce plans for the Fall 2020 season including a special series of helpful interviews during what we are calling Locktober. We are here for you, sisters and misters! Also today, some thoughts about the legacies of Chadwick Bozeman and Coach John Thompson.
59 min
Let's Go, Europe: Lian Dolan hits Rome, Pompeii...
On this special Satellite Sisters, Lian Dolan takes us to Rome, Pompeii and Paris, great highlights of earlier travel with her son Colin. Plus, Liz Dolan goes to the Emmys and her shoes explode. Whaaaaaaa????
63 min
Olympic Special: Our tales from the Rio Olympic...
Liz and Lian share their tales from the Rio Olympics then Lian interviews Elise Hooper, author of Fast Girls, The Women of the 1936 Women's Olympic Team
63 min