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

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

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Episodes

Lian's Home Harvest, Julie's Putin Power Analysis, Liz's Jennifer Aniston Shout-Out plus Health Hodge-Podge!

1/21/2020
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Thank you for supporting the Satellite Sisters podcast by supporting our sponsors. Please use these urls and promo codes. Framebridge: www.framebridge.com Use promo code sistersRitual: www.ritual.com/sisters Warby Parker: www.warbyparker.com/sisters Honey: www.joinhoney.com Lian's got news! The first event to promote her new novel The Sweeney Sisters is scheduled for Mission Viejo, CA on Feb. 16, 2020. Yes, the book will be in the swag bag! Order your tickets here. Lian Dolan's new novel...

Duration:01:02:03

Royal News! What say we about Harry and Meghan? Plus Revolutionary Marriage Tip, Where to Travel in 2020, Film + TV Recommendations

1/14/2020
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Meghan and Harry's announcement about stepping down. We have MUCH to discuss. And by the way, congrats Canada! Plus: Oscar Nominations: Do we really have to go see The Joker? Liz is not feeling it. Instead she recommends the trio of Little Women, The Farewell and The Hustler. Nominations be damned. Julie's got strong thoughts about Marriage Story. Lian recommends Spinning Out on Netflix and Zoe's Extraordinary Playlist on NBC. 52 Places To Go. Great travel tips for the coming year from...

Duration:01:04:45

Visions for 2020, Ghosn's Great Escape from Japan, Harvey Weinstein Trial + Books, The Sweeney Sisters News

1/7/2020
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We share our themes for the new year 2020. For Satellite Sisters, It's also the year of The Sweeney Sisters, Lian's new novel. Pre-order The Sweeney Sisters here. Her book launch will happen at Vroman's in Pasadena on April 28. Come celebrate with her. Lian also has a book event in Mission Viejo CA in February. Here's a link for tickets. Julie has the exciting details of auto exec escape from Japan. There are new charges against Harvey Weinstein in LA as his trial starts in NYC. Liz...

Duration:01:06:39

Holiday Cooking Tips, Best DIY Gifts + Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Travel Guide

12/17/2019
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Lian and Julie welcome cookbook author Claire Tansey of Uncomplicated:Take the Stress Out of Home Cooking. Claire gives us her expert advice on Holiday Food and Easy Entertaining. Find her recipes, book and videos here: https://clairetansey.com . Plus, we have Lian's Insider's Guide to the Rose Parade, Rose Bowl and Pasadena. Julie's got book recommendations for young readers. Her list: Lalani of the Distant Sea by Erin Entrada Kelly A Wolf Called Wander by Rosanne Parry The Vanderbeekers...

Duration:00:59:02

Farewell Madam Secretary, Urban Nana's Best Books for Kids, Lian's Upcoming Book Event for The Sweeney Sisters

12/10/2019
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Lian's got news! The first event to promote her new novel The Sweeney Sisters is scheduled for Mission Viejo, CA on Feb. 16, 2020. Yes, the book will be in the swag bag! Order your tickets here. Meanwhile, thanks for preordering the book at your local Indie book stores. It means a lot. Lian will be on the faculty at the Erma Bombeck Writers Workshop in Dayton, OH from April 1 to April 4. Registration starts December 12 and sells out FAST! Go here:...

Duration:01:03:29

What a 34 Year-Old Glamour Magazine Can Teach Us, Beignets No Bourbon Tour of New Orleans with Kids, A New Holiday - Unsubscribe Saturday

12/3/2019
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Shop Satellite Sisters merch here. Visit our Satellite Sisters website here. Lian has breaking news from a 34 year old edition of Glamour Magazine, Liz has a bone to pick with Jack Dorsey in the Bitter Business Bureau installment and launches a new holiday - Unsubscribe Saturday to follow Black Friday. Julie promotes her personal Beignets No Bourbon tour of New Orleans with her grandchildren. Visit these spots: Audubon Nature Institute Zoo and Aquarium New Orleans City Park National...

Duration:01:05:35

Favorite Holiday Destinations, Flying with Food, Lian's Sous-Chef, Liz's Shrimpsgiving, New Music from Martin Davich

11/26/2019
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Our Thanksgiving Special! From Liz's Shrimpsgiving and Lian's sous-chef son Colin to favorite holiday destinations and new music from Martin Davich, we've got you covered. The Edna Dolan Memorial "Flying With Food Report": Thanks to the L A Times for this report on how to get your Thanksgiving Dinner through TSA. Listener List of Favorite Holiday Travel Destinations from our Facebook Group plus Top 10 List of Popular Places to spend the holidays from Vacasa Rentals Martin Davich's new...

Duration:01:01:44

Birthday Surprise for Monica, Hibernation for Humans, Health, Mary Steenburgen, The Crown, Disney on Ice

11/19/2019
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Happy Birthday, Monica! We tell the tale of our very special gift. - a Raleigh electric bike called The Retroglide! It was a huge hit!!! Thanks from Lian to all the listeners who responded to last week's episode about her colonoscopy and colon cancer. Plus, news, talk and laughs on: Hibernation-- Bears do it. Should people? Food marketing tricks: Don't fall for these! Dementia. Six major things you can do to prevent dementia. Mermaiding??? The newest fitness trend? Really? Healthy...

Duration:01:07:19

Lian's Unexpected Colon Cancer Diagnosis: Bad News, Good News, Important News.

11/12/2019
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Today's episode is Lian's story of being diagnosed with colon cancer after a routine colonoscopy and how that early screening may have prevented a much more serious outcome. It's also the story of how being pestered by her friend Karah to get that screening may have saved her life. Satellite Sisters and Misters, this is what we do for each other. You have our permission to pester! Please share this show with your own Satellite Sisters and Misters. To read Lian's complete blog post on her...

Duration:01:10:00

Brain Science, Sports Refs, Baking, Old Space Shuttles, New Prince Book

11/5/2019
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Julies bakes The Barefoot Contessa apple tart and Liz attends a college football game. What is this world coming to?? Plus Liz recommends visiting a retired Space Shuttle. Endeavor is at the California Science Center. There's a reffing shortage for youth sports and Lian is sad about it. Plus, when's the best time to buy plane tickets for your college student to come home for the holidays? Wait, what? We are using our brains TOO much? This new study says so. Excessive Brain Activity Linked...

Duration:01:03:44

Creative Sparks Fly! Plus Halloween Costume Dilemma and Dog Camp Graduation

10/29/2019
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Want to get back in touch with your creative spirit? We welcome Laura Holson, New York Times journalist and creator of The Box Sessions, a star-studded creativity gathering at 1440 Multiversity that Liz will be attending in February 2020. Hear about how she got back in touch with her creative spirit. Click on the link to read more and register for The Box Sessions. Other pieces about creativity from Laura Holson include this and this. Julie recounts how close the tornadoes in Dallas came to...

Duration:01:09:07

Sheila's got snacks and a first date report, Julie's in our Wondery Studio with us and Liz is home from DC visit

10/22/2019
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Sheila's got snacks! We run the gamut this week from new research on women in the workplace to some hot TV shows. First our Satellite Sisters Of The Week: Congrats to the astronauts who executed the first ever all-female space walk and to Ann McClain, the woman left behind who cheered them on. Personally, we would have behaved more like Aidy Bryant on the SNL skit. According to McKInsey and Fortune Magazine, what's between you and that last big promotion? It's not getting that first big...

Duration:01:05:22

Sheila's Here! Complete Wedding Report, New Hot Travel Destinations, UPS Guy Saves The Day, TV + Film Tips

10/15/2019
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Mother-of-the-bride Sheila Dolan is here with her complete wrap-up from daughter Ruthie's wedding and some insights into Victoria Beckham's beauty regimen. Plus travel trends from Lauren Bates from Wild Terrains , a boutique women-only group travel company and our TV and film tips for the week. Thank you to our sponsors. Please use these special urls and links: Joybird: www.joybird.com/SISTERS25 Harry's: www.HARRYS.COM/SISTERS FabFitFun: www.fabfitfun.com Use coupon code...

Duration:01:06:23

Doha Diaries with 2022 World Cup Tips! Track and Field, Spacewalks, Chip + Joanna News, Ann Patchett

10/8/2019
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We bring home the gold from the World Track + Field Championships in Doha, Qatar! Liz was behind-the-scenes and has sports news, art news and some travel hacks to share. Entertaining Sisters: Ann Patchett: Julie says "run don’t walk" to go see her on her 31 city book tour. Go to www.annpatchett.com Check out the movie: The Operative Many thanks to the sponsors of today's podcast. Please use these special urls and promo codes to support Satellite Sisters: Ritual:...

Duration:01:01:04

Using Improv to Spark Creativity and Fall Book Recommendations

10/1/2019
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Today on the podcast, we follow-up on Liz Dolan's whereabouts (The World Track & Field Championships in Doha), the new law in California for college athletes, some Fall Organizing tips that we don't want to follow, our Fall Book Recommendations and interview Jorjeana Marie about using improv to spark creativity. Thanks to Jorjeana Marie for coming into the studio. Find out more about her and her book Improv for Writers here. Fall Books We Love: From Lian: The Dutch House-- Ann...

Duration:01:08:58

Downton Abbey Recap, #staynoisy Women, Investment Clubs for Women, Global Travel

9/24/2019
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Downton Gabby is back as Lian and Julie recap the Downton Abbey film. Disloyal tomfoolery, indeed! #StayNoisy shoutouts to Meghan Markle, Michelle Williams, Alex Borstein and Greta Thunberg. Well done, sisters. Julie's Tuesday trends: Mass Weddings Lavender Everything Where in the world is Liz Dolan? You can find out about her latest adventure by following @SatSisters on Instagram and #satsisterstravel. Liz has provided these clues: She'll be in a country she has never visited before,...

Duration:01:09:58

Anna Wintour's Management Course, DMV Alert, Pool Sharing App, Travel Trend, Satellite Sister Cokie Roberts

9/17/2019
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On today's show, Julie shares the wisdom of Anna Wintour's new management course, Lian gets on board the sharing economy with an app called Swimply and Liz becomes the Paul Revere of the new DMV License Renewal Process. Start now, people! First up, we remember the great Cokie Roberts. She was a guest on our show several times and always a favorite on the radio. The very definition of a Solid Gold Satellite Sister. Thanks to this week's sponsors. Please use these special urls and codes to...

Duration:01:07:11

SEASON PREMIERE! Plus Lian Dolan's got big news about her new novel The Sweeney Sisters.

9/10/2019
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It's the Satellite Sisters Season Premiere. We are thrilled to be back and share a BIG book announcement. It's all about Lian Dolan and her new book The Sweeney Sisters. Woo hoo! Julie's got the scoop on the college admissions scandal. Liz wants you to know the story of women being scammed on Facebook by fake soldiers. Even fake generals! She's also got the complete Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island report and behind-the-scenes at Sheila's daughter's wedding! Go Ruthie! Congrats...

Duration:01:07:25

Special Guest Rico Gagliano Gets Unsolicited Advice on Parenthood and Gives Solicited Advice on How Dinner Parties Can Save The World.

7/30/2019
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Rico Gagliano joins Liz, Lian and Julie to talk about his book Brunch Is Hell, summertime entertaining and his impending fatherhood. He'll become a first-time dad in September and Urban Nana has some totally unsolicited advice. Rico is Liz's co-host on her the podcast Safe For Work, a weekly workplace advice show. We also discuss guilty pleasures (Lian does not like the term), why we get sick on vacation (the let-down effect) and and a few of entertainment recommendations. Julie just saw...

Duration:00:58:58

Inner Fitness Life Coaching, Urban Nana, NASA's Artemis Program, Cheese-filled Wedding, Serena Williams and Steph Curry

7/23/2019
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Lian recounts the personal growth aspects of her visit to Rancho La Puerta with her husband and highly recommends the Inner Fitness Program from life coach Emily Boorstein. Emotional learning! Julie recaps Urban Nana's visit to Brooklyn during a heat wave. Liz is excited that NASA's new astronaut training program is named after the goddess of the moon Artemis (Apollo's twin sister). Nasa has promised to send a female astronaut to the moon on the next trip. Here's our favorite cheese-filled...

Duration:00:59:00