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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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    • 4.7 • 47 Ratings

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.

    Big Announcement: Lizness Not Bizness Busts Out!

    Big Announcement: Lizness Not Bizness Busts Out!

    Liz announces her "Lizness Not Bizness" plan for 2024-25: She's been accepted as a Fellow in Stanford University's Distinguished Careers Institute. On this new episode, she answers Julie and Lian's questions about the program and why she decided to make a big move this fall. You can also check out the program here. https://dci.stanford.edu/. Liz's 2024-25 DCI cohort is listed here: https://www.linkedin.com/school/stanford-dci/
    Lian added a couple of special Satellite Sisters Meet-Ups on her book tour. On June 3 in Portland, there will be a no-host meet-up at McMenamins Cedar Hills not far from Powells Cedar Hills from 5:30 to 6:30 before her appearance at 7. Monica and Liz will both attend the meet-up and Powells. Woo hoo! Then in Santa Fe on June 23, there will be a book discussion, wine and mingling at Chomp https://www.chompsantafe.com/ in the Community Loft. Complete details for all events on Lian's website.
    In other news on this podcast episode, Julie reviews the details of her Regional Family Meeting in Bend, Oregon and the difference one Carvel ice cream cake can make and has a special shout-out for the crew and passengers of American Airlines #530 - we love your new DFW - RDM service! Liz recommends not just season 3 of Hacks on Max but the official podcast about Season 3: https://youtu.be/KOFFlCL-hUY?si=V8SlLcydaXx_HsKN
    Plus Pole Pedal Paddle happens in Bend, Oregon this weekend, a quintessential Bend athletic event that combines Alpine skiing, Nordic Skiing, biking down the mountain, running through dirt trails, paddling along the Deschutes River and a final sprint to the finish. https://www.bendsource.com/outside/from-the-mountain-to-the-river-embracing-bends-iconic-pole-pedal-paddle-tradition-21120015
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    New 2024 Satellite Sisters episodes to download:
    Fitness and Aging with guest Liz Neporent. 3/12/24
    Colon Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment and Lessons Learned. 3/19/24
    Women's Wellness Through Transitions like Menopause with MEA 3/26/24
    Information about MEA Workshop Lian is attending in June: A Lifetime of Women's Wellness: Thriving Through Transitions with Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
    The Marriage Sabbatical Pub Day Book Talk by Lian Dolan. No spoilers on this episode! 4/2/24

    Lian Dolan's books: For information on Lian's novels, including The Marriage Sabbatical, her latest book out now, please visit liandolan.com
    Join our community: Facebook Page, Facebook Group and on Instagram and Twitter @satsisters.
    Visit the Satellite Sisters website here: https://satellitesisters.com
    Visit + subscribe to the Satellite Sisters YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/@satellitesisters7265
    Shop the Satellite Sisters store here: https://satellite-sisters-shop-5893.myshopify.com/collections/all
    Email Satellite Sisters at hello@satellitesisters.com.
    Follow Lian Dolan on @instagram @liandolan
    Follow Liz Dolan on @instagram @satellitesisterliz
    Follow Julie Dolan on @instagram @julieoldestsister
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    • 55 min
    Mother's Day 2024: Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Connie Wang

    Mother's Day 2024: Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Connie Wang

    For Mother's Day 2024, we have two favorite interviews about mothers and mothering. The first is Julia Louis-Dreyfus. The new season of JLD's podcast Wiser Than Me is out now and includes interviews with Ina Garten, Billie Jean King and Patti Smith. The second interview is writer Connie Wang. Connie's new memoir about her life with her mother is Oh My Mother! A Memoir in Nine Adventures. Connie's interview was originally part of our 2023 Best Beach Bag Books episode. That show and other Best Beach Bag Books episode are available below, on all podcast apps and on our website.
    Listen to Best Beach Bag Books 2023 with interview with crime writer Dervla McTiernan:
    Listen to Best Beach Bag Books 2023 featuring Connie Wang
    Listen to Best Beach Bag Books 2021 featuring Christina Baker Kline, author of The Exiles and The Orphan Train 
    Listen to Best Beach Bag Books 2020 featuring Sarah Pekkanen and Greer Hendricks
    Listen to Best Beach Bag Books 2019 featuring Jennifer Weiner
    Listen to Best Beach Bag Books 2018 featuring Jenna Blum
    Listen to Steven Rowley, author of the heartfelt and hilarious The Guncle, soon to be major motion picture!

    Thank you to our sponsors and to you for supporting them by using these special urls and codes:
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    New 2024 Satellite Sisters episodes to download:
    Fitness and Aging with guest Liz Neporent. 3/12/24
    Colon Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment and Lessons Learned. 3/19/24
    Women's Wellness Through Transitions like Menopause with MEA 3/26/24
    Information about MEA Workshop Lian is attending in June: A Lifetime of Women's Wellness: Thriving Through Transitions with Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
    The Marriage Sabbatical Pub Day Book Talk by Lian Dolan. No spoilers! 4/2/24

    Lian Dolan's books: For information on Lian's novels, including The Marriage Sabbatical, her latest book out now, please visit liandolan.com
    Join our community: Facebook Page, Facebook Group and on Instagram and Twitter @satsisters.
    Visit the Satellite Sisters website here: https://satellitesisters.com
    Visit + subscribe to the Satellite Sisters YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/@satellitesisters7265
    Shop the Satellite Sisters store here: https://satellite-sisters-shop-5893.myshopify.com/collections/all
    Email Satellite Sisters at hello@satellitesisters.com.
    Follow Lian Dolan on @instagram @liandolan
    Follow Liz Dolan on @instagram @satellitesisterliz
    Follow Julie Dolan on @instagram @julieoldestsister
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    • 48 min
    Travel Special 2024: Iceland, Japan, New Orleans, New Zealand + Listener Summer Plans

    Travel Special 2024: Iceland, Japan, New Orleans, New Zealand + Listener Summer Plans

    Travel Special! On today’s new Satellite Sisters episode, we explore the world. Lauren Bates, founder of Wild Terrains which supports women-owned businesses in every country, joins to talk Iceland, Japan, New Orleans and planning her own honeymoon in Greece. Then Julie Dolan has tales of two weeks in New Zealand hiking, walking and fishing with her husband and Backroads. 
    Plus Lian Dolan is going to the new Santa Fe campus of MEA for A Lifetime of Women’s Wellness: Thriving through Transitions with Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz. There’s still time to join this workshop June 24 - June 29. Book it here: https://www.meawisdom.com/workshop/a-lifetime-of-womens-wellness

    Thank you to our sponsors and to you for supporting them by using these special urls and codes:
    Prose https://prose.com/sisters
    Framebridge https://framebridge.com
    Butcher Box https://butcherbox.com/sisters Use code sisters at checkout
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    New 2024 Satellite Sisters episodes to download:
    Fitness and Aging with guest Liz Neporent. 3/12/24
    Colon Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment and Lessons Learned. 3/19/24
    Women's Wellness Through Transitions like Menopause with MEA 3/26/24
    Information about MEA Workshop Lian is attending in June: A Lifetime of Women's Wellness: Thriving Through Transitions with Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
    The Marriage Sabbatical Pub Day Book Talk by Lian Dolan. No spoilers! 4/2/24

    Lian Dolan's books: For information on Lian's novels, including The Marriage Sabbatical, her latest book out now, please visit liandolan.com
    Join our community: Facebook Page, Facebook Group and on Instagram and Twitter @satsisters.
    Visit the Satellite Sisters website here: https://satellitesisters.com
    Visit + subscribe to the Satellite Sisters YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/@satellitesisters7265
    Shop the Satellite Sisters store here: https://satellite-sisters-shop-5893.myshopify.com/collections/all
    Email Satellite Sisters at hello@satellitesisters.com.
    Follow Lian Dolan on @instagram @liandolan
    Follow Liz Dolan on @instagram @satellitesisterliz
    Follow Julie Dolan on @instagram @julieoldestsister
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    • 58 min
    New Sisters Catch-Up: Hanging out with Valerie Bertinelli, Jon Bon Jovi, The Boss and our dearest college friends.

    New Sisters Catch-Up: Hanging out with Valerie Bertinelli, Jon Bon Jovi, The Boss and our dearest college friends.

    Lian, Liz and Julie decide to spend a whole new episode just catching up! Where have they been? What are they watching + reading? What's coming up from Satellite Sisters?
    Lian has the latest on her new book The Marriage Sabbatical. It's a National Bestseller now! Thank you to all who pre-ordered, asked for it at their library and are posting recommendations on their own socials.
    Julie spent a weekend with her college women's group The Aging Models. It's their 30th anniversary of getting together annually! You can't make new old friends.
    Liz went to a Bruce Springsteen concert in LA and doesn't regret a bit of it, even though all that dancing may not have been ideal for her new knee. Just ask her physical therapist.
    Plus, Lian went to see Valerie Bertinelli at Vroman's and demands "Get that woman a talk show!". Here's Valerie's new cookbook. Indulge.


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    Entertaining Sisters:
    Liz recommends Scoop on Netflix. A dramatization of the disastrous Prince Andrew BBC interview starring Gillian Anderson and Rufus Sewell.
    Lian's recommended books:
    What Happened to Nina by Satellite Sisters favorite Dervla McTiernan.
    Trail of the Lost: The Relentless Search To Bring Home The Missing Hikers of the Pacific Crest Trail by Andrea Lankford.

    New 2024 Satellite Sisters episodes to download:
    Fitness and Aging with guest Liz Neporent. 3/12/24
    Colon Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment and Lessons Learned. 3/19/24
    Women's Wellness Through Transitions like Menopause with MEA 3/26/24
    Information about MEA Workshop Lian is attending in June: A Lifetime of Women's Wellness: Thriving Through Transitions with Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
    The Marriage Sabbatical Pub Day Book Talk by Lian Dolan. No spoilers! 4/2/24

    Upcoming Episode:
    April 30: A Satellite Sisters Travel Special featuring Lauren Bates from Wild Terrains and Julie's report on her recent trip to New Zealand.

    Lian Dolan's books: For information on Lian's novels, including The Marriage Sabbatical, her latest book out now, please visit liandolan.com
    Join our community: Facebook Page, Facebook Group and on Instagram and Twitter @satsisters.
    Visit the Satellite Sisters website here: https://satellitesisters.com
    Visit + subscribe to the Satellite Sisters YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/@satellitesisters7265
    Shop the Satellite Sisters store here: https://satellite-sisters-shop-5893.myshopify.com/collections/all
    Email Satellite Sisters at hello@satellitesisters.com.
    Follow Lian Dolan on @instagram @liandolan
    Follow Liz Dolan on @instagram @satellitesisterliz
    Follow Julie Dolan on @instagram @julieoldestsister

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    The Marriage Sabbatical by Lian Dolan: Pub Day Book Talk!

    The Marriage Sabbatical by Lian Dolan: Pub Day Book Talk!

    Welcome to the publication day special for The Marriage Sabbatical, the new book by Lian Dolan. From William Morrow out April 2, 2024. In this episode, Liz Dolan and Julie Dolan talk to Lian Dolan about the inspiration behind her latest novel, an adventurous story of one Gen X couple who hit midlife and need a vacation from their lives, their marriage and each other. Wife Nicole heads to Santa Fe to study silversmithing. Husband Jason opts for a motorcycle trip through Patagonia. What will happen when the sabbatical ends?
    We discuss process, writing habits, inspiration, storytelling and what if everyone thinks this is about Lian's marriage. Plus, take a look behind the planning of a book tour. (Hint-- not as glam as Sex & The City makes it seem.)
    To buy The Marriage Sabbatical, head to your favorite indie bookstore or find it everywhere, including here.
    To find out more about Lian Dolan, her book tour or booking her for your book club, visit her website here.
    To listen to the Satellite Sisters episode about Santa Fe and find notes about traveling to the City Different, click here.

    Thanks to our advertisers! We appreciate your support:
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    Lian Dolan's books: For information on Lian's novels, including The Marriage Sabbatical, her latest book that comes out April 2, 2024, please visit liandolan.com
    Join our community: Facebook Page, Facebook Group and on Instagram and Twitter @satsisters.
    Visit the Satellite Sisters website here: https://satellitesisters.com
    Visit + subscribe to the Satellite Sisters YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/@satellitesisters7265
    Shop the Satellite Sisters store here: https://satellite-sisters-shop-5893.myshopify.com/collections/all
    Email Satellite Sisters at hello@satellitesisters.com.
    Follow Lian Dolan on @instagram @liandolan
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    Follow Julie Dolan on @instagram @julieoldestsister

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    • 54 min
    Thriving Through Transitions Like Menopause and Aging

    Thriving Through Transitions Like Menopause and Aging

    Thanks to our partners at MEA, the midlife wisdom school, for sponsoring this episode about women's health, thriving though transitions like menopause and the new MEA workshop in Santa Fe. Our guests are Dr. Suzanne Gilbert-Lenz, a leading authority in women's health and hormones, and Christine Sperber, the co-Founder of MEA whose work focuses on navigating transition. Today's show focuses on Menopause, but the workshop in Santa Fe extends to all who want to thrive at any age.

    To learn more about MEA and this workshop, A Lifetime of Women's Wellness: Thriving Through Transition, click here.
    To learn more about MEA and their in person and online programs focused on navigating transition in midlife, click here.
    To learn more about Dr. Suzanne Gilbert-Lenz and her book Menopause Bootcamp, click here.

    Join LIAN DOLAN at the MEA workshop A Lifetime of Women's Wellness: Thriving Through Transition. Lian will be a student there, just like you. Bring your Satellite Sisters for a special added value gift at the workshop. Plus, plenty of FaceTime. Dates: June 24, 2024 to June, 29 in at the MEA ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

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Keep the laughter coming

I found the show long before the pandemic, but even during such a tough time the sisters continued to find a way to keep the giggles coming. I feel part of the conversation and be prepared for some funny looks when you laugh-out-loud while walking the dog or grocery shopping!

MargieParks ,

Satellite Susters is always entertaining

I love listening to the Satellite Sisters weekly coffee chats. It is such a refreshing and healthy viewpoint on all things in life. Even going back and listening to their old shows keeps me busy hour after hour Satelitte Sisters is the best podcast.

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Relevant and uplifting

I’ve been listening to the sisters for a few years now. I love the funny stories, I appreciate the way you bring in your business experience in the stories, love the way the news or current events are presented, I appreciate the way the sad stories are presented. I’m Canadian and like getting an up-to-date picture of where things are at in the US. Finally, one of your laughs sounds exactly like my aunt’s laugh and I think of her often when I listen. Keep up the fabulous work!

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