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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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    • 4.8 • 1.1K 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.

    Season Finale 2022: Look What We Did!

    Season Finale 2022: Look What We Did!

    This season finale features #satsisterslookwhatIdid contributions from listeners all over.  To read them, join the Satellite Sisters Facebook Group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/satellitesisters
    Lian Dolan’s updated Guide to the Rose Parade in Pasadena. https://satellitesisters.com/2023-rose-parade/
    Tips to fight holiday stress:  https://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/02/well/move/holiday-stress-exercise.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringSource=articleShare
    Eat Toast for the Holidays!  https://www.foodandwine.com/appetizers/toast-recipes-holidays?hid=d7de178f818665548fc876721a2fc6230ab3a454&did=878174-20221127&utm_campaign=faw-the-dish_newsletter&utm_source=foodandwine.com&utm_medium=email&utm_content=112722&cid=878174&mid=103047937279&lctg=16246468
    Special Cocktail or Mocktail Recipe for the Holiday Wrap Party: Winter Cranberry Gin Fizz (or minute the gin!) https://jessicainthekitchen.com/winter-cranberry-gin-cocktail-cran-rosemary-infused-simple-syrup/
    Visit the Satellite Sisters Shop for holiday gifts:  https://www.cafepress.com/satellitesisters

    Thank you to our sponsors and to listeners for using these urls and links:

    Calm             https://calm.com/satellite

    Prose             https://prose.com/sisters

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    Entertaining Sisters:

    Liz recommends Spirited with #WillFerrell and #RyanReynolds on Apple TV + https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnAJntI3NNs

    Julie recommends The People We Hate at the Wedding with #KristenBell #AllisonJanney #BenPlatt on Amazon Prime Video https://youtu.be/zz1VAxPu8dE

    Satellite Sisters Holiday Wrap Party is Sunday Dec 11 at 7 
    Sponsored by MeUndies!  https://meundies.com/sisters
    POST YOUR TOAST here on the comments section and don’t forget to subscribe to the channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyFthzQ9ShU&t=29s 

    Sign up for our weekly newsletter PEP TALK here: https://conta.cc/2OxTnog
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    #holidays #holidayparty #lookwhatidid #holidaymovies #holidaywrapparty #Spirited #ThePeopleWeHateAtTheWedding #amazonprime #appletv+
    #sisters #podcast #podcasts #RoseParade #Pasadena #SatelliteSisters 
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Living Solo + Making Friends, 2023 Travel Adventures, Surprising Hair Facts!

    Living Solo + Making Friends, 2023 Travel Adventures, Surprising Hair Facts!

    Living Solo and Making Friends, Travel Adventures for 2023, Investigative Report Brings Hair Facts! Lian, Julie and Liz have much to discuss.

    Irene Cara, RIP.  Lian knew every word of every song on that Fame album. 
    https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-11-26/fame-and-flashdance-singer-actor-irene-cara-dies-at-63

    Top travel experiences in 2023. The NYT and Julie have recommendations. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/17/t-magazine/travel-destinations-experiences.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringSource=articleShare

    Oh no! Mauna Loa volcano on the Big Island just blew.  Liz is headed there. 
    https://www.cnn.com/2022/11/28/weather/hawaii-mauna-loa-volcano-eruption/index.html

    The Power of Companionship + Friendship:
    Gen X’ers + Boomers Living Alone:  https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/27/us/living-alone-aging.html
    Why Can’t Men Make Close Friends?
    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/28/well/family/male-friendship-loneliness.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nytimes

    Tuesday Trends:
    Tights No Pants? https://www.eonline.com/news/1355503/kendall-jenner-makes-a-case-for-not-wearing-pants-just-tights-this-fall
    Digging Holes as a Stress Reliever https://gorgenewscenter.com/2022/11/09/dig-this-if-youre-stressed-grab-a-shovel/
    Freudenfreunde: Find joy in others' happiness https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/25/well/mind/schadenfreude-freudenfreude.html


    Satellite Sisters Investigative Report: Air Drying vs Blow-Drying! 
    https://www.realsimple.com/air-dry-vs-blow-dry-6826814?hid=d7de178f818665548fc876721a2fc6230ab3a454&did=877088-20221127&utm_campaign=rs-daily-finds_newsletter&utm_source=realsimple.com&utm_medium=email&utm_content=112722&cid=877088&mid=103026116014&lctg=16246468


    Thank you to our sponsors and to listeners who uses these special urls and promo codes:

    MeUndies     https://meundies.com/sisters

    Everlywell     https:everlywell.com/sisters

    Masterclass https://masterclass.com/sisters

    Entertaining Sisters: 

    Glass Onion - The Knives Out sequel 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gj5ibYSz8C0

    Bruce Springsteen interviewed by Howard Stern on HBOMax:
    https://www.hbo.com/movies/the-howard-stern-interview-bruce-springsteen

    Satellite Sisters Holiday Book List Recommendations at Bookshop.org to support indow bookstores: https://bookshop.org/lists/satellite-sisters-holiday-2022-great-gifts


    Satellite Sisters Holiday Wrap Party is Sunday Dec 11 at 7 POST YOUR TOAST here on the comments section and don’t forget to subscribe.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyFthzQ9ShU&t=29s

    Sign up for our weekly newsletter PEP TALK here: https://conta.cc/2OxTnog
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    Email: hello@satellitesisters.com
    Lian Dolan on Instagram @liandolan: https://www.instagram.com/liandolan/
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    FIFA World Cup 2022, Bitter Business Bureau: This Week In Fraud, Thanksgiving Entertainment

    FIFA World Cup 2022, Bitter Business Bureau: This Week In Fraud, Thanksgiving Entertainment

    The good and the bad of World Cup 2022 and Bitter Business Bureau: This Week In Fraud should provide plenty to talk about over Thanksgiving.  Theranos, Ticketmaster, FTX – so much bad behavior.
    And more business drama – the return of Bob Iger to run Disney. 
    How to watch the FIFA World Cup: https://www.foxsports.com/stories/soccer/how-to-watch-the-2022-world-cup-on-fox-times-channels-full-match-schedule
    Don't forget USA vs England on Fox on Friday 11/25 at 1 pm ET.
    Iranian World Cup Team refuses to sing their national anthem: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/11/21/iran-world-cup-protests-anthem/?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=wp_main&utm_source=twitter

    Bitter Business Bureau:  This Week In Fraud
    Elizabeth Homes sentenced to 11 years in prison.  https://www.cnn.com/2022/11/18/tech/elizabeth-holmes-theranos-sentencing
    Swifties vs Ticketmaster: Explained on podcast Today Explained.  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/today-explained/id1346207297?i=1000587012622
    TFX Crash: https://www.cnn.com/2022/11/20/tech/ftx-billions-owed-creditors
    Surprise! Bob Iger comes back to Disney. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/business-news/bob-iger-disney-return-1235266950/

    Entertaining Sisters:

    Remarkably Bright Creatures Follow-Up. Octopi throwing things! It’s true!  https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/octopuses-caught-on-camera-throwing-debris-at-each-other-180981109/

    Loot on Apple TV+  https://tv.apple.com/us/show/loot/umc.cmc.5erbujil1mpazuerhr1udnk45
    Elton John at Dodger Stadium on Disney+.  https://www.disneyplus.com/event/details/elton-john-live-farewell-from-dodger-stadium/6aQA9fnjeVbZ
    The Crown Season 5: https://youtu.be/Ej0vb8xhvbw

    Sponsors:  Thank you to today’s sponsors and to listeners for using these special links and urls:

    Jenni Kayne:    https://jennikayne.com          Use promo code satsisters at checkout.

    Prose:              https://prose.com/sisters

    Masterclass:    https://masterclass.com/sisters

    Watch our Holiday Wrap Party on the Satellite Sisters YouTube Channel on Sunday December 11 at 7 pm ET/ 4 pm PT.  Post Your Toast in the comments section under the Post Your Toast video.  https://youtu.be/MyFthzQ9ShU

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    here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVkl...
    Cooking With Liz: On our Satellite Sisters YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVkl...

     
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    Email: hello@satellitesisters.com
    Lian Dolan on Instagram @liandolan: https://www.instagram.com/liandolan/
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    Julie Dolan on Instagram @julieoldestsister: https://www.instagram.com/julieoldest...

    Use #satsisterstravel when
    you post your travel photos on Instagram or Facebook. 

    #theranos #TFX #Crypto #ElizabethHolmes
    #TaylorSwift #Swifties #Ticketmaster #EltonJohn #Disney+ #AppleTV+ #Loot #Netflix
    #TheCrown #SatelliteSisters #podcast #BobIger #disney #DisneyCEO
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Holiday Food, Gift + Entertaining Special with Cookbook Author Claire Tansey

    Holiday Food, Gift + Entertaining Special with Cookbook Author Claire Tansey

    Fave cookbook author and guest Claire Tansey preps the Satellite Sisters for the holidays plus Julie’s got some trends, Lian has a great book gift list and Liz posts a video with instructions for the Satellite Sisters Holiday Wrap Party!
    Find Claire Tansey at https://www.clairetansey.com
    Claire’s cookbooks include a brand new e-book Uncomplicated Holidays for sale for only $7.  https://class.clairetansey.com/holiday-cookbook
    Join Claire's Gifts From Your Kitchen Workshop and use sisters10 for a 10% discount: https://cart.learnlife.ca/holiday-ftyfs-2022/

    Satellite Sisters Holiday Gift Book List:  https://bookshop.org/lists/satellite-sisters-holiday-2022-great-gifts

    Julie’s Holiday Trend Reports: https://www.marthastewart.com/8330754/holiday-entertaining-decor-trends?utm_source=emailshare&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=email-share-article&utm_content=20221113
    https://www.housebeautiful.com/entertaining/holidays-celebrations/g999/christmas-home-decor/

    Post Your Toast here on the Satellite Sisters YouTube Channel under the announcement video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyFthzQ9ShU

    The Holiday Wrap Party will be on Sunday Dec 11 7 pm ET/4 pm PT LIVE on the Satellite Sisters YouTube channel.

    Passport Success:  Liz got a new one online! https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/have-passport/renew-online.html

    New Paris 2024 Olympic Mascot is a hat.  Oui, a hat. Take a look here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zc0x5My1HOo


    Sign up for our weekly newsletter PEP TALK here: https://conta.cc/2OxTnog
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    Cooking With Liz: The Soup Edition is on our Satellite Sisters YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVkl...

    Thank you to our sponsors and for supporting them by using these special urls and codes:

    OSEA              https://oseamalibu.com              Use promo code satsisters
    BEIS                https:beistravel.com/sisters
    CALM             https://calm.com/satellite
    ROTHYS         https://rothys.com/sisters

    Entertaining Sisters:

    Julie and Lian recommend The Royal Nanny on The Hallmark Channel: https://www.hallmarkchannel.com/the-royal-nanny

    Liz recommends The Banshees of Inisherin with the warning: It is NOT a comedy!
    https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_banshees_of_inisherin

    Pickleball TV!  Stephen Colbert has a CBS special this week called PICKLE.https://variety.com/2022/tv/news/stephen-colbert-pickleball-tv-sports-cbs-1235427958/
     
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    Email: hello@satellitesisters.com
    Lian Dolan on Instagram @liandolan: https://www.instagram.com/liandolan/
    Liz Dolan on Instagram @satellitesisterliz: https://www.instagram.com/satellitesi...
    Julie Dolan on Instagram @julieoldestsister: https://www.instagram.com/julieoldest...

    Use #satsisterstravel when you post your travel photos on Instagram or Facebook. 

    #Paris2024 #Thanksgiving #ClaireTansey #sisters #recipes #advice #entertainment 
    #Hallmarkmovies 
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    • 59 min
    Lian's Trains, Planes + Ferries! , Advice on Aging Parents, Rafting Recommendation on the Rio Grande,

    Lian's Trains, Planes + Ferries! , Advice on Aging Parents, Rafting Recommendation on the Rio Grande,

    Lian Dolan gives the complete trains, planes + ferries travel report on her book tour and Satellite Sisters Meet-Ups, Julie swears off camping then changes her mind on the Rio Grande, Liz shares a letter from the 
    Satellite Sisters Facebook Group and the sisters offer advice on being in the sandwich generation.

    Julie’s backcountry guides were Desert Sports in Big Bend TX: https://www.desertsportstx.com

    Recommended books about Aging Parents and the Sandwich Generation: 
    Working Daughter:  A Guide to Caring For Our Parents While Making A Living by Liz O’Donnell https://workingdaughter.com
    Now What?: A Guide to the Gifts and Challenges of Aging. https://frontedgepublishing.com/now-what-a-guide-to-the-gifts-and-challenges-of-aging/
    Being Mortal by Atul Gawande. http://atulgawande.com/book/being-mortal/


    How To Be A Good Houseguest: https://emilypost.com/advice/the-golden-rules-for-houseguests


    Sign up for our weekly newsletter PEP TALK here: https://conta.cc/2OxTnog
    Go the the Satellite Sisters website here: https://conta.cc/2OxTnog
    SHOP the Satellite Sisters Shop here: https://www.cafepress.com/satellitesi...
    Subscribe to the Satellite Sisters YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVkl...
    Cooking With Liz: The Soup Edition is on our Satellite Sisters YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVkl...

    Thank you to our sponsors and for supporting them by using these special urls and codes:

    Butcher Box: https://butcherbox.com/sisters  Use code sisters
    Everlywell: https://everlywell.com/sisters
    Framebridge: https://framebridge.com

    Entertaining Sisters:
    Delhi Crime On Netflix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNuKwlKJx2E
    Ticket To Paradise with Julia Roberts and George Clooney: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWwbD_sJwQ4

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    Email: hello@satellitesisters.com
    Lian Dolan on Instagram @liandolan: https://www.instagram.com/liandolan/
    Liz Dolan on Instagram @satellitesisterliz: https://www.instagram.com/satellitesi...
    Julie Dolan on Instagram @julieoldestsister: https://www.instagram.com/julieoldest...

    Use #satsisterstravel when you post your travel photos on Instagram or Facebook. 

    #agingparents #sandwichgeneration #holidays #holidaycelebrations #sisters #travel #camping 
    #familysupport #familyholidays #georgeclooney #juliaroberts
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Alan Alda With Advice on Surviving Elections + Holidays: Communicating With Empathy. Replay 2018.

    Alan Alda With Advice on Surviving Elections + Holidays: Communicating With Empathy. Replay 2018.

    REPLAY FROM 2018: We have elections and holidays coming up so we decided to reshare this Satellite Sisters Family Dynamics Special with Alan Alda. He talks to us about improving family communications, communicating with empathy and always being willing to change. Are we? Well...not always. He shares great communication tools with us here and on his own podcast Clear + Vivid.  
    Father Greg Boyle about Compassion, Kinship and How To Help Others with Alan Alda on Clear + Vivid in 2018.
    Cheryl Strayed Gives Advice on How To Give Advice with Alan Alda on Clear + Vivid.
    FBI Hostage Negotiator Chris Voss with Alan Alda on Clear + Vivid.
    The Satellite Sisters always say "Not every conversation will change your life, but any conversation can." This conversation with a longtime favorite Satellite Mister proves how true that is. We are grateful to him for this great pep talk.
    Satellite Sisters will be back with a new episode on November 8, 2022.
    More:
    Cooking With Liz: The Soup Edition will is posted on our Satellite Sisters YouTube Channel
    Sign up for our weekly newsletter PEP TALK here.
    Go the the Satellite Sisters website here
    SHOP the Satellite Sisters Shop here.
    Subscribe to the Satellite Sisters You Tube Channel here.
    For Lost and Found in Paris and all books by Lian Dolan, go to her website here.
    For all of our booklists at Bookshop.org, go to www.bookshop.org/shop/liandolan
    Buy The Sweeney Sisters here on bookshop.org or here on amazon.
    Join our community: Facebook Page, Facebook Group and on Instagram and Twitter @satsisters.
    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
    Use #satsisterstravel when you post your travel photos on @instagram or Facebook.
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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

AngelaH518 ,

One of my favorites

A colleague and friend recommended this podcast to me something like 5 years ago and I have been listening ever since. I love the wide variety of topics covered, humor, relatability, and honest conversations that are always handled with kindness. To me, it really does feel like having coffee with friends and has become a favorite I look forward to each week. The support their online community offers one another is incredible as well. I am glad to have found the smisterhood and 10/10 recommend.

yogi Diane ,

Thank you Sisters

I discovered this podcast after meeting Lian at a live event in February 2020 before the shutdown. Already grieving for numerous personal losses in addition to impending Covid I began listening to the current episode, continuing on to every back episode . Most days your podcast was the only thing that could make me laugh out loud. Thank you for your civility, intelligence and humor and thank you for Cooking With Liz and Lian’s terrific novels. 😄Your creative sharing and entertainment is better than therapy. May you all be happy and well❤️🙏

BarbaraBrett ,

October 11th Episode is amazing

I just listened to the October 11th podcast. By far the most excellent episode in my 20 years of listening to the sisters. This had both interesting content and amazing delivery. I usually take away one or two nuggets to share with friends IRL. In this case, it would certainly be easier just to play the entire thing there’s so much to pass on. Well done Lian, Liz, and Julie! You made my day. Thank you.

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