Julie Versus A Bee

Julie Versus A Bee: On today’s Satellite Sisters, Julie shares a cautionary tale of organic cherry tomatoes, benign salad-making and an unexpected attack by a killer bee.  Plus FISH FRAUD??  What is this world coming to???

Ryan baby. Call me. Maybe it's not too late for me to teach you a thing or two. Like never lie to your mother.

Ryan baby. Call me. Maybe it’s not too late for me to teach you a thing or two. Like never lie to your mother. And don’t ignore advice from your Satellite Sisters.

Liz is feeling the post-Olympic blues.  Katie? Allyson?? Simone???  What are YOU doing today?   Special thanks to NBC for deleting Ryan Lochte from every single video highlight reel before the games even ended.  Quick work!  Julie thinks Ryan should get advice form Tyra Banks so that she will be teaching Project You about branding yourself at Stanford Business School.  Liz thinks he might get more useful perspective from Tonya Harding.

It’s college drop-off season so we have many comments and some advice from the Satellite Sisters Facebook Group about how to survive this potentially wrenching transition.  More advice to offer, post it there!

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By | August 23rd, 2016|

Satellite Sister Sheila Dolan Explains The Gift Card Economy

On today's Satellite Sisters, Sheila reviews the end-of-year activities for her third grade class and how the gift card economy works for her on vacation. This is a "New To You" Satellite Sisters from June 12, 2011.

On today’s Satellite Sisters, Sheila reviews the end-of-year activities for her third grade class and how the gift card economy works for her on vacation. This is a “New To You” Satellite Sisters from June 12, 2011.

On today’s New To You Satellite Sisters show from June 12, 2011, Sheila Dolan is happy to reach the end of the school year. Her grand finale lesson on South America took the form of a Top Chef South America cook-off for her third graders. Plus, Sheila breaks down how she lives on the gift card economy.  She’s got the range from Peets and Starbucks to Pottery Barn and Crate & Barrel.

As a local, Julie has jumped on the Dallas Mavericks bandwagon for this year’s NBA Finals. She’s fine being a Julie-Come-Lately. Sheila supports that.

Lian commiserates with Sarah Palin over the release of her private emails. What would happen if the Satellite Sisters emails got released to the public?  Liz may have to file a Freedom of Information Act to find out what the other four sisters have been writing behind her back.

Liz goes to see Bridesmaids and recommends it to Lian who is looking for a way to be creatively inspired to start work on her next book. And Liz also questions the installation of “ass-cams” in a jean story in LA.  Who wants to really see their butt?  Apparently Sheila Dolan does.

By | June 5th, 2016|

Satellite Sisters Interview Phil Knight, Creator of NIKE

Welcome to Satellite Sisters, Phil Knight. We are happy to be one of the final stops on your media tour.

Welcome to Satellite Sisters, Phil Knight. We are happy to be one of the final stops on your media tour.

On today’s Satellite Sisters, we interview Phil Knight, creator of NIKE and author of a new memoir Shoe Dog. Both Liz and Lian are former NIKE employees. Lian was a producer in the NIKE Film and Video Department.  Liz started as the Director of Public Relations and later became the head of Global Marketing.

Nike PrincipalsIn this discussion, Liz has fished out the NIKE Principals she was given when she joined the company in 1988.  Among the highlights of this list are #3: Break the rules.  Fight the law.  And # 8. Among Dangers, Knight lists Personal Ambition.  Take that, Harvard Business School. Everything you ever wanted to know about how to create one of the world’s greatest corporate cultures in one typewritten page.

In this discussion with Knight, we hear from him about his management style and philosophy.  We also talk about the importance of humor in the workplace to break tension and connect people to each other.  The Nike management meetings were called Buttfaces.  As we note in the conversation, totally immature but very revealing.

Knight also talks about how running and Oregon shaped Nike to be the company it became.  Could Nike have happened somewhere else?  Knight thinks not.

If you are interested in other Satellite Sisters interviews, subscribe to Satellite Sisters on iTunes or listen here:

Bill Clinton

Nora Ephron

JJ Abrams

Commander Eileen Collins

Mellody Hobson

Phil Knight's new memoir Shoe Dog traces the early years of NIKE and is more of a business thriller/meditation on work and life than a traditional CEO story.

Phil Knight’s new memoir Shoe Dog traces the early years of NIKE and is more of a business thriller/meditation on work and life than a traditional CEO story.

By | May 7th, 2016|

Satellite Sisters Roulette: Sheila, Monica and Lian April 2, 2008

Satellite Sisters test dry shampoos

Lab Rats Monica and Sheila may have single-handedly sparked the no-poo movement in 2008 with their groundbreaking investigation of dry shampoos. Kudos to Lian for the live in-studio testing!

Welcome to Satellite Sisters Roulette.  At the Satellite Sisters Meet-Up in Washington DC on Friday, the lovely Next Gen Satellite Sisters who organized it introduced me this concept.  The idea is this:  Sometimes when there’s is not a new show but you need your Satellite Sisters fix, you just go into our archive and pick a show at random.  More often than not, hilarity ensues. Click here to listen to today’s podcast from our archive.

So that’s what I did today, purposely going DEEP in the vault.  Here is a show from April 2, 2008.  Lian, Monica and Sheila cover everything from the leeches Demi Moore is using to preserve her youth to the Lab Rats testing of dry shampoo.  Looking back from 2016 to this discussion from 2008, it seems like Monica and Sheila were in the vanguard of the No Poo movement.  Lab Rat Monica even gives classic product Psssst a “two paws up” rating.  It’s a good thing she found out in “the Walgreen’s Museum”.

Now, of course, its available at amazon.

To play your own version of  Satellite Sisters Roulette, go to iTunes, Stitcher or our complete Satellite Sisters Audio Library at www.satellitesisters.com.  And when you find a favorite, share it with your own Satellite Sisters.

 

By | April 10th, 2016|

Satellite Sister Lian Gets Locked-Down.

You are not going to believe this one.  Satellite Sister Lian Dolan finally went to Washington and got locked-down in the Capitol Building. Listen to today’s podcast here.

Lian Dolan State Department

Lian Dolan and her son Colin having a moment of personal diplomacy at the State Department. Please take note of Lian’s scarf saluting the fine people of France, who helped get our nation started. Merci.

On today’s show, Lian tells Julie and Liz all about her long-awaited, momentous trip to Washington with her son Colin.  The reason for her visit was the ceremony to honor the International Women of Courage at the State Department.  Lian was invited to the event as part of her work for NGO American Women for International Understanding.

Much advance planning took place.  Who knew that spring break/cherry blossom season is a very popular time in town?  Not Lian!   Planes. Hotels. Reservations for tours of the Capitol and the White House.  She got it all locked in.  But then who would have guessed that Lian and Colin would be in the Capitol Building during the incident with the shooter on Tuesday?   They got hustled into a lock-down, held by the Capitol Police and finally released, along with thousands of others.  One problem:  their phones had be taken by the police and they had just one flimsy claim check to get them back.  That took days.

But meanwhile, she and Colin had an amazing day at Foggy Bottom.  The personal stories of the Women of Courage were very moving. Secretary of State John Kerry and Vice President Joe Biden spoke.  Check of the photo.

After Lian’s report, Julie has a neighbor issue that she needs some advice on.  Is this request appropriate or too much?  Listen and weigh in yourselves on Facebook.

Liz has an update on her Aqua Zumba experiment.  She’s also got a review of her night at the theatre with Sheila.  They went to see Women Laughing Alone With Salad at the Kirk Douglas. Described as a “gender-bending comedy vinaigrette, inviting everyone to savor this complex recipe of desire and shame.” Sheila laughed so loudly that the women next to her asked her to be quiet!!

Coming up this week, don’t miss our Satellite Sisters Meet-Up at Slipstream in Washington DC on Friday night 6 – 8 pm or Lian and Liz’s book signing at the LA Times Festival of Books Sunday April 10 at 11 am.  You will find us at booth #103 Prospect Park Books.

Post your favorite personal photos of celebrations on our Facebook Group or to Instagram. Hashtag is #satsistersytb and once a month on April, May and June, we will pull a winner and you'll get a signed copy of 'You're the Best".

Post your favorite personal photos of celebrations on our Facebook Group or to Instagram. Hashtag it #satsistersytb and once a month on April, May and June, we will pull a winner and you’ll get a signed copy of ‘You’re the Best”.

And today we kick off our new Satellite Sisters Celebrations Contest.  Rules are simple. To celebrate our book “You’re the Best: A Celebration of Friendship”, we want to see your spring photos of your celebrations.  Graduations. Bridesmaids Luncheons. Birthdays. Mother’s Day.  Father’s Day.  Weddings. Post your favorite photos to our Facebook Group or to Instagram with the #satsistersytb.  Once a month in April, May and June, we will randomly pull a winner from Facebook and Instagram. The special prize will be a signed copy of our book.  Celebrate!

Thanks for listening to our podcast and reviewing it on iTunes.  You’re the best!

 

By | April 3rd, 2016|

Nick Hornby, “You’re the Best”: A Satellite Sisters Interview.

Welcome back, Nick Hornby.  To celebrate the publication of our Satellite Sisters book “You’re the Best”, we are releasing a series of our favorite Satellite Sisters interviews over the years.

Satellite Sisters and Nick Hornby

Novelist and Academy Award nominee Nick Hornby is a Satellite Sisters favorite and has been on our show several times. This “You’re the Best” interview is a favorite from 2002. Lian and Sheila talk to Nick about fatherhood, football and how well he knows Colin Firth.

We love novelist and Academy Award nominee Nick Hornby.  Hornby’s been nominated for adapting the screenplays for An Education (2009) and this year’s acclaimed Brooklyn from the novel by Colm Toibin (2015). He also adapted Cheryl Strayed’s novel Wild for Reese Witherspoon.  His new novel at the time Lian and Sheila interviewed him in 2002 was A Long Way Down.

Lian discusses Nick’s autistic son Danny and how that impacts his feelings about fatherhood.  They also talk about the movies made from his books including High Fidelity About A Boy and Fever Pitch.

Sheila jumps in and asks Nick if he has any single friends in Los Angeles that she could date.  Sadly, he says his pals are undateable. And Colin Firth is happily married.

“You’re the Best: A Celebration of Friendship” by the Satellite Sisters is available at amazon, Vroman’s and bookstores near you.

Other author interviews that are part of our “You’re The Best” Encore Interview series include Nora Ephron and Elizabeth Gilbert.

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By | March 12th, 2016|