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 Sisters Get Olympic Fashion Advice!

On today’s Satellite Sisters, Julie Dolan shares Olympic fashion advice from Nastia Liukin that she believes Lian and Liz should adopt when in Rio.  But first Liz and Julie make a plea for civility online in all things election-related. Comments bring out the worst in people, so we are asking you to think twice before lashing out. Far be it from us to ask you not to express yourself, but start by asking yourself this one question:  Has your mind ever been changed by what someone posted in your Facebook feed?  No? Exactly. So express yourselves freely but no need to be uncivil. Okay, people??  Julie also speaks out on behalf of the potential First Ladies one more time. It won’t be the last.

Estonian sisters compete in women's marathon at #Rio2016

Olympic identical triplets! Leila, Liina and Lily Luik from Estonia will make history as the first identical triplets to compete against each other at the Olympic games in Rio this summer. All three 30-year-olds will be competing in the women’s marathon. Go sisters!

We are very excited about the upcoming Olympic Games!  Lian and Liz will be attending #Rio2016 starting next week but first we have some comments on the Opening Ceremonies outfits for the USA, the best Olympic sibling story ever and Nastia Liukins beauty tips for the Games.  Can we avoid wedgie picks?  Will our fingernails be expressive enough? And what’s our lucky charm?

Why should we care about doping at the Olympics? Read this fascinating story about Olympic swimmer Shirley Babashoff who was cheated out of Olympic gold medals by East German women at the Montreal Games in 1976. Julie and Liz discuss how it changed her life forever.

Yesterday was Equestrian Day at Nana Camp in Steamboat Springs, CO.  Julie had a slight saddle situation.  It sound like a cartoon but she survived it.

Liz and Monica went to see Jason Bourne this weekend and then came home and watched a Bourne marathon on television. We loved the new one but are especially partial to the second one.

Liz and Monica went to see Jason Bourne this weekend and then came home and watched a Bourne marathon on television. We loved the new one but are especially partial to the second one The Bourne Supremacy.

On cultural front, we tackle the new Jason Bourne movie and how it compares to the earlier versions, the new production of CATS on Broadway and Harry Potter hits the West End in London.

Listen to our show this Tuesday August 9 because Lian Dolan will be back for our complete Olympic kick-off show.  This is the day before Liz and Lian leave for #Rio2016 so we’ll lay out the complete plan.  It’s a good time to subscribe.  Lian and Liz will be covering the Olympics via social media so make sure you join the Satellite Sisters Facebook Group and follow us @satsisters on Twitter and Instagram.

By | August 2nd, 2016|

Approval Junkie Faith Salie Visits.

Thanks, Faith Salie for a fun discussion about your new book Approval Junkie: Adventures in Caring Too Much. We think many in the Satellite Sisterhood might suffer from the same syndrome. Red flags!

Thanks, Faith Salie for a fun discussion about your new book Approval Junkie: Adventures in Caring Too Much. We think many in the Satellite Sisterhood might suffer from the same syndrome. Red flags!

On today’s Satellite Sisters podcast, Faith Salie is our special guest.  Faith’s new book is Approval Junkie: Adventures In Caring Too Much. You know Faith from her commentaries on CBS Sunday Morning and as a panelist on NPR’s Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me.

In our discussion of Approval Junkie, Liz raises three red flags with Faith.  1) Marrying her “wasband”, 2) seeking fame as a sitcom star, and 3) coming out against pets on CBS Sunday Morning.  On this third item, we respect her POV and desire to speak her pet truth on this but for God’s sake Faith, NEVER read the comments!  She knows that now.  We re sorry she learned the hard way.  Whether its about the new Ghostbusters or female candidates like Hillary Clinton and Carly Fiorina, the comments section is where it gets ugly.

Also on today’s show, we discuss the fall of Roger Ailes at Fox News after the accusation of sexual harassment brought forward by Gretchen Carlson.  Julie raised this issue on last week’s podcast.  It takes a lot for a woman to step forward and accuse a man in power of abusing that power.  Kudos to you, Gretchen.  You know what we have to say on this: #staynoisy.  Here’s the New York Times story on the culture inside Fox News that allowed sexual harassment to continue.

Ferris dogs wearing pink socks

This is not Ferris. This is a stunt dog. This stunt dog is wearing the pink socks that Liz talks about on today’s show. Ferris would not pose for a photo.

Liz has a lot of explaining to do about the pink booties she bought for Ferris.  He’s an old guy now and has trouble standing.  He needed some gripping socks but did they have to be pink??

Julie starts Nana Camp in Colorado this week.  Its all about outdoor activities but with plenty of time set aside for naps.  For all.

By | July 24th, 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 After Taxes Film Fest

On today’s show Sheila and Monica present their First Annual After Taxes Film Festival because they are too broke to go out.  This podcast is a Satellite Sisters New To You show from May 5, 2008.

On today's After Taxes Film Fest, Sheila and Monica recommend the ultimate concert film, The Band's The Last Waltz.

On today’s After Taxes Film Fest, Sheila and Monica recommend the ultimate concert film, The Band’s The Last Waltz.

The videos they recommend are Ira and Abby,  Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Martin Scorsese’s documentary about the Rolling Stones Shine A Light, and a Satellite Sisters fave The Last Waltz by Martin Scorsese for The Band.  You know this podcast is from back in the day because both Sheila and Monica rented the videos at long-gone Blockbuster. In our iTunes/Netflix/Amazon/Hulu era, these movies are still out there, sisters,  and we still recommend them.

If you miss Levon Helm as much as we do, Martin Scorsese's The Last Waltz will bring him back for a bit.

If you miss Levon Helm as much as we do, Martin Scorsese’s The Last Waltz will bring him back for a bit.

Also on today’s show, Monica has a special Believe It Or Not Quiz. The theme is:  Products the Lab Rats will never test.  Seaweed shirts. Sexy Time Patch. Galloping Hell Chili Sauce.  Which one is real?

Also discussed: Liz’s lunch with some Nobel Prize economists and whether or not to disclose your compensation to your colleagues.

By | May 1st, 2016|