North Korea Desk, Prince Charles & Prince Harry, Satellite Sisters Santa Monica Weekend

Prince Harry launches Heads together and talks about his own counseling and mental health issues

Prince Harry talks about seeking counseling for his own mental health issues as part of a campaign to end the stigma around mental illness called Heads Together. The sisters agree that Diana would be proud.

Lian Dolan, Liz Dolan and Julie Dolan on the podcast this week. We’re glad that our sister Julie Dolan went to North Korea five years ago because now she qualifies as a expert on the DPNK. Julie’s observations on the latest events in North Korea, the DMZ and Washington. Plus, the latest on Prince Charles and Prince Harry, more on the guy who really invented the internet, a recommendation of a great audiobook and details about our Satellite Sisters “You’re The Best” event this weekend in Santa Monica.

North Korea Desk: Julie reminds us that according to North Korea, the Korean War never ended and current actions by US just play right into the propaganda that the regime has been spouting for 50 years. Julie’s commentary will make you think.

We want to see your favorite personal photos of celebrations of friendship on our Facebook Group or to Instagram. Hashtag is #satsistersytb.  See your in Santa Monica or online.  You’re the best!

Satellite Sisters Santa Monica Weekend Q & A. Liz has been scouting the Santa Monica Public Library and has all her tips for a great day. Plus, information on how to watch the Facebook Live of the Ask Us Anything event. Plus, book sales and an AWAY luggage giveaway.

Prince Charles & Prince Harry. A Royal Report from a surprising source – Liz Dolan. Liz caught up with author/biographer Sally Bedell Smith whose new book is all about Prince Charles. Liz has bad news for Julie. Apparently, he’s not a terrible guy. Info about the author and book here. Then, the latest from Prince Harry about grief and recovery. Listen to the podcast where he discusses Heads Together and his own counseling after 20 years of grief.

The guy that invented the Internet died. And his name was Bob Taylor, the lab boss of the Xerox PARC lab. Here’s his obit. And here’s an appreciation by LAT writer Michael Hiltzek.

A new study reports that female Supreme Court Justices are interrupted in court far more than their male counterparts.  Supreme Court Justices.  They are just like us!

Book Nook: Liz recommends Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders.  His bestselling novel is fantastic as an audible audiobook, with a cast that includes Nick Offerman, David Seders, Bill Hader, Don Cheadle, Susan Sarandon and many more. Well worth a listen.

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By | April 18th, 2017|

Turkey Talk & Minnesota Re-Cap


Lian's advice to Liz about cooking her first turkey:  Stock up on the Pinot Noir in case the turkey isn't quite defrosted!

Lian’s advice to Liz about cooking her first turkey: Stock up on the Pinot Noir in case the turkey isn’t quite defrosted!

Liz Dolan, Sheila Dolan, Monica Dolan and Lian Dolan on the Satellite Sisters Podcast . This week’s show is all about the Turkey. Mostly. We talk Thanksgiving Prep as Liz prepares for her first Turkey and Monica prepares for her Cranberry Fest. Monica believes in hotlines, from Butterball to Ocean Spray. Liz believes in winging it. How hard can it be, right. Plus, how big a cutting board do you need? Please click here if you are looking for the traditional Thanksgiving Pate recipe. An Edna Dolan classic. 

Plus, Sheila and Liz recount their epic trip to Minnesota for the You’re the Best Book Tour. Sheila gives Monica tips for the Portland Meet-up.



Sheila comments on the girls who want to be Boy Scouts. read the article in the New York Times here. 

Lian and Liz on the Women in Hollywood cover story in the New York Times Magazine. You don’t have to be a female director to appreciate the quotes. A must-read for any young woman who thinks sexism in the workplace is a thing of the past. Read the article by Maureen Dowd here. 

Plus, a preview for the You’re the Best Encore Interviews this week: Roz Chast. Nick Hornby and more… 

Want more Satellite Sisters for your cooking time? Check out our interview with Tina Brown about Princess Diana. A You’re the Best Encore Interview. Find a link here: 

By | November 22nd, 2015|

Tina Brown on Princess Diana

A satellite Sisters Encore Interview that's a total win-win. Tina Brown discuss the Princess Diana we never knew in our You're the Best Encore Interview series

A Satellite Sisters Encore Interview that’s a total win-win. Tina Brown discuss the Princess Diana we never knew in our You’re the Best Encore Interview series

It’s a Satellite Sisters Win-Win! Journalist and master communicator Tina Brown talks to the Satellite Sisters about her biography of Princess Diana called The Diana Chronicles.  Ten years after her death, Princess Diana remains a mystery. Was she “the people’s princess,” who electrified the world with her beauty and humanitarian missions? Or was she a manipulative, media-savvy neurotic who nearly brought down the monarchy? Only Tina Brown, former editor-in-chief of Tatler, England’s glossiest gossip magazine; Vanity Fair; and The New Yorker could possibly give us the truth.

A fascinating interview because Ms. Brown is an amazing storyteller and communicator. Part of of You’re the Best Encore Interviews celebrating the release of our new book.

By | November 20th, 2015|
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Royal Wedding Viewing Plans

I'll be toasting the happy couple with some of my extra special girlie flavored taste of San Antonio coffee.

Okay…. crunch time ladies and gentlemen after what seems like a lifetime of hype and way too many commentators with real and fake British accents telling us what to expect, the royal wedding is now finally here.   Are you going to do it? Are you going to get up in the middle of the night and watch the wedding ? inviting guests? what will you be wearing? And, as my sister Sheila would ask, what are you planning for snacks?

What channel are you going to watch? After much deliberation and a little research I’ve decided that my home base for the royal nuptials will be ABC because Tina Brown, editor of Newsweek and Daily Beast will be providing commentary along with Diane Sawyer ( always a plus) and Barbara Walters .  I am looking forward to hearing Tina Brown.  Satellite Sisters will remember that Tina Brown was a fabulous guest and provided new insight on Princess Diana’s life when she came on our show to talk about her book,  The Diana Chronicles.

I’ve got my alarm set, a cozy couch prepared and a range of breakfast snacks .  I’ll be wearing my best bathrobe and watching it solo. For me it’s like watching the Saints in the Superbowl.  I really couldn’t make small talk during the big game, it was way too important.   As Satellite Sister’s Royal Desk reporter,  this is a big day for me and I think it is best if I do this alone.

What’s your game plan?

By | April 26th, 2011|
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