Disney Merch, March Sadness and the Angela Merkel School of Body Language

Angela Merkel body language

Sisters In The News: Lian Dolan floats her theory that Liz Dolan and Angela Merkel probably went to the same school of body language, with majors side-eye and eye-roll.

Today on the Satellite Sisters Podcast, we cover everything from Beauty & The Beast to DWTS, from March Sadness to Brian’s Song. But we start Sisters in the News. What do Angela Merkel & Liz Dolan have in common? Lian will tell you. It’s a body language thing. And who could use a little bit of the indefatigable energy of Julie Dolan? The Secretary of State, that’s who. Lian Dolan on the headline news that made her think of her sisters.

First up, Lian attends the Fencing Grand Prix in Long Beach, CA.  Thanks, USOC, for the invitation. You know the Satellite Sisters are Olympic junkies but who knew that fencing was its own lifestyle?? Now Lian knows.

In the news, Lian sees parallels between Liz and Angela Merkel.  Apparently, they went to the same school of body language.  Cue the eye roll. Plus, Lian notes that our international correspondent Julie is indefatigable and would be an excellent candidate for an open slot at the State Department.  Hello, Rex?

The New York Historical Society has opened a new center devoted to the contributions of women in American history, the only one of its kind in the United States. Plus, Lian reports that Nevada just approved the E.R.A.  Remember the Equal Rights Amendment? Julie still has her button.

Urban Nana Julie has a few problems with children’s museums based on her recent visits to one in Brooklyn with her granddaughter Josephine.  Plus, on her Tuesday Trends she has a question from the Wall Street Journal:  Is your refrigerator awesome enough? 

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Did you see Beauty and the Beast this weekend? And how long are you willing to stand in line for the Limited Edition Tumbler from the new movie?

Are your brackets all busted for March Madness?  So long Villanova and Duke. Liz introduces us to March Sadness, a sad song contest she heard about on OPB.  It was created by Julie Hahn in Boise and features a whole category of sad songs called Sadsteen.  Songs of misery from the Boss himself.  The River.  Streets of Philadelphia.  The Ghost of Tom Joad.  He’s the master. All songs listed on the March Sadness Facebook Group under Files once you join.

Speaking of sad, new reports tell us that the great Chicago Bear Gale Sayers is suffering from dementia. If you don’t remember Gale Sayers on the field, you may remember him as played by Billy Dee Williams in one of the best TV movies of all-time,  Brian’s Song. James Cann plays the dying Brian Piccolo. It’s a Satellite Sisters Sobfest.

Operation Sea Turtle, Liz’s fitness program, hits a snag called Yoga Sculpt Fusion.

Lian admires the Disney genius in creating the new Beauty and The Beast products.  Are you in line right now for the new tumbler?

Plus updates on from Lian on her  dance group, Steffi the German Shepherd and her vegetable garden.

Come join all five Satellite Sisters on April 22nd at the Santa Monica Public Library at 2 pm.  No-host Meet-Up to follow at Ester’s Wine Shop. Are you coming?  Thanks to Away Luggage for donating a door prize for this event.  Lian loves her Away Carry-On.  Come win one!

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By | March 21st, 2017|

Urban Nana in Brooklyn, DNA Report, Grocery Trends

Dennis Rodman at West Point

North Korea and Malaysia are in the diplomatic tit-for-tat and guess who steps up at West Point to address the issues?  Dennis Rodman. He offers to broker a meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong Un. We cannot make this up, people.

On today’s Satellite Sisters podcast, Urban Nana is in Brooklyn but Julie’s still got the international news from North Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines,  Lian has grocery trends and Worst Pitch of the Day plus Liz wants her DNA to work a little harder for Operation Sea Turtle.

Julie reviews the latest diplomatic tit-for-tat between North Korea and Malaysia over the assassination of Kim Jong Un’s half brother.  Good news for North Koreans who are now not allowed to leave Malaysia. Bad news for the Malaysian delegation in North Korea.  No exit for you. Luckily, we read that Dennis Rodman is stepping in to broker a meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong Un. Let us know as soon as they start selling tickets to that one. Julie also warns the team at our favorite CBS TV drama that the Philippine government is protesting an upcoming episode.  Fact or fiction?  We really can’t tell anymore. Be sure to listen to Satellite Sisters Talk TV recap of Madam Secretary for more discussion of Tess’ Philippine situation.

Satellite Sisters recommend the Fondoodler, a hot glue gun for cheese.

A hot glue gun for cheese? What took so long! The Fondoodler was one of many products that Liz found in the Satellite Sisters email box and cannot wait to try.

Lian says Jeff Bezos is working on amazon deliveries on the moon but Liz is still not that interested in going. Lian has the Worst Pitch of the Week.  Kegels and kids do not mix.  Sorry, Kegel Bear.  Liz gets her latest DNA report from 23andme and is disappointed that their wellness tips are pretty much Self Magazine circa 1988. Lian’s grocery store trends and food trends include the prediction that “grocerants”, part restaurant/part grocery store are the coming thing.  OK, by why not call them “resteries”, a much better fake word. And Liz reads the spam that came into sisters@satellitesisters mailbox.  Highlights include:

Cat Language Bible: http://www.catlanguagebible.com/index.html

Things to Know Before Cruising Naked: http://tampabay.actonsoftware.com/acton/rif/9662/s-1a70-1703/-/l-0065:d7b/l-0065/showPreparedMessage?sid=TV2:nOfgNStpR

Fondoodler: https://fondoodler.com

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More contributions from Steffi on today’s podcast. Welcome to sponsor BarkBox!  Steffi was super enthusiastic about her box. Here’s a video of the BarkBox unboxing.

On today’s show, Lian tells travel tales with her new AWAY luggage.  It makes her feel hip and bond with other hipsters! For our special deal, go here: www.awaytravel.com/sisters.

Come join all five Satellite Sisters on April 22nd at the Santa Monica Public Library at 2 pm.  No-host Meet-Up to follow. Are you coming?  Let us know on this Facebook invite. More details from our travel agent to come later this week.

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By | March 7th, 2017|

Lian Reports on Women’s March in Washington


Lian Dolan, Liz Dolan and Julie Dolan of the Satellite Sisters cover the Women’s March in Washington DC. Lian attended the historic march in the nation’s capital and she has a full report about the spirit of the march, the power of Washington symbols, the success of the Pussy hats and, of course, Madonna. But mainly, the marching. Listen to the newest podcast here.


Julie’s offers her first First Ladies Desk Report of the new administration. She would like to remind us of the rules of civility that extend not only to the First Lady but to the entire First Family.  We can do this, people.

Liz tells us about her visit last week San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.  It’s a gorgeous historic city in the mountains and a great example of the UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE site.  She read, she walked and she even took a cooking class at a local school La Cocina.  What is this world coming to??

Julie has Tuesday Trends.  The first is about Rustic Cuffs.  The second is Daybreaker.  She suggests the latter for Liz and Lian in Los Angeles as part of their new morning routines.

Liz reaches a laziness low-point.  Blame it on the FitBit. Hear all about it, plus the launch of her Operation Sea Turtle with a Twist.

We have a few gut reactions to the Oscar nominations.  Lots of good movies we can get behind this year but there may be a showdown in Best Song.  Julie wants Justin Timberlake, of course.  Liz wants Lin-Manuel Miranda, of course.  And Lian is solidly behind LaLaLand.

We close with a thank you from Liz who is very grateful for all your kind thoughts and messages about the loss of her beloved dog Ferris.  Special shout-out to Kathleen from Mountain View CA for a lovely note and to Samantha for posting her fun game on the Satellite Sisters Facebook Group. We love it with a chainsaw.

By | January 24th, 2017|

Outlander Returns! Plus Urban Nana



Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan of Satellite Sisters on the Tuesday Podcast. Today on the show, we ask the question: Outlander- to Re-cap or Not to Re-cap? Julie was so traumatized by the season finale of Outlander, Season 1 that she vowed never to watch the show again. But Outlander is back with more twisty times travel, epic costumes and bare-naked ( chested) Jamie. Will Julie forget the Prison Trauma and follow our handsome couple Claire and Jamie to Paris? The Satellite Sisterhood wants her to carry on with this sexy, time-travelling adventure show. Julie will let us know if she’s in- or not, for Season 2 of Outlander, also know as the season Jamie trades in kilts for leggings.


Urban Nana is back in Brooklyn. hear about her Subway Fail. Plus, what else she’s doing in the big city with her grand-daughter.

Satellite Sister Celebrations: The La Times Festival of Books, the Women’s Retreat in Orange County and the Satellite Sisters Meet-up in DC. For a cnahce to win one of our books, You’re the Best: A Celebration of Friendship . Post a photo on Instagram or Facebook of your Springtime Satellite Sisters Celebrations and use the hashtag: #satsistersytb and tag @satsisters

The Most Googled Heath Questions from O Magazine: your questions and answers from Dr. Oz. Snoring, Cellulite, Coffee. We tackle some myths.

Tuesday Trends: Jullie brings us the trends as she sees them. In case you’er wondering, baby Boomers rule. Is that a trend? Or just a self-fulfilling prophecy?

Outlander: To Re-cap or Not

Madam Secretary:We re-cap the CBS drama  Desperate Remedies. Or the one with the sawed-off suit jacket. Will Bess save the world from and deadly virus while buying boots for her daughter’s boyfriend? Yes, she will.

By | April 12th, 2016|

Outlander Re-cap & Tuesday Trends

 Outlander returns and so does Sister Sassenach, our re-cap.

Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan on the Tuesday Podcast with news, talk and laughs. This week, we cover Tuesday Trends, including: Tea for Men, Ham for Moms and Shrimp for None. Julie has the details on the hottest trends, including teahouses catering to men and what you should stay way from frozen shrimp.

Also on the podcast:

The shooting in Garland, Texas: Julie explains what she knows from her Texas POV and why this news story feels a little off.

The Accidental Death of David Goldberg, the husband of Sheryl Sandberg. According to news reports, Goldberg died after an accident on a treadmill. Our thoughts about the accident. Read about David Goldberg’s death here. 

Roommate of The Year Nominee: A little Windex with your soup? Read the story of the South Carolina college student caught on film trying to poison her roommates. 

Tuesday Trends: Tea for Men and Shrimp for None and Ham for Mothers’ Day

The Royal Baby: Julie objects to the name Charlotte but Lian explains what she loves the name. It’s her secret identity.

City of Gold Update: Jonathan Gold and the writhing, naked girl

Car-Buying Update. Lian buys a car, after a test drive. But wait tip you hear what the car salesman said!

Outlander Re-Cap: Scotland sure is cold and damp. Julie and Lian re-cap the episode “The Watch.” 

By | May 5th, 2015|
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