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Satellite Sisters are back with news from Liz. Plus, the plight of working mothers during the pandemic, the discovery of an ancient snack shop in Pompeii and marriage tips from non-experts. Plus, music & TV recommendations.

Liz needs your good vibes. Join our Facebook group and send along some digital good wishes.

We about the tremendous hit working mothers have taken during the pandemic, forced out of the workforce to care for kids and aging parents. Rand called this a she-cession.  Are women sitting it out or being forced out? Whatever you call it, the changes will effect the gains for a generation.

Food Talk. Check out the Ancient Snack Stand in Pompeii. And read about the new rules for recipes from Ben Mims of the LA Times. 

Plus. marriage tips & pickleball.

We recommend:

TV– Ted Lasso

Music– Greenfield’s: The Gibb Brothers Songbook ( Vol 1)

Thanks to this week’s Sponsors:

  • Better Help  betterhelp.com/satsisters
  • Candid  candidco.com/sisters promo code sisters
  • Rothys  rothys.com/sisters
  • Zip Recruiter ziprecruiter.com/sisters 

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Satellite Sisters podcast returns for 2021 with new inspiration, new hobbies and new Entertaining Sisters recommendations. Join Lian and Julie as they launch the 2021 Podcast year.

What’s your motto, theme or word of the year? Go to our Facebook Group and let us know what’s on your mind for 2021.

Pandemic Buyers’ Remorse? Yes, we have it. Why did we buy… fill in the blank. Inspired by this article in the New York Times, we confess our own pandemic purchases.

Julie’s got Ins & Outs for 2021. And go ahead and win that HGTV Dream Home because Julie in OUT.

New Sports, New Hobbies:

Julie discovers snowshoeing and survives her first outing. She admits she should have paid more attention to this LL Bean guide to the sport!

Lian goes all in on Ancestry.com. HELP! how do you do genealogy? Lian needs your help.

Entertaining Sisters:

Finished Bridgerton? Us, too. Need more of same? Yes! Find a good list here at Marie Claire and Lian recommends Sanditon from PBS.

We’ve got BOOKS!

Find out Satellite Sisters store here at Bookshop.org and check out all our podcast book recommendations.

Today, we recommend:

The Arctic Fury by Greer Macallister

The Kindest Lie by Nancy Johnson

Surviving Savannah by Patti Callahan

Band of Sisters by Lauren Willig

Who is Maud Dixon by Alexandra Andrews

Thanks to our Sponsors this week:

Ritual: www.ritual.com/sisters

Frambridge: www.framebridge.com promo code sisters

Rothys: www.rothys/com/sisters

Third Love: www.thirdlove.com/sisters

Visit our website Satellite Sisters: A Pep Talk For Modern Women

Subscribe to our new newsletter Pep Talk here.

For more info on Lian Dolan’s newest novel The Sweeney Sisters, visit 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 PageFacebook Group and on Instagram and Twitter @satsisters.

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It’s a Hallmark Holiday Finale on Satellite Sisters. Our guests are CEO Wonya Lucas and EVP Programming Michelle Vicary from Crown Media Family Networks, home of all the Hallmark Channels and streaming service. What their holiday movie secrets and goals for the future?

Plus each sister has her own Top Ten list for 2020. Lian has Top Ten Personal Silver Lining Revelations for 2020, Liz has Top Ten Unexpected Lessons Learned In An Unexpected Place: Her Kitchen and Julie has Top 10 Things That Gave Her Hope in 2020.

This is our final episode for 2020. We will be back on Jan. 5.

Thank you to our sponsors. Please use these special urls and promo codes.

Prose: www.prose.com/sisters

Rothys: www.rothys.com/sisters

Brooklinen: www.brooklinen.com Use promo code sisters

Liquid IV: www.liquidiv.com Use promo code sisters

Visit our website Satellite Sisters: A Pep Talk For Modern Women

Subscribe to our new newsletter Pep Talk here.

For more info on Lian Dolan’s newest novel The Sweeney Sisters, visit 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 PageFacebook Group and on Instagram and Twitter @satsisters.

SAVE THE DATE: We have locked in a SUNDAY AFTERNOON WITH THE SATELLITE SISTERS as a Virtual Zoom Event with Sixth & I for Sunday April 11. ALL FIVE DOLAN SISTERS. Ticket prices and times will be announced soon on our newsletter Pep Talk and in the Sixth and I newsletter, so stay tuned.

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NOTE: We had audio problems today so Julie sounds great, but the rest of us don’t. We lost the whole original file but Julie thankfully had a back-up. Sorry. #2020problems

Our guest is Real Simple Editor Brandi Broxson with many great ideas for theme gifting. Read more here at the Real Simple website.

Lian shares lessons from the Wall Street Journal on how to cultivate E-Charisma on Zoom!

We discuss the sad story of Tony Hsieh of Zappos from Forbes.

The Cooking With Liz Holiday Wrap Party will take place LIVE in our Facebook Group on Saturday at 4 pm Pacific.

We also invite you to POST YOUR TOAST in. special thread in the Facebook Group.

Cooking With Liz drink recipes:

Here’s the mocktail recipe! Liz’s favorite is this Paloma Fizz. Love the rosemary! : https://www.tablespoon.com/recipes/paloma-fizz-mocktails/f7efe9f1-7cd3-4f27-8247-485de5f82a3c

We will post the recipe for The Five Sisters Cocktail in the Satellite Sisters FB Group and also in this week’s Pep Talk newsletter, so be sure to sign up for both. You’ll need to shop for St. German Elderflower Liqueur, Lairds Applejack and Fee Brothers Whiskey Barrel Aged Bitters to play along at home.

Thanks to our sponsors! Please use these special urls and promo codes to support them and Satellite Sisters.

SAVE THE DATE: We have locked in a SUNDAY AFTERNOON WITH THE SATELLITE SISTERS as a Virtual Zoom Event with Sixth & I for Sunday April 11. ALL FIVE DOLAN SISTERS. Ticket prices and times will be announced soon on our newsletter Pep Talk and in the Sixth and I newsletter, so stay tuned.

Visit our website Satellite Sisters: A Pep Talk For Modern Women

Subscribe to our new newsletter Pep Talk here.

For more info on Lian Dolan’s newest novel The Sweeney Sisters, visit 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 PageFacebook Group and on Instagram and Twitter @satsisters.

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We set a goal for December 2020: Perk It Up! Today, we enjoy talking to an unexpected special guest from Nashville: Author + Hit Songwriter Aimee Mayo.

Her new memoir is Talking To The Sky.

Here’s a Spotify playlist Lian put together of songs Aimee Mayo has written with artists such as Blake Shelton, Martina MacBride, Lonestar, Faith Hill and Kenny Chesney.

Congrats to Female First Sarah Fuller, kicker for Vanderbilt football and first woman to play football in the Power Five.

Entertaining Sisters:

The Undoing on HBO: No spoilers on the podcast today

Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker on Netflix. A documentary about Debbie Allen and her annual production of Hot Chocolate Nutcracker with students from Debbie Allen Dance Academy in Los Angeles.

Tuesday Trends: Early Bird Dinners, New Names for Faux Meat, Helicopter Parenting in the Online Classroom.

Gut Health? Liz is checking on her microbiome and has a few issues.

Thanks to this week’s sponsors. Please use these special urls to support the companies that support us.

ThirdLove: www.thirdlove.com/sisters

Ritual: www.ritual.com/sisters

MeUndies: www.meundies.com/sisters

SAVE THE DATE: We have locked in a SUNDAY AFTERNOON WITH THE SATELLITE SISTERS as a Virtual Zoom Event with Sixth & I for Sunday April 11. ALL FIVE DOLAN SISTERS. Ticket prices and times will be announced soon on our newsletter Pep Talk and in the Sixth and I newsletter, so stay tuned.

Visit our website Satellite Sisters: A Pep Talk For Modern Women

Subscribe to our new newsletter Pep Talk here.

For more info on Lian Dolan’s newest novel The Sweeney Sisters, visit 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 PageFacebook Group and on Instagram and Twitter @satsisters.

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Happy Thanksgiving sisters and misters! Sisters Sheila Dolan and Monica Dolan stop in to catch up with Julie, Liz and Lian before the holidays begin. The Lab Rats have a review of a small appliance that Monica’s been testing. Top of Sheila’s 2020 Gratitude List? The joy of discovering a good handyman who will work outside.

Julie’s staying home in Texas for Thanksgiving, but heading to the beach with her pod. You know what that means? Oyster stuffing! Lian is only hosting one socially-distanced guest in her backyard: Liz. Otherwise it’s just her nuclear pod. We review many plans listeners have posted in the FB Group and also participate in the #1 Thanksgiving debate: what are the best regional side dishes?

Cooking With Liz: What’s the winning dessert Liz will make this Saturday and Sunday on FB Live? Cranberry Lemon Bars from the NYT:

https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1021641-cranberry-lemon-bars?utm_source=sharetools&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=website

Entertaining Sisters:

Sheila is all in on Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant in The Undoing on HBO

Monica may be late to this party but she’s enjoying Samin Nosrat’s Salt Fat Acid Heat on Netflix plus her podcast Home Cooking. Monica’s going to try her buttermilk brine.

Thank you to our sponsors this week:

Rothy’s: www.rothys.com/sisters

Framebridge: www.framebridge.com Promo code sisters

Away: www.awaytravel.com/sisters20

Molekule: www.molekule.com Enter sisters at checkout

SHOP in our Satellite Sisters Shop here.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON WITH THE SATELLITE SISTERS: A Virtual Zoom Event with Sixth & I is locked in for Sunday April 11. ALL FIVE DOLAN SISTERS will appear. Ticket prices and times will be announced soon on our newsletter Pep Talk and in the Sixth and I newsletter, so stay tuned. Meanwhile, SAVE THE DATE.

Visit our website Satellite Sisters: A Pep Talk For Modern Women

Subscribe to our new newsletter Pep Talk here.

For more info on Lian Dolan’s newest novel The Sweeney Sisters, visit 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 PageFacebook Group and on Instagram and Twitter @satsisters.

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We welcome this Season Of Female Firsts!

Congratulations to all 3 Satellite Sisters of the Week: Kamala, Emily and Kim.

Kamala Harris: First female Vice President-elect of the United States.

Emily Harrington – the first female to solo free climb El Capitain in less than 24 hours

Kim Ng: First female General Manager in Major League Baseball. Named by Miami Marlins

We interview comedian Michael Ian Black about his new book A (Mostly Serious) Letter To My Son

Entertaining Sisters:

Julie and her dog Oliver love the new season of The Crown.

Lian recommends Dash + Lily on Netflix and Emma

Thank you to today’s sponsors. Please use these links and special urls and codes to support our show.

Harry’s: www.harrys.com/satsisters

ThirdLove: www.thirdlove.com/sisters

LiquidIV: www.liquidiv.com. Use promo code sisters

SHOP in our Satellite Sisters Shop here.

We have locked in a SUNDAY AFTERNOON WITH THE SATELLITE SISTERS as a Virtual Zoom Event with Sixth & I for Sunday April 11. ALL FIVE DOLAN SISTERS. Hilarity will certainly ensue. Ticket prices and times will be announced soon on our newsletter Pep Talk and in the Sixth and I newsletter, so stay tuned. But for goodness sake, SAVE THE DATE.

Visit our website Satellite Sisters: A Pep Talk For Modern Women

Subscribe to our new newsletter Pep Talk here.

For more info on Lian Dolan’s newest novel The Sweeney Sisters, visit 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 PageFacebook Group and on Instagram and Twitter @satsisters.

See more

It’s a SPECIAL Day. It’s Listener Appreciation Day on Satellite Sisters. For the first time in 20 years, we are devoting an entire episode to thanking you, sisters and misters. We want you to know how much you have meant to us over the years by celebrating how smart, funny, kind and quirky YOU are. You’re The Best!

We also feature 4 “Longtime Listener, First Time Caller” Interviews, another first! Special thanks to Josh Blue, Laurie Levine, Tara James and Lindsay Currie for agreeing to play along with us on Zoom. On the podcast, we have excerpts from those conversations. All next week we will be posting the complete video calls in the Satellite Sisters Facebook Group. If you are not a member, now is a good time to join.

We also have two big announcements:

First, to thank you, we have cut all the prices in the Satellite Sisters Shop from November 3 though November 17. If you’ve ever been tempted to stock up on some Satellite Sisters merch, now is the time. Shop here.

Second, we have just locked in a SUNDAY AFTERNOON WITH THE SATELLITE SISTERS as a Virtual Zoom Event with Sixth & I for Sunday April 11. ALL FIVE DOLAN SISTERS. Hilarity will certainly ensue. Ticket prices and times will be announced soon on our newsletter Pep Talk and in the Sixth and I newsletter, so stay tuned. But for goodness sake, SAVE THE DATE.

Visit our website Satellite Sisters: A Pep Talk For Modern Women

Subscribe to our new newsletter Pep Talk here.

For more info on Lian Dolan’s newest novel The Sweeney Sisters, visit 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 PageFacebook Group and on Instagram and Twitter @satsisters.

Thank you to our sponsors this week and every week. Please use these urls and codes

Green Chef: www.greenchef.com/sisters90 Use code sisters90

Ritual: www.ritual.com/sisters

Prose: www.prose.com/sisters

Kiwi Co: www.kiwico.com Use promo code sisters

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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 current events, family/friends + pets, health + wellness, culture + entertainment, TV and film, work + careers, life transitions + decisions.