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Our favorite Olympics moments so far, some thank-you’s to listeners who are in Japan, some warnings about hiking with Google and an interview with Naomi Hirahara, author of Clark & Division, featured on our Best Beach Bag Books list.

Clark & Division is historical fiction meets mystery, available August 3. Here’s a great list of Naomi Hirahara’s book events. You can order Clark & Division anywhere including here from bookshop.org.

Thank you to our sponsors. Please use these special urls to support Satellite Sisters.

ThirdLove www.thirdlove.com/sisters

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Popcorn On Location! Cooking With Liz LIVE in the Satellite Sisters Facebook Group Thursday July 29 at 5 pm Pacific time. Nothing fancy. Just popcorn.

For info on The Sweeney Sisters and Lian’s online book clubs for The Sweeney Sisters go to www.liandolan.com

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

Subscribe to our newsletter Pep Talk 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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Our Satellite Sisters Summer Olympics Special: What we are looking forward to, what we will miss and a special interview with Kat Holmes, member of USA Fencing who is going for the gold and daughter of longtime Satellite Sisters listener Lorrie!

Satellite Sister of the Week: Astronaut Wally Funk.

Thanks, NBC! We’ll be watching ALL the Olympic action, starting with the Opening Ceremonies Friday night.

Behind the Scenes at the Game: NPR’s Mandalit del Barco’s Facebook posts from Tokyo Games

We will miss Coco Gauff and other athletes who will not compete because of positive COVID tests.

Olympic Champion Katie Ledecky swims the first ever women’s mile at the Olympics.

Olympic newcomer Athing Mu competes on the track in the Women’s 800 meters.

Equestrian Jessica Springsteen, daughter of you-know-who and Patti Scialfa, competes in show jumping.

Basketball star Dawn Staley coaches the US Women’s Basketball Team.

Entertaining Sisters:

Julie recommends Ted Lasso Season 2 and Never Have I Ever

Liz is debating about Immersive Van Gogh 

Lian reminds listeners that there are 3 great cookbooks on the Best Beach Bag Books list including Valerie Rice’s Lush Life. Her instagram is @eatdrinkgarden. Find Lush Life recipes at https://www.eatdrinkgarden.com

Tune in for an interview Naomi Hirahara next week, author of Clark & Division

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Cooking With Liz LIVE in the Satellite Sisters Facebook Group Thursday July 22 at 5 pm Pacific time.

Recipes for this week: Cacio e Pepe Cheese Puffs and Pomegranate Gimlet, both by Ina Garten.

For info on The Sweeney Sisters and Lian’s online book clubs for The Sweeney Sisters go to www.liandolan.com

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

Subscribe to our newsletter Pep Talk 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 Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Gen Z wants to kill email? Magpies are more deadly than bears? Citrus oils don’t belong on your face? Giant goldfish are taking over Minnesota lakes? What is happening, people???

If Gen Z kills email, which the NYT says they are trying to do, where will we find all of our messages?

Vacationing in the Colorado mountains, Julie spies a bear, a wolf and a magpie and has advice for encountering each.

Hey, Minnesota. Liz wants to know what’s up with your GIANT GOLDFISH.

Entertaining Sisters:

Julie cannot recommend Traitors on Netflix but she did watch the whole thing.

Liz recommends the Mission: Impastable episodes of The Sporkful podcast.

Beauty Tips:

Essential Oils wreaking havoc! 

French Manicures— Are you engaging in Nail Art? We want to see!

Bare Your Legs!  Questionable fashion advice from AARP.

Lian has book recommendations for Liz and Julie from our Best Beach Bag Book List.

For Liz– The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris

For Julie — Arsenic and Adobo by Mia Manansala

Thank you to our sponsors. Please use these special urls to support them and Satellite Sisters:

ThirdLove www.thirdlove.com/sisters

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Cooking With Liz LIVE in the Satellite Sisters Facebook Group Thursday July 15 at 5 pm Pacific time.

Recipes for this week: Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers and a refreshing Perfect Paloma.

For info on The Sweeney Sisters and Lian’s online book clubs for The Sweeney Sisters go to www.liandolan.com

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

Subscribe to our newsletter Pep Talk 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 Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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The big reveal of the Satellite Sisters Best Beach Bag Books List for 2021! The complete list of our picks is on our blog at satelltesisters.com. Today we interview best-selling author Christina Baker Kline about her latest book The Exiles, just out now in paperback.

On the episode, we mention just a few of our favorites below but they are ALL on the FULL LIST HERE also with our mini-reviews. They are also on our Best Beach Bag Book list at bookshop.org, where you can order and support indie bookshops.

Red Island House by Andrea Lee (Julie)

Lady Sunshine by Amy Mason Doan (Lian)

His Only Wife by Peace Adzon Medie (Julie)

Clark and Division by Naomi Hirahara (Lian)

The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline (interview)

Daughters of Sparta  by Claire Heywood (Lian)

Last Chance Texaco by Rickie Lee Jones (Liz)

Just As I Am by Cicely Tyson (Liz)

Thanks For Waiting by Doree Shafrir (Liz)

Also today, remember to enter Lian Dolan’s #sweeneysinthewild contest on Instagram. Just post a photo of the book out in the world with the hashtag #sweeneysinthewild and you may win a Solid Gold Satellite Sister pashmina or a copy of You’re The Best by the Satellite Sisters. Deadline is July 3.

Blueberry Muffin Recipe: It’s time for Edna Dolan’s Classic 4th of July Blueberry Muffins.

Cooking with Liz: Snacks of the Summer scheduled announced! Live in the Satellite Sisters Facebook Group every Thursday at 5 pm Pacific Time/8 pm Eastern, Liz will make a tasty summer snack. First episode on July 1 is a 4th of July classic with a kick: Horseradish Deviled Eggs.

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

Subscribe to our 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 this week’s sponsors. Please support them using these special urls:

Away: www.awaytravel.com/sisters20

Molekule: www.molekule.com Promo code sisters

For info on The Sweeney Sisters and Lian’s online book clubs for The Sweeney Sisters go to www.liandolan.com

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

Subscribe to our newsletter Pep Talk 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 Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Summer Cooking Spectacular! Liz launches the new Cooking With Liz: Summer of Snacks and Claire Tansey joins us with summer recipes and two new classes to announce:

Summer Cooking School for Tweens and Teens (Sisters get $20 off with code EASY20 and all prices are CAD): https://cart.learnlife.ca/summer-cooking-school/

Summer Cocktails Master Class: https://cart.learnlife.ca/cocktails-masterclass/

Claire Tansey’s BBQ Pizza recipe on YouTube is here (because Julie has it on her To Do list.)

Claire Tansey’s Grain Bowls with Creamy Tahini Dressing

Satellite Sister of the Week is Opal Johnson, the “committee of one”. who made Juneteenth happen as a holiday.

Don’s sleep on GenZ Lingo: Are you Cheugy?

Menopause in the workplace: Three business articles we discuss –

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-06-18/women-are-leaving-the-workforce-for-a-little-talked-about-reason?utm_content=business&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&utm_source=twitter&cmpid=socialflow-twitter-business&utm_medium=social

Follow up on this from HBR 

https://hbr.org/2020/02/its-time-to-start-talking-about-menopause-at-work

More perspective from Next Avenue

https://www.nextavenue.org/menopause-workplace-women-cope/

Cooking with Liz: Snacks of the Summer scheduled announced! Live in the Satellite Sisters Facebook Group every Thursday at 5 pm Pacific Time/8 pm Eastern, Liz will make a tasty summer snack. First episode on July 1 is a 4th of July classic with a kick: Horseradish Deviled Eggs.

Upcoming weeks will be:

July 8: 2 kinds of crostini from the Olive & Thyme cookbook

July 15: Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

July 22: : Ina Garten’s Cacio & Pepe Cheese Puffs. 

July 29: Herbed Popcorn and Cocktail for Outdoor Movie night!

Happy 50th Birthday to Joni Mitchell’s BLUE.

Thank you to this week’s sponsors. Please support them using these special urls:

Rothy’s: www.rothys.com/sisters

MeUndies: www.meundies.com/sisters

Betterhelp: www.betterhelp.com/satsisters

Lian is holding new online book clubs for The Sweeney Sisters. Next one: June 23 7 pm ET. Register at www.liandolan.com or here at Crowdcast. 

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

Subscribe to our 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 Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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The Satellite Sisters interview the author of the heartfelt and hilarious The Guncle Steven Rowley. Previously by Rowley, bestsellers Lily and the Octopus and The Editor.

Lian Dolan announces a new Sweeney Sisters contest on Instagram! It’s called #SweeneysintheWild. Post your photos of The Sweeney Sisters book in the wild – reading at the beach, on your bedside table, in the library, anywhere! Post the photo on your own @Instagram and use the hashtag #SweeneysintheWild between now and July 3. You can also tag @liandolan. Lian will do a drawing with everyone who used the hashtag and award ten runners-up a copy of Satellite Sisters’ You’re The Best and a Sweeney Sisters bookplate. One grand prize winner will get a Satellite Sisters cashmere pashmina and a copy of You’re The Best.

Freak Accident Watch: Did that guy off Cape Cod REALLY get swallowed by a whale and spit back out? Liz checks it out.

Want to get ready for the Olympics?? Start by watching the Track & Field Olympic Trials on NBC. June 18 – 27. Making Team USA can be harder than actually winning a medal in Tokyo, and here are some athletes to watch. Liz’s favorites (and their instagrams) among the women are Allison Felix , Sha’Carri Richardson, Dalilah Muhammed, Sydney McLaughlin and Vashti Cunningham.

Did you enjoy Escape to the Chateau on TV? Then you might love yourcheapdreammansion on @Instagram.

Did you say Sauerkraut? Here’s the sauerkraut recipe Liz used.

Thank you to today’s sponsors. Please support Satellite Sisters by using these special urls:

Ritual: www.ritual.com/sisters

ThirdLove: www.thirdlove.com/sisters

Kiwico: www.kiwico.com/sisters

Lian announces new online book clubs for The Sweeney Sisters. Next one: June 23 7 pm ET. Register at www.liandolan.com or here at Crowdcast. 

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

Subscribe to our 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 Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Naomi Osaka withdraws from French Open for mental health reasons: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/06/07/naomi-osaka-among-new-generation-tennis-stars-opening-up-about-racism-mental-health/

Article by Lindsay Crouse about Naomi Osaka and Michelle Wie West. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/03/sports/golf/lpga-michelle-wie-us-open.html

Simone Biles, GOAT: https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/olympics/2021/06/06/simone-biles-us-championships/

Heads-up on the upcoming UFO Report: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/experts-weigh-in-on-pentagon-ufo-report/

More UFO info: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/03/us/ufos-report.html

Watch the International Women of Courage Event that Lian produced here: https://iwoc-celebration.hosted.events/Home

Lian announces new online book clubs for The Sweeney Sisters. Dates are June 16 7 pm PT and June 23 7 pm ET. Register at www.liandolan.com or here at Crowdcast.

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

Subscribe to our 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.

Please support our show by using these urls and promo codes when you support our sponsors.

See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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Liz’s #littlevictories, Lian’s caftan dreams and Julie’s post-covid roundtable

Post-Covid anxieties:

Cave Syndrome: The struggle is real. Are you feeling it?

Airplane freak-out: Lian fears a similar fate.

Early motto for 2022? Liz is stealing Backroads’ theme: Dolce Tempo!

Entertaining Sisters:

Julie recommends HGTV Hometown Takeover

Lian celebrates Jean Smart Week! Hacks and Mare of Easttown.

Preview of Kennedy Center Honors! Coming to CBS June 6.

Dick Van Dyke interview

Info about the Kennedy Center Honors show

Many thanks to this week’s sponsors and to our listeners who support us by using these links and codes.

·    Thirdlove www.thirdlove.com/sisters

·    Butcher Box www.butcherbox.com/sisters

·    Ritual www.ritual.com/sisters

·    Zip Recruiter www.ziprecruiter.com

Lian announces new online book clubs for The Sweeney Sisters. Dates are June 3rd and June 16. Register at www.liandolan.com

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

Subscribe to our 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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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.