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Satellite Sisters| Wondery, Satellite Sisters, Lian Dolan, Liz Dolan, Julie Dolan, Sheila Dolan, Monica Dolan

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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.
 
Star Trek fan Jacob Hall has never seen Doctor Who. Doctor Who fan Hoai-Tran Bui has never seen Star Trek. Now, these two friends and fellow pop culture enthusiasts are on a new continuing mission: to watch, understand, and hopefully enjoy the biggest science fiction franchise they have never seen...and talk about it with someone who has.
 
Satellite Sisters Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan fun, funny and insightful recaps of TV shows like: Madam Secretary on CBS; Poldark and Downton Abbey on PBS; and Outlander on Starz. Lian Dolan is a writer who has worked in TV and Print. Julie Dolan has lived abroad for many years and brings her foreign expertise to the recaps. The Satellite Sisters watch TV like you do- with an attitude and a glass of wine.
 
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Lian visits the Sedona vortex, Liz is pretty sure she doesn't want to be part of Zuckerberg's Metaverse and Julie brings us back to Satellite Sisters basics: connection and civility. Lian recaps our experience at the ShePodcasts conference. Here's a Satellite Sisters Spotify playlist of the podcasts of women we met at the ShePodcasts conference. Wh…
 
In this episode of Trekking Through Time and Space... Hoai-Tran and Jacob ponder the "Spectre of the Gun" on a Star Trek episode that finally makes use of the all the western costumes and props in NBC storage. And on Torchwood, they deal with the low-key sci-fi horror of "Adam." Star Trek: Spectre of the Gun - 1:43 Torchwood: Adam - 39:43 Episode R…
 
Laura Galloway talks to the Satellite Sisters about her fascinating memoir Dalvi: Six Years In The Arctic Tundra. And yes, she did move in with a reindeer herder, stick around after he ditched her and learn the indigenous language Sami and the history and culture of the people. This book is that story plus her family story. Here's a great review of…
 
In this episode of Trekking Through Time and Space... Hoai-Tran and Jacob wonder "Is There in Truth No Beauty?" on a surprisingly great season 3 Star Trek episode. On Torchwood, they encounter a giant hunk of alien "Meat." Going where no man has gone before, the long way round. Torchwood: Meat - 1:44 Star Trek: Is There In Truth No Beauty? - 30:54 …
 
Julie is always on BREAKING SPY NEWS plus Lian is headed out for her first trip in two years and Liz salutes Shalane Flanagan- six marathons in six weeks - wow! What did YOU do this weekend? Shalane Flanagan ran TWO marathons and will complete six this fall. Submarine Spy Case - Julie is ON IT. Facebook, Instagram and Harm to Teen Girls. More to re…
 
In this episode of Trekking Through Time and Space... Hoai-Tran and Jacob wonder if "The Children Shall Lead" if all they're going to do is follow the blind whims of an alien guest villain played by a celebrity lawyer on Star Trek. And it's down "To the Last Man" on a clever and moving episode of Torchwood. Star Trek: And the Children Shall Lead - …
 
Hall & Oates at the Hollywood Bowl, #StayNoisy shout-outs to the athletes of the National Women's Soccer League + Facebook Whistleblower, How To Homecoming and the launch of Tuccitober. Lian is one of the many fans who filled Hollywood Bowl for Hall & Oates. We all survived the Great Facebook + Instagram Outage of 2021. Satellite Sisters #StayNoisy…
 
In this episode of Trekking Through Time and Space... Hoai-Tran and Jacob endure "The Paradise Syndrome," one of the worst and most offensive episodes of Star Trek ever made. In comparison, the pretty good Torchwood episode "Sleeper" is a masterpiece. Going where no man has gone before, the long way round. Torchwood: Sleeper - 2:00 Star Trek: The P…
 
Guests Sheila Dolan and Fiona Dolan join Lian, Julie and Liz Dolan on this special salute to NYC. Sheila is a former NYC schoolteacher who is just back in a classroom there after 20 years away. Fiona is a recent college grad working in her first job in the big city. Plus, we all share our favorite NY moments over the years as well as those submitte…
 
In this episode of Trekking Through Time and Space... Hoai-Tran and Jacob deal with "The Enterprise Incident" on Star Trek and wonder...can Spock and an unnamed Romulan find love while Kirk commits a space heist? And then it's back to Torchwood with the start of season 2, which kicks off with a "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang." Going where no man has gone be…
 
Lian is wine-tasting with Jon Bon Jovi and Gelson's, Julie took a long weekend in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and Liz reflects on the medical and psychological value of getting a second opinion. Plus, Satellite Sisters wins a surprise award! Lian took her local grocery store Gelson's up on their wine-tasting with Jon Bon Jovi offer. Check out JBJ…
 
In this episode of Trekking Through Time and Space... Hoai-Tran and Jacob chase after "Spock's Brain" in one of the most infamous episodes of Star Trek ever made. They also take a trip on the "Voyage of the Damned" in the latest Doctor Who Christmas Special. Going where no man has gone before, the long way round. Doctor Who: Voyage of the Damned - …
 
Julie, Liz and Lian Dolan declare this week Jennifer Aniston Week at Satellite Sisters plus report on critters (hawks + beavers save the day!), a AAA triple snafu, TikTok and Facebook concerns and the Elizabeth Holmes Theranos fraud trial finally begins. Celebrate Jennifer Aniston Week! Real Simple Says The Rachel Is Back. The Kids Love Jen The Mor…
 
In this episode of Trekking Through Time and Space... Hoai-Tran and Jacob visit a backdoor Star Trek pilot spin-off with "Assignment: Earth" and meet the mysterious Gary Seven at the end of season 2. And on Doctor Who, they reckon with the "Last of the Time Lords" as season 3 comes to a close. Going where no man has gone before, the long way round.…
 
Lian, Julie and Liz Dolan return for the first show of the new Satellite Sisters season. What did everyone do in August? And what are the mantras we are using for the rest of 2021? Julie says Do You Best. Lian uses Keep or Stop. Liz just wants No Fiascos. All is discussed including some thoughts about the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 and the implicatio…
 
In this episode of Trekking Through Time and Space... Hoai-Tran and Jacob enjoy some "Bread and Circuses" on Star Trek with the latest alternate Earth episode. But they hear "The Sound of Drums" on Doctor Who, as the third season sprints toward the finish line. Going where no man has gone before, the long way round. Doctor Who: The Sound of Drums -…
 
In this episode of Trekking Through Time and Space... Hoai-Tran and Jacob have seen Star Trek talk computers to death before, but what about..."The Ultimate Computer"? Over on Doctor Who, they make a journey to "Utopia" and it looks a bit like an '80s John Carpenter movie. Going where no man has gone before, the long way round. Star Trek: The Ultim…
 
Our #1 episode of 2021 comes with a key sports psychology tip: Whip The Pony! The Man Who Didn't Invent Flamin' Hot Cheetos. Story in LA Times. Podcast interview with Sam Dean, the LA Times business reporter who wrote the story. The business of snacking. The latest on Bill Gates' behavior at Microsoft. Wedding Trends for 2021 from The Knot. Enterta…
 
In this episode of Trekking Through Time and Space... Hoai-Tran and Jacob watch "The Omega Glory" with mouths agape, because Star Trek rarely gets this terrible. But they can't even "Blink" when they watch Doctor Who, because this episode is a masterpiece. Going where no man has gone before, the long way round. Doctor Who: Blink - 1:52 Star Trek: T…
 
Funniest Moments of 2021. Caftan Dreams! Marriage Tips! Julie’s Mod Squad and our after-party from the 20th anniversary show. Enjoy the sisters' picks of the brightest spots of this year assembled together on one podcast episode. Hilarity ensues. Listen to the complete episodes for each highlight here: Episode 894: Afterglow of the Satellite Sister…
 
In this episode of Trekking Through Time and Space... Hoai-Tran and Jacob deal with hostile aliens by drinking and gossiping with Star Trek's "By Any Other Name." And on Doctor Who, they encounter "The Family of Blood" and rethink everything they thought they knew about this show. Going where no man has gone before, the long way round. Star Trek: B…
 
This is the Satellite Sisters Friends & Fiction Special for Summer 2021. On today’s show, fascinating interviews about their books and their lives with authors Mary Alice Monroe, Kristin Harmel and Kristy Woodson Harvey. Mary Alice Monroe Kristin Harmel Kristy Woodson Harvey Three new books out, but three totally different life stories! We’ve also …
 
In this episode of Trekking Through Time and Space... Hoai-Tran and Jacob encounter some "Patterns of Force" as Star Trek attempts to deal with a planet built in the image of Nazi Germany. And it's only "Human Nature" that Doctor Who delivers one of its all-time best episodes. Going where no man has gone before, the long way round. Doctor Who: Huma…
 
Our LIVE 20th Anniversary Special features all five Dolan sisters - Julie, Liz, Sheila, Monica and Lian - in a one-time-only Zoom party with Sixth & I in Washington DC. The sisters share their history, laugh about the things they got right and wrong over the years and play a game of Satellite Sisters Trivia with listener Nancy Cowan of Shrewsbury, …
 
In this episode of Trekking Through Time and Space... Hoai-Tran and Jacob "Return to Tomorrow" as they let ancient aliens invade their bodies so they can build robots over in Star Trek. Neat! They also count down from "42" as Doctor Who drops everyone into the ultimate ticking clock involving an angry sun. Going where no man has gone before, the lo…
 
In this episode of Trekking Through Time and Space... Hoai-Tran and Jacob are joined by actor, comedian and podcaster Paul Scheer to talk about Galaxy Quest, the 1999 science fiction comedy that happens to be a better Star Trek movie than most Star Trek movies. This was originally published as a Patreon bonus episode. Going where no man has gone be…
 
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