Madam Secretary Re-Cap The Linchpin

Hello? yes, can you send my motorcade and dozen more cashmere bathrobes, stat? Thanks, Blake.

Hello? Yes, can you send my motorcade and dozen more cashmere bathrobes, stat? Thanks, Blake.

Welcome to the Satellite Sisters Re-Cap of the CBS drama Madam Secretary with writer Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan, Former Expat and International News Round-up Host. This week, we re-cap The Linchpin , Season 3, Episode 2. And Wow! This episode had it al!  Madam  Secretary is action getting it done, on the ground and in the air. Henry is  wearing blue jeans and going all Indiana Jones trying to save antiquities! And the Sassy McCord kids eating breakfast and inciting security concerns. Plus, Deposed Despots eating figs on camera  in a silk bathrobe like Hugh Hefner  meets Isis. And a cliffhanger… Satellite Sisters Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan Loved this action-packed episode.
Three storylines here:
  • The US is trying to get the madman who runs Algeria out of power and install a moderate professor. Bess is working with a tough talking ambassador who has persobally brokered the deal, then reneged on his promise to see it through because of the presidential race, then convinced again and promptly drops dead.
  • Religion Prof Henry is concerned about the destruction of priceless antiquities throughout the middle east, including statues in a monestary in Algeria. So while Bess is trying to hold the government together, Henry is backdooring UNESCO to send in a team a archaeologists to removes the statues. The plan falls apart—but it looks like Henry will be back in action with Black Dog Station. Get Henry a bullwhip!
  • Someone is watching the McCord kids. And Bess and Henry decide NOT to tell their mature, intelligent kids and that comes back to bite them. Jason is the lone hold-out, refusing to give the FBI is phone log in and I say, Go Jason!
 PLUS, an outstanding Binders Full of Blouses this week, including an on point Pussy Bow Blouse in blue. Well done, Bess.
LOOKING FOR THE RE-CAP From the Season 3 Opener? Click here to listen:
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By |October 21st, 2016|

Poldark Wears a Linen Shirt & Charges into Ocean

Thinking of taking a Poldark themed vacation. Us, too. Here is the official Poldark/Cornwall page. Check it out
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By |October 19th, 2016|

Thanks, #FLOTUS and back to Fairfield, CT

This would have looked beautiful on our mother's grave... but it was not to be.

This would have looked beautiful on our mother’s grave… but it was not to be.

Liz Dolan, Julie Dolan and Lian Dolan on today’s podcast with news, talk, laughs and one celebrity sightings. Julie kicks off the show with an ill-fated visit to our parents grave in Fairfield , Connecticut. An A for Effort… but a “Oh, Dear” for execution. Hear what happened when Julie had the PERFECT gesture for our parents’ gravesite and how it all went wrong. Come’on, Connecticut! Where has all the bittersweet gone? Lian is not impressed with the alternative flower but Liz declares, “We don’t want to be as judgmental as our mothers would be.” A conversation only sisters could have.



The First Ladies Desk-– a big thank you to Michelle Obama for breaking the mold and doing it with style and grace. From the New York Times, read  To The First Lady , With Love here. 

Liz follows up with some Broadway babies.  Lis has news of one of Lian’s heroes, an original cast member of Annie. Watch the video of Andrea McArdle and Sarah Jessica Parker belting out Tomorrow at last night’s gala:

Also, Liz is Late to the Party on ….  Clowns and Harry Potter. She totally doesn’t get the deal with Scary Clowns and the terror they have reigned upon the country. She is baffled by this story of a Clown sighting. And she highly recommends the audiobook of Harry Potter by Jim Dale. Yup. Duh, Liz.  Use our special Audible URL to purchase this or other Audiobooks.
Lian Adds Getting Invited to State Dinner to her Bucket List. One look at this menu by Mario Batali and you’ll understand why…
 Would you go to Mars? Us neither. But that doesn’t mean that the thought of it isn’t exciting and magnificent. This month’s National Geographic Magazine is dedicated to the quest for Mars. For more information on the Ron Howard TV Series, Click here:  Nat Geo special website for the MARS miniseries:

Lian Gives here mini-reviews of Timeless, Designated Survivor and This Is Us. 

The Black Satin Kady Pants, perfect for any holiday party or if you're Liz, any Hollywood Awards show. Click here to use our special URL. Promo Code SISTERS

The Black Satin Kady Pants, perfect for any holiday party or if you’re Liz, any Hollywood Awards show. Click here to use our special URL. Promo Code SISTERS


Thanks to our sponsor Eloquii . Use our Special URL: with Promo Code SISTERS . Here are the Satin Kady Pants Liz will be wearing to her Hollywood event. What’s on your shopping list for the Holiday Season? 

By |October 18th, 2016|

Road Trip, Crazy Calorie Quiz, Turtle Breeding

Today’s show is a New To You Satellite Sisters episode from October 15, 2008.  Come on our road trip to cover turtle breeding, geriatric care, pets that can kill and a crazy calories quiz that goes horribly wrong.

We start with Installment 1 of Edna and Jim’s Excellent Adventure.  Monica’s about to leave on a road trip with our parents to move them from Oregon to California.  It was the beginning of a series of transitions we made with our parents.  For those of you who have been through this experience, you know how difficult and unpredictable it can be.  We enlisted a Geriatric Care Manager and did a great deal of research about caring for the elderly.

Satellite Sisters turtle breeding

Lian worries a lot about animals. Polar bears. Turtles. You name it. On today’s show, she’s concerned about the sex life of Yangtze turtles. #lockerroomtalk Satellite Sisters style.

In other news, Lian makes the argument that Beverly Hills Chihauha should really be named Beverly Hills German Shepherd.  Go Delgado! Monica has a list of the 8 most dangerous pets for kids.  Lian has strong feelings about turtles and has tales of Galapagosand Yangtze turtles that need preservation around the planet.

Sheila's on the Cozy Couch with some advice about candle therapy. That and some new product called Cushyfoots. Cozy for sure.

Sheila’s on the Cozy Couch with some unexpected advice about candle therapy and leftovers. That and some new product called Cushyfoots. Cozy for sure.

Sheila has a list of the worst healthy foods and attempts a crazy calories quiz for Yum Brands.  This does not go well. Later, she’s on the Cozy Couch: Perfumes that make women look slimmer!  Smart new ways to remove water stains! Autumn candle therapy.  Here we are with just a few weeks left before the 2016 election, so we could also use some candle therapy.

Thank you for your donations to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. We’ll have another story for you on Tuesday’s new show.
Also, to use the special offer from Glossier that we launched on Tuesday’s show, go to and use the promo code sisters.  Shop and enjoy.  Julie enjoyed the Boy Brow.
By |October 16th, 2016|

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