Satellite Sisters Launch Ghostbusters Campaign

On today’s Satellite Sisters podcast, Julie saw a movie so bad that she and her husband had to come home and watch a good movie to wipe the bad one out of their memories. What was bad and what was good? One was Nice Guys.  One was Spy. You take a guess.

Circle your calendars for July 15, Satellite Sistersm and represent for the new Ghostbusters. Take that, stupid internet.

Circle your calendars for July 15, Satellite Sisters,  and represent for the new Ghostbusters. Take that, stupid internet.

On a related movie note, Liz does not understand what the internet’s problem is with the new Ghostbusters.  Come on, people! The Satellite Sisters are excited about the combination of Melissa McCarthyKristin WiigKate McKinnonLeslie Jones and Paul Feig. And yet, there’s a giant negative internet backlash from those who feel like this effort is “vandalizing a pop culture franchise to promote a feminist agenda.” Are you kidding us? It’s a comedy about ghostbusting.  Relax and enjoy.  Or don’t enjoy.  Whatever.  You don’t have to watch it but we intend to.  Circle your calendars for July 15.  (And while you are at it, you might want to note July 29 for the new Bourne movie.)

Liz also is getting us excited about the new television show Pitch.  It’s a drama about the first woman to play in Major League Baseball.  She saw the pilot.  She laughed. She cried.  She recommends. Check out the Pitch trailer here. 

Lian has some tips about the role luck plays in your career. Here’s the complete story from The New York Times. She also has some gap year advice for Malia Obama based on this story from Sunset Magazine. Follow the National Parks journey at #59in59

Julie is on top of the sleep revolution being led by Arianna Huffington. Pajamas, everyone?  Yes!

Lian’s son is graduation from high school this week.  She is alternating between tearing up and outright sobbing.  Congratulation to all graduates but most of all to all the parents of graduates.  Don’t forget to enter your photos in our Celebrations contest.  Post your graduation, wedding and college reunion photos on our Facebook Group or your Instagram. Just hashtag your entry #satsistersytb and we’ll do a drawing at the end of the month.

By |May 22nd, 2016|

We Heart James Corden and The Late, Late Show

James Corden forms a band with Demi Lovato and Nick Joans. Just one of the many "entertaining and ambitious' segments that he produces every night for The Late, Late Show.

James Corden forms a band with Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas. Just one of the many “entertaining and ambitious” segments that he produces every night for The Late, Late Show.

 

Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan of the Satellite Sisters on the Tuesday Podcast cover TV, Books, Theater and More, including the inside scoop on James Corden and The Late Late Show. Lian went to a panel discussion with the late night star and Tony Award-winning actor and heard the inside scoop on Carpool Karaoke, Crosswalk Musicals, big production numbers and more. At a panel discussion with his Executive Producer Ben Winston, James reveals what the first Mariah Carey Carpool Karaoke was like and why every night they aim to create an entertaining and ambitious show. If you are wondering, James Corden is every bit as humble and charming in real life as he is in person.

 

Plus:

Wedding Magic  Julie shares an inspiring wedding story.

Lian Goes big on Arts & Culture over that last 4 days:

We Heart James Corden Lian and Liz goe to a panel discussion with James Corden and his Executive Producers discussing the Late late show with James Corden. behind the scenes secrets and information plus his creative goals for the show.

Books, Books, Books — Lian speaks at the Literary Guild of Orange County and wraps her You’re the Best Tour with 8 great authors and 400 book-loving fans

Beyonce plays at the Rose Bowl. Lian listens as she heads to bed.

An Amazing Night at the Theater- Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks delivers with Father Comes Home from the Wars at the Center Theater Group.

TSA nightmare scenarios at airports nationwide and the #IHatetheWait social media campaign to put the pressure on the TSA to step up efforts before the summer travel season.

Russian Doping Scandal— State sponsored and still low budget

Tips from Health Magazine on re-gaining your concentration.

A new study on why dads stick around with Boys , but not so much with Girls

Satellite Sisters Confession: We have acted as our own publicist, too

By |May 17th, 2016|

Work/Life Balance Advice from Beth Thomas Cohen

You do you says Beth Thomas Cohen, author of Drop the Act, It's Exhausting

You do you says Beth Thomas Cohen, author of Drop the Act, It’s Exhausting

 

Is your so-called put-together life killing you? Fashion publicist, working mom and straight talker Beth Thomas Cohen has advice for women who want to drop the act and get real. Lian Dolan of the Satellite Sisters interviews Beth as part of our occasional interview series and there’s plenty of advice in the podcast to get you on the path to living an authentic life without any of the masks we wear. Beth Thomas Cohen has been in the fashion industry for sixteen years. As cofounder of the public relations agency B’ squared Public Relations, Beth launched new fashion brands and breathed life into older ones. She previously worked as senior director at Lividini & Co., in-house public relations director at the luxury/accessories company Lambertson Truex, and worked in the fashion department at O, The Oprah Magazine. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and children.

Click to find the book at Amazon

Click to find the book at Amazon

Drop the Act, It’s Exhausting! is one woman’s call to all women to embrace the imperfections in their lives and to air their “improper” thoughts about relationships, love, sex, parenting, careers, self-esteem, and self-image. By no longer being ashamed or apologetic about how they “really feel,” women will become more aware of who they are and more accepting of themselves and one another. With wit, candor, and refreshingly blunt observations, Beth Thomas Cohen proves herself the prime example of how freeing, fun, and unifying it can be to drop the act and live a not so put-together life.

 

Find the book here:

https://www.amazon.com/Drop-Act-Its-Exhausting-Put-Together-ebook/dp/B0157Y727C?ie=UTF8&btkr=1&ref_=dp-kindle-redirect

By |May 13th, 2016|

Madam Secretary & Parthenon Marbles

We officially join an International Colaition to urge Britain to give back the Parthenon Marbles. Not that anyone asked us to join. But we stand with Amal Clooney and Greece.

We officially join an International Coalition to urge Britain to give back the Parthenon Marbles. Not that anyone asked us to join. But we stand with Amal Clooney and Greece.

It’s the Tuesday Podcast with Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan and our Madam Secretary Re-Cap of the Season Finale.  Madam Secretary is a drama on CBS written by Barbara Hall and produced by Lori McCreary. This week, the Madam Secretary team wrapped Season 2 with an episode written by show runner Hall.  A totally satisfying show that included a near wedding, Furry Puffer Coats, Commencement Speeches, political maneuvers, romance blossoming & a spy exchange. Plus, Henry McCord is back in the kitchen and Tim Daly is cooking up waffles and fire pits. And in the end, we had plots twists and a writer is the hero (out of the limelight) of the day. Well done, Barbara Hall and the whole Madam Secretary writing staff for creating a great viewing experience with just enough twists to keep up wondering all summer. We don’t really know what the title VARITUS meant, but we loved the episode.

 

Plus: 

Julie Dolan Goes To Waco and takes in the Chip & Joanna Gaines Empire including Magnolia, their new store in Waco. Plus, Julie takes in other oddities and a Rueben sandwich. Find the Magnolia Website here.  Find the Heritage Homestead website here. 

Lian Dolan Makes the case for returning the Parthenon Marbles to Greece. The Satellite Sisters join an international coalition that include Amal Clooney demanding the retune of the masterpieces to Greece. No one really cares that we are joint the coalition, but that doesn’t stop us! You can read the details here. 

Julie has some Grandmother News, including Lesley Stahl’s new book, Becoming Grandma and a few words about Domenique Browning’s piece in the New York Times on the Grandmother Hormone .

TidBits:

Prince Harry Killing It!

A new trick to remember your Passwords and keep them safe

How to really Grill a Steak:  Forget warming up the meat. Salt and Pat Dry Instead

Outlander Commentary: Blah, Blah, Blah, Jack, Duel!!

Plus, we re-cap the Season Finale  of Madam Secretary “Varitus”  

 

Phil Knight's new memoir Shoe Dog traces the early years of NIKE and is more of a business thriller/meditation on work and life than a traditional CEO story.

Find our Interview with NIKE Creator PHIL KNIGHT here. Click on the Book Cover above. 

By |May 10th, 2016|

Satellite Sisters Interview Phil Knight, Creator of NIKE

Welcome to Satellite Sisters, Phil Knight. We are happy to be one of the final stops on your media tour.

Welcome to Satellite Sisters, Phil Knight. We are happy to be one of the final stops on your media tour.

On today’s Satellite Sisters, we interview Phil Knight, creator of NIKE and author of a new memoir Shoe Dog. Both Liz and Lian are former NIKE employees. Lian was a producer in the NIKE Film and Video Department.  Liz started as the Director of Public Relations and later became the head of Global Marketing.

Nike PrincipalsIn this discussion, Liz has fished out the NIKE Principals she was given when she joined the company in 1988.  Among the highlights of this list are #3: Break the rules.  Fight the law.  And # 8. Among Dangers, Knight lists Personal Ambition.  Take that, Harvard Business School. Everything you ever wanted to know about how to create one of the world’s greatest corporate cultures in one typewritten page.

In this discussion with Knight, we hear from him about his management style and philosophy.  We also talk about the importance of humor in the workplace to break tension and connect people to each other.  The Nike management meetings were called Buttfaces.  As we note in the conversation, totally immature but very revealing.

Knight also talks about how running and Oregon shaped Nike to be the company it became.  Could Nike have happened somewhere else?  Knight thinks not.

If you are interested in other Satellite Sisters interviews, subscribe to Satellite Sisters on iTunes or listen here:

Bill Clinton

Nora Ephron

JJ Abrams

Commander Eileen Collins

Mellody Hobson

Phil Knight's new memoir Shoe Dog traces the early years of NIKE and is more of a business thriller/meditation on work and life than a traditional CEO story.

Phil Knight’s new memoir Shoe Dog traces the early years of NIKE and is more of a business thriller/meditation on work and life than a traditional CEO story.

By |May 7th, 2016|

Pizza! Pigeons! Gap Years!

A Pizza Box made out of Pizza. More proof tha Brooklyn is the center of the Universe. Oh, that and the pigeons.

A Pizza Box made out of Pizza. More proof that Brooklyn is the center of the Universe. Oh, that and the pigeons. 

 

Lian Dolan and Julia Dolan on the Tuesday Podcast. We cover news, fitness, college admissions and PIZZA. That’s right, we are going deep on shallow topics- like Pizza. Julie has a theory on why Brooklyn is, in fact, the center of the universe. According to Urban Nana, her favorite borough rules and it has to do with a Pizza box made out of … PIZZA! See the photo above and decide it this carrying system is the best answer to the pizza box question. It sounds both intriguing and cargo-licious. It also sounds fairly unsanitary to eat a box that has traveled through the borough of Brooklyn. Lian is suspicious, but Julie’s makes the case for Brooklyn. Plus, she has another point of excellence that has to do with pigeons lighting up the sky over Brooklyn. Pizza + Pigeons = Center of the Universe

 

Plus..

Julie’s fabulous weekend at the Hotel Bel Air

Lian’s fabulous weekend at her college reunion

Malia Obama takes a Gap Year and puts the concept front and center for American parents. From the New York Times, a couple of pieces on the Gap Year.

Nick Kristoff: Don’t Send your Kids to College– Yet. 

Gap Year: Growing and Expensive Trend

Fraying at the Edges : the Alzheimer’s Journey through one patient’s experience. 

Empathy– It can be learned.

Brooklyn: Pizza and Pigeons put it at the center pot the universe

GMA Results for Wearable Fitness Trackers vs. Phone Trackers

The Biggest Losers can’t keep the weight off. Here’s why. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/02/health/biggest-loser-weight-loss.html

Sister Sassanach: the Outlander Commentary

 

Looking for more Satellite Sisters? 

Last Weekend’s New To Yo Podcast: After Tax Film Festival 

 

By |May 3rd, 2016|