SS072815: Poldark Re-Cap and Killer Robots


Linen Shirts! British Accents! Dogs & Horses! And NO time travel! We re-cap Poldark on PBS

Linen Shirts! British Accents! Dogs & Horses! And NO time travel! We re-cap Poldark on PBS

Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan on the Satellite Sisters Tuesday Podcast. This week: Poldark Re-Cap. It was a dark and stormy episode in Cornwall. There was a ball, but it was the worst ball ever! But Ross did burn his short, so we got that. Plus Killer Robots, Olympics & Parenting Advice on Tipping Cojnselors at Summer Camp, Preparing for the Empty Nest and Being your Kid’s Concierge. Plus,vacation tales from Bend, Oregon.

Lian on Vacationing in a Small Town: Slow Service comes with the territory

You’re Welcome, Boston:  Los Angeles is ready to step in for the 2024 Olympic games after Boston Bid falls apart. No problem, Beantown.

Beware the Killer Robots: First Stephen Hawking, then Elon Musk and now Julie Dolan raises concerns about Killer Robots.

From the Satellite Sisters Facebook Page:

Tipping Counselors at Summer Camp

Advice for surviving the Empty Nest

From a writer on The Simpsons; Adults We Failed to Raise . Are you your kids concierge? How to stop now.

Julie’s Pick: Try The Walker on Refinery 29 

Pol, Dark and Handsome: Our weekly re-cap of the PBS Masterpiece series Poldark. We were gearing up for the season finale next week, but this week Cornwall turns dark & stormy.


Catch up on all of our Poldark Re-Cap episodes here:

Poldark Episode 6

Poldark Episode 5

Poldark Episode 4

Poldark Epsiode 3

Poldark Episode 2

Poldark Episode 1


Satellite Sisters on Chip Quest, Bikram Yoga and Women’s Meat Camp.


Monica is on Chip Quest with fellow Lab Rat Sheila to participate try out the new Lay’s flavor.  So far, no luck finding the new products in store but the quest continues.That’s the Lab Rats commitment.

On today’s Satellite Sisters, the Lab Rats Sheila and Monica Dolan go on a Chip Quest.  Monica is determined to participate in the Lays Do Us A Flavor Contest.  She convinced Sheila to get on board to test flavors Gyro, Truffle Fries, Biscuits & Gravy and New York Reuben,  but despite many store visits they could not find the new product.  Not to worry, sisters.  Monica will carry on this week even if it means ordering them from  Meanwhile, Sheila tries Bikram Yoga for the first time with less-than-ideal results. She has a complete report on that as well as the baby shower she is hosting at her home next weekend.  The workback schedule is being drawn up now.  Now all she needs is a place for guests to actually sit down.  Plus, she crosses town to her new CVS.  Also with mixed results, we’d say.

Liz has a celebrity-sighting report from Superba Snack Bar in Venice, CA. Gotta love, JLD.  It was fun to see her and fun to just leave her alone to enjoy her lunch. Food there is superba, by the way.  We recommend it. Then Liz and a friend tried a new place in Santa Monica last night that is part butcher shop/part restaurant. True touch of Portlandia. Very high marks for Belcampo, including the best Beet Cocktail ever.  Yes, people.  Beets and tequila.  Give it a try.  Called Beets By J.  Hahaha.

Women's Meat Camp, anyone?  Yes, that's a thing.

Women’s Meat Camp, anyone? Yes, that’s a thing.

You may also be interested in trying the camp the restaurant runs at their ranch in Northern California.  Women’s Meat Camp.  Yes, people. Women’s Meat Camp.  We want someone we know to try this camp that includes farm chores, pig butchery, food, wine and, of course, yoga.  Who’s in??

Also on today’s show, we give you the latest on our @instagram contest.  Are you posting your summer fun photos on Instagram with our hashtag #satsisterssummerfun and our tag @satsisters?  Prizes from Sol De Janeiro awarded at the end of the summer.  Join in the fun.


For the fall, don’t forget that we have two big book events coming up for You’re The Best: A Celebration of Friendship. Join us October 29 in Brookly NY and November 8 in Pasadena.    Make plans with your own Satellite Sisters to join us.


SS072115: Poldark Re-Cap & #satsisterssummerfun


Well done, AlohoforSeniors! THIS is #satsisterssummerfun

Well done, AlohoforSeniors!
THIS is #satsisterssummerfun

Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan connect on the Satellite Sisters podcasts for summer fun! Instragram contest, Facebook Follow-ups, Book and TV recommendations, Guest Towel etiquette, Tech gloating, Katy Perry and the Nuns, plus one great spy novel and one great TV show. Plus, the college admissions agony begins. Finally, Pol, Dark & Handsome, our re-cap of Episodes 5 of PBS Masterpiece series Poldark


#satsisterssummerfun on Instagram! Get on it, people. You and your Satellite Sisters celebrating summer fun for a great sexy prize of Sol de Janeiro Foot Fetish Cream. Are you having fun this summer? Let us know and post it on Instagram.

College Admissions begins  Round Two for Lian with son #2 starting the college application process. Lian is monitoting her nagging before it gets too much for all concerned.

Smart Vacation Tips from Julie  The keye is anticipation and unplugging.

Tech Stories: Glaoting over Ashley Madison breach

Real Simple Etiquette  Have you stood in a guest bathroom and wondered. “What the heck am I supposed to dry my hands on?”

Facebook Follow-Up: 

Katy Perry vs. Nuns

Satellite Sisters No Poo Movement continues

the VW Commercial with the wild boys

Recommendations for Books and TV:

Palace of Treason

Julie loved Palace of Treason by Jason Matthew. She calls this “the best spy novel she’s ever read. ” A great female character, good action, romance and some legit spy craft.


A few Days left to Watch & Rate The Kicks. A charming, family friendly show with a strong female characters, smart writing and parents that aren't idiots! Watch & Vote for more episodes.

A few Days left to Watch & Rate The Kicks. A charming, family friendly show with a strong female characters, smart writing and parents that aren’t idiots! Watch & Vote for more episodes.

Lian wants the Satellite Sisterhood to get behind The Kicks, a new show for tweens about a middle school soccer team. Watch and Review this week to see more epsiodes of the show. Better than Summer Reading! Required Summer Watching for your middle schoolers. Spread the word Satellite Sisterhood.

Here’s how to watch, rate & review The Kicks:

1. Watch the show

It’s free for anyone with an Amazon account in the US, UK and Germany. If you have ever ordered from Amazon, then you have an account. You do not need to be a Prime member to watch this episode of the show.

*If you live in the UK, use this link to watch:

* For the German version of the show, it’s:

Please know that Amazon pays attention to where in the show people stop viewing — so please be sure to watch the entire episode. But why would you stop? The show is awesome and Alex Morgan has a cameo towards the end!

2. After watching, Rate & Review the show on The Kicks Amazon page. This is like reviewing any other product on Amazon. Just scroll down the page to the “Customer Reviews” section, and click on the button “Write A Customer Review” to let everyone know what you thought of the pilot.

3. Fill out Amazon’s Pilot Survey on our behalf. It’s a short questionnaire with specific questions about our show, yet it is super important when it comes to convincing Amazon to order more episodes – especially if you are an Amazon Prime member or have kids ages 6-14. 

The Pilot Survey can be found here:

Don’t Miss an Episode on Satellite Sisters! Find more episodes everywhere: Stitcher, iTunes and On this very website.

Satellite Sisters Instagram Contest

Pol, Dark & Handsome Episode 4 re-cap







How to enter our Instagram contest #satsisterssummerfun

Last night Liz hosted a little Nantucket Clambake complete with lobsters and lobster bibs. Totally #satsisterssummerfun.  So you'll see this photo today on Instagram.

Last night Liz hosted a little Nantucket Clambake complete with lobsters and lobster bibs. Totally #satsisterssummerfun. So you’ll see this photo today on Instagram. Follow the Satellite Sisters @satsisters and follow liz @satellitesisterliz. Most importantly, hashtag your own photos #satsisterssummerfun so we can all share.

It’s simple.  Join the fun.

Post your own favorite summer fun photos to your own @instagram feed and use our hashtag #satsisterssummerfun.  You can also tag them @satsisters.  We want to see what you and your own Satellite Sisters are doing to enjoy the lazy days.


At the end of the summer, we will have two drawings.

Everyone who posted a new or recent photo hashtagged #satsisterssummerfun will go into one hat.

Everyone who posted a #satsisterssummerfun #throwback photo will go into another hat.  #throwback is the hashtag to add to all your faves from your family archives, girls weekends and vacation albums from days gone by.

Follow the Satellite Sisters on @instgram @satsisters

Join Instagram and follow the Satellite Sisters feed @satsisters. Post your favorite summer photos from your own feed with our hashtag #satsisterssummerfun


One winner in each category will win a gift package of Sol De Janeiro Samba 2-Step Foot Fetish Care. If you want to learn how to use @instagram, try a tutorial on YouTube.  Here’s one.  Or here’s another shorter one.

Or you can read an easy step-by-step guide from Mashable here.