Satellite Sisters

3 Podcasts that Have Me Hooked

I only started listening to podcasts this Spring. My friend Carole introduced me to Satellite Sisters on the Stitcher platform. Stitcher is an app that assists me to find and listen to podcasts that match my interests. 

Satellite Sisters can also be found at www.satellitesisters.com.

Satellite Sisters can also be found at www.satellitesisters.com.

My first addiction is the Satellite Sisters. The 5 Dolan sisters are funny, witty and sharp observers of our culture. I do not miss an episode on Sunday or Tuesday.

My second addiction is really new. I just discovered Magic Lessons with Elizabeth Gilbert. There was a link to her interview with Brene Brown on Facebook. I am now listening the first 12 episodes to catch up. Yes, binge podcasting.

My third podcast is not quite an obsession. Several of the episodes have had a profound impact on me. I learned about The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes at the World Domination Summit. I still think about his interview with Laird Hamilton and several other episodes.

If you have not yet tried out a podcast, you can dip your toe in the water with a shorter podcast--say 6 minutes. Eventually you will be ready to listen to Mark Maron's WTF for 1 hour 26 minutes when he interviews one of your heroes like Patrick Stewart or President Obama.

What Are You Reading?

I have been on a book buying splurge since my recent visit to Powell's. I have read quite a few non-fiction and fiction books and yet I still have piles all around my computer. I am doing my best to pass books I have finished to others who will enjoy them or to the used bookstore. 

At the same time, I sent a copy of You're The Best by the Satellite Sisters to my satellite sister Carole. Surprise! She had the same idea and she sent me a copy! Very fun. 

I just finished Creativity Inc. by Ed Catmull with Amy Wallace.  I write more about this on Leader's Compass blog. I recommend this for people who are interested in how to create positive work cultures, and for anyone who enjoys Pixar animated movies, so that is everyone. 

I completed the fourth Mary Russell mystery, so number 5 O Jerusalem is next by Laurie R. King. I also have read more than half of Nadia Bolz-Weber's Accidental Saints. I really appreciate this perspective on following Christ. 

I am also enjoying more poetry, especially Billy Collins.

I also like gifting books. I am on my way to a baby shower and it is the Chinese Year of the Monkey, so I am giving the new mom Curious George and other monkey related books.

What are you reading? What have you given as a gift?