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In the KNOW!

72 EpisodesProduced by Diann Schindler, Ph.D.Website

Podcasts by DiannAbroad, international solo nomad, author, travel blogger, and photographer include writing tips, travel tips, and her views of life, from savvy and thoughtful to quirky and humorous. Copyright 2020 DiannAbroad All rights reserved.

72 Episodes | 2017 - 2023

Interview with Marla McDaniel, Amelia Island Writers

July 20th, 2023


This is a rerelease of the original podcast recorded on February 3, 2002, to celebrate Marla McDaniel's dedication to the Amelia Island Writers. She is retiring and starting a new chapter in her life in Florida. We …

A Writer's Life: A Setting Surprise

January 17th, 2023


With my current thriller manuscript ("Claim Denied") in the hands of beta readers, I had time to think about writing another book: a sequel, a thriller set in a small town with fascinating, quirky characters.

When I …

Travel Bug, Marketa and Milly

May 18th, 2022


Diann Schindler, DiannAbroad, takes us back to her 3rd grade geography class in Hamilton, Ohio, when her first thought of travelling outside the United States burst forth, infiltrating her head and her heart. She was …

Frustrations and Joys: My Portugal

May 2nd, 2022


This is my first podcast of 2022! Why? You'll just have to listen. Meanwhile, here is the supporting information. 

Here I am in Cascais, PT... my 40 minutes trek once a week from my apartment in Monte Estoril.

Below, …

Meditation, Madeira/Monte Estoril and My Need to Nest

December 27th, 2021


From her new home in Portugal and her last podcast for 2021, Diann Schindler focuses on mind improving meditation; moving from Madeira Island to …

Madeira, Machico, Moby Dick and More!

August 24th, 2021


Diann reports on her first 2 weeks as a resident of Portugal. Starting with Madeira Island, she discusses the village of Machico and how it got its name in 1419, the filming of the 1956 "Moby Dick" movie off the shores …

"Wives Who Kill" True Crime Story - Interview Dr. K. Walters

March 15th, 2021


Dr. Phyllis Kuehnl Walters, aka Dr. K Walters, s is a retired clinical/forensic psychologist from Ohio. She was in private practice for over forty …

Bollinger's 7th Medical Thriller: "The Healing Tree"

February 25th, 2021


Darryl Bollinger and his wife, June, live in western North Carolina. He has a master’s degree in health care administration from Trinity University …

Writer's Block and What To Do About It.

February 9th, 2021


Writers' block is real, and it came at me with a vengeance, cloaked in what I thought was celebratory excitement at the point I released my thriller novel manuscript to beta readers. When I mustered the courage to face …

2020 to 2021 Looking Forward: Goals

January 21st, 2021


I'm back to podcasting again after a 6-week hiatus and I'm writing goals for 2021. First, in order to look forward, I needed to look back to 2020...briefly, at least. This podcast does that: I look back and then talk …

Thriller "Claim Denied": A Reading.

October 27th, 2020


Schindler's latest book, "Claim Denied," is an electrifying international cyber-espionage thriller. It emerged from her experiences as a higher …

Barbara Rein's "Tales from the EERie Canal" - An Interview

October 22nd, 2020


Barbara Rein debuted her first book series in fourth grade, The Adventures of Cassandra McGillicuddy in Outer Space, complete with stick figures drawings. Admonished by her teacher for doing book reports on her own …

Techno Thriller "The Crucible of Steele" by Linda M. Whitaker: An Interview

October 8th, 2020


Linda M. Whitaker is a retail data scientist, and a writer of science and technology thrillers.  By day she plays with numbers, by night, with words.

Escape into Small Town Genre: Books and Movies

October 1st, 2020


Readers love stories that take place in small towns. Everyone has something to hide. The characters are steeped in juicy stuff such as, pure and …

Agde, France July 2017 Revisited

September 29th, 2020


In July 2017, I stayed in The Petite House (Airbnb) in Agde, France, a tiny village of 22,450 pop. a mile north of Cap de Agde, the seaside resort on …

Bona's Bite-Size Nuggets: Dialogue 102

September 25th, 2020


Bona Hayes is a writer and editor who helps authors craft and self publish their works. Her goal is to take YOUR art and make it readable the way you hear it.  She works with you to engage and enthuse your readers.

From Prishtina to Chiang Mai: RERELEASE

September 19th, 2020


DiannAbroad, solo nomad, travel blogger, and travel photographer, captures her experiences working for the American University of Kosovo and facing a …

Bona's Bite Size Nuggets: Dialogue 101

August 27th, 2020

Enjoy fun and substantive discussions about writing. 

Bona's Bite Size Nuggets recordings are released the fourth Thursday of every month.

This month's topic is DIALOGUE 101

For September 25, 2020 the topic will be …

Bona's Bite Size Nuggets: Showing vs Telling

July 23rd, 2020


Enjoy fun and substantive discussions about writing.  Conversations for all levels of writers: beginners, intermediate and advanced.

Bona's Bite Size Nuggets recordings are released the fourth Thursday of every month.

Bona's Bite Size Nuggets

June 25th, 2020



Enjoy fun and substantive discussions about writing.  Conversations for all levels of writers: beginners, intermediate and even advanced.

Bona Hayes is an editor who hears the words and cadence …

Interview: Marilyn Atlas, Film Producer/Personal Manager

June 4th, 2020


Diann interviews Marilyn R. Atlas – Film Producer/Personal Manager, a charismatic and down -to-earth professional with great tips for character …

Confessions of an Editor with Bona Hayes

May 14th, 2020


Author Biography-J.J. Clarke

J.J. Clarke, author of the Kate Anderson mystery series, draws on extensive experience in law enforcement and a degree …

"Guam: Where America’s Day Begins" (a preview) by Margaret Best

May 9th, 2020


Margaret Best was born in New York, graduated high school in Germany and college in Louisiana. She married in Illinois and moved back to Louisiana. …

"Surviving: A Kent State Memoir" Author Paula Stone Tucker- Rerelease

May 2nd, 2020


(This interview was initially released January 3, 2020. )

Diann Schindler interviews awarding winning author Paula Stone Tucker: "Surviving: A Kent …

Spiritual Leader Sharon Snir discusses her books, isolation, miracles, and more.

April 23rd, 2020


Sharon Snir was born in Sydney, Australia and began her professional life as an early childhood educator. Following the birth of her five children …

J.R. Minard Interview: "Coach in Cottage C" Historical Fiction

April 20th, 2020


A long time Florida resident, J.R. Minard taught in high school and junior college classrooms and raised two teenage daughters.  She later became …

The Camera Man and Other Relationship Revelations Part 2

April 17th, 2020


This is rerelease of this episode, first released in December, 2018.

Listen to Part 2 of Diann's true story of leaving a marriage, her view of romantic relationships, a surprise meeting with the Camera Man, and what …

The Camera Man and Other Relationship Revelations: A Short Story Part One

April 10th, 2020


Listen to Diann's true story of leaving a marriage, her view of romantic relationships, and a surprise meeting: the camera man.

(First published in December, 2018.)

Copyright  DiannAbroad All rights reserved.

Romantic Mystery Author Geralyn Vilar: An Interview

April 3rd, 2020


Geralyn Vilar

Geralyn Vilar was born and raised in Belleville, New Jersey. After high school she married and while raising her children, she  …

"I am grateful...." A list by Diann Schindler, Ph.D.

April 2nd, 2020


This is a good time for me to take a moment to list those things for which I am grateful, especially during this lengthy isolation.

What are you …

DNA, WJCT, Cat Books, Mysteries, and Memoirs: Vic DiGenti, Author

March 26th, 2020



Vic DiGenti is the award-winning author of six novels and six works of nonfiction. His novels include the Windrusher trilogy of adventure-fantasies featuring a four-legged feline protagonist, and the Quint Mitchell …

Prolific Writer and Retired Physician, Larry Martin: An Interview

March 20th, 2020


Retired physician, Larry Martin, has written 22 books in a variety of genres.  When asked why so many and how, he says he loves to write, and he loves to learn.  He learns best by writing, from books and articles about …

Author, Story Grid Editor Valerie Francis: An Interview

March 13th, 2020


Canadian writer, Valerie Francis, is a best-selling author of fiction for women and children. She’s so obsessed with the craft of storytelling that she’s started an online book club featuring stories by, for and about …

An Interview with author Dr. Kuehnl Walters

March 5th, 2020


Dr. Kuehnl Walters is a retired clinical/forensic psychologist from Ohio. She was in private practice for over forty years and taught psychology …

Marla McDaniel - An Interview, Amelia Island Writers, FL

February 6th, 2020



Marla grew up between homes in south Florida and an Indiana family farm. She enjoys small towns, country roads, islands, antiques, and history. Amelia Island contains, within its small area, the …

Just A Girl: A coming-of-age novel...." A Reading

January 23rd, 2020


This episode focuses on "Just A Girl: A coming-of-age novel about innocence, isolation, love, heartbreak, and discernment."

Diann reads the back …

Simple Walking in Paris and Amelia Island

January 16th, 2020


Do you know the benefits to walking?  Simple walking is incredibly beneficial to your health.

Diann talks about how walking alleviated  her muscle stiffness and pain when she walked over 98 miles in 8 days in Paris.  …

The Answer to Aging: Check Your Tires

January 10th, 2020


Think young!!  Diann Schindler tells us about her "new" bike, lovely Amelia Island, and her challenging bike ride in the historic district of Amelia Island, Florida.  Lessons learned!

She also explains her new …

Thriller Genre and Narrative Devices: MacGuffin, Red Herring and Cuttlefish

December 31st, 2019


Diann shares her thriller novel writing experiences with her first draft, describing the thriller genre and three narrative devices: the MacGuffin, Red Herring and Cuttlefish.

She refers to the Story Grid. Use the Story …

"In the Beginning: my truly amazing, worldwide solo nomad adventure."

December 23rd, 2019


I began podcasting in January, 2016, one year after I left the country to travel the world and before I actually named my podcasting the "In the KNOW!" show. 

This episode is a rerelease of my very first podcast in …

Podcasting: The What, How, Stats, and Why.

December 11th, 2019


Everyday, so many people ask me about "In the Know!" as well as podcasting in general.  This episode answers those general questions.  Enjoy!

 Thank you so much for your support of 2019...which is quickly coming to an …

Award-Winning Author Peggy Best

December 9th, 2019


You will enjoy Peggy Best's interview.  See details below.

Thank you so much for your support during 2019...which is quickly coming to an end.  I'm excited about gearing up for 2020 with an expanded mission that …

Interview with talented author and playwright, Robert K. Goddard

November 21st, 2019


Robert K. Goddard grew up in Georgia and after 4 years in the U.S. Air Force, he earned degrees from Georgia State University and Georgia College.  …

Return to Fl., Strange Disease, and Exciting Goals

October 30th, 2019


Diann Schindler is back in Amelia Island, Florida.  Why?  She reveals she contracted a yet-to-be diagnosed illness while in Thailand and needed to return to begin to heal.

Listen as Diann talks about this strange …

My Singing Bowls from Myanmar

August 13th, 2019


Singing Bowls have been used for centuries for healing and meditation purposes.  It's said that the sounds generated by these bowls can  promote healing, reduce stress, create calm, and address dis-ease.

  What an …

Auschwitz: The Hair

July 29th, 2019


Among all the crushing images I saw at the Auschwitz-Birdenau Memorial and Museum, it was the hair that had the most immediate and lasting effect. Actual hair sheared  from the heads of every man, woman, and child …

Guided Meditation- Receiving and Sending Compassion

April 24th, 2019


This is a meditation is designed for the Charter for Compassion course entitled "Cultivating Compassion through Travel."

However, it is useful for …

Meditation: Setting Intentions for Cultivating Compassion through Travel

April 22nd, 2019


This guided meditation is designed for my "Cultivating Compassion through Travel" course offered online by the Charter for Compassion.


Mindfulness: A Meditation

April 16th, 2019


Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by …

Meditation: Giving and Receiving Compassion

April 12th, 2019


This podcast is one in a series of podcasts designed especially for my "Cultivating Compassion through Travel" online course, which will be offered …

Dr. J., Erotica Writer: An Interview

January 7th, 2019


In this "In the KNOW!!" podcast show episode, I have the honor of interviewing Dr. J., Ph.D. and former sex therapist turned erotica writer.  We discuss how she came to choose sex therapy as a career, her teaching …

Toothpaste: not just for those pearly whites!

January 3rd, 2019


I have found that I cannot count on apartments or hotels to have the cleaning products I need when I need them.  And, often, I need products immediately.  I choose not to buy products because the bottles contain much …

Eye Surgeries Stress, and Dangerously High Blood Pressure

January 1st, 2019


This episode provides a glimpse of my challenges having faced 4 eye surgeries, which reduced my perfect vision of 20/20 to 80 percent loss of vision. And, my vision deterioration was not over and stress and worry …

The tiny village of Rossiglione, Italy

December 31st, 2018


The Mediterranean coastline is known as the Italian Riviera, includes Cinque Terre and Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure, as well as Sanremo. …

Puccini and Lucca, Italy

December 30th, 2018


This episode is an excerpt from my book, "The Essential Guide to a Life of Travel: the ABC's of International Travel."  While this reading is about my experiences in this lovely Italian city, it is also about …

Confessions and Quito, Ecuador

December 27th, 2018


Listen to this informative podcast about Quito, Ecuador.  I share some confessions and discuss Quito facts, as well as fun personal stories, especially about meeting Lea (above) and her family.  

For a pictoral view, …

Nine of My Favorite Things: A rerelease

December 26th, 2018


This episode is a RErelease of my second episode that I recorded in Quito, Ecuador in Februay of 2017. But, still useful to travelers everywhere.  I …

"Just A Girl" Chapter 22: A Reading

December 23rd, 2018


Diann reads from her women's-literature-genre book, "Just A Girl: A coming-of-age novel about innocence, isolation, love, heartbreak, and …

Airbnb: Step by Step

December 22nd, 2018


This episode is all about AIRBNB and a step-by-step guide to renting an AIRBNB... including learning more about a location before accessing AIRBNB, finding the best space for you and in the right location, ensuring …

Airbnb Restrictions Part Two International Cities

December 21st, 2018


International cities are placing more and more restrictions on AIRBNB hosts.  Diann fleshes out those restrictions in 6 cities so that you know when …

The Anatomy of My Eye: myopia, cataract, vitreous and retina detachment

December 20th, 2018


Do you know about myopia?

Do you know it can affect more than just the quality of your eye sight?

Do you know it can affect the health of the retina?

Do you know a frequent error that occurs during cataract surgery?

Do …

AIRBNB Restrictions Part One: US Cities

December 19th, 2018


Part One of 2 podcasts about restrictions placed on AIRBNB.  Part One focuses on US cities. Be sure to have pencil and paper ready for this episode. …


December 17th, 2018


Among all the crushing images I saw at the Auschwitz-Birdenau Memorial and Museum, it was the hair that had the most immediate and lasting effect. Actual hair sheared  from the heads of every man, woman, and child …

Speaking of Travel and Busting the Hostel Myths

December 16th, 2018


Solo nomad, Diann Schindler from, talks about her

  • her interview on international radio program, "Speaking of Travel with host …

Reading from Novel "Just A Girl" - coming-of-age fiction

December 13th, 2018


Diann from DiannAbroad reads a chapter from her novel "Just A Girl: a coming-age-novel about innocence, isolation, love, heartbreak, and …

"The Essential Guide to a Life of Travel" - An excerpt.

December 13th, 2018


Diann reads her vignette...meeting Millie, the tour guide in Fez, Morocco and learning about Millie's marriage...unhappy marriage...her husband's cruelty and her commitment to her family to remained married.  It's an …

Prague Vignette from "The Essential Guide...."

December 12th, 2018


Diann reads an excerpt from "The Essential Guide to a Life of Travel" - the Prague Vignette, sharing an emotional visit with her Airbnb host, Marketa; oohing and aahing over the architecture, foods, and beverage; and …

I really liked this guy, and....

December 11th, 2018



Diann of DiannAbroad tells her story...the truth...about a 7-year relationship.  But, it's not what you think.  Oh no... 

They met in Amelia Island, Florida in the Lounge of the Ritz Carlton hotel …

Hotel Room Check Out: 7 steps to save time and maybe even, money

December 1st, 2018


  DiannAbroad, international solo nomad, author, travel blogger and photographer shares seven steps for hotel check out.  These steps could save you …

Introduction to DiannAbroad: Solo Female Traveler

January 26th, 2017










My very first podcast, introducing myself and and my website DiannAbroad. Please tell me what you think and also tell me what you …

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