33 episodes

Welcome to Preconceived, a podcast where we examine the preconceptions that shape how we view the world and challenge the paradigms by which we have been conditioned to live our lives. The show is hosted by ophthalmologist Zale Mednick.

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    • Society & Culture

Welcome to Preconceived, a podcast where we examine the preconceptions that shape how we view the world and challenge the paradigms by which we have been conditioned to live our lives. The show is hosted by ophthalmologist Zale Mednick.

    32. Home Schooling

    32. Home Schooling

    Many parents might debate which school to send their kids, but there usually isn't a debate as to whether they should send their kids to a school at all.   Josh Steimle is an entrepreneur, and he and his wife were dissatisfied with the state of the current education system.  As opposed to just lamenting the present school system as an unnegotiable reality, they decided to take action and home school their kids.  He joins the podcast to discuss what home schooling is and why he believes this can be a more effective way for kids to learn.

    • 38 min
    31. Public Speaking: Fear, Failure and Authenticity

    31. Public Speaking: Fear, Failure and Authenticity

    Eric Silverberg and Eli Gladstone, founders of Speaker Labs, shed light on why it is ingrained into our DNA to fear public speaking and how we can look at public speaking "failures" in a more favourable light.  Why is public speaking so important, and how do we decipher an authentic public speaker from a charismatic phoney?

    • 47 min
    30. Athletes - The Psychology of High Performance

    30. Athletes - The Psychology of High Performance

    What separates an elite athlete from others in their sport?  Is there a psychological and physical recipe to becoming an athlete on the world stage?  Which factors are associated with high performance and what characteristics can lead to an athlete's downfall?  Beorn Nijenhuis was a Dutch Olympian speedskater who went on to study the neuroscience and psychology of high performance athletics.  He joins the podcast to explore what contributes to the psyche of an elite athlete.  

    • 48 min
    29. What are Life Coaches?

    29. What are Life Coaches?

    The life coaching industry has really taken off over the past decade.  Some people swear by having a life coach, while others don't actually understand what a life coach is.  How is a life coach different from a therapist?  What kinds of qualifications and certifications does a life coach have?  Is there any difference between hiring a life coach and just seeking the advice of your trusted friends and family?  Kiki Ura, life coach and founder of the Namaslay brand, joins the podcast to share her experiences and provide clarity to those who might be skeptical.  

    • 39 min
    28. Intellectual Disabilities

    28. Intellectual Disabilities

    What is it like to live with an intellectual disability?  Jeffery Masci was deprived of oxygen during his birth, which led to lifelong challenges with intellectual disability.  This manifested as slower information processing, as well as language and speech difficulties.  While his condition has led to significant social and professional challenges, Jeffery has persevered to accomplish much during his life.  He joins the podcast to discuss preconceptions regarding his disability and to challenge the notions that many people have regarding what is possible for him to achieve.  

    • 23 min
    27. Atomic Bomb in Hiroshima

    27. Atomic Bomb in Hiroshima

    Shinji Mikamo is a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945.  His daughter, psychologist Dr. Akiko Mikamo, joins the podcast to share her father's story of survival and resilience in the face of the most deadly bomb to ever be dropped on the planet.  She speaks about some of the common historical misconceptions regarding the necessity of dropping the atomic bomb and shares her father's lessons of forgiveness and empathy that he has urged others to adopt throughout his life.  

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

cathcarb ,

Preconceived Review

Loving every episode! Want to join in every conversation with Zale and guests right through the stereo! Can’t wait for the next episode!

momisae ,

Preconceivedre

Terrific concept.
Love the title
Great range of topics
The Speaker’s have all been well researched and chosen. Always feel I am listening to an expert of the topic
Zale. The host is exceptional
Is well versed with each topic
Asks pertinent questions and keeps the flow moving .. has a wonderful way of interacting with the speaker
Keep those podcasts coming !

Rhonda2020 ,

My new favourite podcast

I listen to all kinds of podcasts on my commute and Preconceived has become my favourite! Every episode is different and each one is so intriguing in its own way. Great topics, great host and great guests! I always learn something about the world and about myself. I highly recommend it.

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