153 episodes

Preconceived examines the preconceptions that shape how we view the world and challenges the paradigms by which we live our lives. The show is hosted by ophthalmologist Zale Mednick.

Preconceived Zale Mednick

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 70 Ratings

Preconceived examines the preconceptions that shape how we view the world and challenges the paradigms by which we live our lives. The show is hosted by ophthalmologist Zale Mednick.

    Six Feet Under (Part 2)

    Six Feet Under (Part 2)

    In this second of two episodes regarding death and the funeral process, funeral director Emily Bootle explains the process of embalming and the decision to have an open versus closed casket funeral. She ends by sharing lessons she has learned from working so closely with death and how they shape the way she lives her life.

    Koru Funeral Home

    Epilogue Wills
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    • 32 min
    Six Feet Under (Part 1)

    Six Feet Under (Part 1)

    For most, the word “death” conjures up emotions of fear and sadness. While death is one of the few certainties of life, it is something that most people would probably agree that you can never prepare for. But is there a different way to look at death and dying, perhaps with less of a negative sentiment? Funeral director Emily Bootle joins the podcast to share insights on death, dying and the funeral process.

    KORU Funeral Home

    • 56 min
    Fifty Shades of Preconceived (Re-Post)

    Fifty Shades of Preconceived (Re-Post)

    For our new Preconceived listeners, this episode from over a year ago is a good "starter episode" to give  a flavour for what the podcast is all about. Zale reflects on starting the podcast and some of the biggest preconceptions that he has tried to better understand. How has his exploration into preconceptions changed his views of the world? Have any of the things he's learned influenced the way he lives his life? He is joined by public speaking experts Eric Silverberg and Eli Gladstone, who take on the role of co-hosts.

    • 46 min
    Polyamory (Part 2)

    Polyamory (Part 2)

    In this second of two episodes regarding Polyamory, we are joined by guest Alana Phelan, who practices polyamory herself. She shares lessons learned from her decades in the polyamorist community. 

    Alana Phelan
    Website - http://polyamorouslibrarian.wordpress.com
    Twitter @hellolibrarian
    Facebook @Polyamorous Librarian 

    • 52 min
    Polyamory (Part 1)

    Polyamory (Part 1)

    Monogamy is such an indoctrinated part of society that it can often seem as if monogamy is the only option for a relationship. But with the heightened liberalization of society, there has been increasing adoption of other romantic relationships that do not conform to monogamy. And with this, our traditional views of love, co-habitation and inter-dependence are being challenged. Dr. Eli Sheff, a sociologist and world-renowned researcher in the area of polyamory, joins Preconceived.

    Dr. Eli (Elisabeth) Sheff
    Website - https://elisabethsheff.com
    Book - https://www.amazon.ca/Polyamorists-Next-Door-Multiple-Partner-Relationships/dp/144225310X

    • 53 min
    On Death Row

    On Death Row

    When someone is sentenced to die, it’s not always what you might think. The average time that an inmate in the States waits on death row is 10 years, with many serving up to 30 years before execution, living in solitary confinement for sometimes 23 hours a day. So why is the wait so long? And do the prisoners' crimes warrant such harsh prison stays?  James Acker, a lawyer and co-editor of the book “ Living on Death Row: The Psychology of Waiting to Die”, joins the podcast.  

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

rxgirl2021 ,

Excellent podcast

Zale is a charming and engaging host with an inquisitive mind.
He comes up with the most interesting topics and relevant questions and each episode is so well presented.
I love listening to him and his guests.

DS Rootman ,

Mysteries of the Cosmos

this is so interesting. I love the way the concepts of edge of the universe, and meaning of our existence in relation to the universe is so mesmerizing.

lsamuel3 ,

Great concept and execution

Preconceived is a pod I look forward to every week. The host, Zale, brings on a wide variety of guests tackling a new topic each episode, and he’s a thoughtful and entertaining interviewer. Leave your preconceived notions at the door and subscribe if you want to learn something new!

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