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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.

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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.

    Questioning Christianity

    Questioning Christianity

    Christianity is the most commonly practiced religion in the world, with over 2.3 billion people identifying as Christians.  Not surprisingly, the life of Jesus Christ is at the core of Christianity.  Many of Christianity’s rituals, philosophies and belief systems are based on the events of his life. So what does Jesus Christ mean to Christianity, and how did his legacy shape this popular religion? Beyond Jesus himself, what has Christianity come to represent in a world that has become increasingly secularized?   Father Matt Lowry joins the podcast.

    Father Matt's Information
    Catholic Jacks - https://catholicjacks.org/people/fr-matt-lowry
    Twitter @naunewman 

    • 46 min
    Money - The True Story of a Made-Up Thing

    Money - The True Story of a Made-Up Thing

    Money did not always exist in its current form.  There was a time when goods and services were just exchanged for one another, without actual coins or cash changing hands.  The preconception is that our current monetary system, the status quo, makes complete sense.  But as millennia of history have proven to us, money is very complex, and there is a lot at stake.  Jacob Goldstein, host of the popular NPR podcast, Planet Money, joins the podcast. 

    Jacob Goldstein's book - "Money - The True Story of a Made-Up Thing"
    https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B083J1BPNC/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

    Follow Jacob on Twitter @jacobgoldstein

    • 46 min
    Selling Sex (Repost)

    Selling Sex (Repost)

    Both the legality of prostitution and the ethics of sex work are highly debated topics worldwide. Is there anything inherently wrong with a person deciding to sell sex for money? Beyond this, what is the relationship between sex work, and the very different but often conflated topic of sex trafficking? Carly Kalish, a social worker and executive director of Victim Services of Durham Region, joins the podcast to discuss the stigmas regarding sex work and the dangers and misconceptions about trafficking.

    • 35 min
    The Psychedelic Trip

    The Psychedelic Trip

    What is like to be on a psychedelic "trip", and what can it teach one about life's meaning and purpose?  What kind of alternate form of reality and consciousness, if any, do psychedelics tap into?Jon Folak, who goes by the moniker, The Traveling Nobody, joins the podcast to discuss his psychedelic experiences with mushrooms and ayahuasca. 

    Jon Folak's website - https://travelingnobody.net

    Related Preconceived Episodes on Psychedelics 
    - Psychedelics - Moving Inward: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/psychedelics-moving-inward/id1458140859?i=1000515955439 

    - Psychedelics - Right to Consciousness: 
    https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/psychedelics-the-right-to-consciousness/id1458140859?i=1000488352785

    • 42 min
    Medieval Times

    Medieval Times

    World-renowned author and historian Susan Wise Bauer rejoins the podcast to shed some "light" on the "dark ages", more commonly known as the Middle Ages. Why is this 1,000 year period of human history considered with generally negative regard? Is the Middle Ages even a real thing, or just something created by later historians?  

    • 30 min
    Reimagining Education

    Reimagining Education

    Our younger years are dominated by education. The foundation of our daily routine is attending school, and the overarching purpose of our lives, so to speak, is to become educated before entering the “real world”. But for all the hours, days and years spent sitting in classrooms, is our conventional education system actually as good as it could be? World-renowned author and historian Susan Wise Bauer joins the podcast to share her unique approach to education.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

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15 Ratings

15 Ratings

dharmajoan ,

One of my favorite podcasts

Zane does a wonderful job of asking great questions, discussing very diverse topics and being a good listener. Love this podcast

aliciakenworthy ,

Worth your time

Stumbled upon this show on ListenNotes and I’m so glad I did! Zale picks wonderful guests and has truly engaging conversations. Was drawn in this morning by the show on wealth and happiness, an interview with a fascinating psychologist who walks and talks with clients and takes their problems at face value.

Also, the fact that this podcast is about perception and hosted by an ophthalmologist is just too perfect.

Clarkcito ,

Great perspective

I applaud your efforts with this podcast. I especially enjoyed the episode on intellectual disabilities and how it impacts a life. I plan on using your podcast as material in my college course on exceptionalities. Thank you!

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