154 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
    • 5.0 • 15 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.

    Birth Order - Why Siblings Are Different

    Birth Order - Why Siblings Are Different

    Aside from our genetics, there are many reasons why we might be different from our siblings. It has been well-documented that patterns in parental favouritism and sibling interactions affect our personalities, friendships and intelligence. Dr. Catherine Salmon, Professor of Psychology and author of The Secret Power of Middle Children, joins the podcast.

    Catherine Salmon's Book

    • 50 min
    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
    This episode is sponsored by Epilogue Wills. Check them out at http://epiloguewills.com and use the promo code PRECONCEIVED at checkout for a discount on your will. 

    • 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

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
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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