Fizzy bubbles in a very non-medicinal ice cream float. This month we're flashing back to the 1950s and peeking behind the picket fence stereotype. With Valentine's Day approaching, we're talking love, romance, gender roles, and how all these things shook out in post-war Canada. In fashion, Torey's preparing for date night by trying to emulate some classic '50s hairdos. There are complications. In food, we're making ice cream floats (or "sodas," as some folks apparently say). Steph's got all the details on the history of this former medicine, and she's also outdone herself with a dizzying array of replicas. Steph is obsessed with: Very well-funded BBC documentaries and very fun-to-watch NFB films Torey is obsessed with: the Toronto Public Library's new streaming service provider, Kanopy, and its array of documentaries. Anita: Speaking Truth to Power is looking especially relevant. Thanks for listening! Find us online: Instagram @fashionablyateshow Facebook and Pinterest @fashionablyate Email us at email@example.com And if you haven't already found us on iTunes, now's your chance! Download and subscribe -- and if you would be so kind, please leave us a star rating or review. We'd love the feedback. Check our facts:HISTORYGendered roles after the wars by Robert Rutherdale in Canadian History: Post-Confederation Queer and other histories by John Belshaw and Tracy Penny Light The Canadian War on Queers by Gary Kinsman and Patrizia Gentile (note: this was the resource Torey mentioned searching for after a really excellent seminar. Thrilled to have found it!) The Canadian marriage at 150: A look back in the Globe and Mail Forbidden Love: The Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives NFB documentary by Lynne Fernie and Aerlyn Weissman, 1992 Teenage dating in the 1950s by Wendy Sombat, 2000 FOODHistory of old fashioned soda fountains Soda fountain history FASHIONNine memorable hairstyles of the 1950s Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America by Ayana Byrd and Lori Tharps, 2002. The History of Black Hair in America by Kristin Booker History of the beehive hairdo Music credits:Eddie Condon, Nobody’s Sweetheart 1929 When Harry Met Sally 1989 Nora Ephron (writer) Rob Reiner (Dir) Kat’s Delicatessen scene. Markus Staab, Piano 2011 performance of Leroy Anderson, The Syncopated Clock 1945.