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You probably have a pretty clear idea of what a 1950s family looks like. Well, it wasn’t all white picket fences and Jell-O molds. In this episode of Misconceptions, host Justin Dodd debunks some myths this so-called golden era.

Article on the term "nuclear family": https://www.parapraxismagazine.com/articles/the-nuclear-family
Karolina Żebrowska's ‘50s fashion video: https://youtu.be/o6F_kHN6lyA?si=1CgAHLLw86SWDSUA

00:00 Intro
00:34 “The Fifties” were only the 1950s
01:05 The 1950s were a peaceful time
03:44 Joseph McCarthy put away a ton of Communist spies and sympathizers
05:43 The 1950s were uniformly prosperous
06:46 America became more “equal” during the 1950s
10:00 The nuclear family was a long-standing bedrock of American life
13:31 The 1950s were extremely conservative
14:37 The Interstate Highway System was President Eisenhower’s idea
15:28 The food was super gross
17:23 Poodle skirts and saddle shoes were the height of fashion
18:12 Outro

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