First is HistoryGossip. HistoryGossip is exactly what it sounds like! Here is an example:
The year was 1863. It was a June wedding in Paris. Multi-millionaire Isaac Merritt Singer, 52, was marrying the very young, the very pregnant French model, Isabelle Eugenie Boyer, 22. The baby, born the next month, would be Isaac’s 19th child – or maybe the 21st – or...? But who’s counting?You get drawn in with the gossip, and then you learn a bit about Isaac Singer of Singer Sewing Machine fame.
The second site, Stuff You Missed in History Class, is history presented in podcast form and accompanied by show notes that expand on the topics you learn about in the audios. Recent shows include, "Mary Alice Nelson, aka Molly Spotted Elk," "The Montgolfier Brothers and Their Balloons," "The London Match Girls Strike of 1888."
The podcasts are about 40 minutes long. Stuff You Missed in History Class also has a Facebook page for you to follow!