I just discovered Profile America, a daily one minute podcast from the United States Census Bureau. It highlights moments in American history in very simple language. In addition, you can read the text while you’re listening to it.
I’m very impressed with this program. It’s professionally done. I wish more podcasts would have the text online, too.
On this page, and on my World History page, all the sites that have audio and text are in italics, and are in the first part of each category. So you’ll find “Profile America” in the middle of that section, and the last one in italics.