I was a Spanish minor in college, but I never really attained a level that I would call “fluent.” And since college, I’ve never gotten much practice with it even though I really wish I could.
I’ve tried language podcasts, but they’re usually very boring and cover silly practice conversations that don’t help me. And I tried listening to Radio Ambulante, which is great… except it is far, FAR too advanced for me.
The episodes are short (usually <10 minutes) and the speakers go over current events and then do a quick language lesson. It’s quick, interesting, relevant, and helpful. Oh. And the speakers speak VERY slowly so learners like me can follow along.
They have French, Spanish, Italian, German, and English.