I just discovered this fresh and super instructive Brazilian Portuguese podcast, and it's totally addictive. It's exactly what I've been looking for to learn real Portuguese, including all sorts of slang expressions and the little conversational fillers and cues that are part of normal conversations. It requires a reasonable foundation in the language and builds vocabulary and a sense of how it all really works almost immediately. The podcasts and worksheets are high quality and still improving; hosts Alexia and Foster provide a great look into how a Carioca and an advanced and improving non-native speaker relate to the language. The third season just finished. The mix of topics includes just about anything you can think of in daily life, from ordering in metric units in a supermarket to European Portuguese to Giselle's role in Brazilian life to unique Brazilian expressions to elections and much more. The episodes about Brazilian music, especially the ones with guest Renato, are worth the cost of the audio and transcripts by themselves. I speak three other languages and can say that for me this is one of the best language instructional programs around. It's a lot of fun!