Those of us fortunate to live in Japan have ready access to the entertaining, infuriating and informative medium which is Japanese TV. Think about it - free listening practice 24 hours a day, and the frequent use of subtitles means that viewers can get written confirmation of what they just listened to (some of those inaka interviewees would be incomprehensible without it...) and may even pick up the odd kanji or two.
But no need for students of Japanese who don't live here to cry into their miso soup. You have the internet. You have Youtube.
I posted a one-off clip the other day of a US chap chatting in the J-go and since then I have been carrying out an exhaustive exploration of the wealth of Japanese language video on Youtube (once I finished checking out all the obligatory Chinese youth lip-synching, cat-attacks-infant and stupid offer-speculation-but-no-proof conspiracy videos)
There are two ways two get started. Method One - from the Youtube home page click Video and then look for the Language menu on the lower left hand side of the screen. Click "Japanese" and you will be treated to the latest range of anime, sports, news and scantily clad idol videos posted by the Youtube otaku army.
Method Two is more coldly calculating - use the search term function. I turned up a bunch of videos using the following search terms:
The absolute golden find was however the series 日本語で暮らそう (Nihongo de kurasou) which is a 24 part NHK series of 20 minutes long episodes aimed at intermediate learners of Japanese. Someone has kindly uploaded all 24 episodes so help yourself.
A third, subsidiary method is to note the name of the user who posted the particular video you fancy and see what else they have posted. I found a number of hardcore J-video posters and by subscribing to their feeds I get a steady supply of their latest offerings. Here are just a few examples: