I realized after I wrote this, I should have titled it differently!
If you read through the threads below, it should give you a basic feel for the idea that it isn't really a method as much as just acquiring a new language in the same manner that we acquired our native tongue.
Again, I'm not promoting anything, I didn't even realize there was a name or a study for what is ultimately leading me down the path of learning a second language. I originally just thought it made sense to do it the same way I originally learned my native tongue of English!
Not long ago, a friend mentioned comprehensible input (Google it if you want to learn more), so I had to investigate. As I'm an engineer, I get easily sucked into things I find interesting- like language learning, for example! I have been learning something with reasonable success for the last 3 years and apparently didn't realize it has an official name ! ;)
As this "name" for what I just call learning the way we were supposed to learn was intriguing, I decided to ask if other people were familiar with it.
It doesn't change anything for me, I'll still be continuously listening to podcasts, the news, TV shows and such, regardless of what the method is called.