Ooh, good thread!
I almost always enjoy Andrew Kern - I say "almost" only because sometimes I just want to say, "Just TELL ME what you are trying to say! Stop making me decipher everything!!!!"
After listening to him over the years (and yes, many talks more than once!), one thing I have realized about him is that he is constantly using the teaching methods he espouses on his audience. He is trying to teach (among other things) *how* to teach mimetically, socratically, etc. And so he is using words to do it, yet also often *modeling it* for us. This is sometimes a challenge since he often is teaching to a large audience, and in that circumstance the natural tendency for most speakers is to teach in a "lecture" style. Kern, however, seems to try to always teach as though his audience is only 5 people, even though it might be 100. He always asks lots of questions, answers questions with questions, etc. So anyway, I mention this only because I think if you not only *listen* to his words, but also give attention to the actual way that he is teaching, it is very helpful for clarifying what he is saying.
Also, Circe has lots of free podcasts, many of which are very good. I really like listening to Kern on podcasts because the context is often more conversational and less prepared, and since he *doesn't* have an audience with whom he can interact, I actually find him to be a bit more straightforward in his communication style. They also have some videos up on Vimeo that I find equally enjoyable for the same reason. Sometimes I love the conference talks that my brain has to chew on... but sometimes my brain is just too tired for that and I need some straight talk!