Short story: Read This Quickly, For You Will Only Have a Moment by Stephen Case, listened to on Beneath Ceaseless Skies podcast, from December 2011. Recommended.
Poem: Sissieretta Jones by Tyehimba Jess, listened to on the Poetry Foundation’s Poetry Now podcast, from June 2016. Highly Recommended.
Essay: The Meaning of North by Alex Beaumont, listened to on the BBC’s Four Thought podcast, from January 2016. Recommended.