Short story: Papagena by Jay Lake and Ruth Nestvold, listened to on the Far Fetched Fables podcast, from November 2016. Recommended.
Poem: Saguaros by Javier Zamora, listened to on the Poetry Foundation’s Poetry Now podcast, from October 2016. Highly Recommended.
Essay: White Hat Journal Hoaxes, listened to on Skeptoid 543, from November 2016. Highly Recommended.