Short story: Husk and Sheaf by Suzanne J. Willis, listened to on the PodCastle podcast, from November 2016. Highly Recommended.
Poem: The Hypnotist’s Daughter by Lisa Olstein, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast. Recommended.
Essay: Crowded by Alecks Krotoski, listened to on the BBC’s Digital Human, from June 2012. Highly Recommended.