Short story: 1348 by Russell Hemmell, listened to on the Far Fetched Fables podcast, from November 2016. Highly Recommended.
Poem: The Snowstorm by Ralph Waldo Emerson, listened to on the Classic Poetry Aloud podcast. Recommended.
Essay: Why Orwell is the Supreme Mediocrity by Will Self, listened to on the BBC’s A Point of View podcast, from August 2014. Highly Recommended.