Short story: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Robert Bloch, listened to on A Walk in Shadows podcast, from February 2016. Highly Recommended.
Poem: The Mother by Gwendolyn Brooks, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast. Highly Recommended.
Essay: Shylock’s Mock Appeal by Howard Jacobson, listened to on the BBC’s A Point of View podcast, from October 2016. Recommended.