Short story: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald, from The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Jazz Tales. Highly Recommended.
Poem: An Ode to a Nightingale by John Keats, listened to on the Classic Poetry Aloud podcast. Recommended.
Essay: Influence by Aleks Krotoski, listened to on the BBC’s Digital Human podcast, from October 2012. Highly Recommended.