Short story: Connection by Lynette Meija, listened to on the Far Fetched Fables podcast, from January 2017.
Poem: Late Spring by Campbell McGrath, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from February 2017. Recommended.
Essay: Oxus Chariot Model, listened to on the BBC’s A History of the World in 100 Objects, from February 2010. Highly Recommended.