Short story: Guy Walks Into Bar by Simon Rich, listened to on the Selected Short podcast, from September 2016. Highly Recommended.
Poem: Song of the Zeppelins by Violet D. Chapman, listened to on the Voice Before the Void podcast. Recommended.
Essay: Chinese Bronze Bell, listened to on the BBC’s A History of the World in 100 Objects, from February 2010. Highly Recommended.