Short story: Faith in Sips and Bites by Michael Chant, listened to on the Pseudopod podcast, from April 2017. Highly Recommended.
Poem: The Poet Asks for Forgiveness by Fay Zwicky, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from April 2017. Recommended.
Essay: The Last Word by Aleks Krotosky, listened to on the Digital Human podcast, from November 2012. Highly Recommended.