Short story: The Subtler Art by Cat Rambo, listened to on the GlitterShip podcast, from January 2017. Highly Recommended.
Poem: The Arrow and the Song by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, listened to on the Classic Poetry Aloud podcast.
Essay: A Scientific Approach to the Paranormal by Carrie Poppy, listened to on the TEDTalks podcast, from March 2017. Highly Recommended.