Short story: Critical Update Required by David Burns, listened to on the Centropic Oracle podcast, from June 2017. Highly Recommended.
Poem: Jim Trueblood: Father of the Year by Douglas Kearney, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast. Recommended.
Essay: Get Over It by Howard Jacobson, listened to oon the BBC’s Poem of the Day podcast, from June 2017. Recommended.