Short story: Saint Pantaleone by Tony Tulathimutte, listened to on the Selected Shorts podcast, from June 2017. Recommended.
Poem: I Wanna Be Ur Lover (1979) by Douglas Kearney, listened to on the Poetry Now podcast, from July 2017. Highly Recommended.
Essay: My Year Living Biblically by A. J. Jacobs, listened to on the TEDTalks podcast, from July 2017. Highly Recommended.