Short story: Spar (The Bacon Remix) by Kij Johnson, from Clarkesworld magazine, April 2013. Highly Recommended.
Poem: Space Station by Tom Sleigh, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from July 2017. Highly Recommended.
Essay: On the Presocratics by Malcolm Schofield, listened to on the History of Philosophy podcast. Recommended.