Short story: Emergency by Denis Johnson, listened to on the Selected Shorts podcast, from February 2017. Recommended.
Poem: Grand Expensive Vista by Andrew Hudgins, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from July 2017. Highly Recommended.
Essay: Don’t Fear Superintelligent AI by Grady Booch, listened to on the TEDTalks podcast, from February 2017. Highly Recommended.