Short story: Daughter of the Sea by George Nikolopoulos, listened to on the 600 Second Saga, from September 2017. Recommended.
Poem: It was Like This by Jane Hirshfield, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from September 2017. Highly Recommended.
Essay: Rescued by Ritual, listened to on the Sincerely, X podcast, from August 2017. Recommended.