Short story: As You Would Have Told it to Me (Sort of) If We Had Known Each Other Before You Died by Jonas Hassen Khemiri, from the New Yorker, September 2017. Highly Recommended.
Poem: Orpheus Alone by Mark Strand, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from September 2017. Recommended.
Essay: The Big Pharma Conspiracy, listened to on the Skeptoid podcast, from September 2017. Highly Recommended.