Short story: Machine Learning by Hugh Howey, from Machine Learning: New And Collected Stories. Recommended.
Poem: Contemporaries and Snobs by Prageeta Sharma, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from November 2017. Highly Recommended.
Essay: Gramophone, listened to on the BBC’s 50 Things that Made the Modern Economy podcast, from March 2017. Highly Recommended.