Short story: While (U > I) I- -; by Hugh Howey, from Machine Learning: New And Collected Stories. Highly Recommended.
Poem: Remember by Christina Rossetti, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast. from January 2018. Recommended.
Essay: Angela Stent on George Kennan, listened to on the BBC’s The Reith Lectures podcast, from September 2017. Recommended.