Short story: Your Smart Appliances are Talking about you Behind your Back by John Scalzi, from Miniatures. Recommended.
Poem: Let Me Explain by David Shook, listened to on the PoetryNow podcast, from February 2018. Recommended.
Essay: The David Vase, listened to on the BBC’s A History of the World in 100 Objects, from July 2010. Recommended.