Short story: The Gilded Treasure by Alyssa Evetts, listened to on the 600 Second Saga podcast, from March 2018. Highly Recommended.
Poem: A Room in the Past by Ted Kooser, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast. Recommended.
Essay: How Shocking Events Can Spark Positive Change by Naomi Klein, listened to on the TED Talks podcast, from March 2018. Recommended.