Short story: All Systems Go by Gerri Leen, listened to on the Cast of Wonders podcast, from May 2018. Recommended.
Poem: Contexts by Paul Monette, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from June 2018. Highly Recommended.
Essay: Environmental Working Group and the Dirty Dozen, listened to on the Skeptoid podcast, from May 2018. Recommended.