Teen Skepchick Interviews: Bug Girl

This post is part of the Teen Skepchick Interviews series, where TS writers talk with amazing women scientists and skeptics about life, the universe, and everything.

Every interview with entomologist and blogger Bug Girl I’ve ever heard had me fascinated, laughing, and leaving with a lot more knowledge (and not just about bugs) than I had going in. This interview is no exception. We talk about everything from careers in entomology and how entomology is fundamental to biological science in general to the bugs being everywhere, including in food and lipstick. And of course, we discuss why people are so freaked out about bugs (and why, in general, they really don’t need to be). Plus, Bug Girl shares an awesome recipe for John the Baptist bread, substituting crickets for locusts, which sounds surprisingly delicious.

Click here to listen to the TS interview with Bug Girl

Check out Bug Girl’s Blog and some of her other interviews:

The Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe interview

Drunk Skeptics interview

Skeptically Speaking interview

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Melanie Mallon

Melanie is a freelance editor and writer who just moved to a small town outside Minneapolis with her husband and two young kids. When not counting how often the words "pride," "liberty," and "freedom" are used in local business, road, and pet names, she spends her time wrangling commas, making colon jokes, and raising her two kids to be critical thinkers. She is the managing editor of Skepchick Events, a Grounded Parents admin, and a Skepchick contributor. You can find her on Twitter as @MelMall, on Facebook, and on Google+


  1. October 13, 2011 at 3:34 pm —

    Here is the full JTB recipe!

    There is also a recipe for Chocolate Chirpy cookies on this post:
    Help! Insect Recipe needed
    Which, since tomorrow is chocolate covered insects day (who knew!?), would be a perfect snack for a football tailgate 😀

  2. October 13, 2011 at 3:50 pm —

    Jiminy! That sounds delicious.

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