Kurt Andersen joins artist and photographer Catherine Chalmers in her studio, with her menagerie of crickets, worms, and tree frogs. They talk about insects as creative collaborators and as material for art. In Wisconsin, thousands of dragon flies and beetles get pinned to a wall in delightful patterns. A composer in California makes music with a chorus of bees and giant Madagascar hissing cockroaches. And we revisit some of literature’s best known bugs: like the ones in E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web and Kafka’s Metamorphosis.