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Life and Times of Sir Frederick Banting

Welcome to the landing page for The Life and Times of Sir Frederick Banting podcast.  We hope you enjoy these lesser know stories about Dr. Banting.

May 30, 2022

In this episode, the years around 1921 are explored in further detail - including Banting's pathway to starting a research project related to diabetes. Details of Dr. Banting's life on a farm in Alliston are revealed, together with some important history of the small farming town.  Dr. Banting's appreciate for...


Nov 5, 2021

In this episode, we feature a panel of experts exploring three questions:

  • Why is the discovery of insulin still relevant today, 100 years later?
  • What is the continued impact of the discovery?
  • What is it about the story that continues to resonate today?

Our panelists include Dr. Christopher Rutty (Historian),...


Sep 18, 2021

Journalist, author, and podcast host Krista Lamb joins this episode to talk about her recently published book entitled Beyond Banting: From Insulin to Islet Transplants, Decoding Canada’s Diabetes Superstars. This important book describes the research in Canada, related to diabetes, since the discovery of insulin in...


May 29, 2021

In the third of a three-part episode, we learn about the Banting Family genealogy from Ms. Brenda Ayers (a member of the Banting family).


May 29, 2021

In the second of a three-part episode, we learn about the Banting Family genealogy from Ms. Brenda Ayers (a member of the Banting family).