Banting Podcast for World Diabetes Day

Photograph of F. G. Banting writing at his desk ca. 1926 [UT Insulin]

I was delighted to be invited by Jim and Bob Banting to participate in their podcast, “Life and Times of Sir Frederick Banting.” This episode, created in partnership with Defining Moments Canada, discusses the heritage and legacy of insulin after 100 years. Other guests include Dr. Christopher Rutty, Grant Maltman, the curator of the Banting House National Historic Site, and Defining Moments Canada Director Jennifer Terry.

Please visit the Defining Moments Canada website to listen to this podcast. This episode was dedicated to the memory of historian Michael Bliss whose scholarship has shaped our understanding of the discovery of insulin.

You can hear other episodes in this series at Life and Times of Sir Frederick Banting.


Heritage Minute on the discovery of insulin

Historica Canada has released its newest Heritage Minute on the discovery of insulin. I was pleased to serve as one of the historical consultants on this segment, along with Chris Rutty and Grant Maltman. I appreciated the great effort made to accurately portray this complex story and to convey its essence in just 60 seconds of screen time. Congratulations to the whole team who brought this to life.