Multimedia Archives

Recordings of most lectures and of the subsequent discussions are available on the Trust Institute's Blackboard site and as Podcasts.

For iPod and iTunes users
Podcasts may be accessed here:

For Stony Brook University Blackboard users
If you are a Blackboard user at Stony Brook, you can add Trust Institute to your Blackboard account as follows:

  1. Log in to Blackboard ( using your Net ID.
  2. Click on the Community tab.
  3. Select "Research" under the "Organizations Catalog" to find the Trust Institute.

Recordings are located in the Documents/Templeton Research Lectures folder of the Trust Institute.

For Blackboard guests
To access the Trust Institute's Blackboard site as a guest, follow these instructions:

  1. Access the blackboard website using this link:
  2. Click the "Login" button on the left side of the page
  3. Click the "Preview" button on the bottom left side of the login page.
  4. Click the "Community" tab (in green).
  5. Click the "Research" link listed under "Organization Catalog" (the community tab should now be white).
  6. Scroll down until you see the "Trust Institute" link and click on it.
  7. Click the "Documents" link on the left side of the page".
  8. A folder with the title of "Templeton Research Lectures" will appear. Click this link and the available lectures will be displayed.
  9. Select the lecture that you wish to listen to. It should begin to play immediately.

If you have any problems, please send an email to