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Visions of the Past

Visions of the Past

By Andrew Beardsley
Visions of the Past is all about the lore of Assassin's Creed. Join me as I explore characters, items, and events found in the games, comics, novels, and films.
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The Significance of the Number 72

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Secrets of the Seismic Temples
Sometimes earthquakes are nothing more than earthquakes but - in Assassin’s Creed - sometimes the earthquake is because someone messed with something they shouldn’t have. In today’s podcast we talk about the Seismic Temples and the havoc they can cause in the series. Want to be part of the brotherhood? There are several ways you can support this podcast: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeart Radio. Leave a review on Apple Podcast Follow me on Twitter: @visions_ac Find me on Instagram: @visions_ac Music by: Joseph McDade
12:36
September 22, 2020
The Annals of Yusuf Tazim
We haven’t seen a lot of the Ottoman Assassins. Of the few we have met, Yusuf Tazim is by far the most well known. On today’s podcast, we take a look at the life that Yusuf led and his impact on the series. Want to be part of the brotherhood? There are several ways you can support this podcast: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeart Radio. Leave a review on Apple Podcast Follow me on Twitter: @visions_ac Find me on Instagram: @visions_ac Music by: Joseph McDade
12:54
September 15, 2020
What Were the Crystal Skulls?
Pieces of Eden come in many shapes and sizes with many different functions. The most prominent may be the Apples of Eden, but one artifact that often gets overlooked is the Crystal Skulls. Mostly communication and surveillance devices, they have a known history that spans centuries but also have a basis in the real world. What were the Crystal Skulls? Find out in this week’s podcast. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/visions-of-the-past/id1493585458 Want to be part of the brotherhood? There are several ways you can support this podcast: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeart Radio. Leave a review on Apple Podcast Follow me on Twitter: @visions_ac Find me on Instagram: @visions_ac Music by: Joseph McDade
09:19
September 8, 2020
The Life and Times of Ah Tabai
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag was the first game in the series where the main protagonist wasn’t an Assassin throughout much of the gameplay, though that doesn’t mean they’re not present. One Assassin that we do find is the Brotherhood’s Mentor, Ah Tabai. In today’s podcast, we go through and look at Ah Tabai’s life and his impact on the series. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/visions-of-the-past/id1493585458 Want to be part of the brotherhood? There are several ways you can support this podcast: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeart Radio. Leave a review on Apple Podcast Follow me on Twitter: @visions_ac Find me on Instagram: @visions_ac Music by: Joseph McDade
08:43
September 1, 2020
What was the DIA Satellite Accident?
The emails of Assassin’s Creed are often overlooked, however, there is one event that Warren Vidic mentions in his email that eventually gets expanded into its own storyline. Full of mystery and sketchy details, it could be said that the Denver International Airport accident is what set the series into motion. What is the DIA? And how did it impact the series? Find out in this week’s podcast. Want to be part of the brotherhood? There are several ways you can support this podcast: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeart Radio. Leave a review on Apple Podcast Follow me on Twitter: @visions_ac Find me on Instagram: @visions_ac Music by: Joseph McDade
08:31
August 25, 2020
The Purpose of the Atlantis Artifacts
The history of Assassin’s Creed has shown that a lot, if not all, of the myths and legends of ancient civilizations have a history that ends up distorted over the years. In today’s podcast, we go through and talk about the myths that stem from the creation and use of the Atlantis Artifacts. Want to be part of the brotherhood? There are several ways you can support this podcast: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeart Radio. Leave a review on Apple Podcast Follow me on Twitter: @visions_ac Find me on Instagram: @visions_ac Music by: Joseph McDade
16:11
August 18, 2020
The Adventures of Anne Bonny
Many people think pirates are nothing more than smelly men who like to drink rum. Well, not every pirate was like that. One pirate, in particular, Anne Bonny, was a fierce woman who didn’t take gruff from anyone. She might even have a few secrets in her history, like holding a crystal skull. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/visions-of-the-past/id1493585458 Want to be part of the brotherhood? There are several ways you can support this podcast: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeart Radio. Leave a review on Apple Podcast Follow me on Twitter: @visions_ac Find me on Instagram: @visions_ac Music by: Joseph McDade
10:28
August 11, 2020
The Impact of Maria Thorpe
The women of Assassin’s Creed have been important since the very first game. Acting as a decoy in that game Maria Thorpe has shown throughout her life that you can be many things and it is because of her that Altair was able to do so many things for the Brotherhood. Without her, the Assassin’s Creed universe would be vastly different. And that’s why today we will talk about the impact of Maria Thorpe https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/visions-of-the-past/id1493585458 Want to be part of the brotherhood? There are several ways you can support this podcast: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeart Radio. Leave a review on Apple Podcast Follow me on Twitter: @visions_ac Find me on Instagram: @visions_ac Music by: Joseph McDade
16:01
August 4, 2020
Secrets of the Empirical Truth
Since the release of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, I have heard many gamers say the ability for players to make choices in Assassin’s Creed goes against what has been established within the lore. In this episode, we are talking about the Empirical Truth, a series of messages that just might lay the path for choice within the series. Want to be part of the brotherhood? There are several ways you can support this podcast: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeart Radio. Leave a review on Apple Podcast Follow me on Twitter: @visions_ac Find me on Instagram: @visions_ac Music by: Joseph McDade
19:00
July 28, 2020
The Transformation of Aya of Alexandria
Aya of Alexandria went through many transformations throughout her time in Assassin’s Creed. She played a pivotal role in the early beginnings of the Assassin Order that we know today. Find out what lead her to this, and where her legacy comes from. Want to be part of the brotherhood? There are several ways you can support this podcast: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeart Radio. Leave a review on Apple Podcast Follow me on Twitter: @visions_ac Find me on Instagram: @visions_ac Music by: Joseph McDade
12:36
July 21, 2020
The Triumph of the American Rite of the Templar Order
After the fall of the Colonial Rite of the Templar Order, we follow the Templars as they rebuild and find success in the American Rite. From controlling the outcome of the American Civil War to the creation of the Atom Bomb and the rise of Capitalism, join me as I explore the impact Templars had in American History. Want to be part of the brotherhood? There are several ways you can support this podcast: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeart Radio. Leave a review on Apple Podcast Follow me on Twitter: @visions_ac Find me on Instagram: @visions_ac Music by: Joseph McDade
17:31
July 14, 2020
The Significance of the Number 72
The number 72 is prominent within the Assassin’s Creed series. What does it mean? And where did it come from? In this episode, I’ll answer those questions and more to unlock the secret of the number 72. Want to be part of the brotherhood? There are several ways you can support this podcast: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeart Radio. Leave a review on Apple Podcast Follow me on Twitter: @visions_ac Find me on Instagram: @visions_ac Music by: Joseph McDade
10:34
July 7, 2020
The Rise and Fall of the Colonial Rite of the Templar Order
When the North American colonies were founded, it took little time for the Templars to gain a foothold. While they were not widely recognized as Templars, the North American continent wouldn’t have the foundation it needed to be what it is today without their influence. In this episode, we’re talking about this Colonial Rite of the Templar Order. Want to be part of the brotherhood? There are several ways you can support this podcast: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeart Radio. Leave a review on Apple Podcast Follow me on Twitter: @visions_ac Find me on Instagram: @visions_ac Music by: Joseph McDade
24:30
June 23, 2020
The History of Robert de Sable
Robert de Sable was often considered the greatest enemy to the Levantine Assassins. He was also one of three characters within the series that was a templar in the series and historically, in real life. In this episode, I dive into the character within the game as well as the person who existed historically. Want to be part of the brotherhood? There are several ways you can support this podcast: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeart Radio. Leave a review on Apple Podcast Follow me on Twitter: @visions_ac Find me on Instagram: @visions_ac Music by: Joseph McDade
09:53
June 16, 2020
People of Color in Assassin's Creed
The black community has been oppressed and suffered at the hands of systemic racism for long enough. The events of the past several weeks have shown that it’s time to speak out against racism, and I’m using my platform to highlight a few people of color, namely Adewale, Achilles and Aveline, in the Assassin’s Creed series. Want to be part of the brotherhood? There are several ways you can support this podcast: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeart Radio. Leave a review on Apple Podcast Follow me on Twitter: @visions_ac Find me on Instagram: @visions_ac Music by: Joseph McDade
07:32
June 9, 2020
The Chronicles of Evie Frye
One of my favorite Assassin’s Creed characters is Evie Frye. Not only is she the first female protagonist in a main game, but she also plays a vital role in tracking down the Shroud of Eden. In today’s episode, I explore Evie and her relationship with her twin brother, Jacob, and their journey through the series. Want to be part of the brotherhood? There are several ways you can support this podcast: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeart Radio. Leave a review on Apple Podcast Follow me on Twitter: @visions_ac Find me on Instagram: @visions_ac Music by: Joseph McDade
21:51
May 26, 2020
The Swords of Eden
Following our favorite characters throughout the games and novels are the Swords of Eden. Wielded by Joan of Arc, Genghis Khan, and other powerful leaders throughout history and mythology, the swords possessed great power to allow them to win wars that would otherwise be unwinnable.  In this episode, we explore the stories behind the Swords of Eden. Want to be part of the brotherhood? There are several ways you can support this podcast: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeart Radio. Leave a review on Apple Podcast Follow me on Twitter: @visions_ac Find me on Instagram: @visions_ac Music by: Joseph McDade
11:32
May 19, 2020
The Life of Galina Voronina
Every series has secondary characters that deserve more of the limelight. Galina Voronina is one of those characters. Let's take a look at this character and why she should be more front and center in the series. Want to be part of the brotherhood? There are several ways you can support this podcast: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeart Radio. Leave a review on Apple Podcast Follow me on Twitter: @visions_ac Find me on Instagram: @visions_ac Music by: Joseph McDade
23:47
May 12, 2020
How Assassin's Creed Valhalla Could Fit Inside the Series Lore
The upcoming release of Assassin's Creed Valhalla has me asking a lot of questions about how the game could fit within the existing lore. Today, I explore some theories behind what we know so far about the game. Want to be part of the brotherhood? There are several ways you can support this podcast: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeart Radio. Leave a review on Apple Podcast Follow me on Twitter: @visions_ac Find me on Instagram: @visions_ac Music by: Joseph McDade
12:11
May 5, 2020
Episode 021 - Inside the Helix System
The Helix is a complex system contained within Assassin’s Creed games, comics, and books. But what is it exactly? There’s more to it than you might realize. It goes beyond DNA storage, and I uncover the mystery and propaganda that Abstergo included to hide its true intentions. Want to be part of the Brotherhood? There are several ways you can support this podcast: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeart Radio. Leave a review on Apple Podcast. Follow me on Twitter: @visions_ac Music by: Joseph McDade
10:28
April 28, 2020
Bonus - Predictions About Assassin's Creed 2020 with special guest Declan Rose
Bringing you a special bonus episode with the host of Let's Talk Assassin's Creed, Declan Rose. We take a deep dive into our predictions about this year's Assassin's Creed game release.  In this episode: Where the modern-day story could go Possible size of the map The already-established lore about the Viking Age How the Norse myths could fit in You can also check out the Let's Talk Assassin's Creed Facebook group for more from Declan. Want to be part of the brotherhood? There are several ways you can support this podcast: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeart Radio. Leave a review on Apple Podcast. Follow me on Twitter: @visions_ac Music by: Joseph McDade
56:56
April 19, 2020
Episode 020 - The Secrets of Abstergo Industries
Dive into the world of Abstergo Industries. Unlock the secrets of their foundation, why they were created, and where the company stands today. After listening to today’s show, you’ll be left with one question: Do you see similar industries in our world today? Want to be part of the brotherhood? There are several ways you can support this podcast: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeart Radio. Leave a review on Apple Podcast. Follow me on Twitter: @visions_ac Music by: Joseph McDade
12:55
April 18, 2020
Episode 019 - Juno
In this episode, I am going to take a look at the Isu Juno everything from the character's life to her real-world connections and my thoughts on the character. Music by Joseph McDade Visions of the Past on Twitter
14:47
April 11, 2020
Episode 018 - The Great Catastrophe
In this episode, I am going to take a look at The Great Catastrophe everything from what it was and why it happened to what was done in an attempt to stop it and my personal thoughts on the event. Music by Joseph McDade Visions of the Past on Twitter
10:01
April 4, 2020
Episode 017 - The Italian Brotherhood of Assassins
In this episode, I am going to take a look at The Italian Brotherhood of Assassins from their formation to the modern-day, along with my personal thoughts of the group. Music by Joseph McDade Visions of the Past on Twitter
19:49
March 28, 2020
Episode 016 - Haytham Kenway Part 2
In this episode, I am going to take a look at the life of Haytham Kenway from his return to The Colonies in 1758 to his death, along with the my personal thoughts on the character. Music by Joseph McDade Visions of the Past on Twitter
10:24
March 21, 2020
Episode 015 - Haytham Kenway Part 1
In this episode, I am going to take a look at the life of Haytham Kenway from his birth up to October 9, 1757, along with the character's real-world information. Music by Joseph McDade Visions of the Past on Twitter
19:19
March 14, 2020
Episode 014 - Monteriggioni
In this episode, I am going to take a look at the town of Monteriggioni. Everything from its history within the lore and where you can find it to my thoughts on it and a brief summary of its real-life history. Music by Joseph McDade Visions of the Past on Twitter
11:22
March 7, 2020
Episode 013 - The Staffs of Eden
In this episode, I am going to share the history of four known Staffs of Eden. Everything from their history and who held them to my thoughts on them along with the questions one poses to the series and where you can find them in Assassin's Creed. Music by Joseph McDade Visions of the Past on Twitter
15:58
February 29, 2020
Episode 012 - Leonardo da Vinci
In this episode, I am going to talk about Leonardo da Vinci. Everything from his real-life history and some of his most notable artworks to his history within the lore of Assassin's Creed and my thoughts him as a character. Music by Joseph McDade Visions of the Past on Twitter
15:35
February 22, 2020
Episode 011 - The Assassin-Templar War
In this episode, I am going to talk about the Assassin-Templar War. Everything from what is really the cause of the war to what the most important parts of it are within the lore and my thoughts on this conflict within Assassin's Creed. Music by Joseph McDade Visions of the Past on Twitter
14:22
February 15, 2020
Episode 010 - Sages
In this episode, I'll share the details of the Sages. Everything from why Sages became sages and how to spot a potential Sage to the important things Sages have done within the lore and my thoughts on them along with where you can find them within Assassin's Creed. Music by Joseph McDade Visions of the Past on Twitter
16:50
February 8, 2020
Episode 009 - The Shrouds of Eden
In this episode, I'll share the details of the two known Shrouds of Eden. Along with the history of each shroud, I talk about the historical inspiration for them, my thoughts on them and where you can find them within Assassin's Creed. Music by Joseph McDade Visions of the Past on Twitter
10:59
February 1, 2020
Episode 008 - Charlotte de la Cruz Part 2
In this episode, I'll share the rest of the details on Charlotte de la Cruz's life up along with my thoughts on the character and her story arc. Music by Joseph McDade [https://josephmcdade.com]
10:17
January 25, 2020
Episode 007 - Charlotte de la Cruz Part 1
In this episode, I'll share the details of Charlotte de la Cruz's life up to the year 2016 along with her personal history I talk about what her name means and where you can find her stories. Music by Joseph McDade [https://josephmcdade.com]
16:54
January 18, 2020
Episode 006 - The Hidden Blade
In this episode, I'll share the details of what the Hidden Blade and it's variations are, the history behind it, and my thoughts on why it's important to Assassin's Creed. Music by Joseph McDade [https://josephmcdade.com]
14:02
January 11, 2020
Episode 005 - Warren Vidic
In this episode, I'll share the details of Warren Vidic's life. Along with his personal history, I talk about what his name means and where you can find his stories. Music by Joseph McDade [https://josephmcdade.com]
09:47
January 4, 2020
Episode 004 - The Animus
In this episode, I'll share the details of what the Animus is, the history behind it, and my thoughts on why it's important to Assassin's Creed. Music by Joseph McDade [https://josephmcdade.com]
16:46
December 28, 2019
Episode 003 - Ezio Auditore da Firenze Part 2
In this episode, I'll share the details of Ezio Auditore da Firenze's from the year 1500 to his death. Along with his personal history I talk about his place within the lore and my personal thoughts on him. Music by Joseph McDade [https://josephmcdade.com]
15:51
December 21, 2019
Episode 002 - Ezio Auditore da Firenze Part 1
In this episode, I'll share the details of Ezio Auditore da Firenze's life up to the year 1500 along with his personal history I talk about what his name means and where you can find his stories. Music by Joseph McDade [https://josephmcdade.com]
18:17
December 14, 2019
Episode 001 - Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad
In this episode, I'll share the details of the life of Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad along with his personal history I talk about what his name means and where you can find his stories. Music by Joseph McDade [https://josephmcdade.com]
20:00
December 7, 2019
Episode 000 - About Me
In this episode, I'll share my history with the series of Assassin's Creed. I discuss how I got started in the series and what made me want to launch a podcast to dive deep into the lore behind the games, comics, novels, and films. Music by Joseph McDade [https://josephmcdade.com]
03:32
December 7, 2019