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Echoes of History

History Hit & Assassin's Creed

Dive into the real-life history that inspires the locations, characters, and storylines of the legendary world of Assassin’s Creed.


‘Echoes of History’, a Ubisoft podcast brought to you by History Hit, is the place where listeners can explore the narrow side streets of Medici-ruled Florence, cross sand dunes in the shadow of ancient pyramids, climb the rigging of 18th century brigs sailing across the Caribbean and meet the most powerful warlords in Feudal Japan, all before stepping ‘into the Animus’ to understand how and why these moments are recreated in the acclaimed historical game series.


Every week, join historian Matt Lewis, and regular contributor Holly Nielsen, as they speak to historical experts about the secrets of the past and uncover how these stories influence Assassin’s Creed.


A Ubisoft podcast brought to you by History Hit.


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Episodes

The Wandering Pirate: Nathaniel North
04-03-2024
The Wandering Pirate: Nathaniel North
The new season of "Echoes of History" features Ubisoft's new game: "Skull and Bones".Bermuda was at the crossroads between Europe and the New World, but it was also a haven for pirates. A child of the archipelago, Nathaniel North was lulled by the legendary tales of Thomas Tew’s exploits in the Indian Ocean. That's all it took to inspire him to embrace a life of crime. After escaping from the authorities several times, he sailed from crew to crew towards a tragic destiny...An original Ubisoft series produced by Paradiso MediaIf you liked this podcast please subscribe, rate and review. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.Hosted by: Michelle RodriguezWritten by: Gaspard WallutHistorical advisor: Philippe HrodejProduced by: Morgan Jaffe, Axelle Gobert, Clément LesaffreProduction assistants: Sofia Martins, Brendan Galbreath, Aimie FaconnierMixing and editing: Adrien Le BlondOriginal music: David SpinelliPre-existing music: CézameIllustration: Gilles FeuermannInternational coordination: Martin StahlUbisoft credits: Etienne Bouvier (executive producer), Julien Fabre (executive producer), Lionel Hiller, Alicia Dib, Thomas Soulé, Valentin Hopfner Sebastien Ratto, Jérôme Lambert, Carole Weissenbacher, Justine Villeneuve & Ubisoft Singapore teamsParadiso Media credits: Emi Norris (executive producer), Lorenzo Benedetti (executive producer), Benoit Dunaigre (executive producer), Louis Daboussy (executive producer)Special thanks to Molly O’Keefe Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The Marooned Captain: Edward England
26-02-2024
The Marooned Captain: Edward England
The new season of "Echoes of History" features Ubisoft's new game: "Skull and Bones".Who said all pirates were cruel and bloodthirsty? Definitely not Edward England. For this buccaneer who had been in the English Navy, piracy was a dream of freedom and wealth. Nothing obliged him to torture, kill, or decapitate opposing crews. An unconventional stance that didn't win England many friends. Within his own crew, the captain soon discovered that violence was part of pirate life… Whether he liked it or not.An original Ubisoft series produced by Paradiso MediaIf you liked this podcast please subscribe, rate and review. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.Hosted by: Michelle RodriguezWritten by: Gaspard WallutHistorical advisor: Philippe HrodejProduced by: Morgan Jaffe, Axelle Gobert, Clément LesaffreProduction assistants: Sofia Martins, Brendan Galbreath, Aimie FaconnierMixing and editing: Adrien Le BlondOriginal music: David SpinelliPre-existing music: CézameIllustration: Gilles FeuermannInternational coordination: Martin StahlUbisoft credits: Etienne Bouvier (executive producer), Julien Fabre (executive producer), Lionel Hiller, Alicia Dib, Thomas Soulé, Valentin Hopfner Sebastien Ratto, Jérôme Lambert, Carole Weissenbacher, Justine Villeneuve & Ubisoft Singapore teamsParadiso Media credits: Emi Norris (executive producer), Lorenzo Benedetti (executive producer), Benoit Dunaigre (executive producer), Louis Daboussy (executive producer)Special thanks to Molly O’Keefe Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Freedom Is The Greatest Treasure: Mathurin Desmarestz
19-02-2024
Freedom Is The Greatest Treasure: Mathurin Desmarestz
The new season of "Echoes of History" features Ubisoft's new game: "Skull and Bones.There are opportunistic pirates and those who have piracy in their blood. Mathurin Desmaretz belonged to the second category of sea scum. A simple buccaneer in his youth, he longed for freedom at sea. But life was not so simple. Forced to enlist several times, he looked at the horizon with envy. When he finally had the opportunity to become a pirate, Mathurin Desmaretz was ready. The high life awaited him. At least, that's what he thought...An original Ubisoft series produced by Paradiso MediaIf you liked this podcast please subscribe, rate and review. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.Hosted by: Michelle RodriguezWritten by: Gaspard WallutHistorical advisor: Philippe HrodejProduced by: Morgan Jaffe, Axelle Gobert, Clément LesaffreProduction assistants: Sofia Martins, Brendan Galbreath, Aimie FaconnierMixing and editing: Adrien Le BlondOriginal music: David SpinelliPre-existing music: CézameIllustration: Gilles FeuermannInternational coordination: Martin StahlUbisoft credits: Etienne Bouvier (executive producer), Julien Fabre (executive producer), Lionel Hiller, Alicia Dib, Thomas Soulé, Valentin Hopfner Sebastien Ratto, Jérôme Lambert, Carole Weissenbacher, Justine Villeneuve & Ubisoft Singapore teamsParadiso Media credits: Emi Norris (executive producer), Lorenzo Benedetti (executive producer), Benoit Dunaigre (executive producer), Louis Daboussy (executive producer)Special thanks to Molly O’Keefe Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The Pirate Admiral: Kanhoji Angre
12-02-2024
The Pirate Admiral: Kanhoji Angre
The new season of "Echoes of History" features Ubisoft's new game: "Skull and Bones.Is it possible to be a military man and outlaw at the same time? Well, it's all a matter of perspective. A strategic prodigy of the Maratha Empire in India, Kanhoji Angria was appointed admiral before he turned 30. Unbeatable at sea, he attacked the ships of East India Companies, which enriched Europe at the expense of local populations. Although he was an admiral, on the Old Continent, the name Kanhoji Angria is synonymous with pirate. The greatest Indian pirate in history to challenge former European colonial powers...An original Ubisoft series produced by Paradiso MediaIf you liked this podcast please subscribe, rate and review. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.Hosted by: Michelle RodriguezWritten by: Gaspard WallutHistorical advisor: Philippe HrodejProduced by: Morgan Jaffe, Axelle Gobert, Clément LesaffreProduction assistants: Sofia Martins, Brendan Galbreath, Aimie FaconnierMixing and editing: Adrien Le BlondOriginal music: David SpinelliPre-existing music: CézameIllustration: Gilles FeuermannInternational coordination: Martin StahlUbisoft credits: Etienne Bouvier (executive producer), Julien Fabre (executive producer), Lionel Hiller, Alicia Dib, Thomas Soulé, Valentin Hopfner Sebastien Ratto, Jérôme Lambert, Carole Weissenbacher, Justine Villeneuve & Ubisoft Singapore teamsParadiso Media credits: Emi Norris (executive producer), Lorenzo Benedetti (executive producer), Benoit Dunaigre (executive producer), Louis Daboussy (executive producer)Special thanks to Molly O’Keefe Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The Reluctant Pirate: William Kidd
05-02-2024
The Reluctant Pirate: William Kidd
The new season of "Echoes of History" features Ubisoft's new game: "Skull and Bones".You're not born a pirate, you become one. This motto shaped the eventful life of William Kidd. The English buccaneer thought he could make a fortune in the gray area between privateers and pirates. But fate had other plans for him. As the captain of a sailing expedition to the Indian Ocean, Kidd suffered a series of misfortunes. Up to his eyeballs in debt, he turned to piracy to keep afloat. Even if it meant losing his life.....An original Ubisoft series produced by Paradiso MediaIf you liked this podcast please subscribe, rate and review. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.Hosted by: Michelle RodriguezWritten by: Gaspard WallutHistorical advisor: Philippe HrodejProduced by: Morgan Jaffe, Axelle Gobert, Clément LesaffreProduction assistants: Sofia Martins, Brendan Galbreath, Aimie FaconnierMixing and editing: Adrien Le BlondOriginal music: David SpinelliPre-existing music: CézameIllustration: Gilles FeuermannInternational coordination: Martin StahlUbisoft credits: Etienne Bouvier (executive producer), Julien Fabre (executive producer), Lionel Hiller, Alicia Dib, Thomas Soulé, Valentin Hopfner Sebastien Ratto, Jérôme Lambert, Carole Weissenbacher, Justine Villeneuve & Ubisoft Singapore teamsParadiso Media credits: Emi Norris (executive producer), Lorenzo Benedetti (executive producer), Benoit Dunaigre (executive producer), Louis Daboussy (executive producer)Special thanks to Molly O’Keefe Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The Buzzard: Serial Looter
29-01-2024
The Buzzard: Serial Looter
The new season of "Echoes of History" features Ubisoft's new game: "Skull and Bones".Among pirates, a nickname creates the legend. A fearless sea bandit and outstanding fighter, Olivier Levasseur was called La Buse by his peers. The former French privateer had the reputation of swooping down on his prey through violent lightning raids. In reality, it was his carefully planned attacks that helped him seize the greatest treasure ever stolen by a pirate...An original Ubisoft series produced by Paradiso MediaIf you liked this podcast please subscribe, rate and review. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.Hosted by: Michelle RodriguezWritten by: Gaspard WallutHistorical advisor: Philippe HrodejProduced by: Morgan Jaffe, Axelle Gobert, Clément LesaffreProduction assistants: Sofia Martins, Brendan Galbreath, Aimie FaconnierMixing and editing: Adrien Le BlondOriginal music: David SpinelliPre-existing music: CézameIllustration: Gilles FeuermannInternational coordination: Martin StahlUbisoft credits: Etienne Bouvier (executive producer), Julien Fabre (executive producer), Lionel Hiller, Alicia Dib, Thomas Soulé, Valentin Hopfner Sebastien Ratto, Jérôme Lambert, Carole Weissenbacher, Justine Villeneuve & Ubisoft Singapore teamsParadiso Media credits: Emi Norris (executive producer), Lorenzo Benedetti (executive producer), Benoit Dunaigre (executive producer), Louis Daboussy (executive producer)Special thanks to Molly O’Keefe Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The King Of Pirates: Henry Every
22-01-2024
The King Of Pirates: Henry Every
The new season of "Echoes of History" features Ubisoft's new game: "Skull and Bones".As the son of a Royal Navy officer, Henry Every was destined to a lifetime of serving the British crown. On the decks of military ships, life was as miserable as the pay. After years of hardship, Every grew weary and led a band of mutineers to take control of the ship. The event marked the beginning of his legendary pirate’s career that took him as far as the Red Sea, home to some of the most spectacular ship raids in history.An original Ubisoft series produced by Paradiso MediaIf you liked this podcast please subscribe, rate and review. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.Hosted by: Michelle RodriguezWritten by: Gaspard WallutHistorical advisor: Philippe HrodejProduced by: Morgan Jaffe, Axelle Gobert, Clément LesaffreProduction assistants: Sofia Martins, Brendan Galbreath, Aimie FaconnierMixing and editing: Adrien Le BlondOriginal music: David SpinelliPre-existing music: CézameIllustration: Gilles FeuermannInternational coordination: Martin StahlUbisoft credits: Etienne Bouvier (executive producer), Julien Fabre (executive producer), Lionel Hiller, Nick Kuenster, Sebastien Ratto, Justine Villeneuve & Ubisoft Singapore teamsParadiso Media credits: Emi Norris (executive producer), Lorenzo Benedetti (executive producer), Benoit Dunaigre (executive producer), Louis Daboussy (executive producer)Special thanks to Molly O’Keefe Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The Pioneer Of The East: Thomas Tew
15-01-2024
The Pioneer Of The East: Thomas Tew
The new season of "Echoes of History" features Ubisoft's new game: "Skull and Bones".At the end of the 17th century, pirates scoured the warm seas of the Caribbean. When this corner of the world became too small for these restless bandits, one man looked towards the East... Thomas Tew, a former privateer, was one of the first pirates to set sail for the Indian Ocean. Lured by gold, spices, and precious stones transported in the holds of Mughal ships, Tew embarked on a new sailing route, the "Pirate Round". A route wrought with determination... and blood.An original Ubisoft series produced by Paradiso MediaIf you liked this podcast please subscribe, rate and review. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.Hosted by: Michelle RodriguezWritten by: Gaspard WallutHistorical advisor: Philippe HrodejProduced by: Morgan Jaffe, Axelle Gobert, Clément LesaffreProduction assistants: Sofia Martins, Brendan Galbreath, Aimie FaconnierMixing and editing: Adrien Le BlondOriginal music: David SpinelliPre-existing music: CézameIllustration: Gilles FeuermannInternational coordination: Martin StahlUbisoft credits: Etienne Bouvier (executive producer), Julien Fabre (executive producer), Lionel Hiller, Nick Kuenster, Sebastien Ratto, Justine Villeneuve & Ubisoft Singapore teamsParadiso Media credits: Emi Norris (executive producer), Lorenzo Benedetti (executive producer), Benoit Dunaigre (executive producer), Louis Daboussy (executive producer)Special thanks to Molly O’Keefe Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Figures of Baghdad | EP 8 | Who was al-Mu’tazz?
04-12-2023
Figures of Baghdad | EP 8 | Who was al-Mu’tazz?
In a time of anarchy and political upheaval, the established militant force in Samarra now has unprecedented power over the Caliph. In this episode Ali and Deana discuss the life of al-Mu’tazz, son of al-Mutawakkil and heir to the throne. From being the favorite child of his father, to being placed under house-arrest by his newly elected cousin, patience is a virtue for this figure of Baghdad. When he does inherit the Caliphate, what better to welcome him than a civil war? An original Ubisoft series, produced by Paradiso Media.Written by: Ali A OlomiHosted by: Ali A Olomi, Deana HassaneinMixing and editing: Adrien Le Blond, Jimmy BardinPre-existing music: Music from Assassin’s Creed Mirage (Original Game Soundtrack) by Brendan Angelides, and from Walissarābi Minnal‘irfān (A Tribute To Mirage).Label: Ubisoft MusicIllustration: © Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights ReservedProduction Coordinator: Brendan GalbreathAdditional Production Assistants: Yael Even Or, Molly O'Keefe, Madeleine Weinberg, Aimie FaconnierProducers: Axelle Gobert, Abi McNeilExecutive Producers Ubisoft: Etienne Bouvier, Julien FabreExecutive Producers Paradiso Media: Benoit Dunaigre, Emi NorrisIf you liked this podcast please subscribe, rate & review. To find out more go to Assassins Creed or find us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.