Visions of the Past

Visions of the Past

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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.


The Impact of Maria Thorpe
Aug 4 • 16 min
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…
Secrets of the Empirical Truth
Jul 28 • 19 min
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…
The Transformation of Aya of Alexandria
Jul 21 • 12 min
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…
The Triumph of the American Rite of the Templar Order
Jul 14 • 17 min
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,…
The Significance of the Number 72
Jul 7 • 10 min
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…
The Rise and Fall of the Colonial Rite of the Templar Order
Jun 23 • 24 min
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…
The History of Robert de Sable
Jun 16 • 9 min
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…
People of Color in Assassin’s Creed
Jun 9 • 7 min
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,…
The Chronicles of Evie Frye
May 26 • 21 min
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…
The Swords of Eden
May 19 • 11 min
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…
The Life of Galina Voronina
May 12 • 23 min
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…
How Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Could Fit Inside the Series Lore
May 5 • 12 min
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…
Episode 021 - Inside the Helix System
Apr 28 • 10 min
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…
Bonus - Predictions About Assassin’s Creed 2020 with special guest Declan Rose
Apr 19 • 56 min
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…
Episode 020 - The Secrets of Abstergo Industries
Apr 18 • 12 min
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…
Episode 019 - Juno
Apr 11 • 14 min
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
Episode 018 - The Great Catastrophe
Apr 4 • 10 min
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
Episode 017 - The Italian Brotherhood of Assassins
Mar 28 • 19 min
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
Episode 016 - Haytham Kenway Part 2
Mar 21 • 10 min
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
Episode 015 - Haytham Kenway Part 1
Mar 14 • 19 min
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
Episode 014 - Monteriggioni
Mar 7 • 11 min
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…
Episode 013 - The Staffs of Eden
Feb 29 • 15 min
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…
Episode 012 - Leonardo da Vinci
Feb 22 • 15 min
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…
Episode 011 - The Assassin-Templar War
Feb 15 • 14 min
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…
Episode 010 - Sages
Feb 8 • 16 min
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…
Episode 009 - The Shrouds of Eden
Feb 1 • 10 min
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…
Episode 008 - Charlotte de la Cruz Part 2
Jan 25 • 10 min
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]
Episode 007 - Charlotte de la Cruz Part 1
Jan 18 • 16 min
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]
Episode 006 - The Hidden Blade
Jan 11 • 14 min
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]
Episode 005 - Warren Vidic
Jan 4 • 9 min
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]
Episode 004 - The Animus
Dec 28, 2019 • 16 min
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]
Episode 003 - Ezio Auditore da Firenze Part 2
Dec 21, 2019 • 15 min
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]
Episode 002 - Ezio Auditore da Firenze Part 1
Dec 14, 2019 • 18 min
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]
Episode 000 - About Me
Dec 7, 2019 • 3 min
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…
Episode 001 - Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad
Dec 7, 2019 • 20 min
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]