Echoes of History

Echoes of History

The new season of "Echoes of History" features Ubisoft's new game: "Skull and Bones". Inspired by this adventure where players write their own destinies as sea bandits, the podcast "Gangsters of the Seas" dives into the sordid history of the Indian Ocean's most terrible pirates. You can also listen to the full catalogue Echoes of History, inspired by Ubisoft’s famous video game series “Assassin’s Creed”, the “Echoes of History” podcast offers a deep and fascinating dive into history. Through storytellers and historians, discover the most epic mythologies, relive the most important times of our history and meet the most extraordinary characters. With “Echoes of History”, the past has never been more alive (www.assassinscreed.com). An original Ubisoft series. If you liked this podcast please subscribe, share, rate & review. To find out more go to www.assassinscreed.com or find us on Facebook & Twitter. (Re)discover Assassin’s Creed full catalogue with Ubisoft+” Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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September 29, 2020 15 mins

Who are the Vikings? Share the way of life, customs and beliefs of these men of the North. Understand exactly what is going to urge them to leave their lands and magnificent landscapes to risk it all for the chance to find fame and fortune.


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Embark on a Viking ship, travel the seas, overcome huge waves and dodge lightning! Feel the fear in an untamed ocean. If you let yourself be carried away and stave off hunger, you may be lucky enough to see earth appearing on the horizon...


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October 1, 2020 15 mins

Set off with the Great Viking Army to conquer English Kingdoms. Find yourself in the midst of a conquest, battles and pillages. Also discover some very special ordeals reserved for a few unhappy prisoners...


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October 4, 2020 15 mins

10 years after the conquest and the very first victories, it's time for the Vikings to start building! It's time for setting down roots, from colonisation to trade. But in England, some are still resistant, still fighting the presence of men and women of the North...


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October 5, 2020 15 mins

Viking attacks continued in England, but Alfred the Great and his troops fought back. Maybe it's time for the conquerors of the North to go and discover the rest of the known world ?


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Norse mythology is a very rich universe, deeply ingrained in the traditions and customs of the Middle Age Scandinavian peoples. Gods and men walk alongside giants, elves, dwarfs and all manners of magical creatures. This world was created by the powerful Odin and his brothers from the body of a giant. The start of a mythical and breathtaking adventure.


Texts: Julie Gouazé, Clément Lesaffre


Voices: Lance Geiger, James Brack

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Odin created Asgard, the kingdom of the gods, but that doesn't mean he's resting on his laurels. The father of all things watches over the nine realms, placed in a delicate balance atop the world tree Yggdrasil. These realms are full of mythical creatures, some peaceful, others less so. So, the gods of Asgard must soon face their first conflict.


Texts: Julie Gouazé, Clément Lesaffre


Voices: Lance Geiger, James Brack


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March 24, 2022 15 mins

Nestled in their kingdom of Asgard, the Norse gods watch over Midgard, the realm of men. There are numerous threats coming from the nine realms, starting with the giants whose taunts and provocations become more and more frequent. Fortunately, men and gods can count on Odin and his powerful son Thor to repel the attacks. And when the god of thunder brandishes his hammer Mjölnir, it's usually the start of a great adventure.


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In Norse mythology, Loki has a place of his own. Taken into Asgard as an infant, he grew under the protection of Odin. Rival and friend of Thor, he prefers illusions to sheer force. His magical talents are very useful in Asgard. Little by little, however, Loki turns evil and his tricks do not amuse anyone anymore. In the end, the god of discord will turn against the other gods fighting Ragnarök.


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After spending a lifetime battling giants and feasting plentifully between adventures, the gods of Asgard must now face their doom. Ragnarök, Twilight of the Gods, is looming... Across the nine realms, natural catastrophes are striking everywhere and the final battle against the giants is drawing ever closer. The time has finally come for Odin, Thor and the other Æsir to don their armour and face their destiny.


Texts: Julie Goua...

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June 29, 2022 16 mins

The legendary Battle of Thermopylae has been told over and over and remains famous for an incredible act of valor : 300 Spartan warriors defending a narrow path against tens of thousands of Persians to protect the retreat of the Greek army. A symbol of courage, sacrifice and honor. But there’s more to the story as the Spartans weren’t actually alone at this moment. And Leonidas’ personality deserves some enlightenment.


Writer: A...

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Who doesn’t know Cleopatra, legendary queen of Egypt ? A woman as beautiful as a goddess who claimed power in a world of men, seducing Roman emperor Julius Caesar and general Mark Antony before her tragic death. But this is just a small part of Cleopatra’s great accomplishments. The way she accessed the Egyptian throne and how she managed to stay on top during his reign reveal the personality of a true leader.


Writer: Abdelhakim...

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Who is Jack the Ripper ? More than 130 years after the horrendous crimes that terrified the Whitechapel borough in London, the identity of the most famous English serial killer is still unknown. The number of murders and the killer’s motive also continue to inspire many theories. Nowadays, Jack the Ripper remains a myth as pop culture has taken its toll on him. Time to put the light on the facts.


Writer: Abdelhakim Rezgui


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Writer and philosopher, the Marquis de Sade is a very controversial figure because of its texts, where erotism and pornography had an important place, along with cruelty, rape and murders. To such an extent that his name gave the root of the word "sadistic". Because of his work and his deviant behavior, he spent more than a third of his life in prison. But how did the heir of an ancient French noble family become this despicable ye...

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As the only person to have signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776, Treaty of Alliance with France in 1778, Treaty of Paris in 1783, and U.S. Constitution in 1787, Benjamin Franklin remains in history as perhaps the most important Founding Fathers of the United States. And this even though he never ruled, earning him the title of "the only president of the United States who was never president of the United States". But behi...

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August 1, 2022 16 mins

Think of pirates and there’s a great chance that the first image that comes to your mind is a Blackbeard look alike : a cruel captain with a long beard and a hat, thirsty for blood, yelling at his men from the upper deck of his ship as he prepares to board an unfortunate merchant’s boat. Well, this has been the image of Blackbeard, alias Edward Teach, over the centuries. But the real Teach was not especially cruel and tyrannical, a...

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August 8, 2022 16 mins

His name has inspired poems, novels, songs… Paul Revere remains forever attached to his greatest accomplishment : his "Midnight Ride" on April 18th-19th 1775. A long night of horse riding from Boston to Lexington to warn John Hancock and Samuel Adams of the British Army movements. A night that would change the course of the war and of the soon-to-be United States of America. But what history has forgotten is that Paul Revere was mo...

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Polo is a name engraved in the legend of exploration. Sure, Marco did a lot for that by describing thoroughly his trip to China and his life alongside the Mongol emperor Kublai Khan. But Marco Polo owes a great deal to his father Niccolò and his uncle Maffeo. These two merchants started by establishing trading points on the road to western Europe and Asia before making the full trip to China… twice ! The second time, they brought y...

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History has not been kind to Lucrezia Borgia. Daughter of Rodrigo Borgia, who became Pope Alexander VI, she has suffered from her family name (her father was known for his deviant sexual activities). In his eponym play, written more than 300 years after her death, Victor Hugo created a black legend around Lucrezia Borgia, based on allegations of incest, poisoning, and murder on her part. But these rumors, mostly spread by the Borgi...

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Painter, scientist, engineer, inventor, anatomist, sculptor, architect, urban planner, botanist, musician, philosopher, writer : Leonardo Da Vinci was all that and even more. The Italian Renaissance polymath artist brought his touch to every field of knowledge possible in his time and is now widely considered as one of the greatest minds ever. But what do we really owe him ? The real impact of his inventions and artistic work is st...

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