Rex Factor

Rex Factor is a free podcast reviewing all the kings and queens of England and Scotland.

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Rex Factor is a free podcast reviewing all the kings and queens of England and Scotland.

Rex Factor is a free podcast reviewing all the kings and queens of England and Scotland.

Rex Factor is a free and podcast reviewing all the kings and queens of England and Scotland by a number of factors and deciding which ones have that special quality that we call 'the Rex Factor'. The podcast has been running for a number of years and will always be free to listen to, but we do incur a number of costs in producing the podcast (hosting fees, sound equipment, books, etc.) and we would love to be able to work full-time on Rex Factor. By pledging to us, you will be helping us to keep going and one day, hopefully, to work full-time on Rex Factor, and in return you will gain access to special bonus features and episodes.

Ali's Pennance for Edgar the Peaceable

$75 per month

By far the most controversial moment on Rex Factor was Ali's decision not to award Edgar the Peaceable the Rex Factor, for which he has received complaints ever since. One listener suggested, in the style of Henry II for Thomas Becket, that Ali do pennance for his crime but rather than being flayed by monks Ali should row a representative of Edgar the Peaceable, recreating Edgar's famous ceremony in 973 when he was rowed by various sub-kings. If we reach the donation target, Ali will do pennance and the video will be shared!

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Graham's New Microphone

$100 per month

The sound quality has been a common source of feedback for where we can improve the podcast, and while we have made improvements we'd really like to invest in some quality microphones that will make a significant difference to our recordings and make Rex Factor even better to listen to! The new microphone will cut out background noise and make Graham's voice clearer and richer!

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Ali's New Microphone

$100 per month

The new microphones will just pick up one person rather than the whole room (and police sirens!) so in order to hear Ali, he will need a microphone as well or else his "Crikey Moses"s will go unheard!

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Complicated thing that makes the new microphones work!

$100 per month

The new microphones need an audio interface so that they can link into the computer, otherwise neither Graham nor Ali will be heard!

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Ongoing Support

$300 per month

I've been advised by Podbean that the 'goals' system is going to be removed in the next update to the site, so I'm not going to add any new ones on here. However, we may continue to do something similar on an informal basis via the podcast but ultimately all the money donated will go towards meeting our costs, improving our recording technology and hopefully expanding into other exciting areas!

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Account Upgrade

$400 per month

We recently launched premium podcasts but found our account was limited to a small number which has caused a lot of problems for people purchasing the episode and left unable to access it without us sending manual links. To solve this problem, we need to upgrade our account but this will be a pretty big jump (effectively paying in a month almost what we used to pay for the whole year!) so your donations will help us cover this cost and allow us to continue to produce more bonus episodes (possibly commissioned by you if you go for the top reward!)

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Video Cameras

$500 per month

We are hoping to add another level to their podcasting in future with videos on location at some of the historic sites that we discuss in the podcasts and so we're saving up for a nice one with decent sound that will work outdoors so you can both see us and hear us at the same time!

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Ongoing Support

$2,000 per month

We've got some exciting plans for doing more with Rex Factor, including video episodes, additional audio stuff and many more exciting things besides, so it's really a huge help for us to fund all of this with your support.

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Full-Time Rex Factor

$5,000 per month

We would love to be able to dedicate even more time to the podcast and make Rex Factor our full-time occupation so that we can do even more podcasting and branch out into other areas.

If you become a patron to Rex Factor, you’ll immediately get access to as many as 42 patron-only posts.
  • The mmj7tg's Podcast Creator
    The mmj7tg's Podcast 2 days ago
    I found your podcast while researching for my advanced higher history dissertation (on the wars of Scottish independence) and I have been hooked ever since. Your podcast has not only unlocked the fascinating history behind the Scotland and England we know today but every episode makes me laugh. The way Rex Factor makes history not only accessible but incredibly informative and entertaining is brilliant. Thank you very much and keep up the amazing work.
  • The hx7wzl's Podcast Creator
    The hx7wzl's Podcast 2 days ago
    I'm an American research scientist whose daily commute is horrific. Your pod cast has made the miles melt away. My youngest son is an historian and just loves the Rex facts. I am myself passionate about art, history and science.

    A genealogy test last year revealed I am a descendant of the English kings. I knew my grandfather was English but seriously! I confirmed all of this by using "family search". When I saw Richard the III in my antecedents, I was stunned.
  • ejjones0792 Creator
    ejjones0792 5 days ago
    Looks like my subscription was cancelled a few months ago when I got a new debit card and forgot to update my card details on here!... as you can tell I check my emails regularly. Glad to be back on the privy council, and thank you for the shoutout on the George IV vs Charles II live episode that I didn't make it to in Oxford! George IV was robbed though. Charles was a better king but we should respect the lifetime of dedication and effort George put into being completely rubbish. - Emily
  • The qusgkj's Podcast Creator
    The qusgkj's Podcast 5 days ago
    I'm up to Alexander III of Scotland and I just had to increase my donation so I could access Ali's dissertation and get a mug!! Thanks for being so engaging, funny, and informational. You guys are the best!
    --The Lady Kay in Portland, Oregon, USA 2019.04.15
  • Steve Atkins Creator
    Steve Atkins 7 days ago
    Just received my Privy Council mug. Many thanks! I'm making my way through Series 1 and keeping up with the new series all at once. I'm at Anne at the moment, and identifying pretty strongly with Prince George. Looking forward to the episodes on Emma of Normandy and Matilda of Boulogne, both of whom are favourites. Great stuff all-round, keep up the good work!
  • The whgxx9's Podcast Creator
    The whgxx9's Podcast 11 days ago
    Love the podcast, keep up the amazing work!
  • The jissjw's Podcast Creator
    The jissjw's Podcast 19 days ago
    Excited to finally join the Privy Council! Discovered Rex Factor in January. Got caught up on the last 2 series and the special episodes, and am very ready for series 3. This podcast is the perfect blend of information and humor! I've learned quite a bit from listening, and put together bits of history I've learned in the past into the broader chronological context. Well done and thanks for all your hard work putting this podcast together. Hello from Florida- Megan.
  • The zn8tqv's Podcast Creator
    The zn8tqv's Podcast 24 days ago
    I love the Rex Factor podcast and the approach to history - it's a great accompaniment for anything I need to do in my daily life. I get to add to the knowledge I already have related to my interest in history and I get to laugh, too. Thank you, chaps!
  • The lxk987's Podcast Creator
    The lxk987's Podcast 2 months ago
    Thanks for making my walk to work so enjoyable - particular thanks to Ali for the huge comedy in never remembering who was a Malcolm or a James, and which Malcolm or James they were, in the Scottish series. Bring on Series 3!
  • Lipstick&Pearls Creator
    Lipstick&Pearls 2 months ago
    I love the show! I’m hurrying to catch up as fast as I can so I can finally go to your FB and IG pages. I’ve had to stay away to avoid spoilers, so very sad. Can’t wait to join up with everyone for the new season. Queen Laura

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Pledge $2 per month

$2 or more per month • 51 patrons

You will be filled with a warm fuzzy glow in the knowledge that you have helped the podcast and joined the Privy Council! Plus, we'll give you an on-air thanks and free access to the Privy Chamber bonus podcasts (recordings we now do after each normal episode with some extra material we couldn't fit in, post-review reflections and reading out messages), which are exclusive to Privy Councillors.

GET $2 REWARD
Pledge $5 per month

$5 or more per month • 252 patrons

A warm fuzzy glow, an on-air mention and comment/question read out, access the Privy Chamber podcasts AND free access to all our special episodes which normally cost $2 each.

GET $5 REWARD
Pledge $10 per month

$10 or more per month • 51 patrons

The rewards are building up! At $10 you get a warm fuzzy glow, an on-air mention and comment/question, access to the Privy Chamber podcasts and special episodes PLUS a Privy Councillor mug!

GET $10 REWARD
Pledge $15 per month

$15 or more per month • 13 patrons

At $15 you get a warm fuzzy glow, an on-air mention and comment/question, access to the Privy Chamber podcasts and special episodes, a Privy Councillor mug AND to commission a blog on the subject of your choice.

GET $15 REWARD

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