Rex Factor

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

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$2 or more per month • 52 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.

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$5 or more per month • 261 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.

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$10 or more per month • 57 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!

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$15 or more per month • 15 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.

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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!

Reached!

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!

Reached!

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!

Reached!

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 47 patron-only posts.
  • carryonmaddly Creator
    carryonmaddly 2 days ago
    Finally no longer a poor student anymore! Very happy to be a member of the Privy Council once again!
  • The reneefoutz's Podcast Creator
    The reneefoutz's Podcast 4 days ago
    I’ve so enjoyed being a privy counselor... should have joined the fold much sooner! The bonus episodes and the privy chamber are SO worth it! Also, not sure where we are supposed to add our book suggestions... is it an e-mail? Anyway, figured I’d just leave my suggestion here... My whole book club enjoyed “the Name of the Wind” by Patrick Rothfus... I’d describe it as a Harry Potter for adults. I think Ali might enjoy even with his aversion to sci-fi! Cheers!
  • gemface Creator
    gemface 6 days ago
    It's taken me a while, but after listening to the podcast for ages and turning up to bother you both at the Oxford live show last year I've finally made it onto the Privy Council. Can't wait to catch up with all the extra episodes!

    Gem (the one on Twitter with a Horrible Histories gif for every occasion)
  • The mywkmr's Podcast Creator
    The mywkmr's Podcast 8 days ago
    Figured if I had a little panic attack when I ran out of episodes to binge on, I should be paying for this service, no?
  • The vgbyf8's Podcast Creator
    The vgbyf8's Podcast 12 days ago
    Finally a patron! Wahey! Really looking forward to the listening to the special episodes as they're the perfect length for long runs. Thanks for introducing me to great characters like Manny(!!) and Dunstan (yes, I am the one that always tags you on Instagram when I see the word Dunstan). Can't wait for the Margaret of Anjou ep!
  • The vbvt93's Podcast Creator
    The vbvt93's Podcast 15 days ago
    I have really enjoyed the podcasts and have thought about becoming a Privy Councillor for a while now, but had procrastinated ... until now! Thanks for all of your hard work. I look forward to listening to the special episodes.
    Scott Jeffrey
  • The peatbogfaery's Podcast Creator
    The peatbogfaery's Podcast 16 days ago
    I think there should be a board in the recording studio that says, instead of "X days without an accident in this workplace", says "X episodes without mention of Dunstan". Would it ever get above 5 or so?
  • The rhmvlk's Podcast Creator
    The rhmvlk's Podcast 27 days ago
    Hey guys! I decided to finally become a patron after listening to all of the first 2 series and the live shows. It's a great podcast and my only regret is that living in the States I won't be able to attend any live shows you may do in the future (unless you to opt for a more long distance tour? Hmmmm?). Thanks for all the information and hilarity
  • The gtqn8l's Podcast Creator
    The gtqn8l's Podcast 2 months ago
    Hi Ali & Graham, I've been meaning to make this commitment for a while as I thoroughly enjoy the history and the humour. Informative and laugh out loud funny, Love it! Sharon (a Scouser living in Dunedin, New Zealand)
  • The kgx9hj's Podcast Creator
    The kgx9hj's Podcast 2 months ago
    Discovered this podcast during those first weeks with a newborn (dynasty - 1). She's almost 6 months and we've almost finished the Scots. Her first words will probably be "Edgar the Peaceable was robbed". In all honesty though, it wasn't Edgar missing out that shocked me, it was Queen Liz's dad, George 6. Can you name one other monarch that battled against their own personality/desires for the good of the country? Seemed to be a great Dad as well. He'll always have the Rex Factor to us!

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Rewards

Pledge $2 per month

$2 or more per month • 52 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 • 261 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 • 57 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 • 15 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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