Rex Factor

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

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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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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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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 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 76 patron-only posts.
  • The bobpotter's Podcast Creator
    The bobpotter's Podcast 19 days ago
    Hi chaps, should have joined years ago. I can’t remember exactly when I first started listening but it was during the Saxon kings. I got a mention on the George IV episode due to a post about Edward the Peaceable ( ‘ardnut). Bang up to date now . Did listen on the walk to work but what with the last year let it slip. Thanks for all you do and keep up the good work. Bob Potter.
  • The shewhoismany's Podcast Creator
    The shewhoismany's Podcast 24 days ago
    For my birthday, I've joined the Privy Council!
  • The dominicconquest's Podcast Creator
    The dominicconquest's Podcast 27 days ago
    I'm halfway through my second listen of the English monarchs - enough's enough, here's a small thank you for all your efforts (even when you give the RF to kings I don't like *cough* Richard I *cough*).
  • The katelparkinson's Podcast Creator
    The katelparkinson's Podcast 28 days ago
    Thank you for being the soundtrack to my pandemic. Thanks to the invaluable recommendation of fellow Privy Councillor and brother-in-law-to-be Toby Morris I now feel wonderfully educated in all things Rex-tastic. Toby deserves a special shout out - even though he's working as a doctor on a COVID ward, he still found time to send me a Rex Factor mug for Christmas. My brother Jack is now hooked on the podcast too, and as a scholar of the London Longsword Academy, he's enjoying every second.
  • The mashellgibson's Podcast Creator
    The mashellgibson's Podcast 2 months ago
    Very excited to FINALLY be a member of the Privy Council! Can't wait to listen to all the special episodes - you are my favorite podcast!
  • Creator
    2 months ago
    I spent my teenage years devouring an unhealthy amount of medieval historical romances so this podcast was right up my street. I am joining the privy council solely on the basis that William Marshal is my all-time historical crush (up there with Henry II, of course). John is also weirdly on the list of 'Monarchs I definitely would' as lady novelists tend to write him as being rather hot (if cruel). Make of that what you will! Keep up the good work! Emily, London
  • The kristinprather's Podcast Creator
    The kristinprather's Podcast 2 months ago
    This podcast definitely deserves the Rex Factor. It’s the best podcast of all time. Thanks for making it fun to learn about history!
  • Toobusydancing Creator
    Toobusydancing 3 months ago
    I cannot thank you both enough for getting me through hours and hours of washing up. I have finally caught up and am now going back to listen to all three series simultaneously and chronologically. I loved the Saxon consorts and am feeling very tempted to write some speculative historical fiction...I have decided to support you rather than buy a dishwasher- keep up the good work!
  • The arodkerm's Podcast Creator
    The arodkerm's Podcast 3 months ago
    I have been listening for years and it is always a lovely suprise when a rexicode drops into my podcast feed- keep up the good work!

    Alex Rodker
  • Creator
    4 months ago
    We have a Sunday routine of breakfast and Rex Factor and it is the highlight of the week. Thanks for a great podcast

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Rewards

Pledge $2 per month

$2 or more per month • 56 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 • 238 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 • 49 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 • 14 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