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.

39 patrons
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Not only will you have that warm fuzzy glow, an on-air mention and access to the Privy Chamber bonus podcasts, you will also have the chance to have a comment or question read out on air.

21 patrons
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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.

106 patrons
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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!

15 patrons
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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.

14 patrons
Pledge $25 per month

At $25 you get get the warm fuzzy glow, the mention, the comment/question on the podcast, access to the Privy Chamber and special episodes, a Privy Councillor mug PLUS a Privy Councillor t-shirt AND the chance to commission a special episode 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 and free of adverts, but we do incur a number of costs in producing the podcast (hosting fees, sound equipment, books, etc.) so any contributions that help us cover our costs and continue to podcast are very welcome. We're looking to purchase new and better microphones to improve the sound quality and explore other areas where we might develop the podcast (e.g. videos, special episodes) that would bring some additional costs. So, if you fancy donating and becoming our patron (or as we prefer, joining the Rex Factor Privy Council) then we would be extremely grateful!

If you become a patron to Rex Factor, you’ll immediately get access to as many as 11 patron-only posts.

Latest Episodes

PC6: Robert III

211 patrons · Mar 24,2017 at 8:29am

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PC5: Robert II

211 patrons · Mar 10,2017 at 7:46am

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Ali's Pennance for Edgar the Peaceable

$75

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!

Reached!

Graham's New Microphone

$100

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

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

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

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!

Reached!

Account Upgrade

$400

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!)

Reached!

Video Cameras

$500

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!

Reached!

Ongoing Support

$1000

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.

Reached!
If you become a patron to Rex Factor, you’ll immediately get access to as many as 11 patron-only posts.

PC6: Robert III

211 patrons · Mar 24,2017 at 8:29am

For All Patrons

PC5: Robert II

211 patrons · Mar 10,2017 at 7:46am

For All Patrons

Isambard Kingdom Brunel (PC)

106 patrons · Feb 24,2017 at 10:59pm

For $5+ Patrons

PC4: David II

211 patrons · Feb 03,2017 at 7:35am

For All Patrons

Thomas Becket (PC)

106 patrons · Jan 23,2017 at 5:57pm

For $5+ Patrons

Ali's Dissertation (Edward, the Crusades and Welsh Castles) (PC)

106 patrons · Jan 23,2017 at 5:55pm

For $5+ Patrons

William Marshal (PC)

106 patrons · Jan 23,2017 at 5:53pm

For $5+ Patrons

The Battle of Waterloo (PC)

106 patrons · Jan 23,2017 at 5:50pm

For $5+ Patrons

PC3: Robert the Bruce

211 patrons · Jan 20,2017 at 8:26am

For All Patrons

PC2: William Wallace

211 patrons · Jan 07,2017 at 11:58am

For All Patrons

PC1: John Balliol

211 patrons · Jan 07,2017 at 11:55am

For All Patrons
  • The maryannerhett's Podcast Creator
    The maryannerhett's Podcast 2017-03-23
    Via my sister Sarah and Saga Thing my husband Colin and I have become hooked on Rex Factor! We are seriously looking forward to the extra episodes as well as the future kings and queens. Thank you for doing such an amazing job.
  • The chrismgrafton's Podcast Creator
    The chrismgrafton's Podcast 2017-03-21
    Last message I promise! Realised I had to up the ante for the glorious privy councillor mug!
  • The chrismgrafton's Podcast Creator
    The chrismgrafton's Podcast 2017-03-21
    Much like Disraeli I am back after a short absence, apologies again for the issue, still not entirely sure what the problem was. It also dawns on me that I haven't sent you my address for my mug- it's Flat 4, 43 Bathwick Street, Bath, BA2 6PA. Glad to be back and can't wait to hear the forthcoming episodes!

    Chris
  • The haymitchmackay's Podcast Creator
    The haymitchmackay's Podcast 2017-03-11
    Thank you for doing this podcast, It has reawakened my love for history
  • Havsöga Creator
    Havsöga 2017-03-09
    Thank you for a great podcast! After having listened to a number of american and swedish history podcasts it is very interesting and rewarding to have found your podcast and it's perspective on things. Being a swede, I of course knew all of the viking kings but your podcast gave a somewhat different view of them. Keep up the good work! /Björn Havsöga, Sweden
  • crafty_moo Creator
    crafty_moo 2017-03-05
    Thank you so much for creating Rexfactor, I've been listening for years and it's the only podcast I will listen too over and over. #RememberAed ...MANNNNNNYYY!
  • fleminca Creator
    fleminca 2017-03-03
    The Rex Factor podcasts have given me hours of pure enjoyment. You both manage to make history not only fun but also very memorable. I loved the first series on English monarchs but have been completely hooked on your Scottish series. My children were taught Scottish history at primary school in Linlithgow and I'm sorry to reveal that Edward I was a much hated figure. As a Sassenach I have remained deeply ignorant about the earlier Scottish monarchs until now. Thank you for all your hard work!!
  • The felixmansbridge's Podcast Creator
    The felixmansbridge's Podcast 2017-03-01
    I've just binged through the entire podcast and thought I'd give back a little for making my commute tolerable. Thanks for keeping me sane,

    Felix Mansbridge
  • arikaihart Creator
    arikaihart 2017-03-01
    Thank you for a wonderful podcast! I hope for many more episodes to come. :)
  • The edwilliams1977's Podcast Creator
    The edwilliams1977's Podcast 2017-02-26
    Glad to join the Privy Council from down here in Melbourne. Almost caught up - now listening to Robert the Bruce! Been some awesome characters so far - favourites include William 2nd and 4th (never expected that) and Eric the Bloodaxe... If I get a mention can it be a "big-up" for David Lloyd George and Llewellyn the Great! :)

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Rewards

Pledge $1 per month

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.

39 patrons
Pledge $2 per month

Not only will you have that warm fuzzy glow, an on-air mention and access to the Privy Chamber bonus podcasts, you will also have the chance to have a comment or question read out on air.

21 patrons
Pledge $5 per month

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.

106 patrons
Pledge $10 per month

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!

15 patrons
Pledge $15 per month

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.

14 patrons
Pledge $25 per month

At $25 you get get the warm fuzzy glow, the mention, the comment/question on the podcast, access to the Privy Chamber and special episodes, a Privy Councillor mug PLUS a Privy Councillor t-shirt AND the chance to commission a special episode on the subject of your choice.

3 patrons

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