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 • 71 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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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 • 68 patrons

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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!

Reached!

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!

Reached!

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!)

Reached!

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!

Reached!

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.

Reached!

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 56 patron-only posts.
  • The kdlevasseur's Podcast Creator
    The kdlevasseur's Podcast 3 days ago
    Thanks Ali and Graham for making my commute so much more entertaining!
  • The wkk121feldmanir's Podcast Creator
    The wkk121feldmanir's Podcast 10 days ago
    My partner and I listen to your podcast all the time. He even nicknamed me his Duchy of Cornwall. I assume this is a good thing. Cheers from Chicago! - Lady of Cornwall
  • The gmheiderscheidt's Podcast Creator
    The gmheiderscheidt's Podcast 17 days ago
    It’s taken over a year but I’ve finally caught up. Thank you for all your hard work in putting this podcast.

    I. Love. It. Looking forward to all the privy council episodes!
  • The mcjuliot's Podcast Creator
    The mcjuliot's Podcast 25 days ago
    This is a Valentine's Day gift for my husband, Aaron. He introduced me to the the podcast while we were dating and we're still listening.
    Thanks for making this awesome show, Graham and Ali!
    And happy Valentine's Day, Aaron! Love, Mary
  • amysnawder Creator
    amysnawder 27 days ago
    I didn't realize the card I had in here had expired!
  • The zoegreenstein's Podcast Creator
    The zoegreenstein's Podcast 27 days ago
    Finally up to date, so I’ve run out of Rex Factor content! Joined the Privy Council so I could still have my daily dose of my favourite podcast. Thanks for your hard work. I’m now looking forward to the 3 hour drives twice a week to university which I’ll get to listen to you guys for. ~ Zoe
  • The brynalaina's Podcast Creator
    The brynalaina's Podcast 27 days ago
    So excited to get a coveted spot in the Privy Chamber! I'm looking forward to making my friends (all Americans) listen to the second series as we drive around Scotland together this upcoming April! Your podcast is a great way to learn about history through humor and pick up some British slang along the way! Cheers!
  • The jodiestalker122's Podcast Creator
    The jodiestalker122's Podcast 29 days ago
    Hi Guys
    Loving the podcast! I'm a tour guide in Scotland and spend my day driving around the Highlands telling stories about Kings and Queens. I'm currently making my way through the King's and Queens of Scots episodes and can't wait to hear what you think about James IV, he's my favourite. I also love Graham's pronunciation of Buchan as "Bookan"
    Slàinte guys x
  • The kwajlynn's Podcast Creator
    The kwajlynn's Podcast 2 months ago
    Hello, sorry, this is kind of serious. I want to thank you so much for your podcast. My husband had a long hard struggle with pancreatic cancer and died recently. During his illness, I spent hours listening to nothing but Rex Factor, gave up my other podcasts for a while. It was so lovely to hear your voices talking about kings and queens and enjoying yourselves so much. Much appreciated.
    Lynn Booth from Minnesota.
  • The atector's Podcast Creator
    The atector's Podcast 2 months ago
    Happy to support you and love your show. I would prefer my name not be read on the podcast - thanks!

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Rewards

Pledge $2 per month

$2 or more per month • 71 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 • 307 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 • 68 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 • 19 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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