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 • 69 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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$15 or more per month • 17 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!)

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!

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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 54 patron-only posts.
  • The atector's Podcast Creator
    The atector's Podcast 7 days ago
    Happy to support you and love your show. I would prefer my name not be read on the podcast - thanks!
  • The lizzabethjohnson's Podcast Creator
    The lizzabethjohnson's Podcast 24 days ago
    I recommended your podcast to my friend Dan, and he’s bought me a spot on the Privy Council for Christmas! Can’t wait to get my teeth into all the privy chamber episodes. Thanks Graham & Ali for making the podcast, and hi from just up the road in Ipswich x
  • The grainnedowney23's Podcast Creator
    The grainnedowney23's Podcast 27 days ago
    I figured after spending the entire fall and winter listening almost exclusively to Rex Factor, you guys probably deserved some of my money. My friend and I are big fans and we are spreading the good word to everyone we know. I even ordered a Heritage playing card set all the way from England as a silly Christmas gift! Thanks for the great work - Henry V deserves more respect!! Love from Canada x
  • The sjitapson's Podcast Creator
    The sjitapson's Podcast 2 months ago
    Yay finally as a Christmas present to myself became a privy councilor. I cant thank you both enough for the hours of entertainment provided whilst working on a business plan and revving up to head back for another degree. I think everyone I know is sick of me gushing over this podcast. Do I care? No. Will I stop gushing? Absolutely not!
  • The msamyorchard's Podcast Creator
    The msamyorchard's Podcast 2 months ago
    I’d like to wish Jane and Rex factor enthusiast Alex happy impending nuptials. We recently had jane’s hen do where she dressed up as famously wonderful marriage material henry viii - her Tudor court made an excellent effort - all wives were represented, we had a sexy cardinal wolsey and a Thomas More in a bodycon dress. Wishing the murderous ginger cad a happy and successful marriage with minimal beheadings.
  • The peatbogfaery's Podcast Creator
    The peatbogfaery's Podcast 2 months ago
    Dunstan Incident Counter: RESET!
  • The frsanne's Podcast Creator
    The frsanne's Podcast 2 months ago
    I feel the warm fuzzy glow already :-)
    Should have supported you before, as I've listened for years, but better late than never I guess. At least it's fitting that I join the Privy Council just before the episode on Emma - my absolute favourite and in my opinion a clear Rex Factor (nudge, nudge).
    Thanks, Sanne
  • The saybier's Podcast Creator
    The saybier's Podcast 2 months ago
    Love this podcast and have wanted to support it for years! Glad I can finally do it. Michelle
  • The sarahlstanford's Podcast Creator
    The sarahlstanford's Podcast 2 months ago
    You have kept me company on many adventures - from home renos and car trips, to adding extra layers of fun and fact to my holiday through England and Scotland earlier this year. My professional bio reads, "Sarah loves deep diving into things that other people might not find very interesting - like the symbolism of music videos or the history of the English monarchy. Her favourite King is Charles II." I look forward to adding 'member of the Privy Council' to the list. Thanks, Sarah (from Aus).
  • The rosietheriveter728's Podcast Creator
    The rosietheriveter728's Podcast 2 months ago
    I was curious about the bastard son of Edward II when you mentioned that kids are named after relatives. What I found: Around 1304 Ed2 is sent by Ed1 to negotiate w Scottish deputies. IDk if Adam of Gordon was there but he was one of those participating in the general diplomatic interactions with Ed1. He has a 15 yr old daughter and is from a long line of Adams. Mary Gordon is my guess for the mother of Adam the bastard. Quite a stretch but there you are!
    Thank you again!
    Jordan H from Dallas

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Rewards

Pledge $2 per month

$2 or more per month • 69 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 • 298 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 • 67 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 • 17 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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