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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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!

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 58 patron-only posts.
  • The ladycrafthole's Podcast Creator
    The ladycrafthole's Podcast 2 hours ago
    Thank you for all these years of entertainment. You bring history to life and a huge smile to my face when you appear in my stream!
  • The samk3's Podcast Creator
    The samk3's Podcast 8 days ago
    (Wanted to put in a funny username, but didn't get the chance)

    Thrilled to be a Privy Councillor. I started with Alfred the Great about 6 months ago, and listened to the latest episode last night. Easily my favourite podcast. I've lived in Argentina for the last 10 years, and perhaps my favourite thing is the sense that had I stayed in England and started a pod with my best mate, it'd sound something like Rex Factor (albeit on a different topic). Thanks to both of you and keep up the good work!
  • The nickhumfrey's Podcast Creator
    The nickhumfrey's Podcast 10 days ago
    Your special podcast made me laugh so much I've realised how much I need you guys right now x
  • The sblzws's Podcast Creator
    The sblzws's Podcast 12 days ago
    I've been listening to the podcast for years now. It makes my commute to and from campus much more enjoyable. I'm currently going to school to become an archaeologist so I'm pretty sure I can count listening as studying. I actually spent last summer in Ireland excavating at a castle believed to have been built by the English around 1300. So, of course, I relistened to the Edward I episode and now that I am a privy council member I am excited to listen to Ali's episode about Welsh castles.
  • The bjenkinsesq's Podcast Creator
    The bjenkinsesq's Podcast 14 days ago
    I've loved the POD for years and in this extended break from the society that we are all having right now, I look forward to listening to the back catalog of Rex Factor!!

    Thanks

    Ben Jenkins
  • gingermullen Creator
    gingermullen 17 days ago
    I'm excited to listen to the extra Privy-Council podcasts. Across Canada, we've been asked to stay home for a few weeks, so I plan to be immersed in Rex Factor. While facts may be tenuous at times, I love your theories; as the saying goes, "Don't let the truth get in the way of a good story." I hope that you & your families stay healthy, and although your wee ones may not yet be ready for Bede, to pass time, remember those fabulous oral Mother Goose rhymes & nursery tales. ginger@gbway.ca
  • The magdakrubinska96's Podcast Creator
    The magdakrubinska96's Podcast 2 months ago
    Hello and greetings from Poland! I've been listening to your podcast for half a year now and I'm enjoying it more with every episode (I'm up to Donald III by now). Thank you for making history fun and giving me something cool to listen to while playing Solitaire :)
  • The mattandkatieriley's Podcast Creator
    The mattandkatieriley's Podcast 2 months ago
    Hello my name is Micah I live in France I am 13 ,after 2 years of listening to your podcast; I have become a Privy Council and like William 4 I am dead chuft to be a Privy Council !!
  • The kdlevasseur's Podcast Creator
    The kdlevasseur's Podcast 2 months ago
    Thanks Ali and Graham for making my commute so much more entertaining!
  • The wkk121feldmanir's Podcast Creator
    The wkk121feldmanir's Podcast 2 months 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

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Pledge $2 per month

$2 or more per month • 77 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 • 331 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 • 66 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 • 22 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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