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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$10 or more per month • 37 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!

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$15 or more per month • 15 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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Pledge $25 per month

$25 or more per month • 7 of 7 patrons

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!

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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If you become a patron to Rex Factor, you’ll immediately get access to as many as 28 patron-only posts.
  • The annadfetty's Podcast Creator
    The annadfetty's Podcast 2018-10-11
    Yay! Only found the podcast about a month ago, and have already been through the first series in its entirety. I love it! It makes my workday so much more enjoyable! Thanks so much for making this amazing podcast! Anna Fetty, Indiana, USA
  • The macboy78's Podcast Creator
    The macboy78's Podcast 2018-10-07
    Hello boys,
    My wife and I have been listening to you since the very beginning. You are the soundtrack to our UK holidays as we always listen to you in our car when travelling around. We listened to a huge chunk of the Scottish series on our most recent month long holiday around Scotland, listening to Mary before we went to Hollyrood and Robert the Bruce before we went to Stirling and Bannockburn added so much value to our experiences, thank you so much. Sarah & David. Crumbs!
  • The zacharygaviller's Podcast Creator
    The zacharygaviller's Podcast 2018-10-05
    I’ve been binge listening ever since I realized Henry II was born in Le Mans. Previously known as a dreadful little town I was forced to visit because of my in laws. Since discovering this I’ve been forced to give it a second look. Thank you for what’s become hundreds of hours of informed air between my ears.
  • The hleuthart's Podcast Creator
    The hleuthart's Podcast 2018-09-08
    Hello from New York City! Really enjoying the podcast. So interesting and informative, yet also the most fun podcast I’ve listened to! I particularly enjoyed the Charles II episode and the one on Macbeth - the Shakespeare comparisons and Ali’s (somewhat) sneaky use of lines from the play were a lot of fun.

    Thanks!
    -Haley L
  • The gerfairclough's Podcast Creator
    The gerfairclough's Podcast 2018-08-21
    Really enjoy the podcast and looking forward to hearing much more.
  • The julianadokas's Podcast Creator
    The julianadokas's Podcast 2018-08-20
    It was finding Rex Factor early in my first year of University that cemented my Medieval Studies degree for me. I'm focusing on the Anglo-Saxons and am currently looking into Grad programs in England.
  • The kaddija2's Podcast Creator
    The kaddija2's Podcast 2018-08-20
    One of my favorite history podcast. Love the English and Scottish series. Cant wait for the new series to start (looking forward to an episode on Elinor of Aquitaine). Keep up the good work Ali and Graham. Listening all the way from Stockholm, Sweden.
  • The ukrobertwilliams's Podcast Creator
    The ukrobertwilliams's Podcast 2018-07-22
    After catching up and travelling through the strange, hilarious and obscure it only makes sense to pay for all the laughs and knowledge you both have given me. And Edgar wasn't robbed, peace is overrated (for the time at least...)
  • Willie's Way Creator
    Willie's Way 2018-07-16
    Ali and Graham,

    The two of you have accompanied me on drives for two years now, and I must say, you are the best travel companions I could ask for. The three of us have traveled around the US playing Ultimate (for the city of Chicago) on weekends and hustled back to college for weekday classes. You have kept me awake, happy, and safe on every drive/flight and I could not be more grateful. Thank you for bringing history into my science and sport filled life. You both are a joy.

    Emilie
  • The credstowe's Podcast Creator
    The credstowe's Podcast 2018-07-08
    I never thought I would sign up to support a free podcast but I love what you all do so much, I couldn't not. Yours is the first podcast I talk up to all my history loving friends (a lot of them, I'm an archivist) and it makes all the boring car rides I do for work so much better. You guys are awesome and you put out a fantastic show :D

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Rewards

Pledge $1 per month

$1 or more per month • 52 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 $1 REWARD
Pledge $2 per month

$2 or more per month • 30 patrons

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.

GET $2 REWARD
Pledge $5 per month

$5 or more per month • 224 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 • 37 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 • 15 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
Pledge $25 per month

$25 or more per month • 7 of 7 patrons

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.

Put on the waiting list

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