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.

47 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.

28 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.

126 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!

20 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.

13 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.

4 patrons

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

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!
  • The kristenntibbitts's Podcast Creator
    The kristenntibbitts's Podcast 2017-05-24
    Thank you so much for you recommendation that I visit the National Portrait Gallery during my trip to London. I had a great afternoon there with all the wonderful portraits of royalty and other important historical figures. Keep up the excellent work! - Kristen Tibbitts, New York

    P.S. Matilda was robbed.
  • The dhaffner's Podcast Creator
    The dhaffner's Podcast 2017-05-21
    This podcast is great. The hosts are great. Everyone should give them money. Crumbs.
  • The adaorardor's Podcast Creator
    The adaorardor's Podcast 2017-05-20
    I have more of a question than a comment: If you had to run a tourney for most evil monarch instead of most Rexy, who do you think would triumph? Malcolm II's got to be up there for the Scots, but could he take out either of the odd English Richards (I and III)? Been a fan for a long time --- cheers lads and keep up the good work. -- Colleen from Boston.
  • vajdaij Creator
    vajdaij 2017-05-15
    Love your podcast - keep it up!
  • segalfam Creator
    segalfam 2017-05-12
    Just raised my pledge because (1) I want to make sure that I don't miss any Privy Chamber goings on, and (2) because you two are more entertaining than anything else i do regularly! Can't wait to hear about what the next season will be when you complete the Scots.
    Wendy Segal
  • The jackiemreuter's Podcast Creator
    The jackiemreuter's Podcast 2017-05-12
    LIstening to the latest episode on James I of Scots: Only in Rex Factor would you hear "The downside is that he was faithful to his wife". Had to pause the podcast for laughing at that point!

    Keep up the great work! Love the podcast, always jumps to the top of my podcast queue when a new episode comes out!
  • The felixmacbarnes's Podcast Creator
    The felixmacbarnes's Podcast 2017-05-07
    Hi Ali and Graham,
    I wanted to say thank you for all the enjoyment I get from the show, it's content and your friendship make it the best podcast by miles! I'm on my third time through and it's still as fun as ever (sorry it's taken me this long to donate).
    Would you ever think of doing a series on something other than individuals? Maybe on something like capital cities? (Honestly I tried to think of a pun for capitals and failed).
    All the best,
    Felix.
  • The grace879's Podcast Creator
    The grace879's Podcast 2017-05-07
    Love your podcast and want to contribute what I can. Keep up the great work! Also, my dearly beloved Baltimore Ravens (a REAL football team) will be playing in London this fall. Maybe you can go to cheer them on!
  • The studiooo69's Podcast Creator
    The studiooo69's Podcast 2017-05-04
    Great show guys keep up the good work
  • gazlemon Creator
    gazlemon 2017-05-03
    (also favourite bits were the horse that came into the coronation backwards, and the elaborate statue death trap)

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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.

47 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.

28 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.

126 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!

20 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.

13 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.

4 patrons

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