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!

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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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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 70 patron-only posts.
  • Toobusydancing Creator
    Toobusydancing 12 days ago
    I cannot thank you both enough for getting me through hours and hours of washing up. I have finally caught up and am now going back to listen to all three series simultaneously and chronologically. I loved the Saxon consorts and am feeling very tempted to write some speculative historical fiction...I have decided to support you rather than buy a dishwasher- keep up the good work!
  • The arodkerm's Podcast Creator
    The arodkerm's Podcast 22 days ago
    I have been listening for years and it is always a lovely suprise when a rexicode drops into my podcast feed- keep up the good work!

    Alex Rodker
  • The catrinmprice's Podcast Creator
    The catrinmprice's Podcast 2 months ago
    We have a Sunday routine of breakfast and Rex Factor and it is the highlight of the week. Thanks for a great podcast
  • The Jenberkley's Podcast Creator
    The Jenberkley's Podcast 2 months ago
    Hi guys, love the podcast! Have been listening for about 3 months and have almost caught up. You’ve kept me company through many hours of work, house work, driving and I think I might have slept through a couple of episodes. Will definitely be going back and re-listening to a few. Excited to get to the York and Tudor consorts.
  • The ditteegh's Podcast Creator
    The ditteegh's Podcast 2 months ago
    Thanks so much for this podcast, Ali and Graham. I'm very late to the party and really started listening to the podcast to work out what was going on with Edward VIII. I was completely hooked and have been making my way from Alfred the Great and half way through season 2. I love the witty, entertaining, and engaging way you present the information and, of course, ETP was robbed. My two year-old also loves to randomly yell out 'Rex Factor' which, I think, is parenting done right! Thanks again!
  • The tkniphfer3's Podcast Creator
    The tkniphfer3's Podcast 2 months ago
    Hey guys. Been listening since 2017. Started with the William Wallace episode and have been hooked ever since. I am actually a grad student in English medieval history. As such, I have just one thing to say: Edward III should have won Season 1. By far a better king and man than even Edward I. And Henry VIII doesn't even bare mentioning. Anyway, keep up the excellent work! And if you read this out, two things must be said: Dunstan is a fun sponge and Edgar DID NOT deserve the Rex Factor
  • The eamonn1984's Podcast Creator
    The eamonn1984's Podcast 2 months ago
    Yours is the only podcast I've ever listened to, having been encouraged to listen by long time fan Seainin McCoy (as well as Emma Southon) and it has kept me sane through furlough. Growing up in Northern Ireland I'd been soured to studying British history because everyone was so obsessed with it and the strife this caused, so at university I studied ancient history instead but by the holy face of Lucca, you have managed to rekindle my interest. Great work guys, keep it up! Eamonn O'Reilly
  • The ashtoneadams's Podcast Creator
    The ashtoneadams's Podcast 3 months ago
    I just found Rex Factor and it’s become the soundtrack to Quarantine Season 3. Justice for Empress Matilda! (This message brought to you by Ashton, in case it posts under a weird auto generated username)
  • The gford's Podcast Creator
    The gford's Podcast 3 months ago
    Hi Ali and Graham, thank you for the hours of enjoyment you’ve provided as I worked my way through all of the episodes (a few of them two or three times over). I’ve finally converted my partner to the Rex factor cause so thought it was time that I joined the privy chamber!
    Thanks for all the fishy angels and killjoy monks!
    Grace
  • The willturle's Podcast Creator
    The willturle's Podcast 3 months ago
    Pod cast have been getting me and my partner through lockdown. Love it and thank you both!
    Will Turle

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Rewards

Pledge $2 per month

$2 or more per month • 96 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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Pledge $5 per month

$5 or more per month • 491 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 • 98 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 • 31 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