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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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.

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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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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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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!

If you become a patron to Rex Factor, you’ll immediately get access to as many as 8 patron-only posts.

Latest Episodes

PC4: David II

197 patrons · Feb 03,2017 at 7:35am

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Thomas Becket

90 patrons · Jan 23,2017 at 5:57pm

For $5+ Patrons

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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!
If you become a patron to Rex Factor, you’ll immediately get access to as many as 8 patron-only posts.

PC4: David II

197 patrons · Feb 03,2017 at 7:35am

For All Patrons

Thomas Becket

90 patrons · Jan 23,2017 at 5:57pm

For $5+ Patrons

Ali's Dissertation (Edward, the Crusades and Welsh Castles)

90 patrons · Jan 23,2017 at 5:55pm

For $5+ Patrons

William Marshal

90 patrons · Jan 23,2017 at 5:53pm

For $5+ Patrons

The Battle of Waterloo

90 patrons · Jan 23,2017 at 5:50pm

For $5+ Patrons

PC3: Robert the Bruce

197 patrons · Jan 20,2017 at 8:26am

For All Patrons

PC2: William Wallace

197 patrons · Jan 07,2017 at 11:58am

For All Patrons

PC1: John Balliol

197 patrons · Jan 07,2017 at 11:55am

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  • The Kellyduggan's Podcast Creator
    The Kellyduggan's Podcast 2017-02-13
    Great work guys! Currently storming my way through Scotland and a few of the early English ones that I missed!!
  • The katedoak's Podcast Creator
    The katedoak's Podcast 2017-02-10
    You too are the best! Thanks for creating this wonderful podcast!
  • david73277 Creator
    david73277 2017-02-08
    As a listener and supporter since 2012, I thought it was about time I applied for Privy Council membership. Keep up the good work on the podcast - and good luck to Ali on raising the next generation of the Hood dynasty.
  • The sharky333's Podcast Creator
    The sharky333's Podcast 2017-02-04
    Been listening to the podcast for 6 years now so thought it was probably about time I joined the council. Love the show and seem to have adopted several of Ali's phrases 'crikey' and 'a good egg' being two of note. Could take or leave Edgar the Peacable rex decision but definitely thought Harold Godwinson and Richard III should have taken it - one defeat does not preclude that certain something particularly in such epic circumstances!
  • The randee0307's Podcast Creator
    The randee0307's Podcast 2017-01-26
    Love this podcast to pieces. Keep up the great work, guys!
  • The dannypmccarthy's Podcast Creator
    The dannypmccarthy's Podcast 2017-01-25
    If there's one thing I've learnt from listening to this amazing podcast it's that if you want to be hailed as Rex Factor you should never row another man's boat.... not that there's anything wrong with that.

    Love the show, really enjoyed the Saxon and Norman Kings. Are any of these Scottish kings related to Elizabeth II at all?
  • The skprosse1's Podcast Creator
    The skprosse1's Podcast 2017-01-23
    So happy to have found this podcast - my new favorite. I'm excited to be able to access the Thomas Beckett episode now!
  • The reallycorrine's Podcast Creator
    The reallycorrine's Podcast 2017-01-23
    Love this podcast and of course the both of you!
    You make my walk to work more enjoyable, as well as enlightened!
    After the Robert Bruce (Yeah he has the REX Factor!) episode I shall never look at a cow quite the same way.
    Cheers,
    Corrine
  • The screamingmimie's Podcast Creator
    The screamingmimie's Podcast 2017-01-20
    Graham,

    I found it and bumped myself up from $5 to $10. Clearly I need to look more closely before giving up and bothering you.

    Jennifer
  • Laurence Whitty Creator
    Laurence Whitty 2017-01-18
    Thanks guys, really glad I can support you. I love history and you've brought it alive for me. My commute to work is now a highlight of my day. All the best and congrats Ali!
    P.S Edgar the Peaceable was robbed haha

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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.

36 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.

26 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.

90 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!

14 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.

14 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.

3 patrons

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