Rex Factor

Rex Factor is a free podcast reviewing all the kings and queens of England and Scotland.

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$2 or more per month • 97 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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$5 or more per month • 466 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.

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$10 or more per month • 91 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 • 30 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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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 67 patron-only posts.
  • The sion1011's Podcast Creator
    The sion1011's Podcast 6 days ago
    We wanted to join earlier but could not deal with the stress of potentially getting our shoutout in the Berengaria of Navarre episode (insert friendly ribbing here; also, in hindsight, she was not that lame claims one of the two of us). Your episodes are always a highlight of our everything. Long remain dead Dunston the Fun Sponge. - Sabina and Troy
  • The Tpussman's Podcast Creator
    The Tpussman's Podcast 9 days ago
    Hello Ali and Graham!
    I have binge listened to 10 years of your podcast in about 2 months and cannot get enough. I love Graham’s dedication to research and Ali’s pure joy and happiness when he is surprised by a new Dunstan jingle. Thanks for many hours of entertainment. Here’s to your next 10 years of podcasting glory.
    Sincerely,
    Taylor Pussman
    (Good luck with the last name ;D)
  • The Jessicadwyer1's Podcast Creator
    The Jessicadwyer1's Podcast 11 days ago
    Thank you for years of entertainment, looking forward to the additional episodes
    Thanks, Jess
  • The lukebrrws's Podcast Creator
    The lukebrrws's Podcast 15 days ago
    From an email I sent in October: "The enjoyment of Ali’s honest amazement at facts he has, on record, expressed honest amazement at before is clearly all I need...The thought of sharing this experience concurrently with the rest of the Rex Pack-tors (still workshopping that one…) is a tremendous joy in a world that so rarely delivers gifts these days. Your voices have been a lifeline, so thank you thank you thank you for your efforts and your contagious goodwill." Happy to finally be here!
  • The cherrymegan05's Podcast Creator
    The cherrymegan05's Podcast 18 days ago
    Hello,
    Joined the Privy Council a couple months back. Update: got my friend to start listening. She knows nothing about history but she's going to listen to Rex Factor because she relates to Ali. She doesn't really know what is going on and has a bad memory. She said it reminds her of when I tell her about history. Keep up the good work!
  • The egtyler1994's Podcast Creator
    The egtyler1994's Podcast 2 months ago
    So excited to join the privy council! I’ve been listening since I believe it was episode 5 as I’ve always been a huge fan of history. Keep doing the good work and teaching us about people like Manny whose reference still makes me laugh to today!
  • The bmw8f's Podcast Creator
    The bmw8f's Podcast 2 months ago
    I am making the $15/month pledge from Powder Springs, GA as a gift to my daughter Maggie Wolfe - how do we contact you about commissioning a blog? Thanks for your wonderful podcast!
  • The davidvanreyk's Podcast Creator
    The davidvanreyk's Podcast 2 months ago
    Keep being hysterically historical
  • The vanessajmurray's Podcast Creator
    The vanessajmurray's Podcast 2 months ago
    I've been debating becoming a Privy Councilor for a while now, and I received a sign last night whilst reading "A Christmas Carol" (apologies to Ali in advance). I was lying in bed, minding my own business, when who should appear? Saint Dunstan! Yes, Dickens has further immortalized the fun sponge. I was proud that I knew who he was; I have the Rex Factor guys to thank for that. Also, I find it amusing that for all the names he forgets, Ali has always remembered Dunstan. Again, I'm sorry Ali.
  • The Angelicaburton1's Podcast Creator
    The Angelicaburton1's Podcast 2 months ago
    Hi guys - I had to stop my donation for a little bit but I'm back!!
    Cheers

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Rewards

Pledge $2 per month

$2 or more per month • 97 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 • 466 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 • 91 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 • 30 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