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 65 patron-only posts.
  • The jennifervincent's Podcast Creator
    The jennifervincent's Podcast 9 days ago
    I feel I owe you something having binged the entire first season during COVID restrictions this year. (It was slightly odd listening to the 10th anniversary shows when I had only been listening for 6 months - nostalgia on fast forward.) Love the show, and long may you reign.
  • The Jops podcast Creator
    The Jops podcast 11 days ago
    You’re very welcome! You’ve helped keep me sane during lockdown so becoming a privy counsellor was the least I could do and I get more content so win win! Jops
  • The jamiewilkinson12's Podcast Creator
    The jamiewilkinson12's Podcast 11 days ago
    Keep up the great work guys. Having run out of back episodes to listen to I’ve taken the plunge and looking forward to the privy chamber and special episodes. As a Scot I’ve particularly enjoyed the Scottish series and wondered if there are any characters from Scottish history that you would do a special episode on? Someone like Bonnie Prince Charlie, or John Knox?
  • The Podcast Creator
    The Podcast 17 days ago
    Thanks for all the great podcasts. They keep me entertained whilst working night shift!
  • The confidentlyparanoid's Podcast Creator
    The confidentlyparanoid's Podcast 24 days ago
    Started listening to you guys after I was recommended you about this time last year, and was getting through the backlog steadily, until I just binged everything from the English play offs on in the first few weeks of working from home. Thanks for getting me through Lockdown #1, and now I have the Privy Chamber to get me through Lockdown #2 (and Eleanor of Aquitaine...? *crosses fingers*)
  • The marygcallaway's Podcast Creator
    The marygcallaway's Podcast 27 days ago
    I’m pretty proud of myself for catching up on 10 years in just a few months! I disagree with the person who said skip the first 10 episodes-they are how the legend was made! “The Kingdom” based on the Cromwell helped me keep the early ones straight,
    I would not suggest doing anything at all on this side of the Atlantic without Mo Rocca. He used to be on the daily show, he has a book and podcast called Mobituaries. He’s the go to guy for odd prez facts. He’s also very funny and engaging live.
  • JennyCannuck Creator
    JennyCannuck 2 months ago
    Hello Gents,

    I’m returning to RexFactor after a many year hiatus.
    To be honest I didn’t realize there was a second season! I rediscovered you at the beginning of lockdown and have been binge listening ever since.
    I’ve just caught up to the “Podcasting From Home” episode and the second I heard that Ali wasn’t able to work from home I dropped everything (which at the time was sewing an Elizabethan ruff...) and joined the Privy Council.

    Thanks for keeping me sane the last 7 months and counting!
  • The cherrymegan05's Podcast Creator
    The cherrymegan05's Podcast 2 months ago
    Hello,

    Discovered you guys quite recently, this podcast is amazing and I knew I had to join the Privy Council. It's a great comfort to me as I attempt uni for the second time in the middle of a pandemic. I particularly love Henry VII and have a great love of dull monarchs as I think myself quite boring and can see some characteristics I share with them. Keep up the good work and thank you for the laughs. From Kent, UK.
  • The generalr's Podcast Creator
    The generalr's Podcast 2 months ago
    Hi chaps,

    Thoroughly enjoyed the podcasts so far. I listen while I'm beavering away at work, amazing how quick the day passes doing so!
    Thanks guys,

    Talos
  • The surosov's Podcast Creator
    The surosov's Podcast 2 months ago
    I've been through every one of the free episodes and am having Ali and Graham DTs (well, not hallucinations, I guess, but definitely confusion, restlessness, and irritability) and just can no longer wait for the next installment of the queens and prince consorts series. So, I have joined the Privy Council to have access to all of the other stuff I've missed, and I am truly honored to be here! Su Rosov

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Pledge $2 per month

$2 or more per month • 89 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 • 434 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 • 88 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 • 28 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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