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

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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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$25 or more per month • 7 of 7 patrons

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!

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.

If you become a patron to Rex Factor, you’ll immediately get access to as many as 23 patron-only posts.
  • The sekrakowski's Podcast Creator
    The sekrakowski's Podcast 2018-04-17
    Have enjoyed your podcasts over the last year and almost (finally!) caught up to real time. Thanks for a making such a fun, knowledgeable program, I really enjoy listening. You’ve got an intelligent audience with wonderful wit who add to the fun. Honored to be among such good company. Keep up the great work gentlemen! (Quick vote for French Monarchs and Popes for future shows.)
    Shannon
  • The carolinehmathias's Podcast Creator
    The carolinehmathias's Podcast 2018-04-11
    Y’all are fantastic! I don’t have anything especially clever to say here. You guys crack me up and make me learn tons. I really enjoyed the Aragorn episode (skipped ahead to it because I had my husband in the car and he didn’t really care about the early Scots kings, which is where I am) and am really looking forward to listening to the rest of them and seeing what else you have in store for the future! Love from the States, Caroline Mathias
  • Alistair84 Creator
    Alistair84 2018-04-02
    I too like the idea of an episode on Lady Jane Gray. I am excited about listening to your episode about the history of tea
  • douglasallanthomson Creator
    douglasallanthomson 2018-03-26
    Happy to join the privy council, now where's the privy?
    Rt Hon. Douglas Thomson
  • The benworrall75's Podcast Creator
    The benworrall75's Podcast 2018-03-25
    Ali & Graham... Kings amongst men!
    Thank you so much for your wonderful insights. I have really enjoyed listening to you, but must admit I discovered you late and had the ecstacy of Rex-bingeing. Now I'm all caught up, the days between Rex-hits are sooo long!
    Anyway! Looking forward to the denouement of the Scots contest, the animation and anything you create in the future, if your history is anything to go by!
    Congrats on the formation of your very own dynasties too, have lots of fun! Ben
  • The heatherbanks1's Podcast Creator
    The heatherbanks1's Podcast 2018-03-12
    This podcast has been my go-to entertainment for years now. Never fails to make me laugh and I’ve told lots of friends to listen as well. Well done guys and thank you for such a great show! Heather x
  • The mia6280361's Podcast Creator
    The mia6280361's Podcast 2018-03-07
    Thanks for making 3 hours of commuting daily bearable (almost). Just listened to Henry VIII and was taken by how much he reminds me of our current US President, down to the piggy eyes, tiny little mouth, tendency towards meglomania and some serious issues with women. Plus I can just see King Donald I sporting the world's largest codpiece.
  • The collinschn's Podcast Creator
    The collinschn's Podcast 2018-02-20
    Thank you both for creating this!
    Rex Factor has quickly jumped up to being my favorite podcast and a great relief on the commute in each day. As I work in Washington D.C., it is nice to know that inefficiency and scandal existed as far back as Saxon times (and even further)! Keep up the excellent work.
    Collin Schnakenberg
  • The seaininmmccoy's Podcast Creator
    The seaininmmccoy's Podcast 2018-02-16
    This is my absolute favorite podcast, and i've converted a few others to it too! Very excited to be able to listen to all PC extra episodes.
  • The fletchsnark's Podcast Creator
    The fletchsnark's Podcast 2018-02-01
    Last year I emailed to say I'd been binge-listening to Rex Factor while travelling around the country for job interviews, and Graham was kind enough to reply and wish me luck. Now I'm gainfully employed, and delighted to spend some of my hard-earned cash on supporting the podcast right back.

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Pledge $1 per month

$1 or more per month • 53 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 $1 REWARD
Pledge $2 per month

$2 or more per month • 31 patrons

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.

GET $2 REWARD
Pledge $5 per month

$5 or more per month • 189 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 • 27 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 • 14 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
Pledge $25 per month

$25 or more per month • 7 of 7 patrons

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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