About Record Roulette

Record Roulette is committed to expanding musical horizons.

It all started when host Eamon O'Flynn wanted to force himself to listen to new-to-him music. He began selecting albums from the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest list at random to explore. After annoying his wife with blather about each album, he realized that it'd be more fulfilling (and healthier for his marriage) if he found some other people to share the experience.

Now, we have incredible guests with a wide variety of perspectives - musicians, journalists, scientists and more - select an album from the list to discuss. We've covered everything from Janet Jackson and Shakira to Dire Straits and The Doors. 

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Giant Steps 101
April 10, 202400:09:536.84 MB

Giant Steps 101

Don't know anything about improvisational jazz? Don't worry, we're here to help fill a gap or two before our episode on John Coltrane's "Giant Steps," which turns up on the Rolling Stone list at #232. In this episode you will learn: the basic info about the album its c...

BONUS EPISODE: Five Questions with Michael Simon
April 03, 202400:04:453.31 MB

BONUS EPISODE: Five Questions with Michael Simon

We asked Michael Simon to answer the following questions: What is your dream concert? Who from the music world - dead or alive - would you most want to have a beer or coffee with? What is your favourite album? Which album doesn't get the credit or recognition it deserves? What is one song you ...

Who would you include on a VH1 Storytellers reboot?
March 27, 202400:05:494.04 MB

Who would you include on a VH1 Storytellers reboot?

We have Michael Simon - creator of VH1 Storytellers - on the show, so we figured we'd ask him about... VH1 Storytellers. Specifically, we gave him a hypothetical - if the show came back today, who would you feature on it? Who would you like to see on VH1 Storytellers? Let us know on Twitter , ...