Year 10 student Evie created her very own podcast, 'Talking in the Dark' to raise awareness about blindness, visual impairment and disability in general, in a happy and light-hearted way. Evie was born with a condition called bilateral anopthalmia, meaning her eyes didn’t develop, and as a result Evie now wears prosthetics. Through the podcast Evie aims to get rid of the stigma and stereotypes around disabilities whilst having fun conversations at the same time! During the interviews Evie will talk to people from all walks of life, including, at times, people with physical conditions like hers, getting to know all about them and the lives that they lead.

Episode 35

This week’s guest is a true icon of modern music. With an illustrious career spanning more than fifty years and six Grammy Awards to his name, this Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee is considered one of the most influential musicians of recent times. This week on Talking in the Dark Evie talks with composer, record producer, guitarist and total legend in the world of music, the incredible Nile Rodgers.

In this wonderful conversation Evie speaks to Nile about his early life growing up in America as the child of beatnik intellectuals, the discovery and realisation of his unique style of music, and some of the secrets to composing best-selling hit records and soundtracks.

Nile also discusses with Evie his close relationship with Bernard Edwards and the deep emotional effect his friend’s passing had upon him, as well as sharing on his own personal encounter and journey with illness.

This was a beautiful conversation with an incredibly significant individual and we are immensely grateful to Nile for his time and love.

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