Youth on Subjects of the World – Episode #17 – Youth on the US Prison System



Monday, June 19, 2017 4-6 PM EDT (9– 11 PM BST)

Youth on Subjects of the World – Listen in on our panel of amazing young people as they discuss current world events and important issues. They will choose one broad topic for each show, and talk about the facts, as well as, of course, their own opinions.

The panel for this week’s episode includes Arthur Velwest, Gavin Sharkey, Martin Harvey-Olson, Max Irwin, Nathanael, and Neil Karkhanis.

The topic that they have chosen to discuss is the US Prison System.

If you are able to tune in LIVE, the Youth can also answer your questions LIVE.

The Youth for Episode #17

Arthur Velwest

Arthur Velwest is a 20 year old unschooler who has spent much of his life pursuing self taught education. Currently in the childcare field, he would be happy to talk to anyone at any time about unschooling.

Gavin Sharkey

This is Gavin Sharkey. He is 15, lives in Brooklyn, and aspires to be a photographer. He has spent the past two years teaching himself photoshop and photography, and doesn’t intend to stop any time soon.

Martin Harvey-Olson

Martin Harvey-Olson is an unschooled kid who is all about creative expression through music. He has been following his passions for years – cosplay, art, martial arts, gymnastics, but most of all music. He has taught himself to play multiple instruments, and is working on mastering multiple musical styles and genres, although his favorite is Rock/Alternative.

Max Irwin

My name is Maxwell Irwin. I am a 17-year-old High School Junior from Nashua, NH. I am a Life-Ranked Boy Scout, an active member of the First Baptist Church of Nashua, and an active member of the Science and Art National Honor Societies.


Nathanael is 13 years old and loves to study the worlds history and is very interested in the world today. And is also very excited to be on the podcast.

Neil Karkhanis

Neil Karkhanis is 14 years old and attends South Jersey Sudbury School, a democratic free school where the students decide how to spend their time.  He enjoys discussing politics, education, world events and nutritional science. He has been involved in community theater since the age of six. He spends a few months out of the year living in Tampa, FL and the rest in New Jersey. He’s very excited to have this platform to share views and ideas with others.



Anne Boie, Producer

Anne Boie is an entrepreneur and partner in work, family and play to her husband, David Leahy. She is a dedicated unschooling mother of the four Leahy children, ages 4- 16. The Leahy family has lived in Suburban Dallas, Rural Grayson County, Texas, and several years ago after the birth of their fourth child, they decided to pursue their dream of a more exciting urban location, as close to New York City as they could manage financially. After researching several options with the help of their children, they chose Hackettstown, New Jersey, located between New York City and Philadelphia, and moved their warehouse of more than a million Lego bricks, two dogs, three cats, four children, one Nana (David’s mom) and all their belongings halfway across the country. They have been happily living there for 3 years now, and are always eager to meet and talk to both experienced and new unschoolers.
Anne was very excited to take on the role of co-producer of the For the Love of Learning show, as a means of exploring ideas about education from people all over the world, and to help create a better world by showing parents that there is another way, they don’t have to blindly follow the crowd when it comes to education and raising happy children.
She is even more excited to take on this new role as lead producer for Youth on Subjects of the World. This amazing group of young people will give you hope for the future of our world.

*SoundCloud podcast is sponsored by the Peer Unschooling Network.