Beyond Theory is all about walking your talk. We highlight people doing the work to build a new better world in the shell of this old one. Activists, organizers, artists, and organizations are given a voice so they can tell the world how they are addressing a problem head-on and in doing so, they give inspiration to others to make good happen in their communities.

Independent and Community Media needs your support to thrive. To start up and run this project (without paying any staff or guests) it costs almost $500 per month.
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aboutYour host

Lily Kunning is a lifelong activist and organizer who has worked for environmental, labor, and anti-nuclear non-profits and unions, organized music and spoken word events, taught in the public schools, trained as a pastry chef, and later became an herbalist and mother. She currently runs an Herbalists Without Borders Central Ohio, a new non-profit called Sassafras, and is forming a democratic school in central Ohio. 

This show is her way of holding hope and finding the good in humanity in these dark times. Join her and learn about the good work others are doing and how you can do good work, too! Get plugged in!


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Each episode is released at air time: Fridays at 11 AM Eastern. Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play!

Wherever fine podcasts are!


12/6: NARAL
12/13: P.I.F. Columbus
12/20: Columbus ARA
12/27: Matter News


11/1: Cecily King
11/8: Artists With Anxiety
11/15: Nicole Shrestha
11/22: Lily Kunning
11/29: Fair Trade Columbus


10/4: Blessing Boxes & The HI Project
10/11: Public Education, IEPs, Discrimination, & The Law
10/25: Chagrin Valley School


9/6: US Together
9/13: BQIC
9/17: Mid-Ohio Worker's Association
9/24: Nat'l Expungement Week, Legal Aid


8/6: Herbalists Without Borders
8/13: Food Not Bombs
8/20: Period Poverty Activism with Period.org/Tickles & Pokes
8/27: Franklin Park Conservatory Outreach Programs
8/30: Worker Owned Businesses with US Federation of Worker Owned Coops, Pattycake Bakery, and Haven Herbs


August 2019

7/5: Qal'bu Maryam
7/12: Mothers in Arms
7/19: Foraged & Sown
7/26: Local Matters

July 2019

6/7: Kaleidoscope Youth Center
6/14: Sassafras Herb Gathering
6/21: Streetlight Guild
6/28: Reeds & Roots Skillshare

June 2019

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Herbalism & Activism: 

Lily is dedicated to bring affordability to wellness for all.

Her Fullscript dispensary is online, open to clients, students, and community members, and offers 20% off retail prices on all supplements (which can be quite spendy, let's be real)

She offers this to clients, students, and the public as an act of service. You are welcome to create an account and search for supplements here.