Steven Orr is an alumnus of the University of Victoria, Carleton University, and Paper Street Theatre – all three of which were important in his intellectual development. At its core, his work involves trying to understand why only some stories matter for politics. He thinks that makes him a political philosopher but he's not entirely sure what that means. When he isn't using his work as an excuse to read cool books or watch cool films, he is usually spending too much time on Twitter or going out for a run. If you want to talk to him about American politics he'd probably say yes.