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Jack Stewart

Senior reporter

SHORT BIO

I'm a car nut and a transport nerd, so I cover trains, planes, autonomous automobiles and hyperloops for Marketplace.

What was your first job?

Making tea at a local radio station.

What do you think is the hardest part of your job that no one knows?

Elon Musk's Twitter feed.

What advice do you wish someone had given you before you started this career?

Try decaffeinated tea.

In your next life, what would your career be?

I'd be a vet for one of the first human settlements on Mars and a part-time astronaut fireman, because it's all hands on deck when you're on a new planet.

Fill in the blank: Money can’t buy you happiness but it can buy you ______.

Tea.

What’s something that you thought you knew but later found out you were wrong about?

How to pronounce the English language. Apparently it's not alumin-eee-um or renayyyysance.

 

What’s the favorite item in your workspace and why?

The tea kettle.

Latest Stories from Jack (90)

The Season

Do people really buy cars as holiday gifts?

by Jack Stewart Dec 5, 2019
It might be a good time to find a bargain, but that present might not be appreciated.
The Lexus "December to Remember" event has been running since 1999.
Lexus

Kroger ventures into prepared food delivery

by Jack Stewart Dec 5, 2019
The supermarket chain hopes to expand its customer base.
Kroger is trying to stay competitive with stores like Aldi and Amazon.
Scott Olson/Getty Images

Battery prices are crashing. That's good news.

by Jack Stewart Dec 3, 2019
They've fallen 87% since 2010. That means cheaper electric vehicles.
An electric car charges on a London street.
Miles Willis/Getty Images

Tesla's Cybertruck tries to make a dent in a tough market

by Jack Stewart Nov 28, 2019
Detroit dominates U.S. pickup truck sales. Traditionally it's been hard for newcomers to break in.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveils the all-electric battery-powered Tesla Cybertruck.
Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

Airline catering staff are protesting around the country

by Jack Stewart Nov 26, 2019
They are asking for higher wages and cheaper health care during contract negotiations.
Bruce Bennett/Getty Images
The Season

Black Friday could be a good time to go car shopping

by Jack Stewart Nov 25, 2019
Low interest rates and plenty of cars on lots could mean deals.
Car dealer lots have plenty of unsold inventory.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Can Tesla's electric pickup crack the market?

by Jack Stewart Nov 22, 2019
The Cybertruck is designed to steal sales of the highly popular pickups made by Ford, GM and Dodge.
Tesla unveiled its Cybertruck at an event in Los Angeles.
Tesla

Ford's new Mustang Mach-E electric SUV is CEO Jim Hackett's big bet on the future

by Jack Stewart Nov 17, 2019
The Detroit automaker is gambling that the combination of an SUV body shape, electric drivetrain, and the Mustang badge, will attract buyers.
Ford's Mustang Mach-E GT.
Ford
I've always wondered...

How did letter paper come to be 8.5 x 11 inches in size?

by Jack Stewart Nov 8, 2019
As part of our "I've Always Wondered" series, a listener asks why we've ended up with these arbitrary-seeming dimensions for office paper.
A vat man making paper in the mid-20th century.
Courtesy Georgia Tech Institute Communications
The Season

Are you ready to have your medication delivered by drone?

by Jack Stewart Nov 6, 2019
Retailers want to gain support for drone delivery. Prescription medication might be a smart place to start.
A UPS drone carries a cardboard box from CVS to a customer.
UPS

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