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Benjamin Edgar of Boxed Water

Benjamin Edgar is most notably the guy who started Boxed Water, the company that started out as a way to make bottled water more efficient, and better for the environment. Jason skypes with him to learn about his midwest childhood, his early ventures into the startup world, how he started Boxed Water, and his newest venture “Th-oughts,” a peer to peer resource for putting emerging creatives in touch with their mentors directly. This podcast is brought to you by WestwoodWestwood.

For more on Benjamin Edgar visit his site, and follow him on Instagram + Twitter.

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Dan Hall aka Decatur Dan

Dan Hall aka Decatur Dan is a director and photographer from Atlanta, currently living in Los Angeles. He got his started directing music videos for rappers like Future & Jeezy, he now owns his own photo studio and creative agency in LA, regularly shooting for clients like Nike & Beats. Jason Stewart sat down to speak with him about his journey to where he is today, with some pro tips and advice on how to make it in this every changing world of photography.


For more Decatur Dan follow him on Instagram + Twitter.


Michael Voltaggio

Michael Voltaggio is a chef and restaurant owner in Los Angeles, most known for winning one of the first seasons of Top Chef, he’s gone on to make a very successful career for himself in the food world. Jason sat down with him at his restaurant INK to chat about his story to how he got to where he is today, motivation, fitness, collaboration, and so much more.


Jane Marie

This week’s episode of New Rules was recorded live from “Little Everywhere” a podcast studio in Los Angeles with co-owner Jane Marie.
She’s a Peabody and Emmy Award-winning journalist who produced This American Life for nearly a decade before becoming an independent content creator. She’s since collaborated with a wide variety of outlets including Epic Magazine, Earwolf, and PBS. She is the host of the official Tinder podcast by Gimlet Creative, DTR. As a writer, Jane served as an editor for Jezebel & The Hairpin and penned columns for various sites including The Toast & Cosmopolitan. Jason had a chat with her about how she came to be where she today, great episode both in content and sound quality 🙂

Follow Jane on Instagram + Twitter.


Aniz Ansari

Aniz Ansari is the brother of Aziz Ansari, he grew up in the American South reading comics and listening to metal and rap music. Nowadays he’s a writer on Netflix’s Master of None, which just released season 2, and has made everyones favorite list in short time. Jason Stewart and Zarna Surti chat with him about the odd and interesting path he took to get where he is today.

Follow Aniz on Instagram + Twitter.


Atiba Jefferson

This week on New Rules we welcome Atiba Jefferson, one of the most well known and respected skate photographers of all time. Jason Stewart talks to him about his entrepreneurial side more so though, he’s an investor in quite a lot of businesses ranging anywhere from dive bars to coconut water. He explains how he’s able to juxtapose his disciplined work schedule with his equally disciplined bar hopping and nacho eating lifestyle.


Jayne Min AKA stopitrightnow

Jayne Min is known for her very popular blog and internet presence under the name “Stopitrightnow.” Jason Stewart speaks with her about how different she is from her online persona, the benefits of being right on the cusp of the internet age, and how amassing fame and selling out is different than it used to be. We learned about the importance of saying now, her fringe activities, and some ASMR at the end.


Alex James of PLEASURES

This episode of New Rules is with Alex James from the very on trend clothing brand PLEASURES. Jason Stewart and him have a chat about the origin of his brand, how growing up in Jersey in the hardcore and punk scene influences his design eye, how they got so big in Korea, bootleggers, and loyal fans battling haters in the comments section.


Flynn McGarry

Flynn McGarry has been cooking for 10 years and he’s only 18-years-old. The owner of Dining with Flynn talks La Croix, Los Angeles versus New York, and more with our host, Jason Stewart.


Fred & Max Guerrero of Slow Culture and Burgerlords

Fred & Max Guerrero have grown up working in the restaurant business with their parents in and around Los Angles for the better part of their lives. They’ve recently branched out with their own restaurant, Burgerlords, and their own art gallery, Slow Culture. Jason Stewart sat down with them to chat about their journey to how they got to where their are, diving deep into the restaurant business model and how that compares to an art gallery.