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Erika Nardini, the CEO of Barstool Sports, navigates running a company through a pandemic from her living room. Between meetings and conference calls, Token CEO tracks Erika’s moves in real time, five days a week, with a new guest host every Friday.
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Erika talks with Barstool Sports employees Willie Colon and Trill Withers to listen to their perspective on what’s going on right now.
Friday Guest: Becky Quick, anchorwoman of "Squawk Box" on CNBC, joins the show to talk about the financial world, pursuing your career and proper news consumption in a pandemic. If you aren’t already following the Token CEO Podcast: Twitter: https://twitter.com/tokenCEO Instagram: https://instagram.com/tokenceo Spotify Playlists: https://open.spotify.com/user/i11of6spoadvzjckn120xkt7c?si=dazbi76aTBqwIJL0wGbIwA
On today’s episode, Erika Nardini, CEO of Barstool Sports, breaks down what’s going on in the streaming and OTT world after the launch of HBO Max yesterday with special guest Jeff D. Lowe from Barstool Sports’ entertainment podcast Lights, Camera, Barstool. If you aren’t already following the Token CEO Podcast: Twitter: https://twitter.com/tokenCEO Instagram: https://instagram.com/tokenceo Spotify Playlists: https://open.spotify.com/user/i11of6spoadvzjckn120xkt7c?si=dazbi76aTBqwIJL0wGbIwA
Erika Nardini talks to one of Barstool Sports' newest employees, Brianna LaPaglia aka briannachickenfry on aka the CEO of Hangovers. They talk about Tik Tok, putting yourself out there, and how to find your path post-college. If you aren’t already following the Token CEO Podcast: Twitter: https://twitter.com/tokenCEO Instagram: https://instagram.com/tokenceo Spotify Playlists: https://open.spotify.com/user/i11of6spoadvzjckn120xkt7c?si=dazbi76aTBqwIJL0wGbIwA
Erika talks about the Call Her Daddy drama involving Scooter Braun and Dave Portnoy that unfolded over the long weekend and how it could end up being a good thing for Barstool Sports.
Bonus Episode: Live from Zoom, Erika takes part in a panel alongside entrepreneur David Meltzer and Barstool's own Zero Blog Thirty for a special broadcast of "The Professional Mindset Playbook" hosted by Ty Lopez of the United States Air Force. The crew discuss creative leadership and productive culture and answer questions from active duty members and veterans alike. If you aren’t already following the Token CEO Podcast: Twitter: https://twitter.com/tokenCEO Instagram: https://instagram.com/tokenceo Spotify Playlists: https://open.spotify.com/user/i11of6spoadvzjckn120xkt7c?si=dazbi76aTBqwIJL0wGbIwA
Friday Guest: Erika sits down with Barbara Corcoran to talk all things business and pleasure. The Shark Tank judge recounts her humble beginnings, the insecurity needed for success, and how to break into the old boys clubs of business. If you aren’t already following the Token CEO Podcast: Twitter: https://twitter.com/tokenCEO Instagram: https://instagram.com/tokenceo Spotify Playlists: https://open.spotify.com/user/i11of6spoadvzjckn120xkt7c?si=dazbi76aTBqwIJL0wGbIwA
Erika talks with long time Barstool Sports employee Kevin Clancy aka KFC about hosting a podcast for 7+ years, testing out new ideas, and being a bridge for new talent at Barstool. If you aren’t already following the Token CEO Podcast: Twitter: https://twitter.com/tokenCEO Instagram: https://instagram.com/tokenceo Spotify Playlists: https://open.spotify.com/user/i11of6spoadvzjckn120xkt7c?si=dazbi76aTBqwIJL0wGbIwA
Erika breaks down the Joe Rogan deal, explores what it means for Apple and how Barstool Sports is looking at their podcasting business. If you aren’t already following the Token CEO Podcast: Twitter: https://twitter.com/tokenCEO Instagram: https://instagram.com/tokenceo Spotify Playlists: https://open.spotify.com/user/i11of6spoadvzjckn120xkt7c?si=dazbi76aTBqwIJL0wGbIwA
Erika gives a beginner's guide to intellectual property and how it applies to brands like Call Her Daddy If you aren’t already following the Token CEO Podcast: Twitter: https://twitter.com/tokenCEO Instagram: https://instagram.com/tokenceo Spotify Playlists: https://open.spotify.com/user/i11of6spoadvzjckn120xkt7c?si=dazbi76aTBqwIJL0wGbIwA
She Said, She Said

She Said, She Said

2020-05-1824:341

On today’s episode, Erika talks in-depth, for the first time on the podcast, about her take on the Call Her Daddy situation.
Friday Guest: Zach Leonsis of Monumental Sports joins Erika on the show today. As Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Zach is responsible for growing brands like the Washington Wizards, the Washington Capitals, and Team Liquid. The two discuss owning a sports team in the midst of a pandemic, the growth of Esports, and charting his own path in a family business. If you aren’t already following the Token CEO Podcast: Twitter: https://twitter.com/tokenCEO Instagram: https://instagram.com/tokenceo Spotify Playlists: https://open.spotify.com/user/i11of6spoadvzjckn120xkt7c?si=dazbi76aTBqwIJL0wGbIwA
I Think I Suck

I Think I Suck

2020-05-1421:021

Erika answers listener voicemails, from learning how to trust your gut and what to do when you refer a friend for a job and it doesn’t work out. If you aren’t already following the Token CEO Podcast: Twitter: https://twitter.com/tokenCEO Instagram: https://instagram.com/tokenceo Spotify Playlists: https://open.spotify.com/user/i11of6spoadvzjckn120xkt7c?si=dazbi76aTBqwIJL0wGbIwA
Erika is joined by Large from Barstool (Barstool Breakfast, Twisted History, Podfathers) and Rudy from Barstool (Stool Scenes, Stool Team 6) to do a round table discussion about the history of plagues from ancient Egypt to modern day pandemics. If you aren’t already following the Token CEO Podcast: Twitter: https://twitter.com/tokenCEO Instagram: https://instagram.com/tokenceo Spotify Playlists: https://open.spotify.com/user/i11of6spoadvzjckn120xkt7c?si=dazbi76aTBqwIJL0wGbIwA
Barstool Sports’ first employee of 16 years, Paul Gulczynski, joins the show to talk about the early days of Barstool, the first time Dave Portnoy yelled at him, and the one moment he almost quit. Erika and Gaz also talk about hiring, giving and receiving feedback and how to grow in your current job. Finally, they talk about times Barstool Sports has screwed up in the past and how they handled the criticism to move forward. If you aren’t already following the Token CEO Podcast: Twitter: https://twitter.com/tokenCEO Instagram: https://instagram.com/tokenceo Spotify Playlists: https://open.spotify.com/user/i11of6spoadvzjckn120xkt7c?si=dazbi76aTBqwIJL0wGbIwA
Strategery Bingo

Strategery Bingo

2020-05-1116:121

On today’s Monday Rundown Erika recaps her weekend, shows love to a certain college football coach, and gives a warm welcome to her Twitter trolls. She also discusses when Barstool Sports will return to the office with states starting to announce plans to reopen businesses and what that means for the NFL. As Barstool Sports CEO, Erika breaks down what went into Barstool Sports first earnings call with Penn National. Plus the debut of a new segment about business phrases and jargon, which we turned into a game of bingo you can play at home on your next zoom call. If you aren’t already following the Token CEO Podcast: Twitter: https://twitter.com/tokenCEO Instagram: https://instagram.com/tokenceo Spotify Playlists: https://open.spotify.com/user/i11of6spoadvzjckn120xkt7c?si=dazbi76aTBqwIJL0wGbIwA
Friday Guest: Erika’s Mom joins the podcast for a special Mother’s Day episode of Token CEO. Erika’s mom talks about what she really thought when Erika took the job at Barstool, that time she caught Erika shit faced in high school and Glenny Balls being her favorite Barstool personality.
Erika ponders on the return of live sports, questions cable bills, and laments over her summer concert plans. We dive deep into what happens to the sports broadcasting ecosystem when live sports are cancelled and when will leagues like the NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB be back on TV. Also, will live sports being on hold lead to more consumers than ever cancelling their cable packages?
Erika talks to Barstool’s power couple Hank and Ria about new platforms, disappointing your parents, and taking a risk. Hank, producer of Pardon My Take with Big Cat and PFT, has been with Barstool since he was 19 helping grow it to what it is today. Also on the show is Ria, one of the hosts of Chicks in the Office and The Group Chat, who also joined Barstool at 19 on a whim as an intern and has developed into one of Barstool’s brightest stars through video, podcasting and now Tik Tok.
Last week, Erika talked about hiring, today we dive into manufacturing opportunities, handling rejection, and fixing the unfixable.
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Comments (2)

William MWestcott

Scooter Braun apologist hmmmm. Seems like the kinda thing he would get himself involved with. “good deed” hahahahahaha

May 26th
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Seann Alexander

Erika is the boss.

May 19th
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