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On Token CEO, Erika Nardini offers a glimpse into her world as CEO of Barstool Sports. Between meetings and conference calls, Token CEO tracks Erika's moves in real time, with episodes twice a week. From current news to business strategy, Erika breaks down a variety of topics with an inside look on what’s going on in Barstool HQ. Featuring weekly guests from the boardroom, the locker room, and everywhere in between, Token CEO is raw and candid - just like its host.
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We Don't Fit The Mold

We Don't Fit The Mold

2020-11-3001:02:31

It’s officially merch season at Barstool Sports. For today’s Cyber Monday episode, Erika is first joined by Azariah, a young kid who is gaining popularity on the internet for his Barstool figurines that may or may not end up in the Barstool Sports store. Later on the man behind all merchandise, Mike Welker, hops on the show to rank his worst job mishaps and all the times he’s been yelled at by Dave. Follow Azariah on Twitter at @LegoBarstool to keep up with all his creations.
Happy Thanksgiving! For this very special episode of Token CEO, Erika and her friends share what they are grateful for this year...and some of them may surprise you.
For Token CEO’s weirdest episode yet, Erika is interviewed by KB and Nick Turani, co-hosts of A New Untold Story. The guys have Erika rank Barstool employees, offer advice on getting fired, talk about how they got to Barstool, and discuss the perils of social media anxiety.
Today’s episode features two special guests. Erika first sits down with Gary Vaynerchuk to talk about owning a sports team, the power of LinkedIn and the business of trading cards. Later on she is joined by Web Smith, the founder of 2PM, to talk about all things eCommerce.
Erika kicks off today’s episode with a look at what’s going on in the world of podcasting and digital media. She then sits down with Allison Hagendorf, the Global Head of Rock at Spotify. Allison talks about her new show “Rock This,” educates Erika on what the rock genre truly is, and the two go back and forth debating the best rock bands. Check out Allison's show here: https://open.spotify.com/show/0Oshk7dniJsxzT9pd3Hf5g?si=svIC696zQSGnT714q58Avw
Erika starts the episode sharing what she thinks of Token CEO’s growth & direction over the last 103 episodes and what’s ahead for the show. She then is joined by long time Stoolie, Robert, whose cold-emails actually caught her attention. The two talk about expanding your career, the growth of Barstool, and more. The episode then wraps up with Ross Pomerantz, aka Corporate Bro, to hash out some LinkedIn drama, debate the worst cold-email tactics, and Erika shares her best email tips.
Commissioner Riggs joins the show to talk about how he got his start at Barstool Sports, making the switch from resident political blogger to creating Fore Play, and details all the work that goes into making the Barstool Classic a huge success.
Erika starts the episode with headlines and breaks down the election and how much of an impact the two candidates have had on TV viewership. She then talks with American family royalty, Patrick Schwarzenegger. The two discuss his love for business & diversifying the industry, growing up in the Schwarzenegger family, what it takes to be a good investor, and his new movie, "Echo Boomers."
For Token CEO’s 100th episode, Erika is joined by WWE’s Chief Brand Officer (and new coworker), Stephanie McMahon. The two talk about the evolution of the sport, Stephanie’s first time in the ring, growing up with a WWE family, and the future of the company.
Erika delivers her thoughts on this week’s headlines including Shopify’s new move, social networks and community guidelines, a congratulatory statement gone wrong, and a new podcast acquisition. She finishes the episode answering listener questions asked in the new Token CEO Facebook group.
Erika sits down with Venture Capitalist Blake Robbins to talk about interning at today’s top tech companies, future internet trends, and what’s next in the world of influencers. Later on, Barstool video producer, Tom Mullens, calls in to talk about RNR and what it felt like to almost win $25,000.
Erika analyzes what’s going on in the food and beverage industry in the midst of the Pandemic. She chats with Joshua Acheatal, a small business owner in NYC, to see how he’s handling things.
Erika talks with Barstool’s own Coley Mick about his experience with the company, his new position as EIC, doing what scares you, and his version of success.
Take It Like A Woman

Take It Like A Woman

2020-10-1540:49

Solo episode today because the boss has a lot to say. Erika delivers a rant on feminism, women in the workplace and the double standards that frustrate her the most.
Kirk Minihane joins the show to ask Erika everything he wants to know about the business of Barstool Sports. The two get into the ongoing Sirius negotiations, employee contracts and Erika’s workplace pet peeves.
Di's Story

Di's Story

2020-10-0801:12:49

On today’s episode Erika is joined by Diana Keen and Liz Moore, founding members of the Roots & Wings Foundation. Diana shares her story of being diagnosed with Stage IV Metastatic Inflammatory Breast Cancer and how she's transformed a short prognosis into 6 years of fighting. To learn more about Diana and her foundation, visit www.rootswingsfoundation.org.
Bonus episode and breaking news! Erika is the newest board member of the WWE. She chats with Barstool's Jared Carrabis and Robbie Fox to explain how it all went down.
No guest today because the boss has a lot to say. Erika breaks down this week’s headlines including the President’s COVID diagnosis, Facebook’s new workplace policies and how they relate to Barstool and why more women are leaving their careers now than ever before.
Erika covers today’s headlines including period paint, market spoofing and the social media monopoly. Later, she is joined by entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker Rachel Hollis. Rachel talks about her newest book, why having bad days are actually a good thing and more importantly, her favorite protein powder. Twitter: https://twitter.com/tokenCEO Instagram: https://instagram.com/tokenceo Spotify Playlists: https://open.spotify.com/user/i11of6spoadvzjckn120xkt7c?si=dazbi76aTBqwIJL0wGbIwA
Erika is joined by author and television personality Andi Dorfman. Andi shares why she made the pivot from reality television, how she started her own run club and gives a behind the scenes look on launching her own business and fitness community. Twitter: https://twitter.com/tokenCEO Instagram: https://instagram.com/tokenceo Spotify Playlists: https://open.spotify.com/user/i11of6spoadvzjckn120xkt7c?si=dazbi76aTBqwIJL0wGbIwA
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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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