Token CEO

By Barstool Sports

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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.

Episode Date
HBO to the Max (Feat. Jeff D. Lowe from Barstool Sports)
00:22:29
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
May 28, 2020
The CEO of Hangovers (Feat. Brianna LaPaglia from Barstool Sports)
00:20:34
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
May 27, 2020
No Good Deed Goes Unpunished
00:16:00
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.
May 26, 2020
Bloom Where You're Planted
00:48:38
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
May 25, 2020
Successfully Insecure (Feat. Barbara Corcoran)
00:30:31
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
May 22, 2020
The Middle Child of Barstool Sports (Feat. Kevin Clancy of Barstool Sports)
00:35:33
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
May 21, 2020
Joe Rogan’s Howard Stern Moment
00:27:50
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
May 20, 2020
Why Call Her Daddy Wants IP
00:25:10
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
May 19, 2020
She Said, She Said
00:24:34
On today’s episode, Erika talks in-depth, for the first time on the podcast, about her take on the Call Her Daddy situation.
May 18, 2020
I Broke My Arm on the Dance Floor (Feat. Zach Leonsis)
00:20:21
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
May 15, 2020
I Think I Suck
00:21:02
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
May 14, 2020
Coronavirus is a Slippery Motherf*cker (Feat. Large and Rudy of Barstool Sports)
00:24:27
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
May 13, 2020
Feedback is a Gift (Feat. Gaz of Barstool Sports)
00:29:28
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
May 12, 2020
Strategery Bingo
00:16:12
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
May 11, 2020
That’s What She Said (Feat. Erika’s Mom)
00:22:15
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.
May 08, 2020
Mötley Crüe Give Me My Money Back
00:25:39
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?
May 07, 2020
Believe in Clichés (Feat. Hank and Ria from Barstool Sports)
00:24:13
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.
May 06, 2020
Barstool is a Place Full of Rejection
00:24:38
Last week, Erika talked about hiring, today we dive into manufacturing opportunities, handling rejection, and fixing the unfixable.
May 05, 2020
Can You Run the World From Your Bed?
00:11:47
On today’s episode, Erika talks about how Barstool is expanding its college empire, DMs a new content hire, and cannot fathom that somehow we’re still talking about equal pay in 2020.
May 04, 2020
I Can Bring Snacks on the Bus (Feat. Kelly Babstock)
00:22:32
Friday Guest: Professional hockey player Kelly Babstock, talks signing with Toronto, the state of women’s hockey and if Erika should buy a team.
May 01, 2020
I Don’t Have Any Complaints (Feat. Kirk Minihane)
00:21:31
Erika and Barstool’s Kirk Minihane talk how he became Podcast Jesus, got to Barstool and 80s music.
Apr 30, 2020
Don't Call It A Comeback (Feat. Wallo267)
00:17:35
Erika and Barstool’s Wallo267 talk quarantine motivation, comebacks and inhaling life
Apr 29, 2020
Are Digital Publishers Screwed?
00:19:02
Erika breaks down how digital publishers are getting screwed and how they got there in the first place.
Apr 28, 2020
FFS Write a Thank You Note
00:22:17
Erika on how to get hired at Barstool, the value of persistence and sending your resume on a pizza box.
Apr 27, 2020
Finance Makes Me Sick (feat. Mrs. Dow Jones)
00:15:31
Friday Guest: Haley Sacks, aka Mrs. Dow Jones, talks stimulus packages, cancel culture and pukes mid podcast taping. Yes, really.
Apr 24, 2020
What Now?
00:16:15
Erika explores the question “What now?” and explains why she isn't scared of the new normal.
Apr 23, 2020
Do You Like Your Job? (Feat. HR Stephanie)
00:17:22
Erika and Barstool’s HR Stephanie discuss what it’s like to be the first HR person at Barstool, how to return to the office and the knee jerk reaction of layoffs.
Apr 22, 2020
I Want To Hug Everybody (Feat. Anisha Patel-Dunn, D.O.)
00:13:13
Erika is joined by Anisha Patel-Dunn, D.O., the Chief Medical Officer of LifeStance Health, to talk about stress and anxiety in the time of corona.
Apr 21, 2020
I Think I Look Like Shit
00:14:36
Erika’s Monday Rundown: Chicken salad sandwiches, owning women’s hockey teams and paper towel blunts.
Apr 20, 2020
I'm a 34 Year Old Single Bearded Man (feat. Paul Rabil)
00:15:56
Friday Guest: Paul Rabil, Co-Founder of the Premier Lacrosse League, joins Erika to discuss when the league will be back, his DJing past and how sending vulnerable text messages is getting him through quarantine.
Apr 17, 2020
This One's for Callie
00:18:27
Erika answers listener voicemails, from what songs got her through teenage angst to how to get a job after quarantine.
Apr 16, 2020
Everybody Loves a Loser (Feat. Big Cat)
00:22:39
Erika and Barstool’s Dan “Big Cat” Katz discuss when sports is coming back and creating content from home.
Apr 15, 2020
Don't Stand and Watch the Ball
00:11:21
The two choices right now: Be productive or be passive.
Apr 14, 2020
Spiral Ham
00:10:43
Erika’s Monday Rundown: Easter weekend, liquor store journeys and making your bed.
Apr 13, 2020
You Have to Nail the Pitch
00:12:16
Friday Guest Host Take Over: Karen Cahn, Founder and CEO of IFundWomen, joins Erika to discuss what entrepreneurs need to know when starting a business.
Apr 10, 2020
You Gotta Love Where You Work
00:58:45
Special Episode: Live via Zoom, Erika details her path to Barstool Sports on Penn State's "The Classroom" series.
Apr 09, 2020
That's Amore (Feat. The Borrelli Family)
00:15:03
Erika sits down with restaurant owner Frank Borrelli and his son Frankie to discuss running a small business during a pandemic.
Apr 08, 2020
I Can't Get My Zoom Background To Work
00:10:36
Erika explores the big question of how to make money during a pandemic.
Apr 07, 2020
Constraint Breeds Creativity
00:10:39
Erika rallies her run club, discusses the power of influence and offers advice for the week ahead.
Apr 06, 2020
You Are Not Playing the Game Well (feat. Rich Greenfield)
00:13:00
Friday Guest Host Take Over: Rich Greenfield, CoFounder of LightShed Partners, joins Erika to break down why Netflix is getting it right and traditional media is getting it wrong.
Apr 03, 2020
I’m Very Into Godzilla
00:10:47
Erika recovers from headline whiplash, learns how to make her own disinfectant and gets ready for a night of Godzilla.
Apr 02, 2020
Adapt and Overcome with Kate Mannion
00:10:34
Erika celebrates Hump Day with one fucking good thing, Kate Mannion of Barstool Sports.
Apr 01, 2020
Alright. Blah Blah.
00:09:48
Alright... Erika says goodbye to Q1, learns profanity can get you through wartimes at work and declares her love for Jimmy Buffett.
Mar 31, 2020
Very Very Long Days
00:10:38
Erika takes listeners through her daily routine in quarantine, while exploring her fears and successes in this new corona world
Mar 30, 2020