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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 every 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.

Episode Date
How The Opioid Crisis Infiltrated The Internet
This week, we start with some inside Barstool and discuss the upcoming Rough N’ Rowdy fight in the Boardroom. Later, we have an amazing conversation with Virginia Krieger, the co-president of The Lost Voices of Fentanyl. Virginia lost her daughter due to a fentanyl-laced pill, and has been advocating ever since about the dangers of black-market fentanyl. She talks to Erika about how easy it is to access these drugs, even on social media platforms. This is a conversation that is important for EVERYONE to hear.
May 19, 2022
How To Sell Yourself For The Job
On todays calls… (00:00:35) How to apply internally at a company and aim for that big role (00:07:19) Finally, the BEST way to follow up after an internship
May 17, 2022
What Barstool Sports Is Doing Differently This Year (ft. The Home Edit interview)
Big week at Barstool HQ. Erika goes through the restructure of Barstool Sports and all of the positives and negatives that come from this change. With re-organization in mind, we have the The Home Edit women on the show this week. Clea and Joanna are professional organizers and creators of The Home Edit. If you've never heard of them, The Home Edit is meant to reinvent traditional organizing, and merge it with design. If you need a perfectly curated instagram to follow, you need to follow them! Season 2 on Netflix is out now, where The Home Edit transforms tons of homes from celebrities to civilians. PLUS, we've got Q&A and Circling Back this week. (00:00:52) Roe V. Wade (00:06:56) Barstool Re-Org (00:17:01) Q&A (00:25:15) The Home Edit (00:53:29) Circling Back
May 12, 2022
How Barstool Hires New Talent
On todays calls… (00:00:33) What is the best way to get noticed to work at Barstool? (00:04:16) The best way to embrace a work environment (00:06:48) +an opportunity for Veterans at Barstool?
May 10, 2022
How To Coach Your Way To The Top Ft. Monica Aldama
Major episode this week talking all about coaching and feedback. In the Boardroom we've got Erika talking her world and Barstool this week, plus we are joined by her mentor/good friend, Joanne Bradford. They talk about everything they learned from each other, and give us their "never fail" work and life tips. LATER, we are joined by Cheer sensation Monica Aldama. Monica rose to fame after the Netflix documentary Cheer came out in 2020. Monica is the head coach of the Navarro College Cheerleading team, and has been called the Bill Belichick of cheerleading. She gives us tons of insight on coaching, overnight fame, and her new book: "Full Out: Lessons in Life and Leadership from America's Favorite Coach." (00:02:31) Erika’s Boardroom (00:13:39) Joanne Bradford (00:34:05) Q&A (00:43:47) Monica Aldama (01:05:09) Circling Back
May 05, 2022
The Best Revenge Is Success And Progress
On todays calls… This caller told her work she was pregnant, and their reaction was… not great. Erika dissects what to do when a job is worried about how much time you’re going to take off when you’re pregnant. Net Net: TAKE YOUR TIME OFF The second caller needs advice on the backlash of reporting harassment to HR… how do you deal with this?
May 03, 2022
What Happened To CNN+? (ft. Carli Lloyd interview)
Erika is talking all about the internet in her Boardroom today. We hit on CNN+, and what happened with their entire model. How did it fail so fast? She also dives into Netflix, the Tinx influencer drama, PLUS Sophia Amoruso and GirlBoss. (Yes, we’re getting a peek inside Erika’s brain today). Net Net: people want options. PLUS, soccer star Carli Lloyd joins the show, and shares a huge announcement with Erika. We hit on her whole soccer story, her relationship with the media, and how retirement life is treating her. And as always, we give you the best Q&A of the week. (00:01:53) CNN+ (00:06:55) Netflix (00:10:10) Tinx & Sophia Amoruso (00:16:30) Elon Musk Buys Twitter (00:22:27) Q&A (00:29:48) Carli Lloyd
Apr 28, 2022
We Are In The Greatest Job Market In Modern History
On todays Work Like A Girl call’s… (00:00:34) So, you gave your 2 weeks, and now your current company is shitting on you for it. How do you get yourself excited again for the new job? (00:05:16) Did you get laid off during the pandemic? This caller did, even though they LOVED their job. How tf do you find motivation again? (00:13:45) How to reject a job offer… politely…?
Apr 26, 2022
Does Twitter Need Elon Musk To Survive? (ft. Jeff Raider interview)
Erika is in HQ this week breaking down a TON of thoughts. We hit on the latest Sundae Conversation ft. Machine Gun Kelly. We’ve got the man behind the show, Tom Mullens, giving us his takes on the popular series. Erika gives you a Barstool update, and talks everything from re-orgs, success, and how to give feedback. She also gives us her thoughts on Twitter and Elon Musk. What does free speech look like on social platforms? PLUS we’ve got co-founder of Warby Parker and Harry’s, Jeff Raider on the show to tell us all about how he became such a successful entrepreneur. (00:00:19) MGK Sundae Conversation (00:02:07) New Merch! (00:02:57) Erika's Boardroom (00:09:52) Elon Musk & Twitter (00:17:57) Q&A (00:29:19) Jeff Raider (00:52:47) Circling Back
Apr 21, 2022
So, You Want To Be A CEO?
On todays Work Like A Girl calls… - Erika gives you the download on virtual interviews - How to succeed and land that job over zoom. - What goes into big productions at Barstool? What ended up happening with Big Brain? - How to navigate big career aspirations during a job interview
Apr 19, 2022
What’s Next For Barstool? Ft. Hank
Barstool employees Hank and Grace join Erika in the boardroom this week. Hank talks his recent promotion to head up development for Barstool. What are his new ideas? What’s he most worried about for Barstool? What is his role with Pardon My Take? And then, recent full-time employee Grace O’Malley, who you may know from PlanBri Uncut, talks to the CEO. They discuss the latest tea at Barstool, working with Brianna, and where she sees her future at Barstool. We close this episode with some Q&A as always! (00:01:54) Erika’s Boardroom (00:03:12) Boardroom Featuring Hank (00:22:57) Grace O'Malley (00:37:08) Q&A
Apr 14, 2022
How To Deal With A Toxic Work Environment
On today's calls... -Speaking on a panel with imposter syndrome -Dealing with burnout -Switching jobs -Red flags in a toxic workplace (00:00:26) Do you have any motivation or advice on speaking on a panel for the first time? (00:02:46) Have you ever experienced burnout at a job and what was your experience switching jobs? (00:06:52) How can you prevent a toxic work environment before it it's breaking point?
Apr 12, 2022
Hasbulla Gave Barstool One Of The Best Ads Ever (ft. Chef Marc Murphy interview)
Erika is in HQ this week talking all about the viral interview Caleb recorded with Hasbulla. She breaks down the ads behind it, and how it is one of the most successful ad integrations at Barstool. Later in the boardroom, she dives into the recent hires at HQ. PLUS, Erika chats with Food Networks’ Marc Murphy, who has been in Poland for 3 weeks, cooking meals for families at the Ukrainian-Poland border. He brings awareness to the situation in Ukraine, and urges donations to the World Central Kitchen to continue helping! And as always, we bring you the best Q&A of the week! (00:00:20) Erika’s Boardroom (00:18:18) Shoutout Cindy Eckert! (00:22:18) Marc Murphy (00:39:35) Q&A
Apr 07, 2022
Nobody Is Gonna Respect Nice
On today’s Work Like A Girl calls… (00:00:25) How TF do you manage your friends/peers at work? (00:05:54) What do you do when you need a break and want a vacation to Mexico. (00:09:44) MOVE. THE. GOALPOST. (and realize that not everyone is going to want to be along for the ride)
Apr 05, 2022
How Did Influencers Become So Powerful In Media? (ft. Bianca Belair interview)
Erika gives some thoughts on Barstools 2022 Q1. What worked? How did the management turnover affect Barstool? She explains why Internet personalities are more important than ever right now, and how Q1 proved that. She visualizes the direction Barstool will go in the future, and the old "rules" she's throwing out in the departments. Later in the show, we talk to Bianca Belair ahead of Wrestlemania this weekend!! (00:01:22) Erika's Boardroom (00:18:54) Q&A (00:26:29) Bianca Belair (00:44:22) Circling Back
Mar 31, 2022
What Is Work Life Balance??
On todays Work Like A Girl call… How does Barstool handle the overlap of content with all the different personalities? How do you handle work life balance as you grow older?
Mar 29, 2022
How To Become A Really Fucking Rich Woman (ft. Cindy Eckert interview)
Erika is back at Barstool HQ after traveling to 4 different states last week. She breaks down the latest at Barstool Sports, and some behind the scenes of Caleb’s trip to Dubai for Sundae Conversation. Cindy Eckert, a serial entrepreneur, joins Erika from SXSW later in the show. Cindy founded the “female viagra” pill, sold it to a pharmaceutical company for ONE BILLION DOLLARS, and then got the product back for free. She's spent her life investing in businesess for women or by women in the healthcare space. We also learned that only 3% of women's healthcare decisions are made by (00:00:35) Erika's Boardroom (00:10:42) Q&A (00:18:41) Cindy Eckert (00:51:31) Circling Back
Mar 24, 2022
Introducing Work Like A Girl
It's the premiere of our new mini series: Work Like A Girl. Every Tuesday morning we're dropping a 15 min (ish) radio show. Barstool CEO gives unprecedented access to our listeners, answering live calls on anything from business decisions to life advice. This episode we're talking startups, how to be paid properly, and why it's time to leave your parents' house
Mar 22, 2022
How Did Mark Cuban Become A Billionaire?
Mark Cuban joins the show today!!! Erika and Mark have an amazing conversation at SXSW in Austin, Texas. They talk the future of Gen Z, business at Barstool, and how to stand out in a pitch. Erika is live from SXSW for the rest of the show, hitting on some Barstool business Q&A, and ‘circling back’ on trending business news. Erika also gives insight on the Barstool Difference- the rebranded Barstool Fund. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE here: (00:01:27) Erika's Boardroom (00:09:32) Q&A (00:16:09) Mark Cuban (00:55:56) Circling Back (00:58:44) SUBSCRIBE!!
Mar 17, 2022
Why Should We Care About NFTs? Ft. Gary Vee
We’ve got Gary Vee joining Erika today in her office.The two talk business in todays world, and why soft skills (gratitude, humility, patience) are more important than hard skills in todays workforce. He also teaches us about NFTs and why we are becoming our parents generation if we ignore them. We also go through the latest at Barstool in the boardroom, and talk about some BIG news in Erika’s world. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE (00:00:59) Erika's Boardroom (00:07:28) Erika Joins PLL Board (00:17:12) Q&A (00:25:39) Gary V (01:03:31) Close to Business
Mar 10, 2022
How Barstool Got Inside Access To Deion Sanders and JSU Football
We start out this episode with a goodbye from Barstools CRO, Deirdre Lester. Erika and Deirdre talk about their come up with Barstool together, what’s changed, and where the sales team stands now. We’re also joined by Deion Sanders and Dana Beers to talk Coach Prime Returns, Barstools documentary on the Jackson State Football Team. And as always, Erika hits on q&a: How can I ask my employer about working from home a few days a week rather than going into the office every day? Should you be friends with your boss? How do you have self awareness at your job? (00:00:48) Erika’s Boardroom (with Deirdre Lester) (00:24:19) Q&A (00:31:07) Dana Beers (00:52:40) Deion Sanders (1:26:46) Close Of Business
Mar 03, 2022
What's Going On With The Olympics? (ft. Erin Jackson interview)
Erika gives us some insight this week into a meeting with Dave, as they both navigate the Great Resignation happening at Barstool Sports. Are we panicking? What’s the next move? Plus, we round out Erika’s Boardroom with her obsession with Dua Lipa. This episode gets into Erika’s thoughts on the 2022 Beijing Olympics, and why it sucked this year. Barstool Chief joins us later to talk about how the lack of NHL participation completely drained his interest. PLUS WE HAVE A GOLD MEDALIST in the building. Erin Jackson became the first Black woman to win Gold for speed skating at the Winter Olympics- major Work Like A Girl energy. And of course we've got Q&A. Enjoy! (00:01:11) Erika's Boardroom (00:14:19) Why Did The Olympics Suck This Year? (00:23:41) Erin Jackson (00:51:12) Chief (1:09:10) Q&A
Feb 24, 2022
What's The Secret To Making Bank On Ads? (ft. Rico Bosco and PFT)
Erika dives right away into some major fuck ups at Barstool this week. She get to chat with Rico Bosco, who is back at the office after a suspension for throwing a High Noon can at an employee. Rico fills us in on his time away from HQ and what he's learned. Erika talks about the ads in the Big Game this weekend, and PFT (host of Pardon My Take) joins us to talk about how he makes his ads so successful, and what partnering with Pardon My Take looks like. We also have Larry Miller (chairman of the Jordan brand) to talk about working closely with Michael Jordan on building a 200M sneaker company to a 4B apparel juggernaut. Of course Erika answers your questions and gives her instant feedback on trending headlines. (00:00:14) Rico Bosco (00:05:27) Erika's Boardroom (00:15:29) Brands (00:29:33) PFT (00:46:14) Q&A (00:50:42) Larry Miller (1:17:56) Green Light
Feb 17, 2022
How Did Girl Scouts Create An $800 Million Dollar Business?
This week we’re talking all about the business of the Girl Scouts. Everyone is obsessed with the cookies but the actual Girl Scouts seem irrelevant. How are they modernizing their business in 2022? Do they even need to modernize at all? Erika speculates on what she would do with the $800 million dollar cookie business and we get some great fan ideas as well. We are joined by a current Girl Scout, Bridget, who tells us about her own troop experience. We also chat about the “Great Resignation” happening at Barstool Sports, Barstool at the Super Bowl, and of course Q&A with Erika (00:03:08) Erika's Boardroom (00:08:52) Girl Scouts (00:20:44) Q&A (00:29:00) Bridget McCarthy (00:38:58) Brynn/Green Light
Feb 10, 2022
Rich Kleiman on Hustling, Networking, and Launching His Own Business
Rich Kleiman told us he's embarrassed that he dropped out of college - but his intuition has always led him to major wins in the business world. As Kevin Durant's business partner and the co-founder of Thirty Five Ventures, Kleiman has found huge success in the sports & media space as well as capital investment. He tells Erika how he hustled through the industry to launch his own business. Erika also talks about resignations around Barstool, as well as the "Great Resignation" trend. She sounds off on the Joe Rogan news over at Spotify, gives advice on how to turn a hobby into a business and shares one billionaire's inspirational story for Working Like a Girl. And, as always, Erika answers your questions. (00:02:37) The Great Resignation (00:20:28) Joe Rogan and Spotify (00:28:06) Q&A (00:33:24) Rich Kleiman (01:00:45) Adulting (01:04:38) Work Like A Girl
Feb 03, 2022
How To Turn Around A Losing Team | Erika's 200th Episode Special
On this special episode, Erika speaks with hockey coach and leadership consultant John Bacon about what it takes to turn around a losing team. Bacon chronicled his success with coaching "the worst hockey team in America" in his new book, "Let Them Lead." Erika also introduces a revamped "headlines" segment, now called "Erika's Boardroom." In Q&A, she's joined by two of the Token CEO team members who get the show off of the ground each week and then Erika features one student who turned misogynistic comments into a scholarship fund for "Work Like a Girl." (00:03:21) Erika's Boardroom (00:12:32) Q&A (00:30:29) John Bacon (00:52:01) Adulting (00:53:34) Work Like A Girl
Jan 27, 2022
Defending The Gold At The 2022 Olympics (ft. Amanda Kessel, Brianna Decker & Megan Keller interview)
Just ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics, Erika speaks with three women from the U.S. hockey team heading to Beijing. They talk about the new pressure as returning champions, what life is like in the Olympic village, and why a team prankster is so important. In our "Work Like a Girl" segment, we hear from one listener who started her own business making gag gifts that turned out to have medical applications. Erika also runs through the week's headlines, answers your questions, and offers adulting advice on how to invest in the stock market. And for an added bonus this week, you'll get a behind-the-scenes look at one of our production meetings where things got a bit tense. We share it with you because we want to hear what you think, because feedback is a gift. You won't want to miss it. (00:01:25) Headlines (00:14:24) Q&A (00:24:32) U.S. Women's Hockey (00:51:11) Adulting (00:52:40) Work Like a Girl (00:54:59) Production Meeting
Jan 20, 2022
Olympic Skier Lindsey Vonn Says Looks Still Define Female Athletes
Erika chats with Lindsey Vonn, the most decorated female skier of all time, about her new book "RISE: My Story." Vonn opens up about her struggles with depression, the double standard that persists when it comes to objectifying female athletes, and how she's now attacking the slopes in her retirement. For our "Adulting" segment, we hear from a financial expert about why it's important to save for your retirement at any age. Our "Work Like a Girl" featured listened is one teacher who combined her love for working out and helping children to create a business that is changing the lives of special needs kids. And, as always, Erika answers your questions. (00:01:50) Q&A (00:07:02) Lindsey Vonn (00:25:41) Adulting (00:36:50) Work Like a Girl
Jan 13, 2022
Maria Menounos Shares Life Lessons for 2022
Maria Menounos wears a lot of hats. She's a TV personality. She has a podcast and web series called "Better Together." She's a cancer survivor and a caregiver. And she's a friend of Erika's. She joins Erika to talk about what life lessons she picked up in a particularly difficult 2021 and what she's bringing with her into 2022. Erika also brings you inside her company-wide meeting and shares her goals for 2022. Then, she and Barstool Chief Revenue Officer Deirdre Lester host a panel for "Work Like a Girl." And, as usual, Erika answers your questions and gives you tips for adulting. (00:01:47) Barstool Sports 2022 Goals (00:07:57) Barstool 2021 Company Meeting (00:22:51) Q&A (00:28:46) Maria Menounos (01:05:58) Adulting (01:08:03) Work Like A Girl
Jan 06, 2022
Token CEO's Best Moments of 2021
Erika reflects on some of her favorite conversations from the past year. We revisit Billy Football's path from intern to the Rough N Rowdy ring with Jose Canseco. We learn from jeweler Marla Aarons how to pivot your career. We hear how prison & the internet changed Wallo's life. We chat with former J.Crew chief and LoveSeen founder Jenna Lyons about how fashion & beauty can be an armor. And we go hang with the Spittin Chiclets guys and find out how the brand has grown into a powerhouse beyond hockey. (00:01:14) Billy Football (00:07:33) Marla Aaron (00:14:59) Wallo & Gillie (00:24:30) Jenna Lyons (00:36:35) Spittin' Chiclets
Dec 30, 2021
Barstool Employees Get To Interview Erika
It's the end of the year, and we're cleaning out the fridge- Barstool HQ-style. Erika wraps up the year-end with Gaz and they reflect on what they've accomplished as a company and where they've fallen short. Erika also lets Gaz, Tiko Texas and Jersey Jerry ask her any question they want. The bonus? We find out Gaz's favorite Christmas present ever, watch Tiko & Erika make a pact, and learn from Jerry the perfect way to take a foot pic. (00:01:34) Gaz (00:26:58) Jersey Jerry (00:36:44) Tiko Texas (00:46:36) Outro
Dec 23, 2021
Barstool's Newest Celebrity News Reporter (ft. Jordyn Woodruff interview)
Jordyn Woodruff aka 'Jordyn Wood Know' came to Barstool to fill a void in our content and talk about entertainment news, celebrity gossip, and influencer drama. Erika talks to Jordyn about her path from the Midwest to New York and to Barstool HQ. Erika also runs through headlines, answers your questions, gives tips on holiday party etiquette, and introduces a new segment called, "Work Like a Girl." (00:02:02) Headlines (00:16:18) - Q&A (00:22:50) - Jordyn Woodruff (00:45:13) - Adulting (00:48:14) - Work Like a Girl
Dec 16, 2021
It's About Respect: Jersey Jerry & Jeff Nadu Headline Rough N' Rowdy
The rivalry between Jersey Jerry & Jeff Nadu started over a reversed call and betting decorum. Now, they're heading to the boxing ring to duke it out. Erika interviews the headliners as well as the women fighters, Kacey "Hot Wheelz" Wheeler & Karisa "Cherry Bomb" Lambert. She also talks about the business of Rough N' Rowdy, runs through headlines, answers your questions and gives adulting tips on setting boundaries. (00:01:49) Headlines (00:16:58) Q&A (00:23:58) Rough 'N Rowdy 01:01:38 - Adulting
Dec 09, 2021
The Business of Barstool's Cyber Monday Telethon
Erika sits down with Alex Rosenthal, Barstool's SVP of Commerce to talk about the merchandising business and how important Black Friday & Cyber Monday are to the company. We also have a behind the scenes look at what it takes to pull of our annual Cyber Monday Telethon. Erika runs through headlines and answers your questions with special guests and gives adulting tips on her favorite go-to holiday gifts. (00:00:00) Intro (00:01:57) Headlines (feat. Eddie) (00:17:45) Q&A (feat. Tiko & Patric Texas) (00:25:04) Cyber Monday (00:32:33) Alex Rosenthal (00:51:20) Adulting
Dec 02, 2021
How Barstool Celebrates Thanksgiving
Elementary school arts & crafts take over Barstool HQ for Thanksgiving week and the results are less than impressive. In this special holiday edition, Erika answers rapid fire questions about turkey and side dishes, offers advice on how to deal with annoying family members and shares what she's thankful for. (00:02:30) Headlines (00:08:09) Barstool Employees Make Hand Turkeys (00:12:14) Q&A (Feat. Mackenzie) (00:27:40) What is Erika Thankful For? (00:33:40) Adulting
Nov 25, 2021
Style Icon Jenna Lyons Shares Life Advice and Fashion Tips
Erika sits down with Jenna Lyons, the founder of eyelash company LoveSeen and former Chief Creative Officer of J.Crew. They talk about how Jenna was uninspired when she left J.Crew after 20+ years and where she finds inspiration now. She also offers tips on how to elevate your home’s looks affordably in Adulting. Erika also runs through headlines and answers your questions of the week! (00:02:29) Headlines (00:14:19) Q&A (00:21:19) Jenna Lyons (00:57:30) Adulting
Nov 18, 2021
Barstool CEO Responds to Business Insider Hit Piece
Erika Nardini shares her thoughts on the article that Business Insider ran last week about Dave Portnoy. She also interviews Carly Reilly, a woman who pushed Business Insider to issue multiple corrections on a piece that she was named in. Erika runs through headlines and offers adulting advice on how to crush your end-of-year reviews. (00:00:00) Intro (00:00:52) Business Insider (00:06:58) Headlines (00:11:14) Carly Reilly (00:27:26) Adulting
Nov 11, 2021
Inside Barstool's College Football Show
Last week, thousands of fans showed up to a live taping of Barstool's College Football Show in East Lansing, Michigan. Erika gets a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into one of those events by interviewing producer David Blattman. We also hear why Blattman thinks of the show as a "spoof" and we learn that Dave Portnoy's social media was "hacked." Erika also hosts a Q&A luncheon, runs through headlines, and gives interview tips in Adulting. (00:03:09) Headlines (00:22:01)Q&A (Zoom Lunch) (00:36:28) Inside the College Football Show (00:53:51) Adulting
Nov 04, 2021
Boxing Champ Christy Martin Survives To Tell Her Story
Legendary boxer Christy Martin trained hard and put on a show to become the first female superstar in the boxing ring. But at home, her trainer-turned-husband was controlling and abusive, and in 2010 brutally attacked her and left her to die. Christy survived and shares her story of perseverance and determination with Erika. We also run through headlines of the week, answer your questions, and offer tips on how to tackle credit card debt. (00:05:00) Headlines (00:18:36) Q&A (00:28:57) Christy Martin (00:49:16) Adulting
Oct 28, 2021
How To Make Anxiety Your Superpower
40 million of us suffer from some form of anxiety. Whether you have a big meeting or just the Sunday Scaries, the unwanted stress can complicate our lives. But neuroscientist Dr. Wendy Suzuki tells Erika that anxiety is actually good for you... and can make you a stronger, more productive person. Erika also runs through headlines, answers your questions about thank you emails, and talks to an expert about how each of us can be more inclusive to our coworkers. (00:03:25) Headlines (00:05:56) Q&A (00:12:51) Dr. Wendy Suzuki (00:29:13) Adulting
Oct 21, 2021
How Bobbi Brown's Authenticity Led to Success
On this episode, Erika sits down with legendary makeup artist and entrepreneur Bobbi Brown about her new company, Jones Road Beauty. Brown shares her secrets to being a successful entrepreneur, how it feels to leave her name behind at another company, and what President Obama calls her. Erika also runs through headlines and answers your questions with special guest Tiko Texas. She wraps the show with a BREAKING NEWS interview with White Sox Dave about his viral confrontation with actor John Cusack. Sports Research: Go to, add your favorite  products to your basket, and use code ERIKA at checkout for 25% off.  JustWorks: Find out how JustWorks can help your business by going to High Noon: Head over to your local liquor store and get some today. (00:03:20) - Headlines (00:12:48) - Q&A (00:21:16) - Bobbi Brown (00:45:00) - Adulting (00:48:30) - Inside Barstool Check out Barstool Sports for more: Follow Barstool Sports here: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Merch:
Oct 14, 2021
How To Change Your Career At Any Age
After decades of working in media and marketing, Marla Aaron wanted to make a jump into a brand new industry: jewelry. Erika speaks with Marla about what it took to make the leap and the challenges she faced in making the new business successful. In adulting, Erika speaks with an expert on how to properly re-brand yourself when making a career change. She also runs through the headlines and answers your questions. (00:02:32) Headlines (00:14:01) Q&A (00:19:27) Marla Aaron (00:38:59) Adulting
Oct 07, 2021
Why Are We Erasing Women Athletes? (feat. Dr. Nicole LaVoi)
From salaries to media coverage, there's a divide between how the sports industry is approached based on whether the athletes are men or women. Today, Erika speaks with Dr. Nicole LaVoi, a sports sociologist whose research focuses on gender in the sports industry, about some of the root causes. Erika also runs through headlines of the week, answers your questions, and offers tips on how to manage a bad manager. (00:01:48) - Headlines (00:09:01) - Q&A (00:15:00) - Business of Women's Sports (00:36:43) - Adulting
Sep 30, 2021
How We Sell Barstool & Keep the Lights On
Erika takes you behind the scenes of Barstool's Upfront, the biggest event of the year for advertisers to buy into our unmatched content. She'll chat with Chief Revenue Officer Deirdre Lester about huge new announcements and what money they hope to bring in to the company. Erika will also answer your questions, talk headlines (including the Wall Street Journal's bombshell reporting on Facebook) and explain how to deal with burnout. Headlines (00:01:23) Q&A (00:12:08) Barstool Upfront (00:21:02) Adulting (00:31:25)
Sep 23, 2021
How Prison Saved Wallo's Life and Inspired The Million Dollaz Brand (feat. Wallo & Gillie)
On Today’s Token CEO, Erika chats with Wallo and Gillie, the hosts of Million Dollaz Worth of Game. They talk about how Wallo stayed resilient while in prison and how he never takes technology for granted. Erika also runs through this week's headlines (the Met Gala, the NFL Sunday Ticket Deal, Sports Betting & Taco Bell) and she'll answer your career questions and give advice on how to pick a college major. Headlines (00:01:32) Q&A (00:10:30) Paul Rabil Retirement (00:18:16) Wallo and Gille (00:21:15) Adulting (00:46:10)
Sep 16, 2021
The 20th Anniversary of September 11th (feat. Brendan Stackpole)
Today's special Token CEO episode we remember the events of September 11th on the 20th anniversary. Erika is joined by FDNY Brendan Stackpole, who's father, Timothy Stackpole, also a FDNY member, lost his life helping during the events of September 11th. Timothy Stackpole Foundation:
Sep 11, 2021
The More Uncomfortable You Make Yourself, The Better You Are (feat. Kate, Alex & Kim and Danielle Collins)
Today Erika is joined by Kate to help her co-host the episode. They start off by remembering 9/11 and discussing this week's headlines and giving out career advice. Next up, Erika sits down Alex and Kim, the new mother daughter duo at Barstool Sports and Danielle Collins, a professional tennis player competing in the US Open. Lastly, Erika and Kate wrap up with advice on how to turn an informational interview into a job offer. (00:11:54) - Headlines (00:23:44) - Q&A (00:33:52) - Alex & Kim (1:10:19) - Danielle Collins (1:29:05) - Adulting
Sep 09, 2021
Bring the Juice (feat. RJ Kaminski)
For today’s episode, Erika is joined by her intern for the day, RJ Kaminsky. RJ is a host and senior manager of brand for the Premiere Lacrosse League. Erika and RJ talk this week’s headlines and answer your career questions. Next up, we take a look inside a Barstool Sports management training and wrap up with advice on how to present in a company meeting. Headlines (00:08:13) Q&A (00:19:52) Management Training (00:34:21) Adulting (1:07:25)
Sep 02, 2021
Brazen & Inappropriate (feat. Julia Haart & Lora DiCarlo)
Erika begins by sharing a fact that will probably leave your jaw on the floor. She then kicks off the episode with headlines and a Q&A before getting into two interviews. The first is Lora DiCarlo, who discusses how women can feel more empowered by understanding who they are and what makes them feel good. Lora has created the next generation of pleasure aids that mimic the touch and feel of a human being. Next is Julia Haart, who you may know from Netflix's 'My Unorthodox Life'. Julia explains why she left her religious community, citing that she wanted to be an example for her daughters that they could have their own freedom.  She dives into what her life was like while she was in the community and explained why everyday when a man wakes up, they pray and say “Thank God I’m not a woman”. (00:02:04) - Headlines (00:12:09) - Q&A (00:23:39) - Erika Rant (00:27:54) - Lora DiCarlo Interview (00:54:33) - Julia Haart Interview (01:18:47) - Adulting
Aug 26, 2021
Bloom Where You're Planted (feat. Chaps)
Erika kicks off the episode covering this week's headlines, including #BamaRush and what working from home may mean for wages. She then answers listener-submitted questions regarding mental health in the workplace. Chaps joins the show to discuss why saying "I love you no matter what" is actually a bad thing, what it means to bloom where you're planted, and more. Erika rounds out the episode with adulting. (00:01:36) - Headlines (00:13:30) - Mental Health Q&A (00:22:49) - Chaps Interview (00:39:52) - Adulting
Aug 19, 2021
I Don't Have Bad Days (feat. Deion Sanders)
Erika begins the episode with a rundown of what’s ahead this fall in Barstool’s world with the upcoming football season. Then, Erika transitions into responding to listener submitted voicemails before getting into the weekly ‘Adulting’ segment. To wrap up, Deion Sanders, accompanied by his son, Shilo, joins the pod. Together they discuss the upcoming release of Coach Prime, what Deion thinks pressure really is, and why he doesn’t have bad days. (00:01:37) - Fall Happenings at Barstool Sports (00:07:46) - Voicemail #1 - How Early Is Too Early To Quit A Job? (00:09:31) - Voicemail #2 - How To Deliver Upward Evaluations? (00:11:15) - Voicemail #3 - What To Do If You Don't Want To Be A Reference? (00:13:20) - Voicemail #4 - Dealing With A Stagnant Boss (00:17:49) - Adulting (00:22:12) - Deion & Shilo Interview
Aug 12, 2021
See How Tomorrow Goes (feat. Dr. Shari Marchbein)
Today Erika is joined by her dermatologist of 10 years, Dr. Shari Marchbein. Together they discuss Marchbein's path from a medical school to opening her own practice and all the hardships in between. Marchbein explains why you should never order skin products from Amazon, and debunks the myth that drinking water is tied to having great skin. Marchbein also shares advice from her parents that kept her going even when she wanted to quit. (00:04:16) - Interview begins (00:43:10) - Adulting
Aug 05, 2021
The Team, The Team, The Team
On today's Token CEO, Erika kicks off the episode with the weekend's best headlines. Then, she's joined by Karim who is 'one of Dave's guys'. The pair discuss what it's like working for Dave, how Barstool Athletes came to be, and why Erika says his job is a short cut in life. Finally, Erika wraps up with voicemails submitted from fans. (00:02:05) - Headlines (00:11:47) - Karim/Barstool Athletes Interview (00:35:24) - Voicemails - Work Questions
Aug 03, 2021
The Way Out Is Through (Feat. Karsen Woods)
In today's episode of Token CEO, Erika reviews news headlines before getting into Barstool's manager training. She's then joined by Karsen Woods, a pioneer in the NFT space. The two discuss what industries they see being impacted next by blockchain, as well as crypto culture. To wrap up, Erika speaks on when you should (or shouldn't) tell your manager you're looking for a new position. (00:01:13) - Headlines - Barstool Bowl Game, Olympics Streaming, Snapchat, Robinhood IPO, Boomers vs Zoomers back in the office (00:14:21) - Barstool's Manager Training (00:27:32) - Karsen Woods Interview (00:49:16) - Adulting - When Do You Tell Your Boss You're Looking For A New Job?
Jul 29, 2021
ESPN Was Never My Dream (Feat. Kelly In Vegas)
On today's Token CEO, Erika gives her advice on listener submitted voicemails. Then, she gives a rundown on what is coming for Barstool in the near future before wrapping up with Barstool's newest gambling personality, Kelly In Vegas. Kelly tells us all about who she was in high school, how she made her way to Vegas and what she did with her excessive earnings as a cocktail waitress. She then gives us the low down on what happened with ESPN and her opinions on the matter. (00:01:30) - Voicemails - Mental Health (00:06:24) - Voicemails - Professional Lows (00:11:10) - Voicemails - Treating Everyone The Same (00:13:34) - Voicemails - Dealing with Rejection (00:18:05) - Rundown on the Latest at Barstool (00:24:00) - Kelly In Vegas Interview
Jul 27, 2021
We're Here To Compete (Feat. Danielle Kang)
It's almost time for the Olympic Games to begin. Erika highlights some headlines leading into the Games and discusses why being the host of the Olympics isn't all that it's cracked up to be. She's then joined by Danielle Kang, a Team USA golfer, to talk about why she's not upset about the no fans rule and how she became good at golf...on accident. (00:01:07) - Headlines (00:07:43) - Business of Hosting the Games (00:14:15) - Women to Watch (00:18:15) - Danielle Kang Interview (00:33:49) - Adulting - Dress Code
Jul 22, 2021
5 Years at Barstool Sports
In today's episode, Erika celebrates her 5 year anniversary at Barstool Sports. She breaks down how she landed the job, the early days of Barstool Sports, and lessons she's learned along the way as CEO. Erika then answers questions from listeners and a surprise video from Barstool employees closes out the episode. (00:01:47) - How Erika Got To Barstool Sports (00:06:43) - Lessons on Getting To Barstool Sports (00:09:00) - The Early Days (00:21:26) - Lessons Learned From Being CEO (00:26:18) - Answering Questions From Fans (00:30:38) - Surprise Barstool Employees Video
Jul 20, 2021
Life Is About The Story (Feat. Rico Bosco)
Erika is joined by Barstool's own gambling personality, Rico Bosco. He explains why he doesn't apologize for landing a job at Barstool and breaks down his Rico-isms. He also clears up why he decided to start showing his face in content, as well as what his biggest regret has been thus far. Finally, Rico asks Erika a few questions. (00:01:31) - Headlines (00:11:57) - Rico Bosco Interview (00:51:32) - Adulting - The Great Resignation
Jul 15, 2021
Sin Is A Great Strategy (feat. Haneen Davies & Melissa Greenberg of Houseplant)
On today's Token CEO, Erika talks with two executives at Houseplant, Seth Rogan & Evan Goldberg's cannabis company. Haneen and Melissa discuss why they don't want to be the biggest brand on the market, as well as how they plan to help the War on Drugs. Erika also breaks down why Barstool and other companies have limitations when working within sin industries.
Jul 13, 2021
Purgatory of the Mundane (feat. Lisa Bilyeu)
On today's Token CEO Erika kicks off the episode discussing this week's headlines. She then talks to Lisa Bilyeu, Co-Founder of Impact Theory and Quest Nutrition, who shares her story of transforming from housewife to an entrepreneur, as well as her techniques on breaking the mold others created for her. Erika wraps up with sharing tips on how to ask for a vacation at work. (00:01:11) - Erika's Trip to DC (00:05:23) - Headlines (00:17:13) - Lisa Bilyeu Interview (00:46:14) - How To Ask For A Raise At Work
Jul 01, 2021
Have Your Cake And Eat It Too (feat. Will Compton and Paul Rabil)
On Today's episode of Token CEO, Erika talks with breakout podcaster and NFL player, Will Compton, as well as Paul Rabil, Co-Founder of the Premier Lacrosse League. Compton explains why he chose to start a podcast on top of his already full schedule, and Rabil explains what it takes to create a breakout sports league, as well as challenges he faces being both a player and executive in the league. (00:02:03) - Will Compton Interview (00:32:48) - Takeaways From Will Compton (00:35:32) - Paul Rabil Interview (00:55:37) - How To Break Through In Sports and Entertainment
Jun 29, 2021
We're Perfectly Imperfect (feat. Jerrod Blandino, Barstool Pat and Kyle)
Today is the Pride episode of Token CEO. We talk with Barstool's own Pat and Kyle about being out at Barstool, what wearing a backwards hat means to them, and what tribes other Barstool employees would be a part of. Next, Erika is joined by Too Faced Cosmetics Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Jerrod Blandino, to talk about building a global brand and being authentic to yourself.
Jun 24, 2021
Out With The Old, In With The New (feat. Joanna Griffiths)
On today's Token CEO, Erika breaks down the Victoria's Secret rebrand along with what Spotify's latest move was. She's joined by Knix Founder and CEO, Joanna Griffiths, to talk about why she wanted to create an inclusive brand and not letting your gender impact your work.
Jun 22, 2021
Where Do Girls Pee?
Today's episode is dedicated to Father's Day. We start the show with the dad of TikTok, Marc D'Amelio. Him & Erika talk about how to raise level headed daughters despite fame and keeping his family close. Next we've got 3 of Barstool's girl dads - Brandon Walker, Large, & Steven Cheah - on to talk all the joys of parenthood, including beating up teenage bullies at the school dance & figuring out how girls pee. Speaking of living with your parents, Glenny Balls stops by to give a quick lesson in adulting.
Jun 17, 2021
Failing Your Way To Success (feat. Rebecca Minkoff)
We've got a loaded new episode of Token CEO today. Erika breaks down the biggest headlines from last week including the new Spotify X Call Her Daddy deal and what it means for Barstool. Plus, before closing out with an interview about failing your way to success with Rebecca Minkoff, Erika re-introduces voicemails back to the pod and answers some of the best listener submitted questions.
Jun 15, 2021
Just Do It Yourself (feat. The Wonton Don)
On today's Token CEO, Erika is joined by Barstool's 'foreign correspondent,' The Wonton Don. The two talk what he was doing before Barstool and how he got here, his time in China, why he became a fan of Barstool while abroad, and how the best things happen outside of your comfort zone.
Jun 10, 2021
The New Kids On The Block
On today's Token CEO, Erika is joined by Barstool's freshest faces - the summer interns of 2021. They talk why the viceroy program is the best way to find new talent, what direction they hope to take the brands they'll be working on, and how to find a drink in NYC on an intern's salary. They wrap up with a Q&A with Erika and she gives some advice on how to make the most out of your time as a Barstool intern.
Jun 08, 2021
Speak While You Can (feat. Bari Weiss)
For today’s episode, Erika is joined by former op-Ed editor for the New York Times, Bari Weiss. The two talk why she stepped away from her position with the Times and how her new work serves the “purple people” of the world. They cover the importance of using your voice, not caring about what other people think of you, and the future of journalism & media as a whole.
Jun 03, 2021
No Degree, No Problem (feat. Brianna, Fran, and Marina)
On Today's Episode of Token CEO Erika is joined by Brianna, Fran and Marina. The four talk about upcoming plans for the summer & why they felt college wasn't for them & their journeys to Barstool Sports. They then discuss cancellations in the media and what should have been done differently.
Jun 01, 2021
Not Just A Hockey Podcast (Feat. Spittin' Chiclets)
Today on Token CEO, Erika is joined by the Spittin’ Chiclets crew for some hockey talk. They get into the beginnings of the show, why they’ve become so successful, and what their hopes are for the future of both the podcast and game
May 27, 2021
The Class Clown (Feat. Rone of Barstool Sports)
On today’s episode of Token CEO, Erika sits down with Barstool blogger Rone. Rone talks about his newest video series, offers advice on how to stay creative, and hits some business topics with Erika.
May 25, 2021
The Figure It Out Department (Feat. Wajeeha Ahmed)
On today's episode of Token CEO, Erika sits down with Wajeeha Ahmed, Chief Financial Officer of Barstool Sports. Wajeeha shares exactly what she does as CFO, how Barstool compares to other companies she has worked at in the past, and what she sees for Barstool's future.
May 20, 2021
Let Them Play (Feat. Riggs of Barstool Sports)
On today's episode of Token CEO, Erika breaks down the upcoming Let Them Play Golf Tournament hosted by Barstool Sports. She chats with a few collegiate athletes who will be participating in the tourney as well as Riggs, who managed to plan a massive sporting event in just a matter of days.
May 18, 2021
Don’t Let Yourself Be Limited (Feat. Shelly Bell)
On today's episode of Token CEO, Erika is joined by Shelly Bell, founder and CEO of Black Girl Ventures. Shelly shares how she used her own hardships to create a venture fund, lessons she's learned from her many odd jobs, and why we should all invest in businesses owned by black and brown women.
May 13, 2021
Passion and Profits (Feat. Rear Admiral & Ezra Levine)
On today’s episode of Token CEO, Erika kicks things off with some advice for new managers. Barstool’s own Rear Admiral then joins the show with a promising business proposal that won’t disappoint. Lastly, Erika chats with Collectable CEO Ezra Levine about trends revolving around sports memorabilia, NFTs, and more. Management: (02:35) Rear Admiral: (12:08) Ezra Levine: (24:10)
May 11, 2021
Go With The Flow (Feat. Kate of Barstool Sports)
On today's episode of Token CEO, Erika sits down with Barstool blogger and new mom Kate.  Kate shares what she's been up to on maternity leave (besides taking care of a human) and what she's learned about being a mom. In true Kate fashion, she spares no detail and is both hilarious and brutal in her honest journey of motherhood.
May 06, 2021
The Now and The Next
On today's episode of Token CEO, Erika sits down with 3 graduating seniors who also happen to be members of the Barstool viceroy program. They share what it's been like to finish college in a pandemic and how they are navigating the next chapter of their lives.
May 04, 2021
Moving The Needle (Feat. Emily Lazar)
On today's episode of Token CEO, Erika is joined by Grammy-winning mastering engineer Emily Lazar. Emily shares how she got her start in the music industry, the complexities of her job, and why more women need to be in the studio.
Apr 29, 2021
Always On Standby (Feat. Brianna Decker, Alex Cavallini, and Haley Skarupa)
On today's episode of Token CEO, Erika sits with three Olympic Gold Medalists, Brianna Decker, Alex Cavallini, and Haley Skarupa, to talk about the recent cancellation of the 2021 IIHF Women's World Championship. Each woman shares her own perspective on what's going on in the hockey world and what they hope will happen in the future.
Apr 27, 2021
Take An Authentic Risk (Feat. Aryeh Bourkoff)
On today’s episode of Token CEO, Erika is joined by Aryeh Bourkoff, Chairman and CEO of LionTree and Kindred Media. The two discuss how the pandemic has changed the landscape of media, business, finance, and technology…and what that means for the future.
Apr 22, 2021
This Too Shall Pass (Feat. Kelly Martin of Barstool Sports)
Today Erika is joined by Kelly Martin, SVP and Head of Talent Relations and Communications at Barstool Sports. Kelly shares how she built a department from scratch, what it's like to work with the many personalities here at HQ, and her process of getting the biggest celebs on our shows.
Apr 20, 2021
Stay Hot, Rocket (Feat. Jared Carrabis)
Trigger Warning: This episode focuses largely on mental health and suicidal thoughts. If you or someone you know needs help, call 1-800-273-8255. On today’s Token CEO, Erika is joined by surprise guest, Jared Carrabis. The two clear up some behind the scenes Barstool beef and talk Jared’s work ethic, mental health, staying connected at Barstool, having Dave as a boss, and much more.
Apr 15, 2021
Everyone Is In The Mud (Feat. Trysta Krick)
Today Erika is co-hosted by Barstool’s own Trysta Krick to break down ways the internet criticizes and talks about women. They cover names like Rachel Hollis, Kim Mulkey, Adia Barnes, and others who have been in the “mud” lately and how each one has dealt with criticism.
Apr 13, 2021
It's Performance Art (Feat. Sasha Banks & Triple H)
On Today’s Token CEO, Erika talks with two WWE superstars and legends, Triple H and Sasha Banks. Triple H talks the details and behind the scenes action of putting on an electric WrestleMania and Sasha explains the significance of her place in the WWE and not letting anything or anyone get in the way of her dreams! Episode Breakdown: Sasha Banks: (03:22) Tripel H: (29:54) One Good Thing: (56:27)
Apr 08, 2021
Comfortable With No Control (Feat. Kirk Minihane)
Today’s episode dives into the fascination of true crime featuring Barstool’s own and host of our new true crime podcast, The Case, Kirk Minihane. Kirk and Erika catch up and talk all the details that go into researching a true crime story, what’s next for Kirk, and some behind the scenes Barstool talk...
Apr 06, 2021
Shaking Hands And Kissing Babies (Feat. Riggs and Live Event Lisa)
On today's episode of Token CEO, Erika is joined by Riggs and Live Event Lisa to talk about creating the Barstool Classic and what it takes to put on not only one live event but a sold out the midst of a pandemic! Episode Breakdown: Riggs & Lisa: (08:31) One Good Thing (31:42)
Apr 01, 2021
Take It To The Bank (Feat. Kim Mulkey, Brenda Frese, and Sedona Prince)
On today’s Token CEO, Erika had the chance to talk with some of the biggest names in the game, including Kim Mulkey, the legendary head coach of the Baylor Bears and only person (man or woman) to win a title as a player, assistant coach AND head coach! Brenda Frese, long-time favorite and head coach of the dominant Maryland Terrapins, and last but not least, everyone’s favorite TikToker and face of the sport, Sedona Prince of the Oregon Ducks to talk WTF it’s been like in this bubble... Episode Breakdown: Coach Kim Mulkey: (03:54) Coach Brenda Frese (30:35) Sedona Prince: (44:52)
Mar 30, 2021
You Can’t Prescribe Passion (Feat. Norma Kamali)
On today’s Token CEO, Erika is joined by fashion icon and generational designer, Norma Kamali. The two talk making the most of every chapter of your life, taking chances, and not letting your age define you. On the same note, we bring on Barstool personality, Kayce Smith, Twisted History’s Anne McCarthy, and the girls of the Token Team, Jourdyn, Frankie, and Rachel to talk about different stages of life and career and the most important things they’ve learned along the way! Episode Breakdown: Erika on the Teen Vogue controversy: (03:40) Erika and the ladies of Barstool: (12:30) Erika and Norma Kamali: (53:30) One Good Thing: (01:21:11)
Mar 25, 2021
The Era We're Living In
Erika flies solo on today's episode and dives into a variety of topics. She kicks things off with her opinion on the NCAA drama last week followed by a breakdown of what Google is actually doing by parting ways with third party cookies. Lastly, she gives an inside look on what goes down in the boardroom, from being a board member with the WWE, to presenting a deck for the Barstool board meeting.  Breakdown: NCAA Drama: (03:00) Google & Cookies: (16:04) Inside The Boardroom: (24:07)
Mar 23, 2021
No Bullsh*t (Feat. Sarah Thomas)
Today Erika touches on the new NIL (Name, Image, and Likeness) Bill for NCAA athletes and how student-athletes are a huge future for influencer marketing. Then we’re joined by the first female to be hired as a full-time NFL official, Sarah Thomas. Erika and Sarah talk becoming an NFL ref, how she stays at the top of her game regardless of gender, pre-game routines, and more! Episode Breakdown: NIL Bill: (0:05:35) Sarah Thomas Interview: (0:16:49) One Fucking Good Thing: (0:34:34)
Mar 18, 2021
A Lesson on TV Rights (Feat. Alan Gold)
Class is in session on today's episode of Token CEO. Erika gives an in-depth look at TV rights, the future of cable, and sports media. She's then joined by Alan Gold, partner at Evolution Media, who has negotiated over $70 billion dollars worth of deals in the industry! Breakdown: Erika on TV Rights: (01:57:01) Alan Gold: (16:04:00)
Mar 16, 2021
Unf*ck Your Brain (Feat. Kara Loewentheil)
On today's episode, Erika tackles a variety of topics including Burger King, HuffPost, and content distribution in its relation to Barstool. She is then joined by Kara Loewentheil, life coach and host of the Unfuck Your Brain podcast. Kara shares her advice on how to silence the little voice in your head and become your best advocate instead of your worst critic! To learn more about Kara's work, check her out below. Breakdown: HuffPost: 3:04 Burger King: 4:54 Distribution: 12:22 Kara Loewentheil: 21:38
Mar 11, 2021
Make Yourself Irreplaceable (Feat. Katie Sowers)
On today's episode of Token CEO, Erika tackles the concept of attrition and how to handle it on both a management and employee level. Later on she's joined by football coach Katie Sowers to talk about her time with the 49ers, building a flag football program, and the lessons she's learned while teaching others! Breakdown: Workplace Attrition: 2:00 Katie Sowers: 18:30 #BetOnGirls: 46:30
Mar 09, 2021
High Risk High Reward (Feat. Deirdre Lester, CRO of Barstool Sports)
On today's episode of Token CEO, Erika sits down with Deirdre Lester, CRO of Barstool Sports! The two cover everything from starting Barstool's partnerships from the ground up to what it's like to have your boss drag your department on the internet. Before the interview, Erika shares her thoughts on Togethxr, Dave's new ETF, and Chernin's SPAC announcement. Episode Breakdown: Togethxr: 3:27 Dave & Buzz: 6:20 Chernin: 8:39 Deirdre Lester Interview: 12:36
Mar 04, 2021
The F*ck It Button
Erika is riding solo for today's episode and has a lot to talk about! She covers Facebook, NFTs, Robinhood and whatever is going on at Smith College. She later introduces a new segment and shows some love to a few employees.
Mar 01, 2021
Promising Young Women (Feat. Sydnie Wells and Alyssa Amoroso)
On today’s episode of Token CEO, Erika is joined by Barstool’s newest hires, Sydnie Wells and Alyssa Amoroso! The girls share how they felt when first joining the company and what their hopes are for the future. Later on, Token regular Kelly Keegs hops on to review Erika’s new favorite movie, “Promising Young Woman.”
Feb 25, 2021
Girls F*ck (Feat. Caroline Spiegel)
On today's episode of Token CEO, we're talking about sex. Erika is joined by Caroline Spiegel, the founder of the audio erotica website Quinn. Caroline talks about what it's like being a woman in the sex tech industry, how she came up with Quinn, and why it's so important for women to talk about sex...
Feb 22, 2021
Bet On Yourself (Feat. The DeCicco Brothers)
Erika kicks off today's episode with a rant on why you should always take the risk of betting on yourself. No one will take a chance on you if you don't take a chance on yourself first. Later on she's joined by the DeCicco Brothers, the founders of the popular beverage Super Coffee. The guys share how they created their product, what they've learned as young entrepreneurs, and mistakes they won't repeat...
Feb 18, 2021
Call Me Coach (Feat. Lori Locust)
On today's episode of Token CEO, Erika is joined by Lori Locust, the first female coach to win a Super Bowl. Lori shares her journey of carving her way into the NFL, why she takes no days off, and what it's like to balance her career all while being a mom. Erika also breaks down the hottest new app Clubhouse, detailing why it's so special and how it can be used to grow your own brand... Clubhouse: 3:55 Interview with Lori Locust: 21:30
Feb 15, 2021
The Power of Sports (Feat. Emma Coburn)
Erika sits down with down Olympic runner Emma Coburn to discuss what valuable lessons she's learned from her career including being consistent, making things manageable, and why teammates are your family...
Feb 11, 2021
Go Trip On Your Skates
Erika explores the issue of women leaving the workforce amidst the pandemic and the effect it will have on generations to come. Later on she does a deep dive into her most interesting DMs, shares an embarrassing work story, and gives an update on all things Barstool!
Feb 08, 2021
More Than A Meathead (Feat. Billy Football of Barstool Sports)
Erika kicks off today’s episode running through the week’s headlines. Next up, she’s joined by Pardon My Take’s long time intern and headliner of this week’s Rough n’ Rowdy, Billy Football. The two talk his game plan for fighting Jose Conseco, how he got his job as the PMT intern, his plans for what’s to come at Barstool, and more...
Feb 04, 2021
Hold The Line
Erika goes solo today to talk about what happened on Wall Street last week and how she feels about it. She then offers some advice via listener questions including tips on resigning, when to ask for a raise, and how to manage workplace boundaries...
Feb 01, 2021
The Accidental Company
Erika kicks off today's episode with an interview featuring Mike Kerns and Jesse Jacobs of The Chernin Group. The trio talk about the humble beginnings of the Barstool partnership and the risks they each made to build something amazing. Later in the show Erika introduces Braeley, a young collegiate athlete who is also her One Good Thing for a very good reason! Finally, Erika shares her thoughts on everything that's went down the past three days regarding the NWHL, Barstool, and her own role in Women's Hockey. To support small business, visit
Jan 28, 2021
Honey Badger
Erika kicks off the episode talking about the hockey drama that took place on Twitter this past weekend and how she feels about it. Later on she is joined by her new friend Sue, who happens to be the mother of YouTube phenomenon Mr. Beast. Sue shares what it's like to work with her son behind the scenes and why the most important thing you can do is listen!
Jan 25, 2021
Smile Through The Suck (Feat. Kelly Babstock and Rebecca Russo)
Erika sits down with NWHL players Kelly Babstock and Rebecca Russo to kick off the hockey season which starts this weekend. Later on runner Katie Asmuth calls in to explain the story behind her now famous tampon-bloody nose photo!
Jan 21, 2021
On To Cincinnati (Feat. Josh Isner)
On today's episode of Token CEO Erika is joined by Josh Isner, CRO of the tech company Axon. Josh shares advice on how he manages his team, what it means to be looking at the next play ahead, and why being right is never wrong...
Jan 18, 2021
Good Thing. Bad Thing. Who knows. (Feat. Maria Menounos)
On today’s episode of Token CEO, Erika is joined by Maria Menounos to talk about her daily show, finding calm in the chaos, and what to do when shit happens. Later on, loyal listener Ash calls in to explain the new Token Mentor Groups that are forming on LinkedIn...if only Erika knew her password so she could join one...
Jan 14, 2021
...And Kate's Having A Baby
On today’s Token CEO, we’re getting ranty. Erika breaks down the censorship in social media and its impact on Barstool in the past. Plus, she gives a behind the scenes look into Barstool’s 2020 business performance and what’s ahead for 2021!
Jan 10, 2021
Weed and Women
On today’s Token CEO, Erika runs through headlines and gives an update on the Barstool Fund. She then sits down with the ladies of the new Barstool podcast, “Because We Got High,” to talk about the stigma around smoking, mental health, best & worst things people have said to them on the internet, and more!
Jan 07, 2021
This Is The Stuff
Happy New Year! For the first episode of 2021, Erika talks all things the Barstool Fund. She sits down with small business owners who’ve gotten into the fund, Mimi, Brittanie, and Sherille. Then, Liz Gonzales joins to talk going through the emails and give a look into behind the scenes of the fund!
Jan 04, 2021
Queen of The Court
For the last episode of 2020, Erika recaps some of the best moments from the first year of the podcast! Head to to donate today and support small businesses.
Dec 28, 2020
We're Going To Figure It Out (Feat. Frankie and Mr. Borrelli)
Today Erika is joined by Barstool’s own Frankie Borrelli and his father. The three discuss the launch of the Barstool Fund and its impact on small businesses like Borrelli’s Restaurant! To learn more about the Barstool Fund or to donate, visit
Dec 21, 2020
Not My First Rodeo (Feat. Daniela of Barstool Sports)
After covering today’s headlines, Erika is joined by her assistant Daniela Catenacci. The two talk about how she got her job at Barstool, working for the Kardashians, the most bizarre things she’s had to do as Erika’s assistant, and the best and worst parts of the job!
Dec 17, 2020
It's Just A Performance Review
Today’s Token CEO is a solo Erika episode talking about the new NYC restaurant restrictions plus the future of streaming services after Disney’s big announcements. The episode ends with some End of Year Review talk and Erika answers listener questions on how to handle review season and give and receive feedback!
Dec 14, 2020
Put A Premium On Your Happiness ( Feat. Michelle Wie West)
On today’s Token CEO, Erika starts the episode by talking about the inequity in women’s sports and how we can help bridge the gender gap. She is then joined by LPGA Pro Golfer, Michelle Wie West, who talks all things the US Women’s Open, being a trailblazer for women’s golf, frustrations from lack of coverage for women’s sports, and making boys cry...
Dec 10, 2020
We Are Social Animals
Today Erika is joined by restaurant owners John Terzian, Craig Susser, and Tal Ronnen. They share their experiences of navigating the restaurant industry amidst the pandemic and how they've battled continuous lockdowns and ever-changing restrictions...
Dec 07, 2020
Those In Beige Houses
For today’s Token CEO, Erika is joined by the viral paint guy, Tony Piloseno. Tony talks about getting fired for making TikToks at work, his love for paint, and how being fired might be the best thing that could’ve happen to him. Then Erika talks with female kicker of a Texas high school football team, Martie McCoy, who recaps getting her team to regional finals, being one of the boys, and her future as an athlete!
Dec 03, 2020
We Don't Fit The Mold
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.
Nov 30, 2020
There’s A Lot To Be Thankful For, Always.
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!
Nov 26, 2020
This Episode Is Awkward (Feat. KB and Nick Turani of Barstool Sports)
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!
Nov 23, 2020
The Special Sauce (Feat. Gary Vaynerchuk and Web Smith)
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!
Nov 19, 2020
You Can't Fake Rock (Feat. Allison Hagendorf)
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:
Nov 16, 2020
Don't Hate The Player Hate The Game
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!
Nov 12, 2020
My Mom Loves The Comment Section (Feat. Riggs of Barstool Sports)
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!
Nov 09, 2020
Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dying (Feat. Patrick Schwarzenegger)
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"
Nov 05, 2020
I Have Not Lived A Boring Life (Feat. Stephanie McMahon)
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!
Nov 02, 2020
Thank God I Wasn’t In A Sorority
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!
Oct 29, 2020
Sleeping At Your Desk (Feat. Blake Robbins and Tom Mullens)
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!
Oct 26, 2020
Have Another Drink (Feat. Joshua Acheatel)
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!
Oct 22, 2020
I Learned The Internet Working Security (Feat. Coley Mick)
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!
Oct 19, 2020
Take It Like A Woman
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.
Oct 15, 2020
One Foot Out The Door (Feat. Kirk Minihane)
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.
Oct 12, 2020
Di's Story
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
Oct 08, 2020
If You Want a Seat at The Table, Flip It Over.
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 went down!
Oct 06, 2020
The Glory of Barstool Sports
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.
Oct 05, 2020
Feed Yourself First (Feat. Rachel Hollis)
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: Instagram: Spotify Playlists:
Oct 01, 2020
Running Isn't Pretty (Feat. Andi Dorfman)
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: Instagram: Spotify Playlists:
Sep 28, 2020
Obsession With Perfection (Feat. Dr. Laurie Santos)
Erika is joined by Yale Professor Dr. Laurie Santos! Laurie is a self-proclaimed happiness expert and teaches the most popular course in Yale history. Laurie shares her keys to happiness and offers insight on what connections should be our most valuable! For more from Dr. Laurie Santos, check out her podcast The Happiness Lab. Twitter: Instagram: Spotify Playlists:
Sep 24, 2020
We Only F*ck With Hall of Famers (Feat. Constance Schwartz)
Erika is joined by Constance Schwartz, CEO of Smac Entertainment. Constance shares how she got her start in the business, what she’s learned by managing some of entertainment’s biggest names, and why saying “no” is a great answer. Twitter: Instagram: Spotify Playlists:
Sep 21, 2020
Get A Second Wind (Feat. Guy Raz)
Erika is joined by award-winning journalist and radio host Guy Raz to talk about his new book, “How I Built This.” Guy shares how he got to NPR, what he’s learned after interviewing over 6,000 guests, and the secret to being an entrepreneur. Twitter: Instagram: Spotify Playlists:
Sep 17, 2020
The Girl Next Door (Feat. Erin Andrews)
Erika sits down with sportscaster and television personality Erin Andrews. Erin shares what to expect for this football season, how she developed her own clothing line, and the important lessons she’s learned in a broadcasting career over the last 20+ years! Twitter: Instagram: Spotify Playlists:
Sep 14, 2020
Charcuterie Is a Sport (Feat. Renee Paquette)
Erika is joined by Renee Paquette, more commonly known by her WWE name, Renee Young. Renee shares how she got her origin story, new career ventures, and what to do when you hit your glass ceiling. Twitter: Instagram: Spotify Playlists:
Sep 10, 2020
Stop Apologizing (Feat. Kayce Smith and Laura Rutledge)
Erika is joined by Barstool’s own Kayce Smith and ESPN’s Laura Rutledge to talk about friendship, competition, and why we need to stop apologizing... Twitter: Instagram: Spotify Playlists:
Sep 08, 2020
The Boring Department of Barstool Sports (Feat. Jason Wright)
Erika sits down with Washington Football Team’s Jason Wright, the first Black team president in NFL history. Jason shares how being a former player impacts how he does his job, his first week and more! Twitter: Instagram: Spotify Playlists:
Sep 03, 2020
Everybody Loves Fireworks (Feat. Steve Krakauer and Hard Factor)
Erika sits down with Barstool Sports’ Hard Factor crew and Fourth Watch’s Steve Krakauer to break down the media’s coverage of the 2020 election! Twitter: Instagram: Spotify Playlists:
Sep 01, 2020
Normal is a Setting on the Washing Machine (Feat. Carlos Watson)
Erika sits down with Carlos Watson, CEO and founder of Ozy Media. The two talk about his new show, starting his own media company, and why you should always take your mom’s advice. Twitter: Instagram: Spotify Playlists:
Aug 27, 2020
Glorify the Process (Feat. Coach HP)
Erika sits down with Coach HP, celebrity baseball coach and ultimate hustler. Coach HP shares his lesson plan for success, why you should always give yourself credit, and how to glorify the process. Twitter: Instagram: Spotify Playlists:
Aug 25, 2020
The Prolific and Profane (Feat. Deion Sanders)
Live from Texas, Erika sits down with Barstool’s newest hire, NFL hall of famer, Deion Sanders. They talk about how Deion got to Barstool, his new podcast, and why he always has his foot on the gas. Twitter: Instagram: Spotify Playlists:
Aug 20, 2020
Bring More Than Just Your Plate (Feat. John Buccigross)
Erika is joined by sports anchor John Buccigross. The two talk about how he got his big break, his love for hockey, and Erika's pursuit of owning a women's hockey team! Twitter: Instagram: Spotify Playlists:
Aug 18, 2020
Do Agents Suck? (Featuring Audie Attar and Kim Miale)
Erika sits down with two notable sports agents. She first chats with Audie Attar, longtime manager of Conor McGregor. Later in the show she is joined by Kim Miale, the trailblazing agent who reps Saquon Barkley, JuJu Smith-Schuster, and many more. Twitter: Instagram: Spotify Playlists:
Aug 13, 2020
Talking Shit Can Be a Job (Feat. Matt Gaudet of the PLL)
Erika takes a look at the lessons you can learn from sports both on and off the field. Later in the show PLL player and expert shit talker Matt Gaudet talks about his season ending loss and why he doesn't care what you think... Twitter: Instagram: Spotify Playlists:
Aug 11, 2020
Chapter 11: Bankruptcy
Erika breaks down the recent trend of bankruptcies amidst the pandemic and explains why it's not necessarily a bad thing. Later in the show she talks to a listener needing a pep talk and catches up with rejection expert Kelly Keegs!
Aug 06, 2020
Quarter-Life Crisis (Feat. Joey Mulinaro and Lil Sasquatch of Barstool Sports)
Erika continues the conversation on happiness in the workplace and how the workforce has evolved in recent years. Later in the show new hires Joey Mulinaro and Lil Sasquatch talk about joining Barstool Sports and starting a new job in a pandemic! Twitter: Instagram: Spotify Playlists:
Aug 04, 2020
Sports is a Religion (Featuring Gotham Chopra)
Erika talks about trying to keep company morale high during tumultuous times and finding your own happiness. She then has on film maker, Gotham Chopra, to talk about the religion that is sports and his new series "Greatness Code." Twitter: Instagram: Spotify Playlists:
Jul 30, 2020
It's All About the Desks
Erika details her visit to the White House and some history she learned. Later in the show she talks with Kelly Keegs about handling rejection and navigating job uncertainty during confusing times! Twitter: Instagram: Spotify Playlists:
Jul 28, 2020
Up and Running (Feat. Colleen Quigley)
Erika sits down with Eddie of Barstool Chicago to talk about the return of baseball. Later in the show she is joined by Olympic runner Colleen Quigley. The two discuss running techniques, preparing for the Olympics and when to get a new pair of running shoes. Twitter: Instagram: Spotify Playlists:
Jul 23, 2020
Mr. Sunday Night (Feat. Cris Collinsworth)
Erika breaks down how colleges are handling the pandemic and offers advice on what she would do if she was a student. Later on Cris Collinsworth joins the show to discuss the beginnings of Pro Football Focus, how he got in the booth, and what he thinks about the upcoming NFL season. Twitter: Instagram: Spotify Playlists:
Jul 21, 2020
What Your Boss is Really Thinking
Erika defines the eras of media personalities throughout the years, interviews Mike Rabil of the PLL on the upcoming tournament, and gives advice for someone just starting their career.
Jul 16, 2020
GAME: Guidance, Attention, Motivation, Education (Feat. Gillie Da Kid of Barstool Sports)
Erika dives into what’s going on with female-led lifestyle companies, breaks down the Harper Letters on cancel culture, interviews Gillie Da Kid, and answers some listener questions.
Jul 14, 2020
Mixer? SHUT IT DOWN (Feat. Jon Taffer)
Erika breaks down what’s going on in the streaming world right now. Jon Taffer joins the show to talk business during a pandemic, his new product, and the future of restaurants. If you aren’t already following the Token CEO Podcast: Twitter: Instagram: Spotify Playlists:
Jul 09, 2020
The Things We Said Today
Erika addresses everything that unfolded last week on the internet and sits down with HR Stephanie to discuss what's next. If you aren’t already following the Token CEO Podcast: Twitter: Instagram: Spotify Playlists:
Jul 07, 2020
The Quarantine Best Of
Erika shares her favorite moments from the past 64 episodes! New episode on Monday. In the meantime, this is a great way to catch up! If you aren’t already following the Token CEO Podcast: Twitter: Instagram: Spotify Playlists:
Jul 02, 2020
You Don't Need No Damn MBA (Feat. Jason Tartick)
Friday Guest: Erika is joined by financial consultant and investor Jason Tartick. The two discuss his transition from banker to reality tv star, nailing the perfect pitch, and why you don’t need a business degree. If you aren’t already following the Token CEO Podcast: Twitter: Instagram: Spotify Playlists:
Jun 26, 2020
The Camera's Always Rolling (Feat. YP of Barstool Sports)
Erika sits down with Barstool Sports personality YP. The two talk about his journey to Barstool, what he’s learned working under Dave, and the second season of his series Barstool Outdoors. Twitter: Instagram: Spotify Playlists:
Jun 25, 2020
Celebrate Not Tolerate (Feat. Aikisha Colon)
Erika sits down with her friend Aikisha Colon, wife of Barstool Sports employee Willie Colon. The two discuss growing up in the south, how to support all women, and what it means to be an ally. If you aren’t already following the Token CEO Podcast: Twitter: Instagram: Spotify Playlists:
Jun 24, 2020
WTF is a Newfront?
Erika breaks down newfronts and how Barstool Sports fits in this relatively new space but very old world! If you aren’t already following the Token CEO Podcast: Twitter: Instagram: Spotify Playlists:
Jun 23, 2020
Modern Warfare (Feat. Johanna Faries)
Erika is joined by Johanna Faries, commissioner of the Call of Duty League, to talk about how traditional sports are similar to eSports and the future of the industry! If you aren’t already following the Token CEO Podcast: Twitter: Instagram: Spotify Playlists:
Jun 19, 2020
Do You, But I’m Right Behind You (Feat. Erika’s Dad)
Erika’s dad joins the podcast for a special Father’s Day episode. The two discuss philosophy, Erika’s college years, and the hardships of being a parent. If you aren’t already following the Token CEO Podcast: Twitter: Instagram: Spotify Playlists:
Jun 18, 2020
Why Does Baseball Have So Many Problems? (Feat. Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden of Barstool Sports)
Erika is joined by Dallas Braden and Jared Carrabis of the Starting 9 Podcast to break down the state of baseball and what’s going on with the MLB... If you aren’t already following the Token CEO Podcast: Twitter: Instagram: Spotify Playlists:
Jun 17, 2020
WTF is Going On With Female Leadership?
Erika breaks down what is going on with female leadership in the wake of several notable resignations over the last two weeks at The Wing, Man Repeller, and Refinery 29. If you aren’t already following the Token CEO Podcast: Twitter: Instagram: Spotify Playlists:
Jun 16, 2020
Erika is joined by Steve Krakauer, formerly of CNN and The Blaze and creator of the Fourth Watch media newsletter, to discuss cancel culture and its role in entertainment and news! If you aren’t already following the Token CEO Podcast: Twitter: Instagram: Spotify Playlists:
Jun 15, 2020
Do That Shit (Feat. Pinky Cole)
Friday Guest Host: Erika is joined by Pinky Cole, entrepreneur and owner of the Slutty Vegan. The two discuss branding, running a business, and the other b-word. If you aren’t already following the Token CEO Podcast: Twitter: Instagram: Spotify Playlists:
Jun 12, 2020
A Day of Rants
On today's episode Erika gives us a quick rundown of what's going on in her world including her take on the agenda of cable news, her quest to buy a hockey team, and the fall out from Barstool's most recent drama. If you aren’t already following the Token CEO Podcast: Twitter: Instagram: Spotify Playlists:
Jun 11, 2020
Bet on Yourself (Feat. Big Ev of Barstool Sports)
Erika sits down with Big Ev of Barstool Sports to discuss Tik Tok, weight-loss, and how getting catfished was the best thing to happen to his career. If you aren’t already following the Token CEO Podcast: Twitter: Instagram: Spotify Playlists:
Jun 10, 2020
The Key to Networking is Good Breath
Erika answers listeners questions and breaks down how to network in the new normal! If you aren’t already following the Token CEO Podcast: Twitter: Instagram: Spotify Playlists:
Jun 09, 2020
What's Going On With Big Tech?
Erika gives a rundown around what’s going on with major social media platforms and how that relates to Twitter’s recent decision to censor tweets from the President. If you aren’t already following the Token CEO Podcast: Twitter: Instagram: Spotify Playlists:
Jun 08, 2020
Buying a Sports Team with Alex Rodriguez
Friday Guest Host: Erika is joined by MLB great and business mogul Alex Rodriguez. The two discuss Major League Baseball returning, the gift of being naturally curious, and advice for owning a sports team. If you aren’t already following the Token CEO Podcast: Twitter: Instagram: Spotify Playlists:
Jun 05, 2020
An Important Message for Parents of People Who Work at Barstool Sports
Erika gives a quick rundown of what’s happening in her world, talks about Barstool growing and evolving in real time, and gives an update on the highly anticipated return to the Barstool office. If you aren’t already following the Token CEO Podcast: Twitter: Instagram: Spotify Playlists:
Jun 04, 2020
Eric vs. PFT (Feat. PFT Commenter of Barstool Sports)
Erika sits down with PFT Commenter from Barstool Sports #1 sports podcast, Pardon My Take, to talk about his origin story to joining Barstool, the history of comment sections, and the first time he ever met Big Cat! If you aren’t already following the Token CEO Podcast: Twitter: Instagram: Spotify Playlists:
Jun 03, 2020
Reach Out and Show Love (Feat. Myles Jones)
Erika is joined by professional lacrosse player Myles Jones to talk about growing up in the game of lacrosse, the Premier Lacrosse League returning in the middle of a pandemic, and what he’s doing to bring people together as a role model in the community. If you aren’t already following the Token CEO Podcast: Twitter: Instagram: Spotify Playlists:
Jun 02, 2020
Listen. (Feat. Trill Withers and Willie Colon of Barstool Sports)
Erika talks with Barstool Sports employees Willie Colon and Trill Withers to listen to their own perspective on what’s going on right now.
Jun 01, 2020
Becky Quick is a Practical Woman (Feat. Becky Quick)
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: Instagram: Spotify Playlists:
May 29, 2020
HBO to the Max (Feat. Jeff D. Lowe from Barstool Sports)
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: Instagram: Spotify Playlists:
May 28, 2020
The CEO of Hangovers (Feat. Brianna LaPaglia from Barstool Sports)
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: Instagram: Spotify Playlists:
May 27, 2020
No Good Deed Goes Unpunished
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
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, productive culture, and answer questions from active duty members and veterans alike. If you aren’t already following the Token CEO Podcast: Twitter: Instagram: Spotify Playlists:
May 25, 2020
Successfully Insecure (Feat. Barbara Corcoran)
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: Instagram: Spotify Playlists:
May 22, 2020
The Middle Child of Barstool Sports (Feat. Kevin Clancy of Barstool Sports)
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: Instagram: Spotify Playlists:
May 21, 2020
Joe Rogan’s Howard Stern Moment
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: Instagram: Spotify Playlists:
May 20, 2020
Why Call Her Daddy Wants IP
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: Instagram: Spotify Playlists:
May 19, 2020
She Said, She Said
On today’s episode, Erika talks in-depth, for the first time on the podcast, about the Call Her Daddy situation.
May 18, 2020
I Broke My Arm on the Dance Floor (Feat. Zach Leonsis)
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: Instagram: Spotify Playlists:
May 15, 2020
I Think I Suck
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: Instagram: Spotify Playlists:
May 14, 2020
Coronavirus is a Slippery Motherf*cker (Feat. Large and Rudy of Barstool Sports)
Erika is joined by Large from Barstool (Barstool Breakfast, Twisted History, and 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: Instagram: Spotify Playlists:
May 13, 2020
Feedback is a Gift (Feat. Gaz of Barstool Sports)
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: Instagram: Spotify Playlists:
May 12, 2020
Strategery Bingo
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: Instagram: Spotify Playlists:
May 11, 2020
That’s What She Said (Feat. Erika’s Mom)
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
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)
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
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?
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)
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)
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)
Erika and Barstool’s Wallo267 talk quarantine motivation, comebacks, and inhaling life.
Apr 29, 2020
Are Digital Publishers Screwed?
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
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)
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?
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)
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.)
Erika is joined by Anisha Patel-Dunn, D.O., the Chief Medical Officer of LifeStance Health, to talk about stress / anxiety in the time of corona.
Apr 21, 2020
I Think I Look Like Shit
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)
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
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)
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
The two choices right now: Be productive or be passive...
Apr 14, 2020
Spiral Ham
Erika’s Monday Rundown: Easter weekend, liquor store journeys and making your bed...
Apr 13, 2020
You Have to Nail the Pitch
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
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)
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
Erika explores the big question of how to make money during a pandemic...
Apr 07, 2020
Constraint Breeds Creativity
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)
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
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
Erika celebrates Hump Day with one fucking good thing, Kate Mannion of Barstool Sports!
Apr 01, 2020
Alright. Blah Blah.
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
Erika takes listeners through her daily routine in quarantine, while exploring her fears and successes in this new corona world!
Mar 30, 2020