Token CEO
Token CEO
Barstool Sports
On Token CEO, Erika Nardini offers a glimpse into her world as CEO of Barstool Sports. Between meetings and conference calls, Token CEO tracks Erika's moves in real time, with episodes twice a week. From current news to business strategy, Erika breaks down a variety of topics with an inside look on what’s going on in Barstool HQ. Featuring weekly guests from the boardroom, the locker room, and everywhere in between, Token CEO is raw and candid - just like its host.
Bobbi Brown Is Back At Reinventing Beauty
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
54 min
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 7
43 min
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
42 min
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
35 min
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
49 min
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
12 min
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 9
1 hr 36 min
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 2
1 hr 27 min
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
1 hr 21 min
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
41 min
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