The Toy Department

The Toy Department features radio professionals Matt Kolsky and Derek Madden discussing, debating and dissecting all things sports, entertainment and pop culture. It's a free-wheeling, unfiltered chat about the lighter side of the modern world.



      The Toy Department – Episode 102

      In Episode 102, Derek Madden and Matt Kolsky are a few minutes late and spent a few minutes discussing Kolsky’s new job situation and bad television commercials before jumping into: The new Netflix show The End of the Fucking World (4:25) and whether or not its lead female character is … Continue reading →



      The Toy Department – Episode 101

      In Episode 101, Derek Madden and Matt Kolsky jump right in with a new un-produced segment: What Does Kolsky Think About Some Stuff (2:00): including Making a Murderer and the college football National Championship game… A wild Wild Card Weekend in the NFL (24:00) and a look ahead to the … Continue reading →



      The Toy Department – EPISODE 100

      In a very special Episode 100, Derek Madden and Matt Kolsky finally see the benefit of starting the episode numbering system at 001, not to mention experience a live and in-person Toy Department recording for the very first time in podcast history as they discuss: What in the hell Kolsky … Continue reading →



      The Toy Department – Episode 99, Part 2: Electric Boogaloo

      In Part 2 of the Two-Part Holidaytastic Spectacular Episode 99, Derek Madden and Matt Kolsky are back with the second half of their year-end discussions, covering: The BEST OF 2017 in television (2:05), wherein Madden and Kolsky both struggle mightily to reduce their Top Ten lists to less than twenty … Continue reading →



      The Toy Department – Episode 99, Part 1

      In Part 1 of the Two-Part Holidaytastic Spectacular Episode 99, Derek Madden and Matt Kolsky present the first half of their year-end discussions, covering: The new Star Wars film, Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (4:40) and the surprising reactions of our two hosts given their usual proclivities… The beginning of … Continue reading →



      The Toy Department – Episode 98

      In Episode 98, Derek Madden and Matt Kolsky have a lot to say, so they begin with purpose and discuss: The new SyFy show Happy (1:15), which one of them REALLY did not like U2’s new album Songs of Experience (10:20) and how it falls completely flat… James Franco’s new … Continue reading →



      The Toy Department – Episode 97

      In Episode 97, Derek Madden and Matt Kolsky dispense with the pleasantries and proceed immediately with: Concert stories!! Madden’s experience with Queens of the Stone Age (1:00) and Kolsky’s trip to see Syd from The Internet (11:45)… The new Netflix documentary Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond (15:05), which looks … Continue reading →



      The Toy Department – Episode 96

      In Episode 96, Derek Madden and Matt Kolsky have a prettty, prettttttty, prettttttttty good opening before discussions about: Joe Morgan’s letter to the Baseball Hall of Fame (2:10) and how misguided his views on “steroid users” and “cheaters” are… The Martin McDonagh film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (18:05), where … Continue reading →



      The Toy Department – Episode 95

      In Episode 95, Derek Madden indulges Matt Kolsky’s story from his morning dog walk before they delve into: Madden’s controversial distaste for the eating of pumpkin (3:10) that sweeps the nation every fall… Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut Lady Bird (5:45) and what a great job it does of transporting the … Continue reading →



      The Toy Department – Episode 94

      In Episode 94, the distinctly non-toy department intrudes yet again, as Derek Madde and Matt Kolsky discuss: The confirmation of Louis CK’s sexual assault (0:55) and whether we can or should separate art from the creator… The new 30 for 30 documentary Nature Boy (32:05) about all-time professional wrestling great Ric … Continue reading →