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 155

In Episode 155, Derek Madden and Matt Kolsky briefly discuss their irregular recording time before spreading out over: The question of Netflix programming v. Hulu programming (1:30) and what that even means… Hulu’s new middle school comedy/drama PEN15 ...



The Toy Department – Episode 154

In Episode 154, Derek Madden and Matt Kolsky start with a quick back-and-forth about Madden’s recent weather and dog experiences before breaking down: The new Netflix show Russian Doll (3:30) and the many delights of creator/lead Natasha Lyonne… The ne...



The Toy Department – Episode 153

In Episode 153, Derek Madden and Matt Kolsky begin by addressing Derek’s horrifying weather predicament, before staying calm and carrying on through: The season finale of The Good Place (3:50) which satisfied one host more than the other… Killer Mike’s...



The Toy Department – Episode 152

In Episode 152, Derek Madden and Matt Kolsky set the scene — a scene where Kolsky is podcasting from a hot tub in an undisclosed location — before bathing in topics such as: Oscar nominations (2:40) — who’s missing,



The Toy Department – Episode 151

In Episode 151, Derek Madden and Matt Kolsky once again tempt fate by suggesting they might produce a short podcast, then engage in lengthy discussions of: Season 2 of Netflix’s Friends from College (1:30) and how the guys have slightly different react...


 2019-01-16  56m

The Toy Department – Episode 150

In Episode 150, Derek Madden and Matt Kolsky cruise past a hiccup — or, more accurately, a giggle-cough — at the start to cover: The Lifetime docu-series Surviving R. Kelly (1:45), which Madden watched and about which he gives an impassioned address to...


 2019-01-09  1h22m

The Toy Department – Episode 149

In Episode 149, Derek Madden and Matt Kolsky lament the ever-increasing speed of the passage of time before discussing: Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (3:10) and how it’s an interesting idea that ultimately falls short in terms of story and character… The ...


 2019-01-02  1h10m

The Toy Department – Episode 148

In Episode 148, Derek Madden and Matt Kolsky discuss Madden’s remote broadcast location and their own failure to prep the show before a year-end celebration featuring: Top Ten Albums lists (4:05) from each of the guys,


 2018-12-26  1h29m

The Toy Department – Episode 147

In Episode 147, Derek Madden laments his frozen midwestern existence to former midwest sufferer Matt Kolsky before they break down: How Alfonso Cuarón’s Netflix film Roma (4:20) fails to deliver on the hype,


 2018-12-19  1h12m

The Toy Department – Episode 146

In Episode 146, Derek Madden and briefly discuss Madden’s trip to LA to see some music before: The new season of Top Chef (5:50) and the most enjoyable characters in the premiere episode…  Season 2 of Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs.


 2018-12-13  1h3m