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.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h4m. Bisher sind 276 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 12 days 35 minutes


The Toy Department – Challenge All-Stars Episode 5 and Double Agents Reunion Part 1

Another double Challenge week, with All-Stars ratcheting up the competition — and the hookups!! — in its fifth episode, and the drama on high at Part 1 of the Double Agents reunion… There’s enough Alton mishegas and Fessy bashing for everyone!!



The Toy Department – Episode 258

In Episode 258, Madden and Kolsky dive right into the deep end of pop culture topics with a shocking admission from Derek as they discuss: The latest in Top Chef () including Madden quitting on Last Chance Kitchen and the difficulty of finding oneself ...



The Toy Department – The Challenge 36 – Episode 19 AND Episode 4 of The Challenge All-Stars

It’s finally the finalé of The Challenge: Double Agents, and it’s a doozy (although not particularly a competitive final challenge)… Derek Madden and Matt Kolsky get into the greatness of the victors, the failure of the Fessy,



The Toy Department – Episode 257

In Episode 257, Madden and Kolsky endeavor to record a short show, so it’s straight into: The new Disney+ series Big Shot (1:25), which features an interesting John Stamos performance but suffers from mediocre basketball and a weekly release schedule… ...



The Toy Department – The Challenge 36 – Episode 18 AND Episode 3 of The Challenge All-Stars!!!

The Challenge: Double Agents final has begun, and it was action-packed in its first day!! There are new versions of old challenges, a dramatic injury, a gigantic wimp and of course some off-field drama, and Derek Madden and Matt Kolsky are here to brea...



The Toy Department – Episode 256

In Episode 256, Madden and Kolsky are feeling fresh and ready to get into: This week’s episode of Top Chef in Portland (1:25), featuring a really tough and incredibly entertaining quickfire challenge, more greatness from Shota and the potential coining...



The Toy Department – The Challenge 36 – Episode 17 AND Episode 2 of The Challenge All-Stars!!!

Another two-Challenge week, and Derek Madden and Matt Kolsky are here to break down all the action and intrigue… A tremendous episode of The Challenge: Double Agents produced an epic week for Kyle and a pathetic week for Fessy,


 2021-04-09  1h4m

The Toy Department – Episode 255

In Episode 255, Madden and Kolsky discuss potential audio issues resulting from Kolsky’s excitable 2-year-old and the zoom-related behavior of certain dogs before getting into: A basketball check-in (2:35) mostly focused on the NCAA tournament,


 2021-04-07  1h13m

The Toy Department – The Challenge 36 – Episode 16 AND the debut of The Challenge All-Stars!!!

The twists and turns of The Challenge Double Agents Episode 16 have Derek Madden and Matt Kolsky in knots over all the permutations of potential elimination decisions as they dive deep into the strategy of this season’s endgame… Then it’s a BRAND NEW S...


 2021-04-02  1h32m

The Toy Department – Episode 254

In Episode 254, Madden and Kolsky do a little pandemic life check-in before getting into: HBO Max’s Swedish series Beartown (1:25) and how it is both gripping and also somewhat difficult to watch… HBO’s Tina Turner documentary Tina (10:10) and the extr...


 2021-03-30  1h7m