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 297 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 12 days 21 hours 39 minutes


The Toy Department – Episode 277

In Episode 277, Madden and Kolsky are anxious to get to the Challenge, so get right down to business with… Dave Chappelle’s controversial new Netflix stand-up special The Closer (1:45) and how it’s all mostly just disappointing and a little frustrating...



The Toy Department – Episode 276

In Episode 276, Madden and Kolsky get into a little Austin City Limits story time before diving into: HBO’s The Many Saints of Newark (7:20), how much THIS show enjoyed it and how far it goes beyond fan service… Jon Stewart’s new Apple TV+ show (19:15)...



The Toy Department – Episode 275

In Episode 275, Madden and Kolsky return from an unplanned absence with very little memory of what they intended to talk about when they left each other last, so today: It’s pretty much all about The Challenge: Spies, Lies and Allies!!!



The Toy Department – Episode 274

In Episode 274, Madden and Kolsky briefly discuss Kolsky’s plan to head off marital distress at the pass with a football babysitter before moving to more pop-culture-relevant concerns, including: The new season of American Crime Story on FX/Hulu — Impe...


 2021-09-09  54m

The Toy Department – Episode 273

In Episode 273, Derek Madden and Matt Kolsky chat a little about QB depth charts before getting into the weeds with: The Hulu film Vacation Friends (3:15) and how the highly enjoyable cast of John Cena, Lil Rel Howery,


 2021-09-02  1h6m

The Toy Department – Episode 272

In Episode 272, Derek Madden and Matt Kolsky are interrupting Kolsky’s family bonding leave to nitpick with each other about: Netflix’s new Sandra Oh vehicle The Chair (1:45) which is entertaining and features a charming performance from the lead actre...


 2021-08-26  1h12m

The Toy Department – Episode 271

In Episode 271, Derek Madden and Matt Kolsky reconvene after a week off with a MASSIVE list of pop culture topics, including: The just-completed HBO Max series The White Lotus (3:25) and how the soundtrack and the acting were both tremendous,


 2021-08-19  1h18m

The Toy Department – Episode 270

In Episode 270, Derek Madden and Matt Kolsky talk a little about the crowded sports calendar before turning their focus to: The return of Behind the Music (7:15) and whether the now-MTV property is doing enough with new content to be worth watching… Th...


 2021-08-03  40m

The Toy Department – Episode 269

In Episode 269, Derek Madden and Matt Kolsky start by chatting about recent Olympic events and the recent trend of athletes stepping away to prioritize their mental health, then move through: Season 2 of Ted Lasso on Apple TV+ (16:20) and how the show ...


 2021-07-27  1h10m

The Toy Department – Episode 268

In Episode 268, Derek Madden and Matt Kolsky open with some Ted Lasso Season 2 excitement before discussing some currently available pop culture, including: The new season of Netflix’s Never Have I Ever (3:40) and how it remains charming and enjoyable ...


 2021-07-20  46m