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 138

      In Episode 138, Derek Madden and Matt Kolsky open with digressions into Kolsky’s sports injury and Madden’s new foster dog before picking the meat off the bones of: The new film A Star Is Born (10:05) and the achievements of both actor/director Bradley...



      The Toy Department – Episode 137

      In Episode 137, Derek Madden and Matt Kolsky are either one or two days late, depending on your perspective, and Madden is miserable in the Minnesota weather, but they still manage to squeeze in chats about: The Jimmy Butler drama (2:55) with the Minne...



      The Toy Department – Episode 136

      In Episode 136, Derek Madden and Matt Kolsky briefly banter about their inability to execute a short version of the podcast before long-winded discussions centering on: The world of baseball (1:30) as the playoffs begin,



      The Toy Department – Episode 135

      In Episode 135, Derek Madden and Matt Kolsky open with some chatter about Kolsky’s new show and some other sports radio before transitioning into: The state of the NFL (6:25) and Madden’s continued attempts to stop giving the league his money… Jimmy Bu...



      The Toy Department – Episode 134

      In Episode 134, Derek Madden and Matt Kolsky belabor their show introduction before jumping headlong into: Amazon’s new streaming show Forever (2:15) and why they guys’ views on it differ so extremely… Hulu’s new Sean Penn vehicle The First (27:05),


       2018-09-18  1h4m

      The Toy Department – Episode 133`

      In Episode 133, Derek Madden and Matt Kolsky open with a digression into the greatest mistakes in Oscars history before focusing in on: The return of NFL football (6:50) and Derek’s non-financial-contributor philosophy for the season,


       2018-09-11  58m

      The Toy Department – Episode 132

      In Episode 132, Derek Madden and Matt Kolsky are at it early thanks to Kolsky’s new radio schedule, covering: Amazon’s new show Jack Ryan (2:15) and how terribly flat it falls for both guys… The return of Netflix’s Ozark (10:15),


       2018-09-04  1h13m

      The Toy Department – Episode 131

      In Episode 131, Derek Madden and Matt Kolsky open the show with an announcement about Kolsky’s life and career that you won’t want to miss before diving into less pressing concerns in the world of pop culture,


       2018-08-28  1h8m

      The Toy Department – Episode 130

      In Episode 130, Derek Madden and Matt Kolsky are a day late thanks to Kolsky suffering from a nasty cold, but still manage to get through: Nicki Minaj’s new album Queen (4:15) and how its lack of focus and extended length take a little away from its hi...


       2018-08-23  52m

      The Toy Department – Episode 129

      In Episode 129, Derek Madden and Matt Kolsky return for a varied pop culture discussion covering: Two returning HBO shows — Insecure (1:35) and Ballers (9:50) — and how not much has changed with either show,


       2018-08-14  1h7m