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.

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The Toy Department – Episode 223

In Episode 223, Madden and Kolsky talk a bit about the busy return of sports before switching to pop culture for discussions on: A quick revisiting of HBO’s Perry Mason (4:45) to set up a longer discussion after this coming Sunday’s finale… The second ...



The Toy Department – Episode 222

In Episode 222, Madden and Kolsky start with a discussion of babies and zoos before getting into: The second week of The Challenge: Total Madness Reunion (5:00) and the general let-down of this season’s end… The return of HBO’s Room 104 (21:10) and jus...



The Toy Department – Episode 221

In Episode 221, Madden and Kolsky convene for a less tipsy but possibly more tired morning recording session to discuss: The first part of the Challenge: Total Madness reunion on MTV (1:20), the many twists and turns of a fascinating season and what — ...



The Toy Department – Episode 220

In Episode 220, Madden and Kolsky discuss the fact that one of them will be finishing a bottle of rosé (or is it rosado?) throughout the program before getting into: This week’s season finale of The Challenge: Total Madness (2:30) and the anticlimax th...



The Toy Department – Episode 219

In Episode 219, Madden and Kolsky discuss their relative levels of exhaustion and coronafear before excitedly discussing: This week’s epic, EXCELLENT episode of The Challenge: Total Madness (5:40), the elimination of Dee and an unprecedented moment of ...


 2020-07-09  1h16m

The Toy Department – Episode 218

In Episode 218, Kolsky gives Madden the scoop on a mildly disastrous start to his road trip vacation before discussing: The new Netflix/Will Ferrell movie Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (7:05) and its star-powered cast… The first episo...


 2020-07-02  1h8m

The Toy Department – Episode 217

In Episode 217, Madden and Kolsky somehow get into Frank Zappa’s Baby Snakes before focusing in on: The Top Chef All-Stars LA finale (2:55) and its many moving moments… An odd detour into the idea of the universal DH in baseball (13:15) before a return...


 2020-06-19  1h24m

The Toy Department – Episode 216

In Episode 216, Madden and Kolsky are once again compelled to briefly address the issues of the day before spinning off into less pressing concerns: This week’s penultimate episode of Top Chef (7:50) and how a stacked final stacks up… This week’s episo...


 2020-06-12  1h6m

The Toy Department – Episode 215

In Episode 215, Madden and Kolsky can’t avoid a short discussion of the serious issues going on in the world before jumping back into the Toy Department with: This week’s episode of The Challenge (9:15) and the epic elimination between Wes and Johnny B...


 2020-06-05  1h5m

The Toy Department – Episode 214

In Episode 214, Madden and Kolsky spend a few minutes lamenting the state of America before turning to the lighter fare of: This week’s episode of Top Chef (4:05) and how things look as we head to a new country and towards the finalé… This week’s episo...


 2020-05-30  1h21m