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 17


In Episode 17, Derek Madden and Matt Kolsky begin with a discussion of the Golden State Warriors’ record-breaking season, and do some of the 2016 W’s v. ’95-96 Bulls debate, followed by a brief discussion of LeBron’s Instagram SNAFU (24:30) and some ch...


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 2016-04-13  1h9m
 
 

The Toy Department – Episode 16


In Episode 16, Derek Madden and Matt Kolsky open with some follow-up on last week’s homework assignments – namely the Showtime show The Circus and the music of Thao & the Get Down Stay Down (11:15) which leads to a discussion of indie music in the mode...


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 2016-03-31  49m
 
 

The Toy Department – Episode 15


In Episode 15, Derek Madden and Matt Kolsky follow up on the music they talked about at the end of last week’s pod (Thao & the Get Down Stay Down and Kaleo) which leads to a discussion of how we listen to and find new music in the modern age (5:00).


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 2016-03-23  59m
 
 

The Toy Department – Episode 14


In Episode 14, Derek Madden and Matt Kolsky return after a not-so-well-earned week off with HOT TAKES for your cold ears… It begins with an intense discussion of Game of Thrones – which released its first real trailer since the last pod and returns to ...


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 2016-03-16  48m
 
 

The Toy Department – Episode 13


In Episode 13, Derek Madden and Matt Kolsky show up a day late… But doesn’t that just mean their thoughts are that much more well-considered?? The boys start with some Oscars talk, breaking down Chris Rock’s performance and some of the award-winners,


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 2016-03-03  49m
 
 

The Toy Department – Episode 12


In Episode 12, Derek Madden and Matt Kolsky talk Peak/Prestige TV straight-up for about 45 minutes. We could list all the damn shows they talk about, but there are no spoilers and that seems like an awful lot of listing to do,


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 2016-02-24  46m
 
 

The Toy Department – Episode 11


In Episode 11, Derek Madden and Matt Kolsky get right into the thick of things with a Kanye West deep dive… All jokes aside, there’s a lot to get into with Mr. West – from his music to his internet behavior, he is nothing if not interest-worthy!


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 2016-02-18  1h0m
 
 

The Toy Department – Episode 10


In Episode 10, Derek Madden and Matt Kolsky start with a quick post-Super Bowl debrief – did Kolsky survive? How did his dumplings turn out? (that’s a literal question) Then it’s the Great Coldplay Debate (9:00) as the gentlemen stake out their positio...


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 2016-02-11  51m
 
 

The Toy Department – Episode 9


In Episode 9, Derek Madden and Matt Kolsky open with a little breakdown of the media madness surrounding the Super Bowl – mostly because Kolsky is stranded in a sea of Super Shenanigans… Then it’s a discussion of the great new TV series The People vs.


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 2016-02-04  55m
 
 

The Toy Department – Episode 8


In Episode 8, Derek Madden tracks Matt Kolsky down while he’s driving around the Bay Area for a delightful chat that begins with Blake Griffin’s recent mishap (which is another word for punching your friend in the face and breaking your own hand) and t...


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 2016-01-28  1h2m