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 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...


 2018-09-26  1h11m

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

The Toy Department – Episode 128

In Episode 128, Derek Madden and Matt Kolsky fire up the iPhone reggae horn for a wild conversational ride covering: The season finalé of HBO’s Succession (5:15) and how it steadily improved from the start of the season to a critical darling and future...


 2018-08-07  1h11m

The Toy Department – Episode 127

In Episode 127, Derek Madden and Matt Kolsky return from a week off with a brief analysis of their podcast introduction, then focus in and banter about: The return of Orange is the New Black (2:40) on Netflix and how the show has once again gone throug...


 2018-08-01  1h2m

The Toy Department – Episode 126

In Episode 126, please excuse any audio issues AGAIN on the part of Matt Kolsky, as he joins Derek Madden live (to tape) from a DIFFERENT road trip, specifically on the road to Lake Tahoe, CA where he is scheduled to see the band Phish… The discussions...


 2018-07-18  58m