If you are not aware of the Adventures in Design podcast or who Mark Brickey is, I cannot wait for you to listen. Adventures in Design is a daily talk show for creatives exploring how others design happiness into their professional lives. Yes, that does say daily, Monday through Friday.
While the podcast is not strictly about toy design, they do have a monthly episode co-hosted by Huck Gee where they talk to artists such as Sket-1, Ferg, Jason Freeny and Joe Ledbetter. The podcast includes shop talk with various designers, a monthly poster countdown, plenty of interviews and a behind the scenes look at the state of design and the real numbers behind it.
While the podcast is free (for the first half of each show), they also offer a more in depth look at the design scene through their Circle of Trust membership. For $10 a month you get access to over 400 episodes with extended content for each episode.