About Us

Anna Bryson (left) and Laura Finaldi, hosts of “Inside MTV’s ‘Siesta Key.'”

We’re best friends, co-workers and roommates who are obsessed with reality television. We are also journalists who just so happen to live about 15 miles from Siesta Key itself.

With us you’ll get the snarky comments and biting criticism that have become part of the fabric of the MTV show, but you’ll also get insights into the places shown on “Siesta Key,” the local word on the street and details about our cast member sightings.

We can tell you about the quality of the food at that place where Chloe and Madisson had drinks. We’ve roller bladed on the same path as Brandon and Amanda. And we know that summer in Siesta Key is yearround and wonder how the cast always manages to look so glamorous and sweat-free.

If you want to know more about MTV’s ‘Siesta Key’ than just who’s sleeping with whom, who got drunk and did something stupid, or why two of the cast posed in bikinis while covered in blood (go back to episode 2), we’ll fill you in. Subscribe on iTunes (or your favorite podcast app) and keep checking back here for the latest.

Meet the (pod)cast:

Laura Finaldi, the retail reporter for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, is a northern girl living in Florida who, as a recent transplant, is still struck by the beauty of Siesta Key. She is a Taurus who likes watching television, keeping track of the moon cycles and her dog, Linus. She hates rodents.

Anna Bryson covers education for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Anna is from St. Petersburg and her sun sign is Cancer. She enjoys cats, pickling vegetables and being verified on social media. Unlike Laura, she loves rodents.