The Hosts

Lighting test for an upcoming promo for THE MILKSHAKE BOOM

Shot of Robert James Haynes from THE MILKSHAKE BOOM promo.

Robert James Haynes: Host

Robert is a writer and director based in Austin, Texas.  His short film THE SPELL BOOK screened at the 19th Annual Austin Film Festival.  He is currently writing a number of shorts and a horror/comedy web series.  Given his love of movies and podcasts, THE MILKSHAKE BOOM podcast was more or less an inevitability.

Favorite movie quote: “Yeah, well, you know, that’s just, like, your opinion, man.” – The Dude, ‘The Big Lebowski’ (1998)

Favorite Genres: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

Top five favorite films: Ghostbusters, Robocop, The Big Lebowski, Batman (1989), Big Trouble in Little China

Movie picks so far: One Man’s Justice, The Return of the Living Dead, Innerspace, Head, Series 7: The Contenders

On Twitter: @RobertJHaynes


Christine Carstairs, co-host of THE MILKSHAKE BOOM, during lighting tests for the promo.

Christine Carstairs, co-host of THE MILKSHAKE BOOM, during lighting tests for the promo.

Christine Carstairs: Host

Writer and director of the sci-fi horror short film ‘DRASTIC MEASURES’, Christine is currently working on the script for her first feature film. She also does videography, photography and VFX, and watches way too many movies. You can see THE MILKSHAKE BOOM promo she shot here.

Favorite movie quote: “I came here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I’m all out of bubblegum” – John Nada , ‘They Live’ (1988)

Favorite Genres: Sci Fi, Horror & Action

Top five films: The Thing, Network, Taxi Driver, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, Seven Beauties

Movie picks so far: Judgment Night, Ravenous, Fire in the Sky, Ginger SnapsUnbreakable, [REC]

On Twitter: @DSLR_Girl


Robin Kauffman and Jose Rivera recording the 'Teen Witch' episode of THE MILKSHAKE BOOM.

Robin Kauffman and Jose Rivera recording the ‘Teen Witch’ episode of THE MILKSHAKE BOOM.

Robin Kauffman: Co-host

Robin is an artist, actress, and comedian. She’s currently working as a freelance artist and will take any acting gig thrown at her!  Robin always knew that her countless hours of movie watching would pay off one day and now they have! See, Mom?!? You were WRONG!!!

Favorite movie quotes: “Why, yes, Mr. Darcy. I WILL marry you and go live in Pemberley, happily ever after!” – Robin, “Her Dreams”

“I hated her… so…much. It—it.. the f—, it—flame… flames… flames on the side of my face, breathing, breath… heaving, breaths… heaving…” -Mrs. White, “Clue”

Top five movies: Cabin in the Woods, Pride & Prejudice (BBC 1995), Pan’s Labyrinth, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Clue

Movie picks so far: Teen Witch, The Watcher in the Woods, Grease 2, Willow, Joe Versus The Volcano

On Twitter: @robinjkauffman


Jose V. Rivera: Co-host

Jose V. Rivera is an animator, illustrator, & logo designer. He is somewhat of a jack-of-all-trades, but his heart is most in comic book illustration.  In high school, he was recruited to be a part of a team of teenagers with attitude brought forth to defend the Earth from evil space aliens. At some point, he attended a science exhibit and was bitten by an art spider. Having gained the proportionate artistic abilities of a spider, he uses his moderate skills to make the world a better place.

Favorite movie quote:  “So, you guys must be studying the, uh, abridged book of ninja fighting.” – Raphael from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

 Top 5 Greatest Movies of ALL TIME: Enter the Dragon, Marvel’s The Avengers, Disney’s Aladdin, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, The Princess Bride

Movie picks so far: Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, The Last Dragon, Samurai Cop, The Best of the Best, Rock ‘n’ Roll Highschool Forever


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