Kailani Ice Tea

Daniel Nicholls

Get to know Daniel, the man behind the People Who Poo podcast made by and for inspiring everyday people.  

So what exactly is the People Who Poo podcast? 

Inspiring sh!t from everyday people. I’ve met so many inspiring and hilarious people in Barcelona and I love talking to them, so I just decided to start recording these conversations. 

What’s behind the name? 

I don’t interview celebrities or people who think they fart rose petals.

We all take a dump at some point, and we all have a story to tell. The PWP guests do both, (although we don’t tend to talk about the dump). 

I really believe you can learn something from everyone, and that’s the basis.

Originally from Australia, what brought you to Barcelona? 

When I turned 18 I went to do a winter season in Switzerland, then summer in San Sebastian. I visited Barcelona somewhere in between, but wasn’t a fan, as I didn’t know where to go and got stuck in tourist traps. After more time in the Basque Country, Switzerland, Japan & the US, I made my way back and fell in love with Barcelona. I’ve been here over 8 years now.

What do your guests all have in common? 

They all poo, and they all inspire me. Other than that, they can vary greatly. 

Some of my favourites have been a Shaman from Columbia talking about Ayahuasca ceremonies / the owners of Two Schmucks Cocktail Bar talking about how they got international recognition doing all their own marketing and design / Des McNamee who survived abuse, homelessness, heroin addiction and 3 types of cancer to kill it in the corporate world and then leave it all to start Shanti Vida, her creative yoga hub. There are some live sets with musicians too, I really think there’s something for everyone.

For you, what makes a good interview and interviewer? 

Oooo… I’m very new to the game myself and I’m not sure I’m any good, but I think it’s fundamental to make the guest feel comfortable. More than interviewing, I like to have a conversation. With a good conversation, mutual respect is important, even if you don’t agree with everything the other person is saying. You can find common ground with everyone, and then discuss differences in a respectful manner, that’s how we learn to understand each other better… Joe Rogan is the master.

What is the latest song that was stuck in your head?

Tadow by Fkj & Masego – The Barcelona Triathlon was 2 days ago, and they only had 3 songs playing on the loudspeakers there… that was one of them.

What’s your favourite quote? 

I like me some good quotes! I have a weekly mailing list I try and include some favourites in, so picking one is tough.

“Fail better” might be more of a mantra.

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always gotten” – that might be Tony Robbins 

Here are some quick questions to get to know you better.

Midnight swim or morning run?

Sunrise swim

SUP or surf?

Surf if it’s one of the 3 days a year BCN has waves

Sight or sound? 

I have a podcast, so I’m legally required to say sound

Short or long form? 

Long

Planned or spontaneous? 

Spontaneous

Gold coast or Costa Brava?

Costa Rica! Moving there in a week… Jungle podcasts coming up!

Work to live or live to work? 

There’s another cheesy quote for you: “Do what you love and you won’t work a day in your life.” I’m working on finding what that is.

Black, white or green? Talking about Kailani of course!

Green please!

Jaime Beriestain Café

Enter the world of renowned interior designer Jaime Beriestain and enjoy a quality menu in its superb concept store. 

Location: C/ Pau Claris, 167 – 08037 Barcelona 

Kind of food: Cocktail, coffee, Mediterranean and international cuisine and Kailani.

Price: €€

The Must-Try: Pour yourself a cold Kailani in the cosmopolitan and trendy multi space before enjoying the delicious mushroom risotto with black truffle. 

The Special Touch: Modern and classic at the same time, it’s incredible design furnitures and look make it one of the most special places of Barcelona. 

Crowd: People of all age looking for an eclectic experience. 

Dress Code: Colourful elegance. 

Antoine

Discover Antoine, the person in charge of the Barcelona chapter of the international NGO Surfrider Foundation, our partner for more than a year now and the association behind great initiatives that help prevent plastic contamination among many other things. 

What are the missions of the Barcelona chapter of Surfrider?

The objective of Surfrider is to educate on the problems of marine pollution. Show that an immense part of marine pollution comes from lands (80%), and that to reduce the impact on ecosystems, it is necessary to modify bad habits that we have every day, in our consumptions, in the street, or in our bathrooms.

 When did you decide to join Surfrider Foundation?

As an ocean lover, I knew Surfrider for long time ago. I saw the ecological situation being worst and worst. When I arrived in Barcelona, I met Amandine who has the same sensibility for ocean. We talked a lot about the inaction of people with that huge problem. Living near to Mediterranean Sea, it was obvious for us: we had to do our part of the job to protect this marvellous Earth, and we decided 2 years ago to create the Barcelona chapter.

What is an achievement that made you proud?

This mission is essential for me because it allows me to finally be an actor in the protection of the planet. His lamentable state in which the Human leaves it can not leave people indifferent and I feel that we have no right to sit and do nothing. That’s why I feel proud to say “I stand up for the oceans, I’m a seed of change. Oceans give us so much, we have to thank them, helping them”

What is the most rewarding part of your volunteering job? 

What motivates us the most is when people see us doing our actions, wondering most innocently why we pick up waste, why we invest in this fight, and then say to ourselves “that’s good what you are doing”. They are indignant that people are doing nothing and they accompagn us, leaving their activity that they had at that moment.

 What can we do on a daily basis to help prevent marine pollution?

It’s finally a lot of small actions that seem trivial but at the end of the chain are huge problems. 80% of the wastes present at sea come from the cities via the toilets or sewers. Generally, we must reduce our purchases of plastic for short-term use.

Cotton buds, sanitary towel, etc. are not biodegradable, do not throw them in the toilets! Bins exist 😉

The butts in the street are a calamity, they end up in sewers then directly at sea, and each one can contaminate 500L of water with heavy metal and toxic element they contain.

Plastic bags, small pieces of plastic fly away quickly, straws etc. end up at sea and kill wildlife!

Finally, if each of us picked up the waste on our way back from the beach, they would be quickly clean.

How can someone become a volunteer for Surfrider Foundation?

Surfrider has branches all over Europe and around the world. First, everyone can get closer to a Surfrider near home, and participate in organized actions. Otherwise, there is the possibility of getting yourself a branch and getting involved in the fight, the idea being to project on at least 4 actions per year. It is a real educational work, more than a cleaning job, which is more symbolic.

Now we will ask you some questions so we can get to know you better.

Early bird or night owl? 

Early bird

Midnight swim or morning run?

Morning run !

Surf rider or beach napper?

Surf rider.

Atlantic wild or Mediterranean calm?

Atlantic wild 😀

France or Spain?

Hard question.. Spanish life with French food. 😊

Glass or plastic?

Glass, say no to plastic !

Black, white or green? Talking about Kailani of course!

Green !

Aloha Poké

Take a walk on the Hawaiian side of Madrid in the three establishments of Aloha Poké. 

Location: 

– C/ Libertad 17 – Madrid 

– Av. Felipe II 8 – Madrid 

– C/ María de Molina 16 – Madrid 

Kind of food: Colourful and healthy, Aloha Poké offers the best of Hawaiian cuisine with its fresh delicious poke bowls. Accompany your bowl with your favourite natural ice tea for a more intense experience. 

Price:

The Must-Try: When visiting Aloha Poké, you have to follow your instinct. You can combine and create your poke bowl as you want it: base, protein, sauce, toppings. They are made with the freshest ingredients and carefully prepared by the amazing team. Let your inspiration take you to Hawaii.

The Special Touch: The surf and natural atmosphere manage to make you travel without leaving Madrid. 

Crowd: Travel and healthy food lovers. 

Dress Code: Hawaiian flower shirt and a shark tooth necklace. 

Voice for the ocean

For the 2019 European elections, Surfrider Foundation Europe is encouraging civil society as a whole to “give voice” to the protection of the oceans through an online consultation: VOICE FOR THE OCEAN. In 2019, at the end of this consultation, which addresses 8 themes, Surfrider will be the voice of the citizens for the candidates in the European elections.

As a partner of Surfrider, we encourage you to respond to this consultation and give your voice for the ocean. 

Here’s the link for the online consultation: http://surfrider.eu/vfto

La Real Hamburguesería

Get to know La Real Hamburguesería, one of the best burger places that already convinced Barcelona burger lovers with its gourmet and quality burgers with a little something from Venezuela. Try them with your favourite ice tea. 

Location: C/ de Valencia 285, 08009 – Barcelona

Kind of food: Gourmet street food with influences from Venezuela. 

Price: €€

The Must-Try: La de Brie, a mix between savoury and sweet with artesanal brie cheese with rhubarb jam and bacon. An original burger that you will fill your burger needs. 

The special touch: The welcoming staff and the great atmosphere will make you feel like home. 

Crowd: Families, friends and foodies. 

Dress Code: Casual with a red cap. 

The best table: If you’re lucky you can get one of the tables of the terrace outside, to enjoy your burger while watching passersby. 

Good for: Sunday night treat. 

El Petit Mos

Discover El Petit Mos, a family and friendly restaurant in Sant Antoni/Raval that offer you Mediterranean cuisine made with the freshest ingredients from local markets. 

Location: C/ de Sepúlveda, 80 – 08015 Barcelona

Kind of food: Creative Mediterranean cuisine, tapas and pinchos. 

Price:

The Must-Try: Eggs Benedict with Dutch truffle and Alaskan salmon.

The Special Touch: The welcoming atmosphere, the vintage style and the large open windows are the perfect mix to enjoy some tapas and a delicious ice tea with friends. 

Crowd: Happy people looking for a place to gather. 

Dress Code: Colourful t-shirt and flip flops.