Adam McKay and Adam Davidson would like to convince you that free throws are Surprisingly Awesome, just as the name of the podcast suggests. McKay and Davidson discuss how the best free throw shooter in the world never made it past his high school basketball team, some of the different strategies fans use to distract players at the free throw line, and how one free throw coach turned a terrible free throw shooter into one of the best free throw shooters in the history of the Boston Celtics.
About Surprisingly Awesome
Surprisingly Awesome is a show full of stories about things that sound totally boring, but turn out to be totally awesome. Surprisingly Awesome is the fourth podcast from Gimlet Media. Gimlet is a podcast startup that features four podcasts, with a fifth on the way. Startup, Gimlet’s first podcast, follows Gimlet’s found Alex Blumberg as he tries to start his new podcast company from scratch. The second season featured Dating Ring, a startup matchmaking service.