NBC News’ Mike Hixenbaugh and Antonia Hylton host the six-episode series, about a teacher and transgender teenager who are “caught up in the crossfire of the Grapevine-Colleyville school district’s anti-trans policy,” per the network. The series highlights the anti-trans movement across the country, including Christian conservative figures who have pressured lawmakers and school boards.
The Southlake podcast in 2021 was the story of the racial and cultural disputes that divided the suburb of Southlake, Texas. The targeting of critical race theory led to book bans in school district libraries, something that has been repeated in a number of communities across the U.S. The podcast won a Peabody award last year and was a Pulitzer finalist.
The first two episodes of Grapevine will be available on Oct. 4, with two episodes debuting in each of the next two weeks. The series will be available on major podcast platforms.