The Brothers Grimm Lunch Break: The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales, a few times a week

About the show

A few times a week, over my lunch break, I will record, edit, and publish one of the original 250 fairy tales collected by the Brothers Grimm and translated to English by Dr. Jack Zipes.

Episodes

  • Episode 101: 100. The Devil's Sooty Brother

    September 7th, 2012  |  8 mins 34 secs

    The Devil's Sooty Brother: A down and out discharged soldier gets hired on to become the Devil's assistant. He serves well enough for seven years, and is well paid for his service.

  • Episode 100: 99. The Spirit in the Glass Bottle

    August 31st, 2012  |  10 mins 48 secs

    The Spirit in the Bottle: A student discovers a mean spirit in a glass bottle. He outsmarts the spirit, and once he sets the spirit free, he is rewarded with a magical item that sets him and his poor father up for life.

  • Episode 99: 98. Doctor Know-It-All

    August 30th, 2012  |  6 mins 1 sec

    Doctor Know-It-All: A farmer asks a doctor how he too could become a doctor. The doctor gives him a sarcastic response, but the farmer follows it anyway. He then lucks into fame and fortune.

  • Episode 98: 97. The Water of Life

    August 29th, 2012  |  13 mins 49 secs

    The Water of Life: A King lies dying, and only the hard to find Water of Life can save him. His three sons, two wicked ones and one younger good one, go out to find it. Along the way, everyone gets what they have coming.

  • Episode 97: 96. The Three Little Birds

    August 28th, 2012  |  9 mins 36 secs

    The Three Little Birds: Three sisters marry a king and two of his ministers. The new queen births three children, but her two sisters conspire to throw the babies into the river. They are rescued by a fisherman, and with the help of a magical bird, all is

  • Episode 96: 95. Old Hildebrand

    August 23rd, 2012  |  8 mins 40 secs

    Old Hildebrand: A farmer's wife and a priest have an affair, and the farmer's neighbor helps him learn the truth.

  • Episode 95: 94. The Clever Farmer's Daughter

    August 22nd, 2012  |  8 mins 46 secs

    The Clever Farmer's Daughter: A king is impressed by a farmer's daughter's cleverness.

  • Episode 94: 93. The Raven

    August 17th, 2012  |  14 mins 20 secs

    The Raven: After a princess is accidentally turned into a raven, and woodsman faces many challenges to break her from the spell.

  • Episode 93: 92. The King of the Golden Mountain

    July 24th, 2012  |  14 mins 46 secs

    The King of the Golden Mountain: A rich merchant loses his riches, but a dwarf offers to restore them in exchange for a mystery item. That item turns out to be the merchant's own son. Instead of becoming a slave to the dwarf, the boy manages to escape and

  • Episode 92: 91. The Gnome

    July 11th, 2012  |  10 mins 38 secs

    The Gnome: After eating an apple off their father's favorite tree, three princesses are magically cursed to be deep undreground where they must pick lice off dragons. Three huntsmen brothers, while searching for the princesses, stumble upon a gnome who li

  • Episode 91: 90. The Young Giant

    July 10th, 2012  |  17 mins 58 secs

    The Young Giant: A young farmer's son, who was no bigger than a thumb, suckles at the breast of a giant and becomes a giant himself (and quite a bit ill-mannered, too). He then goes out to make his way in the world.

  • Episode 90: 89. The Goose Girl

    July 6th, 2012  |  13 mins 18 secs

    The Goose Girl: A meek princess is usurped by her servant and is forced to tend to the geese in silence. A talking horse witnesses the events and, despite being killed, helps bring the usurper to justice.

  • Episode 89: 88. The Singing, Springing Lark

    June 26th, 2012  |  14 mins 26 secs

    The Singing, Springing Lark: A story of enchantment with lions, dragons, griffins, talking doves, true love, gifts from the sun, moon, and the four winds, and more.

  • Episode 88: 87. The Poor Man and the Rich Man

    June 6th, 2012  |  10 mins 36 secs

    The Poor Man and the Rich Man: The Lord was travelling the world disduised as a simple man, as he often used to do. He was treated very differently by a rich man and a poor man, and each received an appropriate reward.

  • Episode 87: 86. The Fox and the Geese

    May 31st, 2012  |  3 mins 8 secs

    The Fox and the Geese: A hungry fox happens upon a meadow full of young, plump geese.

  • Episode 86: 85. The Golden Children

    May 30th, 2012  |  13 mins 16 secs

    The Golden Children: This is kind of a greatest hits remix story, involving a talking wish-granting golden fish, golden brothers with matching golden lillies and horses, travels through the wide world, a sudden marriage, and a witch in the woods who can t