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.


  • Episode 53: 52. King Thrushbeard

    February 21st, 2012  |  11 mins 25 secs

    King Thrushbeard: The email account that you tried to reach does not exist.

  • Episode 52: 51. The Foundling

    February 15th, 2012  |  6 mins 46 secs

    The Foundling: A wood cutter finds a child lost in the woods, and raises him as his own.

  • Episode 51: 50. Brier Rose

    February 10th, 2012  |  9 mins 4 secs

    Brier Rose: An offended witch curses a young princess to die from pricking her finger on a spindle on her 15th birthday. A good witch blunts the curse by instead having her fall asleep for 100 years.

  • Episode 50: 49. The Six Swans

    February 9th, 2012  |  12 mins 18 secs

    The Six Swans

  • Episode 49: 48. Old Sultan

    February 8th, 2012  |  6 mins 17 secs

    Old Sultan: A farmer decides his old dog is too useless to keep around any longer. The dog, along with his frind the wolf, come up with a plan to convince him otherwise. The pair later get into a feud, and at a duel, a bear and a cat are their seconds.

  • Episode 48: 47. The Juniper Tree

    February 6th, 2012  |  19 mins 18 secs

    The Juniper Tree: An evil stepmother kills her step-son, cooks him into a stew, and serves the stew to the boy's father. Her daughter witnesses the whole thing, and buries the boy's bones beneath a juniper tree. The boy returns as an enchanted bird, and t

  • Episode 47: 46. Fitcher's Bird

    February 1st, 2012  |  9 mins 14 secs

    Fitcher's Bird: An evil warlock has a long history of kidnapping and murdering beutiful young women. One of his intended victims manages to escape and exact revenge.

  • Episode 46: 45. Thumbling's Travels

    January 30th, 2012  |  10 mins 37 secs

    Thumbling's Travels: A little man, no bigger than a thumb, goes out into the wide world.

  • Episode 45: 44. Godfather Death

    January 27th, 2012  |  8 mins 30 secs

    Godfather Death: A man chooses Death to be godfather of his 13th child. When he grows older, Death grants the child the power to heal the sick, under certain conditions. Trouble happens when those conditions are broken.

  • Episode 44: 43. Mother Trudy

    January 19th, 2012  |  3 mins 32 secs

    Mother Trudy: A young girl disobeys her parents' instructions not to go visit the home of an evil witch, and comes to a bad end.

  • Episode 43: 42. The Godfather

    January 18th, 2012  |  5 mins 14 secs

    The Godfather: A mysterious man grants a poor man the power to heal the sick or tell when their death is inevitable.

  • Episode 42: 41. Herr Korbes

    January 16th, 2012  |  3 mins 51 secs

    Herr Korbes: A hen and a rooster go visit Herr Korbes. Along the way, they're joined by several other animals and ordinarily inanimate objects who also want to go visit the man.

  • Episode 41: 40. The Robber Bridegroom

    January 13th, 2012  |  9 mins 3 secs

    The Robber Bridegroom: A miller promises his daughter to the first semmingly nice man who come courting, but he turns out to be a robber and murderer. The bride to be is able to escape the terrible plans he has in store.

  • Episode 40: 39. The Elves

    January 12th, 2012  |  8 mins 4 secs

    The Elves: Three short stories of the elves interacting with our world, including the story of elves helping the poor shoemaker while he sleeps.

  • Episode 39: 38. The Wedding of Mrs. Fox

    January 10th, 2012  |  6 mins 24 secs

    The Wedding of Mrs. Fox: Two tales of Mrs. Fox remarrying fter her beloved Mr. Fox passes away. Only the first time, he was only pretending to have died.

  • Episode 38: 37. Thumbling

    January 6th, 2012  |  13 mins 57 secs

    Thumbling: A farmer and his wife have a son perfect in every way, but no bigger than a thumb.