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 21: 20. The Brave Little Tailor

    November 30th, 2011  |  19 mins 44 secs

    The Brave Little Tailor: A little tailor kills seven flies with one blow, and milks the feat for all it's worth. And then some.

  • Episode 20: 19. The Fisherman and His Wife

    November 16th, 2011  |  19 mins 51 secs

    The Fisherman and His Wife: A fisherman catches a wish-granting flounder, and his wife wishes for more and more outlandish things.

  • Episode 19: 18. The Straw, the Coal, and the Bean

    November 15th, 2011  |  4 mins 18 secs

    The Straw, the Coal, and the Bean: A peice of straw, a smoldering coal, and a bean escape from a poor old woman's house and head off for a foreign country. Along the way, we learn why beans to this day have a black seam.

  • Episode 18: 17. The White Snake

    November 14th, 2011  |  10 mins

    The White Snake: A servant secretly tastes the king's food, and is given the power to talk to animals.

  • Episode 17: 16. The Three Snake Leaves

    November 11th, 2011  |  9 mins 51 secs

    The Three Snake Leaves: A young man makes a name for himself, and is able to marry a king's beautiful daughter. An illness takes her, but a snake provides three miraculous leaves that he uses to bring her back to life. Unfortunately, she returns a changed

  • Episode 16: 15. Hansel and Gretel

    November 9th, 2011  |  17 mins 47 secs

    Hansel and Gretel: A poor woodcutter can afford to feed his children, so he abandons them in the forest. They find an edible house, but the witch who lives inside ensnares them and want to cook them. They escape, and live happily ever after.

  • Episode 15: 14. The Three Spinners

    November 2nd, 2011  |  6 mins 42 secs

    The Three Spinners: A lazy girl doesn't want to spin flax, but her mother's lie to the queen finds her in the middle of three rooms full of the stuff. Three women with odd features happen by and agree to spin the flax for her. They do, and the girl never

  • Episode 14: 13. The Three Little Gnomes in the Forest

    November 1st, 2011  |  12 mins 46 secs

    The Three Little Gnomes in the Forest: A good girl is tortured by her evil stepmother and stepsister, but thanks to the gifts bestowed by three gnomes in the forest, everything works out for the good girl and her tormentors come to a terrible end.

  • Episode 13: 12. Rapunzel

    October 31st, 2011  |  9 mins 19 secs

    Rapunzel: The classic story of a maiden with long hair locked in a tower, but maybe a bit darker than you remember. Still, she and her prince live happily ever after.

  • Episode 12: 11. Brother and Sister

    October 28th, 2011  |  14 mins 55 secs

    Brother and Sister: A brother (who gets turned into a deer) and a sister (who becomes a ghost) get tormented by their evil stepmother (who is also a witch). But in the end, they live happily ever after.

  • Episode 11: 10. Riffraff

    October 24th, 2011  |  5 mins 45 secs

    Riffraff: A rooster and hen, along with a duck, a pin, and a needle, don't make for the best houseguests.

  • Episode 10: 9. The Twelve Brothers

    October 21st, 2011  |  12 mins 32 secs

    The Twelve Brothers: Twelve princes lose everything after their father has a strange prophesy regarding their young sister. They stew in the forest for a while and eventually reconcile with her, only to be turned into ravens. Their young sister then endur

  • Episode 9: 8. The Marvelous Minstrel

    October 19th, 2011  |  7 mins 28 secs

    The Marvelous Minstrel: A bored minstrel walking through the forest wants a companion. Beasts need not apply.

  • Episode 8: 7. The Good Bargain

    October 17th, 2011  |  11 mins 22 secs

    The Good Bargain: A dumb farmer is outsmarted by frogs and dogs, but still manages to strike a good bargain with a soldier and a Jew. (Yeah, I know. But for this podcast, I'll be reading all the Grimm's stories.)

  • Episode 7: 6. Faithful Johannes

    October 12th, 2011  |  19 mins 13 secs

    Faithful Johannes

  • Episode 6: 5. The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids

    October 11th, 2011  |  7 mins 21 secs

    The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids