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

All stories read by Eric Wagoner from The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm, translated by Jack Zipes (used with permission).

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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.

Direct download: Grimm-12-Rapunzel.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 12:53pm EDT
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11. 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.

Direct download: Grimm-11-BrotherAndSister.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 1:22pm EDT
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A rooster and hen, along with a duck, a pin, and a needle, don't make for the best houseguests.

Direct download: Grimm-10-Riffraff.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 1:01pm EDT
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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 endures extreme hardship to save them.

Direct download: Grimm-9-TwelveBrothers.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 5:52pm EDT
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The Marvelous Minstrel: A bored minstrel walking through the forest wants a companion. Beasts need not apply.

Direct download: Grimm-8-MarvelousMinstrel.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 12:42pm EDT
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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.)

Direct download: Grimm-7-TheGoodBargain.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 1:06pm EDT
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A dying King, a young king, their servant who is faithful to the end, a kidnapped princess, talking ravens, and beheaded princes, who all manage to live happily ever after.

Direct download: Grimm-6-FaithfulJohannes.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 6:39pm EDT
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5. The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids

A wolf eats the mother goat's kids, but ends up with a belly full of stones.

Direct download: Grimm-5-WolfAndSevenKids.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 12:35pm EDT
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4. A Tale About the Boy Who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was

A simple boy who just wants to be frightened.

Direct download: Grimm-4-BoyLearnsFear.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 2:03pm EDT
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3. The Virgin Mary's Child

The Virgin Mary adopts a child who lies, grows up, lies again, repents, and is forgiven.

Direct download: Grimm-3-VirginMarysChild.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 5:44pm EDT
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2. The Companionship of the Cat and Mouse

A mouse lives with a cat, and the cat eats all the fat.

Direct download: Grimm-2-CatAndMouse.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 1:30pm EDT
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1. The Frog King, or Iron Heinrich

A princess loses her ball down a well, a frog retrieves it, and a servant's heart grows three sizes.

Direct download: Grimm-1-FrogKing.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 12:39pm EDT
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