Mark Perzel

Host of The Book Club @ 91.7

Mark Perzel hosts The Book Club @ 91.7 Saturday mornings at 7:00 am. 

In addition, he can be heard weekday evenings hosting classical music on 90.9 WGUC.  He is also known throughout the public radio industry for inventive, award-winning holiday programs like Tunes from the Crypt, Tunes from the Crypt Goes to the Movies, Feast for the Ears, and Love Greetings.

Mark has worked in the radio industry for more than thirty years. He began in the business when he was a teenager in Charlotte, North Carolina, volunteering for a public radio station.   He attended the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, majoring in broadcasting and minoring in violin performance.

He has performed speaking parts with performing organizations throughout the tri-state including the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Carnegie Opera Theatre, and the Linton Chamber Music Series, and done voiceover work for numerous commercials and industrial videos.

Ways to Connect

  The New York Times bestseller from "queen of the geeks" Felicia Day, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is a funny and surprisingly inspirational memoir about her unusual upbringing, her rise to internet stardom, and embracing her weirdness to find her place in the world.

  A satirical romance about identity, guilt, goodness, and the nature of lies, Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye is a reimagining of Jane Eyre as a gutsy, heroic serial killer.

  William Carlsen reveals the remarkable story of the discovery of the ancient Maya by John Lloyd Stephens and Frederick Catherwood in Jungle of Stone.

  Greg Sack, artist and organizer of the Clay Alliance's Spring Pottery Fair, talks about Saturday’s event in East Walnut Hills.

  Recess: From Dodgeball to Double Dutch by Ben Applebaum and Dan DiSorbo is the ultimate illustrated guide to the best games of the playground, for inside and outside. It includes the rules to over 150 games and variations, including over two dozen international games from schoolyards around the world.

  We cooperate with corporate data surveillance because it promises us convenience, and we submit to government surveillance because it promises us protection. The result is a mass surveillance society of our own making. But have we given up more than we’ve gained?

In Data and Goliath, security expert Bruce Schneier offers another path, one that values both security and privacy.

  World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom.

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys is the tale of three desperate passengers, forced by circumstance to unite, find their strength, and fight to survive.

  Find out about the performance of the Scottish fantasy Brigadoon now through May 22 at The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts.

  Matthias Hollwich invites us to take everything we associate with aging—the loss of freedom and vitality, the cold and sterile nursing homes, the boredom—and throw it out the window.

New Aging: Live Smarter Now to Live Better Forever will inspire you and your loved ones to live smarter today so you can live better tomorrow.

  Most people probably don't wax romantic about the grammar lessons or teachers of yore, yet most will still love Between You and Me, the hilarious and delightful memoir by the longtime New Yorker copy editor, Mary Norris.

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