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Coping Conversations

"Coping Conversations” is a popular 15-minute radio show, hosted by internationally renowned psychologist, Dr. Bob Phillips, which has been aired on radio stations and as a nationally available audio-streamed program since 1991.

 On each show, Dr. Phillips interviews a well-known celebrity or expert, bringing the listening audience up to date on current appearances, performances, publications and other activities of interest.

 As the main focus, our listeners are always fascinated to hear about our guest’s interesting life experiences and successful coping experiences, hence the name "Coping Conversations"! The show invariably is positive, upbeat, and fascinating.

Host Dr. Bob Phillips is also the author of more than 35 best-selling books, and the founder and director of the Center for Coping ( on Long Island, New York.

Apr 29, 2021

Popular television performer, Conrad Bain, is my guest in this extended, archived show, originally taped in his living room in Santa Monica Hills in the 1990s. We talk about his career, how he felt about being the star of two hit television series (“Maude” and “Diff’rent Strokes”), and his experiences in working with Gary Coleman and other stars. We discussed how he dealt with the difficulties in moving from idea and concept to the actuality of “Diff’rent Strokes,” and how he felt about taking a subordinate role to the other cast members.