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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.

Dec 26, 2019

My guest is best known for playing “The Beaver” on the classic television show, “Leave It To Beaver.”

We discuss his being an actor for his entire life, as well as he has coped with type 2 diabetes.

Dec 19, 2019

My guest was married to legendary actor, singer Theodore Bikel, perhaps best known as Tevye on stage in Fiddler on the Roof.

Before his death, he wrote a children's book called, The City of Light, which, after his death, his wife Aimee expanded and just published.

We discuss the book, its role in helping people deal...

Dec 12, 2019

My guest played Ralph Malph on the hit TV show "Happy Days." But he is known for more than that.

An accomplished singer and actor, we discuss his career, how he's coped with being typecast, and how he’s coped with his wife’s Parkinson’s Disease. 

Dec 5, 2019

My guest is popular actress Donna Mills, perhaps best known for playing Abby Cunningham on the hit TV show Knots Landing. She is currently appearing in the new movie, “Carol of the Bells.”

We discuss her career, how she coped with playing the villainous Abby, her warm feelings about Carol of the Bells, and her new...

Nov 28, 2019

My guest is veteran actress Lee Purcell, perhaps best known for the movie “Valley Girl” but a star in numerous movies, television shows, and stage productions.

She is currently starring in the new movie, “Carol of the Bells.”

We discuss the unique nature of this movie and her thoughts about her long career.