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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.

Jul 25, 2019

This show, originally aired in 2005, shows how maturity transformed the popular comedian by enabling him to use comedy both for laughter and for more serious purposes, including the improvement of his own life.

Jul 18, 2019

My guest on this episode is NASA astronaut, Col. Jerry Ross. We discuss his astronaut career, what records he holds as an astronaut, the pure joy he experienced doing his first space walk, and his book, " Spacewalker: My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA's Record-Setting Frequent Flyer ".


Jul 11, 2019

Former Major League baseball player Tommy John, who pitched for the Yankees and the Dodgers among other teams, is my guest. We discuss the reasons for his success, his longevity (he pitched for 26 years!), his surgery (now called “Tommy John surgery”), his son Travis’ serious injury, and the importance of having a...

Jul 4, 2019

My guest is a mentalist who has been astonishing and perplexing audiences for decades. We discuss his career, some of the unique experiences he’s had when he first knew he had special talents, and some of the twists and turns he’s encountered.

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