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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.

Aug 29, 2019

My guest is best known as Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan on the hit television show, "M*A*S*H." We start by discussing her love for painting, and her passion for animal rights, and how that came together in her book, "SwitHeart." Then we discussed how she developed her "Hot Lips" character, growing her to be a...

Aug 22, 2019

In this new show, Tommy James, lead singer of the rock group Tommy James & The Shondells, discusses his hit songs, his rise to fame, and how he dealt with his tumultuous association with Roulette Records and the dark side of the music industry. We discuss his brand new autobiography, “Me, the Mob, and the Music.”

Aug 15, 2019

My guest is best known as playing the adored "Mrs. C" on the television classic, "Happy Days." We discuss her experiences on the show, how she and the cast dealt with the tragic death of Erin Moran, and how she has coped with a variety of things in her life.

Aug 8, 2019

One of the most popular singers of all time, Connie Francis was the top charting female singer of the 1950’s and 1960’s. She has numerous hits, including “Who’s Sorry Now?”, “Where The Boys Are”, “Stupid Cupid”, and “Lipstick On Your Collar”. In this new show, taped in February, 2010, we discuss...

Aug 1, 2019

My guest is not only an excellent singer, actress and songwriter, but she's also happy to be the sister of the legendary Barbra Streisand. We talk about her relationship with her sister, how she's always been successful keeping her career on the path she chose (regardless of Barbra's fame), how she's dealt with...