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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.

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.

Nov 21, 2019

This episode's guest loves to make people laugh.

In fact, his nickname is "The Joke Man".  Becoming well known for his regular appearances on The Howard Stern Show, he has developed a popular career as a stand-up comedian, author, and overall funny man. 

Nov 14, 2019

My guest is a founding member of the popular singing group, the 5th Dimension- LaMonte McLemore.

We discuss his new book, "From Hobo Flats to the 5th Dimension", co-authored with Robert-Allan Arno, his career with the 5th Dimension, and the difficulties in his life that he was able to overcome.

Nov 7, 2019

My guest is veteran actress, dancer, humanitarian Ruta Lee, who starred in such classic films as Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Witness for the Prosecution, and Funny Face.

She is also known for her decades-long involvement in the charity organization The Thalians.