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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 31, 2020

Best known as the mother on the hit TV series "The Waltons", my guest is a four-time Emmy award winner, television, stage, and screen actress, Michael Learned. We discuss her acting career, as well as some of the difficulties she's encountered in her life. We also discuss how she came to be named Michael!

Dec 25, 2020

This fascinating show with Lainie Kazan was originally recorded and aired in 1995! It has been digitally remastered and this is the first time it's been available on this website.

Having starred in "The Nanny" and, subsequent to this recording, "My Big Fat Greek Wedding", among many other things, you'll enjoy this...

Dec 17, 2020

In this new solo podcast, Dr. Phillips discusses strategies for getting through this unique holiday season while still in the midst of the pandemic. 

Dec 10, 2020

Do you remember the song "How Much Is That Doggie in the Window"? One of the most popular songs of all time was a hit for my guest, the late Patti Page. One of the music industry's best-selling singers, also known for her hits "Cape Cod", "Tennessee Waltz", and "Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte", we discuss a career that has...

Dec 3, 2020

My returning guest has appeared in more than 200 movies and television shows, including playing the mother in the movie E.T. We discuss what she’s up to as an actress as well as her career as a healer.