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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.

Jan 30, 2020

This show's guest is popular actress Jennie Garth who, among other roles, starred in Beverly Hills 90210 and What I Like About You, and appeared on Dancing With The Stars.

We discuss how she has coped with her heart disease, her father’s death, and her daughter’s juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Her positive attitude...

Jan 23, 2020

My guest on this episode is actor Tony Dow, perhaps best known as Wally Cleaver on the classic television series "Leave It To Beaver."

We discuss his career, how he's coped with being a child star, and how he's branched out in other creative directions besides acting.

Jan 16, 2020

My guest is perhaps best known for playing the stuttering public defender in the hit movie, "My Cousin Vinnie." But he's much more than that.

We discuss his career in movies and in theater, and how he conquered his stuttering problem, even when asked to play that role in a movie.

Jan 9, 2020

Still known as the only player in baseball history to pitch a perfect game in the World Series, New York Yankee pitcher Don Larsen appeared on "Coping Conversations" in 1996 (to celebrate the 40th anniversary of that unbelievable achievement).

Now, twenty-four years later, in honor of the 64th anniversary of Don's...

Jan 2, 2020

My guest is the popular morning man on SiriusXM Satellite Radio’s 60s on 6 station, Phlash Phelps.

We discuss his career in radio, the difficulties he’s had to deal with in his career, and how he has famously incorporated his love for geography and travel into his work.