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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.

Apr 30, 2020

My guest is best known as playing the devilish Nellie Oleson on the hit television show, "Little House on the Prairie," Alison Arngrim.

We discuss many things, including her book, "Confessions of A Prairie Bitch," her career as a child star, how she dealt with being a hated character on the show, and how she has used...

Apr 23, 2020

My guest has appeared in dozens of movies and television shows for decades, but is perhaps best known for being the annoying insurance salesman, Ned Ryerson, in "Groundhog Day."

We discuss his career, his positive attitude despite adversity, and how he has been coping with the coronavirus pandemic.

Apr 16, 2020

This show with one of the original Golden Girls, originally broadcast in 2002, is almost prophetic in its relevance to today’s issues of breast cancer and menopause, as well as today’s knowledge of the effectiveness of psychological treatments in the alleviation of medical problems.

Apr 9, 2020

This show, which was recorded in 2003, illustrates the progression of Bob Dole from a young politician to a mature and caring public servant. We also discuss how Senator Dole has successfully dealt with a number of medical problems and injuries in his life.

Apr 2, 2020

In honor of the recent passing of Doris Roberts, we are re-airing a "Coping Conversations" show taped with Doris in 1995.

This show, originally aired on "KJOY" (WKJY-98.3FM on Long Island, NY), includes Doris talking about her roles in "Remington Steele” and as Marie in “Everybody Loves Raymond” (which aired...