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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.

Jul 30, 2020

My guest is actress/singer, Shelley Fabares, perhaps best known as a star of TV's "Coach", and singer of the hit song "Johnny Angel." We discuss her acting career, as well as how she's dealt with some serious medical problems. 

Jul 23, 2020

This archived show, originally aired in 1995, features one of the best pitchers in the history of baseball, Hall of Fame Cleveland Indians pitcher Bob Feller. Known as “Rapid Robert” for his fastball, he was an icon in Cleveland, and his insight into baseball and his unique personality has kept him in the public...

Jul 16, 2020

My guest, Mike Farrell, is perhaps best known as Captain BJ Hunnicutt on the hit TV series M*A*S*H. Not only is he well respected as an actor, but he is also well respected as a humanitarian. He is dedicated to worthwhile causes such as human rights, the environment, and numerous other issues. We discuss his career (and...

Jul 9, 2020

My guest is actor Burton Gilliam, known for movies such as Paper Moon, and Blazing Saddles. We discuss his decades-long acting career, as well as his experiences as a firefighter and boxer.

Jul 5, 2020

With the coronavirus continuing to be on everyone’s mind, in this new solo podcast, Dr. Phillips discusses additional things you can do to better cope with COVID-19.