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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.

Aug 27, 2020

My guest is a teacher, an educational expert, and the son of legendary actress Charlotte Rae. We discuss the impact his mother had on him, how he benefited from growing up with a special needs brother, and his views about the difficulties faced in education due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Aug 20, 2020

Joe Bonsall is one of the lead singers of the popular country group Oak Ridge Boys, perhaps best known for their monster hit “Elvira”. In addition to singing with the Oak Ridge Boys for almost 40 years, he is also an author, writing the popular book “From My Perspective.” We discuss his career, the difficulties...

Aug 13, 2020

Rick Barry, one of the 50 best professional NBA basketball players of all time, is my returning guest. We discuss sports as a coping tool and the new Big3 basketball league for well-known players who are no longer playing in the NBA.

Aug 6, 2020

Dr. Noel Rose was an internationally renowned expert in autoimmune disease; he had been doing research in this specialty for more than 50 years. Dr. Rose was instrumental in establishing the whole field of autoimmunity, and his textbook, “The Autoimmune Diseases” is a classic. He was professor of pathology and...