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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.

Sep 24, 2020

This show with the former ER star and well-respected actress, dating from 2003, shows how adversity strengthened Kellie Martin and led her to become a public advocate for autoimmune diseases and their treatment. It also discusses the efforts of the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA), for whom...

Sep 17, 2020

This humor-packed show with legendary comedian Soupy Sales was originally recorded and aired in 1994! Soupy, who died in 2009, was best known for his hit television show, and for having been hit in the face with pies more than any other human being!

Sep 10, 2020

Former New York Jets star defensive football player Joe Klecko is my guest. We discuss his career, how he coped with injuries, his views on the difference between football past and present, and the importance of teamwork, among other topics. He also offers advice to current New York Jets coach Rex Ryan.

Sep 3, 2020

My guest is television and movie star Esai Morales. We discuss his career, ranging from his early movies such as La Bamba, through his television roles, including NYPD Blue and Fairly Legal. We talk about how he’s coped with the difficulties he’s faced in show business, his important advocacy activities, and how his...