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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.

Dec 30, 2021

My guest was the presidential advisor for two presidents, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. She is Rev. Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook, affectionately known as Ambassador Sujay. We discuss her career, the importance of inspiration in difficult times, how she has coped with a variety of things in her life, and much more.

Dec 23, 2021

This enjoyable show, originally recorded and aired in 1995, and digitally remastered to be available on this podcast, stars the late actor Eddie Bracken, known for playing Mr. Duncan in Home Alone 2, and National Lampoon's Vacation, among many others. We discuss the changes in show business from his...

Dec 16, 2021

My guests are the talented D’Ambrosio twins, Bianca and Chiara. We talk about their show business careers, how they find being child stars and cope with their careers, as well how they give back, and much more.

Dec 9, 2021

My guests today are Judge Judy’s bailiff Petri Hawkins-Byrd and his wife Makita Bond Byrd, discussing the end of the Judge Judy show, their health conditions, their new YouTube show, Bonding with Byrd, and more.

Dec 2, 2021

My guest is one of the most popular crime writers of all time. We discuss her new book, “Autopsy”, the latest in the Kay Scarpetta series, her career, and much more.