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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.

Jan 28, 2021

My guest is legendary television and radio host, Larry King. Over the past 30 years, he has been suffered and coped with, numerous medical problems. In this archived show, taped in 2015, we discuss his first heart attack in 1987.



Jan 21, 2021

Judy Tenuta is not only a very funny comedienne, she's an actress and an author. We discuss her career, how her large family contributed to her strengths, how she's coped with difficult things in her life, and her memories of Joan Rivers and George Carlin, among others.

Jan 14, 2021

Former New York Knicks star power forward Anthony Mason, who sadly passed away in 2012, is my guest. We discuss his career, how he coped with injuries, how his attitude always helped him, his views on the difference between basketball past and present, and how his career grew out of his playing day experiences.

Jan 7, 2021

My guest is best known as Maryann on the classic television show, "Gilligan's Island." We discussed the reasons for the lasting power of the show, how the values presented continue to be important, and how she continues to be productive in the industry. We also discuss her new book and her new television series.