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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.

Feb 25, 2021

My guest is actress/singer Joanna Gleason, a Tony Award winner with numerous movie and television roles as well. We discuss her relationship with her father, Let’s Make A Deal’s Monty Hall, how acting has always been so important to her, and how a good attitude can help you cope with anything!

Feb 18, 2021

My guest is a versatile actor who is perhaps best known for playing the hated Douglas C. Neidermeyer in the classic hit movie, "Animal House." We discussed how this role came to be, the difficulties he's had with stereotyping, other joys in his life, and his goals for the future.

Feb 11, 2021

My guest is former child star Paul Petersen, who played Jeff Stone on the old Donna Reed Show. Today, Paul is best known for his advocacy work. He founded the well-respected, non-profit organization, A Minor Consideration, that advocates and provides services for child stars and former child stars in trouble. We discuss...

Feb 4, 2021

One of the most popular television sportscasters in New York television history, Len Berman has covered virtually every major sporting event during his 40-year career.

Now a co-host on morning radio in NY, we discuss his changing role in broadcasting, how sports help us cope, the difficulties he’s encountered in his...