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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.

May 27, 2021

My guest is versatile film and television actor Rico Anderson. We discuss his career, his newest project, and quotes that are so important to him.

May 20, 2021

My guest is comedian Bruce Vilanch. We discuss his multi-faceted career as a performer, standup comedian, and writer and how his sense of humor is his favorite coping strategy.

May 13, 2021

A Show from 1995!

Ian Eagle is well known for his broadcasts of National Football League games on CBS, and Brooklyn Nets games on the YES network. But when Ian was 26, and just becoming known in the industry, he appeared as a guest on "Coping Conversations." The original show has been digitally remastered and this is...

May 6, 2021

My guest on this episode is actor Max Gail, perhaps best known as "Wojo" on the hit television series "Barney Miller." We discuss his career, how he's coped with difficult experiences in his life, his advocacy for Native Americans, and more.