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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.

Jun 24, 2021

My guest was starring on Broadway when he was 9 years old, and he went on to appear in the classic TV show “One Day at a Time” and more. We discussed his career, difficulties he’s encountered in his life, and how he copes with stress with meditation and self-compassion.


Jun 17, 2021

My guest played Marsha Owens on the classic TV show “Mr. Belvedere.” We discuss her long career, her love for theater, and working with legends such as Rodney Dangerfield and Robin Williams.

Jun 10, 2021

My guest, actor/producer Kevin Spirtas, discusses his multifaceted career, how he’s grown as a person through his varied performances, and how he feels about having an influence on others through his roles.

Jun 3, 2021

My guest is an actress who has appeared in the movie "Airplane," as well as on television on the Mary Tyler Moore show, among many other acting credits. In addition to talking about her career, we discuss her new book, "My Four Hollywood Husbands," as well as how she has handled her husbands' alcoholism and her own...