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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 29, 2022

My guest is an expert in mental health issues, and author of the new book, “Reconnecting After Isolation.” We discussed the impact that the pandemic has had on socialization, things that people can do to identify problems in this area, strategies to help themselves, and much more.

Dec 22, 2022

This is the second part of a two-part interview with "The Godfather" star Gianni Russo. We discuss his career after this movie, his relationship with some of the biggest names in and out of show business, and much more.

Dec 15, 2022

My guest is a singer who has resumed a successful career following the sudden death of her husband, and is starring in a PBS documentary called “The Musicians’ Green Book: An Enduring Legacy”. We discuss the documentary as well as the Green Book, her career, the importance of family, her love for singing, and much...

Dec 8, 2022

My guest played Carlo Rizzi in The Godfather. We discussed his very difficult childhood, how he basically rescued himself, how he was cast in The Godfather, and much more.

Dec 1, 2022

This is the second part of a two-part interview with Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle. We discuss what led to him joining the band, the need for grief counseling for tragedies such as his, how he moved forward from the crash, and much more.