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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.

Apr 28, 2022

My returning guest has enjoyed making people laugh for virtually his whole life. We discuss how his career exploded because of his regular appearances on the Howard Stern Show, his interest in joke-telling, especially dirty jokes, how humor has helped him cope, and much more.

Apr 21, 2022

My guest is a talented and creative actor, comedian, and impressionist. We discuss the process of learning new voice impressions, his belief in humor as a coping tool, his acting career, his desire to inspire and motivate, and much more.

Apr 14, 2022

In this archived show, originally taped in 1998, Dr. Siegel and I discuss his best-selling book, “Love, Medicine & Miracles,” and the important ways that patients can help themselves in the healing process. We discuss what got him interested in this, and much more.

Apr 7, 2022

My guest is a popular illusionist who exploded on the scene as a finalist on America’s Got Talent. We discuss his passion for magic, how he learns and expands his craft, the highs and the lows of performing, and much more!