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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.

Aug 25, 2022

My guest, a 13-year-old actor, is already making a name for himself, currently appearing in "Stranger Things" on Netflix. We discuss his developing career, his passion for acting, how he’s been treated in school as an actor, the difficulties he’s encountered, and much more.

Aug 18, 2022

My returning guest discusses details about composing music and creating sounds for some of his biggest movies, how he copes with being in the industry, and much more.

Aug 11, 2022

My guest in this archived episode is perhaps best known for playing "Colonel Klink" on the classic TV show “Hogan’s Heroes. (Please forgive the sound quality of the episode.) We discuss his career, his love for theater, the problems with being typecast, and much more.

Aug 4, 2022

On this archived show, originally taped in 1994, Keith Hernandez and I discuss his best-selling book “Pure Baseball”, his career, thoughts about baseball, and much more.