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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.

Oct 27, 2022

My guest is a popular children’s author, and author of National Geographic’s “The Explorer Academy” books. We discuss her latest book, “The Forbidden Island”, what led to her interest in writing children’s books, the importance of reading for children, and much more.


Oct 20, 2022

My guest is the best-selling author of dozens of novels. We discuss his latest book, “Long Shadows”, how he approaches writing his books, the importance of reading, and much more.

Oct 13, 2022

My guest in this archived show, taped in 2010, is perhaps best known for playing Ann Kelsey in the long-running television program L.A. Law. We discuss her show business career, her advocacy work for people with breast cancer, her own experiences with the disease, and much more.


Oct 6, 2022

My guest on this archived show, originally taped in 2010, is veteran actor William Schallert, perhaps best known for playing dad Martin Lane on “The Patty Duke Show”. We discuss his lengthy show business career, how he dealt with the mix of performing and family responsibilities, and other issues he coped with...