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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 28, 2023

My guest is this archived episode, originally taped in 1994, starred as “Grandpa” in the TV classic “The Munsters”. We discuss his career, his fond memories of Fred Gwynne, the importance of humor and laughter, and much more.

Dec 21, 2023

My guest is perhaps best known for being the long-time host of the classic television game show, “The Newlywed Game”. We discuss how the show exploded in popularity, his varied other career activities, some of the difficulties he encountered in show business, and much more.

Dec 14, 2023

My guest is an actress who has numerous credits from the 1960s, including starring in “Kissing Cousins” with Elvis Presley. We discuss her memories of Elvis, other legendary stars and these early roles, her feelings about acting, and much more.

Dec 7, 2023

My guest is perhaps best known for playing “Sly” on the classic TV show “Dallas”, but she’s also an accomplished singer, producer, and writer. We discuss her multifaceted career, her memories of “Dallas”, and much more.

Nov 30, 2023

My guest in this archived episode, originally taped in 1998 (please forgive the sound quality!), was a legendary television and radio talk show host, who many credit with inventing the talk show genre. We discuss his ease at interviewing guests, his many fascinating experiences as a talk show host, and much more.