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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.

Jul 27, 2023

My guest broke into show business at the ripe old age of 3, playing the drums. He became known as Little Ricky on the classic TV show I Love Lucy, but developed a career as a musician. We discuss his career, how he dealt with difficulties in his life, how he has pulled himself together to be happy and productive,...

Jul 20, 2023

My guest is an expert in information, memorabilia, and trivia about our presidents and first families. We discuss how he developed this area of interest, and some of the fascinating things he has learned through his years researching their history.

Jul 13, 2023

My returning guest is likely best known for his role in “My Cousin Vinny”. We discuss additional fascinating information about the movie, other aspects of his career both in and outside of show business, how he dealt with knee replacement surgery, and much more.

Jul 6, 2023

My guest is the great-granddaughter of our 30th president, Calvin Coolidge. We discuss her great-grandparents, their legacy, how they dealt with tragedy, how she deals with perpetuating their legacy, and much more.