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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 26, 2023

My guest is a former actress, having starred on two soap operas. Sonia Satra is now a motivational speaker and author. We discuss her career, her passion for helping people, her thoughts about the mind-body connection and its role in personal growth, and much more. 

Oct 19, 2023

My guest is a well-known journalist and former radio host who is now the author of the new book, Frank’s Shadow. We discuss his career, the significance of the themes of the book, his love for storytelling, and much more.

Oct 12, 2023

My guest on this archived show, originally taped in 2001 hence the episode’s sound quality, was one of the most popular mystery writers in American history. We discussed his novels, his process of writing, why he never read his reviews, and much more.

Oct 5, 2023

My guest is a stand-up comedian whose popularity is increasing around the world. We discuss his career, his unique type of humor, why he loves what he does, the importance of humor as a coping strategy, and much more.