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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.

Apr 30, 2020

My guest is best known as playing the devilish Nellie Oleson on the hit television show, "Little House on the Prairie," Alison Arngrim.

We discuss many things, including her book, "Confessions of A Prairie Bitch," her career as a child star, how she dealt with being a hated character on the show, and how she has used her celebrity to help others.