“Coping Conversations” Podcast
Hosted by: Dr. Bob Phillips

Coping Conversations” is an entertaining, educational, and inspirational podcast, hosted by internationally renowned psychologist, Dr. Bob Phillips. The “Coping Conversations” show has been airing weekly for more than 30 years, having appeared on New York radio stations and as a nationally available audio-streamed radio program since 1991. Due to popular demand, it debuted as a podcast in 2019.

On each episode, 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 activities and successful coping experiences, hence the name “Coping Conversations“! The show invariably is positive, upbeat, and fascinating.

Dr. Phillips is also the author of more than 40 best-selling books, and the founder and director of the Center for Coping (www.coping.com) on Long Island, New York.

Where to find and listen to the “Coping Conversations” podcast:

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Latest “Coping Conversations” podcast episode:

  • December 1, 2022- Artimus Pyle- (Drummer, Lynyrd Skynyrd)- Park 2

Previous eight “Coping Conversations” podcast episodes:

  • November 24, 2022- Dr. Bob Phillips- Encore Solo Presentation- It’s Always Good to be Thankful…
  • November 17, 2022- Artimus Pyle- (Drummer, Lynyrd Skynyrd)- Part 1
  • November 10, 2022- Sherri Be Quinones- (Actress, “Truth Be Told”)
  • November 3, 2022- Michael Tucker- (Actor, “L.A. Law”, Author)
  • October 27, 2022- Trudi Trueit- (Author, “The Forbidden Island”)
  • October 20, 2022- David Baldacci- (Author, “Long Shadows”)
  • October 13, 2022- Jill Eikenberry- (Actress, “L. A. Law”)
  • October 6, 2022- William Schallert- (Actor, “The Patty Duke Show”)

Celebrities Interviewed By Dr. Phillips Include:

  • Craig Allen (Popular NY-area meteorologist, WCBS-880)
  • Mel Allen (“Voice of the New York Yankees” sportscaster)
  • Rico Anderson (Actor, “Truth Be Told”)
  • Lucie Arnaz (Actress/singer, “The Jazz Singer”)
  • Alison Arngrim (Actress, “Little House on the Prairie”)
  • Ed Asner (Actor, “Mary Tyler Moore Show”, “Lou Grant”, “Up”)
  • Conrad Bain (Actor, “Diff’rent Strokes” and “Maude”)
  • David Baldacci (Author)
  • Kaye Ballard (Actress)
  • John Barbour (Actor/Comedian/TV Host)
  • Rick Barry (NBA Hall of Fame basketball player)
  • Rolf Benirschke (NFL football player, Author, Advocate)
  • Bob Bergen (Voice actor: Porky Pig, Tweety Bird, and more)
  • Len Berman (Television sportscaster/journalist)
  • Blanca Blanco (Actress/Model/Author)
  • Joe Bologna (Actor)
  • Danny Bonaduce (Actor/Radio host, “Partridge Family”)
  • Joe Bonsall (Singer, “Oak Ridge Boys”)
  • Eddie Bracken (Actor, “Home Alone 2”, etc.)
  • Dwier Brown (Actor/author, “Field of Dreams”)
  • Julie Budd (Singer/Actress)
  • Joyce Bulifant (Actress, “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”)
  • Jim J. Bullock (Actor, “Spaceballs”, “Too Close For Comfort”)
  • James Burrows (Legendary TV sitcom director, “Will and Grace,” “Cheers,” etc.)
  • Jerry Butler (Singer)
  • Red Buttons (Academy Award Winning Actor/Comedian)
  • George Carlin (Comedian/Satirist)
  • Kelly Carlin (Author, Performer, Daughter of George Carlin)
  • Mel Carter (Singer/Actor, “Hold Me, Thrill Me…”)
  • Oleg Cassini (Fashion Designer)
  • George Chakiris (Academy Award-winning actor/dancer, “West Side Story”)
  • Lee Child (Author, Jack Reacher series)
  • Gary Coleman (Actor, “Diff’rent Strokes”)
  • Judy Collins (Singer)
  • Robin Cook (Author)
  • Rev. Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook (“Ambassador Sujay”, Presidential Advisor)
  • Patricia Cornwell (Author)
  • Bianca & Chiara D’Ambrosio (Twin actresses, singers, YouTube stars)
  • Charlie Daniels (Singer)
  • John Davidson (Singer)
  • Len Dawson (NFL Hall of Fame, Quarterback- Kansas City Chiefs)
  • Dom DeLuise (Actor/Comedian/Author)
  • Nelson DeMille (Author)
  • Alan Dershowitz (Attorney/Author)
  • Senator Bob Dole (Politician)
  • Melinda Doolittle (Singer/American Idol finalist)
  • Tony Dow (Actor, “Leave It To Beaver”)
  • Ian Eagle (TV/Radio Sports Announcer)
  • Jill Eikenberry (Actress, “L.A. Law”)
  • Albert Ellis, Ph.D. (A founder of modern psychology)
  • Julius Erving (NBA Hall of Fame, Basketball’s “Dr. J”)
  • Paul Evans (Singer/Songwriter)
  • Shelley Fabares (Actress, “Donna Reed Show” “Coach”)
  • Linda Fairstein (Author)
  • Edie Falco (Actress, “Sopranos”, “Nurse Jackie”)
  • Jamie Farr (Actor, “Klinger” on “M*A*S*H*”)
  • Mike Farrell (Actor, “M*A*S*H”)
  • Tovah Feldshuh (Actress, Broadway and Television Star)
  • Bob Feller (Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame Pitcher)
  • George Foreman (Boxer/Entrepreneur)
  • Connie Francis (Singer)
  • Joe Franklin (Radio/TV Personality)
  • Max Gail (Actor, “Barney Miller”)
  • Christian Ganiere (Actor, “Stranger Things”)
  • Rebekah & James Ganiere (Writer/Producer, “Rekindling Christmas”)
  • Teresa Ganzel (Actress, “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson”)
  • Jennie Garth (Actress, “Beverly Hills 90210”)
  • Tess Gerritsen (Author)
  • Burton Gilliam (Actor, “Paper Moon”, “Blazing Saddles”)
  • Paul Michael Glaser (Actor, “Starsky & Hutch”)
  • Joanna Gleason (Actress/Singer, “Into The Woods”, “Mr. Holland’s Opus”)
  • Ilene Graff (Actress/Singer, “Mr. Belvedere”)
  • Shecky Greene (Comedian)
  • Stella Grubb (Actress, “Rekindling Christmas”)
  • Monty Hall (Game show host, “Let’s Make a Deal”)
  • Sheldon Harnick (Composer- “Fiddler On The Roof”, etc.)
  • Kitty Carlisle Hart (Philanthropist)
  • Petri Hawkins-Byrd (Baliff- “Judge Judy” TV Show)
  • Robert Hays (Actor, “Airplane!”)
  • Skitch Henderson (Band Leader)
  • Natasha Pearl Hansen (Comedienne, Podcast Host)
  • Keith Hernandez (New York Mets all-star first baseman, Broadcaster, Author)
  • Celeste Holm (Academy Award-Winning Actress)
  • Alan Howarth (Academy Award-Winning Composer)
  • Tommy James (Singer, Tommy James & Shondells, “Hanky Panky”)
  • Geri Jewell (Actress/Comedienne, “The Facts of Life”)
  • Tommy John (NY Yankees/LA Dodgers pitcher)
  • Lainie Kazan (Actress/Singer, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”)
  • Roslyn Kind (Singer)
  • Larry King (Award-winning TV/radio host)
  • Mabel King (Actress, “The Wiz”, “What’s Happening!!”)
  • Eartha Kitt (Actress/Singer)
  • Joe Klecko (New York Jets football player)
  • Werner Klemperer (Actor, “Hogan’s Heroes”)
  • Jack Klugman (Actor, “Odd Couple”, “Quincy”)
  • Ed Koch (Mayor of New York City)
  • Ed Kranepool (New York Mets baseball player)
  • The Amazing Kreskin (Illusionist)
  • Rob Lake (World-famous illusionist)
  • Jack LaLanne (Fitness expert/Motivational speaker)
  • Audrey Landers (Actress/Singer- “Dallas”, “A Chorus Line”)
  • Julius LaRosa (Singer)
  • Don Larsen (New York Yankees “World Series Perfect Game” pitcher)
  • Michael Learned (Actress, “The Waltons”)
  • Brenda Lee (Singer, “I’m Sorry”, “ All Alone Am I”)
  • Ruta Lee (Actress/Dancer)
  • Janet Leigh (Actress, “Psycho”)
  • Al Lewis (Actor, “Munsters” and “Car 54, Where Are You?”)
  • Kate Linder (Actress, “The Young and the Restless”)
  • Rick Little (Impressionist/voice actor)
  • Barry Livingston (Actor, “My Three Sons”)
  • Scott MacIntyre (Singer/American Idol finalist)
  • Melissa Manchester (Singer)
  • Kellie Martin (Actress, “ER”, “Life Goes On”)
  • Jackie Martling (Comedian, “The Howard Stern Show”)
  • Anthony Mason (Basketball player, NY Knicks)
  • Jerry Mathers (Actor, “Leave It To Beaver”)
  • Jeff Maxwell (Actor, “Igor the cook” on “M*A*S*H*)
  • Rue McClanahan (Actress, “Golden Girls”, etc.)
  • Maureen McGovern (Singer)
  • Donna McKechnie (Actress/Dancer, “Chorus Line”)
  • LaMonte McLemore (Singer, “The Fifth Dimension”)
  • Anne Meara (Actress/Comedienne)
  • Donald Meichenbaum, PhD (Top American Psychologist)
  • Dina Merrill (Actress)
  • Jim Meskimen (Actor, Comedian, Impressionist)
  • Mitch Miller (Band Leader)
  • Donna Mills (Actress, “Knots Landing”)
  • Esai Morales (Actor, “La Bamba”)
  • Bruce Morrow (“Cousin Brucie” radio personality)
  • Don Most (Actor/Singer, “Happy Days”)
  • James Naughton (Actor)
  • Barry Nelson (Actor)
  • Gary Owens (Voice actor, “Laugh In”)
  • Patty Page (Singer)
  • Michael Palmer (Author)
  • Robert B. Parker (Author, “Spencer,” etc.)
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Actress, “21 Jump Street”, Author, Advocate)
  • Austin Pendleton (Actor, “My Cousin Vinny”)
  • Paul Petersen (Actor/activist, “Donna Reed Show”)
  • Phlash Phelps (Sirius XM radio personality, “60s on 6”)
  • Mackenzie Phillips (Actress/Singer, “One Day at a Time”)
  • Lloyd Price (Singer, “Personality”, “Lawdy Miss Clawdy”)
  • Gary Puckett (Singer, Gary Puckett & the Union Gap, “Young Girl”)
  • Artimus Pyle (Drummer, Lynyrd Skynyrd)
  • Sherri Be Quinones (Actress, “Truth Be Told”)
  • Tony Randall (Stage/Screen/TV Actor, “Odd Couple”)
  • Debbie Reynolds (Actress/Singer/Dancer)
  • Bobby Richardson (New York Yankees baseball player)
  • Cliff Richey (World champion tennis player)
  • Rodney Allen Rippy (Actor, entrepreneur)
  • Chita Rivera (Actress/Singer/Dancer, “West Side Story”, “Chicago”)
  • Doris Roberts (Actress, “Everyone Loves Raymond”, “Remington Steele”)
  • Cliff Robertson (Academy Award Winning Actor)
  • Marion Ross (Actress, “Happy Days”)
  • Bobby Rydell (Singer, “Volare”, “Wild One”)
  • Soupy Sales (Comedian, “Soupy Sales Show”)
  • Steve Sax (Los Angeles Dodgers baseball player)
  • Glenn Scarpelli (Actor, “One Day At A Time”)
  • William Schallert (Actor, “The Patty Duke Show”)
  • Brittany Schmitt (Comedienne/Actress)
  • Marian Seldes (Broadway Actress)
  • Carole Shelley (Actress, “The Odd Couple”, “Wicked”)
  • Wil Shriner (Actor/Comedian/Game Show Host)
  • Bernie Siegel, MD. (Author, “Love, Medicine & Miracles”)
  • Marilyn Sokol (Comedienne/Actress)
  • Kevin Spirtas (Actor/Producer, “Days of Our Lives”)
  • Dodie Stevens (Singer, “Pink Shoe Laces”)
  • Shadoe Stevens (Radio host, television personality)
  • Larry Storch (Actor, “F Troop”)
  • Elaine Stritch (Stage/Screen/TV Actress, ‘Company”)
  • Jodie Sweetin (Actress, “Full House”, “Fuller House”)
  • Loretta Swit (Actress, “M*A*S*H”)
  • Ron Swoboda (New York Mets baseball player)
  • Renee Taylor (Actress/Comedienne, “The Nanny”)
  • Judy Tenuta (Comedienne)
  • Joe Theismann (NFL Washington Football Player)
  • Stephen Tobolowsky (Actor, “Groundhog Day”)
  • Michael Tucker (Actor, “LA Law”, Author)
  • Ivana Trump (Media personality, author, Donald Trump’s 1st wife)
  • Jerry Vale (Singer)
  • Joan Van Ark (Actress, “Knots Landing”)
  • Bruce Vilanch (Emmy Award-winning comedy writer)
  • Herve Villechaize (Actor, “Fantasy Island”)
  • Lyle Waggoner (Actor, “The Carol Burnett Show”, “Wonder Woman”)
  • Dee Wallace (Actress, “E.T.”)
  • Eli Wallach (Stage/Screen/TV Academy Award-winning actor)
  • Dawn Wells (Actress, “Gilligan’s Island”)
  • Margaret Whiting (Singer)
  • Andy Williams (Singer, “Moon River”)
  • Anson Williams (Actor, “Happy Days”)
  • Stuart Woods (Author, Stone Barrington Series)
  • Jo Anne Worley (Actress/Comedienne, “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In”)
  • George Wyner (Actor, “Space Balls”, “Fletch”)
  • Alan Young (Actor, “Mr. Ed”)
  • Henny Youngman (Comedian)
  • and many more…


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