“Coping Conversations” Podcast

Hosted by: Dr. Bob Phillips

Coping Conversations” is a popular 15-minute podcast, hosted by internationally renowned psychologist, Dr. Bob Phillips. Prior to its debut as a podcast, it formerly aired regularly, since 1991, on New York radio stations and as a nationally available audio-streamed radio program.

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 experiences 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:

… and most other popular podcast apps!

Latest “Coping Conversations” podcast episode:

  • April 29, 2021- Conrad Bain (Actor, “Diff’rent Strokes”, “Maude”)

Previous five “Coping Conversations” podcast episodes:

  • April 22, 2021- Ruta Lee (Actress/Dancer/Author)
  • April 15, 2021- Lloyd Price (Singer, “Personality”, “Lawdy Miss Clawdy”)
  • April 8, 2021- Solo podcast with host Dr. Bob Phillips- Resilience and “Coping Mode”
  • April 1, 2021- Mel Allen (Legendary “Voice of the NY Yankees” sportscaster)
  • March 25, 2021- George Chakiris (Academy Award-winning actor/dancer, “West Side Story”)

Celebrities Interviewed By Dr. Phillips Include:

  • Mel Allen (“Voice of the New York Yankees” sportscaster)
  • 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)
  • Len Berman (Television sportscaster/journalist)
  • 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”)
  • Jerry Butler (Singer)
  • Red Buttons (Academy Award Winning Actor/Comedian)
  • George Carlin (Comedian/Satirist)
  • Oleg Cassini (Fashion Designer)
  • George Chakiris (Academy Award-winning actor/dancer, “West Side Story”)
  • Gary Coleman (Actor, “Diff’rent Strokes”)
  • Judy Collins (Singer)
  • Robin Cook (Author)
  • Patricia Cornwell (Author)
  • Charlie Daniels (Singer)
  • John Davidson (Singer)
  • 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, “LA 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”)
  • 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”)
  • 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”)
  • Shecky Greene (Comedian)
  • Monty Hall (Game show host, “Let’s Make a Deal”)
  • Sheldon Harnick (Composer- “Fiddler On The Roof”, etc.)
  • Kitty Carlisle Hart (Philanthropist)
  • Skitch Henderson (Band Leader)
  • Keith Hernandez (New York Mets Hall of Fame baseball player)
  • Celeste Holm (Academy Award Winning Actress)
  • Tommy James (Singer, Tommy James & Shondells, “Hanky Panky”)
  • Geri Jewell (Actress/Comedienne, “The Facts of Life”)
  • Tommy John (NY Yankees/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)
  • Jack LaLanne (Fitness expert/Motivational speaker)
  • 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?”)
  • Rick Little (Impressionist/voice actor)
  • Scott MacIntyre (Singer/American Idol finalist)
  • Melissa Manchester (Singer)
  • Kellie Martin (Actress, “ER”, “Life Goes On”)
  • Jackie Martling (Comedian, “The Howard Stern Show”)
  • Jerry Mathers (Actor, “Leave It To Beaver”)
  • Anthony Mason (Basketball player, NY Knicks)
  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • Austin Pendleton (Actor, “My Cousin Vinny”)
  • Paul Petersen (Actor/activist, “Donna Reed Show”)
  • Phlash Phelps (Sirius XM radio personality, “60s on 6”)
  • Lloyd Price (Singer, “Personality”, “Lawdy Miss Clawdy”)
  • Gary Puckett (Singer, Gary Puckett & the Union Gap, “Young Girl”)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • William Schallert (Actor, “The Patty Duke Show”)
  • Marian Seldes (Broadway Actress)
  • Carole Shelley (Actress, “The Odd Couple”, “Wicked”)
  • Bernie Siegel, MD. (Author, “Love, Medicine & Miracles”)
  • Marilyn Sokol (Comedienne/Actress)
  • 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/author, “LA Law”)
  • Ivana Trump (Donald Trump’s “ex”)
  • Jerry Vale (Singer)
  • Joan Van Ark (Actress, “Knots Landing”)
  • 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”)
  • George Wyner (Actor, “Space Balls”, “Fletch”)
  • Alan Young (Actor, “Mr. Ed”)
  • Henny Youngman (Comedian)


How Can We Help?

Many people from all over the world have benefited from the successful, strategy-packed mental health services offered by The Coping Counselors at the Center for Coping. You can, too!

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