Coping Conversations

Coping Conversations

"Coping Conversations” is hosted by internationally renowned psychologist, Dr. Bob Phillips, and 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.... Show More

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In honor of the recent passing of Doris Roberts, we are re-airing a "Coping Conversations" show taped with Doris in 1995.

This show, originally aired on "KJOY" (WKJY-98.3FM on Long Island, NY), includes Doris talking about her roles in "Remington Steele” and as Marie in “Everybody Loves Raymond” (which aired long after this show was taped); she discusses her career as an actress, and how she coped with the death...

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My guest was a star of two television series- he was the announcer and a regular on the Carol Burnett Show, and played Steve Trevor on Wonder Woman. In addition, he developed his own business, called Star Waggons.

We discuss his show business career, his business, his long marriage, and how he's dealt with each of these... and more.

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With the coronavirus on everyone’s mind, in this new solo podcast, Dr. Phillips addresses these concerns by discussing some things you can do to better cope with COVID-19 (the coronavirus). 

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Before there was Nurse Jackie, and at the very beginning of “The Sopranos”, Edie Falco was my guest in this archived show from 1999.

We talk about her career in acting, the role she played in “The Sopranos”, how she balanced appearing in a number of different productions at the same time, and the importance of having a positive attitude.

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Do you remember the television show "Starsky & Hutch"? My guest is Starsky himself, actor, director, producer, writer Paul Michael Glaser.

In this longer-than-usual episode, we discuss his career, how he bounced back from tragedy in his life, and his belief that fear plays an important role in each person's life.

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In this show, originally aired in 2002, Danny Bonaduce reflects on his current life and discusses his new book, “Random Acts of Badness”.

He looks back on his previous years of acting and of “counterproductive behavior” as a stepping stone to the more rational person he has become.

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My guest is singer/songwriter/actress Melissa Manchester.

We discuss her multidimensional career, how much she enjoys what she does, and how she's dealt with any difficulties she's encountered in her career and her life.

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In this show, originally aired in October of 2003, Gary Puckett, lead singer of the ’60’s group, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, discusses his songwriting and the ups and downs of an interesting life and musical career.

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My guest, a Long Island, NY, native, is an American radio personality, a co-host on the MTV program, Yo! MTV Raps with Ed Lover.

We discuss his musical roots, how he knows the "other" Dr. Dre, and how he's dealing with his diabetes and its complications.

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February 6, 2020 22 min

My guest is popular actress Joan Van Ark, perhaps best known for playing Valene Ewing on the hit TV show Knots Landing.

We discuss her career, her thoughts about the recent Kobe Bryant tragedy, her warm feelings about Bette Davis, and her charity work.

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This show's guest is popular actress Jennie Garth who, among other roles, starred in Beverly Hills 90210 and What I Like About You, and appeared on Dancing With The Stars.

We discuss how she has coped with her heart disease, her father’s death, and her daughter’s juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Her positive attitude is key, and something to be admired. We discuss all of this, as well as the work she is doing with the American He...

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My guest on this episode is actor Tony Dow, perhaps best known as Wally Cleaver on the classic television series "Leave It To Beaver."

We discuss his career, how he's coped with being a child star, and how he's branched out in other creative directions besides acting.

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My guest is perhaps best known for playing the stuttering public defender in the hit movie, "My Cousin Vinnie." But he's much more than that.

We discuss his career in movies and in theater, and how he conquered his stuttering problem, even when asked to play that role in a movie.

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January 9, 2020 14 min

Still known as the only player in baseball history to pitch a perfect game in the World Series, New York Yankee pitcher Don Larsen appeared on "Coping Conversations" in 1996 (to celebrate the 40th anniversary of that unbelievable achievement).

Now, twenty-four years later, in honor of the 64th anniversary of Don's historic event, this show has been digitally-remastered and it is the first time it's been available on...

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My guest is the popular morning man on SiriusXM Satellite Radio’s 60s on 6 station, Phlash Phelps.

We discuss his career in radio, the difficulties he’s had to deal with in his career, and how he has famously incorporated his love for geography and travel into his work.

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My guest is best known for playing “The Beaver” on the classic television show, “Leave It To Beaver.”

We discuss his being an actor for his entire life, as well as he has coped with type 2 diabetes.

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My guest was married to legendary actor, singer Theodore Bikel, perhaps best known as Tevye on stage in Fiddler on the Roof.

Before his death, he wrote a children's book called, The City of Light, which, after his death, his wife Aimee expanded and just published.

We discuss the book, its role in helping people deal with insensitivities, and other important messages.

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December 12, 2019 16 min

My guest played Ralph Malph on the hit TV show "Happy Days." But he is known for more than that.

An accomplished singer and actor, we discuss his career, how he's coped with being typecast, and how he’s coped with his wife’s Parkinson’s Disease. 

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My guest is popular actress Donna Mills, perhaps best known for playing Abby Cunningham on the hit TV show Knots Landing. She is currently appearing in the new movie, “Carol of the Bells.”

We discuss her career, how she coped with playing the villainous Abby, her warm feelings about Carol of the Bells, and her new hobby of being co-owner of an award-winning vineyard.

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November 28, 2019 22 min

My guest is veteran actress Lee Purcell, perhaps best known for the movie “Valley Girl” but a star in numerous movies, television shows, and stage productions.

She is currently starring in the new movie, “Carol of the Bells.”

We discuss the unique nature of this movie and her thoughts about her long career.

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