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.

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January 13, 2022 30 min

My returning guest is perhaps best known for playing the public defender in the movie “My Cousin Vinny”. We discuss his role in the movie, other movies he’s done, his interest in performing on the stage, and much more.

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My guest is Shadoe Stevens, formerly the announcer on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, a popular American Radio Host, voice-over actor, and television personality. We discuss how his career was a life-long dream, how he enjoys having such a recognized voice, difficulties in his career, and where his name came from, among other topics.

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My guest was the presidential advisor for two presidents, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. She is Rev. Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook, affectionately known as Ambassador Sujay. We discuss her career, the importance of inspiration in difficult times, how she has coped with a variety of things in her life, and much more.

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This enjoyable show, originally recorded and aired in 1995, and digitally remastered to be available on this podcast, stars the late actor Eddie Bracken, known for playing Mr. Duncan in Home Alone 2, and National Lampoon's Vacation, among many others. We discuss the changes in show business from his earlier performances, his enjoyment of his later roles, and the role of family in his life.

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My guests are the talented D’Ambrosio twins, Bianca and Chiara. We talk about their show business careers, how they find being child stars and cope with their careers, as well how they give back, and much more.

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My guests today are Judge Judy’s bailiff Petri Hawkins-Byrd and his wife Makita Bond Byrd, discussing the end of the Judge Judy show, their health conditions, their new YouTube show, Bonding with Byrd, and more.

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My guest is one of the most popular crime writers of all time. We discuss her new book, “Autopsy”, the latest in the Kay Scarpetta series, her career, and much more.

 

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In this new solo podcast, Dr. Phillips discusses why there are always things to be thankful for, no matter how stressful your life may be!

 

 

 

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My guest started his show business career at the ripe old age of 3 ½. We discuss his child star activities, how his family kept his head on straight, how he’s dealt with the ups and downs in his life, and much more.

 

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My guest wrote comedy for Bob Hope, and others, for years. We discuss her career in comedy, her new book about Bob Hope, and much more.

 

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My guests were instrumental in bringing the new award-winning film “Hamlet/Horatio” to the screen. We discuss the trials and tribulations of doing so, how they made Shakespeare enjoyable for new audiences, how this whole process impacted them, and more.

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My guest has a career in public service, from the Phoenix Fire Department to President and Chairman of the National Academy of Television Arts and Science Foundation. We discuss how his activities have been life-changing and rewarding, and more.

 

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My guest appeared as Prince Valium in the movie Spaceballs, and as Monroe in the TV show “Too Close For Comfort”. We discuss his career, his personal physical and emotional health crises, and much more.

 

 

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My guest is a stand-up comedienne, podcast host, and entrepreneur. We discuss her career, how she’s used difficult life events to create comedy, how she uses humor as a coping strategy, and much more.

 

 

 

 

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My returning guest is actress Loretta Swit, “Hot Lips” on television’s classic M*A*S*H. We discuss how she has dealt with the pandemic, her love for animals and for her fans, her thoughts about coping with life’s circumstances, and more.

 

 

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My returning guest is Dr. Donald Meichenbaum, one of the founders of cognitive-behavior therapy. In presentation format, Dr. Meichenbaum discusses intimate partner violence, including suggestions for how to recognize the warning signals.

 

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My guest is 10-year-old actress Stella Grubb, currently appearing in the movie “Rekindling Christmas”. We discuss her thoughts about being an actress, her excitement at working with big stars, and much more.

 

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My guest is religious leader and author Michael Shevack, whose new book is called Soul Lessons from the Wizard of Oz: How to Follow Your Yellow Brick Road. We discuss his humanitarian and spiritual goals, and how his books can give you greater insight into the human condition.

 

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My guests are Rebekah (writer) and James Ganiere (producer) who collaborated on the Emmy-Award-nominated movie, “Rekindling Christmas.” We discussed their respective careers, how they deal with their collaborations, the inspirational messages contained in their movie, and much more.

 

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My guest is an AIDS activist who is portrayed in the new biopic, “The Eyes of Tammy Faye.” We discuss how he coped with his health crisis, how his appearance on Tammy Faye Bakker’s show was life-changing… for many, and much more.

 

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