Coping Conversations

Coping Conversations

“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. In 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.

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September 22, 2022 23 min

My guest is a popular actress and author, whose new book, “Charlie Makes a Splash” was co-authored with her son who has autism. We discuss her career, her advocacy for autism, how her family has coped, and much more.

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My guest is an author, performer, motivational speaker, and advocate. We discuss her career, her life as George Carlin’s daughter, how she coped with the death of her parents, and much more.

 

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My guest is a young comedienne who is growing in popularity. We discuss her career, the difficulties she’s encountered as a comedienne, her thoughts about the current state of standup comedy, and much more.

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My guest is an impressionist who made quite an impression when he first appeared on the show, hence his return. We discussed more about his career, his desire to inspire and motivate, his desire to help other performers, and much more.

 

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My guest, a 13-year-old actor, is already making a name for himself, currently appearing in "Stranger Things" on Netflix. We discuss his developing career, his passion for acting, how he’s been treated in school as an actor, the difficulties he’s encountered, and much more.

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My returning guest discusses details about composing music and creating sounds for some of his biggest movies, how he copes with being in the industry, and much more.

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My guest in this archived episode is perhaps best known for playing "Colonel Klink" on the classic TV show “Hogan’s Heroes. (Please forgive the sound quality of the episode.) We discuss his career, his love for theater, the problems with being typecast, and much more.

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On this archived show, originally taped in 1994, Keith Hernandez and I discuss his best-selling book “Pure Baseball”, his career, thoughts about baseball, and much more.

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My guest is a former kicker for the San Diego Chargers, and the national spokesperson for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America. We discuss his career, how he successfully has dealt with his medical problems, and much more.

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My guest in this archived episode is the first wife of former President Donald Trump. (Please forgive the poor sound quality of the episode.) We discuss her divorce, how she pulled herself together, the lessons she learned that can help people going through this, and much more.

 

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My returning guest is a world-renowned psychologist and a co-founder of Cognitive Behavior Therapy. We discuss a recent tragic experience in his life, and the lessons learned that can help everyone.

 

 

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My guest is a legendary television sitcom director. We discuss his career, his family roots, how he copes with the specifics of his job, and much more.

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My returning guest is health advocate and author, Steven Taibbi. We refer to his book, “Grateful Guilt” and discuss the consequences of writing this book, how he’s been coping with his medical condition, and much more.

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My returning guest is health advocate and author, Steven Taibbi. We discuss his book, “Grateful Guilt” as well as the consequences of writing this book, how he’s been coping with his medical condition, and much more.

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My guest is an award-winning composer and sound designer, perhaps best known for the Star Trek movies, and for his work with John Carpenter. We discuss what sound designing and composing involves, how he deals with the musical version of “writer’s block”, and much more.

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My guest was a recurring character on the classic TV show M*A*S*H*. We discuss his role, his camaraderie with the cast, why he thinks the show was so popular, and much more.

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My guest is the president of the New York State Psychological Association. We discuss her practice, the difficulties that people are encountering that can be helped by psychology, the role of the New York State Psychological Association, and much more.

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This is the second part of a two-part interview with actress/singer Mackenzie Phillips. We talk about her book, High on Arrival, the shocking revelations that got everyone’s attention, how she has coped and is now helping others, and much more.

 

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My guest is an actress, singer, and author, who, despite her popularity, has had many difficulties in her life, starting as a young child. We discuss what she's gone through, how she finally pulled herself together, how she has used what she experienced to help others, and much more.

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My guest is the President and Founder of Doors of Change, a non-profit organization that primarily aims to help homeless youth. We discuss the extent of the problem, what Doors of Change does, the role of music and art in developing trust, and much more.

 

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