Barbara Butcher on the Victoria Moran Podcast

Life Lessons from a Death Investigator, Barbara Butcher

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Barbara Butcher, featured investigator in the Dick Wolf Netflix series Homicide New York, spent 23 years in the New York City Chief Medical Examiner’s Office, investigating more than 5500 deaths and working disasters including the 2004 tsunami and 9/11. In this fascinating interview, she shares What the Dead Know: Learning About Life as a New York City Death Investigator (her new book), how she landed the job newly sober, and how non-traditional but deeply held spiritual principles carried her through. Her website is, or follow her on Facebook and Instagram. Big announcement from Victoria: This is last “Meetings With Remarkable Women” podcast. By popular demand, she’ll return to the Main Street Vegan Podcast on September when her guest will be Colleen Patrick Goudreau.


Pretend that you live in a society in which women are valued more as time goes by, and create a mini-culture around you of people who actually do that.

—from Younger by the Day

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