If you were listening to CBC Radio One yesterday you were lucky to catch the episode of Tapestry where Mary Hynes explored the feeling of awe. Of the word "AWESOME", they (rightfully!) claim that it's near the top of the list of done-t-death words, and they investigate the role of awe in human life.
They interview a professor conducting awe research and experiments, and they break down what this feeling does to us and for us individually and as a community. The episode is, well... amazing! ;) Listen to the podcast of it HERE.