At last, a welcome piece of news from the Chicago Cultural Center: a partnership between the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Chicago Public Media will turn the main floor space formerly occupied by the Cultural Center’s gift shop into a permanent hub for StoryCorps, the oral history producer that’s capturing the lives of all of us, two by two, in an audio ark preserved at the Library of Congress.

Starting this spring (date TBA), the public will be able to reserve times for recording sessions in which one person of a pair interviews the other.

You can come with your mother, your child, your mentor, your neighbor, your lover, your coworker, your long-lost classmate, or even your nemesis—any meaningful pairing. StoryCorps has been doing this since 2003; you can sample the results here.