This clip is from an episode the Invisibilia podcast, which looks at everyday things in new and interesting ways. This episode focusses on emotions. The speaker is discussing how she deals with her daughter’s tantrums.
…I would get down with her…
One of the many uses of the modal verb would is to talk about past habits or repeated actions. Often (but not always), this adds some emotion or a feeling of nostalgia to what we are saying, e.g. When I was young I would play in the garden until the sun went down.
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