Okay, with some effort I patched together a solution which I'll share here for everyone who ever wanted to put a category into a page. My coding's pretty messy, and I won't claim to know PHP, but it worked for me. :)
Plugin used: [url=http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/list-category-posts/]List Category Posts[/url] (modified)
Example: [url=http://www.drowtales.com/wordpress/?page_id=301]Podcasts page[/url] (using Pagelines Pro)
From here on I'll refer to List Category Posts as LCP since it's kind of a handful to type all the time.
LCP has 4 php files that direct the plugin:
I only modified two files, list_cat_posts.php and default.php. default.php is an example of LCP's template system, see the plugin site for more information about this.
LCP had a couple of bugs that I had to sort through before I could make it work the way I wanted it to, and most of those fixes I found while browsing the support forum on wordpress. Feel free to improve upon the changes I've made. :)
the modified list_cat_posts.php file:
Just a reminder, I'm not a programmer, so I won't be able to give any support in regards to things that don't work. If it does work for you, please let me know! :)